Charles DelGrande, Managing Director, Global Head-Technology, Media and Interactive Services, C.W. Downer
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Charles DelGrande, Managing Director at Global Head-Technology, Media and Interactive Services has more than 25 years of investment banking, eBusiness and media industry experience, including venturing, investment banking, operations, sales, marketing, corporate and business development. He has managed sell-side, buy-side and private placement engagements, completed special committee work for Boards of Directors, and has led or co-led strategic investments for growing companies.
Prior to joining C.W. Downer & Co., as global head of the firm’s newly-created Technology, Media and Interactive Services Group, Mr. DelGrande was a senior managing director at McGladrey Capital Markets, where he was the driving force behind the firm's Technology, Media, Entertainment and Gaming industry group. From 2003 through 2010, he was a managing director at San Francisco-based Presidio Merchant Partners, focused on technology banking. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President for Dimension Data North America, a $500 million revenue division of Dimension Data plc, a global technology product and services company. Chuck joined Dimension Data when it acquired Proxicom, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Strategy. Mr. DelGrande also spent more than 15 years at the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Company, and related media company joint ventures.
Mr. DelGrande serves on the Board of Directors of Ascentium Corporation and is an advisory board member of Better Homes & Garden Real Estate and America's Foundation for Chess. He is also a member of St. Edwards University’s President’s Council. In his spare time, Chuck is an avid boater, aviation enthusiast, student of WWII history and unabashed fan of his alma mater, Notre Dame. Mr. DelGrande graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Chuck has extensive expertise in understanding the needs of wealth creators and their businesses, bringing together the key capital markets disciplines of growth capital, corporate/strategic advisory and wealth management to entrepreneurs as well as C-Level executives, financial sponsors and Boards, operationalizing complex strategic plans, transforming organizations from "legacy" to "nextgen" via structured “reboots”, as well as coaching and mentoring CEO's and senior leadership teams.