Sam McCartney

Associate, Private Funds Group

Sam is an Associate in Cresset Partners Private Funds Group. He focuses on private equity funds and co-investments across buyout, platform buy-and-build, and other control-oriented strategies. Prior to Cresset, Sam spent time at Marquette Associates and Adams Street Partners, where he evaluated private equity funds and supported the implementation of institutional private equity investment programs. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners on the TMT M&A advisory team.

Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and management from Purdue, where he played football and currently co-leads the Purdue Finance Workshop, a program designed to mentor and prepare students for careers in finance.

Sam resides in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. He enjoys exploring restaurants around town, playing golf, and cheering on his Boilermakers.

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