Christopher S. Rossi

Director of Private Equity and Real Estate


Christopher S. Rossi is Director of Private Equity and Real Estate. Chris is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring Parkwood’s private equity, venture capital and real estate investments. Chris joined Parkwood in 2008 as an Investment Analyst.

Prior to joining Parkwood, Chris was a Vice President at Kirtland Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity fund that invests in middle market manufacturing, service and distribution businesses.  Prior to Kirtland, Chris was an Associate at Resilience Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on distressed investments.   This broad range of experience helped him develop a strong foundation for analyzing private investment opportunities. 

Chris earned a BS in Finance from Syracuse University (Magna Cum Laude) in 1997 and an MBA from Yale University in 2002.  He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. 

Chris and his wife, Beth, reside in Concord, Ohio with their two children.

Parkwood Board of Directors

Scott S. Cowen
Chairman; President Emeritus Tulane University
Adam B. Langsam
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas A. Mandel
Founder, President and General Manager, Rubber City Radio Group
Ellen J. Ellison
Chief Investment Officer, HICO Ventures Ltd
David Heller
Principal, The NRP Group
Kenneth G. Hochman
Managing Member, KGH Consulting
Stephen H. Hoffman
Chairman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; President Emeritus, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Stuart D. Neidus
Retired CEO, Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation
Peter E. Raskind
Former Chairman and CEO, National City Corporation
Jehuda Reinharz
President and CEO, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; former President, Brandeis University
Michael A. Ritter
Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jerry Sue Thornton
President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College
Stephen J. Weinberg
President and CEO, Weinberg Wealth Management