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MBA, Columbia Business School
Joined CBS in 2008
Gwyneth M. Ketterer most recently was Chief Operating Officer and co-founding Partner of Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), which formerly was Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (“BSMB”). IPC is a
New York based middle market private equity firm managing equity commitments in excess of $5
billion. Ms. Ketterer joined Bear Stearns as a Senior Managing Director in 1998 to develop its
merchant banking business. Her operating oversight encompassed finance, marketing, deal
sourcing, portfolio management, legal and tax, regulatory matters and compliance, investor
reporting and relations, IT, recruiting and compensation. In addition to all of IPC’s operations, her responsibilities included management of its private equity portfolios, strategy, capital raising initiatives and new business development. Ms. Ketterer served on the firm’s Investment Committee. She pioneered a portfolio-wide strategic services initiative and spearheaded the creation of Bear Growth Capital Partners and BSMB’s new Greater China joint venture. Ms.Ketterer also was a member of Bear Stearns’ President’s Advisory Council.
Prior to BSMB, Ms. Ketterer served as Senior Vice President of the Merchant Banking Division of Lehman Brothers Inc. and a member of Lehman Brothers’ Investment Screening Committee.
While at Lehman Brothers, she also spent several years in Mergers & Acquisitions, both in New
York and London, specializing in cross-border advisory and privatization transactions.
Ms. Ketterer is a Trustee of Chelsea Day School and a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn
Women. She also is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and created
its course in the fundamentals of private equity. Ms. Ketterer holds an MBA from Columbia
Business School, a BS Economics from the Wharton School and a BA from the College of Arts
and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Ketterer recently returned from a year long family sabbatical in Argentina. She resides in
New York City with her partner and two children.