Our Management

Chip Dunn

Founder & CEO

With over 25 years in principal investing and M&A as well as family- and corporate-strategic advisory, Chip Dunn retired from (then) $12B+ BDT Capital Partners in mid-2017 and subsequently founded Monomyth Group as a platform to pioneer what he now calls monomyth capital. This is quite simply the capital that a company may need periodically over its entire business journey, therefore not distinctly defined as venture capital or private equity or any other conventional moniker today.

Immediately prior to his founding of Monomyth Group, he served as Managing Director/CEO of BDT & Company International, which he launched in London in 2015, having started that effort in 2011. He had been with BDT Capital Partners since mid-2009 when the merchant banking fund was founded in Chicago to focus on working alongside some of the largest family- and founder-led businesses in the world.

Prior to that he was in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in Chicago and also previously worked in the M&A groups at each of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns as well as FIG/M&A at each of McDonald & Company Securities and The Chicago Corporation. He is currently (i) Chairman and lead investor of Anovion, a leading advanced materials business in the Li-ion battery supply chain in North America, (ii) Chairman and lead investor of Creditspring, a UK-based, tech-enabled, inclusive consumer credit business pioneering a subscription finance model, (iii) Chairman and lead investor of OpenScholar, an open-source collaboration platform and marketplace for research organizations (iv) principal owner of STONE London and its recent spin-off of HAWQ Score, a UK-based, health & wellness platform with tech-enabled individual and corporate programs that is developing a proprietary scoring methodology; he also sits on the advisory board of the Yale Football Association.

Chip earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BA from Yale University. He is married with two teenaged daughters and currently based in both London, UK and Chicago, IL, USA.​

Our Advisory Board

Louisa Chen

CFO, The SpringHill Company

Henrik Ehrnrooth

President & CEO, KONE Oyj

Christoph Henkel

Retired Vice Chairman of Shareholders' Committee,
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Victor Jakubiuk

Co-Founder & CTO, OnSpecta

Bill Johnson

Former CEO, Welbilt

Brian Johnson

President & COO, Newly Weds Foods

Jordan Kass

President of Managed Services, C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Clay Kiefaber

Former CEO & Division President, Colfax

Dave Kowalski

Retired President of Global Manufacturing Operations, SPX Corp. and SPX FLOW

Megan Murphy

Former Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Doug Oberhelman

Retired Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar

General Peter Pace, USMC (ret.)

16th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gustavo Reichmann

Former CEO, Burger King UK and Former COO, Burger King Brazil

Mark Steinhafel

Retired COO, Steinhafels

Scott Thomsen

Retired CEO, Guardian Industries