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Cornellians in Private Equity

Christopher Daley

B.A. '83

Managing Director
Pilgrim Capital (Fairfield, CT)


Prior to founding Pilgrim Capital Partners in 2006, Mr. Daley was with Private Equity Capital Corporation in Westport, CT from 1999 to 2005, where he was one of two principal partners responsible for closing 14 direct private equity investments. At various times, Mr. Daley has served as a Director of 8 companies he has invested in. Mr. Daley joined PECC after five years with NationsCredit in Stamford, CT, a leading provider of one-stop debt capital for middle market leveraged buyout transactions. Prior to NationsCredit, Mr. Daley spent five years with Equitable Capital Management in New York in its corporate finance group focused on providing senior and subordinated debt in growth and change of ownership transactions. Prior to Equitable Capital, he spent five years with National Westminster Bank in New York in their middle market lending group.


Mr. Daley received his B.A. in economics from Cornell University in 1983 and his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania in 1989.