Joe Merrill joined Rockwood in 2006 and leads the Denver office. In addition to helping lead and define the strategic direction of Rockwood, he is actively involved in all functions of the firms investing functions including transaction sourcing, structuring and portfolio management. Prior to joining Rockwood, he was a member of Baird Capital Partners, a middle market leveraged buyout fund based in Chicago focused on investments in the manufactured products and business services sectors. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker with Robert W. Baird & Company, focusing on international and domestic middle market transactions in the industrial and business services sectors.
Joe received a B.S. in economics, with a concentration in finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was an Austin Scholar. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), currently serves on the Board of the UPenn ice hockey team and formerly served on the Medical Research Junior Board Foundation, which raises funds for research at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He serves (and has served) as a Director of multiple Rockwood portfolio companies.