Partner, Head of North American Private Equity
Mark Woods is Partner and Head of North American Private Equity of Cathay Capital, based in New York.
Mark joined Cathay in November 2015, having previously worked at Chartwell Investments for seven years where he sourced, executed and monitored investments in North American lower- and middle-market companies. During his tenure at Chartwell, Mark focused on investing in family and entrepreneur-owned companies and corporate carve-outs, while also serving as a director of several portfolio companies.
Prior to Chartwell, Mark was an associate in JPMorgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York where he executed transactions across various sectors. Prior to JPMorgan, Mark worked for a sovereign wealth fund based in the United Arab Emirates.
Mark started his career with Procter & Gamble where he spent five years in various operational finance positions.
Mark graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Finance and Human Resources Management. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.