Craig Dupper joined Solis as a partner shortly after its founding in 2002, and manages Solis’ operations while sourcing, structuring and supporting Solis investments. With 20 years of broad ranging operational, investment and management experience, Mr. Dupper adds significant breadth to the Solis team.
Previously, Mr. Dupper was vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, where he provided merger and strategic advisory services and managed more than $8.5 billion in financings. Prior to that, he served as an associate with Bear Stearns, where he completed transactions valued at more than $1.6 billion. Mr. Dupper’s Wall Street experience began in the Investment Banking Department of The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, the then largest global commercial bank. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Dupper was an account executive at Porter/Novelli in Los Angeles, an Omnicom marketing services firm.
Mr. Dupper serves, chairs and has served as a director on the boards of several private companies, and has served as interim CEO of a private company where he led a strategic restructuring. Active in the business community, Mr. Dupper is a member and serves on the boards of the San Diego chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the Association for Corporate Growth, San Diego.
Mr. Dupper earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Yale University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with studies in pre-medical curriculum, from the University of California, Los Angeles.