Marc Walfish founded Merit Capital Partners, formerly known as William Blair Mezzanine Capital Partners, in 1991.  Merit is based in Chicago, Ill, and manages four institutionally sponsored limited partnerships, the most recent of which closed in 2004.  These partnerships have over $1 billion in committed capital and are engaged in investing mezzanine capital and equity alongside management teams and other investors in management buyouts, recapitalizations, leveraged acquisitions and internal expansions. 

Prior to founding Merit Capital Partners, Mr. Walfish worked for 13 years at The Prudential Insurance Company of America, most recently as Senior Vice President of Prudential Capital Corporation.  In this capacity, Mr. Walfish was based in Chicago and was responsible for the firm’s four Midwest offices and a portfolio of over $2 billion.

Mr. Walfish received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.