Mr. Walker is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Rouge River Capital. Mr. Walker’s primary focus is on providing hands-on executive stewardship to portfolio businesses, notably as President of Seaport Intermodal and Harlyn Transport. Mr. Walker has extensive board and C-Level operating experience, and specializes in growing, restructuring and exiting businesses, with an emphasis on strategic M&A.
Prior to Rouge River Capital, Mr. Walker was Founder and Managing Director of Blackmore Partners, a financial advisory firm based in Chicago and Toronto where he led successful transactions in manufacturing, and fulfillment services. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Walker has served as Chairman, President and CEO of public and private technology and manufacturing businesses. These include electronics manufacturer SMTC (NASD: SMTX), where he initiated several acquisitions and drove record results. He was President and CEO of Ecosystem, Kili Technologies and Cube Route where he spearheaded the growth, financing and exits for each business. He has served as CFO and COO for several other businesses, leading successful turnarounds and exits. Mr. Walker began his career in investment banking and management consulting in New York and Chicago.
Mr. Walker received his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and his engineering degree from Queen’s University.