Manfred joined HealthQuest in 2016 with over 20 years of private equity experience in managing investments, operations, finance and regulatory compliance. Manfred has broad knowledge in the legal, tax, and accounting issues relevant to private equity firms, as well as deal-structuring expertise and investment experience in the healthcare, financial, and business services and manufacturing, automotive, retail and energy industries.
Manfred spent 17 years with CAI Managers & Co., L.P., a mid-market private equity investment firm, where he became a Partner in 1998 and served on the boards of multiple portfolio companies. While at CAI in New York, Manfred held CFO responsibilities until 2001, during which he formalized and implemented the firm’s operational policies and investment processes. He also led all Advisory Committee meetings and discussions relating to valuation policy and potential conflicts of interests. In 2001, he founded CAI’s Toronto office, where he served as President of CAI’s Canadian subsidiary for seven years, while continuing to have management responsibilities for all aspects of finance, operations and investor relations.
Manfred began his career in investment banking with Merrill Lynch & Co.’s corporate finance group, where he worked on public and private issuances of equity, debt, and equity-linked securities. He also spent two years with New Street Capital Corporation, a New York-based merchant bank that invested in high-yield debt, distressed debt, and private equity and was a Senior Director at Visa Inc. for three years, where he structured and negotiated incentive agreements with Visa’s issuing financial institutions.
Manfred holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. He lives in San Mateo with his wife, and both enjoy cruising while on vacation.