Mr. Stone is a Managing Director with Cyprium Partners, a private equity fund with offices in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago. Since its founding in 1998, Cyprium has deployed in excess of $1.5 billion and has completed 75 non-controlling investments alongside founders, entrepreneurs and management teams. Cyprium is currently investing from Fund IV, a $460 million vehicle.
Nick has been with Cyprium and its predecessor Key Principal Partners since 2007, starting in the San Francisco office and then opening the Chicago office in 2011. Prior to joining KPP, Nick worked at Northlight Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts, where he served as a Vice President responsible for developing proprietary acquisition opportunities, executing transactions, and managing operational projects at the portfolio level. Prior to his direct investing experience, Nick was a Director at U.S. Capital, a boutique middle-market M&A advisory practice after beginning his career as a Financial Analyst at NASA - Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Mr. Stone received his M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in International Business from Wichita State University. Nick is currently on the Board of Directors for Route 66 Theatre Company in Chicago, the National Board of Governors for Sigma Phi Epsilon and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.