Christopher O’Donnell

Co-Managing Director  |  Director of Finance

Chris has extensive experience in corporate finance and venture capital investing. His corporate finance experience extends across all forms of financing (venture, leveraged, mezzanine, IPOs), transactions (M&A, restructuring), and involves multiple industry groups. He has worked in corporate finance at Fleet Bank Corporate Banking, primarily on capital raising assignments for middle-market private and public companies.  Thereafter, Chris joined EAM where he identified investment opportunities for a $550 million portfolio and monitored existing portfolio companies.  He has also worked for Bear, Stearns Investment Banking.  He joined Trillium Group following graduation from the MBA program at the University of Rochester’s Simon School where he is both a General Partner and Fund Manager for its growth equity and buyout funds.  He has led investments in Northern Safety, E-chx, 5Linx Enterprises, AccuMed Technologies, Auction Direct and Ontario Specialty Contracting.  Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for each of the aforementioned companies including serving as Chairman of Auction Direct.   He has long-standing experience in multi-unit retail businesses including the ownership and operation of several retail chains.  Related to this, Chris is the President and Owner of O Realty Holdings which acquires and develops commercial real estate with a particular focus on retail end-users. Chris graduated from Ithaca College with honors in finance and has an MBA from University of Rochester’s Simon School of Management.