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Tim R. Palmer

Founder and Senior Advisor

Prior to co-founding Charlesbank in 1998, Tim was a managing director of Harvard Private Capital Group, the firm’s predecessor. He joined Harvard Private Capital in 1990. Previously, Tim was with The Field Corporation, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Before that, he practiced law with Sidley & Austin, primarily in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Tim serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Institute and UVA Law School Foundation. A native of St. Louis, Tim lives with his wife in Boston, MA; they have three children.


Purdue University – BA
University of Virginia – JD
University of Chicago – MBA

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