Chris A. Durbin
Managing Director, Vestar Resources
Chris is a Managing Director in the Vestar Resources group. He joined the firm officially in 2007, but his association with Vestar dates back to the mid-1990s, when he began designing and implementing growth strategies for several Vestar portfolio companies through his work at Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc.
Immediately prior to joining Vestar, Chris was Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development in Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management business, where he focused on wholesale and consumer payments, brokerage, retirement products and private banking.
Chris began his career as a forensic accountant at Peterson & Company in Chicago, where he worked on a variety of damage claim analyses in different types of commercial litigation matters.
He earned his BBA, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a Notre Dame Scholar and recipient of the Raymond P. Kent Award for excellence in Finance. He also holds an MBA, with distinction, from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Chris is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and now lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.