Christopher J. McKenna

Christopher J. McKenna

Managing Director
Phone:T: 216.523.1962 C: 216.832.5449


Christopher McKenna is a Managing Director at Carleton McKenna & Company. Before joining Carleton McKenna, Chris partnered with a private equity firm to buy a Cleveland manufacturing business where he was President and CEO. Previously, Chris was the Director of Financial Analysis with the MacLean-Fogg Company in Chicago where he executed on financial transactions and acquisitions and also managed a business unit.

Chris was an Associate with the investment banking firm of Rodman & Renshaw in New York, where he was involved with private and public transactions to raise equity, subordinated and senior debt. He began his career in commercial banking in New York with Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Security Pacific Business Credit.

Chris has served on the boards of a number of private corporations and not-for-profits, including: The First Tee of Cleveland, the Leadership Council of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and The Center for Health Affairs.

Chris received his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Business School.  Chris enjoys golf, is an avid skier and has passed his skiing passion on to his four children.

Chris is a Principal and holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 79, and 63 licenses.