Jack Tankersley

Jack Tankersley

Managing Director

Jack is a co-founder of Meritage Funds with more than 35 years of experience as a private equity investor, having raised and managed more than $1.0 billion of capital during his career.  Jack is responsible for a number of highly successful investments in companies such as Crown Castle and Brooks Fiber Properties. Prior to Meritage, he co-founded Centennial Funds in 1981 and served as its CEO and/or CIO until 1997. His career began in 1974 at the Continental Illinois Bank, where he joined the bank’s venture capital subsidiary in 1978.

Jack is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, California, and currently serves on the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship’s Executive Advisory Board.

Jack received an undergraduate degree with High Honors from Denison University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  He currently serves as a director of Meritage portfolio company Datavail.

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