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Chad M. Cornell

Managing Director
(612) 347-0170

Chad joined GHJ&M in July 2013 as a full partner and is closely involved in the investment activities of the firm, serving on the board of directors of portfolio companies and working with portfolio company management teams.

Chad currently serves as a director of GHJ&M portfolio companies Animart and Applied Adhesives.

Prior to joining GHJ&M, Chad spent ten years at Medtronic, Inc. in the Corporate Development Group. During his tenure at Medtronic, Chad supported the transaction activity of various Medtronic businesses and initiatives and led the Corporate Development Group for his last four years at Medtronic, where he had overall responsibility for all of Medtronic’s global acquisition, divestiture, venture investment and strategic transaction activity. Chad started his career as a corporate lawyer with Sidley Austin in Chicago concentrating on mergers & acquisitions and securities offerings. He graduated from Marquette University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Chad is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.