Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Jeff Holway was part of the team that founded Water Street in 2005. Prior to Water Street, he achieved a distinguished investment record as a lender and investor at JPMorgan. During his 27-year career at JPMorgan and its predecessor banks, Jeff was promoted to leadership positions as a principal in leveraged finance, mezzanine lending and private equity. He joined the First National Bank of Chicago in 1978. Jeff was appointed head of First Chicago Mezzanine Capital in 1989, a partner of First Chicago Equity Capital in 1992 and managing partner of Bank One Venture Partners in 2000. He was one of the founding partners of One Equity Partners, the $5.5 billion private equity arm of JPMorgan, During his tenure as a principal in the mezzanine and direct private equity businesses, Jeff served on the boards of numerous portfolio companies. Beginning in 2001, Jeff oversaw more than $2 billion of commitments to approximately 100 private equity funds at One Equity Partners. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in geology from the Western State College of Colorado. He earned a master’s degree in geology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University.