Richard H. Copans

Rich Copans is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the MDP Basic Industries team. Prior to joining MDP, he was with Thomas H. Lee Partners and Morgan Stanley & Co. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of IPL Plastics and SIRVA, and formerly served on the Boards of Directors of BWAY Holding Company, Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc., Nordic Packaging and Container International, Inc., Schrader International, Specialty Building Products, and Yankee Candle Company, Inc.

Outside MDP, Rich serves as a Board Member at the Museum of Science and Industry, the Goodman Theatre, the Leadership Council of A Better Chicago, and the Duke University Financial Economics Steering Committee.

Richard H. Copans

  • Title: Managing Director
  • Sector: Basic Industries
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Education:

Duke University, B.A.
Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.

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Rich Copans is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the MDP Basic Industries team. Prior to joining MDP, he was with Thomas H. Lee Partners and Morgan Stanley & Co. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of IPL Plastics and SIRVA, and formerly served on the Boards of Directors of BWAY Holding Company, Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc., Nordic Packaging and Container International, Inc., Schrader International, Specialty Building Products, and Yankee Candle Company, Inc.

Outside MDP, Rich serves as a Board Member at the Museum of Science and Industry, the Goodman Theatre, the Leadership Council of A Better Chicago, and the Duke University Financial Economics Steering Committee.