Chad Crank is a Managing Director at Grain Management and brings a strong track record of investment banking having advised on some of the industry’s most notable transactions including multiple Grain Management investments. He also brings significant principal investing experience and deep telecom industry relationships.
Prior to Grain, Chad was Head of TMT Investment Banking at Stephens Inc. where he advised on M&A and capital markets transactions in excess of $100B including over 50 completed M&A transactions. While at Stephens he helped evaluate and manage several successful principal investments totaling over $1B in value. Prior to Stephens, he worked in strategic planning at Alltel and served as an Armored Cavalry Officer in the U.S. Army.
Chad graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he was an Austin Scholar. He also holds graduate degrees focused on Economic Policy from Harvard University and Engineering from Northwestern University. Chad is the Lead Managing Director for Grain’s investments in Great Plains Communications and Ritter Communications.