Team Members

Carr Preston

Managing Director

Carr joined Akoya Capital Partners in 2010 as a leader of its transaction team.

Over 20+ year principal investing career, Carr has developed an outstanding ability to source, structure, and execute complex transactions. His responsibilities include deal sourcing, transaction execution and post-closing monitoring of portfolio companies he has closed and he has closed numerous investment opportunities across a variety of industries including manufacturing, business services, and consumer products. He has also successfully raised a committed investment fund from 16 institutional investors.

Carr began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank and Freeman Securities. He has held senior positions with the private equity firms Allied Capital and Reliant Equity Investors.

Carr served on the Board of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. He has a BA in Finance from Morehouse College, a JD from George Washington University, and an MBA from Wharton Business School. Additionally, Carr works closely with our portfolio companies ICM Products, Milamar Coatings, Eddy Packing Company, and Fresh and Ready Foods.