Pat Curran


Pat Curran is a Principal and co-founder of CPC. Based in Kansas City, Pat has been an active and successful private equity investor since 1979 and was a co-founder of C3 Capital, which has invested over $600 million in 86 businesses across 3 funds since 2003, and C3 Holdings, which sponsored control equity investments from 1994-2001.

Prior to this, he served as CEO of Cook Composites & Polymers, a $1 billion chemicals business that he helped create through a joint venture between Cook Paint and Total Chimie of France. He spent nearly 20 years at Cook Paint, working his way up to CEO, before executing one of the first ever leveraged buyouts on the company in 1979. He has served on the board of numerous highly successful Midwestern companies, including Applebee’s International, Gold Banc, Lockton Companies, Unitog, Sealright, JPS Packaging, and American Safety Razor.

He has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Pat resides with his wife, Janet, in Kansas City, home of their favorite team, Sporting KC.