Bo Hopkins has over 25 years of private industry investment, management, and consulting experience. As a Managing Partner with CM Equity Partners he has led and participated in direct equity investments. During this period he has served on the boards of portfolio companies across industries in government services, manufacturing and consumer products. In addition to board responsibilities, Mr. Hopkins was Chief Executive Officer of Evans Consoles, a manufacturing and technology company based in Alberta, Canada.
Prior to joining CMEP, he was a partner at Connor & Company, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic alliances and operations management. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Hopkins was an investment banker culminating that part of his career at Kidder Peabody, Inc., where he was Director of the Private Business Group focused on raising capital and advising privately held companies with strategic alternatives including mergers, acquisitions and partnering relationships to improve value.
Mr. Hopkins is on the teaching staff of the Jackson Institute at Yale University and at Yale’s Center for Engineering, Innovation and Design. His coursework at Yale has been designed to introduce graduate and undergraduate students to practical issues faced by mission-driven social entrepreneurs based in India and other developing nations.