Lou Kenter

Founding Principal


Louis Kenter

Prior to forming Prospect Partners in 1998, Lou Kenter was the Principal of buyout firm Kenter and Co. Before that, he held positions at Marquette Venture Partners, McKinsey & Company, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

At Prospect Partners, Lou is currently Chairman of portfolio companies Education Futures Group, LLC and Prospect Pools Group, LLC. He is also a Director of Minuteman Holdings, LLC, and Navix Holdings Corp.

Lou formerly served as Chairman of CoAMS Holdings, Inc., Delta Industrial Services, LLC, Education Corporation of America, GameMark Products, Inc., ICI Holding Company, Kronos Foods, Inc., Owen Equipment Holdings Corp., Prospect Water Co. LLC, Studio Equipment Services, LLC, Summit Companies, and Weaver Holding Company. He also was a Director of Linkage Holdings Corp., Utility Service Partners, and V4 Group, Inc.

Lou's outside board positions include chairmanships of three privately-owned manufacturing companies: AMS, Inc., JBC Holding Co., and WB Manufacturing.

Lou earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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