Erin Murphy
Wynnchurch Capital
Erin Murphy
Managing Director
Wynnchurch Capital
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I started as a collateral auditor for GE Capital’s commercial lending business. After advancing to an underwriting role in GE’s Sponsor Finance Group, I was hooked, and later transitioned to private equity.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Diversity ensures different perspectives are considered when evaluating an investment opportunity.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Heartland. Addressing conflicting priorities of several constituents was extremely challenging. Wynnchurch was left to identify solutions that worked for everyone.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Be true to yourself. Find a balance that works for you and allows you to define success your way.


Erin is responsible for underwriting control equity investments. She is a director on several portfolio company boards and brings more than 25 years of middle market investment experience. Prior to joining Wynnchurch in 2010, she was Chief Risk Officer of Quinten Road Fund. Additionally, over the course of a 13-year career at GE Capital, Erin held a variety of risk management and leadership positions, including Senior Vice President in the Global Sponsor Finance Group, and had responsibility for loan portfolios of up to $2 billion.

Location: Wynnchurch Capital, Rosemont, Illinois, United States.

Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago; B.S.B.A., Finance, John Carroll University.