BRIAN K. WELKER  |  Managing Director

Brian has over 20 years of private equity fund investment experience.  He is actively involved in Champlain’s client origination, due diligence and project management activities.  Prior to joining Champlain, Brian led the New York office of Allianz Capital Partners where he was responsible for monitoring a portfolio of $2.5B+ and deployed $1B+ through primary commitments, co-investments and secondary transactions.  He served on the Allianz Capital Partners Global Investment Committee where he opined on investments in Asia, Europe, North and South America as well as numerous Limited Partner advisory boards.   His experience spans venture capital, growth equity, buyout, mezzanine debt, secondary and fund-of-funds strategies.  Brian received his B.S. in Accounting magna cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania and his M.S.F. from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland.