Managing Partner, Elan Growth Partners
SDBJ 500 recap: Craig Dupper in 2018 founded a private equity firm based in Carlsbad after 16 years as the local presence for Newport Beach-based Solis Capital Partners LLC. Elan Growth Partners seeks to invest from $5 million to $25 million per transaction in Southern California-based lower middle market companies in the manufacturing, niche software, business services and food sectors. Dupper has served on the boards of several private companies and as an interim CEO. He has been active in the San Diego chapters of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the Association for Corporate Growth. He volunteers with Guide Dogs for the Blind and the American Heart Association.
UCLA, Yale University
He regularly plays live music at The Kraken in Cardiff.