Kyle Cruz

Kyle serves as the Managing Partner of Cross Rapids.  He has 21 years of investing and corporate governance experience and has invested well in excess of $1 billion of equity capital in his career.  He has dedicated himself to the industrial and services sectors, has sat on more than 10 corporate boards, including currently as Chairman of the Board of Wholesale Produce Supply, and has overseen more than 15 portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Cross Rapids in 2020, Kyle was a Partner and Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, where he focused on private equity and special situations investing across the industrials and services sectors from 2007 through 2019.  Kyle became Partner in 2013 and also served as a member of the firm’s Private Equity Investment Committee and Valuation & Allowance Committee.  Previously, Kyle worked in private equity for Diamond Castle Holdings, DLJ Merchant Banking, and J.W. Childs Associates.  He began his career as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Goldman Sachs.

Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of Answer the Call, an organization that supports New York City police, fire, and EMS families impacted by line of duty deaths and on the Board of Directors of WHEDco, a community development organization focused on the South Bronx.

Kyle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, where he earned a BBA with high distinction in Business Administration.  He also received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.