Ryan Roepke, who joined Compass Group in 2020, is responsible for business development, evaluating new investment opportunities, performing due diligence, executing platform and add-on transactions, completing internal Firm initiatives, and working with portfolio company management on monitoring and growth initiatives.
Over a 10-year career, Ryan has amassed a vast knowledge through differentiated experience focused on the U.S. lower-middle market, including experience in private equity, leveraged finance, LP investing and public accounting. Prior to joining Compass Group, he worked at RGA Private Debt & Equity (Reinsurance Group of America NYSE: RGA). Ryan was on a team at RGA which was responsible for investments made exclusively within the U.S. lower-middle market. During his time at RGA, Ryan personally completed 25+ direct private debt and equity co-investment transactions and 10+ private equity LP investments. Earlier in his career, Ryan worked at PwC while working with middle market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Ryan received his MBA from Rockhurst University and earned a BSBA in Accounting from Rockhurst University. He was a four-year NCAA athlete on the Rockhurst golf team. Ryan is a CPA in the State of Missouri (inactive license).