Joseph Schuchert

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Member ofLe Cercle
He attended Le Cercle in 1990.

Joseph S. Schuchert, Jr. is head of Newport Beach, CA-based First Q Capital, LLC; cofounder and recently retired chairman of Kelso and Company; "recognized as one of the pioneers in developing ESOP financing techniques... serves on the boards of Directors of American Standard Corporation...and...the United States Chamber of Commerce, Saint Vincent College ..., as well as a number of private philanthropic and business organizations. He has also served as a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University."[1]

He attended Le Cercle in 1990.


CEO, Kelso & Co. Inc., New York City, 1980—. One of the oldest and most established firms specializing in private equity investing. Kelso also has a joint venture with asset management firm BlackRock.

Since 1980, Kelso has made investments in over 110 companies in a broad range of industry sectors with aggregate initial capitalization at closing of over $39 billion. The Firm is currently investing its eighth investment partnership, Kelso Investment Associates VIII, L.P., with $5.1 billion of committed capital. Our Principals and employees are collectively by far the single largest investor in each of Kelso's four most recent funds.[2]