Donald J. Hofmann ’79
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Donald J. Hofmann is a general partner at Crystal Ridge Partners, a private equity firm located in Princeton, New Jersey. Crystal Ridge Partners invests in growing companies engaged in the light manufacturing, service, and distribution sectors.
Mr. Hofmann was previously a senior partner at JP Morgan Partners and its predecessors, Chase Capital Partners and Chemical Venture Partners. He founded and served as president of MH Equity, the private equity arm of Manufacturers Hanover, and held senior-level positions within its investment banking sector.
Mr. Hofmann earned a B.B.A. in finance from Hofstra University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
In the nonprofit sector, Mr. Hofmann serves as vice chairman and treasurer of Princeton HealthCare System, which includes the University Medical Center at Princeton, a leading teaching hospital in central New Jersey. He is also a trustee and former chair of HomeFront, which helps homeless families in Mercer County rebuild their lives and return to independence. He is a former trustee of Princeton Day School.
Mr. Hofmann has been married for 27 years to Joyce Hofmann, and they have two sons.