Mr. McQuarrie is a Principal of Discovery Group. Before joining Discovery, Mr. McQuarrie was a Principal at Paine & Partners, a private equity firm that invests globally in food and agribusiness companies. While there, he evaluated new investment opportunities and worked with existing portfolio companies on a variety of strategic initiatives. Mr. McQuarrie previously worked as a Senior Associate at Corporate Partners, a private equity firm that took significant minority positions in public and private companies in highly structured transactions. He also worked as an Associate at Advent International evaluating private equity investments in the retail, consumer and healthcare industries, and he began his career as an Analyst at Lazard, where he provided M&A advisory services to healthcare companies.
Mr. McQuarrie graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics, and received a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, Management & Strategy, and Health Enterprise Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.