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Greg Taylor ’86

Greg Taylor is President & CEO of the Mason Company, a leading designer and manufacturer of animal enclosures for humane societies, veterinarians, pet resorts and other animal facilities. Mason sells around the world, has installations in over 35 countries, and has worked with many of the largest and most successful animal shelters, pet resorts and veterinary hospitals to develop animal housing unique to their facilities. Prior to joining the Mason Company in 2008, Greg spent 11 years with Blue Chip Venture Company, a private equity firm headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Greg started his career as an Associate and was subsequently promoted to Partner. Responsibilities included sourcing and analyzing opportunities, leading investments, serving on portfolio company boards and directing follow on financing’s and exits. Greg began his career at Omnicare, Inc., a former NYSE healthcare company located in greater Cincinnati. Greg’s held a variety of positions over his 7 years at Omnicare, first as Assistant to the CEO, then as a member of its acquisition team and later as the CEO of its Kansas City subsidiary, before heading up its business development efforts. Greg earned a BA with Honors from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In between he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo (West Africa). He has been an active private equity investor and has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.