Donald W. Kraftson


Don has over 20 years of private equity experience both as a placement professional and as an investor. Prior to joining Crito Capital in 2018, Don led the development of Ariane Capital Partner's private equity fundraising practice to top 10 and 12 rankings by Preqin and Pitchbook, respectively, during his 14 years at Ariane.  Previously, he was a general partner with Dolphin Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, which he helped form in 1998. During his tenure at Dolphin, Don helped raise two private equity funds totaling $340 million. He has been a leader and member of teams responsible for investing $200 million in 12 portfolio companies. As a board member, he led the raise of $435 million in outside capital for six portfolio companies. He began his private equity career at CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and worked at PNC Bank in the Communications Lending and Loan Workout Departments. He earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.