Mr. Lemkau is the CEO of MSD Capital, L.P. Prior to joining MSD Capital in early 2021, Mr. Lemkau spent over 28 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division. While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lemkau advised on hundreds of transactions representing over $1 trillion of deal value across sectors globally and spent significant time in high-growth sectors such as technology, media, and healthcare. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lemkau held several leadership roles, including Co-Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Co-Head of the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, Co-Head of the Healthcare Group, and Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Banking Division while working in offices in both the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Lemkau was a member of the Firmwide Management Committee, the Partnership Committee, the Investment Banking Division Executive Committee, and served as Chairman of the Firmwide Commitments Committee.
Mr. Lemkau is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Board of Advisors for Team Rubicon, a nonprofit whose mission is to unite military veterans’ skills and experiences with first responders to provide impactful service across the world to communities affected by a disaster. Mr. Lemkau previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit using the power of soccer to fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa.
Mr. Lemkau holds a B.A. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth.