Managing Director of Capital Formation
Mr. Rupp joined WDIP in 2018 and is responsible for marketing and capital formation at the company. Mr. Rupp has over 20 years of client-facing financial services, investment management, and fundraising experience.
Prior to joining WDIP, he was a senior member of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, an institutional client relations and business development group of based in Los Angeles. There, he was responsible for marketing real estate private equity, debt, and various liquid and illiquid energy and credit strategies to public and corporate pension systems, as well as to endowments and foundations.
Before Kayne Anderson, Mr. Rupp was the CFO of a private family office affiliated with a Central Eastern European commercial real estate investment company. Previously, he was a Relationship Manager and Private Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group as a member of one of the largest teams at that firm. After business school, Mr. Rupp had worked as an Associate in global energy and power investment banking at both Merrill Lynch IBK and PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities in New York.
Mr. Rupp started his career in public accounting and earned his Commercial Real Estate certificate from Cornell University and his CIMA® designation from The Wharton School. He holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in international business from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Prior to attending college, he was a F.I.S. Europa Cup racing team member of the Hungarian National Alpine Ski Team based in Austria.