Simon Business School

Faculty Profile

Jeffrey Donlon
Partner & Senior Consultant


Mr. Donlon is currently a Partner and Senior Consultant with Catapult Solutions Group, an M&A and business transition advisory boutique, also based in Rochester. At Catapult, Mr. Donlon works with private middle-market business owners on strategic, financial, risk management, operational, and business exit planning matters. Prior to Catapult, Mr. Donlon had a successful 21-year career at Rochester-based investment firm Manning & Napier, including having served as Managing Director of two equity research teams and as Portfolio Manager on client equity-only & multi-asset class portfolios. Mr. Donlon earned his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).

Teaching Interests

Mr. Donlon's goal is to bring a real-world, practical perspective to the classroom. His teaching interests lie in providing students with the knowledge and experiential opportunity to bridge academic theory and application in the investment management and corporate marketplace.

Professional History

Partner & Senior Consultant
Catapult Solutions Group, Inc.
2020 -
Managing Director, Global Strategies
Manning & Napier
2015 - 2019
Managing Director, Technology Equity Research
Manning & Napier
2004 - 2015
Equity Analysis - Various Sectors
Manning & Napier
1998 - 2004


Duke University - 2005
Business Administration
Canisius College - 1997
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