Joe Machado


Joe joined Morgenthaler in 2005 and in 2012, along with Partners Peter Taft and Karen Tuleta, formed MPE Partners. As an MPE Partner, Joe is actively involved in all elements of deal origination, due diligence, structuring, negotiation, and portfolio management. He currently serves as Chairman of DecoArt, MSHS, and Waterfront Brands and as a director of 80/20 and Ideal Aluminum. Joe previously served as Chairman of United Pipe & Steel, Trachte, and DreamLine and as a director of Polytek Development Corp., B&E Group, and Voeller Solutions. Joe also served as a director of Enginetics Aerospace, RotoMetrics, Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, and Phillips & Temro Industries, all realized portfolio company investments from Morgenthaler legacy funds.

Prior to 2005, Joe held various investment roles at American Capital Strategies, a mezzanine and equity buyout firm, and HCI/Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Joe began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Raymond James & Associates, a regional investment bank focused on lower middle market companies.


  • Princeton University (B.A. in Economics)
  • Harvard Business School (M.B.A. with Distinction)

Board Seats:

  • 80/20
  • DecoArt
  • Ideal Aluminum
  • MSHS
  • Waterfront Brands

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