Joe Niehaus '85 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors

Joe Niehaus ’85 P’17 has been a Managing Director at Housatonic Partners since 2001. Housatonic Partners is a private equity firm investing in high growth, recurring revenue service companies. Prior to joining Housatonic Partners, Mr. Niehaus was a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman where he worked for 12 years. Earlier in his career, he was employed in the Merchant Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions departments at Morgan Stanley. He is a Director of several private companies. Mr. Niehaus graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Government from Dartmouth. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. At Dartmouth, he chaired the Government Department Student Steering Committee and completed two Language Study Abroad programs. He represented Dartmouth at the 1985 Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference and was awarded the top essay prize. Mr. Niehaus and his wife have supported the re-introduction of the International Studies Minor at Dartmouth and the Postdoctoral Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. He is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at the College and a Class Agent. He is a prior Board Chair of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco and a member of the JDRF Audit Committee.