Senior Management

Zia Uddin

President & Co-Portfolio Manager, Institutional Portfolios

Phone: 312-523-2374


Office Location: Chicago

Joined the team: 2007


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Finance
  • The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. in Finance and Econometrics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst®
  • Non-practicing Certified Public Accountant


  • Franklin Street Equity Partners LP, Principal
  • Pharos Equity, Principal
  • Arthur Andersen LLP, Manager


  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • CFA Society of Chicago

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Food: Cheesecake

Favorite Movie: Quick Change

Full Bio

Mr. Uddin is President and Co-Portfolio Manager, Institutional Portfolios. As President, he oversees and implements Monroe’s long-term growth initiatives.  Previously, he served as Co-President of MCAP Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: MACQU), a special purpose acquisition corporation. Mr. Uddin focuses on Monroe Capital’s software, technology-enabled and business services companies.  He works extensively with sponsors and non-sponsors on their investments.  He also sits on various boards of directors for Monroe Capital’s investments. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of AdTheorent (NASDAQ:ADTH). He joined the firm in 2007 and is a member of Monroe’s Investment Committee. Mr. Uddin has over 30 years of management consulting, corporate finance, private equity, turnaround and investing experience.  Prior to Monroe, Mr. Uddin was a Partner and Principal with two middle market private equity funds.  Prior to that, he worked in management consulting services at Arthur Andersen LLP where he provided services to a wide range of clients. Mr. Uddin has also acted in numerous operating roles at middle market companies including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer.  Mr. Uddin earned his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his B.S. from University of Illinois.  He is a CFA charter holder and is a non-practicing CPA.