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Quintin Primo, III

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Pasta
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Southern California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/14/1955
Birth Location:
Rochester, New York

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Pasta
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Southern California
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/14/1955
Birth Location:
Rochester
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Biography

Quintin E. Primo III was born March 14, 1955, in Rochester, New York. His mother, Winnifred Primo, and late father, Episcopal Bishop Quintin E. Primo, Jr., were both raised in the South, both having ancestral roots in the Caribbean. Primo attended Lincoln Elementary in Rochester, New York, Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware, and Miller Junior High School in Detroit, Michigan. At Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Primo excelled as a musician. During this time, Primo’s father was appointed Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the family moved to Chicago’s Homewood-Flossmoor area where Primo graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 1973. He then attended Indiana University, where he earned a B.S. degree in finance and graduated with honors. In 1977, he enrolled in Harvard Business School, receiving his M.B.A. in 1979.

That same year, Primo started his career at Citicorps Real Estate, where he specialized in real estate lending. In 1988, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and opened his own investment banking business, Quintin Primo and Company. After several years, the company folded and Primo teamed up with friend and colleague Daryl Carter in 1992 to form CAPRI Capital Management. Today, CAPRI manages seven billion dollars in assets.

Primo serves on the board of the Chicago Sinfonetta, the Chicago Community Trust, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Advisory Board, University of Chicago Hospitals, the Real Estate Council and the Primo Women and Children Center. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Diane, and their children, Francesca and Quintin IV. Primo is writing a book about his father in the Episcopal Church entitled The Making of a Black Bishop.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Quintin Primo, III's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo, III lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo, III describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Quintin Primo, III describes his mother's personality, work and schooling
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Quintin Primo, III talks about his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Quintin Primo, III talks about his father's Episcopal priesthood, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Quintin Primo, III talks about his father's Episcopal priesthood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Quintin Primo, III talks about his father's involvement in the Union of Black Episcopalians
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Quintin Primo, III describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Quintin Primo, III describes how he takes after his parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Quintin E. Primo, III describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Rochester, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about parish mergers in Rochester, New York, Detroit, Michigan and Wilmington, Delaware
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about growing up in Rochester, New York, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about growing up in Rochester, New York, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about his childhood personality, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Quintin E. Primo, III describes his childhood personality, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about the schools he attended in New York, Delaware, Michigan and Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Quintin E. Primo, III describes influential music teachers he had in Wilmington, Delaware and Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Quintin E. Primo, III talks about his music training opportunities before applying to college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Quintin Primo III describes his musical interests, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo III describes the impact of his father's consecration as an Episcopal bishop in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo III describes his transition to Homewood-Floosmoor High School in Homewood, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Quintin Primo III describes his musical interests, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Quintin Primo III explains how his interests switched from music to finance, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Quintin Primo III explains how his interests switched from music to finance, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Quintin Primo III describes his experiences at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Quintin Primo III describes his thesis at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Quintin Primo III describes his activities at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Quintin Primo III recalls attending Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Quintin Primo, III talks about lessons he learned while attending Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo, III describes his relationship to Dr. James Cash at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo, III talks about attending Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Quintin Primo, III reflects upon the absence of education in business school related to the pension fund industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Quintin Primo, III talks about the exclusion of African Americans from asset management and capital investment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Quintin Primo, III describes the exclusionary process for entering the capital investment industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Quintin Primo, III talks about working for Citicorp following his graduation from Harvard Business School in 1979
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Quintin Primo, III talks about the business of real estate investment
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo, III talks about opportunities for real estate development and investment in urban areas
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo, III talks about the demolition of high-rise public housing projects in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Quintin Primo, III talks about the demolition of high-rise public housing projects in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Quintin Primo, III talks about real estate development and investment opportunities for minority communities in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Quintin Primo, III describes the types of real estate investments in which his company engages
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Quintin Primo, III talks about redevelopment programs and opportunities in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Quintin Primo, III talks about his career trajectory following his work for Citicorp in the late 1980s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Quintin Primo, III talks about losing Marshall Bennett's investment money and going out of business in the early 1990s, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo, III talks about losing Marshall Bennett's investment money and going out of business in the early 1990s, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo, III describes the formation of Capri Capital in the late 1990s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Quintin Primo, III describes his relationship with his business partner, Daryl Carter, and their management styles, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Quintin Primo, III describes his relationship with his business partner, Daryl Carter, and their management styles, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Quintin Primo, III shares advice for African Americans interested in real estate investment
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Quintin Primo, III talks about the motivation for on-site, business training programs in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Quintin Primo, III describes his civic activity in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Quintin Primo, III describes his civic activity in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Quintin Primo, III describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Quintin Primo, III reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Quintin Primo, III describes how he would like to be remembered