Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr.

Managing Director, Western Reserve Partners

Managing Director
Western Reserve Partners
 Phone: 216-589-9557  Email: ralph.m.dellaratta@citizensbank.com






  • McDonald Investments Inc. / KeyBank Capital Markets
    Senior Managing Director, General Manager of the Investment Banking Group and Member of the Executive, Equity Underwriting, Debt Underwriting and M&A Commitment Committees
  • American Fletcher Corporation / Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase)
    Division Manager, Corporate Group; Manager, International Banking Division; Board Member and Executive Director of American Fletcher Bank Suisse, S.A.; General Manager of the European Branch, Luxembourg; Area Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa


  • TCP, Inc. (Lead Independent Director)
  • Olympic Steel Inc. (Lead Independent Director)
  • NDI Medical
  • McDonald and Company Securities, Inc. (previous)
  • Hyland Software (previous)


  • Kent State University
    Member of the Board of Trustees (appointed by Governor John Kasich) and Investment Committee Chair
  • University Hospitals Health System
    Board Member, Investment Committee Chair and Strategic Committee Member
  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital National Leadership Council
    Board Member (previous Chairman)
  • 50 Club of Cleveland
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Board Member (previous)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Board Member (previous)
  • Ohio Venture Capital Authority
    Chairman (appointed by Governor Ted Strickland) (previous)
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
    Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Capital Campaign (previous)
  • City Club of Cleveland
    President and Chair of its Campaign for a New Century (previous)
  • Annual Fund of Duke University
    Board Member and Executive Committee Member (previous)
  • Duke Alumni Association
    Board Member and Executive Committee Member (previous)
  • Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
    Board Member (previous)
  • United Cerebral Palsy Telethon
    Chair (previous)
  • INROADS of Northeast Ohio
    Chair (previous)
  • Achievement Centers for Children
    President (previous)
  • City of Indianapolis, Capital Improvements Board
    Board Member and Treasurer (previous)


  • Duke University, B.A. (dean’s list)
  • American Graduate School of International Management, M.B.A. (with honors)
  • Stonier Graduate School at Rutgers University, Graduate Degree in Banking

Representative clients

  • Huntington Scroll

  • American Industrial Partners Scrollbox

  • Cortec Scrollbox

  • Evapco Scrollbox

  • CFS Scrollbox

  • Stanley Steemer Scrollbox

  • Veeam Scrollbox

  • Catterton Scrollbox

  • Hamilton Beach Scrollbox

  • Optimus Scrollbox