Pritzker Private Capital names new head of investing amid string of promotions


Pritzker Private Capital has named Michael Nelson as head of investing amid a string of promotions at the firm.

Nelson will now oversee the entirety of PPC’s investing program, and will partner with David Gau, who oversees PPC’s Operations Group.

Eric Kieras, Ceron Rhee and Chris Trick have been named investment partners, while Anthony Cardera and Thomas Chadwick have been named principals.

Stephanie Paine has been named partner and CFO, and Brad West has been named partner and general counsel/chief compliance officer.

West manages all legal, regulatory compliance and corporate governance aspects of PPC’s business operations, including transaction execution and coordination of business initiatives across PPC’s family of companies. West joined PPC in 2014.

Pritzker chairman and CEO Tony Pritzker said, “I am delighted to announce eight well-deserved promotions and to introduce the next generation of leaders at PPC.

“These impressive individuals have made invaluable contributions to the successes of our firm and our family of companies, while upholding our core values of honesty, integrity and loyalty.

“As a family-owned firm ourselves, it is exceptionally gratifying to recognize homegrown talent and honor our colleagues who have advanced through the ranks to become proven leaders of our firm.”

PPC president and managing partner Paul Carbone added, “As we continue to grow our firm, I am thrilled to congratulate these talented members of the PPC family on their hard-earned promotions.

“I am proud that, for the first time in our history, we are welcoming as partners several colleagues who joined us in junior roles and have developed their skills and expertise over multiple years.

“With this talented group of leaders joining our senior ranks, I am confident we will continue to be the ideal partner for family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses based in North America.”

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