In addition to his positions as chairman and CEO of Pulte, other leadership positions Mr. Burgess held during his 19-year career at Pulte include senior vice president corporate development and president and COO. Under his leadership, Pulte became the largest US homebuilder and was named the #1 Quality Builder by J.D. Powers.
“The depth of Bob’s knowledge in the building products industry will greatly augment our efforts to expand our portfolio in this area,” said John Hatherly, founding partner, Wynnchurch.
Mr. Burgess serves on the boards of directors of Amerisure Companies, Mattamy Homes Limited, various private equity owned companies and numerous philanthropic boards, including Michigan State University Foundation. He was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University. Additionally, he serves on the boards of advisors for the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Foundation.
The Executive Advisory Board of Wynnchurch now has four members. In addition to Mr. Burgess, other members of the Executive Advisory Board include Dr. Tom Malone, Former Executive vice chairman of Milliken & Company; Joe Anderson, Former Chairman, CEO of TAG Holdings; and Jim Goodwin, former Chairman and CEO of UAL Corporation.
Wynnchurch Capital makes investments of $10 million to $90 million in middle-market companies that have revenues of $5 million to $500 million. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, transportation & logistics, business services, value-added distribution, energy and power services, general industrials, and metals & mining. Wynnchurch manages a number of private equity funds with capital under management in excess of $1 billion. The firm was founded in 1999 and is located in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont with additional offices in Detroit and Toronto (www.wynnchurch.com).
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