Continuing to expand its team of professionals, Pritzker Group Private Capital has added two new vice presidents to its team with the hirings of Ceron Rhee and Bradley West. The firm has also promoted Adam Milakofsky to vice president from senior associate. In the last 15 months, the firm has added seven professionals to its team expanding its capacity to source and support companies in its three targeted industry sectors: manufactured products, services and healthcare.
“Pritzker Group has assembled a world-class team to drive growth and operational excellence. These talented professionals share our focus on value creation and long-term growth and are great assets to the team,” said Paul Carbone, managing partner of Pritzker Group Private Capital.
Ceron Rhee joins Pritzker as a vice president-healthcare from TPG Capital, where he sourced, evaluated, executed and managed private equity investments across various segments of healthcare. Mr. Rhee previously held positions at The Blackstone Group, focused on healthcare private equity investments, and the healthcare investment banking division at Credit Suisse. He also served in the White House following the signing of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Rhee will be based in Pritzker Group’s Los Angeles office. He will work with Michael Dal Bello, the firm’s new healthcare investment partner, and Michael Lynch, the firm’s new healthcare operating partner. Mr. Rhee received his BA, BS and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
Bradley West was named vice president-operations and will provide legal and financial services across Pritzker Group Private Capital’s companies. Mr. West, who is based in Chicago, comes to Pritzker from Vedder Price, where he served as an associate in the law firm’s finance and transactions practice. Prior to joining Vedder Price, he was an associate in Mayer Brown’s corporate and securities practice. Mr. West is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and received an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Adam Milakofsky was promoted to vice president from senior associate. Mr. Milakofsky has worked at Pritzker Group for six years, primarily within its private capital group, assisting with sourcing and executing investments with the firm’s services and manufactured products teams. Based in Chicago, he works with the management teams of several Pritzker Group companies, including PECO Pallet, Entertainment Cruises and Milestone AV Technologies. He holds a BA degree from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Pritzker Group, led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker, has three principal investment teams: Private Capital, which acquires and operates North America-based middle-market companies in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors; Venture Capital, which is the largest technology venture investor based in the Midwest; and Asset Management, which partners with investment managers across global public markets. The Pritzker Group is based in Chicago (www.pritzkergroup.com).
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