Mr. Roberts joins the Pritzker Group with more than 15 years of investment experience. Most recently he was a director on the technology, media and telecom services team at Madison Dearborn Partners. Previously, Mr. Roberts was an associate specializing in business, IT and communications services investments for Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. He has an MBA from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton.
Mr. Roberts will be based in Chicago and he co-leads the services investment team with operating partner Gregg Kaplan. Pritzker’s current portfolio companies in the services sector include PECO Pallet, a provider of pallet rental services and logistics (www.pecopallet.com); ENTACT, an environmental remediation and construction services company (www.entact.com); and Entertainment Cruises, a provider of maritime dining cruises with 38 vessels serving over 1.8 million guests annually (www.entertainmentcruises.com).
“Ryan brings an impressive investment track record in the services sector and we’re proud to have him join our world-class team,” said Paul Carbone, Pritzker Group Private Capital managing partner. “Ryan’s breadth of experience and ability to invest across the services spectrum, together with Gregg’s operating expertise, will allow us to be both more active and more effective services industry investors and business builders.”
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 provides early-stage and growth venture funding to technology companies; 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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