Craig J. Duchossois

Executive Chair at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

Craig J. Duchossois

Craig J. Duchossois

Executive Chair at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Duchossois Group, Inc.
Duchossois Capital Partners LLC
Trinity Rail Group LLC

RelSci Relationships

3608

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1945

Age

75

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

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Founder at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

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President at Duchossois Family Foundation

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Founder at Prairie Management, Inc.

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Former Chair & President at The University of Cincinnati Foundation

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at The Chamberlain Group, Inc.

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President at The University of Chicago

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Marshall Street Capital

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Member, Women's Board at The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Sibling
Chairman, Board of Directors at Duchossois Family Foundation

Parent

The Duchossois Group, Inc. operates as an alternative investment manager. It provides management support, and capital resources. The company was founded by Richard L. Duchossois in 1983 and is headquartered in Elmhurst, IL.

Education
BBA

Since 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business has equipped students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in business. Major publications—including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal—rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world. The Cox School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as innovative executive education programs encompassing all aspects of business leadership and management.

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Current

A global community of leaders enriching each other’s lives through unique connections and enduring relationships.

Member
Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Executive Chair
1983 - Current

The Duchossois Group, Inc. operates as an alternative investment manager. It provides management support, and capital resources. The company was founded by Richard L. Duchossois in 1983 and is headquartered in Elmhurst, IL.

Chairman
Current

Duchossois Capital Partners (DCP) focuses in investments in companies that create lifestyle improvements for the home or office. The firm invests primarily in the consumer products, technology and service sectors. They seek to add to their existing portfolio through complementary, diversifying and strategic acquisitions and investments. DCP focuses on complementary acquisitions and investments in the following industries: (1) consumer durable goods and related services (2) access control (3) RF technology (4) wireless communication, control and monitoring (5) systems integration and related services and (6) lighting, lighting control and energy management. They seek to supplement their operating companies' organic growth through investments in the following areas: (1) door and gate operators (2) access and entry systems (3) lighting products and controls (4) AV equipment and services (5) wireless monitoring and controls and (6) digital signage and communications.DCP looks for companies with strong management teams, significant intellectual property and opportunities to develop competitive advantages. The firm also looks for companies that are participating in new, growing or fragmented markets, have the ability to generate strong cash flow returns and possess strong market positions or niches. The firm focuses on investments in companies located in North America. DCP does not invest in food service, medical devices and hardware, financial services, pharmaceuticals, heavily regulated industries or sectors with significant litigation risk. The firm targets companies with revenues of $100 million to $500 million and EBITDA of $10 million to $75 million. DCP considers investments in smaller companies if they represent a complementary acquisition to one of their existing operating companies or if there is strong potential for rapid growth through future acquisitions. Equity investments in platform acquisitions typically range from $30 million to $200 million. The firm may make smaller equity investments and take minority positions if they have the opportunity to serve on the company's Board of Directors and there is potential for significant growth in value.

Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Duchossois Technology Partners focuses on early-stage venture capital investments in the technology sector. The firm focuses on investments in companies in the information technology, enterprise software, wireless, communications, networking, semiconductors, software and consumer sectors. They target companies with experienced management teams, compelling technologies and large market opportunities.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1994 - Prior

Platinum Entertainment, Inc. productes, distributes, markets and sells music. Its strategy is to fully utilize its distribution capabilities through predictable releases, hit releases from its urban division, catalog compilations and distribution contracts with third parties.The company currently owns or controls a music catalog with more than 13,000 master recordings. Its music products include new releases typically by artists established in a particular genre, compilations featuring various artists and repackagings of previously recorded music from its master music catalog and licenses from third party record companies.The company releases music in a variety of genres, including classical, urban, adult contemporary, blues, gospel and country through its Intersound Classical, Platinum, House of Blues, CGI Platinum & Platinum Nashville labels.

Director
Prior

Blue Rhino Corp. provides propane tank exchange and propane fueled products to consumers. Its outdoor living products include grills, barbecue tools and accessories, patio heaters, firepits, fireplace accessories, mosquito traps, furniture/grill covers and more sold under such brands as Mr. Bar-B-Q, Mr. Pizza, Endless Summer, UniFlame, Backyard Basics and SkeeterVac. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC.

Director
Prior

Milestone AV Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures audio visual mounting devices. Its products are sold under Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, and Projecta brand names and are sold through numerous channels, including Pro AV dealers, regional home theater dealers, consumer electronics retailers, mass merchants and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN.

Chairman, Board of Visitors
Prior

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Director
Prior

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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2019

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