Paul Carbone

President & Managing Partner at Pritzker Private Capital

Paul Carbone

Paul Carbone

President & Managing Partner at Pritzker Private Capital

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Pritzker Private Capital
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. /Venture Partners

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Executive Vice President, Biology & Medicine, President of the University of Chicago Health System, Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences & Dean, Pritzker School of Medicine at The University of Chicago

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President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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Founder at Prairie Management, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Shedd Aquarium Society

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Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

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Founder at Nia Enterprises LLC

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Executive Chair at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Executive Managing Director at Venture Investors LLC

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Paul Carbone
President & Managing Partner at Pritzker Private Capital
Undergraduate Degree, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1983

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.


Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.


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
President & Managing Partner

Pritzker Group Private Capital acquires mature, North American-based, middle-market companies with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm's permanent, proprietary capital base allows for efficient decision making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with management teams focused on creating long-term value. The Pritzker Group brings significant resources, expertise and credibility in building businesses and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. The Pritzker Group focuses on acquisitions companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $500 million and EBITDA of $15 million or greater. The firm does not participate in later stage, turnaround or emerging growth situations. Investment types include buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, industry consolidations and corporate divestitures. They do not invest in PIPEs.

Director & Managing Partner, Private Equity Group
1994 - Prior

Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. operates as a wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm. It offers equity research, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, public financing and fixed income services. The firm serves individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. The company was founded by Robert Wilson Baird in 1919 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Prior - 2007

Venture Investors invests in the healthcare, technology,tools/diagnostics, biopharma,digital health and clean technology sectors. They seek companies with proprietary products or services that offer distinct competitive advantages that are sustainable over time. The competitive advantage should be quantifiable and with meaningful barriers to competitive entry. The firm invests in companies located in the Midwestern US. Investments range from $50,000 to $8 million over the life of the investment.

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Prior - 2008

NimbleGen Systems, Inc. Develops micro-arrays used in bio-technology. It also supplies microarray products and services. The company combines photo-deposition chemistry with digital light projection to shorten array fabrication from months to hours. NimbleGen System was founded in 1999 & is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Prior - 2007

Robert W. Baird Ltd., a subsidiary of Baird Financial Group, Inc., is a British company located in London that provides brokerage services.The company says this about itself: The principal activity of the company continued to be that of institutional equity sales and corporate finance services.

Chairman, Investment Committee
1994 - 2012

Baird Capital Partners (BCP) Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Their strategies include: U.S. Private Equity, U.K. Private Equity, China Growth Equity and Venture Capital. Baird Capital focuses on private equity investments in U.S.-based lower middle-market companies. They focus exclusively on the Business Services, Healthcare, and Industrial and Consumer Products industries.

Board Member
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The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) holds the unique distinction of being the only comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, the lead federal agency for cancer research. An integral part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the UWCCC unites physicians and scientists who work together in translating discoveries from research laboratories into new treatments that benefit cancer patients.

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Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Opened on May 30, 1930, the 5,000,000 US gal (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world. Today it holds some 32,000 animals. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is located on Lake Michigan, on the Museum Campus Chicago, along with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. In 2015, the aquarium had 2.02 million visitors. It was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. The aquarium contains 1,500 species, including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for "best exhibit" from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 ACG Los Angeles Business Conference

Chicago, IL, United States
14th Annual Kellogg Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

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