W. James Farrell

Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC

W. James Farrell

W. James Farrell

Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Ransburg Corp.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

3595

Primary Location

Forest Lake, IL

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

04/01/1942 - Buffalo, NY, United States

Age

76

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Chairman at Schwarz Supply Source

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Roundtable Healthcare Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Treasurer at Civic Consulting Alliance

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Former Management Training Program at Inland Steel Company

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Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

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Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC
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Member, Woman's Board at Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public. It was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879. The permanent college has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,00 works of arts in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

Education
BS in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1965

The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent, student-centered, undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of our students.

Memberships
Member
Current

For more than 140 years the Chicago Club has been the city’s premier business and social club offering its members and their guests the finest and most personalized service. The Club’s gracious atmosphere provides the ideal setting for dining, business meetings, family celebrations and social entertaining. Luxuriously spacious guestrooms offer beautiful views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan.

Member
Current

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate and encourage the growth of the area's economy and its ability to provide for its people. The Civic Committee pursues economic development in its broadest sense by supporting efforts to improve the general business environment - the structure and processes of the local economy - so that businesses can prosper and generate jobs. The Civic Committee also works to protect and improve those parts of the local environment on which employers depend: sound and effective local government services, superior transportation and communication networks, strong education and training systems, excellent health care delivery and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures. The Civic Committee gives special attention to efforts and plans that relate to the entire Chicago metropolitan area in the belief that the City of Chicago and its surrounding territory constitute a single and interdependent economic region. In pursuing these goals, the Civic Committee seeks out partnerships with other public and private sector organizations so as to minimize duplication of efforts and to utilize the strength of coalitions representing different constituencies.

Career History
Chairman, Dental Services Group
Current

Boulder Capital invests in North American middle market companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. The firm primarily co-invests with JZ Equity Partners and The Edgewater Funds. They seek old-line, historically profitable, well managed companies with a proprietary product, technology or market position. Companies should generate at least $3 million of EBITDA and have a solid, proven management team. They seek to make investments in companies in growing industries of at least $300 million dollars. Boulder Capital funds acquisitions/buyouts, recapitalizations and selective growth equity opportunities.

Chief Executive Officer
1983 - 2006

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures industrial products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Automotive OEM, Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products, and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment manufactures equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials, structures, gases and fluids. The Food Equipment segment supplies commercial food equipment and provides related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment provides adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, janitorial and hygiene products, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment furnishes arc welding equipment, consumables and accessories for a wide array of industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment makes construction fastening systems and truss products. The Specialty Products segment manufacturing beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company was founded by Byron L. Smith in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, IL.

Service Member
1965 - 1967

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Boards & Committees
Director
2010 - Current

ATD Corp. operates as a distributor of replacement tires. It sells custom wheels and accessories and related tire supplies and tools. The firm serves local, regional and national independent tire retailers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, tire manufacturer-owned stores, automotive dealerships and web-based marketers. The company is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current

TPG Growth invests globally in growth equity and middle-market buyout opportunities, with a particular focus in North America and Asia. The firm invests in companies across a broad range of sectors including media, technology, and industrials. They assist at all stages of a company's growth, from its inception to its international expansion, by drawing on their geography-specific experience and expert global operational resources from the TPG platforms.

Member, Executive Advisory Board
Current

The Edgewater Funds is a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois with $1.4 billion in committed capital. Edgewater provides capital and experience to outstanding growth companies. Edgewater's investment approach focuses on funding high quality middle market companies where we can add substantial value through our capital, our experience and our broad network. Often the profitable growth companies in which we invest are not actively seeking capital and it is our demonstrated ability to help accelerate growth that attracts these companies to a partnership with Edgewater. We are able to structure both growth equity (minority) and buyout investments to accommodate the needs of each investment situation. What truly sets Edgewater apart is the wealth of experience that our team brings to our investments. Edgewater’s Partners have been successful CEOs and business leaders themselves. Edgewater’s team includes our Executive Advisory Board made up of nationally prominent business and financial leaders.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Junior Achievement of Chicago engages in the provision of educational services. Its programs are funded by businesses and individuals and are designed to be taught in the classroom by business, parent, and community volunteers. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

United Way of Metro Chicago, Inc. operates as non-profit organization, which allocate funds for health, education, financial stability and safety. The firm provides health, education and financial services. It offers 211 hotline support, center for human trafficking and slavery, born learning, and sports activities. The company was founded by Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Myron W. Reed, William J.O'Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman & Director
Prior

The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, an economically diverse region that includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District has a large national share of many important economic sectors. The Chicago Fed has a head office in Chicago and a branch office in Detroit.

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$1 - $25K
2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$100K +
2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$100K +
2012

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$2,000
2004

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

$250
2000

Minority Leader at Illinois State Senate

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