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

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Career Highlights

Ransburg Corp.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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3635

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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Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

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Co-Chairman at Big Shoulders Fund

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Henry Crown & Co.

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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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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. engages in the provision of wholesale insulation material. Its activities include wholesale and distribution of automotive solutions ranging from tires, custom wheels and accessories. The firm offers its products among passengers vehicles, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, tractor-trailers, buses, commercial applications, farm machinery as well as specialty and recreational vehicles. The company was founded in 1935 and 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 Directors
Current

Junior Achievement of Chicago provides 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. 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.

Life Trustee
Current

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

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