The Pritzker Group today announced that it hired Michael Nelson, former managing director of Wind Point Partners, to lead its investments in manufactured products.
Nelson, 41, focused on specialty manufacturing at Wind Point Partners, where he served on the boards of several portfolio companies during his 10-year tenure with the firm. In his new role at The Pritzker Group, Nelson’s investment responsibilities range from deal sourcing to working with operating partners on post-investment value creation. Other key members of The Pritzker Group manufactured products team include Michael Barzyk, vice-president, and Richard Griffin, operating partner.
The Pritzker Group, led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker, has a 10-year history of making middle-market buyouts and investments. The firm intends to increase its investing activities, which remain focused on family- or entrepreneur-owned companies that lead their markets or sub-sectors.
Other recent notable hires include Managing Partner of Private Equity Paul Carbone, who formerly built and led the Private Equity Group for Robert W. Baird and Co.
“The Pritzker Group is scaling its investment team to execute our growth plans in the years ahead,” said Paul Carbone, managing partner of private equity. “Michael’s demonstrated track record of success in originating and leading investments in manufactured products strongly aligns with The Pritzker Group’s long-term goals for growth and value creation. We are pleased to welcome him to our leadership team.”
Nelson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance from the University of Michigan.