About us

Strong partnerships, excellent results

Who we are

Long and successful history

Founded in 1984, Wind Point is one of the oldest Private Equity Firms in Chicago. We have worked diligently, through multiple economic cycles, to build a reputation as a partner of choice for business owners and talented executives seeking more than just capital.

We are thought-partners and relationship builders who look to leverage our team’s collective experience to collaborate with talented executives around a vision for driving transformation in well-positioned businesses operating within attractive industries.

Tenured and cycle-tested team

Wind Point is led by five Managing Directors who average over 20 years of tenure and collectively possess over 100 years of Private Equity experience. The Managing Directors are specialized across our industries and have executed the Wind Point value creation playbook through multiple economic cycles. Our leadership team is highly engaged across all aspects of the firm and well-positioned for the future.

Supporting the Managing Directors are a team of highly experienced Principals and Vice Presidents, having completed over 200 M&A transactions at Wind Point.

The Wind Point Operations Team is led by seasoned functional experts with more than 75 years of collective experience in Private Equity across Finance & Accounting, Tax, Executive Search, Investor Relations & Fundraising, Legal & Compliance and Value Creation Best Practices.

Repeatable playbook for transformation and value creation

Our approach to value creation is one of growth and transformation.

The companies we sell are on average larger, growing faster, more profitable and better-positioned competitively. Our focus is on building businesses the right way and for long-term value. We understand the importance of preserving culture and taking care of the people driving day-to-day results across our companies.

We believe our historic success, reputation and executive relationships have afforded us the privilege of being a preferred partner to family business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams seeking a transformation catalyst.

We collaborate closely with a highly-aligned group of executives, both via the Board-Level and C-Suite, through our Executive Advisor Partner (EAP) and Chief Executive Pipeline (CEP) programs. These are formalized programs that have been the foundation of our strategy for multiple decades and provide a competitive edge in our investments. EAP and CEP executives play a key role in our ability to accelerate what our companies are already doing well.

The powerful combination of the Wind Point team + EAPs + CEP provides a level of investment skill and industry operating experience that can meaningfully move the needle.

Our Core Values

We believe in fostering a fulfilling environment for all Wind Point stakeholders and we are proud of the culture we have built.

A Passion for Partnership
Partnerships with highly regarded, institutional investment firms around the globe
Partnerships with family- and entrepreneur-owned or run businesses
Members of the Wind Point Executive Advisor (EAP) program
Prior Wind Point portfolio company CEOs in the EAP program

Meet our team. We think you’ll enjoy working with us.

Our Team