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Reeve Waud Founder and Managing Partner at Waud Capital Partners


Reeve Waud is the Founder and Managing Partner of Waud Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm with $2.1 billion of capital commitments. Over Mr. Waud’s 33-year career, he has acquired more than 250 companies in a variety of healthcare services and business and technology services. Today, Waud Capital’s portfolio companies have revenues of approximately $7 billion and approximately 50,000 employees.

Prior to founding Waud Capital, Mr. Waud was an investment professional at Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner, Inc. (GTCR), a private equity investment group. At GTCR, Mr. Waud had investment responsibility for a wide range of portfolio companies that were built through more than 30 acquisitions. Mr. Waud started his career in the Corporate Finance Group of Salomon Brothers Inc and was a founding member of its Venture Capital Group.

Mr. Waud is the Lead Director of Acadia Healthcare Company and is on the Board of Pilot Thomas Logistics.

Mr. Waud holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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