Managing Partner Pritzker Group
Tony Pritzker is co-founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group, which operates through its private equity, venture capital and asset management businesses. Pritzker Group Private Capital, the PE arm, recently formed PPC Partners, with Pritzker as chairman and chief executive, as an exclusive acquirer of middle-market companies. Pritzker has more than 20 years of experience in leading middle-market manufacturing and distribution companies, including aircraft safety company AmSafe Partners and Baker Tanks, a tank-and-pump equipment rental company. Pritzker is an heir to the Chicago-based Pritzker family fortune, including the Hyatt hotel chain. Pritzker serves as an adviser to UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and as a co-chair of the university’s Centennial Campaign executive committee. A recent $10 million gift to UCLA through the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation established the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and families, which focuses on research and resources for foster youth. Pritzker also serves on the boards of Hammer Museum and Foster Care Counts, an organization he and his wife co-founded in 2012. Pritzker, who has an estimated net worth of $4 billion, is No. 18 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos.