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Krannert Executive Forum - Brian Demkowicz

Brian Demkowicz

Brian Demkowicz

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Huron Capital

Brian is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Huron Capital Partners, a leading operationally-focused private equity firm with a long history of acquiring, repositioning and growing lower middle-market companies in partnership with strong operating executives. Through its customized buy-and-build investment model, Huron Capital seeks to build bigger, better companies by improving profitability through operating efficiencies and accelerating growth through strategic add-ons. Since 1999, Brian and his team have successfully established six Huron Capital investment funds totaling nearly $2.0 billion and invested in over 150 businesses throughout North America.

Brian began his private equity career in Chicago at Heller Equity Capital Corporation, the private equity arm of Heller Financial (purchased by GE Capital), where he was responsible for sourcing, closing and managing middle-market buyout transactions as well as operational restructurings. In 1996, Brian left to pursue transactions in a more entrepreneurial setting utilizing an operational approach, establishing Huron in 1999.

Brian is active in the local community, serving on the boards of numerous industry, civic, educational and charitable organizations. Brian holds a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a CPA. He has been married 29 years and has five kids and four dogs.