CHICAGO - How does never-before-elected Bruce Rauner qualify to be governor of Illinois? At a GOP candidate forum this week, Rauner said that he's prepared to build and work with teams to shake up Illinois and take on Illinois' substantial financial problems. Working with teams is a skill he has used to his advantage in business and will use as governor, he said.
Rauner is involved with 21 different boards in 21 different organizations, across 18 different industries, his executive bio listed on Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.
Mr. Bruce V. Rauner serves as a Business Advisor of The White Oak Group, Inc. Mr. Rauner served as the Managing Director, Senior Principal, and Chairman of GTCR LLC/GTCR Capital Partners, L.P.
Mr. Rauner joined GTCR in 1981 and focused on outsourced business services and worked at GTCR for 30 years. Mr. Rauner was responsible for originating and making new investments, monitoring portfolio companies, and recruiting and training associates. He was Principal of GTCR Fund VIII, L.P. and GTCR Fund IX, L.P. He was Senior Principal and Managing Director of GTCR Fund X, L.P. He was Principal of GTCR Golder Rauner LLC since 1981.
He serves as Chairman of the Board at GTCR Fund VIII, L.P. and GTCR Fund IX, L.P. He retired from GTCR in October 2012.
He served as a Strategic Consultant at Bain & Company and an Econometric Analyst at Data Resources. He has been Chairman of Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau since July 29, 2010. Mr. Rauner serves as the Chairman of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and Chairman of ACT Charter School.
He served as Chairman of GTCR Fund X, L.P. Mr. Rauner serves as a Director of a number of public and private companies, including a Member of the Board of Managers of Coinmach Holdings LLC since March 2003; Director at Coinmach Corp. since March 2003; Coinmach Laundry since April 1995; Dynacare Inc. since May 1997; American Medical Laboratories, Incorporated since May 1997; Coinmach Service Corp. (CSC) of Coinmach Laundry Corporation since March 2004, Skylight Financial Inc., Metamor Worldwide Inc., Esquire Communications Ltd., Lason Systems, Inc., ERO Inc., Divine Interventures Inc., Genpass, Inc., Billiard Brands Inc., HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, Cellnet, CAK Music Holdings, Heritage Golf Group, Park City Solutions, Cardinal Logistics Management, TransFirst Holdings, H-Cube/Zenta, Accretive Solutions and netASPx.
He served as Chairman of the Board at Chicago Public Education Fund. He serves as the Chairman of R8 Partners. He serves as a Director of World Business Chicago. He serves as Director of Neurowave Medical Technologies LLC. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Prospect Partners, LLC, Polymer Corporation and Prospect Partners Fund II, L.P.
He serves as Director of Boomerang Media, LLC. He served as Director of The Hackett Group, Inc. He serves as a Director of New Schools for Chicago and the Noble Network of Charter Schools, Ravinia Festival Association, University of Illinois Chancellor's Strategic Advisory Board and World Business Chicago.
Mr. Rauner serves as a Member of Interim Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. He also serves on the Board of the Renaissance Schools Fund. Mr. Rauner serves as a Director of Chicago Public Education Fund where he served as the Chairman., Teacher’s Academy of Math and Science, Ariel Education Initiative, Ravina Festival, and YMCA.
Mr. Rauner serves as the Member of Interim Board of Mccormick Place Convention Center. Mr. Rauner served as the Chairman of the Board of Brim Inc. since its merger in December 1996. He served as a Director of Risk Management Alternatives, TNS Inc. since March 2001, DigitalNet, Inc., since inception in September 2001, DigitalNet Holdings Inc. since its inception in September 2001, TCC from January 1995 to November 1995; Brience Inc. since its inception in March 2000, PHC from its inception in February 1996 to December 1996, Appnet Inc. since June 1998, Answerthink Inc., and Polymer Group, Inc.
He served as Director of Zefer Corporation since February 2000. He served as Director of BAE Systems IT, Inc. since September 2001. He served as Director of US Aggregates, Inc. since 1994. He works with the Nature Conservancy and Montana Land Reliance to preserve ranch land and wildlife habitat in Montana and received the Murie-Broome Award from The Wilderness Society for outstanding work in wilderness preservation.
Mr. Rauner holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College with highest distinction, summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.