The Pritzker Organization Appoints Kenneth H.M. Leet President
CHICAGO -- February 4, 2013
The Pritzker Organization announced today that it has appointed Kenneth H.M.
Leet as President. Mr. Leet will work closely with Tom Pritzker, the company’s
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing investing activities and the
long-term development of the business portfolio.
“We are extremely pleased that Ken has joined The Pritzker Organization,” said
Mr. Pritzker. “I have known Ken for many years. He has a long history as a
successful investor, and of serving as a trusted advisor to many of the
world’s leading companies in matters of strategic importance as they seek to
grow their businesses. We are excited to be working with an executive of his
integrity as we look to continue our proud legacy of building businesses that
have proven themselves successful over generations.”
Mr. Leet is an 18-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, in the London and New York
offices, where he was a partner and was responsible for the Firm’s investment
banking activities with industrial companies. He also played leadership roles
in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Department and Principal Investing
More recently, Mr. Leet has led Granite Ridge, a financial advisory boutique,
served as President of Cerberus European Capital Advisors, and was a Special
Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Ford Motor Company in connection with
its recent restructuring initiatives.
“The Pritzker Organization is truly a unique institution having built a great
number of successful businesses with a very particular set of enduring values.
These values are reflected in the companies that have been built, from Hyatt
Hotels to the Marmon Group to Triton Container,” Mr. Leet said. “I am aware of
no other investing group that has so consistently empowered managers to build
so many successful and trusted businesses over decades-long holding periods.”
The Pritzker Organization is the merchant-banking operation for the interests
of certain members of the Pritzker family. The organization’s primary
activities include principal and special situations investing. For more than
60 years, The Pritzker Organization has controlled and guided the development
of dozens of portfolio companies across a wide variety of industries,
including manufacturing, life sciences, hotels, and a number of service
businesses. In addition to its core business of long-term business building,
The Pritzker Organization is also an active special situations investor,
deploying across a wide spectrum of industries and across every tier of the
balance sheet, from senior debt to equity.
Mr. Leet received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Brown
University. He is a Trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Old Vic
Theatre Trust and the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Healthcare Charity.
The Pritzker Organization
Jeannine Jeskewitz, 312-873-4904
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