The Funds & Partnerships Team

Penny S. Pritzker

Founder and Formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Pritzker is the founder and formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group. Currently serving as the United States Secretary of Commerce, Ms. Pritzker has been an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist, with more than twenty-five years of experience as a business executive in numerous industries. Ms. Pritzker is also co-founder and former chairman of Artemis Real Estate Partners and The Parking Spot. Ms. Pritzker previously served on the board of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is the former chairman of the board of TransUnion and is a past board member of each of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group and LaSalle Bank Corporation. In addition, she is the founder and former chairman of Vi Senior Living (formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt). Ms. Pritzker also sat on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Stanford University and The Economic Club of Chicago, and is a former chairman of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and former member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and of President Obama’s Economic Recovery and Advisory Board. She also served as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers. Ms. Pritzker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

To learn more about Ms. Pritzker, visit www.penny-pritzker.com.

John Kevin Poorman

President and Chief Executive Officer

kpoorman@pspcapital.com
312.873.4802

Mr. Poorman is PSP Capital Partner’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for implementing and overseeing the company's strategic direction. Mr. Poorman is also Executive Chairman of Vi Senior Living (formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt). Mr. Poorman previously served as an officer and director of several businesses owned by interests of the extended Pritzker family. Mr. Poorman is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Loyola University of New Orleans and serves as a director of The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Inc. Prior to joining Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1988, Mr. Poorman was a partner in the Dallas-based law firm of Johnson & Swanson. Mr. Poorman is a member of the American, Illinois and Texas Bar Associations. During law school Mr. Poorman was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Oklahoma Law Review and the American Indian Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science (Botany) and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Oklahoma, graduating law school with highest honors.

John McGuire

Chief Investment Officer

jmcguire@Pritzkerff.com
312.873.4867

Mr. McGuire is the Chief Investment Officer at PSP Capital Partners and the Officer of Penny, Tom and Gigi Pritzker’s charitable foundations. He manages the family’s investments in third-party funds and partnerships.

Prior to joining the Pritzker Foundation in 2005, he served as a senior investment professional at Granite Associates, a New York-based family investment office. Before Granite Associates, Mr. McGuire spent three years at Accenture, where he focused on management consulting projects in the finance industry. Mr. McGuire earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University.

Damien Coady

Vice President

dcoady@Pritzkerff.com
312.873.4873

Mr. Coady is Vice President for the Pritzker family and its charitable foundations, working on all aspects of fund and partnership sourcing, due diligence and management.

Prior to joining the Pritzker family in 2008, he spent nine years at L.E.K. Consulting in Chicago and London, latterly as a senior manager, where he provided strategic advice to corporations and financial sponsors across a variety of industries. Mr. Coady earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a Master of Arts degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Vishnu Srinivasan

Vice President

vsrinivasan@Pritzkerff.com
312.873.4855

Mr. Srinivasan is Vice President for the Pritzker family and its charitable foundations, working on all aspects of fund and partnership sourcing, due diligence and management. Prior to joining the Pritzker family in 2012, he served as an investment professional at Alyeska Investment Group, a long/short hedge fund manager in Chicago. Previously, Mr. Srinivasan spent five years at Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm in Boston, where he was a Principal. Mr. Srinivasan earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Merry Vanick

Accounting and Administration

mvanick@Pritzkerff.com
312.873.4952

Ms. Vanick assists in reporting, administration and analytics for fund and partnership investments on behalf of the Pritzker family and its charitable foundations.

Previously she worked for J. Ira Harris for seven years after relocating from Texas, where she worked as an accountant in both the private sector and for a local CPA firm. Ms. Vanick earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Houston.