Mr. Kirson joined Wynnchurch in 2004. Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Mr. Kirson was a founding partner of Crossroads Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on making investments in underperforming companies in the lower middle market. Also previously, a Vice President with the private equity firm Willis Stein & Partners, a Vice President with Goldman Sachs & Co.'s Investment Banking Division, and an attorney in the private equity group at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.
Has over 20 years of private equity experience including legal, investment banking and principal investing experience including leading all facets of executing and managing private equity investments. Has had primary or substantial responsibility for evaluating, structuring, negotiating and executing over 50 mergers and acquisitions.
Serves on the Board of Directors of Heligear Acquisition Holdings Co. dba Northstar Aerospace, Inc., Ironform Holdings Co., and USM Holdings, Inc.
A.B., Philosophy, summa cum laude and with highest honors, University of Illinois; J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School.