NGP taps Wexler as director of biz and talent development

NextGen Growth Partners has named Ron Wexler as director of business and talent development. Prior to joining NGP, Wexler worked at Citadel.


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Growth Partners (NGP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that partners with Chicago’s top entrepreneurs to acquire and grow lower middle market businesses, today announced Ron Wexler has joined its team.

Wexler joins NextGen as its Director of Business and Talent Development and will oversee talent acquisition, talent development, play-booking best practices, and business development initiatives. Prior to NGP, Wexler spent 12 years at Citadel in numerous capacities, most notably in macro research, talent development and fundraising.

“Ron is a huge addition to our team. As our firm grows and evolves, there is an ever-increasing amount of intellectual property and institutional learning,” said NGP Founder and Managing Partner Brian O’Connor. “Ron’s commitment to talent development, best practices, and continuous improvement is inspirational. It is already paying huge dividends to our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and portfolio company CEOs.”

Prior to Citadel, Wexler worked at Merrill Lynch starting out in international economic research and moving to the U.S. economics group. Wexler was then selected to join a new group, tasked with taking the research department’s best trade ideas and crafting portfolios for Merrill Lynch’s private clients. Ron started his career at Gerard Klauer Mattison doing equity research, covering the business services space.

Ron holds a master’s degree in economics from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from McGill University.

About NextGen Growth Partners
Headquartered in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, NextGen Growth Partners is a private equity firm that partners with the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent to acquire, operate, and grow lower middle market businesses across a variety of industries. The team has a strong track record of creating value through growth and operational improvement in middle market businesses. For more information, please visit