PPC recruits Muckley as senior advisor

Previously, he was chief financial officer at PLZ Aeroscience.

Pritzker Private Capital has named Jon Muckley as a senior advisor. Previously, he was chief financial officer at PLZ Aeroscience.


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”), a leader in family direct investing, today announced that Jon Muckley, a proven operations and financial executive, has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Mr. Muckley joins the Pritzker Operations Group, led by David Gau, Partner and Head of Operations at PPC, where he will help build growth-focused middle-market businesses and support the continued expansion of PPC’s Operations team.

“The addition of Jon to the Pritzker Operations Group enhances our ability to partner with our companies and help them successfully navigate today’s rapidly changing markets,” said Mr. Gau. “Jon and I are former colleagues, and I’ve seen his considerable skills in financial systems, data analytics and pricing excellence drive tremendous outcomes. We continue to add talented operations executives as we grow our firm and strive to be the ideal partner to middle-market family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses.”

Mr. Muckley joins PPC from PLZ Aeroscience, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. PLZ, a PPC family company since 2015, is North America’s largest independent specialty aerosol and liquid product manufacturer. He assisted Highline Warren as interim Chief Financial Officer prior to his official start date with PPC. Highline Warren, a leader in manufacturing and distribution of automotive maintenance products, joined PPC’s family of companies in November 2020.

“As a recent CFO in a PPC operating company, I know firsthand how powerful and helpful the Pritzker Operations Group is for executive teams,” said Mr. Muckley. “PPC’s flexible approach and commitment to long-term partnerships with its companies make the firm truly unique. I am excited to bring my experience as a resource for PPC’s growing family of companies.”

Mr. Muckley joins PPC with a distinguished track record of growth and execution across the manufactured products and technology sectors. He previously was Chief Financial Officer at Air System Components (“ASC”), a global manufacturer of air distribution products. At ASC, he oversaw the organization’s ownership transition from Tomkins Building Products Group to Johnson Controls. Mr. Muckley began his career in the technology sector, including senior finance positions at Nokia. He earned an MBA from the University of Illinois, as well as a B.S. in accounting and a B.A in economics and history from Miami University (Ohio).

About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.