Thomas J. Leverton has joined Pritzker Private Capital as an operating partner. Most recently, he served as CEO of CEC Entertainment, the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza.
CHICAGO – March 9, 2020 – Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”), a leader in family direct investing, today announced that Thomas J. Leverton, a seasoned executive with experience leading multi-location and logistics services companies, has joined the firm’s growing Services team as Operating Partner. Mr. Leverton will co-lead PPC’s Services team in partnership with Ryan Roberts, Investment Partner – Services. The addition of Mr. Leverton enhances PPC’s commitment to provide operations expertise to its companies and strengthens PPC’s capabilities in supply chain services, industrial services, and commercial and facilities services, areas of strategic focus for the firm’s Services team.
“Tom’s leadership experience and extensive operations expertise make him an excellent addition to our world-class team of investment and operating professionals,” said Paul Carbone, President and Managing Partner of PPC. “As we continue to grow our firm, we will continue to be guided by our mission to serve as the ideal partner for family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses based in North America. I am confident that Tom will be a valuable partner to our companies and I welcome him to the PPC family.”
“With the addition of Tom and his proven track record of success to PPC, we are pleased to continue to build out the services we offer our companies,” said David Gau, Partner and Head of Operations of PPC. “We are making a strategic effort to grow our Operations team and expand our capabilities, positioning PPC to navigate today’s rapidly changing markets and create further value as a long-term partner for our companies.”
Mr. Leverton brings to PPC more than 25 years of experience leading multi-location and services logistics companies to achieve long-term success. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of CEC Entertainment, the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza. During his tenure, he transformed CEC into a technology-enabled organization with taste-test winning food, enhanced entertainment and two integrated businesses. Mr. Leverton previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Topgolf, a global sports and entertainment company, and as Chief Executive Officer at Omniflight, a nationwide air medical operator. Earlier in his career, he held senior operating roles at FedEx Office and TXU Energy, and he began his career at Johnson & Johnson and Bain & Company. Mr. Leverton received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
PPC brings a time-tested, disciplined approach to partnering with middle-market companies, focusing on quality businesses with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. PPC aims to identify tech-enabled, supply chain and industrial services companies with which to form a strong, growth-minded partnership and cultivate long-term success. PPC continues to be uniquely positioned to achieve strong results for its family of companies by combining the flexibility of long-duration capital with the legacy and values of a family-owned business.
Mr. Leverton replaces Gregg Kaplan as Operating Partner on PPC’s Services team. Mr. Kaplan recently assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Valicor Environmental Services, a PPC company. Mr. Carbone said, “Gregg has been a terrific partner of ours for nearly five years and we are sorry to see him go. However, we are delighted that Gregg is not going far and that he has agreed to take the leadership role at Valicor.”
Pritzker Private Capital’s current group of services companies include ENTACT, a leading environmental remediation and geotechnical construction services company; PECO Pallet, a North American leader in pallet rental services and logistics; and Valicor Environmental Services, one of North America’s largest providers of non-hazardous wastewater treatment services.
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. For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.