Paul J. Finnegan
Paul J. Finnegan currently serves as a member of our Board of Directors and as a manager for CDW LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary. Finnegan is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm.
Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn in 1992, he was with First Chicago Venture Capital for ten years. Finnegan has held a variety of marketing positions in the publishing industry, both in the United States and in Southeast Asia. Finnegan has more than 30 years of experience in private equity investing with a particular focus on investments in the communications industry.
Finnegan is the chairman of the board for Government Sourcing Solutions, LLC and serves on the board of directors of AIA Corporation. He is a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, Treasurer of Harvard University, chair of the Harvard Management Company and past member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and a Past President of the Harvard Alumni Association. Finnegan is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at the Harvard Business School, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health and also a member of the Center for Public Leadership’s Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School. He is the Past Chairman and current board member of Teach For America in Chicago, a member of Teach For America’s National Board and member of the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Finnegan is a graduate of Harvard College where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Harvard Business School where he earned a Master of Business Administration.