Paul J. Finnegan

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Paul 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 the Treasurer of Harvard Corporation, chairman of the board for the Harvard Management Company and past member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and a Past President of the Harvard Alumni Association.  He is the Past Chairman and current board member of Teach for America in Chicago-Northwest Indiana, and a 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.