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Mr. Tim Sullivan

SullivanTim Sullivan is a founder and managing director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), which specializes in management buyouts and special equity investing. MDP manages over 18 billion dollars of committed capital and portfolio investments. Prior to co-founding MDP in 1993, Mr. Sullivan was with First Chicago Venture Capital for three years after having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sullivan concentrates on investments in the healthcare sector and serves on the Board of Directors of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. and VWR International, Inc.

He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Stanford Business School Trust, and is the chairman of Northlight Theatre. Additionally, he serves on the Finance and Investment Committee of the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as the Investment Committee for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy; an M.S. from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

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