Brian A. Demkowicz

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Role:  Brian is the Managing Partner & co-founder of Huron and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.  He is responsible for leading and managing the firm.

Experience:  Brian has extensive experience in executing middle-market acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, growth financings, and divestitures, closing over 100 transactions valued at over $1.0 billion. Brian began his private equity career at Heller Equity Capital Corporation, the private equity arm of Heller Financial (now GE Capital), where he was responsible for sourcing, closing and managing middle-market buyout transactions as well as operational restructurings.  In 1996, Brian left to pursue transactions in a more entrepreneurial setting utilizing an operational approach, establishing Huron in 1999.

Education:  B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University; M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

Board Affiliations:  Brian serves on the boards of numerous Huron portfolio companies, as well as various industry, civic, educational and charitable organizations.

Personal / Interests:  Brian is an avid guitar player and once met George Harrison in an airport lounge.  His experience in assessing and managing risk helped him survive bungee jumping in New Zealand and running with the bulls in Spain.  Brian enjoys coaching competitive baseball, attending Chicago Bears games and taking yearly RV trips with his wife and five children.