Tom Galuhn is the president of Mesirow Financial’s Private Equity group. He is responsible for the sourcing, selection and monitoring of the group’s primary partnership commitments, secondary investments and co-investments. He is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee and a member of Mesirow Financial’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm.
Tom has more than 30 years of private equity investing experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 1987, he was a principal in the corporate finance group of a regional investment banking firm. Before that, he served for 10 years in various management capacities with First Chicago Investment Advisors where, as a member of the investment team, he was responsible for the development and management of the firm’s Institutional Venture Capital Fund.
Tom is actively involved with several companies in various capacities. He is a board observer for Compuware and serves on fund advisory committees for Lightspeed Venture Partners, Thoma Bravo, LLC and TSG Consumer Partners.
Tom earned a BS from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.