Rodney L. Goldstein

Co-Managing Partner

Rod has been an investment professional and has worked with business-owning families for 35 years. He began work with WSP in 2017 and is a member of the firm’s investment committee with a particular focus on private markets.

Rod spent over 30 years with Frontenac Company, a Chicago-based private equity firm, including 22 years as the firm’s Chairman and Managing Partner; during his tenure, the firm grew from approximately $25 mm in assets under management to over $1 bn. Formed in 1971, Frontenac makes investments in, and serves as financial and strategic partner to, family owned businesses; the firm’s investors are mostly families. While at Frontenac, Rod served as lead director of numerous private companies; he also was a director of several public companies including Big Lots (NYSE), DeVry, Inc. (NYSE), and AptarGroup (NYSE), serving on the audit and compensation committees of each. Prior to Frontenac, he was a member of the strategy consulting practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is an Independent Director or Advisory Board member of The Boler Company, Edelman, and MacLean-Fogg Company.

Rod is a frequent speaker on family and family business-related topics. He is a trustee of the University of Chicago and is immediate past chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center board of trustees. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, past vice chair of the Economic Club of Chicago, and a past director of the National Venture Capital Association. Rod serves Phillips Academy – Andover as a member of its investment committee, as he has since 1988; he is a former trustee of Andover and the Berkshire School, and serves on the boards of several Chicago based endowed charities. Early in his career, Rod was engaged in the stewardship of a family business founded by his great-grandfather in 1879 in Peoria, Illinois, where Rod was raised.

Rod is a graduate of Phillips Academy – Andover, a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and received an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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