Aurora Capital Partners
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Advisors

We integrate seasoned executives into our practice to deepen our perspective and help make us the partner of choice for management teams.

 

Meet Our Advisors

 

Lawrence Bossidy

Executive Board

Mr. Bossidy is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. Mr. Bossidy is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell International. Mr. Bossidy previously served as Chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal, and became Chairman of Honeywell following the merger of AlliedSignal and Honeywell in December 1999. He retired from Honeywell in April 2000. Mr. Bossidy is credited with transforming AlliedSignal into one of the world's most admired companies. During his tenure with AlliedSignal, the company achieved consistent growth in earnings and cash flow, highlighted by 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or greater. Before joining AlliedSignal, Mr. Bossidy served in a number of executive and financial positions with General Electric Company, which he joined as a trainee in 1957. He is a graduate of Colgate University.


Todd Dunn

Executive Board

Mr. Dunn is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. He has a long career of operational success in private-equity backed companies serving as Chief Executive Officer for Aurora’s as well as other leading financial sponsors’ portfolio companies, including FleetPride, the largest distributor of truck and trailer parts in the heavy-duty aftermarket channel, as well as Tartan Textile Services and United Plastics Group. Earlier in his career he was an executive at SLM Group, a private company engaged in a wide variety of industries including heavy duty aftermarket truck and trailer parts. Mr. Dunn began his career in 1985 in commercial banking, focusing on real estate and special assets. Mr. Dunn graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.


William Harrison, Jr.

Executive Board

Mr. Harrison is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. Mr. Harrison is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase. Previously he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Chase Manhattan Corporation and presided over the mergers with J.P. Morgan in 2000 and Bank One in 2004. Mr. Harrison began his career with Chemical Bank where he held numerous senior management positions including head of the bank's Global Banking and Corporate Finance Group. Beginning in 1992, he played a leading role in managing and merging the major firms – Chemical, Manufacturers Hanover, Chase Manhattan, J.P. Morgan and Bank One – in addition to Hambrecht & Quist and Flemings and Beacon, creating one of the leading global financial institutions in the world. Mr. Harrison received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's International Senior Management Programme in Switzerland.


Jim Lindner

Executive Board

Mr. Lindner is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. He has more than 40 years of experience in computer hardware and software and information services, including more than 25 years as CEO or COO of companies with revenue between $100 million and $1 billion. Mr. Lindner began his career with IBM, and later served as Chairman and CEO of ISC-Bunker Ramo Corporation, President of Memorex Telex Corporation's Networks Group, and President and CEO of Attachmate. In 1997, Mr. Lindner became Chairman and CEO of Mitchell International, a leading provider of technology solutions for the property and casualty claims industry, and was responsible for leading the company through a new era of accelerated growth and transformational acquisition activity. In 2008, Mr. Lindner was elevated to the role of Executive Chairman at Mitchell, and he remains an advisor to the company today. Mr. Lindner received his Bachelor of Science from Western Colorado University.


Ray Milchovich

Executive Board

Mr. Milchovich is a member of Aurora’s Executive Board. Mr. Milchovich is the former Chairman and CEO of Foster Wheeler, where he led its transition to industry leadership, posting record profits and market capitalization before his retirement in 2012. He began his career in the steel industry and in 1980 joined Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation where he ultimately became CEO in 2000. Mr. Milchovich currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dow Chemical Corporation and previously served as the Lead Independent Director of Nucor Corporation and on the Board of Delphi Corporation.  Mr. Milchovich graduated with a BA from California University of Pennsylvania and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.


John Myers

Executive Board

Mr. Myers is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. Mr. Myers was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Asset Management until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Myers is credited for leading the firm's transformation from GE's corporate pension office into a leader in third-party institutional asset management that grew from $50 billion to $200 billion in assets, including a significant amount of external capital. During his tenure with General Electric, more than 80% of GEAM's assets were internally managed with multi strategy capabilities and a significant focus on Alternatives. Mr. Myers received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wagner College in 1967. He was then a Lieutenant in the US Navy and served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a Line Officer.


Gerald Parsky

Chairman and Advisor

Gerald Parsky co-founded the firm in 1991 and currently serves as Chairman and an advisor to Aurora Capital Partners. Mr. Parsky is also a Partner and Investment Committee member of Arrowhead Mezzanine, as well as an active member of numerous civic and charitable boards including the Rand Corporation. Previously, Mr. Parsky was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 1974-1977. For the next 14 years, he was affiliated with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he was a Senior Partner and member of the Executive and Management Committees.  Mr. Parsky is a graduate of Princeton University (BA) and the University of Virginia Law School (JD).


Terry Sutter

Executive Board

Mr. Sutter is a member of Aurora's Executive Board. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in refining, specialty chemicals, plastics, process automation, and steel. Most recently, Mr. Sutter was COO of Gerdau Ameristeel, one of the largest long steel producers in North America. During his tenure at Gerdau, Mr. Sutter's team completed in excess of $5 billion of acquisitions across the entire value chain of the business. Previously, Mr. Sutter joined Tyco International as one of the operating executives charged with turning around Tyco, assuming the role of President of Tyco Plastics and Adhesives. Earlier in his career he was part of AlliedSignal, which ultimately became Honeywell, in the Specialty Chemicals and then the Process Automation Division. Mr. Sutter began his career with Pennzoil and Morton International. Mr. Sutter has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.