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John Lewis

Executive Partner at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
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John Lewis

Executive Partner at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Overview

Age
60 (Born 1958)
Notable Companies
Nielsen NV

Nielsen Audio, Inc.

Nielsen Holdings Plc
Board Seats
3
Number of Relationships
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Managing Director & General Counsel at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Private Investor at Winona Capital Management LLC

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Sientra, Inc.

Industry Advisor at Silverwood Partners Capital Markets

Managing Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Kantar Retail

Chief Executive Officer at Nielsen Holdings Plc

President & Chief Executive Officer at Full Contact Management LLC

General Counsel at PJT Partners, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Laird Norton Co. LLC
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November 25, 2013
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Educational Background

MBA 
The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.
Bachelor's Political Science 
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History

Co-Global President
1994 - Current
The Nielsen Co. (US) LLC provides marketing and business information. It offers audience segments, audio measurement, consumer neuroscience, and consumer panel measurement, optimization, concept screening and forecasting solutions. The company was founded by Arthur Charles Nielsen Sr. in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Executive Partner
Current
Madison Dearborn Partners invests in MBO and structured/growth equity transactions in the following sectors: basic industries, communications, consumer, energy and power, financial services and healthcare. The firm generally invests $100 million to $600 million of equity capital per transaction. Their investment horizon is typically 5 to 7 years.
Global President
Prior
Nielsen NV is a global performance management company. It provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of consumers and consumer behavior. It delivers critical media and marketing information, analytics and manufacturer and retailer expertise marketing consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The company operates its business through two reporting segments: What Consumers Buy and What Consumers Watch & listen. The What Consumers Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment is organized into two areas: Information, which provides retail scanner and consumer panel-based measurement, and Insights, which provides a broad range of analytics. Its Buy products and services enables clients to better manage their brands, uncover new sources of demand, launch and grow new products, analyze their sales, improve their marketing mix and establish more effective consumer relationships. The What Consumers Watch and listen segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, online and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers national and local television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies in the mobile telecommunications industry; and advertiser solutions. It provides radio audience measurement services such as information on consumers lifestyles, shopping patterns, and use of media to radio, advertisers and advertising agencies, local cable television companies, national cable and broadcast television networks, and out-of-home media sales organizations. The company was formerly known as Nielsen Holdings NV. The company was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr. in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Global President
Prior
Arbitron, Inc. provides international media and marketing research services. It specializes in media and consumer research, marketing mix modeling, cross-platform measurement. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in new York, NY.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
ACNielsen Corp. provides market research, information and analysis services. The company was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Global President
Prior - 2015
Nielsen Holdings Plc provides global marketing data collection and analytics services. The company operates through two segments: Watch and Buy. The Watch segment provides services to media and advertising clients and audience measurement services through television, radio, online and mobile. The Buy segment provides consumer packaged goods to manufacturers and retailers. The company was founded on August 31, 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Global President
2006 - Prior
NIELSEN is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance.
President & Chief Executive Officer
2002 - 2005
Knowledge Networks, Inc. provides online research for consumer products and services. The company was founded in 1998 by Norman H. Nie and Richard Douglas Rivers and is headquartered in Altoona, PA.
President & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2001
SMS Technologies, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services. It offers prototypes/new product introduction, program management, materials management, board level assembly, testing, box build assembly and logistics/fulfillment services. The company serves the military, computer and peripherals, medical, telecommunications, automotive, industrial and consumer products industries. SMS Technologies was founded by Christopher Ross in 1995 and is located in San Diego, CA.
Chief Marketing Officer
Prior
The NutraSweet Co. manufactures and distributes sweetener products. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL
Advisor
Prior
Winona Capital Management provides acquisition and growth capital to lower middle-market companies. The firm seeks direct investments in consumer-driven companies characterized by innovative high-margin products or services with strong growth prospects in revenues and earnings. They have particular interest in businesses focused on niche consumer goods and services such as sports, recreation and leisure, specialty manufacturing and distribution, growth-oriented, multi-unit specialty food, retail and educational services. Winona Capital Management focuses on companies with revenues greater than $10 million and EBITDA above $1 million. The firm seeks to commit $5 million to $15 million in equity capital per opportunity, whether that commitment is made at the outset or committed over a 5 year period.

Boards & Committees

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Member, Advisory Council
Current
Winona Capital Management provides acquisition and growth capital to lower middle-market companies. The firm seeks direct investments in consumer-driven companies characterized by innovative high-margin products or services with strong growth prospects in revenues and earnings. They have particular interest in businesses focused on niche consumer goods and services such as sports, recreation and leisure, specialty manufacturing and distribution, growth-oriented, multi-unit specialty food, retail and educational services. Winona Capital Management focuses on companies with revenues greater than $10 million and EBITDA above $1 million. The firm seeks to commit $5 million to $15 million in equity capital per opportunity, whether that commitment is made at the outset or committed over a 5 year period.
Director
Current
Knowledge Networks, Inc. provides online research for consumer products and services. The company was founded in 1998 by Norman H. Nie and Richard Douglas Rivers and is headquartered in Altoona, PA.
Independent Director
2016 - 2017
Rocket Fuel, Inc. is a predictive marketing software company. It uses artificial intelligence to provide managed services, as well as SaaS-based data management platform (DMP) and demand side platform (DSP). The company's integrated DMP and DSP platforms are designed to deliver and optimize media spend to engage, up-sell and retarget consumers across addressable channels, such as display, mobile, video, social, and television. Rocket Fuel was founded by Richard A. Frankel, Abhinav Gupta and George H. John on March 25, 2008 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Transactions

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Nielsen NV purchases Nielsen Consumer Insights, Inc.

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