The Club notes about Dave:
Dave Chandler joined William Blair & Company in 1987 from Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. At William Blair, he partnered with others to build the firm’s merchant banking capabilities, ultimately known as William Blair Capital Partners. In 2004, the team leading William Blair Capital Partners established Chicago Growth Partners (“CGP”) to pursue its growth-oriented buyout strategy on an independent basis. Since 2004 David has served as Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CGP. Dave received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Princeton University.
In addition to numerous current and past directorships, he currently serves as Board Chair of The Golden Apple Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, developing and supporting teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. David lives in Northfield, IL with his wife Liz and four children, three of whom have left the family “nest.”