Paul J. Finnegan

Paul J. Finnegan
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

  • Paul Finnegan is co-Chief Executive Officer of Madison Dearborn Partners.
  • Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn Partners, he was with First Chicago Venture Capital for ten years.
  • Previously, he held a variety of marketing positions in the publishing industry, both in the United States and in Southeast Asia.

Finnegan has more than 30 years of experience in private equity investing with a particular focus on investments in the communications industry.

He currently serves on the board of directors of CDW Corporation. Finnegan is a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, Harvard University's governing board, a past member of the Board of Overseers and a past President of the Harvard Alumni Association. He is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at the Harvard Business School and is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Finnegan is the past Chairman and current board member of Teach For America in Chicago, a member of Teach For America’s National Board, and a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

He graduated from Harvard College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul J. Finnegan

Paul J. Finnegan