Monday, March 27, 2017

Marquette Students Heard from Another Private Equity Speaker on Monday, March 27, 2017

Barrett Willich (AIM Class of 2008) of Beverly Capital Spoke to Marquette Students about Private Equity

Dr. David Krause and Barrett Willich
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Barrett Willich (AIM Class of 2008) presented to Dr. Krause’s Alternative Investments class and met with AIM program students in the Class of 2017.

Barrett is a Vice President at Beverly Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm which brings years of successful investing and operating experience to middle market companies.

Mr. Willich joined Beverly Capital in 2014 and prior to this he worked as an Associate at Winona Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm, which specializes in growth equity investments in consumer companies. At Winona, he assisted with deal execution and portfolio company operational improvements.

Barrett Willich, AIM Class of 2008
Earlier in his career, Mr. Willich was an analyst in Robert W. Baird & Co.’s Healthcare & Business Services Investment Banking Group, where he worked with and advised middle-market corporate and private equity clients on M&A, debt, and equity transactions.

Barrett holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Finance cum laude from Marquette University.  While at Marquette University, Mr. Willich was a member of the Applied Investment Management Program.

During his time in the AIM program, Barrett pitched numerous stocks including Piper Jaffray (PJC), Petroleum Development Corporation (PETD), and Bristow Groups (BRS). He has remained actively involved with the AIM program since his graduation and regularly mentors students.


Dr. Krause said, “It is always a pleasure to have Barrett join us on campus. He does an excellent job in the classroom and offers students advice about graduate school. He’s a fine example of an alumnus that gives back regulatory to Marquette and the AIM program. It was great to see him and he is always welcome on campus.”


Mr. Willich’s responsibilities at Beverly Capital include deal origination and execution, as well as assisting operating companies with strategic direction, operational improvements, and financing decisions.  Mr. Willich is currently a director of American Prosthetic Components, The Elwood Corporation and Tree Street Dermatology.

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