Pritzker Private Capital Names Chris Brickman Operating Partner

Proven Business-to-Consumer (B2C) Leader Strengthens PPC’s Operations Group

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”), a leader in family direct investing, today announced the appointment of Chris Brickman, former President and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings, as Operating Partner. With a 30-year track record of leading consumer products businesses to sustained growth and innovation, Mr. Brickman will support PPC’s family of companies in implementing strategic business-to-consumer (B2C) initiatives and driving long-term growth.

Mr. Brickman most recently served as President and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings, where he led the transformation of the $4 billion global business into an omnichannel retail leader. At Sally Beauty, he oversaw the expansion of the company’s digital platforms, implemented innovative customer loyalty strategies, and modernized its use of data analytics to drive operational goals and business outcomes. Mr. Brickman will report to David Gau, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Operations at PPC.

Chris is a strategic leader who shares our philosophy of building great businesses for long-term growth and success,” said Tony Pritzker, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PPC. “His hands-on experience and expertise across the consumer goods sector will be instrumental as we partner with our family of companies to create value.”

I am thrilled to welcome Chris to the PPC family,” said Mr. Gau. “Chris has built a well-earned reputation leading high-growth businesses through successful transformations and business expansion. He will be a strong resource for our team and our companies as we strengthen our branded and consumer capabilities across our Operations Group.”

I am very impressed by the PPC team, especially their track record of success and the value they bring to their family of companies,” said Mr. Brickman. “I am eager to partner with PPC’s group of leading consumer products, food, and personal care businesses to drive meaningful growth and innovation.”

Prior to his tenure leading Sally Beauty, Mr. Brickman held senior positions at the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he led international consumer brands, the company’s largest division, and covered 85 international markets. Mr. Brickman was responsible for brand building, operations improvement, and go-to-market strategy as President of its international consumer business; he also led the transformation of Kimberly-Clark’s B2B business as President of Kimberly-Clark Professional. He has also held senior consumer products and operations roles at McKinsey & Company, Whitlock Packaging, and Guinness Brewing Worldwide. Mr. Brickman earned an advanced bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, where he graduated cum laude.

About Pritzker Private Capital

Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit


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