Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC - Focus: management buy-outs, growth equity financing, recapitalization and acquisition-oriented financing.


Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr.

Executive Partner


Prior to partnering with MDP in 2005, Mr. Kraemer was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International Inc. and now serves as Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Kraemer currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Option Care, Performance Health and VWR International.  He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Leidos Corporation and Dentsply Sirona, Inc.  He serves on the Boards of Trustees of Northwestern University; on the Dean’s Advisory Boards of the Kellogg School of Management; and on the Conference Board. Mr. Kraemer is also the author of From Values to Action:  The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership.

Please note that Harry Kraemer is not an employee, officer or affiliate of MDP.


C.P.A., B.A., Lawrence University; M.B.A., Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg School of Management.
Kraemer, Harry M. Jansen Jr.