Philip A. Canfield

Philip A. Canfield Managing Director

“It’s about experience, continuity and mutual respect. We offer resourceful thinking and encouragement rather than command and control. We know when to act and when to be patient. There’s not a lot we haven’t seen.”

Phil joined GTCR in 1992 and is currently a Managing Director of the firm. Phil previously worked in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody and Company. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA in finance with high honors from the Honors Business Program at the University of Texas.

Phil is co-head of the Information Services & Technology Group at GTCR and has been focused on building this area for GTCR since 1996. Phil is currently a director of Zayo Group, IQNavigator, Global Traffic Network, Avention and Rural Broadband Investments. Phil has played a leadership role in a number of past investments involving AppNet, Transaction Network Services, DigitalNet, Cellnet and Solera.

Believing education is an important way of giving back, Phil is an active volunteer and sponsor for the Chicago Foundation for Education, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the educational experience of Chicago’s public school children. In addition, Phil is a member of the council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a member of the board of trustees at the Latin School of Chicago.

Phone: (312) 382-2234