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Byron Trott

Byron Trott

Chairman and Co-CEO, BDT & MSD Partners

Byron Trott has more than 30 years of experience advising and investing with some of the most successful public and private closely held companies in the U.S.

He is the Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of BDT & MSD Partners, a merchant bank with an advisory and investment platform built to serve the distinct needs of business owners and strategic, long-term investors. He is also Co-Chief Investment Officer of BDT Capital Partners, a registered investment advisor of the firm.

In 2009, Trott founded BDT & Company, a predecessor firm to BDT & MSD Partners. Prior to that, he had a distinguished 27-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was Vice Chairman of the global Investment Banking Division from 2005 to 2009. Trott was elected to the board of directors in April 2015.