Phil Canfield, MBA ’96
Managing Director of GTCR
Phil Canfield joined GTCR in 1992 and is currently a managing director of the firm. Canfield previously worked in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Canfield is co-head of the technology, media & telecommunications group at GTCR and has been focused on building this area for GTCR since 1996. He is currently a director of Cision, Inteliquent, Lytx and Mega Broadband Investments. Canfield has played a leadership role in a number of past investments including AppNet, CellNet, DigitalNet, Rural Broadband Investments, Solera, Sorenson Communications, Transaction Network Services and Zayo.
Canfield is a member of the council at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and serves on the Polsky Center PE Council for the University of Chicago. In addition, he is a member of the board of trustees for Rush University Medical Center and a member of the board of governors for Rush University. At the University of Texas, Canfield has been recognized as a Lifetime Leader and he serves on the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. He is also a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation’s Trustee Council.
Canfield holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and a BBA in finance with high honors from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas.