Entrepreneur and Private Equity Investor
Mr. Roszak is co-founder and managing partner of SilkRoad Equity, a global private investment firm.
Mr. Roszak has spent over 17 years in private equity and venture capital and invested in excess of $1 billion of capital in a broad range of industries, with experience in executing a broad scope of transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate and transactional financing, including private equity, venture capital, mezzanine and conventional financings; public offerings, private placements and financial restructurings.
Previously, Mr Roszak was a principal with Advent International. Advent is one of the world’s largest and most successful international private equity investment firms, managing in excess of $15 billion, with offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Before joining Advent, Mr. Roszak spent five years with Keystone Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Prior to its sale to DirectTV (NASDAQ: DTV), Mr. Roszak served as a director of 180 Connect (TSX: CNCT) for five years, and was chairman of the audit and compensation committees.
Mr. Roszak is a director and beneficial owner of various companies, including Barefoot Landing, Coastal Resort Holdings, HardMetrics, InterAct911, MissionMode, Onramp Branding, Pendulab, SilkRoad Realty, SilkRoad technology, SolidSpace, TrueLook, Vitalize Labs and Viwawa. Mr. Roszak earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lake Forest College.