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Cressey News

April 04, 2024

Cressey & Company Welcomes Mike Rude as Operating Partner

CHICAGO (April 4, 2024) Cressey & Company LP (“Cressey” or the “Firm”), a private investment firm focused on building leading healthcare services and information technology businesses, is pleased to announce that Mike Rude, a seasoned human resources executive, recently joined the Firm as an Operating Partner. Mr. Rude’s appointment will bolster Cressey’s focus on developing talented leadership teams and strong organizational cultures within our portfolio partnerships.

“We are excited to have Mike join the Firm and are confident that he will be an outstanding addition to our team,” said Dave Rogero, Partner at Cressey. “Throughout his career, Mike has been a trusted leader who has helped forge durable employee-centric cultures across a number of healthcare organizations. Mike will be an invaluable resource as we continue building leadership teams and cultures centered on employee engagement and high-quality care delivery.”

Mr. Rude brings nearly 40 years of experience across human resources and organizational transformation, including 22 years as a Chief Human Resources Officer across several scaled organizations, including Option Care Health, Catamaran, and Stryker . Prior to joining Cressey, Mr. Rude most recently served as Executive Partner for CHRO clients at Gartner, a leading transnational technological research and consulting firm with over 20,000 employees. He also has management experience in HR leadership roles at Boston Scientific Corporation, Dun & Bradstreet, and Baxter International.

Mr. Rude earned a B.A. in Speech Communications and an M.A. in Organizational Communications from the University of Illinois


About Cressey & Company

Based in Chicago, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee, Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused on building leading healthcare services and information technology businesses. With a history spanning 40 years, the Cressey & Company team is one of the most experienced and successful in the healthcare private equity field.