The new owners of the Sun-Times
December 21, 2011 8:32PM
Updated: January 23, 2012 11:02AM
Michael Ferro Jr., 45, chairman of Wrapports LLC, the company created following the sale of Sun-Times Media. Entrepreneur and e-commerce expert. Chairman and CEO of Merrick Ventures LLC, chairman of Merge Healthcare. University of Illinois graduate. Civic involvement includes Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago News Cooperative.
Timothy Knight, 46, CEO of Wrapports. Lawyer and accountant. Former president and CEO of Newsday Media Group and publisher of Newsday. Former executive at Tribune Co., where he co-founded Classified Ventures LLC. Degrees from Marquette University, DePaul University College of Law. Service with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
John Canning Jr., 67, chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners LLC. Former executive with First Chicago Corp. Co-owner of Milwaukee Brewers. Active with Northwestern University, Big Shoulders Fund, Chicago News Cooperative. Chairman of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Michael Sacks, 49, CEO of Grosvenor Capital Management LP. Graduate of Tulane University and Northwestern University, where he earned both an MBA and a law degree. Active with Chicago museums and After School Matters. Vice chairman alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel of World Business Chicago.
William “Beau” Wrigley Jr., 48, former chief executive and chairman of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Member of senior advisory council at BDT Capital Partners LLC. Graduate of Duke University. Active with Ocean Health Council and North Shore University Healthcare System.
Bruce Sagan, 82, publisher of Hyde Park Herald. Former longtime publisher of Southtown Economist, now the SouthtownStar. Active with Steppenwolf Theater Co., Joffrey Ballet, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Bradley Phillip Bell, 47, president, Bell-Phillip Television Productions, executive producer and head writer for the serial “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Son of Lee Phillip Bell, longtime talk show host for WBBM-TV, and William Bell, creator of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”
Other investors not on the board:
Joseph Mansueto, 55, chairman of Morningstar Inc. and of Mansueto Ventures.
Miles White, 56, chairman of Abbott Laboratories.
David Herro, 51, manager of Oakmark International fund.
Bruce Rauner, 55, principal of private equity firm GTCR LLC.
Investors who are holdovers from prior ownership group:
W. Rockwell “Rocky Wirtz, 59, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and president of Wirtz Corp., with interests in property and liquor distribution.
Richard Price, 64, chairman of Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.