Founder & Managing Partner
Mr. Bounds is the Founder and Managing Director of Bounds Equity Partners, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Bounds is also a Managing Director at Goense Bounds & Partners, a private equity firm which he co-founded in 2000. GBP has invested in 10 platform companies and 22 add-on acquisitions. Mr. Bounds has served on the Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies including Norcraft Industries, Pretium Packaging, US Builder Services, Sportcraft, Hollinee, Dixie Homecrafters, DBL Labs, Preferred Pipe, L & S Plumbing, Emess Design Group, Kirby Lester, Plumbing Master Services, Illinois Glassworks and Beacon Promotions. Prior to 2000, Mr. Bounds was a Partner at Allstate Private Equity from 1996-1999. While at Allstate, Mr. Bounds invested in 10 transactions. From 1995 until joining Allstate Private Equity, Mr. Bounds was the Vice President of Corporate Development for GAF Corporation, the largest roofing company in North America. He was a co-founder and Principal of Heller Equity Capital Corporation from 1988 to 1995. Before joining HECC, Mr. Bounds was with Heller Financial’s leveraged buyout senior debt lending group from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Bounds graduated with honors with a BA degree in Marketing from the University of Iowa and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.