Tom Dircks began his career in private equity when he joined Charterhouse Group in 1983 after being a Certified Public Accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers. While at Charterhouse, Tom held numerous positions within the firm and completed transactions in the business services, healthcare services, consumer and industrial sectors. In 2002 he became Managing Partner of the firm.
Tom's tenure at the firm overlapped all but two of the firm's 100 plus investments and he led some of the Firm's largest and most successful platform investments and buildups including Charter Communications, Cross Country Healthcare and AAT Communications.
Tom holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a Director, Member of the Audit Committee, Governance or Compensation Committees of many of Charterhouse's public and private portfolio companies over the past 30 years including, Charter Communications, Suddenlink, AAT, Oakleaf, Amerfit, Newpath Networks, MP TotalCare, Logisticare, Camelot Schools, Tierpoint and Upstream Rehabilitation. Tom also serves as a trustee of two family foundations including The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation.
Bill Landuyt joined Charterhouse in 2003 after spending over 20 years with publicly traded UK-based Hanson PLC and its affiliates, most recently serving as the Chairman and CEO of Millennium Chemicals Inc., a NYSE-listed, diversified chemical company that had been a spin-off from Hanson PLC. He had previously served as the President of Hanson's $8.5 billion U.S. operations as well as the Finance Director (CFO equivalent) of Hanson PLC, the $18.5 billion parent entity. Bill managed and was actively involved in Hanson's billions of dollars of mergers and acquisition activity across a variety of industries and transaction types.
Bill began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He served on the Board of Directors, Audit Committees and Compensation Committees of Bethlehem Steel and many of the firm’s investments including MP Total Care, AAT, Lason, Newpath, Tierpoint and MX Energy. Bill is also the Co-Founder of Celtic Charms, Inc., a non-profit therapeutic riding center for special needs people with disabilities or disorders.
Steve Dircks is responsible for sourcing, diligence and financial analysis of investment opportunities and add on investments. He joined Charterhouse in 2011 as an analyst. Steve received a B.B.A. in Economics and Marketing from Loyola University Maryland, where he captained the division one men’s lacrosse team. He subsequently played five seasons of professional lacrosse in the MLL.