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.
Tom's tenure at the firm overlapped all but two of the firm's 100 plus investments. During the early years, Tom was responsible for analyzing, diligencing, structuring, monitoring and realizing many of the Firm's portfolio companies. These included business services, healthcare services, communications including towers and multiple cable TV investments, industrial and consumer products and services.
In 1991, he was appointed a member of the Firm's investment committee and continued to be directly responsible for sourcing and cultivating entrepreneur relationships and investment opportunities and led some of the Firm's largest and most successful platform investments and buildups including Charter Communications, Cross Country Healthcare and AAT Communications.
Tom became Charterhouse's Managing Partner in 2001 and was responsible for addressing Charterhouse Equity Partners III performance issues in addition to positioning the firm for the Charterhouse Equity Partners IV fund raise. Over its long history, each of the Charterhouse funds have generated attractive returns for it's institutional investors including the most recent fund, Charterhouse Equity Partners IV which has realized a gross return of over two times invested capital.
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 CEP IV and CEP III investments including MP Total Care, AAT, Lason, Newpath, Tierpoint and MX Energy. Bill is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Celtic Charms, Inc., a non-profit therapeutic riding center for special needs people with disabilities or disorders.
Steve Dircks Joined Charterhouse as an analyst in 2011, and focused on sourcing, diligence and financial modeling of portfolio add-on acquisitions in healthcare services and business services and portfolio monitoring and divestitures. He is also responsible for sourcing and evaluating business opportunities for Charterhouse Strategic Partners. Steve received a B.B.A. in Economics and Marketing from Loyola University Maryland, where he captained the division one mens' lacrosse team. He subsequently played five seasons of professional lacrosse in the MLL.