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Lauren Patnaude

Managing Director, BDT & Company

Lauren Patnaude is a Managing Director at BDT & Company, responsible for execution of both investments and advisory assignments. Prior to joining BDT, Lauren was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago focused on corporate strategy work. She previously was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, an Analyst in the Mergers Leadership Group at Goldman Sachs in New York, and began her career at UBS. Lauren is a board observer for Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.

Lauren received her BA in Economics and History from Yale University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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