Chicago Park District

Board of Commissioners Biographies

M. Laird Koldyke

Commissioner

Martin-Laird-KoldykeLaird Koldyke was first appointed as a Commissioner on September 12, 2005, with a current term expiring in 2016. Mr. Koldyke is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Winona Capital Management, LLC, a Chicago based private investment firm. Prior to Winona Capital, Mr. Koldyke spent 14 years at Frontenac Company, a Chicago based private equity firm. Mr. Koldyke was a partner at Frontenac since 1993 serving on the investment committee of the firm. Mr. Koldyke focuses on acquisitions and growth financings of consumer based businesses. Prior to Frontenac, Mr. Koldyke was with the IBM Corporation in the National Marketing Division in Los Angeles, California and Chicago.

Mr. Koldyke currently serves on the boards of Top Driver, LLC and Laird Norton Company, LLC. Mr. Koldyke is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA 1983) and The Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MM 1989). And yes, he still believes in the Cubs.

Mr. Koldyke lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with his wife Deirdre and their four children.