People: Essex Rental Corp (ESSX.O)
24 May 2013
Mr. Daniel H. Blumenthal is Independent Director of Essex Rental Corp. In 2007, Mr. Blumenthal founded Blue River Partners; a private equity firm based in Chicago, and has served as its Managing Partner since its formation. In 2009, Mr. Blumenthal founded Blue River PetCare, L.L.C., a consolidator of veterinary hospitals, in which Mr. Blumenthal serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming Blue River Partners, he was a founder and Managing Partner of Willis Stein & Partners, a private equity firm founded in 1995, where he served on the Boards of Directors of National Veterinary Associates, Inc., Paradigm Health, Inc., Interval International Corp., Baker & Taylor Corp., Roll Coater, Inc., Strategic Materials, Inc. and Aavid Thermal Technologies, Inc. Prior to the formation of Willis Stein & Partners, Mr. Blumenthal was Vice President of Continental Illinois Venture Corporation from 1993 to 1995 and was a corporate tax attorney with Latham & Watkins from 1988 to 1993. During the past five years, Mr. Blumenthal also served as a member of the board of directors of ANSYS, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Blumenthal received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and B.A. in Economics and History, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University. Mr. Blumenthal has experience in initiating investment opportunities and structuring acquisitions including over 24 years of transaction and investment management experience as a private equity investor and transactional attorney.
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