Umair Hussain is a Partner with Red Chalk Group and has broadly served and counseled senior corporate and investment executives for the past 10 years. Mr. Hussain has deep experience addressing critical strategic issues, including the development of corporate and business-unit growth strategies focused on adjacent markets, emerging markets, and new platforms – often through M&A strategy. Moreover, he has advised executives on the strategic options to address opportunities and mitigate risks associated with disruptive technologies and new business models. Mr. Hussain has extensive experience addressing strategic opportunities associated with Industry 4.0, Connected Car, Connected Home, Internet of Things, Automotive Mobility, and Blockchain.
In addition, Mr. Hussain has advised senior investment professionals, including private equity and hedge funds, on investment thesis formulation, industry assessments, and target commercial due diligence. More specifically, he has counseled investment teams on a range of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, public-to-private transactions, corporate carve-outs, and middle market acquisitions.
Mr. Hussain has served both domestic and international companies across a wide range of industries and technologies including:
- Diversified industrials
- Oil & Gas / energy
- Private equity / investment funds
- Media and entertainment
- Consumer durables
- Publishing and information services
- Networking equipment
- Computing equipment and software
- Consumer electronics
- Internet technologies
Prior to joining Red Chalk Group, Mr. Hussain was an Investment Banking Analyst at FT Partners based in San Francisco, California. Mr. Hussain received an MBA, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with Honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Umair is also active in numerous professional and charitable organizations including serving as the Past President of Pivot Nonprofit Consulting, Business Plan Judge with NFTE Chicago, Board Fellow with Chicago Training Center, and a Mentor with Polsky Center at the University of Chicago.