Rooney is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Strategic Consulting business. He
has served large- and mid-cap companies in the industrials sector, with
experience in both corporate development work and the successful implementation
of operational improvement programs for a wide range of clients. Mr. Rooney is
based in the firm’s Chicago office.
to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Rooney was with Benchmark
Strategy Group, where he advised financial sponsors, mid-cap family-held
entities, and public multinational companies across a range of industry
sectors. He has also served as Director of Development, North America, for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, where he was
responsible for the M&A portfolio and strategic planning activities for its
North American operations. While at Saint-Gobain, he was also General Manager
of several operating subsidiaries, including the Norton Construction Products
business and Saint-Gobain Superabrasives, North America. Mr. Rooney began
his career at McKinsey & Co., focusing on strategy, organizational
effectiveness, and operational improvements for clients in Europe and the U.S.
Rooney holds a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the
Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.