Brett. A. Snyder

President, Nicolet Capital



Brett Snyder has over 20 years of principal investment experience and has executed and managed numerous investments across a broad range of manufacturing, consumer and service businesses.  For nearly a decade, Mr. Snyder and Nicolet Capital have focused exclusively on the Plastics, Packaging and Converting industry.  He has led seven acquisitions in this segment and has served as an active Chairman of many of these companies.

Prior to forming Nicolet Capital, Mr. Snyder was a Principal and Member of the General Partner of Windjammer Capital Investors, a middle-market private investment firm.  During his tenure, he was responsible for the firm’s Midwest investment activities and led four platform investments that represented a significant portion of the firm’s portfolio.  He also played an active role in the overall investment committee of the partnership and led a number of internal strategic initiatives that contributed to the development of the firm.  Previously, Mr. Snyder was with Prudential Capital Group’s Chicago Regional Office where he was responsible for originating, performing diligence, structuring and negotiating a variety of long-term private debt and other investments as a principal.  During his tenure, he participated in or led over 40 transactions aggregating over $1 billion in investment value.

Education and Professional Credentials

  • B.B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Evans Scholar

Select Board Affiliations

  • InterFlex Group
  • Pretium Packaging
  • Transilwrap Company
  • MacLean Power Systems

Personal and Other Affiliations

  • Association for Investment Management and Research
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Married with two children and lives in Chicago, IL

Latest News

  • February 28, 2015
    Nicolet Capital Speaks at Plastics, Packaging and Converting Industry Conferences

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, was a guest speaker at The Packaging Conference in Tampa, FL earlier this month. Mr. Snyder participated on a panel regarding M&A trends in packaging along with several other industry experts including former Coveris CEO Jack Knott and former Alloyd CEO Ed Parkinson.

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  • June 2, 2014
    Nicolet Capital Sells Investment in Pretium to Genstar

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, IL, announced today that it has sold its investment in Pretium Packaging to private equity firm Genstar Capital.

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  • January 6, 2014
    Nicolet Capital Completes Acquisition of Star Packaging

    Nicolet Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, IL, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Star Packaging Corp. from private equity firm Azalea Capital.

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