W. F. (Rooney) deButts

Managing Director

Rooney is a member of the Capital Solutions Group. He leads Portfolio Company Operations, partnering with investment teams and company management to undertake operational due diligence and to increase the value of portfolio companies. He is a Board member of LAFCO, Remington L&W Holdings, Citree Holdings, and Tamiami Citrus. Rooney has over thirty years of business experience and has worked in the private equity industry since 2009. Prior to joining Barings in 2018, he worked for Sun Capital Partners as a Group Chief Operating Officer and as an Operating Advisor. Prior to Sun Capital, he was a Partner at Ernst & Young Consulting, and a Senior Manager at the Boston Consulting Group. Rooney has also held line positions with U.S. Steel and The Corporate Executive Board. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A from the University of Virginia.