W. F. (Rooney) deButts
Head of Portfolio Company Operations, Private Equity/Real Assets
Rooney deButts is a member of the Barings Private Equity/Real Assets Investment Committee and is Head of Portfolio Company Operations. Rooney has worked in the industry since 2009. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he worked for Sun Capital Partners as a Group Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he worked for Ernst & Young Consulting as a Partner, and The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Manager. Rooney has also held line positions with The Corporate Executive Board and U.S. Steel. Rooney holds a B.A. and an M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Rooney currently serves on the boards of Kanwa Holdings LLC and GigaSphere Holdings LLC.