Cory Nettles

Cory L. Nettles is the Founder and Managing Director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a private equity fund focused on buyouts and providing growth capital to small businesses and lower-middle market companies in the upper Midwest. Nettles also is Of Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP in the Corporate Services and Government Relations groups. Nettles recently served as Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. He currently serves as a board member for several corporate and nonprofit organizations, including Weyco Group, Inc., Robert W. Baird’s Baird Funds, Inc., the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Partners Advancing Values in Education (“PAVE”), Teach For America, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Usher’s New Look Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center–among others. Nettles also served as a Senior Advisor to Baird Private Equity and he served on the boards of Lawrence University and The Private Bank-Wisconsin.
Nettles graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI (1992), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (1996). He has received several awards and distinctions.