Cory Nettles

Founder + Managing Director at Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

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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 previously was Of Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP, and also served as Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.  

Nettles currently serves as a board member for several corporate, private, and nonprofit organizations, including Weyco Group, Inc., Robert W. Baird's Baird Funds, Inc., Associated Bank, N.A., the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (Immediate Past Board Chair), Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., Teach For America, Lawrence University (Board Vice Chair), the Medical College of Wisconsin (Immediate Past Board Chair), the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (Past Board Chair), the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and Usher’s New Look Foundation

Nettles graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Nettles has received several awards and distinctions. He is married to Michelle S. Nettles. Michelle is the Chief People and Culture Officer for ManpowerGroup.  They live in Milwaukee, WI.