David M. Duerr

David M. Duerr

  • Founding Partner
  • 630-824-2160

David Duerr is a founding partner of Focus Equity Partners and manages the firm’s day-to-day operations.

During his career, Mr. Duerr has been a successful entrepreneur, business leader, investor and board member in several profitable businesses:

Straight North, LLC, a Chicago-based Internet marketing services company. To date, Straight North has acquired four companies: Duffy Design Works, Whoast, Word Sell and Ephricon. Mr. Duerr currently serves as the Chairman & CEO of Straight North.

Pro Stock Hockey, LLC, a Chicago-based eCommerce website that purchases unused excess NHL hockey equipment and sticks from the various teams and resells the products to amateur hockey players online at www.prostockhockey.com.

Officite, LLC, a full-service marketing company specializing in Internet-based solutions for the medical industry. (In November of 2012, Internet Brands acquired Officite.)

BOB, LLC d/b/a Business Only Broadband, BOB owned and operated the largest independent wireless broadband networks in Chicago, New York City and Milwaukee, providing fixed wireless broadband networks and Internet connectivity. (In October 2014, this business was acquired by Windstream)

C&M Pharmacy, LLC, a specialty pharmacy serving chronically ill patients requiring multiple complex pharmaceutical therapies for treating HIV/AIDS, severe mental illness, transplant and Hepatitis C. (In 2006, Walgreen Company acquired this business.)

Workspace, LLC, a full-service contract office furniture marketer and distributor. (In May 2001, Workspace was acquired by Office Depot, formally Boise Cascade Office Products.)

Code Red, LLC, a creative marketing company delivering turnkey direct mail marketing campaigns. (In May 2001, Code Red was acquired by Office Depot, formally Boise Cascade Office Products.)

Mr. Duerr holds a B.A. degree in Advertising from Valparaiso University.