Board Observer

Curt Burwell is a Principal and General Counsel of Burwell Management Company, a general partner for numerous closely-held investment partnerships.  Mr. Burwell has evaluated, structured, closed and monitored numerous equity and debt investments in commercial real estate and operating businesses.  He has handled the diligence and legal work on over 100 real estate and corporate transactions, including acquisitions, deferred exchanges, leases, sales, loans and joint ventures.   He has been a board member or observer at numerous private companies including Natural Food Holdings, LLC, the parent entity of Niman Ranch, Inc.® a leading producer of branded and private label natural meats and Sioux-Preme Packing Company, the leading processor of natural pork in the United States, Autonomic Materials, Inc. a leading innovator in self-healing technology applications, and Zya, Inc. 

Mr. Burwell holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois, a J.D. from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in New York.  He serves as a member of the National Council for Washington University Law School, and he serves as a Trustee for the Convent of the Sacred Heart-91st Street.   He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Barry S. Schermer, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis).