S. Whitfield Edwards
Prior to joining Five Points Capital in 2006, Whit held operations and marketing management positions at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a division of Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR). Most recently, he was Director of North America Point-of-Sale business. Prior to Danaher, Whit was Vice President – Corporate Development for FairPoint Communications, a portfolio company of Carousel Capital, Kelso & Company, and Thomas H. Lee Partners. During his tenure at FairPoint, Whit led direct investments in 17 companies totaling more than $700 million in value. Prior to FairPoint, he worked for Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. (BHC), an investment-banking firm specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions and private placements. Outside of work, Whit has served as the Chair of the Annual Fund, a member of the Advancement Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee for Canterbury School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Triad Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and is an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.
Whit received an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.