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. Whit’s current board affiliations include Blake & Pendleton, GPSTrackit, Marketplace Events and Sentinel. Whit has also served in various leadership capacities at non profits, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Canterbury School, and his church.
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.