Whit Edwards


Managing Partner


Whit is a Managing Partner of Five Points Capital and member of the Board of Managers and the Investment Committee. 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 enjoys spending time with his wife and their three sons.   Most of Whit’s free time involves family travel, hunting, golfing, and taking in sunny days at the North Carolina coast.  Born and raised in North Carolina, Whit is a loyal Tar Heel and is an avid UNC sports fan.   Whit also serves in various leadership capacities at local non-profits.


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.

Portfolio Company Involvement

Ad.net, Adar, BioDerm, Blake & Pendleton, Corsica Technologies, Executive Information Systems, GPSTrackit, Industrial Valve Sales & Service, The Sentinel Company, T-BEV, The Winebow Group