S. Whitfield Edwards


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Prior to joining BB&T Capital Partners 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.


  • BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

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