William F. Dawson Jr., Director

William F. Dawson, Jr. has served as a Director since 2002. Mr. Dawson is Chairman and CEO of Northway Partners LLC a private investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Prior Northway Partners LLC, Mr. Dawson spent 21 years at Wellspring Capital Management Group LLC (“Wellspring”) a leading middle-market private equity firm. He was CEO from 2014-2020 and then Co-Executive Chairman from 2020 to 2021, when he retired from Wellspring. While at Wellspring, he served as the chair of Wellspring’s investment committee since 2004. Mr. Dawson led or co-sponsored several of Wellspring’s most successful investments in distribution, consumer services, business services, healthcare, energy services and industrial companies. Prior to joining Wellspring, Mr. Dawson was a partner at Whitney & Co., where he was head of the middle-market buyout group. Prior to that, Mr. Dawson spent 14 years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation where he was most recently a managing director at DLJ Merchant Banking. Mr. Dawson received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.