Co-Executive Chairman

Bill Dawson joined Wellspring in 2001 and is a member of the investment committee. He is also involved in the general management of the firm.

Bill was previously a Partner at Whitney & Co., where he was head of the middle market buyout group. Prior to that, Bill spent 14 years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation where he was most recently a managing director at DLJ Merchant Banking.

Bill has served on the boards of more than twenty public and private companies during his career. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bill serves as a Trustee of St. Francis College and is on the board of the Police and Fire Widows and Orphans Fund.