PRINCETON, N.J. - Edison Partners, a leading growth equity investment firm, has promoted Robert “Bobby” Dickey to principal. This promotion recognizes Dickey’s contributions as a key member of Edison Partners’ investing team and his work alongside its portfolio.
In 2018, Dickey first joined the firm as a summer associate while completing his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In June 2019, he rejoined the firm as a senior associate, with a focus on investments in fintech and enterprise solutions. During his tenure, he has been involved in both diligence and post-deal support of portfolio companies including Solutions By Text, Overhaul, Health Recovery Solutions, PurpleLab, GoHenry, Budderfly, Kaiyo, and Lawnstarter, to name a few. His contributions to these investments pre- and post-closing have helped create significant value, including partnering with management teams to develop inorganic growth plans; driving alignment on strategic priorities; market mapping; M&A pipeline development and strategic exit opportunities.
David Baxter, CEO of Solutions By Text added, “Bobby’s experience in the fintech sector as an investor has helped SBT in its growth trajectory. His direct value-add to SBT’s corporate development priorities, particularly M&A, exemplifies the Edison ‘pull, not push’ model – a supportive investor and partner to our business.”
In addition to Dickey’s success on the deal side, he has been an active member and supporter of Edison Partners’ recruiting efforts, both on the personnel side and the investment candidate sourcing end. As a guest speaker at various industry conferences and events for the entrepreneurial community, he provides insight and guidance to companies at various stages in their growth trajectory.
“Bobby’s well-deserved promotion to principal is the culmination of his strengths as an investment professional and the value he brings to both the firm and our companies,” said Jennifer Lee, partner, Edison Partners. “We know Bobby’s accomplishments to date are only the beginning of his contributions at Edison and we look forward to seeing his continued success.”
“It’s rewarding to be part of a firm where the convergence of operational expertise and investor knowledge exists alongside a thriving value-add lever,” said Dickey. “Working with my colleagues to support, partner with and unlock value in our portfolio makes the day-to-day exciting. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity ahead at Edison Partners.”
Dickey’s full biography, portfolio of investments, and thought leadership are available here.