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News calendar    Aug 02, 2023

Growth Equity Firm Edison Partners Adds Three New Hires to Investment and Value Creation Teams, Continues Expansion

PRINCETON, NJ — AUG. 2, 2023 — Edison Partners, a leading growth equity investment firm, today announced the addition of three new hires, strengthening its investment and value creation teams. The latest members of the investment team are Shelby McKeown and Felix Rauch, and Nonnie Egbuna joins the Edison Edge team.

Edison Partners invests in high-growth, capital-efficient financial technology, healthcare IT and enterprise solution companies located outside Silicon Valley and generating $10 million to $30 million in revenue. The firm has added nine new team members over the last 18 months, fielding more than 200 applications for these new investment professional and value creation roles, respectively.

“We are pleased to continue to attract top-shelf talent in this highly competitive market,” said Kelly Ford, general partner and chief operating officer. “At the foundation of our firm’s 37-year success is our people and the addition of these new team members underscores our commitment to not only hiring leading talent, but also investing in Edison Partners’ future.”

Shelby McKeown

Shelby McKeown joins as associate on Edison’s investment team and is focused on originating investments within Edison’s target sectors. Prior to Edison, Shelby worked at Bank of America in middle market commercial credit focused on portfolio management and transaction underwriting, pricing strategy and credit pricing deal advisory. She worked with Lowe’s Home Improvement corporate development group and with Simplex Ventures, an early stage fintech-focused venture firm based in Chicago. Shelby earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Wofford College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Felix Rauch

Felix Rauch also joins as an Edison associate focused on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities across Edison’s target sectors. Prior to Edison, Felix was a middle-market investment banking analyst covering the healthcare sector at Bailey & Company. He also worked in venture capital at Frist Cressey Ventures and in transaction services at Deloitte. Felix earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in accounting at the University of Memphis and an MBA from Belmont University.

Nonnie Egbuna

Nonnie Egbuna leads content strategy, development, and operations for Edison Edge, the firm’s value creation platform. Available to portfolio companies at no cost, Edison Edge delivers people, plans and programming spanning five Centers of Excellence: Go-to-Market, Product, Leadership, Finance and Governance. In this newly created role, Nonnie partners with Edison investment and operating partners to produce high-value content and actionable insights that guide Edison companies through growth and scale initiatives. Before joining Edison, Nonnie served in various marketing roles within the startup space, including Vendition, Inclusivv and Zogo Finance. Nonnie earned a bachelor’s degree in visual and media studies at Duke University.

Kelly leads firm operations, including investment development, value creation, portfolio management, finance and marketing. She also manages investments in enterprise SaaS and fintech, serves on Edison’s investment committee, and is the pioneer of our Edison Edge value creation platform.