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Ed McMahan
Managing Partner

Biography

Mr. McMahan has served as a Partner at Falfurrias Capital since its founding in 2006 and as its Managing Partner since 2018. Mr. McMahan has been responsible for developing the FCP Industry First strategy and building the FCP team.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McMahan served as a Principal at Chicago Growth Partners. At Chicago Growth Partners and its predecessor firm, William Blair Capital Partners, Mr. McMahan was responsible for leading the sourcing, structuring, and execution of investments in business services and industrial growth companies. Prior to joining William Blair Capital Partners, Mr. McMahan served as a Financial Analyst with Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., a Charlotte, North Carolina, based investment bank.

Career Highlights

  • Joined Falfurrias Capital Partners in 2006
  • Former Principal at Chicago Growth Partners and its predecessor firm, William Blair Capital Partners
  • At Chicago Growth, responsible for leading the sourcing, structuring, and execution of investments in business services and industrial growth companies
  • Served as Financial Analyst at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., a middle-market investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions
  • Served as Member of the Board of Directors at previous Falfurrias portfolio companies Bojangles', UC Synergetic, Commercial Credit Group, and Dorsey Wright & Associates

Current Board Memberships

  • American Safety Council
  • North American Transmission & Distribution Group
  • GlynnDevins
  • RegEd
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Education

  • BA in Economics and English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Accomplishments

  • Built the largest bank in the United States, growing assets from $12 billion to $642 billion
  • Integrated over $90 billion in acquisitions
  • Hired and managed hundreds of executives
  • Successfully directed businesses through seven economic cycles
  • Managed early-stage businesses, including a startup that was guided to a successful sale to a private equity fund
  • Managed a private equity-backed business that generated strong returns through a sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Sourced, structured, and closed over 175 private equity transactions in three decades

Our Team

Since 2006, FCP has built an experienced and operationally-focused team with private equity, entrepreneurial, and senior executive experience.

Mr. McColl is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Falfurrias Capital Partners.Prior to founding the firm, Mr. McColl was Chairman and CEO of... Read More

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Hugh McColl

Chairman

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Marc Oken

Founding Partner

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Ed McMahan

Managing Partner

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Todd Taylor

Partner

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Chet Walker

Investment Committee Chair

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JJ Schonberg

Managing Director

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Rob Cummings

Managing Director

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Wilson Sullivan

Principal

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Chip Johnson

Principal

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Geordie Pierson

Principal

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Matthew Kilian

Controller & CCO

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Andrew Veazey

Associate

Ms. Higgins joined Falfurrias Capital Partners as an Analyst in 2016 and was later promoted to Associate in January of 2018. Previously... Read More

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Katie-Rose Higgins

Associate

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Carolyn Hubbard

Executive Administrator

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Donna Estes

Staff Assistant