Decades of Experience
With over 50 years of combined entrepreneurial and asset management experience, we are a well-informed, experienced partner who adds strategic value to our portfolio companies. We possess the diverse background and proven track record required to provide significant operational and consulting experience and financial expertise to founders/entrepreneurs as well as to our management team partners.
Bridget Chisholm, Managing Partner
Ms. Chisholm is an established expert in structuring public-private financing for capital projects targeted to strengthen urban communities. A 25-year corporate and entrepreneurial executive, Ms. Chisholm brings innovative, bold and practical financing insight that actualizes her client’s vision. Ms. Chisholm gained her initial experience in public financing while serving as a Shelby County Commissioner. In this role she helped secure the largest bond issue for the FedEx Forum ($250 million), as well as Memphis’ first Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project, Uptown. Since 2008, her innovation and entrepreneurial acumen have led to over $500 million in multi-layered financing transactions, restructurings and developments in the midst of the nation’s economic downturn.
Ms. Chisholm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She currently serves on the North Carolina State Banking Commission and on the High Point University Board of Visitors.
Elmer “Bo” Chisholm, Managing Partner
Mr. Chisholm is an entrepreneurial-minded executive with more than 15 years of experience in retail, banking and sales. In prior roles, he has applied his growth- and results-focused approach along with expert knowledge of business financing tools to execute business strategies, which has entailed: managing oversight of multiple consolidations through periods of M&A and reorganization; fostering positive public relations while building brand value; and portfolio management expertise, which includes origination, underwriting, collections and compliance. Elmer has received multiple awards for sales, service and operational excellence.
Mr. Chisholm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Sociology from Duke University and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Iron Duke Alumni Association, and serves as a member of the HUB Advisory Board for Guilford County Schools.
Cedric D. Johnson, Partner
Mr. Johnson brings a decade of knowledge and expertise regarding the intersection of government, business and economic development. He has served in public policy analyst roles at think tanks where he conducts research and analysis on fiscal and economic issues, tracks key economic performance trends, and follows economic development best practices. Cedric works on economic development projects of various scope and scale, providing feasibility and economic analysis as well as strategic business development advisory. He has worked with entrepreneurs, startups and emerging enterprises seeking to raise investment capital for their respective ventures.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Clemson University, a Masters of Public Policy degree from Harvard University, and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill. He is an alumnus of Leadership North Carolina and is a current member on the Durham City-County Planning Commission and Durham’s Transportation Advisory Board.