David Panton | Chairman, PCH Holding Group
has 15 years of investment banking and private equity experience and has sourced, structured and/or invested in over 20 transactions with a total enterprise value of over $1.5 billion.
In 1998, he co-founded and was managing partner of the Caribbean Investment Fund, a $50 million private equity firm in Kingston, Jamaica.
In 2004, he became a vice president of Mellon Ventures, the $1.4 billion private equity firm arm of Mellon Financial.
In 2007, he co-founded and was a partner of Navigation Capital Partners, a $320 million private equity firm in Atlanta, where he remains a shareholder.
He has served as chairman, director, or observer for over 17 companies with revenues of between $5 million and $250 million, including Brown Trucking (transportation), Brightwell Payments (financial services), Brand Bank (community banking), SecureWorks (internet security), and Exeter Finance (specialty finance).
He received a D.Phil. in management studies from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was elected President of the Harvard Law Review, and an A.B. in public policy from Princeton University.
Born and raised in Jamaica, where he
served as a Senator in the Upper House of Parliament
currently resides in Atlanta, GA.