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Dr. David Panton K.

Vice President of Mellon Ventures


HQ Phone: (412) 234-5000


One Bank Ctr 500 Grant St

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15258

United States

Company Description

Mellon Ventures, Inc., an affiliate of Mellon Financial Corporation, makes equity-related investments of between $3 million and $25 million in rapidly growing operating companies. With offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburgh, Mellon Vent... more

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Background Information


Member of the Board of Trustees
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

Board Member
Jamaica Tourism Rep Tamara Christie and Jam Cham

Salim & Solomon

Navigation Capital Partners

Youngest Member
Princeton University

JLP Senator and Founding Member

Executive Member of the Affiliate G2K
Opposition Jamaica Labour Party

Member of Parliament
Jamaica Labor Party.


Public Policy
Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University

public policy
Princeton University

Bachelor of Arts
public policy
Princeton University

management studies
Oxford University

Juris Doctor

Harvard Law School

master degree with honors

Harvard Law School

Web References (148 Total References)

1: His name is David ...

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1: His name is David Panton, P.H.D. He was born to a businessman turned Anglican priest in the Jamaica, West Indies town of Mandeville.

2: He met Cruz as a freshman at Princeton University at age 16 and the two became friends. "Ted and I just hit it off," Mr. Panton was quoted by the New York Times as saying, adding that his friend schooled him on conservative politics.
3: Their friendship continued on to Harvard Law School, where Panton, like Barack Obama before him, became president of the Harvard Law Review. He was the youngest member of his undergraduate class at Princeton University at the age of 20.
3: Panton returned to Jamaica as a businessman after his studies and in 1998 co-founded a fund with Cruz that was created to draw investments for Caribbean ventures.
Cruz, according to the NY Times, put $6,000 into the firm, and ultimately left with $25,000 in cash and a $75,000 promissory note from Panton.
4: Panton, according to his bio, has 18 years of investment banking and private equity experience and has sourced, structured, managed, and/or invested in over 20 lower middle market transactions with a total enterprise value of over $5.0 billion. He started his career as an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1998, he co-founded and became 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 $350 million private equity firm in Atlanta, where he remains a shareholder.
5: Panton made the move to politics, leading a youth wing of the Jamaica Labour Party, which Cruz addressed in 2001, and taking a seat in the country's Senate.
9: Panton established himself in the private equity business in Atlanta where he is the chairman of the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, where he teaches a course in private equity investing and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Innocent's Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA; and a director of the Carlos Museum at Emory.
10: Panton, 44, set up one of the first "super PACs" supporting Cruz's campaign, donating $100,000 to it. And he has aided his old debate partner by critiquing his performance at debate preparations, according to the NY Times while also urging Cruz, with whom he remains in regular contact, to relate more emotional stories about his upbringing including his late half sister's battle with drugs. And he continues to defend Cruz to anyone who would listen. ""The media has caricatured Ted as this one-dimensional, hard-core guy," Panton is quoted by the Times as saying.

Atlanta Jamaican Chamber Launch in Style

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Mrs. Panton and friend

Mrs. Panton and friend
Chairman of the Jamaican Chamber, Dr. David Panton, spoke of his vision for JamCham which should evolve into a big and powerful voice for its members, and follow the success of the other chambers represented at the launch that evening.

The official announcement was made by ...

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The official announcement was made by Chairman Dr. David Panton, and President Dr. Janice Barrow.

Salim & Solomon | Capital & Technology

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DR. DAVID PANTON Chairman and Founder, Panton Equity Partners

Salim & Solomon | Capital & Technology

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DR. DAVID PANTON Chairman and Founder, Panton Equity Partners

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