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Ms. Edna K. Morris

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Managing Director

Phone: (704) ***-****  
Email: e***@***.com
Axum Capital Partners
6100 Fairview Road Suite 1156
Charlotte , North Carolina 28210
United States

Company Description: Axum Capital Partners is a private equity firm formed for the specific purpose of making strategic equity investments in privately-held businesses that play a...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BS degree , psychology
    University of South Carolina
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Axum, Axum Capital Partners Charlotte, NC OUR TEAM, 24 Sept 2015 [cached]
Edna Morris Managing Director
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Edna Morris, CEO & Partner of AXUM Capital Partners
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Press Release | Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., 26 Jan 2015 [cached]
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Names Edna Morris to its Board of Directors
Edna Morris to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Her appointment follows the Board's decision to increase its composition from six to seven members.
Ms. Morris has over 30 years of business leadership within the restaurant industry, with a diverse background that includes public companies, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and Board positions. Currently, Ms. Morris is one of the Managing Directors for Axum Capital Partners , a private equity firm focused on education services and restaurants, where she leads the restaurant strategy practice. Additionally, she is Chief Executive Officer and a Partner in Range Restaurant Group , which owns and operates two CityRange restaurants in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina . Ms. Morris also serves on the Board of Directors of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance Committee.
Previously, Ms. Morris served as President of Red Lobster and President of Quincy's Family Steakhouse . She also led the development and opening of a chef driven, casual dining concept, CityRange, while at Advantica, the owner and operator of Quincy's Family Steakhouse . In 2005, Ms. Morris was asked to serve as President of James Beard Foundation , a not-for-profit entity, where she was recognized for leading all aspects of the organization and restoring integrity, transparency, and appropriate governance. The first 15 years of Ms. Morris' career were devoted to Human Resources.
, stated, "We are delighted to have Edna join the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group as our newest Board Member. Edna is a highly respected restaurant executive with proven board expertise and a passion for the restaurant industry.
Axum, Axum Capital Partners Charlotte, NC Edna Morris, 24 Sept 2015 [cached]
Edna Morris Axum, Axum Capital Partners Charlotte, NC Edna Morris
Edna Morris serves as a Managing Director at Axum and as an Industry Expert for Axum's Limited Service Restaurant investments (LSR). er responsibilities at the Firm include identifying and evaluating potential transactions. s importantly, Ms. Morris also spends considerable time and effort to help manage Axum's LSR investments and assist in bringing be st
Ms. Morris brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, with a diverse background that includes public companies, turnarounds, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations, and positions on various boards.Previously, Ms. Morris served as President of several restaurant companies including Blue Coral Seafood & Spirits (a high-end seafood start up venture jointly owned by OSI and Paul Fleming), Red Lobster (Darden Restaurants) and Quincy's Family Steakhouse (Advantica). s. Morris also accepted a turnaround assignment as President of the James Beard Foundation, a notforprofit organization whose mission is to "celebrate, preserve and nurture America's culinary heritage and diversity."
Edna's public board experience includes her current assignment on the board of NASDAQtraded Tractor Supply Company, where she is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. She also serves on the board of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.Previously, she served on the board of Cosi, Inc., chairing the Compensation Committee and serving on the Governance Committee. dna was a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culinary Institute of America and on the Advisory Board of Elliott Leadership Institute. he recently led the effort to publish Women at the Table, a book celebrating 20 years of the Women's Foodservice Forum.
Edna's leadership and contributions to the industry have been recognized. he was the first recipient of the Hospitality Motivator of the Year Award from Elliot Associates, named an NRN Power Player, and received a MUFSO Golden Chain Award. he Women's Foodservice Forum honored Edna with their Trail Blazer Award. n 2009, she was awarded the Elliot Mentor Award.
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