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Ms. Edna K. Morris

Managing Director

Axum Capital Partners

Direct Phone: (704) ***-****       

Email: e***@***.com

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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 fundamental role in fulfilling critical consumer or business needs. As a result, our portfolio c ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Vice President

Advantica Restaurant Group , Inc.


Red Lobster


James Beard Foundation


Blue Coral Seafood & Spirits


Board Member
Tractor Supply Company

Board Member
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group , Inc.

Founding Member
Spokesperson Bureau

Board Member
New World Restaurant Group Inc

Member, Advisory Boards
Elliot Leadership Institute

Member of the Advisory Board

Board Member

Member of the Advisory Board
Daniel Management Center

Board Member
Cosi , Inc.

Member of the Board of Trustees
Culinary Institute of America

Naroff Economic Advisors Inc.


BS degree


University of South Carolina

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Founding Member and Former President and past Chair, WFF
Managing Director, Axum Capital Partners
Edna Morris is one of the original founders of the Women's Foodservice Forum and the Forum's first chair. Throughout her career, Edna has served in top leadership positions, including President of Red Lobster, Quincy's Steakhouse and the James Beard Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating and nurturing America's diverse culinary heritage. Prior to these positions, Edna was led Human Resources at Hardee's Food Systems and Advantica. She is recognized as one of the industry's most successful leaders and has become revered as an accessible role model.

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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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The Beacon Award was presented to Edna Morris, managing director, Axum Capital Partners, Charlotte, North Carolina, and CEO/partner, Range Restaurant Group, Greer, South Carolina, Sept. 29.

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