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Joshua Partners was founded to unleash and nurture the upside potential of a highly select number of smaller middle market operating companies typically ignored as too small by other elite private equity players. Rather than raise yet another unwieldy buyout fund we decided to be patient and uncover a small number of these under-the-radar emerging stars, and partner with them directly for long-term growth. While this entails higher risk on our part, the potential rewards are much greater for all stakeholders.

Charles Corpening, Chairman

Chairman and Founder, Charles Corpening, brings decades of Wall Street experience to his highly focused acquisitions holding company. A longtime Partner with Citigroup Venture Capital (CVC), one of the world's oldest and most admired private equity firms, the firm managed a $10 billion fund with global reach and focused on partnering with Fortune 500 firms. CVC has been a pioneer in executing sophisticated deal structures and strategic partnerships with blue chip operating companies while increasing investment in technology to create long-term competitive advantages. Most recently, Charles was one of the key Partners leading the effort in General Industrial buyouts for the independent successor firm to CVC, Court Square Capital Partners, which manages $6 billion. Previously, he was a private equity executive with The Rockefeller Group and Roundtree Capital, after beginning his career as an investment banker with PaineWebber in the M&A and Merchant Banking groups.

Charles is a graduate of Princeton and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Action Resources. He formerly served on the board of directors of Chase Industries, Davco, Erico, FastenTech, MSXI, Royster-Clark and Western Dental Services. To address his long held passion to improve educational opportunities in inner cities, he is on the board of Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia. In addition, Charles is Chairman of the Trustee Board of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Robert Henry, Principal

Robert is a seasoned corporate executive with over 18 years of experience on Wall Street and abroad in private equity, investment banking, management consulting, and corporate law. Prior to joining Joshua Partners, Robert founded and was the managing partner at River House Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that targets lower middle-market companies in the U.S.

Prior to founding River House in 2009, Robert was a Senior Vice President and Sector Head for Information Services in the TMT Group at Goldman Sachs where he led new business development and execution of advisory and financing assignments in media, telecom, and technology for corporate and financial sponsor clients in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to Goldman, Robert was a private equity professional at the iFormation Group, a JV formed by Goldman's Principal Investment Area, General Atlantic Partners, and BCG to make middle-market private equity investments. Robert was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities in payments and telecommunications. He also has experience working on private equity transactions with DLJ Merchant Banking as a generalist.

In addition to his experience in finance, Robert has advised clients in the U.S. and abroad as a management consultant with BCG and the L/E/K Partnership. He is a graduate of Harvard's JD-MBA program and Harvard College where he was a Henry Russell Shaw Fellow in France and England. Robert is a member of the State Bars of NY and MA. Robert serves on the board of Action Resources.

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