Gregory Knox Jones

Partner at Edgewater Funds LP

Gregory Knox Jones

Gregory Knox Jones

Partner at Edgewater Funds LP

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Career Highlights

Reliable Corp.
Reliable Corporation of Chicago
uBid, Inc.

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1741

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

1961

Age

58

Number of Awards

3

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Founder at Edgewater Services LLC

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Partner at Edgewater Funds LP

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Partner at Edgewater Funds LP

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Former Secretary, Senior Vice President-Human Resources & General Counsel at True Value Co.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Founder at Arzu, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ancestry.com LLC

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Strategic Partner at NextGen Growth Partners LLC

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Executive Director, Northshore Foundation at NorthShore University HealthSystem

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Gregory Knox Jones
Partner at Edgewater Funds LP
Education
BS in Marketing
Class of 1983

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience. One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.

MBA in Marketing & Finance

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Career History
Partner
2001 - Current

The Edgewater Funds is a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois with $1.4 billion in committed capital. Edgewater provides capital and experience to outstanding growth companies. Edgewater's investment approach focuses on funding high quality middle market companies where we can add substantial value through our capital, our experience and our broad network. Often the profitable growth companies in which we invest are not actively seeking capital and it is our demonstrated ability to help accelerate growth that attracts these companies to a partnership with Edgewater. We are able to structure both growth equity (minority) and buyout investments to accommodate the needs of each investment situation. What truly sets Edgewater apart is the wealth of experience that our team brings to our investments. Edgewater’s Partners have been successful CEOs and business leaders themselves. Edgewater’s team includes our Executive Advisory Board made up of nationally prominent business and financial leaders.

Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed
Co-Founder
1997 - Prior

uBid, Inc. operates online auction sites in the US. The company runs an online auction in which buyers bid for refurbished and closeout merchandise mostly computers and consumer electronics goods. Its merchandise comes directly from manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, IBM and Sony. The firm also offers house wares, jewelry, sporting goods, clothing, art and travel products. uBid was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
Prior

uBid, Inc. operates online auction sites in the US. The company runs an online auction in which buyers bid for refurbished and closeout merchandise mostly computers and consumer electronics goods. Its merchandise comes directly from manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, IBM and Sony. The firm also offers house wares, jewelry, sporting goods, clothing, art and travel products. uBid was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Established in 1972, Unitech is today a leading real estate developer in India. Known for the quality of its products, it is the first developer to have been certified ISO 9001:2000 in North India and offers the most diversified product mix comprising residential, commercial/IT parks, retail, hotels, amusement parks and SEZs. The well-recognised brand was yet again conferred with the title of "Superbrand" by Superbrands India in 2009. The Company is also the recipient of the CW Architect and Builders Award, 2008 for being one of India's Top Ten Builders. Unitech has long partnered with internationally acclaimed architects and design consultants including SOM (USA), BDP (UK), Maunsell AECOM (HK), MEA Systra (France), Callison Inc. (USA), FORREC (Canada), SWA and HOK (USA) for various projects. It has an enviable clientele for commercial projects including Fidelity, McKinsey, Bank of America, Ford Motors, Nike, EDS, Hewitt, Amdocs, Ernst & Young, Reebok, Keane, Seagrams, Perfetti, Exxon Mobil and AT Kearney. Unitech Scrip is one of the most liquid stocks in the Indian stock markets and was the first real estate company to be part of the National Stock Exchange's NIFTY 50 Index. The company has over 600,000 shareholders. Recently the Company has ventured into the infrastructure business by launching Unitech Infra, thus leveraging its decades of experience and expertise in real estate

Director
Prior

Acentia, LLC provides business management and technology consulting services. It provides software, information technology, and management solutions that produce programs of national significance, while consistently demonstrating a partnership of trust and value to the federal customers and the American taxpayer. The company was founded by Michael S. Dietz and Stefan Lalos in 2001 and is headquartered in Falls Church, VA.

Chairman of the Chicago Chapter
Prior

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Foundation is dedicated to assisting NorthShore in fulfilling its mission to “preserve and improve human life.” By donating your time and resources to NorthShore Foundation, you have the power to transform lives in very real ways. Generous donations – from individuals, foundations and corporations – along with the time and energy of our volunteers make life-changing programs possible. Philanthropy has been essential to NorthShore since it first opened its doors in 1891, equipped the first operating room and discovered the whooping cough vaccine. At NorthShore, philanthropy is simply part of who we are - past, present and future. Community-based philanthropy has blossomed in recent years and its impact on NorthShore has been dramatic, raising more than $200 million.

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$10K - $50K
2007
$1,000 - $2,499
2003

Northshore University Healthsystem provides healthcare services. The firm offers family, nuclear, pulmonary medicine, plastic surgery and surgical services. It also offers teaching & research programs, and trauma, prenatal and mammography centers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Evanston, IL.

Political Donations
$250
2009

Former Senator from Connecticut

$1,500
2006

Senator at Office of the Senator from Illinois, Tammy Duckworth

$1,000
2006

Co-Chairman at Chicago Ideas Week

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Edgewater Growth Capital Partners III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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G2 Crowd, Inc. operates a business software review platform. It helps to compare the business software and services based on user ratings and social data. The company was founded by Tim Handorf, Godard K. Abel, Matt Gorniak, Michael Wheeler and Mark Myers in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
1999
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year
KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year
University of Illinois at Chicago - Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
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