William E. Watts

Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

William E. Watts

William E. Watts

Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

Overview
Career Highlights

Joseph Abboud, Inc.
Tile Shop Holdings, Inc.

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436

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1953

Age

67

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Co-Founder at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Cycle Gear, Inc.

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Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Co-Founder at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Principal at North Castle Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at ULURU Delaware, Inc.

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Principal at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Philanthropy Officer at Mattress Firm Holding Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at Comoto Holdings, Inc.

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William E. Watts
Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP
Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, also commonly known as the University of Buffalo (abbreviated UB), University of Buffalo or SUNY Buffalo, is a public research university with multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 was absorbed into the State University of New York (SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest of SUNY's four comprehensive university centers, and also the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region). In addition, by either endowment or research funding, UB is also the largest one of SUNY's four comprehensive flagship university centers.

Career History
Senior Vice President of Retailing
Prior - 2000

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. engages in the retail of nutritional supplementary products. It provides vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. The company was founded in October 2003 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Vice President
Prior - 2012

JWC Acquisition Corp. operates as a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded on July 22, 2010 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Partner
2001 - Current

J.W. Childs Associates (JWC) specializes in LBOs and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies. While the firm is opportunistic in seeking growth-oriented investments, they focus on acquiring companies in the consumer products, healthcare, specialty retail and asset management sectors. They target companies with total enterprise values of $150 million to $600 million which have the capability the capability to expand operating earnings at a rate greater than 10% per year. JWC looks for companies with exceptional management teams, significant market opportunities for their products or services, strong barriers to competition, strong brand franchises and/or leading market share positions, high profit margins and opportunities for high returns on investment. They seek to invest in companies with the potential to achieve accelerated revenue growth through new product introductions, product line extensions, shelf space management, expanded channels of distribution and geographical expansion.JWC tends to invest in US companies, but is also particularly interested in investing in North American and Asian companies that offer the potential to combine the strengths and opportunities of the two regions. The firm capitalizes companies with sufficient equity to support growth which often results in lower leverage ratios than are typical for LBOs. The firm involves partners with operational backgrounds in the due diligence process and subsequent development of acquired companies and invests only in transactions in which senior management makes a personally significant financial commitment.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

Honors Holdings LLC operates as fitness franchisee. The company was founded in June 11, 2014 and is headquartered in Marietta, GA.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

EBL LLC retails footwear, apparel and accessories. Its offered brands include Adidas, Born Fly, Crep Protect, Fila, G-Shock, Levis, Puma, Nike, Timberland, and Ray-Ban, Reebok. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Torrington, CT.

Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Shoe Sensation, Inc. operates a chain of shoe stores. It offers shoes and accessories for men, women, children and athletic. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN.

Political Donations
$2,500
2015

Former Director, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives at United States Department of Homeland Security

$2,000
2015

Senator from Pennsylvania

$640
2014

Former Director, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives at United States Department of Homeland Security

Transactions
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Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP, Prospect Hill Growth Partners purchase Honors Holdings LLC

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Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP, Prospect Hill Growth Partners purchase Cycle Gear, Inc. from Harvest Partners LP

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Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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