Whit Stewart is a Managing Director at Edge Capital Partners. He has broad experience within structured finance, investment banking, private equity and asset management.
Whit began his career at Bear Stearns in New York. While at Bear, he structured asset backed securities including collateralized debt obligations, collateralized loan obligations and synthetic CDO’s totaling over $8 billion. He continued his career as an investment banker, where he focused on strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. During his tenure, he advised IDX Systems on its $1.4 billion divestiture to General Electric. He also advised General Electric on its divestiture of GE Access Distribution, its IT distribution business unit, to Avnet for $540 million. Following his time in investment banking, Whit worked in private equity at The Carlyle Group where he focused on opportunistic investments for the firm. While at Carlyle, he managed the acquisition and disposition of over $1.3 billion in assets.
More recently, Whit worked at J.P. Morgan focusing on asset management for the firm. While at J.P. Morgan, Whit had coverage of Maryland and was instrumental in the opening of this office. Whit was part of a team overseeing $12 billion in assets for private clients, which was the largest Private Bank team outside of the Financial Sponsors Group.
When Whit is not covering the markets, he is actively involved in the community. He has served on the board of the Concorde Fire, where he helps direct the nationally ranked youth soccer program, the Hippodrome Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Savannah Bourbon Company. He has also been involved with the Caves Valley Foundation, which is affiliated with the Caves Valley Golf Club.
Whit went to St. Lawrence University for his undergraduate studies (cum laude) in economics and political science and Johns Hopkins University for his graduate studies (Masters) in quantitative finance. He is an avid sports enthusiast, with particular interest in golf, alpine skiing and soccer.