Daphne joined GenNx360 Partners in 2017. She brings extensive investment experience to the firm and is engaged in all aspects of the firm's investment activities and portfolio management; she is a voting member of the firm's Investment Committee and Chair of the firm's Exit Committee. GenNx360 invests in middle-market industrial manufacturing and business services companies.
Previously, Daphne was a founding partner and Managing Director at RLJ Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm founded by Robert L. Johnson and The Carlyle Group. She was responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring investments, the day-to-day management of the firm' including fundraising'and she sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Daphne was Chairman of portfolio companies Fleischmann's Vinegar and Media Source until they were sold; was a board member of LAI International; and led the investment in J&J Africa.
Daphne joined RLJ Equity Partners from Parish Capital Advisors, where she managed the direct investment and co-investment program. She served her fellowship at Weston Presidio Capital, a private equity organization with $3.4 billion of assets under management.
Daphne previously led business development for the online trading platform of Interactive Investor, a London-based financial advisory site. She began her investment career as an Associate Director in Bank of Scotland's Structured Finance Group.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Daphne earned her BS in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Daphne is happily married with three children.
Daphne is a member of Class 5 and served her fellowship at Weston Presidio Capital under mentor Michael Lazarus.
Daphne is an Emeritus Kauffman Fellows board member.