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Donald F. DeMuth Donald F. DeMuth - General Partner
Don co-founded DFW in 1983, after a 14 year career with Kidder, Peabody & Co.  At Kidder, Don was a senior investment banker responsible for origination and execution of capital markets and M&A assignments for dozens of industrial and services companies, both middle market and Fortune 500 in size.   Don served as head of the firm's audit committee, a Director and voting shareholder.   During his tenure with Kidder, Don was also actively involved with the investment activities of KP Ventures, the firm's private equity vehicle.   Don began his career with IBM as a systems engineer.   Don graduated from Rutgers University with a BA and BS in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from Harvard University.
Thomas W. Folger Thomas W. Folger - General Partner
Tom co-founded DFW in 1983.  Previously, Tom was with Kidder, Peabody & Co. for 24 years, where he was a leading high technology research analyst and head of the research department for many years.   Tom later established and led the firm's high technology corporate finance practice.   Tom was also a Director and voting shareholder.   Tom holds both a BS and an MS in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Massachussets Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University.
Keith W. Pennell Keith W. Pennell - General Partner
Keith joined DFW in 1998 as a General Partner from First Atlantic Capital, a New York based middle-market LBO investment firm.  He was with First Atlantic for six years, four years as a Partner.   While at First Atlantic, Keith was responsible for sourcing, structuring, executing and monitoring portfolio investments in a broad range of industries.   Prior to First Atlantic, Keith spent several years arranging private equity and debt financing with the investment banking group of Dean Witter.   Keith holds a BA in Economics and Art History from Middlebury College.
John F. Hindelong John F. Hindelong - Senior Advisor
John joined DFW as a Senior Advisor, to assist the firm in developing new investment opportunities in the health services field.   John's focus is also to bring industry insights and resources to bear with respect to DFW's existing health services investments.   John is renowned as one of the leading health services analysts on Wall Street, holding the most Institutional Investor annual number one rankings of any healthcare analyst.   Recently retired from Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined in connection with CSFB's merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, John enjoyed a 30 year investment career with several major Wall Street firms.   John holds a BS in Accounting from St. Peters College and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Robert C. O'Leary, Jr. Robert C. O'Leary, Jr. - Principal
Bob joined DFW as a Principal from Quantum Value Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on manufacturing technologies and services.   Prior to Quantum, Bob was a Principal with TenX Capital Partners, a private equity firm affiliated with Cerberus Capital Partners, where he focused on business services investments.   Previously, Bob was a principal with Indosuez Capital, a merchant bank providing senior debt, subordinated debt and equity financing in support of leveraged acquisitions across a broad range of industries.   Bob holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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