Mr. Chesnutt joined the team in January of 2008. Currently, Mr. Chesnutt is the President and CEO of one of our portfolio companies, Prime Technological Services, LLC.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Chesnutt served for six years as President and COO of The Betco Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals and equipment. Before joining Betco, Mr. Chesnutt served as a portfolio company President and CEO for Brynwood Partners L.P. II, a middle-market private equity fund focused on consumer products manufacturers. Prior to that, Mr. Chesnutt was a Vice President of Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) (formerly National Service Industries), where he directed business planning and acquisitions for Lithonia Lighting, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial lighting fixtures.
Mr. Chesnutt began his career as a CPA at Price Waterhouse where he provided accounting and financial advisory services to Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Chesnutt received a BS degree from The Citadel and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.