Ray E. Newton III

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Ray E. Newton III s a Managing Director of Perseus Books. Prior to joining Perseus, Mr. Newton was a General Partner at J.H. Whitney & Co., a private equity and subordinated debt investment firm. Mr. Newton joined Whitney as an Associate in 1989 and in 1992 was named the youngest General Partner in the firm's 52-year history. While at Whitney, Mr. Newton was responsible for all aspects of the investment process including identifying and developing opportunities, negotiating and closing transactions, developing strategic plans and liquidity paths for portfolio companies, and monitoring limited partner relationships. Prior to Whitney, Mr. Newton was in the Merchant Banking Department at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated. Mr. Newton is a member of the Board of Directors of Converse, Inc.

Mr. Newton holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

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