Jeffrey M. Frient '87

Jeff Frient is a Partner of the Edgewater Funds in Chicago where he focuses on investing in midsize businesses in the Industrial, Security, Aerospace, Defense, and Government Sectors. Jeff is a member of the General Partner and sits on the Investment Committee. Edgewater manages $2.4 billion of committed capital and is an affiliate of Lazard. Prior to joining Edgewater, Jeff was a Partner with William Blair & Company where he executed 40 deals across multiple industries. Prior to graduate school, Jeff served worldwide in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 pilot. He served as an F-16 Combat Flight Leader and has flown over 1,000 hours in the F-16, including 39 combat missions and has been stationed worldwide. Jeff currently serves on the Boards of four Edgewater portfolio companies and he is also active in civic leadership positions, including as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Jeff received his B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating as a distinguished graduate, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.