Founder and Managing Partner, The Edgewater Funds
James Gordon is the founder and managing partner of Edgewater Growth Capital Partners. Prior to forming Edgewater, he was president of Gordon Foods and Gordon's Wholesale Inc. In 1982 he engineered a leveraged buyout of his personal and family interests in the Gordon Cos., and in 1986 he sold the company to a European multinational. Prior to forming EGCP I, Gordon was an active private equity investor, completing more 200 private equity transactions since 1982. Gordon serves on the boards of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago, Chicago Cares, the Commercial Club and the Big Shoulders Fund. He has also served on the boards of Grinnell College, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bankers Trust Co., Methodist Medical Centers, the Joffrey Ballet and the Des Moines Art Center. Gordon received his B.A. from Northwestern University.