Jeff Frient is a Partner with Edgewater and joined the firm in 2002.
Prior to joining Edgewater, Jeff was a Partner with William Blair & Company where as an investment banker in the Corporate Finance department he led public and private securities offerings and M&A assignments for small and mid-cap companies. He successfully executed 40 deals across multiple industries. Jeff has executed transactions in a variety of industries including business services, marketing services, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and consumer. 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 an F-16, including 39 combat missions.
Jeff serves on the Boards of several Edgewater portfolio companies especially in the areas of government services, aerospace, and technology and defense services. Jeff is also active in civic leadership positions, including as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and on the Board of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment.
Jeff received his B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating as a Distinguished Graduate, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.