Daphne Dufresne is a Managing Partner of the largest black-owned private equity firm GenNx360. With an excess of $1 Billion dollars in investor commitments, she brings extensive investment experience to the firm and is engaged in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities and portfolio management.
Daphne was a founding partner and a Managing Director of RLJ Equity Partners. She was responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring investments, the day-to-day management of the firm including fundraising and she sat on the firm’s four-person Investment Committee which made final investment decisions. Daphne was Chairman of the Board of Directors of both Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company and Media Source Inc. until they were successfully sold. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of portfolio company LAI International and led the investment in J&J Africa.
Prior to RLJ Equity Partners, Daphne was a Partner with Parish Capital Advisors, a $1 Billion fund of funds where she initiated and led their direct investment program. Prior, she was a Principal at Weston Presidio, a diversified private equity fund managing $4.4 billion of assets under management. She began her investment career as an Associate Director in the Bank of Scotland’s Structured Finance Group, focusing on management buyouts in Europe. Prior to that, Daphne served as an Associate in Accenture’s (formerly Andersen Consulting) Strategic Services Group.
Daphne earned her B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. She is happily married with three children.