David M. Wilds
Founder and Managing Partner, First Avenue Partners
David Wilds is the Founder and Managing Partner of First Avenue Partners, where he is actively involved in managing private equity investments. Prior to his role with First Avenue Partners, he was a Principal with Nelson Capital Group, the Chairman of the Board for Cumberland Health Systems, Inc. and a Partner at J.C. Bradford & Company, where he was the head of Research and Sales.
In addition to his position as a director of the Company, David currently serves on the Board of Directors for a number of growth companies including ILD Telecommunications, Inc., PetFirst Healthcare LLC, PetSuites of America, Inc., Daily Access Corporation, edo Interactive, Inc., Allan Holdings, LLC, and HCCA International, Inc. He has also held Board positions at iPayment, Inc., a card transaction processing services company that was taken private in 2006; Dollar General, which was sold to KKR and GS Capital Partners; and Symbion, Inc., which was sold to Crestview Partners. He currently serves as a Board member of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.