Dexter Paine is the Chairman at Paine Schwartz Partners.
Prior to co-founding Paine Schwartz Partners in 2006, Mr. Paine co-founded the Predecessor Firm, Fox Paine & Company, in 1997, and served as President from its inception until December 2007. Previously, he was with Kohlberg & Company, which he joined in 1994 to establish and head that firm’s West Coast office. He began his professional career in 1983 at Bankers Trust Company in New York and, in 1984, joined its Structured Finance Group in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Paine has over 25 years of investment experience in the food and agribusiness sectors and 35 years in the private equity industry.
Mr. Paine serves on the boards of Capital Z, Cevian, and WireCo. Previously, he also served on the boards of directors of Advanta, Icicle, Meadow Foods, Rivulis, ScanBio Marine Group, Seminis and Spearhead. He is the past chairman of the board of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and currently an honorary member of the International Ski Federation (FIS). He also serves on the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Board of Directors.
Mr. Paine is a graduate of Williams College (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and was raised in North Conway, New Hampshire.