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Charles Corpening


Chairman and Founder of Joshua Partners Mr. Corpening brings decades of Wall Street experience to his highly focused acquisitions holding company. A longtime Partner with Citigroup Venture Capital (CVC), one of the world’s oldest and most admired private equity firms, the firm managed a $10 billion fund with global reach and focused on partnering with Fortune 500 firms. CVC has been a pioneer in sophisticated deal structures, strategic partnerships with blue chip operating companies, and its understanding that increasing investment in technology can create long-term competitive advantages. Mr. Corpening most recently was one of the key Partners leading the effort in General Industrial buyouts for the independent successor firm to CVC, Court Square Capital Partners, which manages $6 billion. Previous to that, he was a private equity executive with The Rockefeller Group and Roundtree Capital, after beginning his career as an investment banker with PaineWebber in the M&A and Merchant Banking groups.

Mr. Corpening is a graduate of Princeton and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Action Resources and Medicia Holdings LLC. He has recently served on the board of directors of Chase Industries, Davco, Erico, FastenTech, MSXI, Royster-Clark and Western Dental Services. To address his long held passion to improve educational opportunities in inner cities, he is on the board of Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Corpening is Chairman of the Trustee Board of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.