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Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University

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C. Joel Carter

Mr. Carter is a Partner at Harren, currently serving as a member of the board of directors at A&A Transfer. His responsibilities include identifying and assessing investment opportunities, closing and financing transactions and monitoring portfolio companies.

Since joining Harren in 2009, Mr. Carter has worked directly with management teams and independent directors at multiple portfolio companies to execute a variety of strategic objectives. These initiatives generally consist of revenue growth strategies, profitability enhancements, and accretive diversification efforts, but also include infrastructure-targeted measures that encourage progress and allow for better visibility into the business.  In addition to current role supporting A&A Transfer, Mr. Carter served as a director at Harren’s realized investment in Marianna Beauty Holdings. Along with Mr. Carver, Mr. Carter identified, recruited, and/or engaged each of the four members of Marianna’s current executive leadership team, a group that achieved substantial revenue growth and profitability expansion, ultimately leading the business through the realization of Harren’s investment. Mr. Carter also served as a board observer and was integrally involved in all aspects of Harren's successful realized investment in Professional Directional, primarily working with management to improve financial and operational reporting as well as budgeting and forecasting.

 Prior to joining Harren, Mr. Carter was a member of the global healthcare investment banking group at Merrill Lynch where he executed a number of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions across various healthcare sectors.

Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University.

Mr. Carter and his wife Megan spend most of their time trying to keep up with their identical twin daughters and young son.  In whatever free time is left, he enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening and music.