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White Wolf Capital Announces, David Swindle, former Chief Executive for Global Defense and International Programs, and EVP at AECOM, will serve on its Advisory Board

White Wolf Capital, a private investment firm focused on private equity, private credit, and private funds, is pleased to announce that David Swindle, former Chief Executive, Global Defense and EVP of AECOM, will join the White Wolf Capital Advisory Board.

April 25, 2023 – Elie P. Azar, Founder and CEO of White Wolf Capital, commented, “we are very pleased to have Dave as an Advisor and look forward to partnering with Dave in his new role with White Wolf. Dave’s background, experience, and achievements are extensive and he has established himself through proven performance in business operations and new business growth for defense, space, aerospace, national security, intelligence, energy, and global contingency operations world-wide. He has led major programs and contracts for the U.S. Government, U.K. Government and NATO over his 40+ years. He is a recognized expert in nuclear waste management, international nuclear power and non-proliferation globally, supporting the US Department of State, the United Nations (International Atomic Energy Agency) and US Department of Energy, among other Organizations.  He has a reputation for great leadership and business knowledge and brings broad industry and government contacts and networks to White Wolf that will add to our growth and success”.

“I am really excited to be working with Elie and the team at White Wolf Capital. I have been impressed with their platform investment thesis and approach to solutions-oriented investments that address critical mission needs and objectives across Government and Industry.  White Wolf’s disciplined approach to being mission and operationally-focused value investors that accelerates growth and leverages synergies across investments through their ‘buy & build’ strategy, is effective and well executed.  Personally, I am intrigued with their Platform based business model, such as with their recently launched ‘Critical Energy Infrastructure Services – CEIS’ Platform, where White Wolf invests in and integrates diverse capabilities to deliver and grow to support Government and Energy infrastructure end-markets. Their creative strategies in adjacent private credit and private funds, are capabilities that differentiate White Wolf for investors. I look forward to contributing to the achievement of White Wolf’s strategic and operating objectives,” said David Swindle

About David Swindle

David (Dave) was the Chief Executive, Global Defense and International Programs for AECOM (Oct 2014 – Jan 2022) along with Executive Vice President for International and Special Projects for URS/EG&G (Jan 2009 – Oct 2014); AECOM acquired URS in October 2014. AECOM provided a broad array of technical, management, and operational services across the U.S. Federal Government and National Governments world-wide along with International Organizations. His responsibilities included new business growth and major program operations in the defense, space, energy, aerospace, homeland security, contingency operations/logistics, and nuclear industries world-wide. While with URS/AECOM, Dave also led the firm’s Defense and International programs based out of London for over 6 years.

Over his career, Dave has been responsible for strategy, new business/new program starts, and advisory services, and partnering across industries to deliver key missions.  He has served on and Chaired the Secretary of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board and been a member of the US Army’s Science Board.  He has held executive positions with Martin Marietta, Radian (acquired by URS), KBR, and IAP (a Cerberus Capital portfolio company), and served on industry Boards delivering insight to strategy and growth.

Dave earned his BS in Engineering Science (Nuclear) from Tennessee Technological University; his Master in Nuclear Engineering from Virginia Tech, and his MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered Professional Engineer in seven states.

About White Wolf

White Wolf is a private investment firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on making direct and indirect investments in leading North American middle market companies.

White Wolf seeks private equity and private credit investment opportunities in companies with $20 million to $200 million in revenues and up to $20 million in EBITDA. Typical situations include management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and investments for growth. Preferred industries include manufacturing, business services, government services, information technology, security, aerospace, and defense.

White Wolf also looks to invest with other private fund managers as a limited partner. Targeted investment candidates are North American focused private credit funds looking to raise $50 million to $500 million, with a focus on the lower-middle and middle-market.

White Wolf’s office locations include Miami, Chicago, Montreal, and New York City.

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