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Will Dobbs


  • Deep investing and operational experience across a variety of industries and company sizes over more than a decade
  • Worked in the Strategy & Development group of the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club while earning his MBA

Will started his career in the Industrial Growth & Services investment banking group of Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo) in Charlotte, NC. While at Wachovia, Will worked on advisory services and capital market financings for clients in the building products and homebuilding industries and also designed and implemented a pilot offshoring program in India for the investment bank. After three years, Will transitioned to the buy side with Quad-C Management, a middle market private equity firm based in Charlottesville, VA that is currently investing its ninth fund. In his time at Quad-C Management, Will completed platform investments, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, and portfolio company divestitures, while also aiding the partnership group in their fundraising efforts.

While receiving his MBA, Will followed his passion for sports and joined the Strategy & Development group of the Chicago Cubs, where he worked with a small team to maximize value for the baseball club and related entities owned by the Ricketts family. Prior to joining LongWater, Will was a Vice President with Insight Equity, an operationally-focused middle market private equity firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, where he focused on sourcing and executing new investments and worked closely with portfolio company management teams to execute a variety of strategic and operational initiatives and pursue and integrate add-on acquisitions.

Will received his BSBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later went on to earn his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Will lives in Dallas with his wife, Erin, and sons, Fisher, Thomas and Max, and enjoys playing golf, snow skiing and trying new restaurants.