Jay Twombly

Manufactured Products & Components
Mr. Twombly is an Operating Partner of Snow Phipps and serves as the Chairman of Ideal Tridon and Prototek. He also served as the Chairman of Boyd Corporation and Winchester Interconnect prior to Snow Phipps' exit.

Mr. Twombly previously served as President of Edwards Systems Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial fire detection systems. As President and CEO from 1995 through 2005, Mr. Twombly and his team grew revenue at a 15% CAGR and operating income at a 30% CAGR. Additionally, he led the sale of the business to General Electric Company in March 2005, generating cash consideration of $1.4 billion and a book gain of $1.1 billion. GE then utilized him as an Integration Consultant through the third quarter of 2005. Previously, Mr. Twombly was a Vice President and Treasurer of General Signal Corporation, EST's parent company. Prior to joining General Signal, he held a number of senior management positions at United Dominion Industries Limited, including Senior Vice President-Restructuring, Group Vice President of the Financial Services Group and Senior Vice President & Treasurer. Mr. Twombly began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. as a consultant in the firm's Small Business Practice.

Mr. Twombly formerly served as a member of the Advisory Board of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and ICx Technologies, Inc. He received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

Current and Former Snow Phipps Portfolio Companies

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