Gerald Beechum is Managing Partner of White Cornus Lane Investments (WCLI), an active private equity investor which combines intelligent capital and seasoned operators to create leading middle market companies. He spent over 15 years at JPMorgan, primarily in principal investing and corporate development. Mr. Beechum also has been CEO, CFO and COO of early stage and middle-market companies. He is active in the community, mentoring business owners and other constituencies in support of economic development initiatives surrounding entrepreneurship, housing, workforce development, and education. Mr. Beechum holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. with honors in Applied Economics from Cornell University – Dyson School.