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Mr. Mark King is a Founding Partner of Strait Lane Capital Partners. He is an active business entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2006, Mr. King served as Chief Executive Officer of ACS, a global provider of business process and information technology outsourcing services and Fortune 500 company. Since 2007, Mr. King has acted as President of the MMK Foundation.
Mr. King joined ACS in 1988, and held various executive positions throughout his tenure. During his 18-year career at ACS, Mr. King was instrumental in building the firm from a start-up company to a global, $6 billion outsourcing services leader with more than 50,000 employees worldwide. He was a key contributor in the company’s initial public offering in 1994. He acted as Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 2001, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and President in 2002. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2005, and was CEO until 2006.
While at ACS, Mr. King successfully completed more than 75 acquisitions with an aggregate purchase price and total annual revenues in excess of $4 billion. During his tenure as an executive officer, ACS consistently maintained one of the best track records in the industry for financial performance, growth, service, and client satisfaction. Prior to joining ACS, Mr. King held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at MTech Corp., Santa Fe Minerals, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. King is active in a variety of business, civic, and charitable organizations. He is an accomplished speaker and has addressed several groups on topics including performing successful mergers and acquisitions, applying managerial best practices, and producing business success.
Mr. King founded the MMK Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 2007. The MMK Foundation was formed to support important social issues including education, environmental, health and welfare advocacy primarily for women and children. Mr. King is also actively involved with a variety of charities and civic organizations that promote and support the arts, education, relief efforts, and healthcare for those in need.
A native Texan and graduate of Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Mr. King is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant.
Mr. King is married and has one child and he resides with his family in Dallas, Texas.
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Mr. Warren Edwards is a Founding Partner of Strait Lane Capital Partners. He is a proven business executive with more than 25 years of operational and financial experience. Mr. Edwards currently serves as a Director of the MMK Foundation. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), a global provider of business process and information technology outsourcing services and Fortune 500 company.
Mr. Edwards joined ACS in 1996, and held various executive positions during his tenure. During his 10-year career at ACS, Mr. Edwards was instrumental in advancing the company from a relative start-up to a global, $6 billion outsourcing services leader with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. He was the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2006. Prior to serving as CFO, he held various positions in the company’s financial operations.
During his tenure as CFO, Mr. Edwards was a key contributor in dozens of mergers and acquisitions performing due diligence, financial analysis, as well as management and operations integration planning. Mr. Edwards was responsible for all of ACS’ capital market transactions including secondary offerings, convertable debt offerings, and the Company’s initial public debt offering. In total, these transactions resulted in more than $4 billion in new funding to support the company’s mergers and acquisitions activity and other key corporate initiatives.
Prior to joining ACS, Mr Edwards held several operating roles with Foxmeyer Health Corporation (subsequently acquired by McKesson). These roles included responsibility over its purchasing organization with over $5 billion in annual purchases. Prior to that Mr. Edwards was the executive over its Trading Company which had annual revenues in excess of $150 million.
Mr. Edwards began his professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers during which he served both public and private companies in the manufacturing, real estate, oil & gas, and technology markets.
Mr. Edwards serves as Director of the MMK Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 2007. The MMK Foundation was created to actively support important social issues including education, environmental, health and welfare advocacy for women, children, and veterans.
Mr. Edwards graduated with honors from Texas Tech University, with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Edwards has been married for 25 years and has two children. He resides with his family in Dallas, Texas.