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Scott Donaldson

President, CLS Equity Partners, Sector Partner, CIC Partners

Scott Donaldson joined CIC Partners in 2017 as a Sector Partner focused on investments in industrial products and services companies. Prior to joining CIC, Scott was a Partner of Austin Ventures and its successor entities where he co-led the middle market investment practice for nearly a decade. Earlier in his career, Scott was a vice president and founding partner of Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity associate with Willis Stein & Partners, and an investment banking analyst with Thomas Weisel Partners.

In addition to his CIC activities, Scott is President of CLS Equity Partners and serves as a director of BenefitMall and Kovach Building Enclosures. He was formerly a director of various other private companies including Delta Rigging & Tools, ENTACT Environmental Services, Magnablend, Sterling Foods, and Surveying And Mapping.

Scott received a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

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