Dexter Paine


Dexter Paine is Chairman and a Founding Partner at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Mr. Paine has over 25 years of investment experience in the food and agribusiness sectors and 30 years in the private equity industry. Prior to co-founding Paine Schwartz Partners in 2006, he co-founded the Predecessor Firm, Fox Paine & Company, in 1997, and served as President from its inception until December 2007. Previously, he was with Kohlberg & Company, which he joined in 1994 to establish and head that firm’s West Coast office. He began his professional career in 1983 at Bankers Trust Company in New York and, in 1984, joined its Structured Finance Group in Los Angeles, California.

Mr. Paine serves on the boards of Capital Z, ScanBio Marine Group, Spearhead International, and WireCo. Previously, he also served on the boards of directors of Advanta, Icicle, Meadow Foods, Rivulis and Seminis. He is also chairman of the board of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and a Vice President and Council Member of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Mr. Paine is a graduate of Williams College (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and was raised in North Conway, New Hampshire.