Daphne J. Dufresne
Managing Director, RLJ Equity Partners
Ms. Dufresne served as Managing Director of RLJ Equity Partners (“RLJ”), a private equity fund since 2006. Ms. Dufresne participated in building the RLJ investment team, raising $230 million of institutional capital, and constructing a partnership with The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. Prior to RLJ, Ms. Dufresne was a Venture Partner during 2005 with Parish Capital Advisors, a $425 million fund for emerging and experienced institutional investors where she was managing the direct investment and co-investment program. Formerly, Ms. Dufresne was a Principal at Weston Presidio Capital, a private equity organization with $3.4 billion of assets under management. She also served as Associate Director in 1997 in the Bank of Scotland’s Structured Finance Group. Ms. Dufresne received her B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.