Mr. Phipps is a co-founding Partner of Snow Phipps. Prior to the formation of Snow Phipps, Mr. Phipps was a founding Partner and President of Guggenheim Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of Guggenheim Capital. Previously, Mr. Phipps worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Gleacher Partners. Mr. Phipps began his career at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the Leverage Finance Group.

Mr. Phipps received a B.A., with honors, in Economics from Wake Forest University. He currently serves on the boards of ECRM, Electric Guard Dog, FeraDyne Outdoors, HCTec, Ideal Tridon, Velocity Commercial Capital, Winchester Electronics and ZeroChaos, and served on the boards of Boyd Corporation and Planet Smoothie Tasti D-Lite prior to Snow Phipps’ exits. Mr. Phipps is also a trustee of the Bessemer Trust, Bessemer Securities, Wake Forest University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.