Frederick B. Hegi, Jr.

Fred Hegi is a founding Partner of Wingate. He served as a director and Chairman of the Board of United Stationers for 15 years and currently serves on the boards of LCI Industries and Hallmark Cards, Inc. He is the former Chairman of Loomis, Fargo & Co. and Kevco. Prior to forming Wingate, he was President of Valley View Capital Corporation, which was responsible for the acquisition, financing, and management of various operating companies. These operations included Swift Independent Corporation and Friona Industries, which had combined annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. Before establishing Valley View Capital Corporation in 1982, Mr. Hegi was Vice President and Treasurer of Cooper Industries.

Mr. Hegi is an advisory director and former Chairman of the InterFaith Housing Coalition and former Chairman of the Advisory Council of the University of Texas School of Business and its Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and the Executive Committee of the Chancellors Council of the University of Texas System as well as Immediate Past Chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas, and a trustee of the Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Board of Visitors. Mr. Hegi holds an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas.