• Chet Walker
  • Chet Walker

    Senior Advisor

    Chet is a Senior Advisor of BW Forsyth Partners, which he co-founded in 2009 as Forsyth Capital Investors, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.

    Chet began his professional career in 1972 when he joined a predecessor of Bank of America. During his 30-year tenure with the institution, he performed a variety of assignments, including Corporate Banking and the founding of the Private Placements, Syndications and Project Finance Groups within NationsBank and NCNB. Chet founded Banc of America Capital Investors (now Ridgemont Equity Partners) in 1993, a Charlotte, N.C.-based private equity fund with more than $2.0 billion under management that focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital financings. Over a 10-year span, Capital Investors invested approximately $1.4 billion in more than 100 equity and mezzanine transactions. Chet was the Managing Partner until his retirement in 2002.

    Chet currently serves on the Board of Directors of Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. and as a Senior Advisor to Falfurrias Capital Partners.

    • B.S. in Business Administration, Emory University
    • M.B.A. from The Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration