Ransom is a founding member of EMP and has 16 years of experience in private equity investing, operations, and corporate finance. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LSO, Vasari, PODS and J. Jill. Prior to EMP, he was a Director at Arcapita and led and served as a director on control investments in 3PD and PODS. 3PD was successfully sold to a strategic acquirer in August 2013. In addition, Ransom was integrally involved with Church's Chicken, B.R. Lee Industries and Cypress Communications. Prior to Arcapita, Ransom served in the Leveraged Finance group at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and in the Corporate Banking group at Wachovia in Charlotte. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.