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Fred Coulson

Fred is the Founder and Managing Partner of Five Elms Capital. Fred is also the Founder and Chairman of Spring Venture Group, a rapidly growing exchange for Medicare Supplement and senior life insurance products. 

Before founding Five Elms and Spring Venture Group, Fred was a senior investment professional with TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1.1 billion growth-oriented private equity firm. At TH Lee Putnam, he invested in and actively managed a variety of businesses within financial services and technology-enabled business services. 

Prior to TH Lee Putnam, Fred was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, working in mergers & acquisitions, media corporate finance, and firm management. Fred began his career in asset management with Citibank in London. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, where he currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the School of Business and the Finance Department as well as the Advancement Board for the University of Kansas Hospital and its Medical School.


Outside of the office, Fred spends most of his time with his wife and three young children swimming, snow skiing, and traveling.