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Fred Coulson

Fred is the Founder and Managing Partner of Five Elms. Fred is also the Founder and Chairman of Spring Venture Group, the largest digital insurance platform in the senior healthcare market.  

Before founding both Five Elms and Spring in 2006, Fred was a senior investment professional with TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1.1 billion private equity firm focused on software-enabled businesses.  

Prior to TH Lee Putnam, Fred was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in its New York headquarters. At Morgan Stanley, he helped technology-driven companies access the public equity and high yield markets and later advised large corporates in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions department.

Fred began his career in asset management with Citibank Asset Management in London. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Fred currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Kansas School of Business 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 pre-teen children traveling, snow skiing, swimming, diving, and biking.