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L. Dyson Dryden IV

L. Dyson Dryden IV

Dyson brings nearly two decades of investing and financial advisory experience to his advisory role with Black Diamond Financial, LLC.

Dyson also serves as President and Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Acquisition Corp III, a $325 million special purpose acquisition company formed in July 2015.  He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Acquisition Corp II from March 2013 to July 2015. Capitol Acquisition II raised $200 million in an IPO in May 2013 and completed an investment in Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. in July 2015.

Previously, Dyson held the role of Managing Director in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York where he led the coverage effort for many of the firm’s Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications clients. Prior to joining Citi, Dyson worked at Jefferies & Company, Inc., from 2000 to 2005, and before that worked in the Investment Banking Group at BB&T Corporation.  Over the course of his career, he completed over $40 billion in equity and debt financings and executed over $35 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Dyson currently serves on the board of directors of Lindblad Expeditions, Inc., Capitol Acquisition Corp. III and CDS Logistics Management, Inc. He also serves on the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors of Calvert School. Dyson has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a dual concentration in finance and management from the University of Richmond and holds a Series 65 securities license.