Franklin Street Partners

Executive Team

Carol E. Manzon
Carol serves as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Franklin Street Partners. She also serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Carol has over 20 years of experience in the securities industry. Prior to joining Franklin Street in 1993, she was Accounting Manager for Digital Pathways, Inc., a California-based high-tech computer security system manufacturer, acquired by Symantec Corp. She started her career with First National Bank of South Carolina. Carol graduated in 1981 from the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Administration.
W. Robert Newell
Bob is Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Street Partners. In addition, he leads the marketing and business development efforts for the firm. He retired as President of Wachovia Trust Company in January 2009, after 27 years with Wachovia Bank. Bob is past chairman of the Board for IFB Solutions and serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Bob is also on the Board of Directors for the NC State Investment Fund, Inc. Bob received his B.A. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.
William (Bill) B. Thompson
Bill is President of the Firm and Chairman of the Investment Committee that is responsible for the firm’s view on client asset allocation and portfolio investment strategy. Prior to joining Franklin Street in 1995, he was President and Co-Founder of Peacock-Thompson Investment Management and formerly an executive with Carolina Securities Corporation. He received an MBA degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia in 1982 and a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1978. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ACM Financial Trust, Inc., the North Carolina Veterinary Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. Bill is responsible for the management of the firm’s fixed income strategies.