Key Foster

Senior Vice President

Key Foster joined McWane in 2011 where he is responsible for two operating divisions (high tech companies and commercial real estate investments) and corporate development initiatives.  Previously, Key helped lead the turnaround of two public companies, advised Lehman Brothers during its bankruptcy, and executed $13 billion in M&A, financing and real estate transactions.

Key has held senior management roles in public and private companies and has a successful track record leading early stage growth companies, corporate turnarounds, principal investments and corporate development.  Key was co-founder of Redmont Hospitality; VP treasurer, strategy, development and investor relations at Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET); CFO of ResortQuest (NYSE: RZT); CIO of the Trust Company of Sterne, Agee & Leach; M&A associate with Deutsche Bank; and private equity associate with Pharos Capital Group.

Key received his BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.  He is also the recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  Key and his wife, Walton, have two children.