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Watts, Jack

Jack Watts has been a partner of The Portola Company, a private equity firm, since 1980. Jack was Chairman of manufacturing intensive portfolio companies including Flextronics, a global supplier of Electronic Manufacturing Services with operations in 40 countries and Portola Packaging, which in 2004 produced over 12 billion tamper evident closures. Jack was a founder of Faraday Electronics, which supplied PC software, ICs, and board-level computers to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) customers including IBM and Dell. Jack has a DPhil (2014) and MSt. (2002) in archaeology from Oxford, an MBA (1972) from Stanford, and a BSIE (1970), from OSU.