Edward Bhawanie joined North Avenue Capital as Business Development Specialist in 2018, focusing his time and attention on loan sourcing and origination, relationship management, debt financing, and financial analysis. Edward received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics from Liberty University and is based out of NAC’s Hahira, Georgia office.
Prior to joining NAC, Edward served as a key leader in a number of small businesses and startups over the last 12 years. His experience widely ranges from operations to sales to entrepreneurship. At age 20, Edward was the General Manager of a Chick-fil-A restaurant that generated over $4,000,000 in sales revenue in Valdosta, Georgia. He managed over 100 team members and was considered an expert in quality control concerning food and customer service all while maintaining a high standard of financial practices that ensured the most profitable bottom line each year. Edward later went on to open his own financial services and insurance business where he operated out of two offices north of Atlanta, Georgia and served over 900 clients. During his time as a small business owner, Edward and his family were recognized by local media outlets for the positive influence they were having on the churches, schools, and small businesses in the community.
Edward has dedicated much of his life to mentoring and supporting students and teenagers. He spent many years volunteering with an Atlanta-based ministry that focused on uplifting boys and girls under age 18 that were held in detention centers throughout the city of Atlanta. He also served as treasurer of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia from 2011 to 2013.
Edward and his wife, Whitney, have two children, Ethan and Malachi. They currently live in Valdosta, Georgia and attend Northside Baptist Church.