VP Government Relations
Mr. Bridgewater founded Interlink Capital Strategies, a financial advisory and business development firm in 1994, where he has advised on over $800 million of private equity investments in industries ranging from building materials, renewable energy, and automotive component manufacturing to electronics and software technologies in the U.S. and Asia. He has also served as a managing director for a publicly traded mezzanine fund investing in small and medium-sized middle market companies as well as managing director of the Utah Fund of Funds. In addition to Interlink, he has co-founded five companies, including environmental services, biotechnology, and multimedia/software technology firms. Mr. Bridgewater has served on various company and community boards and recently served on the Ex-Im Bank and U.S. Department of Commerce advisory boards and previously worked at Ex-Im Bank as a loan officer in Latin America. He is active in elective politics and ran for the U.S. Senate in Utah. Recently he acted as Education Deputy for the state of Utah. He was also a senior political advisor for John McCain and George W. Bush presidential campaigns. He received a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University and completed graduate studies in international economics from the University of Utah.