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Merrette Moore

Merrette Moore

Managing Partner


Merrette Moore is the Managing Partner of Tidewater Equity Partners, overseeing the operations of the firm. Merrette has over 20 years experience working in finance, company management and innovation. Organizations he has worked with include UNC Rex Healthcare, Wachovia, Franklin Street Partners, MCNC, NC IDEA and Lookout Capital.

Over the past 15 years, Merrette has been involved in over 50 private investments, serving as the lead investment representative for many of these deals. He has participated on the boards of several privately-held companies either as a director or an observer.  Merrette has also worked in multiple capacities with organizations engaging in innovation initiatives.  Through these experiences, he has developed a strong sense of how companies can effectively manage and grow their businesses.

With the exception of spending his early childhood and 3 years of high school in the Washington, DC area, Merrette is a lifelong Tarheel State resident. He received both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Merrette and his family currently live in Wilmington, NC.