Wilson is the managing partner at SSM Partners, a Memphis based private equity firm. Prior to joining SSM in 1988, Wilson was with Chemical Bank in New York. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt University in 1984.
Originally from Decatur, Alabama, Wilson and his wife Caroline have four children, three of whom are boys that graduated from PDS. He is an Elder at Second Presbyterian Church, and previously served as PDS board chair from 1997–2000.