Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board and our investor base consist predominantly of proven business leaders with in-depth experience across a wide range of industries. Our Advisory Board offers us operating and industry-specific knowledge, as well as board support and management mentoring. Drawing upon their impressive track record in developing management teams and successfully growing businesses, we can provide portfolio companies with a vast reservoir of experience and knowledge.

Advisory Board Members

Jerry E. Dempsey

Greenville, SC

  • Former President of BorgWarner (NYSE)
  • Former Vice Chairman of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE)
  • Former CEO of PPG Industries (NYSE)

Robert A. Dobson, III

Greenville, SC

  • President and Chairman, Dobson Ministries, Inc.
  • Former Tax Attorney
  • Former Corporate Counsel & Major Shareholder of Baby Superstore, Inc.

Nick W. Evans

Augusta, GA

  • Chairman of ECP Benefits, Inc.
  • Former CEO of Spartan Communications, Inc., a regional broadcast and media concern that was acquired by Media General
  • Former Chairman of B2B Media, Inc.

H. Donald Nelson

Williamsburg, VA

  • Former Executive with Texas Instruments responsible for starting and building its Calculator Division
  • Former CEO of Pulsar Watch Company, Inc.
  • Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of U.S. Cellular, Inc. (NYSE)

Joseph D. Swann

Greenville, SC

  • Member of KEMET Corporation Board of Directors (NYSE)
  • Chairman of Integrated Power Systems
  • Clemson University Board of Trustees
  • Former President, Rockwell Automation Power Systems

Michael D. Thompson

Birmingham, AL

  • President of Thompson Tractor Co., Inc.

William R. "Rick" Timmons

Greenville, SC

  • Secretary and Treasurer of Canal Insurance Company

Mack I. Whittle, Jr.

Greenville, SC

  • Former President and CEO, The South Financial Group (NYSE), a $15 billion regional financial institution and parent company of Carolina First Bank
  • Former Chairman, University of South Carolina Board of Trustees