ITC Holding Company
Cam is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITC Holding Company, LLC, a diversified holding company headquartered in West Point, Georgia. He currently serves as Senior Director of Kinetic Ventures, a leading venture capital investor in high growth information, communications, and power/clean technology companies.
Mr. Lanier also serves as General Partner for ITC Partners Fund I, LP, an early stage investor in high growth technology and services companies; Chairman and CEO of Magnolia Holding Company. Earlier in his career, he co-founded Interstate Communications (Telecom*USA), which was acquired by MCI for $1.2 billion in 1990.
Mr. Lanier was the founding investor and Chairman of Powertel (now T-Mobile), which was acquired by Deutsche Telecom for $4.2 billion in 2000. He was also the founding investor for MindSpring, which was valued at $1 billion at the time of its merger with EarthLink, as well as the founding investor of ITC^DeltaCom, InterCall, Knology and Firethorn.
He has previously served as Managing Director of South Atlantic Private Equity Fund, IV, Limited Partnership.
Partner, Ballast Point Ventures
Paul co-founded Ballast Point Ventures in 2001 and currently serves on the board of directors of Florida Bank Group, FSV Payments Systems, GHN Online, Vazata and Instawares Holding Company and oversees BPV’s investment in Tower Cloud. He previously represented BPV at Wave7 Optics, Cbeyond Communications and Incomm Holdings.
Prior to co-founding BPV, Paul spent four years in the Investment Banking Group of Raymond James & Associates. He served as a Vice President in the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions and Telecommunications Groups, where he was the senior banker responsible for the Telecommunications equipment practice. Paul helped companies raise over $2 billion of debt and equity capital and advised clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions totaling over $1 billion.
He also spent three years in investment banking with Wachovia Securities & Hunter Capital and three years as an Operations Manager with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Paul graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree, and from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia with an MBA.
Previously John was the chairman and chief executive officer of Burger King Corporation. Prior to being named CEO, he served as president and chief financial officer. He has also served as president of the Americas and prior to this as president of North America.
Prior to his appointment at Burger King Corporation in March 2004, Chidsey served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions at Cendant: the Vehicle Services Division, a $5.9 billion division, which included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express, and the Financial Services Division, a $1.4 billion division that included Jackson Hewitt. Chidsey joined Cendant in 1996 as Senior Vice President, Preferred Alliances.
From 1992 to 1995 Chidsey served in various senior leadership positions with Pepsi.
Most recently he served as the director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and the chief financial officer of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc. Chidsey holds a master’s of business administration degree in finance and accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, as well as a bachelor’s administration degree from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.
He serves on the Board of HealthSouth in Birmingham, Alabama and the Board of Trustees for Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Chidsey is a certified public accountant and a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
President, Whytechs, Inc.
Bruce is president of Whytechs, Inc an executive technology consulting company. He served as the CEO of Instawares until 2011. Previously, Bruce was the CIO of T-Mobile USA where he helped grow the business from start-up to $27B in revenue. Bruce came to T-Mobile after holding a similar position with Powertel, a wireless carrier based in the southeast. Much of Bruce’s career was spent in various leadership positions in the technology department of BellSouth Corporation with significant emphasis on the deployment of technology in international markets.
Bruce is a graduate of Clemson University.
CEO Instawares Holding Company
Craig is the CEO of Instawares Holding Company and responsible for the execution of the business strategies at the various entities that make up the holding company. He was the CEO of both Instawares and eCompanyStore prior to the formation of the holding company. Previously, Craig was the President of an Atlanta based software company focused on technology training. He also held the position of EVP of Operations for a $100M division of Aegis Communications, a national teleservices company. He became a part of Aegis as a result of the acquisition of InterServ, a company which he headed as President.
Craig has been associated with Cam Lanier and ITC Holding Company since 1987. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.
Managing Partner Keeneland Capital
Mr. Tabor is currently the Managing Partner of Keeneland Capital. Prior to forming Keeneland Capital in 2009, Mr. Tabor was a Partner at Wachovia Capital Partners, where he worked since 2000. Before that Mr. Tabor worked at The Beacon Group and at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Tabor is a director of Concho Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CXO) and several privately held companies and community organizations.
Mr. Tabor received an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.