We are the deal team – Who you meet is who you work with and a Managing Partner leads every engagement

OUR TEAM

As a group we have 40 years of hard-won experience in Advisory, Entrepreneurial and Investment roles; Experience we can use to help you drive the growth of your business.

Nick Barrow

Founder & Managing Partner

- Managing Partner and Founder
- 7 Years M&A Experience in UK Financial Services
- Entrepreneurial Experience & Successful Exits in UK and US
- 6 Years M&A experience in US
- Board Advisor & Mentor to 4 companies
- Alumni of Keele & Cranfield Universities

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Bradley Kirkland

Founder & Managing Partner

- Managing Partner and Founder
- 18 years of Entrepreneurial Experience
- 9 years of Angel Investing Experience.
- Advisor to VCs, Private Equity Firms and Family Offices on Technology and Early Stage Investment
- Mentor for Founder Institute, Georgia Tech, Startup Weekend, Epiphany Labs, TechStars
- Speaker on investments and startups in the US, Europe, and Middle East
- Alumni of Mercer University (MBA and MDiv), Carson-Newman College (BA)

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Rez Mahboubi

Managing Director

- 30 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience
- Strategic M&A at Fortune 100 companies
- Structured Finance and Leveraged Debt experience
- Participated in 75+ closed M&A and PE transactions with a combined value of $7.5+ BN
- BSc degree in Engineering from The University of Glasgow, UK, and MBA degree from Emory University, US.

Earl Coleman

Director

- 14 years of Entrepreneurial Experience
- Serve on the investment committee of TiE Atlanta Angels to source, diligence, and recommend early-stage investments
- Collaborated with global startup accelerators and venture capital firms to select, invest in, and train companies in North America, Europe, Latin America, MENA, and Asia
- Advised venture capital and private equity funds scale early-stage investments from ideation to exit
- Executive Education in Venture Capital from Stanford University

Jessie Barrow J.D.

Consulting Partner

- 5 Years Commercial Real Estate and M&A experience
- Advisor to early stage Female Founders in Healthcare, Technology & Marketing
- Alumni of Georgia State and John Marshall Law School

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Bobbi J Garvel

VP of Business Development

- 10 Years C-Level Relationship Management experience
- Extensive Business Development background with a specialty in Founder & C-Level outreach
- Senior Advisor to early stage Technology & Marketing companies
- Alumni of University of Nebraska at Kearney

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Terrence Brown

VP of Business Development

- DoD Contractor & Acquisitions Manager
- Business Consultant & Commercial Real Estate Specialist
- US Army Career Veteran (Information Systems Manager)
- Business & Dental Degrees

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Pedro Ferreira

VP Business Development

- Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional (CM&AP)
- Alumni of Georgia State, UGA Leadership School & KSU Business School
- Advisory Council Executive Education at The George Washington University School of Business
- Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from Georgia Association of Business Brokers

Senior Advisors
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Andrew Barkan

Financing, CRE Investments
  • Managing Partner, Londonberry Partners, LLC, which focuses on CRE investments, securitized 1031 exchange and CRE financing
  • Prior to Londonberry Partners, Andrew has served as Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley in Atlanta where he managed fixed income and debt portfolios for PWM, family office and institutional portfolios
  • He has also served as Director of CIBC Oppenheimer in Atlanta, managing fixed income debt instruments and alternative asset investments
  • Began his career at Wells Fargo in 1994 as an Investment Manager and worked with municipal finance on various Georgia municipal offerings
  • Andrew holds a B.B.A. degree from Georgia State University
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J Cornelius

Product Strategy and Design
  • Founder and President of Nine Labs, a digital product strategy, design, and experience consultancy operating in Atlanta, New York City, and Amsterdam
  • Author of Amazon #1 Best-Seller - LOOPS, Building Products with Clarity @ Confidence
  • Led ideation, design, development, and distribution of over 100 software products to 50MM people worldwide
  • Started one of the fastest growing shared web hosting providers, growing from zero to 25,000 paid customers in just 6 months
  • Serves on the advisory board or as a mentor for multiple accelerator and incubator programs, and VC firms
  • Speaks about design and user experience at conferences and private events across the US and Europe
Chris Groh

Chris Groh

Aviation and Product Development
  • Airport Planner and Capital Funding Coordinator
  • Develops Financing Strategies for Capital Improvement Programs and Manages Millions in Associated Funding, Including the Construction of a $150 Million New Airport Terminal
  • Working Closely with Aviation Data Companies to Develop Solutions for Airports and State Aviation Agencies
  • Mentor and Board Member for an Algae-Based Commodity Startup
  • Earned an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ron Peterson

Ron Peterson

Network Communications and Digital Content Management
  • Built Several Companies, from startup to successful acquisition (companies acquired by: Cox Communications, Zenrin LTD, Reed Elsevier)
  • Blueprint Rf - CEO: Enterprise Network Management Services Provider - client focus: Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Atlantic Aviation
  • Exit Source - CIO: GIS Data Collection and Digital Product Management - client focus: Microsoft, General Motors, Google
  • Construction Market Data - CMO: Commercial Construction Data Provider - supporting commercial construction contractors and equipment manufacturers. client focus: Carrier, Otis Elevator, Trane, Honeywell and more
  • Personal funding/ongoing Investment, led outside investment funding, and C-level management experience
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John Stikes

Supply Chain, Global Logistics, Automation
  • 20-year Supply Chain executive
  • Background in technology engineering and operations in the areas of global logistics, supply chain optimization and warehousing and distribution solution design
  • He has held leadership positions at global 3PL company DB Schenker, WalMart and John Lang LaSalle (JLL) where he managed the ATS portfolio for Amazon
  • Currently the Vice President of Automation at Accelogix where his team designs flexible automation and robotics solutions to predictably incorporate new processes and technology in support of each client’s digital transformation journey
OUR CORE BELIEF

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-Calvin Coolidge