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Along with our executive team, we seek the counsel of a deep bench of accomplished executives in our Board of Directors.


David M. Wilds

Founder and Managing Partner, First Avenue Partners

David Wilds is the Founder and Managing Partner of First Avenue Partners, where he is actively involved in managing private equity investments. Prior to his role with First Avenue Partners, he was a Principal with Nelson Capital Group, the Chairman of the Board for Cumberland Health Systems, Inc. and a Partner at J.C. Bradford & Company, where he was the head of Research and Sales.


In addition to his position as a director of the Company, David currently serves on the Board of Directors for a number of growth companies including ILD Telecommunications, Inc., PetFirst Healthcare LLC, PetSuites of America, Inc., Daily Access Corporation, edo Interactive, Inc., Allan Holdings, LLC, and HCCA International, Inc. He has also held Board positions at iPayment, Inc., a card transaction processing services company that was taken private in 2006; Dollar General, which was sold to KKR and GS Capital Partners; and Symbion, Inc., which was sold to Crestview Partners. He currently serves as a Board member of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.


Clay M. Whitson

CFO - i3 Verticals

Clay Whitson joined i3 Verticals as Chief Financial Officer in 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience in the payments industry. He also currently serves on the i3 Verticals Board of Directors. Clay also served as CFO in his previous role at edo Interactive. Prior to joining edo, Clay was Chief Financial Officer of iPayment, Inc. He also served on iPayment’s Board of Directors before the company went private in 2006. Before his time at iPayment, Clay was CFO for The Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD). Clay has also served as CFO of PMT Services, Inc. Clay earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.


Timothy McKenna

Timothy McKenna is the former President of Fidelity Capital Markets, holding the role from 1996 until his retirement in 2000. Prior to that, Timothy he spent nine years in various other capacities at Fidelity, including Executive Vice President - Fixed Income before being appointed President. Timothy’s early career was spent primarily in municipal bond trading and management at the First National Bank of Boston and Kidder, Peabody & Co. During these years he also served on the boards of the Pacific, New York, and Cincinnati Stock Exchanges as well as the Regional Advisory Council of the National Association of Security Dealers.


Since his retirement from Fidelity, Timothy has served on the boards of the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, Kieve Affective Education Inc. in Nobleboro, Maine, the Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers, Massachusetts, Containers-to-Clinics in Dover, Massachusetts, the Megantic Fish & Game Club in Coburn Gore, Maine and the Wyoming/Montana chapter of Volunteers of America. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard College.


John C. Harrison

Senior Managing Director, Harbert Management Corporation

John Harrison serves as Senior Managing Director of Harbert Management Corporation’s (HMC) Mezzanine Capital Team and Vice President of the General Partner of Harbert Australian Private Equity. His responsibilities include the daily functions of the Mezzanine investing activities in addition to chairing the Investment Committee of the Australian Private Equity Fund. Previously, he worked for Finova Mezzanine Capital as Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager. John is also the former Vice President of Sirrom Capital Corporation. He has experience in the commercial banking industry with a focus on lending and credit management prior to joining HMC. John received his degree in finance from the University of Tennessee.


Gregory S. Daily

CEO, i3 Verticals

Gregory Daily founded Charge Payment (now i3 Verticals) in 2012, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to Charge Payment, he founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iPayment, Inc. and also was a private investor. Gregory also served as President and Co-Founder of PMT Services, Inc., until selling to NOVA Corporation, where he was Vice Chairman.


His long career in finance also includes Director roles at Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. (known as Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc.) Private Business Inc.; Capstar Bank; IPIX Corp.; and PMT Services Inc. Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trevecca Nazarene University.


Thomas H. Bryant

Partner, First Avenue Partners

Thomas Bryant is a partner at First Avenue Partners, where he is actively involved in managing private equity investments. Prior to his role with First Avenue Partners, Thomas was a Vice President with Gen Cap America, a private equity buy-out fund manager based in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served as an Associate Director for UBS Investment Bank in New York, New York, and as a financial analyst for Salomon Smith Barney in Birmingham, Alabama. For the past year he has served as the Executive Vice President and Secretary of the company. Thomas is a Board member of First Steps of Nashville, Inc. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Millsaps College and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Thomas also earned the CFA charterholder designation.



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