Thomas E. Ledford - Lenox Equity Partners

Thomas E. Ledford, Partner

Tom is a 25 year veteran in the investment banking and private equity industry. His career has been highlighted by significant capital raising experience for middle market companies. Prior to Lenox, Tom was a Managing Director for Legacy Securities Corp., where he was co-head of the firm's Basic Industries Group and a senior member of the Healthcare and Hospitality Groups. He was actively involved in both capital raising and M&A engagements. Tom has also had significant experience in real estate and oil and gas ventures. Prior to joining Legacy, Tom was founder and served as President of Ledford Securities Corporation for 12 years which focused on capital raising for Southeastern companies. Tom was also Vice President with Equitable Securities Corporation directing corporate finance and real estate finance activities. From 1973 until 1979, Tom served as the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

MPA, University of Tennessee
BS in Business and Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University
James M. Fite - Lenox Equity Partners

James M. Fite, CFA, Partner

Jim is a 20 year veteran of the investment banking and private equity business. Prior to Lenox, from 1998 to 2002, Jim was a Senior Vice President and co-head of the Basic Industries Group at Legacy Securities Corp., a middle market investment banking boutique. Jim was responsible for sourcing, executing and closing merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions. From 1995 to 1998, he was a Senior Consultant in Corporate Finance at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he completed over 20 merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions. From 1994 to 1995 he was Vice President of Eco-Pak Corporation where he assisted in the commercialization of a paperboard packaging concept in the beverage industry. From 1989 to 1994, Jim was Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Westpac Banking Corporation where he initiated and executed merger and acquisition transactions for U.S. companies in the Pacific Rim. From 1987 to 1989, Jim was a Senior Financial Analyst at First American National Bank.

Jim is a member of the Board of Directors (Treasurer) of Pathways Community Network, Inc., which provides Internet-based connectivity to Atlanta Social Service Agencies; member of the Advisory Board of Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN); former Executive Committee member (President) of Community Consulting Teams, an organization providing management and financial consulting to Atlanta area not-for-profits on a pro-bono basis; and former Board Member (Treasurer) of Samaritan House, an Atlanta-based organization for the homeless.

BS in Economics, Vanderbilt University. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Mark D. McKee - Lenox Equity Partners

Mark D. McKee, Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Lenox in 2007, Mark worked as an Equity Research Associate at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. There, he initially covered discount retailers and later moved to cover the financial institutions sector. In each role, he was responsible for monitoring macro-economic trends, constructing public equity models and publishing company-specific research reports. Previous to attending graduate school, Mark worked at Enterprise Capital Management, Inc. where he served as an Analyst on growth, value, international, fixed income and sector mutual funds with combined assets under management of $3 billion. He also spearheaded corporate strategy projects and conducted institutional investment manager research.

MBA, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
BS in Management, Purdue University
Thomas E. Ledford - Lenox Equity Partners

Richelle E. Terry, Senior Vice President

Richelle joined Lenox in 2006 after completing her MBA at Emory University. Most recently, Richelle was a Manager in the Financial Services Division of Assurant Health, a provider of small group and individual medical insurance products, where she developed and implemented sales forecast tools and procedures to be used throughout the company's sophisticated multi-channel sales environment. She was also responsible for forecast analytics and reporting. Prior to Assurant Health, Richelle worked as an analyst in the Corporate Finance division of Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial"), a full-service institutional securities brokerage and investment banking firm specializing in the below investment grade market. At Imperial, Richelle assisted in the execution of a variety of merger and acquisition, debt financing and strategic advisory transactions. Prior to Imperial, Richelle was a consultant in the Business Recovery Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. There she worked in an advisory role in turnaround situations and participated in several challenging in- and out-of-court restructurings.

MBA, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
BS Business Administration, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California