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Ray Capp
Chairman, Founder, Board of Directors

rcapp@ConduitCorporation.com
615/ 279-3404
Ray Capp

Ray Capp has over 22 years of executive leadership experience in the distribution, publishing, and entertainment industries. Capp served as COO at Ingram Entertainment from its founding to over $1 billion in sales, and as EVP at Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the top 10 publishers in the English language. With considerable experience with Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), product development, and marketing, Capp is highly regarded as an insightful strategist and no frills operator. Capp is himself, a successful author and inventor.


 


 


Mike Hassell
Founder, COO, & EVP Investments

mhassell@ConduitCorporation.com
615/ 279-3405
Mike Hassell

Mike Hassell has held executive management and marketing positions in new ventures for the past 18 years. Hassell has served as CEO for several Vanderbilt start-up companies, as well as holding the positions of VP Marketing for MedPearl and President of Slingerland Drum Company. After receiving a Georgia Tech electrical engineering degree and beginning his career in marketing at Proctor & Gamble's brand management, Hassell received a Harvard MBA before launching his entrepreneurial career. Though Hassell's experience includes biotech, information technology (IT) and manufacturing businesses, he has chosen to specialize in IT ventures at ConduIT Corporation.


 


 


R. Patrick Shepherd
Board of Directors

pshepherd@avondalepartnersllc.com
615-467-3515


R. Patrick Shepherd

From 1983 to 2000, Pat was a General Partner of J.C. Bradford & Co. where he was the firm’s General Counsel and a member of the firm's Management Committee. From 1980 to 1983 Pat was Assistant General Counsel to Heinold Commodities, Inc. Pat has held numerous positions with the Securities Industry Association, including serving on the Executive Committee of the Compliance and Legal Division and Day Chair of the Division’s Annual Seminar and as a member of the SIA’s Federal Regulation Committee. Pat has served on the Compliance Advisory Committee of the NYSE, the Membership Committee at the NASD and currently serves as the Chair of the NASD District 5 Committee. Pat received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from DePaul University.


 


 


Jack Stringham, II
Board of Directors
jstringham@bonelaw.com
615/ 279-3401
Jack Stringham, II

Jack Stringham, II is an attorney practicing with the firm of Bone, McAllester, Norton, PLLC in downtown Nashville. He formerly served as Secretary to the Board of First American Corporation, a publicly held corporation, and its subsidiary, First American National Bank. He also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Corporation and the Bank. Currently, he is Secretary to the Board and General Counsel for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.


 


 


Kris Thurman
EVP

kthurman@conduitcorporation.com
615/ 279-3423
Kris Thurman



 


 


Leah Gilliam
VP, Operations

lgilliam@conduitcorporation.com
615/ 279-3407
Leah Gilliam

Leah Gilliam manages Conduit Corporation operations and keeps the corporate ball rolling. She is President and Founder of Ceramitecture, LLC, which is a Nashville based manufacturing company.


 




 
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