Joe is digital media veteran, with senior roles at large companies like IBM/Watson Media, The Weather Company, Raycom Media, and The Weather Channel., and small startups like Vertical Acuity, a venture-backed content marketing platform that was sold to Outbrain, and CarScene, one of the earliest online car auctions. He has had sales, product management, legal, consulting and executive leadership roles. Joe did his undergraduate work at Princeton and has a MBA/JD from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Midis is the Co-Founding Partner of TMO. Mr. Midis has over 25 years of investment banking experience with particular expertise in M&A and principal investing. Prior to forming TMO, Mr. Midis served as a Managing Director with Hunter Capital Group/FinanStar, a Merchant Bank sponsored and funded by KIPCO, a multibillion dollar investment company headquartered in Kuwait. While at Hunter, he focused on M&A, private equity investments, and private capital fund raising. In addition to his investment banking role at Hunter, Mr. Midis also was responsible for the creation, growth and ultimate sale of several companies formed in partnership with Sumitomo Bank, Sumitomo Electric and Twin Sun, Inc. Before joining Hunter Capital, he was a corporate finance attorney representing both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups on general corporate matters, financings, and litigation.Mr. Midis graduated with an economics degree from Duke University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Kendrick Mattox III is a Partner at Edge Capital Group. He has been working at Edge Capital Group for 12 years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with over 21 years of experience in the finance industry.As a Partner at Edge Capital Group, Kendrick is responsible for leading the firm’s regional efforts in providing comprehensive wealth management for individuals and families. He specializes in customized portfolios that encompass both offensive and defensive strategies across the asset class spectrum of fixed income, equities and real assets.Kendrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Mr. Bowers is an Associate at Argonne Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that makes equity investments in a diverse range of middle-market enterprises. In his role at Argonne, Mr. Bowers is focused on both new acquisitions and portfolio management.Prior to joining Argonne, Mr. Bowers was an Associate at Tucker, Midis & Owen, an Atlanta-based M&A advisory firm. During his time at TMO, Mr. Bowers assisted with all aspects of M&A transactions for middle-market consumer, financial services and industrial businesses.Mr. Bowers received a B.A. in Economics & Spanish from Hampden-Sydney College, and an M.S. in Commerce, with a concentration in finance, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Robert Fiveash is the President & Co-Owner of Brand Fuel, a branded merch agency that he co-founded with Danny Rosin in 1998. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry and is passionate about delivering high-quality work that exceeds expectations and creates lasting impact.Before co-founding Brand Fuel in 1998, Robert worked as a stockbroker at A.G. Edwards for four years, where he focused on tailoring portfolios to meet the specific needs of a range of clients. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from William & Mary with a concentration in finance and marketing.
Sean Wetmore is the Director of the Batten Leadership Program at Norfolk Academy, a prestigious private school in Virginia. He has been a teacher at the school since 1993 and has also served as the head boys' varsity soccer coach, the director of athletics, the associate director of college counseling, and the assistant director of the middle school. He is also involved in various volunteer activities, such as the Hampton Roads Council of Advocates for Virginia Supportive Housing and the Healthier757 Steering Committee.