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We’ve been called entrepreneur activists and mavericks, among other things. We’re entrepreneurs with decades of success and scars. We inject that experience into every part of our business so that your company can maximize its potential.
We believe: ▼
Economy Heroes must win.
You create jobs. Your innovations change our lives. We must fight for your freedom and applaud your accomplishments.
Team Alignment is a competitive advantage.
98% of teams are misaligned. You maximize your company’s potential when your team is focused on a handful of strategic priorities.
What gets measured gets done.
Your team executes when they’re held accountable to a simple strategy on a routine basis.
Inc Navigator is not for everyone. Our members are dedicated leaders who are disciplined to get the right things done. Your Business Concierge will help you determine if Inc. Navigator is a fit for your team.
Doug Tatum – Founder and Chairman of The Newport Board Group
Doug Tatum was the Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Tatum LLC, the largest executive services consulting firm in the United States. As its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Tatum led the firm from startup to 30 offices and over 1,000 professionals and employees. Tatum LLC was sold to Spherion in January of 2010. Mr. Tatum is the noted author of the best selling book No Man’s Land ‐ the recipient of four National Best Business book awards. He serves on the Board of ACG (the national association for Middle Market Private Equity and intermediaries) and is Chairman of the industry’s national conference ‐ Intergrowth in 2012. He was recently named as Advisory Board Chairman for a national research institute funded by the NASDQ foundation and the Edward Lowe Foundation to study exceptional growth companies, the capital markets and their affect on employment and economic growth. A frequently sought after speaker, Mr. Tatum currently holds the Wright Travel Chair in Entrepreneurship at Middle Tennessee State University as an Associate Professor. Prior to Tatum LLC, he served in a number of companies as an officer and senior executive and Board Member including recently as a Board Member of Seraph Partners, a venture capital fund with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Silicon Valley, California. www.linkedin.com/in/dougtatum
Brent Sapp, MBA – Founder and CEO
Brent Sapp is a product innovator, business developer, author and branding expert. His experience spans multiple industries including Health Care, Education and Software. He’s worked with startups, mid-market companies, and Fortune the 500 to build brands, initiate sales teams, develop marketing strategies, and create new products.
Brent’s expertise and results in branding and business development have enabled companies to reach new audiences, position their products and services as market leaders, and quickly build rapport with current and future customers. He’s also written a book and training series that is used domestically and internationally. www.linkedin.com/in/brentsapp
Dr. Gary Kunkle, PhD – Research on High-Growth Companies
Gary Kunkle has twenty three years working with more than 1,000 high-growth companies in 32 countries on projects related to sustained profitable growth. Clients have included multinational corporations and hundreds of middle-market firms, as well as economic development agencies in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Most recently, Gary completed his doctoral degree while providing research and consulting services for economic development projects. His on-going work focuses on novel ways to identify high-growth firms. Gary is Research Fellow at Edward Lowe Foundation’s new Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies, which is partially funded by NASDAQ, studies the relationship between capital availability, exceptional firm growth, and regional employment growth. LinkedIn Profile
Thad Stalcup – Developer
has worked for over 15 years in the software industry and his career has included several multi-year, multi-country software projects in Africa and Europe, as well as stints at several startups. He is first and foremost an entrepreneur whose specialties include project management, software development, and human interface design. He has been making software ever since he got his first Commodore 64.
John Stalcup – Developer
has been designing and developing software for companies big and small for more than 20 years, in multiple languages, on three continents.
Glenn Lock – Marketing
A seasoned marketer with expertise in consumer and B-to-B marketing strategies and implementation. Beginning his career in high-impact event marketing and promotions, Glenn learned first hand the necessity of exceptional communications and tailoring messages to truly speak with a given audience. Developing integrated marketing campaigns, writing and directing; television and radio, in addition to conceiving and executing print media campaigns are areas where he truly excels.
Colleen College – Designer
A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, with a BFA in Advertising Design, Colleen has 20 plus years experience, including serving as Senior Art Director with a full service advertising agency in Tampa, Florida. Colleen’s expertise and passion in branding, print, and idea/concept development led her to establish her own firm, College Company in 1998. Colleen brings an expertise for design, creative ideas, navigation, planning and development which makes projects truly successful. Testimonials and more can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/collegecompany.
Susan Jackson – Finance Director
Susan Jackson has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. She has directed budget processes, developed financial models, restructured financial reporting processes, and created offering memoranda for raising capital. Ms. Jackson also has significant experience analyzing financial results and writing Management Discussion & Analysis for senior management, partners and investors.
Prior to joining Inc. Navigator, Ms. Jackson worked at Tatum LLC where she managed the firm’s national budget for 30 offices. She developed and managed an increasingly complex budget process and provided analysis for the firm which grew from start up to over $200 million in revenue. Additionally, Ms. Jackson has held various finance positions at Riverwood International (now Graphic Packaging), Revlon, and CNA Insurance.
Ms. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Wheaton College and is a Certified Public Accountant.