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E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 615-598-7075

Rick Lundgren

Rick Lundgren is the owner and CEO of The Alternative Board of Nashville, where he supports business owners and CEO’s in achieving their company and personal visions. He has more than 30 years of business leadership experience with several Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller privately owned businesses, and has proven success in business strategy planning and deployment. Executing strategy with organic revenue growth, acquisitions and new product/service introductions, Rick has led several businesses through periods of double digit sales and cash flow growth. He has extensive experience developing business leaders and leadership succession plans, and aligning management teams with the business owner/CEO vision to more quickly and effectively create business value. He has leadership success within public companies, family owned entities as well as private equity sponsored companies. Rick has career experiences in engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, business development, and global business management, including as CEO and business owner. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University. He is married with 3 children

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Hunter Atkins

Hunter Atkins became a certified TAB board facilitator in 2017 having been a TAB member for 12 years. He has always maintained an interest in business strategy, communication and execution and the inherent challenges of each, regardless of the size of the entity. He has found that “moving to the head of the table” has been a most natural and rewarding step in his TAB journey.

Hunter serves currently as Chairman of the Board of The Bank of Nashville where he was CEO for ten years. He orchestrated the sale of the bank (a publicly -held OTC institution) to Synovus (NYSE:SNV), its owner today. Prior to this, Hunter served as City President of AmSouth Bank and as an EVP with Commerce Union Bank (now Bank of America) in Nashville. His responsibilities at Commence Union included the International, Commercial, Special Assets, Private Banking and Investment Divisions.

Hunter’s personal business ownership experiences include oil and gas, film, health care start -ups, restaurants, spirits, patents and construction. He has been a guest lecturer at Belmont University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Cumberland University and the Owen School at Vanderbilt. He has served on many not -for-profit boards and most notably Chaired the national board of Family Service America (now The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, the largest family and child serving group in the U.S.). Hunter holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt with continuing education degrees from The University of Texas Petroleum Institute (Energy) and The University of Virginia (International Finance).

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E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 615-260-6655

Margie Bingham

Margie is the owner and principal of Rainmaker Management Group, Inc., a business consulting, coaching and training practice. Founded in 2001 Rainmaker Management Group helps company executives and owners successfully address business issues, concerns and opportunities, and helps individuals improve their leadership and management effectiveness. She has more than 30 years of sales, marketing, management, and entrepreneurial experience with organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies down to start-up organizations. While working in an industry undergoing unprecedented change, Margie’s corporate career focused on developing new markets, and new product and service opportunities, both domestically and internationally. Her passion for and ability to make vision a reality has served her well both as the leader of two start-up companies and as a coach and consultant working with small, privately held businesses. Margie’s bachelor’s degree and MBA are both from the University of Tennessee.

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Dr. Jason Brooks

At his core, Dr. Brooks’ purpose and passion is to change lives and grow leaders. He has over two decades experience in aligning, engaging, growing, and inspiring CEOs and executive level leaders in multi-million and multi-billion dollar organizations in multiple industries including church ministry, consulting, healthcare, hospitality, distribution, and manufacturing. He is an expert in leading personal and organizational transformation of all kinds.

Dr. Brooks is founder and CEO of the Dr. Jason Brooks Company and The Catalyst Leadership Group, a leadership solutions firm focused on growing leaders from the “inside-out” and helping them to unleash their full potential to deliver results through their work and leave a legacy of success and significance in life. He has created multiple programs to build high-impact lives and high-impact leaders.

As an entrepreneur, executive, leadership coach and consultant, bestselling author, speaker and host of the Dr. Jason Brooks Leadership Podcast and co-host of the Step into Leadership Podcast, his focus is to lead on the journey for change, growth, and success with everyone he meets.

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Kris Kelso

Kris Kelso is an executive coach and leadership development consultant with a background in information technology.  He has founded or co-founded multiple companies, and worked with hundreds of other organizations and leaders, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises.  Advising investors, he helps to strengthen their portfolios and evaluate new investment opportunities. Through interim leadership roles – including leading turnaround efforts – he collaborates directly with the owners and/or board of directors to drive change in culture and strategy, and to oversee the selection and on-boarding of new leaders to fill these positions on a long-term basis.  As an executive coach, he guides the personal and professional development of leaders in order to maximize the impact on the people and organizations they serve.

As a mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and with incubator / accelerator programs such as Jumpstart Foundry and Healthbox, Kris has worked with dozens of startups in coaching and advisory roles.  In addition to bringing technology expertise, he often helps guide the business model and strategy, financial model, and product-market-fit for these companies.  He has also served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations, and is actively involved in his church, where he serves as an elder, teaches classes, and coaches other leaders.

Kris has been a speaker at technology and leadership conferences, universities, corporate events, and on television and radio programs. He has led educational webinars and written articles for The Nashville Business Journal and other publications. A natural teacher and a continual learner, having read hundreds of books and listened to thousands of podcasts, talks, and interviews with leading thinkers, Kris enjoys collecting and then disseminating wisdom to help individuals and organizations succeed.

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