Matthew logged 10 years working in global supply chain operations prior to founding ClubUp in 2016. A caddie while growing up near Detroit, Michigan, Matthew cites this experience as instrumental to his development. He enjoys the game today and prefers to walk the golf course whenever possible.
Michael has more than 15 years of corporate finance and general management experience. An avid golfer today and a caddie in his youth, Michael appreciates the benefits of the position for both the golfer and the caddie.
Ian has nine years of experience working with Caddie Programs at great golf clubs including Quail Hollow Club, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Charlotte Country Club. At ClubUp, Ian leads partner club launches, where his experience is an asset.
Andy has joined the team after 10 years of working in medical device sales and business development. Growing up around the game of golf, Andy understands the importance of caddies and youth involvement to help grow the game.
Prior to joining ClubUp, Clay worked in and around politics on the local, state and national level. Involved in golf his whole life, he grew up performing many roles at private country clubs, including caddying. Clay focuses on the onboarding process for the contractors who use the ClubUp platform to offer their services as a caddie.
Ken Thompson joined Aquiline in 2009. Prior to joining Aquiline, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wachovia Corporation. Previously, he was the chairman of The Clearing House, The Financial Services Roundtable and The Financial Services Forum and was president of the International Monetary Conference. He was also president of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Thompson is a director of BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN); Strategic Growth Bank, Incorporated; FIFS Holdings Corp.; Clear2Pay NV; and the PGA Tour. He is a trustee of The Morehead-Cain Foundation. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and was a Morehead Scholar. He received an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Scott Mahoney, chairman and CEO, left Polo Ralph Lauren after an 11-year career to partner with Sea Island Company in the acquisition of Peter Millar. Mr. Mahoney, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in luxury brand building and channel specific strategy, recognized the tremendous potential the brand possessed. Here, he applied his vast knowledge of luxury apparel, brand building and distribution to further develop the brand on a global scale. Under his leadership, the brand’s strategy to capitalize on an untapped marketplace niche for attainable luxury attracted international luxury goods conglomerate, Richemont, which owns brands such as Cartier, Montblanc and Piaget. The company acquired Peter Millar in late 2012.
Seth Waugh joined Alex Brown as non-executive chairman upon the close of the sale of Deutsche Bank’s Private Client Services division to Raymond James on September 6, 2016. Prior to this, Mr. Waugh was hired by Deutsche Bank in 2000 and served as CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas from 2003 until his retirement in 2013. He remains a member of the DB Americas Advisory Board and served as its Chairman until 2016. Mr. Waugh has spent his entire professional life in the financial services industry. He was with Merrill Lynch for 11 years and last served as co-head of the Global Markets division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waugh ran the Corporate Bond desk at Salomon Brothers and traded corporate bonds at First Boston. Mr. Waugh earned a B.A. in economics and English at Amherst College in 1980. He is currently vice chairman of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. and serves on the boards of Franklin Resources, Inc. and Wake Forest University. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Workday, Inc. and the PGA of America. Mr. Waugh served on the FINRA Board of Governors until 2015.
Todd Johnson founded HealthTech Corp., a cardiovascular services company, in 1991, and served as chairman and CEO until the company’s merger with MedCath in 1995. Mr. Johnson served as a senior officer of MedCath until its acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts in 1998. He has been involved in several early-stage companies as founder, CEO or board member, most recently founding KeraNetics in 2008, a life sciences company that is developing therapeutic medical products using a proprietary protein. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors of KeraNetics, N2 Medical Solutions (medication adherence company), Novarus Healthcare (employee engagement and benefit management company), JC Steele (global leader in stiff extrusion equipment) and ClubUp.
Matt King has over 35 years of business experience, the last 18 of which have been exclusively in the venture capital industry with a focus on healthcare services and information technology. He has participated in approximately 55 venture capital and private equity investments since 1992 and has served as lead investor in 25 transactions for FCA III, FCA IV, FCA V and FCA VI. Mr. King currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kerafast, Inc., Clinical Ink, Inc., StudioNow, Inc., MediQuire, Inc., and Vericred, Inc., all FCA portfolio companies. Mr. King serves as Lead Director of Truxton Trust Company (OTC: TRUX), Director of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Trustee for Wake Forest University, Trustee of Christ Presbyterian Academy and a Board Member of StudioTenn Theatre Company. Mr. King received a BA from Wake Forest University in 1982.
Jim Hyler is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He worked for 10 years with Ernst and Ernst and Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young). In 1980 he went to First Citizens Bank as CFO and served in that capacity until 1988 when he became COO. He retired in 2008 and then worked for Investors Management Corporation for 8 years. Jim serves on the Board of Duke Energy and five private companies. He served on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association for eight years with the final two as President in 2010-11.
After 16 years in the Fibers and Textiles Industry, including leading Sales and Marketing for North America for Nystar, a large European nylon producer – Rodney joined Red Ventures in 2005. With less than 30 employees then, Red Ventures has grown into a Data Driven , Digital Marketing and Sales market leader with over 3000 employees worldwide. Rodney has led many of the businesses and led much of Corporate Development in his tenure at RV. Rodney now leads the Financial Services division for Red Ventures. As part of Red Ventures overall Financial Services investment, they recently announced the acquisition of Bankrate for $1.4B.
Andrew has been a PGA member and Head Golf Professional for 17 years. The three Clubs Andrew has served as Head Golf Professional are Charlotte Country Club- Charlotte, NC, Ocean Forest Golf Club- Sea Island, Georgia, and McArthur Golf Club- Hobe Sound, Florida. Andrew grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and has had a passion for golf came at a young age. Andrew attended and graduated from Methodist University where he played on a NCAA III national championship team. Andrew is currently serving on four boards: Board of Trustees at Methodist University, First Tee of Greater Charlotte, Carolinas PGA, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Andrew and his wife Kara love living in Charlotte with the Shuck’s four children, ages between thirteen and six.
Nick was responsible for building out the US practice of International Sports Management (ISM) before assuming the role of Director of Global Golf and Consulting. As a recognized personality and leader within sports, Nick has developed an extensive network of global contracts through his integration of the sports and corporate worlds, Nick can be an invaluable resource for ClubUp with regard to the building out of new businesses and taking products to market, providing expertise on a marketing strategy both inside and outside sports and helping capital find the right ideas and projects.
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