Greg Brown, Administrator

Greg performs contract CFO and other consulting services via his company, Cardinal Finance.  He has domestic and international venture capital investing experience, and has been CFO of numerous venture capital-backed and early stage public companies.


ED HAMILTON, director

Ed is a private investor focusing on residential real estate, early stage venture capital and the public equity and option markets.  He spent over 20 years in investment banking, running debt trading desks at Bank of America and Bank of Boston.  Ed also served as a director of IMAF Charlotte, an angel fund investing in the Carolinas


Maria Mascia, DIRECTOR

Maria is a managing director at Salem Lake Capital, a private asset management firm headquartered in Charlotte. She has a decade of investment banking and investment analysis experience, including portfolio management of a multi-billion dollar fixed income portfolio and as a research analyst responsible for the origination and execution of all non-agency RMBS research produced for institutional investors.

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Tony is CEO of adsLOCAL, which is a mobile advertising service.  He has multiple successful exits from early stage startups that he founded, and previously served as COO for Lycos Europe.


Ken is CFO and Executive VP of Petty Holdings, which owns and operates the Richard Petty Driving Experience.  He is an experienced financial and operations executive with industry experience in consumer goods and services, real estate, and financial products.