ClubUp Team

  • Matthew Rose, Founder

    Matthew Rose

    Founder

    B.A. Economics, University of Louisville

    MBA, Wake Forest University

    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.

  • Ike Grainger, Business Development

    Ike Grainger

    Business Development

    B.A. English, Elon University

    Ike was vice president of marketing and business development at Shelco LLC for 21 years. During that time he served on the board of The First Tee of Greater Charlotte and ultimately became chairman. Upon retirement from Shelco, Ike followed his passion for The First Tee and became executive director, serving in that capacity for four years. He has caddied for his younger brother in the U.S. Senior Amateur and the Carolinas Amateur. In addition, he caddied for one of his First Tee participants in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

  • Michael Rose, Finance and Analytics

    Michael Rose

    Finance and Analytics

    B.S. Engineering, Michigan State University

    M.S. Operations Management, Kettering University

    MBA, University of Michigan (Ross)

    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.

  • Chip Hunter, Operations

    Chip Hunter

    Operations

    B.S. Business, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    Chip has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience in real estate and telecommunications. A passion for caddying inspired Chip to join ClubUp. His extensive caddie experience — multiple PGA Tournaments and USGA events — is a great resource for the company.

  • Clay Johnson, Caddie Operations

    Clay Johnson

    Caddie Operations

    B.A. Government, Wofford College

    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. This experience serves Clay well in helping grow the ClubUp caddie pool while providing leadership and instruction to the young people who represent the company.

ClubUp Board of Directors

  • G. Kennedy Thompson

    Aquiline Capital Partners

    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 Chief Executive Officer - Peter Millar LLC

    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

    Chairman – Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James

    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

    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.

  • Matthew Rose

    Founder

    B.A. Economics, University of Louisville

    MBA, Wake Forest University

    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.