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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer – PGA of America
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.
Managing Direction, FCA Ventures
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.
Matthew Rose worked 10 years in global supply chain operations prior to founding ClubUp in 2016. A caddie while growing up near Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Rose cites this experience as instrumental to his development. He enjoys the game today and prefers to walk the golf course whenever possible. Mr. Rose received a BA in Economics from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Wake Forest University.