I have spent my career in real estate investment and finance. I have been involved in the sector as a principal investor, investment banker and commercial banker. I manage a private real estate investment fund focused on the Southeast US and am based in Raleigh, NC. We control about $420 million of assets and about 2.3 million sq ft.
In addition to my private board experience at Variety Wholesalers, which has 380 stores and 7,000 employees, I have extensive non-profit board experience, including at the $1.1 billion Golden Leaf Foundation, where I chair the investment committee. I served as budget director for the State of North Carolina from 2014-16, and teach a class in public budgeting to graduate students at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke.