Stephen Keaveney: CFO, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Keaveney is a career executive working in entrepreneurial organizations experiencing high growth or change. From August 2014 to present, Mr. Keaveney was the Chief Financial Officer of Connectivity Wireless. From March 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Keaveney was CFO of Innotrac Corporation, a $125 million rapidly growing ecommerce fulfillment business (NASDAQ: INOC). While at Innotrac, Mr. Keaveney helped engineer the $114 million take private leveraged buy-out. Prior to that, from September 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Keaveney was the Chief Financial Officer of BeavEx, Inc., a $300 million Logistics business, with 5,000 drivers in 100 locations serving 47 states. While there, Mr. Keaveney led a restructuring of the business changing IT strategy, bonus structures, financial reporting and budgeting to increase EBITDA from $4M to $10M EBITDA. BeavEx achieved a successful exit for the founder selling to a private equity buyer. Mr. Keaveney secured $45M of debt financing and completed four acquisitions growing revenue by 50%.
He began his career working in his family cable television business. He worked with Deloitte in NYC and earned a CPA and MBA. Spending 16 years of his career in Europe, Keaveney was one of the Founders of Cable Management Ireland (CMI). CMI rolled up 28 cable television businesses and exited through a successful trade sale to Liberty Media for $100 million after 10 years of building the business. CMI employed 150 people, was backed by Advent International.
Mr. Keaveney was a founder of eTel Group, a private equity backed rollup that acquired 13 telecom businesses in Eastern Europe and exited through a trade sale to Telecom Austria for $130 million. Mr. Keaveney managed the fundraising of $175 million of equity for Airtricity, a successful European renewable energy business, which exited through a trade sale to SSE and Eon for $4.2 Billion.
He resides in Atlanta and holds an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University (1989), a BA in Accounting from Villanova University (1986) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania.
Phillip Crone: Director
Mr. Crone, 54, is an investor, author and motivational speaker. Early in his career, he spent circa fifteen years in the High Tech Arena. He sold a computer supply distributor in 1997 and took early retirement. From July 2007 to April 2011, he worked with Marsh, the Insurance Brokerage, as Vice President of Sales in charge of developing relationships and contacts to stimulate new business. From April 2011 to August 2012, he joined The McCart Group, a regional insurance and health benefits broker in Duluth, Georgia, as Managing Director, Business Development and Growth. His responsibilities included growing and managing the sales team, business development and developing key strategic relationships. Since September 2012, Mr. Crone has been focused on investing and providing motivational speeches to corporations, networking groups and family offices. Speech topics have centered on achieving personal and business success. Mr. Crone has been married to his wife, Julia, for 27 years, has two adult daughters and has resided in the Atlanta area for 28 years. Mr. Crone holds a BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University.
James Driscoll: CEO and Director
Mr. Driscoll is currently CEO of Channel Terminals, LLC, a crude oil liquids terminals and refinery based in Houston, TX. Mr. Driscoll is also a member of the Board of Directors at Double Zero Recycling LLC as well as an Advisory Board Member at HealPros LLC, a diabetic retinal imaging business, and Funding University LLC, an early stage online peer to peer lending business targeted on secondary education. Previously he was President of Method Holdings, LLC, from 2011 until late 2013. Between 2006 and 2011 Mr. Driscoll was a Senior Partner with private equity firm 1848 Capital Partners LLC. From 2009 to 2010 he was COO and Executive Vice President of CareDynamix LLC, a healthcare business focused on provision of onsite vaccination services around the US.
In addition, Mr. Driscoll, has over 14 years of experience at various senior positions in the power generation and transportation industries in varied locations around the world. He began his professional career as a trader in New York City. He has an MBA from Harvard University (1991) and a BA in English Literature from Bowdoin College (1984).