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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Orlando Venture Event, sponsored by Holland & Knight. This event was in Orlando on Tuesday, June 8, 2004.

    Kathy Harris, SVP, Business Development, Noro-Moseley Partners Kathy Harris, SVP, Business Development, Noro-Moseley Partners

    Ms. Harris joined NMP in 2002 as Senior Vice President - Business Development. With more than 20 years of financial and private equity experience, she focuses on identifying and evaluating attractive growth stage companies.

    Prior to NMP, Ms. Harris was a Partner at Atlanta-based Technology Ventures where she evaluated investment opportunities primarily in the software and information technology areas and actively worked with the firm's portfolio companies. Prior to Technology Ventures, Ms. Harris served as Vice President/National Marketing Manager of Sirrom Capital Corporation, where she oversaw all business development and loan origination activities. Prior to Sirrom, Ms. Harris spent more than 10 years at J.C. Bradford & Co. (now UBS/PaineWebber) where she was a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking group. While at Bradford, Ms. Harris was involved in public equity and debt offerings, private placements and M&A/advisory work for a broad array of industries. Ms. Harris started her career at KPMG International and is a licensed CPA in Tennessee.

    A native of Kentucky, Ms. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Murray State University and an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University.

    Drew A. Graham, Managing Partner, Ballast Point Venture Partners Drew A. Graham, Managing Partner, Ballast Point Venture Partners

    Prior to co-founding Ballast Point Ventures in 2001, Mr. Graham spent six years at South Atlantic Venture Funds. Mr. Graham joined South Atlantic in 1995 and was both a Principal and General Partner in South Atlantic Ventures Fund IV. He has participated in numerous venture capital investments across several industries, including communications, software, health care and business services.

    Mr. Graham began his private equity career with the Merchant Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. in New York from 1989 to 1991.

    He graduated from Princeton University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1995 with an MBA, with Distinction.

    Casey West, Vice President, SSM Ventures Casey West, Vice President, SSM Ventures

    Casey joined SSM in 2004. His investment and advisory experiences have been focused on the healthcare and business services sectors. Prior to SSM, Casey was a Vice President at Petra Capital Partners, a Nashville-based private equity firm focusing on investments in later stage growth companies in the healthcare and business services sectors. Prior to Petra, Casey worked in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's New York-based healthcare investment banking group. Casey received his bachelor's degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

    David Reed, Director, CapitalSouth Partners Funds David Reed, Director, CapitalSouth Partners Funds

    Experience
    President of Dominion Capital Group since 2002, Founder, President and CEO, Catalina Human Resources, Inc. 1993-2000, Auditor, Deloitte and Touche 1987-1991, Certified Public Accountant State of Florida

    Education
    Emory University BBA Accounting, 1987, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management Sloan Fellow/MBA 2002

    Professional Organizations
    Leadership Tampa Bay (Class of 2000), CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Corporate Finance Group

    Board of Directors
    Board of Governors - Sloan Fellow Program at MIT, Guardian Ad-Litem Guild, Vice President, Board of Advisors Fourth House Security

    Moderator: Louis Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight

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