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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Tampa Pitching Workshop, sponsored by Holland+Knight. This event was in Tampa on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

    John McCarty, Associate, Peachtree Equity Partners John McCarty,  Associate, Peachtree Equity Partners

    John joined Peachtree as an Associate in July 2004 and is responsible for originating, executing, and monitoring principal investment opportunities for the Partnership. Prior to joining Peachtree, John was an Associate with The Breckenridge Group, an Atlanta-based middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, from 2002 to 2004. From 2000 to 2002, John was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group with Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York. From 1999 to 2000, John was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group with Banc of America Securities in New York. As an investment banker, John gained significant transaction execution experience across a variety of industries, completing numerous advisory and financing assignments representing over $5 billion in aggregate transaction values. A native of Atlanta, John received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Tate A. Garrett, Senior VP, Advantage Capital Tate A. Garrett, Senior  VP, Advantage Capital

    Mr. Garrett joined Advantage in 1999 and focuses primarily on Florida and Alabama opportunities. His responsibilities include evaluating investments, performing due diligence, structuring transactions, and monitoring portfolio companies in Florida and Alabama. He sits on the boards of several Advantage portfolio companies.

    Mr. Garrett is an experienced venture capitalist, entrepreneur and business advisor. Prior to joining Advantage Capital Partners, Mr. Garrett was President of TateWen Trading Company, a wholesale manufacturer of marine canvas products. Before that he was a consultant with Gemini Consulting focusing on strategic planning, new business development and operations improvement for major telecommunications companies.

    Mr. Garrett received an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in entrepreneurial management, and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Yale University.

    Al Rossiter, Angel Investor Al Rossiter, Angel Investor

    Alan W. Rossiter is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise North Florida Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida. Established in February 1996, Enterprise North Florida targets emerging technology companies that exhibit extraordinary potential for rapid growth and profitability. ENFC provides such companies with extensive business, technical and financial services throughout the early-stage of the company's growth. Since early 1998, Mr. Rossiter has also served as President of the North Florida Venture Capital Network, Inc. a regional organization dedicated to providing emerging companies with access to early-stage private equity investment capital. In May 2002, Mr. Rossiter led the formation of Springboard Capital, LLC, a venture capital fund targeting early-stage emerging growth companies.

    Mr. Rossiter serves as a member of the Florida Community College at Jacksonville Foundation Board of Governors, a Director of the North Florida Association for Corporate Growth, and as a member of the University of North Florida Computer Sciences and Engineering Advisory Committees. Mr. Rossiter also serves as a Member of Logix3 Board of Directors.

    Moderator: Louis Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight

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