Inman Porter grew up in the Fundraising Space and knows firsthand the many problems facing the industry. His father was a State Legislator for 28 years and eventually ran for Governor of Georgia at the same time his Mother ran for Lt. Governor of Georgia. Inman has a professional background in finance and technology, but has been a part of hundreds of fundraisers throughout his life. This includes not just Political Campaigns, but also Nonprofits, Universities, and Religious Organizations as well.
Stephen is a senior accounting consultant in Grant Thornton’s Human Capital Services Consulting Practice. Stephen has more than 7 years of compensation and human resources leadership experience in both the consulting and corporate environments. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2015, Stephen was an analyst at AXA-Equitable and Ryan, LLC. Stephen helped clients such as American Airlines, United Airlines, MasterCard and the Department of Defense with their excise and motor fuel refunds for federal and state tax.
Before joining the SupPorter team, Asa worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he began his career working in the office of a U.S. Senator, then for the Member of Congress that represented his district Asa currently works out of the Atlanta Tech Village and handles business development as well as all communication between SupPorter and various political entities.
Douglas Schwartz has spent the last fifteen years of his life trading stocks and bonds. He graduated with a degree in Finance from The University of Georgia and spent the first five years of his career as a money manager. He started pivoting away from finance three years ago and has been a successful entrepreneur and independent investor. He currently sits on the board of three pre- revenue start-ups, runs a technology consulting firm, and has recently returned from an exploratory trip to India where he studied Blockchain, networked with engineers all over the country and recruited software engineering talent to join his growing companies.
Justin Michela is a technology enthusiast and blockchain aficionado who plays an integral role in the company’s strategic technical direction, development, and growth. As SupPorter's Chief Technology Officer, Justin is responsible for establishing and leading the company’s long-term technological vision.
Pratik Padaliya is a Techno-Entrepreneur with a Bachelor's in Computer Application and Master's in Business Administration. Pratik has more than 10 years of experience in working with both corporate clients and Entrepreneurs in new and cutting edge technologies. He is the founder and CEO of Etilox Solutions, a Technology company that builds software for corporate clients and consults on technology stacks, cyber security, design, UI and UX.
Over his career, Pratik has shown a unique capability to do business at ease as well as build a solid rapport with clients from different backgrounds including technical, non-technical, startups, small-to-mid size businesses, and enterprise level companie
Blake Ramsay attended The University of Georgia then obtained a law degree at Samford University, where he graduated in the top 20% of his class while also actively competing in trial advocacy competitions and volunteer organizations.
As a legal advisor to SupPorter, Mr. Ramsay brings a honed, legal mind that is able to preempt potential pitfalls and put into practice creative, efficient methods of dealing with legal concerns.
Marty is a veteran executive and entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of digital marketing for 20 years. After an early consulting career, he was at AutoTrader.com in its infancy then co-founded and grew a pioneering online insurance lead gen firm that hit #80 on the Inc500 and #1 on Deloitte's Tech Fast 50 in Georgia. Marty has been CMO at an online career education company, reset marketing strategy at the largest non-profit online university, ran a “Spotify for Comic Books” startup, and was COO at a mobile ad targeting start up. He is now Entrepreneur in Residence at startup accelerator The Farm at Comcast, and is a fractional CMO for a few promising companies like SupPorter.
Nicolas is a Full Stack Blockchain Developer with and current partner at Traxion, a small Business Mastery Startup based out of Atlanta. While finishing up his Major in Applied Computer Science and Minor in Information Security and Assurance from Kennesaw State University, he worked with a group of classmates to make a Foreign Exchange Prediction Neural Network and was successful in predicting trends within the Foreign Exchange Market. Exploring his passion for Machine Learning, his Honor's College Senior Capstone involved predicting College Football Coach win percentages using a Neural Network. Nicolas has also worked on multiple smaller Blockchain Applications as Proofs of Concept for larger applications. Having a background in IT Networking encourages Nic to work through the challenges presented within a Blockchain Network.
Andrew’s entrepreneurial mindset formed when he was at the University of Georgia where he started two different start-ups. Those were Athens Innovations, a digital marketing business, and My Crowd, a social media app. He has always been on the forefront of technology throughout his career and is always one step ahead of the game when it comes to technological tools. Andrew is currently embedded in the technology and engineering side of auto-racing. After graduation, Andrew moved to Charlotte and started a transmission leasing business catered to stock car race teams in the top NASCAR series. Four years later he has become the second largest leaser in the sport. Aside from racing, Andrew is highly interested in starting companies in the tech sector!
Cameron Greene is the social media and community manager for SupPorter. Cameron is an Atlanta native with over 7 years of experience in social media and marketing with a strong background in photography, PR, and copywriting. She graduated Cum Laude with additional honors from the Honor’s Program with a degree in Marketing and a certificate in Professional Selling from the University of Georgia.
She is the owner of the Atlanta based social media firm, Social Media Solutions, LLC, which specializes in account management, consulting, content creation, photography, and engagement for companies across all industries nationwide. Cameron has served as a social media expert witness in a criminal court hearing for the Fulton County Superior Court and was interviewed by CBS46 Atlanta for her knowledge about social media bots and how they played a role in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Carol Dodd Stewart has a BA in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She began her career in the newspaper industry as an advertising salesperson for Lovett family-owned, The Courier Herald. By the time she retired to start a family, she had become Director of its Advertising Department, and her family had purchased a 50% share of this multiple newspaper group.
She is now a semi-retired Business Consultant for non-profits and businesses on the use and how-to of Social Media, PR/MKT, Fundraising and Advertising.
Sumit Singhal is an experienced IT professional and entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He is an Engineering Graduate with an executive PGP in Business Analytics. Sumit has experience working across locations including Asia, North America and Europe. He has also worked for one of the leading product based companies in Mountain View, California. He was even named a fellow at Startup Leadership Program 2012-13.
A well known mentor and investor, Hubbard brings decades of management and capital markets experience to his role as Advisor to SupPorter. During more than twenty years serving at the highest levels of some of the world’s largest investment management companies, Hubbard directed billions of dollars of capital and launched one of China’s most successful asset management joint ventures. Known as an adept strategist and operator, he also founded a global private equity firm and has been a leader on the vanguard of Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, and sustainable Nonprofit management.
Clark’s career has been defined by the partnerships he has created. From Google + and Dell to the top paper and packaging companies, Clark has been able to create and nurture successful partnerships. This along with his degree in journalism has helped Clark grow his network and relationships with media conglomerates, persons within politics, NGOs, and nonprofits. As a corollary Clark co-founded the Collective at the Sundance Film Festival which serves as a conversation platform for some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs. Clark also has a proven track record in sales and revenue generation with the Seydel Companies. Clark loves journalism, film and sports.
DuBose Porter is the current Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia and has appeared multiple times in Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians”. DuBose served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1982 to 2011 and served as Minority Leader in the House from 2005 to 2011. He was previously Administration Floor Leader for Governor Zell Miller from 1991 through 1992 and ran for Governor of Georgia in 2010. While SupPorter is 100% Bipartisan, DuBose uses his experience and network to help facilitate strategic partnerships for SupPorter.
John Hanna is an Atlanta Native and attended the University of Georgia where he studied business and accounting. John started his career in Equity Research at Suntrust, and now works in wealth management for Merrill Lynch. John has also always been intrigued with Venture Capital and entrepreneurial ideas. He has invested in numerous startup companies over the years, from the tech space to the financial service space. His experience working in financial services for the last 6 years and investments in venture capital makes him a valuable resource to SupPorter’s advisory board.
Austin Mills is an attorney in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Corporate Technology Practice and the Chair of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group. His primary areas of concentration include technology transactions, blockchain, cryptocurrency, payments, financial technology and privacy and security. Austin has advised several clients in connection with Token Sales/ICOs and other blockchain-related initiatives, such as cryptocurrency issuance, smart contracts, decentralized applications and exchanges.
Douglas Busk currently works at MSL as Managing Director of the Atlanta office. He previously worked for Coca-Cola where he developed & spearheaded the Coca-Cola Journey program. During his seven years at Coca-Cola, Doug drove strategic growth of the company’s corporate social media channels and achieved exponential increase in social engagement. He also led the development and execution of digital training and capability-building worldwide. In an earlier role as Director of Connections Innovation at Coca-Cola, Busk led a global effort to empower the company’s global marketing community to engage consumers in real time. In 2013, he spearheaded the creation and launch of the HUB Network, Coca-Cola’s global social listening, analysis and engagement platform, connecting and harmonizing the real-time work of more than 2,000 social media marketers worldwide.
Rob is Co-Founder and CFO of Steppingblocks, a data analytics company that maps tens of millions of education/career paths to help users make intelligent decisions regarding their future. He is also a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners, a coalition of startup founders who invest in promising early stage companies throughout the country. Prior to founding Steppingblocks, Rob spent eight years in investment banking and private equity focused on a variety of industries. He attended The University of Georgia where he graduated with a degree in finance and is active with numerous charities through Steppingblocks' outreach programs.
Guyton Porter is currently a consultant at First Access Entertainment. He works in the branding division while in New York City with various musicians and models. Prior to working at FAE, he was the Entertainment Director at Paper Magazine. He first moved to NYC from Georgia to intern at Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine which lead to a full time position. Guyton currently helps with branding and marketing strategy at SupPorter, as well as handles client meetings in New York City.
Kashi Sehgal is Co-Founder & CEO of Gigabark, an integrated mobile solutions company rooted in phone and text messaging technologies. She also serves as Founder & Executive Director of SuperNova South, the largest, most accessible, and most inclusive multi-disciplinary tech and innovation conference in the Southeast. Kashi is also Director of Strategy and Business Development for The Manipal Group, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with an array of business interests across media, manufacturing, education, fintech, healthcare, printing, home goods, and more.
After graduating from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree, Randall Lee Pires spent the next 10 years working internationally, mostly in Africa. Randall started his career as a project engineer helping to build the largest LNG plant in the world in Angola. Afterwards Randall started his own ISP company and served internet to thousands of users across 4 times zones in Africa, until South Sudan relapsed into civil war. Randall has lived on 6 continents over the last decade and specializes in developing countries, and cutting edge technologies. He has extensive experience and knowledge with tech startups, including blockchain software and hardware sectors. He also volunteers at the Government Blockchain Association, where he is a core member of GBA-Global and the President of GBA-ATL Chapter.
Jonathan is an associate attorney at Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP. He practices in the areas of Taxation, Estate Planning, and Corporate law. Prior to beginning his career at MIJS, he received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law – Mercer University, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia.
Over the years, Jonathan has developed a passion for start-ups and cryptocurrencies. He intends to use his passion and knowledge to become a contributing member of SupPorter’s advisory board.
Anna Marie Hanna graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and area of emphasis in Digital Marketing. She has always had a constant connection with nonprofits. Throughout college, she was heavily involved in volunteering with the organization ESP (Extra Special People), which serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The summer after her junior year, she landed an internship with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in their Foundation department. Anna Marie currently works as a Logistics Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Georgia and assists SupPorter with their social media and nonprofit cultivation.