Stewardship

Our board consists of proven entrepreneurs and innovative leaders with unique ideas and consistent value systems.

Cam Lanier

Cam Lanier

Chairman of the Board/Founder

Bio

Campbell B. Lanier, III is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITC Holding Company, LLC, a diversified holding company headquartered in West Point, Georgia.  His investment activities span more than 30 years and have focused on early stage investments in communications, technology, financial services, restaurant management solutions, and canine detection services.

He has served as a director of ITC since the company’s inception in 1989 as a corporation.   He currently serves as Senior Director of Kinetic Ventures, a leading venture capital investor in high growth information, communications, and power/clean technology companies.  Mr. Lanier also serves as General Partner for ITC Partners Fund I, LP, an early stage investor in high growth technology and services companies; Chairman and CEO of Magnolia Holding Company, an investor in online restaurant equipment, supply and service companies; and former Chairman or Director of numerous portfolio companies.  Earlier in his career, he co-founded Interstate Communications (Telecom*USA), which was acquired by MCI for $1.2 billion in 1990.  Mr. Lanier was the founding investor and Chairman of Powertel (now T-Mobile), which was acquired by Deutsche Telecom for $4.2 billion in 2000. He was also the founding investor for Mindspring, which was valued at $1 billion at the time of its merger with Earthlink, as well as the founding investor of ITC^DeltaCom, InterCall, Knology and Firethorn.  He has previously served as Managing Director of South Atlantic Private Equity Fund, IV, Limited Partnership.

Mark Mahler

Mark Mahler

Vice Chairman

Bio

As a founding member of ITC Capital Partners, Mark joined the ITC family after building and directing an international security company and its subsidiaries.  Mark contributes experience in international business with specific experience in global security issues and technologies. He is currently focused on the strategic direction, diversification and globalization of the ITC enterprise.

After 9/11, Mark and the Team recognized a need to establish an independent certification standard for the detection of weapons and explosives. With a clear mission/vision, the Team created and relentlessly implemented the first ever independent government certification for explosives detection. Many lives have been protected through the identification and deterrence of illicit explosive materials, weapons caches, improvised explosive devices (IED’s), bomb making facilities and related terrorists and global criminal networks. Our Teams are honored to continue to certify independently and to assist in the continued implementation and evolution of the certification standard for all teams prior to their utilization/deployment.

The Team is always focused on excellence in delivery through integrity, focused training, teamwork, solid partnerships, mission first mentality and a commitment to continuously improve as individuals and especially as a Team. We work all day every day to support our customers and partners around the world. We never stop working or waver in our commitment to our mission. Our customers and partners include the United States, NATO, the United Nations, other allied countries, NGO’s and multinational public and private entities.

Prior to founding and leading this Team, Mark worked as a consultant with an interest in continuous quality/process improvement as well as the creation of partnerships. Mark earned a B.S degree in B.A. from Babson College.

Rodger Johnson

Rodger Johnson

Board Member

Bio

Mr. Johnson was elected to the Board of ITC Capital Partners in 2013. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tower Cloud, Inc., a technology firm delivering fiber optic back haul connectivity to wireless communications carriers.

Mr. Johnson was elected to the Board of ITC Capital Partners in 2013. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tower Cloud, Inc., a technology firm delivering fiber optic back haul connectivity to wireless communications carriers. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Knology, Inc., a competitive broadband communications provider of internet, television, and telecom products. Additionally, Mr. Johnson was President and CEO of Communications Central, Inc. He established JKC Holdings, a management consulting firm through which he guided several business turnaround efforts. Prior to JKC, Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brock Control Systems, Inc., a sales and marketing software automation concern. His first entrepreneurial endeavor began in 1984, when he was President of Interactive Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Johnson spent his early career with AT&T, where he worked in numerous departments including sales, marketing, engineering, operations, and human resources. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and a M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

Todd Holt

Todd Holt

CEO

Bio

Todd currently serves as the CEO for ITC Capital Partners (2014 – present) and Point Broadband (2016 – present), an ITC portfolio company.  Todd’s prior employment includes:

AMK9, CEO, 2014 – 2017 – largest commercial anti-terrorism canine security company in the world

Synapse, President, 2013 – 2014 – privately held wireless communications software company

Knology, President, 2007 – 2012 –  – NASDAQ traded fiber-based broadband company.  Also served as Corporate Controller (1998 – 2004) and CFO (2005 – 2006) of Knology prior to serving as Knology’s President

Ernst & Young, Audit Manager – International professional services firm

Todd has extensive experience with start-up organizations as well as mature businesses in the areas of finance, operations, strategy, business development, and investor relations.  He has also successfully managed human resources, legal, risk management, marketing and sales organizations within small and larger organizations, and has experienced success with capital structure management and mergers and acquisitions.

Todd spent the majority of his career with Knology, where the company grew from zero customers and zero revenue to approximately 800,000 customer connections and $550 million in revenue.  He helped manage this company through a significant network buildout and heavy customer acquisition activity, IPO, disciplined organic and acquisition growth, and successful exit for the stakeholders of the business.

General Burgess

General Burgess

Board Member

Bio

During his  distinguished 38-year career in the U.S. Army, and now, at Auburn University, Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr. (Ret.) serves as a driving force in the U.S. Intelligence Community by providing exceptional leadership and broad strategic vision that contributes to safeguarding U.S. national security interests. He has consistently guided outcomes that have strengthened our national and military intelligence capabilities and has been instrumental in transforming defense intelligence into a cooperative enterprise to better serve national policymakers, Combatant  Commanders, and the warfighter in the field.

Commissioned in Military Intelligence through the Auburn University ROTC Program in 1974, Burgess earned a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California in 1980, and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command  and General Staff College in 1986. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officers Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Advanced Military Studies Program, and Air War College.

Burgess held a variety of key staff and command positions throughout his 38 year military career. General officer assignments include Director oflntelligence, J2, U.S. Southern Command; Director oflntelligence, J2, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes transitioning to Director of the Intelligence Staff in the Office of  the Director of National Intelligence. He was dual-hatted twice as the Acting Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. His final military assignment was as the 17th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

As head ofthe Defense Intelligence Agency and a former Acting Principal Deputy Director ofNationallntelligence, Burgess served as a key player within the national security arena, called upon by the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Congressional leaders for his opinions, advice and expertise. His leadership skills were used to focus the Defense Intelligence Agency on the greatest challenges confronting the United  States including Afghanistan-Pakistan, Iraq, transnational terrorism, and preventing strategic surprise elsewhere around the globe.

Burgess’ personal military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal (Two Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (Four  Oak Leaf Clusters,) Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal-  former Republic of Yugoslavia,  Parachutist Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge. During his career he was recognized with awards by the governments of Colombia and Bolivia. Additionally, he was presented with the Order of the Star of Romania by the President of Romania and was inducted in the National Order of the Legion of Honor by the President of France. He was recently identified as a recipient of a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Auburn University Alumni Association.

Throughout  his career, Burgess  has been recognized  for his contributions to the U.S. National Intelligence Community·. His comprehensive knowledge of defense intelligence organization and information systems, and his leadership, proactive coordination, and attentive follow-through contributed to the success of numerous missions of national significance. As a result of his leadership,   the cornerstone Executive Order 12333, which governs all intelligence activities, was revised; critical Intelligence Community managerial operations were overhauled; and innovative human capital practices were pioneered.

In December of 2012, LTG Burgess joined Auburn University as Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs. In this capacity he works across the university to interface and coordinate with federal, state and commercial entities on all matters  related to these areas.

Don Burton

Don Burton

Board Member

Bio

Prior to his involvement with ITC Capital Partners, Don was the founder and Managing Partner of the four South Atlantic Venture Funds founded in 1983 with $175 million under management. He is also the founder and Managing Partner of The Burton Partnerships, a partnership focused primarily on publicly traded, small capitalization value stocks.

Don began his investment career as a Securities Analyst at Fidelity Management & Research Company in Boston and later joined Fidelity’s venture capital subsidiary, Fidelity Venture Associates. He then became a General Partner of Fidelity Ventures Limited, which made venture capital investments in small, rapidly growing, privately owned companies throughout the United States.

Don was also a Director of the National Venture Capital Association and has served as a Trustee of The Heritage Group of Mutual Funds. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a family of Blackrock-sponsored mutual funds.

Don graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree and received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

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