Bill has over 30 years of experience in technology investments
Specializes in the implementation of repeatable processes to grow profits
Previous clients include Ace Hardware, Advance Auto, Amazon, Disney Stores, Hilton (Promus) Hotels, IBM, Lowes, Marriott International, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart Stores and Zales
Dr. Alexis Carpenter
BS, Chemistry, Virginia Tech
PhD, Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
Post-Doc, Environmental Engineering, Duke
Alexis joined TGP in 2015 and has been leading the Technology Development Group
Recognized expert in advanced materials for environmental applications
Vast network in environmental, water treatment/water-to-energy, nanotechnologies, and world-class research institutions
Dr. Wesley Storm
Product Development and IP Strategy
BS, Chemistry, James Madison University
PhD, Analytical Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
Research assistant for membrane development for biomaterial, bioanalytical, and environmental applications
Experience in the development of sensor technology products within a variety of medical fields, and the accompanying intellectual property strategy
Dr. Julia Darcy
Research Scientist - Laboratory Lead
BS, Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Yale University
Published author on porton-coupled electron transfer reactivity, and end-of-life rare earth magnet recycling
Research Associate & Field Technician
BS, Geology, Juniata College
Research of fractionation silver nanoparticles in undergrad
3 years with TGP conducting key laboratory testing, feasibilities studies, and assisting in field deployments
Trained and certified in GMS by Aquaveo
Board member of Groundwater Professionals of North Carolina
James E. Dunn, Jr. Board Member
“Jed” is a Partner and Member of the Newport Board Group – a National Board and CEO Advisory Firm. He provides directors and senior executives with deep knowledge of business strategy, operations and capital markets. His passion is in helping businesses effectively execute on growth and value acceleration strategies. Jed started his career at First Union Corporation in Charlotte NC as a corporate lender in the World Banking Division. He has served as the CEO of two companies, has served on numerous Boards of Directors, and is currently a Trustee of Washington and Lee University.
Dennis Stearns Cofounder and Board Member
Dennis Stearns is a partner in Triad Growth Partners. He is also President of Stearns Financial Group, a fee-only, award winning wealth management firm with offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, NC. Dennis regularly uses his firm’s study of colliding “Super Trends” (technology accelerators, globalization, the global age wave and urbanization), to help clients navigate threats and opportunities in their personal and business financial planning and investment strategies. He has been called “one of the leading scenario experts and futurists” by the Financial Planning Association. Recent awards have included being named one of the Triad’s “Most Admired CEOs” and “Most Influential People” by the Triad Business Journal.
Chad Oakley Board Member
Chad Oakley is President of Charles Aris in Greensboro which serves Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods, industrial R&D and manufacturing industries and financial services. Chad’s private equity experience includes former Case Team Leader for Bain & Co. focused on solving strategic challenges for clients in industries including software, telecommunications, optical networking, manufacturing and financial services. Chad earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business.
Bill McIvor Board Member
Bill McIvor, Executive Vice President of SeniorLink Technologies, brings 25+ years as a senior executive in healthcare/life sciences IT to his role as a board member and adviser to Triad Growth Partners. Bill has advised numerous growth companies and venture capitalists and has served on the Board of Accordant Health Services (CaremarkCVS), Sentillion (Microsoft) and MedVantx and as an operating executive for NovaSom, iHealth Tech (Connelly/Advent & Accordant), Oxford Health and Ernst and Young. Bill started his career at Procter & Gamble.
Charles Gause Cofounder
"Charlie" is a technology development executive with more than 25 years of experience. His extensive business development experience for commercial and government customers has resulted in over $35 million in contract research. He has successfully developed multiple products developed for multiple markets. After establishing the 24K sq. ft. nanoWorks Division of Luna Innovations (NASDAQ: LUNA IPO June 2006) he founded AxNano, a strategic leadership and technology development group responsible for driving research and development for Triad Growth Partners.
Stephanie Luster -Teasley, Ph.D Inventor
Stephanie is Chair of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department and associate professor at North Carolina A&T State University. She specializes in environmental engineering, water sustainability, and engineering education. Her engineering courses and mentoring are lauded for their hands-on experience and real-world engagement. As the inventor behind the controlled-release polymer she became the first African-American female faculty member to be named on a patent issued to NC A&T State University when she received United States Patent No. 8,519,016 in 2013
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