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L to R. Front row: Curtis Woods, J. E. Henry and Mike Hill.. Back row: Aaron Woods, Bob Parker (financial advisor), Richard Matlock (legal counsel)and Mitch Reed (accounting advisor).
J.E. utilizes his in-depth knowledge and experience to help businesses overcome challenges and reduce risk through the use of innovative IT solutions. As the former Chief Information Officer for Regal Entertainment Group, J.E. spent 13 years bolstering the brands profitability, leading the company from earnings of $50 million to $2.5 billion. He helped to administer 19 acquisitions, at the time making Regal the largest theatre operator in the world. A key player in a joint venture, J. E. oversaw the creation and development of www.fandango.com. Fandango was later sold to Comcast in 2007 for $200 million. Beginning his career as a computer operator, software developer and systems programmer, J.E. then moved into management and has worked for various organizations including the University of Tennessee. He understands the importance of aligning IT with business objectives and how to leverage IT to drive business value. For the past ten years J.E. has focused his efforts on entrepreneurial start-ups, including working with professional golfer Phil Mickelson on a major venture. J. E. is also a U.S. Army veteran having served his country proudly and honorably from 1967-1969.
Aaron is the former CTO for Integrated Solutions in Birmingham, Alabama with over 13 years experience in the IT industry. Initially entering the company as helpdesk support, Aaron has proven to be an asset to the company through the years and has a deep understanding of how to effectively maximize a budget. Aaron was promoted to CTO in 2011 where he provided IT expertise to a variety of businesses, specializing in the legal and medical fields. Aaron currently holds the certifications of CCNA (Cisco Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Networking Professional), VCP (VMware Certified Professional), and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer).
Richard is a member of Knoxville’s largest law firm Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, and serves as outside counsel to IT 4 the Planet. Assisting in areas of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts, and federal, state & local tax planning, he has practiced law with the firm since its inception in 1994. A Tennessee Volunteer, Richard received his undergraduate and law degree from The University of Tennessee. He also obtained an LL.M. with an emphasis in taxation, at the University of Miami School of Law. In addition to his law practice, Richard serves as a board member for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.
President of Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, PC, Bob and his team provide guidance to businesses for making effective decisions that increase the value of their entities. His valuation skills have been used to ameliorate strategic mergers, acquisitions, business successions, and estate transactions. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, accredited in Business Valuations; Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Financial Manager. He received a B.S. in Industrial Technology and an MBA from Tennessee Technological University. While in his masters program, Bob received national recognition for research conducted for a major corporation on inventory reduction and improved process flow. Bob has completed numerous professional development programs, including the Leadership Development Program at Hartford Graduate’s Center for Creative Leadership and Indiana University’s Strategic Planning Program. Bob is a military veteran having served proudly and honorably in the U.S. Army Rangers.
Mike has over 25 years experience in the IT industry almost exclusively in database design, and software engineering and development. His talents for building trust alongside his tremendous people skills contribute to extraordinary customer service.
Beginning his career, Mike worked to install managed employee time keeping systems utilizing Kronos hardware and software. His early experiences later led him to Regal Entertainment Group where he served as the IT Director of Corporate Systems. Over the 15 years at Regal, Mike was promoted from PC setup & support, to software development, eventually capping his time as part of the management team during their expansion. He is well versed in several software development languages and databases (JAVA, .NET, Delphi, PHP, MS-SQL, MySQL, Pervasive, et al.), as well as SDLC, and SOX audit support, among others.
Curtis’ professional experience spans over 30 years and across various industries. He has contributed to the leadership of Integrated Solutions (IS), a chief technology provider for medical and service oriented companies in Birmingham, Alabama, for the past three years. He has held positions as a partner and Chief Operating Officer and led IS to expansive growth. Curtis leads and manages the Birmingham staff in network security, life cycle plans, and disaster recovery solutions for clients focusing on operational excellence and best practices.
Curtis previously held senior management positions at Ascend Learning, AMC Theatres, Fandango, and Regal Entertainment Group. His management experience at these organizations allowed him to leverage technology to build tremendous business value.
As the President of Mitch Reed & Associates, PLLC, his company’s focus is working with businesses to provide accounting and tax services, management support, and financial advice. He works to inform business owners on the financial tools that allow for more accurate, effective, and easier business decisions.
Mitch graduated with high honors from the University of Tennessee in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a major in Accountancy. He began his career in the audit division of an accounting firm for three years, later working for a Knoxville based publicly traded manufacturing firm in financial statement reporting, taxes, and SEC reporting. In 1991, Mitch began his accounting and tax practice with an emphasis on service and support.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Better Business Bureau.