Episode four of BizGabCast
Tighe Greenhalgh comes from a family of entrepreneurs and fell in love with the life at a young age. Seeing entrepreneurship as the path to fulfillment and freedom, it is his passion to make the joys of entrepreneurship accessible to more people. Although born in Philadelphia and raised in Kansas City, he married a Baltimore area native and they are expecting their first child due in February 2012. He has taken on a personal mission to make Baltimore “the place where people come do what they want to do.”
Tighe has started and been partners in companies in several industries, from medical equipment to construction to non-profit. He currently works as President of Leawood Associates, an investment firm specializing in alternative investments and private placement offerings. He is co-founder of Think Big Baltimore, a conference series dedicated to strengthening the regional community of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and service providers. He is a co-founder of the Tecosphere project, a redesigned venture capital fund. He sits on the Board of Directors for Acts 4 Youth, a non-profit that partners with urban communities to equip at-risk boys with foundational character traits and life skills.
Harley Flack, founder of FlackVentures (FVI), is a dynamic and mindful thought leader. Harley has been deemed an innovator in ethics, mentorship, networking, financing, capital strategies, valuations and term sheet management as well as organizational development, government strategies, procurement strategies, sourcing, change methodologies, green business solutions, strategic planning and tactical initiatives. Most importantly, he understands working for the client. By evaluating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for tracking, accountability, and sustainability, Harley then develops a balanced score card approach to provide transparency and tracking mechanisms that strengthen the linkages within government and the private sector.
As CEO of FlackVentures, Harley Flack studies measures, metrics and overall performance indicators of government and companies to lead and manage successful growth. Harley has worked with senior leadership of more then 200 Fortune 500 companies to create measurable results in diverse areas over the last two decades. He increased the overall revenue of a New York firm by 6X over a 4 year period. His support of the spending initiatives of a national senior living organization resulted in saving +7X on a corporate wide technology acquisition for over 30 facilities by developing methods for bundled acquisition of hardware and software along with competitively priced service contracts. Harley has set up work groups that have been involved in strategies dealing with national policy such as Sarbanes-Oxley and BRAC. He is currently working with government and business leaders to support initiatives relating to HealthCare, Real Estate Development and Early Stage Growth Initiatives. Specializing in business debt strategies and an expert in diagnosing overall Return on Investment (ROI), Harley Flack utilizes his talents and those of his team to provide immediate solutions and process improvements designed to grow, sustain and manage overall ROI.
Harley works with companies that are in early stage growth to develop successful ways to obtain next stage funding and organizational improvement. As a recognized thought leader, he has supported clean, efficient American energy initiatives. Through the Workforce Solutions business unit he supports job retention and job growth. Harley Flack understands that the new national incentives will create jobs and spur investment. These new initiatives will provoke business leaders to choose new capital investment strategies, fostering a keen understanding of depreciation and its correlation to business expenses. For the past 18 years, Harley Flack has worked with private sector businesses to bridge gaps with the public sector to provide jobs that sustain business growth.
Harley is a member of the Executive Board for the Trustees of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Orchestra and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County as Treasurer. He is on the Board of advisor to CFG Bank and very involved in local and national philanthropy. He attended the University of New England, Howard University and the University of Maryland.