Franklin Home Page news reports The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) recently announced the addition of eight new members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners. The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) recently announced the addition of eight new members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners.
The new members bring a combined $28,580,000 in annual sales and 127 full-time employees to the group¹s ranks. Three-fourths of the new member companies are located in Williamson Country, with the remaining fourth calling Davidson County home.
The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 113 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.
“Entrepreneurs come to our chapter to grow their companies, add jobs and develop their leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring with other local business professionals,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “We’re excited to welcome these newest members, and to help them advance their businesses.”
The eight new members are:
- Tom Beach, CEO of City Saver, a marketing company that produces coupon books and smartphone applications that help schools fundraise. Founded in 2004, City Saver’s products have raised over eight million dollars for local schools and charities. Beach is a graduate of Milligan College.
- David Box, co-founder and principal of Trinisys, a software company that provides a data capture, integration and rapid Web development platform. He is a software developer turned entrepreneur, having founded Trinisys in 2004. Box graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of computer science.
- William Kirkland, who founded The Kirkland Company in 2007. The real estate brokerage firm specializes in selling apartment communities; something Kirkland has had personal experience in for 12 years. Kirkland has closed over 125 transactions totaling half a billion in sales since 2005.
- Greg Luken, CEO of Luken, a financial advisory firm that handles the financial affairs for a select group of successful families. He is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky. and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He worked as vice president of investments with Morgan Keegan, PaineWebber and Aintree Capital before founding Luken Investment Group, a predecessor to his current firm.
- Brian Murphy, who founded the technical staffing firm Vertek Solutions, Inc. in 2006. The firm specializes in IT, telecommunications and engineering. Murphy attended State University of New York College at Oswego and Potsdam.
- Timothy Adam Sinks, president and co-founder of Full Circle Disposal, LLC, a waste management company that hauls and disposes of construction and demolition waste. A Nashville native, Sinks attended the University of Tennessee. He served in the Army until 2009 before starting Full Circle Disposal in 2010.
- Ricky Scott, partner and owner of The Kingston Group, a residential construction, development and investment group. A custom remodeler and builder, Scott founded The Kingston Group in 2007 with business partner Robbie Edwards. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering and engineering science.
- Wesley Shutt, who serves as President and CEO of the financial services firm Capital Accounts. Formed in 2003, Capital Accounts specializes in the collection services and payment processing. A Nashville native and serial entrepreneur, Shutt also currently owns Bell Title and Intelligent Contacts Inc.
For more information about EO Nashville, contact Sameera Lowe, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 309-1775.