High Velocity Radio welcomes Darrick Wilkins and Bob Pinckney, Georgia Bulldog 100 2012 Winners. Â The Bulldog 100 is a program that determines and awards the 100 fastest growing businesses that are owned or operated by University of Georgia Alumni each year. Â Also appearing on today’s program is Joe Harper and Chris Goodwin.
Darrick Wilkins/LTC Tree
LTC Tree is a national Long Term Care Insurance agency founded by Darrick Wilkins. Darrick grew up in Stone Mountain, GA and then attended The University of Georgia. He graduated from UGA after majoring in Economics and then joined John Hancock Financial for two years before leaving and founding LTC Tree. LTC Tree has grown over the past 13 years to be the nation’s number one virtual Long Term Care Insurance agency. Darrick currently lives in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife Natalie and daughter Ella.
Robert H. “Bob” Pinckney, IV, is the CEO ofÂ EvoShield,Â an emerging Georgia based company with a new kind of athletic protective gear â€“ gear that actually custom molds to the athlete. EvoShield is one of the fasted growing sports brands in the country, doubling sales every 9 months.Â Following graduation from the University of Georgia with a Business Degree in Economics, Bob attended the prestigious Harvard Business School earning his MBA. After Harvard, he returned to Georgia as Director of Development with Portman Properties in Atlanta and San Francisco. Bob went on to a career with Probursa Investment Bank in New York and Mexico City as the President and CEO of their International Broker-Dealer. He eventually left Probursa to create and build several global high-technology Telecommunications companies with a client base spanning Asia, Latin America, and the US. With his passion for creating global companies and recognizing the potential for impacting the lives of many with EvoShieldâ€™s unique protective apparel, Bob led a group of investors in 2010 in providing EvoShield with growth capital and became the CEO. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and is a guest lecturer for the Terry College.
Joe Harper/Harper, Inc.
Joe Harper is a sales and marketing professional working in the Atlanta area. Over the past eight years, Joe has led several companiesâ€™ efforts to conceptualize, build and implement complete sales and marketing programs. His latest venture, Harper Inc., is the evolution of a traditional business founded two decades ago by his father Steve Harper. Before joining Harper Inc., Joe served as the Director of Marketing for Milner/Comsquared, a technology company based in Norcross, GA, where he implemented both CRM and marketing automation for the entire sales organization. With a passion for business process automation, he enjoys tackling difficult problems with a mix of business knowledge and the right tools for the job. Joe is also an avid photographer, world traveler and adventurer and added â€œDadâ€ to his list earlier this month.
Chris Goodwin/Qsource Networks
Chris Goodwin is the Director of Sales at Qsource Networks and has been serving businesses with their technology support needs for about 5 years, with a focus on the SMB space. In addition to maintaining current technical certifications, Chris applies his experience from being a business owner in understanding his clientsâ€™ technology and budgetary needs.
Join 200 Peachtree for an evening of live entertainment, complimentary wine and hors dâ€™oeuvres, and networking with some of the brightest stars in Atlantaâ€™s small business community! Â Septemberâ€™s event happens on Thursday the 20th from 6pm-8pm. Â See 200 Office to register!