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Pegasus Capital Management Advisory Board 2019

We are proud to introduce members of the Pegasus Advisory Board—leading people in their fields who provide thoughts and insights regarding strategic solutions for Pegasus Capital Management. 

Edward Barash – CEO, EIP Corp.
Ed co-founded EIP Corp in 1974, a regional Third Party Administration firm for Pension, Profit Sharing, and 401k Plans.  EIP provides plan design, recordkeeping, reporting, testing, compliance, and total administration for approximately 500 Qualified Retirement Plans.  Ed is a graduate of UMKC; he has been a long standing member of The American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and he has served as a volunteer and/or board member for the American Red Cross, Downtown KC YMCA, and Ronald McDonald House.

John CrowleyPresident, Midwest Builders' Casualty
John Crowley serves as president of Midwest Builders’ Casualty, a mutual insurance company licensed in 15 states throughout the Midwest. The company specializes in workers compensation insurance with a focus on the construction and manufacturing industries. Mr. Crowley has worked in all aspects of accounting, including business consulting, taxation, and audit services. He has spent the last 15 years in the insurance industry serving, most recently as the CEO/CFO for Midwest Builders’ Casualty. He is a current member of the Kansas Workers Compensation Insurance Assigned Risk Plan Governing Board and is a past co-chairman of the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Pool Coalition. Mr. Crowley is a graduate from the University of Missouri—Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Ed Elder—President, Colliers International
Ed Elder entered the commercial real estate business in 1985 with Block and Company. He later joined Grubb and Ellis/The Winbury Group in 1995, where he holds the title of managing director for the firm. Mr. Elder graduated from Kansas State University in 1985 with a BS in business. He lives in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and four children and regularly attends mass at Visitation Parish.

Michael Furlong—Vice President, CNA Lawyers Professional Liability
Michael Furlong is the business leader for the Lawyers Professional Liability at CNA. CNA provides malpractice coverage to more than 50,000 law firms and more than 155,000 lawyers in the United States. At CNA, Mr. Furlong is responsible for the underwriting, business development, distribution, and profitability of the business. Prior to CNA, he was the lawyers’ business leader at Swiss Re serving as claims counsel in the Reinsurance Claims department. Mr. Furlong attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a BA in 1985. He received his law degree from Creighton University Law School in 1989.

Kirk Gastinger—Principal, Gastinger, Walker, Harden Architects
Kirk Gastinger is a distinguished leader in architectural design. He has been an instrumental force in the sustainable design movement for more than 15 years, leading the formation of the AIA’s National Committee on the Environment in 1989. Gastinger also serves as vice chair of Horizon Academy, president of Charlotte Street Foundation, and is a former chair of the facilities committee of the Starlight board.

Gary Gilson—Of Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP
Gary Gilson has advised clients for more than 30 years in public and private merger and acquisition and capital formation transactions. During this time, he has also counseled public and private boards of directors on corporate governance matters, including dealing with activist shareholders. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with degrees in business administration and law. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is recognized by Chambers, USA, and Best Lawyers in America.

Steve Heeney - Cereal Food Processors, Inc.
Steve Heeney served as executive vice president, finance and administration for Cereal Food Processors, Inc. for 25 years. Prior to his career with Cereal Food, he was consulting manager with Andersen Consulting. He currently serves on the executive board of Horizon Academy, a school for students with disabilities. Mr. Heeney is also a past treasurer and board member for the Midwest Christian Counseling Center. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and Knights of Columbus. Heeney earned a BS in agricultural economics from Kansas State University and a MBA and J.D. from the University of Kansas.

John Hense, Jr. – Managing Director, CC Capital Advisors
John Hense is a managing director of CC Capital Advisors, a Kansas City-based investment bank. With more than 25 years of diversified financial experience, Hense manages projects in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, financial and strategic planning, and general business advisory. Prior to joining Capital Advisors, he was a shareholder and principal at Christenberry Collet Investment Bankers. Hense earned a BS in business administration and an MBA from the University of Kansas.

Bill Hess – Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Bill Hess is a partner with Bryan Cave LLP in Kansas City. Mr. Hess has focused his practice on public finance, representing issuers, underwriters, trustees, hospitals, and developers. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hess practiced with Smith, Gill, Fisher & Butts in Kansas City. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas Law School. He has been a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers since its inception.

Greg Kallos – Entrepreneur
Greg Kallos founded United Micrographic Systems in 1969. Since retiring from Micrographics in 1995, Mr. Kallos has been actively involved in numerous boards throughout the Kansas City area, including current board member and past board chair of Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Hodgdon Powder Company, Sigma Chi House Corporation, Delta Systems, Inc., and Heartland Fasteners, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kallos is a member of the Sigma Chi Alumni Board and founded its Golf Charity event benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network for more than 20 years.

Matt Kerr – Vice President, Account Management, C2FO
Matt Kerr joined C2FO in 2014. Mr. Kerr is responsible for driving revenue growth and business development in C2FO's enterprise accounts globally. He was formerly with H&R Block where he served as the director of strategy and business development for the H&R Block Bank. Mr. Kerr also held leadership positions at H&R Block that included a start-up business and roles in product and business development. Prior to H&R Block, he spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of sales and marketing positions. Mr. Kerr received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.

Mike Kukuk - Blackstone Environmental
Mike Kukuk is a Principal and founder of Blackstone Environmental, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas. He is also one of three original founders of Aquaterra Environmental Solutions. Kukuk has worked in the environmental engineering and solid waste field since 1983. He serves as president for the Kansas SWANA Sunflower Chapter. Since 2002, he has been an active member of the ITRC Alternative Landfill Technologies Bioreactor team. He earned a bachelor's degree in Geology from The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1983 and also a master's degree in Environmental Health Science from The University of Kansas in 1987. Kukuk is a registered professional geologist in Kansas and Missouri.

Quentin McArthur – President/Owner, McQueeny Group, Inc
Quentin McArthur is the president and owner of McQueeny Group, a manufacturer's representative for commercial and industrial heating and air-conditioning machinery. McArthur graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in construction engineering.

Nancy R. McCullough - Principal and Owner. e2E, LLCForming e2E, LLC
Forming e2E, LLC in January 2013, Nancy McCullough brings unparalleled entrepreneurial experience in the Kansas City metropolitan area by providing business management strategies to assist at various life-stages from entrepreneur to enterprise.  Prior to forming, e2E, Nancy served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Previously, Nancy spent ten years working primarily with entrepreneurial companies, including CFO of a startup private equity fund and two companies that pursued IPOs.  Much of her experience has been in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged financing, and initial public offering work.  

Chuck Naylor – Asurion

John Novak

John Novak served as a vice chairman and director of Heartland Bank from 2004 to 2010. He served as president and CEO of Ash Grove Materials Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ash Grove Cement Company, from 1983 to 2003. From 1968 to 1983, Mr. Novak was associated with United Missouri City Bank, where he served as president and director from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Novak formerly served on the economic advisory council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 2000 to 2003. Currently, he is serving as a director for Gift Card Impressions, LLC.

Mark Shrout – Managing Partner, Salva O'Renick
Mark Shrout has more than 21 years of experience in sales and marketing. His firm, Salva O'Renick, is a sales and marketing communications firm focused on the unique challenges of the financial services industry, working with firms such as H&R Block Financial Advisors, American Century Investments, AEGON, and several regional banking institutions. Mr. Shrout sits on the board of the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) based in Toronto. He received his BS in marketing from Kansas State University in 1987.

John H Stauffer Jr - CEO & Chairman, Title Midwest, Inc.

Don Trotter - Director, Horse Cove Partners
Don Trotter currently serves as a Director of Horse Cove Partners, an investment mangement firm based in Atlanta specializing in managing stock options for clients. He also serves as an investment committee chair for a Trust Company and frequently consults with institutions and individuals on investment issues. Previously, he was a founder and Managing Director of Atlantic Asset Management, LLC, investing $7 billion of client assets when the firm was sold in 2015.   He focused on acquiring interests in investment management firms specializing in the management of non-traditional assets classes. He received an MBA from UMKC and an accounting degree from the University of Kansas.

Michael Turner  - Vice President, DC/IO Sales, American Century Investments  
Michael is a part of the defined contribution consultant team at American Century Investments and focuses on bringing thoughtful leadership to the retirement plan advisor community as well as communicating investment strategies.  Michael joined American Century in 2007 and has held positions in numerous business units: mutual funds, sub-advisory, institutional and defined contribution.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Missouri Bank & Trust, Lockton Companies and Boston Financial Data Services.  Michael attended the University of Kansas for undergraduate studies and received a degree in business & finance.  He earned his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.  Additionally, Michael earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation through the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Brad Vignatelli – President, Blue Chip Copy & Print
Brad Vignatelli’s professional career in sales and marketing has included management stints with Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi-Cola, and General Electric. In 2000, Mr. Vignatelli purchased the former PIP Printing franchise in Overland Park, Kansas. Throughout the past years, he has transitioned the business into a successful independent commercial printing entity known as Blue Chip Copy & Print. Blue
Chip provides a full complement of commercial printing goods and services to the Kansas City business community.

Jonn Wullschleger – Portfolio Manager, Mitchell Capital Management
Jonn Wullschleger began his investment career in 1991. He has extensive analytical experience, first in bank trust investment departments, and then with a mutual fund management company. His primary expertise is analyzing growth companies. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Kansas City Society of Financial Analysts. He is a member of the board of directors for the TKE Educational Foundation.