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 401(k) 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 Crowley —President, 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. 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.
Mike Goff — Chief Marketing & Philanthropy Officer, United Way of Greater Kansas
Mike Goff is an accomplished marketer with a career that has spanned a variety of brands and marketing assignments. Mike is currently chief marketing & philanthropy officer at United Way of Greater Kansas City, an organization that generates more than $30 million in donations that are then used for the good of 140 partner agencies and 200+ associated programs that improve the health, education and financial stability of citizens of the five-county metropolitan Kansas City area. Mike has served as executive vice president at Barkley, the largest employee-owned advertising agency in the U.S., where he co-managed the account management team. He also was president of Premier Sports Management, where he led that company’s work to name, brand, position, and launch the new College Football Playoff in 2013. Mike is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism.
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. He earned a BS in agricultural economics from Kansas State University and an MBA and J.D. from the University of Kansas.
John Hense, Jr. — Managing Director, CC Capital Advisors
John Hense is a managing director and practice leader of CC Capital Advisors, the Kansas City-based investment banking arm of Country Club Bank. Utilizing more than 30 years of diversified financial experience, Mr. Hense manages corporate finance 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, Mr. Hense was a shareholder and principal at Christenberry Collet Investment Bankers where he advised on more than $1 billion of corporate transactions in his 14 years with the firm. He earned a BS in business administration and an MBA from the University of Kansas, where he currently serves on the faculty in the School of Business.
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.
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. Mr. McArthur graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in construction engineering.
Nancy R. McCullough — Principal and Owner, 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 e2E, Nancy served as the chief financial officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Previously, Nancy spent 10 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.
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.
Steve Smith — Former Co-Head, Midland Loan Services
Prior to his retirement in 2018, Mr. Smith was the co-head of Midland Loan Services, the commercial real estate loan servicing and asset workout division of PNC Real Estate. PNC Real Estate is part of PNC Bank, one of the nation’s largest commercial banks. He was responsible for the overall leadership and operations of the Loan Servicing and Real Estate Solutions businesses at Midland as well as Midland’s Enterprise! Software Products group. Before joining Midland, Mr. Smith was a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche’s management consulting group, providing consulting services primarily to the financial services industry and to various Federal, state and local government agencies. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA, both from the University of Kansas.
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 management 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 and 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 Printing
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 Printing. Blue
Chip provides a full complement of commercial printing, promotional products/apparel and warehouse & fulfillment 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.