Board of Advisors

Stuart C. Johnson, J.D., Managing Partner, Atlanta Office, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mr. Johnson is the managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office, a member of the firm’s Management Committee, is the chairman of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group, and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is a corporate and transactional lawyer, and has assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing transactions, and general business matters in a variety of industries. They include telecommunications, manufacturing, plastics, home building, business services, chemicals, logistics, food services, life sciences medical devices, and healthcare.

Tino J. Mantella, President & Chief Executive Officer, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

Tino Mantella joined TAG in September 2004 as the organization’s new President. The Technology Association of Georgia supports its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. By forging these strategic alliances, TAG acts as a primary catalyst to foster a rich growth environment for technology development in Georgia.

Richard Hagan, President and Chief Executive Officer, HomeOwners Advantage and Novare Management, subsidiaries of Novare Group

  Richard Hagan is President and CEO of HomeOwners Advantage and Novare Management, subsidiaries of Novare Group. In this role, he oversees all aspects of business operations and development for the services companies supporting clients across the Southeastern United States. His primary responsibilities include driving business growth and retention, enabling operational effectiveness, and creating process efficiencies.  Prior to HomeOwner’s Advantage, Hagan was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Hagemeyer North America. He has held executive positions in Radiant Systems, The Coca-Cola Company, and Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice working with a number of Fortune 500 clients. He has extensive background in finance, operations, information technology, and strategic planning. Mr. Hagan serves as a leader on a number of external business and organizations including the Board of Advisors for the University of Massachusetts College of Management, Board of Directors for FilterSense Corporation, and a number of residential and master association boards and is a licensed real estate professional.

Dion DeLoof, President & Chief Executive Officer, Anteo Group

   Dion DeLoof co-founded Anteo Group in August of 2002. Before founding Anteo Group, Dion completed 10 years with Allegis Group Inc. His tenure with Allegis Group included a six-year term in Europe where he led Allegis’ first integration of an acquisition, as Director of European Operations for Andlock, The Hague, Netherlands; as well as roles including European Division Director, Engineering Services, Allegis Group, London, England and Director of U.K. Operations, IT Services, Allegis Group, London, England. DeLoof earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hope College. Currently, Dion is responsible for over-all day-to-day responsibilities at Anteo Group.

Srinivas Nimmagadda, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Vensai Technologies Inc, S9 Technologies, Vensai Technologies(India) Pvt Ltd, Vensai Foundation Inc.

Srinivas Nimmagadda “Nimms” is the founder of Vensai Technologies, Inc., a boutique consulting firm providing software development solutions for the world’s top Healthcare and Logistics companies. Based in Atlanta, with global delivery centers in the US and India, Vensai combines the benefits of small-company agility with an exceptional depth of vertically-focused talent and resources to deliver consulting services, staffing services, or dedicated delivery centers for our clients.