Archie Jones / NOWaccount Network Corporation
Archie Jones is a leader in the corporate M&A world with a strong combination of financial and strategic skills. His expertise executing complex transactions around globe including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures provides a unique perspective on managing growth and expansion. Archie is well-known for turning strategy into action. He is highly effective working inside the organization developing and refining strategies and then setting priorities. He is equally effective and experienced navigating the capital markets, competitive landscape and global ecosystem to identify and assemble the right combination of capital, partners and assets to achieve the organizational goals and objectives. He is a well-rounded leader with previous Board experience.
Rodney Sampson / Opportunity Hub
Rodney Sampson is a serial entrepreneur (4 startups/2 exits), angel investor and author of four books, including Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies For Transforming Your Business & Life, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sampson is also an Advisor to high growth startups such as Digit, growth stage companies such as Mark Burnett Productions, angel investment and venture funds such as Kay Koplovitz’s Springboard Fund and Semble’s WeFund; and Heads of State in Namibia, Gabon and Uganda throughout the world. Sampson is passionate about reducing our nation’s poverty and wealth gap by advancing the cause of innovation, coding, entrepreneurship, investment and capital formation as a way of life for all communities. To advance this definitive cause, Sampson created Opportunity Ecosystem (OE). Opportunity Ecosystem includes Kingonomics and opportunity.UP/unleashing private equity, the nation’s leading conference and learning platform learning for minorities and under-served communities to learn, navigate and master the innovation, entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem. Each year, Sampson’s conferences attract over 1,800 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, 500 teenagers and 100 accredited investors and mentors. Opportunity Ecosystem also includes Opportunity Hub (OHUB), a multi-campus coworking space, entrepreneurship school, pre-accelerator and incubator headquartered in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. OHUB is home to Opportunity Ventures, a new seed and early stage fund focused on making investments in early stage consumer products, technology, supply chain innovation and social impact companies that impact culture and beyond. Sampson, an Atlanta native, is married and has six children.