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Michael W.

Nashville, TN, USA
Total impact
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Professional Experience

CEO, Woodnorth Advisory

September, 2019 - Current

I am the founder of a consulting company focused on helping nonprofits set and achieve long-term strategies for sustainability and scale.

Strategic Growth Director, Project Return

July, 2018 - August, 2019

Responsible for all areas of growth including launching new social enterprises, expanding the organization's footprint in Nashville and exploring new cities to replicate the model.

Investment Intern, Threshold Group

May, 2017 - August, 2017

Served in various capacities including internal consultant, project manager and research lead, gaining exposure to the impact investing space.

Impact Investment Product Consultant, LocalShares

January, 2017 - May, 2017

Researched the universe of available product and conducted a landscape report of market appetite for a place-based impact investing tool.

Responsible Supply Chain Consultant, Nisolo

January, 2017 - May, 2017

Developed strategy recommendations for integrating social and environmental impact considerations into supply chain operations for a high-end leather goods / fashion company.

Leadership Development Consultant, M Street Entertainment

October, 2016 - March, 2017

Consulted the company on the creation of a leadership development program for the management teams across its 8 restaurant concepts.

MBA - Strategy and Human & Organizational Performance, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

July, 2016 - May, 2018

Commercial Portfolio Manager / AVP - Healthcare Banking Group, Hancock and Whitney Bank

October, 2015 - July, 2016

Performed all underwriting and portfolio management functions for a $300 million healthcare loan portfolio with a team that I joined at the portfolio's inception.

Senior Portfolio Specialist, United Community Bank

February, 2014 - October, 2015

Performed all underwriting and portfolio management functions with the team that started UCB's Healthcare Banking Group to grow the loan portfolio to $300 million.

Investment Banking Analyst, Brentwood Capital Advisors

June, 2013 - February, 2014

Conducted financial analyses and created marketing materials for client companies, primarily in the healthcare space, that were presented to potential investors and acquirers.

Bachelors of Science - Finance-Real Estate, International Business, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

August, 2009 - May, 2013