June 23, 2022 – Alpharetta, Georgia-based The Grant Partners set Elise Camburnack as President and CEO of the Greater Nashville Technology Council (GNTC), an organization focused on positioning the community as a leader in technology solutions.
Ms. Camburnack succeeds Brian Moyer, who recently announced his resignation. Ms. Camburnack was selected in a national search that included a review of 120 candidates.
“Elise has been part of the larger Nashville technology community for most of the last two decades,” said Mr Moyer, who said he would work with Mrs Cambournac as part of the transition plan. “She has extensive experience in technology, strategic thinking and leadership, and I believe she is ideally suited to lead the Greater Nashville Technology Board.”
The new leader of GNTC brings more than 20 years of technological experience to non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the nonprofit, Ms. Cambournac served as associate vice president of Parallon, a subsidiary of health giant HCA in Nashville. During her nearly nine-year tenure at Parallon, she headed the cybersecurity department and oversaw more than 35 large-scale acquisitions, including Mission Health.
Promoting the technology community
In addition to her new role, Ms. Cambournac will continue to serve on the board of the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville and as an advisor to the Center for Entrepreneurs in Nashville.
The GNTC board also announced the promotion of two longtime senior executives. Sandy Hoff, a former GNTC chief of staff, has been appointed chief operating officer. She also retains her role as CEO of the NTC Foundation. Alex Curtis, who served as vice president of the Public Affairs and Communications Organization, was promoted to chief development officer.
“We are excited to welcome Elise as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Council and to fill the leadership team with the promotions of Sandy and Alex,” said Chris Beyham, Chief Operating Officer of XSOLIS and Chairman of the GNTC Board. “These changes position the Greater Nashville Technology Council to meet the unprecedented opportunities and challenges facing our city and region during the emergence of Nashville as a place of the best technological talent.”
The Greater Nashville Technology Council develops, connects and promotes the Middle Tennessee technology community. Membership is open to technology companies, technology employers, service providers, educational institutions and non-profit companies that are interested in supporting the growth of the technology business in the Middle Tennessee. Since its inception in 1999, GNTC’s membership has grown to more than 600 organizations. New programs and events such as technology roundtables, educational initiatives, annual technology conferences, a technology bank for jobs and other activities are designed to boost the Nashville technology industry. GNTC has an annual budget of about $ 3.3 million.
Founded in 2019, The Grant Partners has partnered with some of the world’s leading organizations to identify and attract high-level talent to develop its executive teams and implement programs that will enable the growth and development of their organizations. The company’s customers range from Fortune 500, publicly traded to private companies, venture capital start-ups to sports organizations. The sectors it serves include consumers and retailers, financial and professional services, industry, private equity, technology and sports and entertainment.
Grant Partners is led by Ryan Grant, President and Founder. Mr. Grant has more than 10 years of experience in finding CEOs, successfully completing more than 500 top-level searches while working for Fortune 100 companies, private equity organizations, and professional sports franchises. He has led C-suite demand across multiple industries and features with a focus on customer service and candidate experience. In his previous role as managing director, corporate practice, for a national boutique search firm, he grew the practice five times more than its original size over a five-year period. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Grant was a professional golfer, competing in the European Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, Nationwide Tour, PGA Tour Canada and Tour National Golf Association Tour.
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