Sustaining Members

Renee Ford, Shareholder and Office Leader

Elliott Davis 

629 Market Street, Suite 100 

Chattanooga, TN 37402

Office: 423.308.0622

Fax:     423.756.0510

Email: renee.ford@elliottdavis.com

Dan Smith, President

Trident Fund Services

1100 Abernathy Road NE

500 Northpark Building, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30328

Office: (404) 364-2068

Email:  dsmith@tridenttrust.com

John Philip (J.P.) Vincent, Executive Director

Marex Prime Services LLC

30000 Mill Creek Avenue, Suite 350

Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Office:  678.405.4200

Mobile: 678.595.5999

Email:   jvincent@marex.com

Alexander J. Davie, Attorney at Law

Riggs Davie PLC

Direct: (615) 690-4419

104 Continental Place, Suite 320

Brentwood, TN 37027

Email:  adavie@riggsdavie.com

Blog: www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com

Dale Weingarten, Account Executive

Nova - making subscription documents easy

Nashville, TN

Office: (972) 972-9672

Mobile: (201) 815-1051

Email:   dale@novahq.com and team@novahq.com

Promotional Partner

Mary Scott Jameson, Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Development

546 5th Avenue, 12th Floor I New York, NY

Office: 404-285-9914

Email: mjameson@managedfunds.org

General Sponsorship Information

Corporate sponsors currently provide resources to MSAIA which defrays the needs for individual membership fees. In effect the corporate sponsors are subsidizing the administration and operations for the entire membership.

In addition to making a statement to decision makers about promoting the alternative investment industry across the MidSouth region, corporate sponsors receive the following benefits:

Ongoing MSAIA costs include a part-time member services person, event planning and coordination, website development/ hosting/ maintenance, member database update, name tag preparation & maintenance, accounting and tax compliance, coordinating/ affiliating with other regional associations and resources (like the Center for Alternative Investments at Emory University), expansion of networking events to additional cities and exploring a larger event format such as an annual, panel discussion gala event to raise money for a widely respected regional nonprofits (i.e. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, etc.) 

MSAIA is primarily engaged in activities that promote higher business standards, education and information sharing as a 501(c)(6) - business league and fundraising for worthwhile nonprofits. 

No part of MSAIA's revenues is intended for political or legislative activities or for the benefit of any private individual. 

While the MSAIA is not organized for profit, it is operated with a self-sustaining purpose and operates within the resources generated from sponsors and members.

Founder's Council

Gregory J. Dyra

Obair Capital, LLC

Brentwood, TN

M. 615-479-5792


Michael Cross

Nashville, TN

M: 615-479-6240


Miles Shackleford, Director of Investment Services

LifeWay Christian Resources

Nashville, TN