Advisory Board Chairman
Mr. Luttrell is the founder of LCM Group and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. LCM Group commenced operations in 1988 as the General Partner for the Everest Fund LP, a highly successful private global macro absolute return investment partnership. Mr. Luttrell and LCM Group merged its investment activities with Caxton Corporation in 1991 where Mr. Luttrell served as Principal and Senior Officer of Caxton Associates. His responsibilities included Senior Trading Manager, Director of Global Fixed Income and a senior member of the firm’s Portfolio Risk Management group. Prior to founding LCM Group, Mr. Luttrell was a member and active trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Luttrell served for 12 years on the Board of Directors of Florida Bank Group, Inc., a Federal Reserve regulated bank holding company until its sale to IberiaBank Corp. (NASDAQ:IBKC) and for 14 years as a Director of Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY).
Mr. Luttrell received his degree in Business Administration/Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and successfully completed the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Corporate Governance.
Mr. Luttrell currently serves as a director on several corporate boards and trustee for a number of charitable and academic organizations, including the $6 billion YMCA Retirement Fund, Southern Methodist University’s Cox School Executive Board, the National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay, and The Light Foundation which he founded.
In addition to her role as an Advisory Board Member, Ms. MacDonald serves as North Avenue Capital’s Senior Advisor on Rural Development and Strategic Partnerships. Ms. MacDonald is a policy consultant to Fortune 100 companies and a Senior Advisor to Texas A&M University’s School of Agricultural Economics. Over the course of 10 years, she has worked in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and post-Administration office of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, where she served as the Chief of Staff to the former First Lady. In these diverse roles, Ms. MacDonald has had a direct impact on rebuilding communities after natural disasters and various conflicts.
After leaving the Bush Administration, Ms. MacDaonald lived and worked in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she developed programs in agriculture and education for people living with HIV and Tuberculosis. She serves on the board of AgriCorps, a Texas-based non-profit that sends American agricultural experts to help increase the incomes of farmers in Ghana and Liberia.
Mr. Walck currently serves as Director of a number of non-profit organizations and ministries. In connection with this service, Mr. Walck holds the position of Executive Director of Videre, a non-profit organization focused on providing business training and affordable debt-based financing to entrepreneurs in Ghana and Senegal. Having led the distribution of more than 100 business loans through this program, Mr. Walck has firsthand knowledge of the impact debt-based capital can have on both businesses and their local economies.
Prior to shifting his focus to philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Walck held executive positions at technology-based firms where he provided leadership in the areas of customer service, strategic planning, product development, and sales. In his last corporate role, Mr. Walck served as Vice President of Product Management at ArrowPoint Communications leading up to its acquisition by Cisco Systems. Mr. Walck holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Union College and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his family attend the Village Church where Mr. Walck serves as an elder.
Mr. Dance is President of Havenshare Financial, LLC where he provides comprehensive family office services for high net worth families. In this role, Mr. Dance oversees activities including investment management, tax and estate planning, legal services, and operations management.
Prior to Havenshare, he served in executive-level positions at Mt. Vernon Investments, Glow Networks, and Excel Communication in roles ranging from Investment Manager to Business Unit President to General Counsel, overseeing an IPO, a $1 billion acquisition, and the sale of a company for more than $3 billion. Mr. Dance began his career as an attorney with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Mr. Dance’s formal education, including a degree in Accounting & Finance from Texas A&M and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, is indicative of his wide-ranging expertise and capabilities.
Mr. Wenning is the Chief Executive Officer of Annandale Capital, an investment management firm based in Dallas, Texas that focuses on advancing each client’s distinct investment objectives through asset allocation, manager selection, research, portfolio customization, and reporting.
Prior to joining Annandale in 2009, Mr. Wenning served as the Senior Director of Operations of Watermark Community Church and was Vice President of Symmetry Capital Advisors, LLC, where he managed money for high net worth individuals and families. Prior to business school, Mr. Wenning held various management roles at the technology startup LifeMinders.com. His efforts culminated in helping take LifeMinders public on the NASDAQ. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an analyst at Friedman Billings Ramsey.
Mr. Wenning was an Arjay Miller Scholar at Stanford University where he received his M.B.A. He also graduated from the Honors College of Clemson University with a B.S. in accounting where he was awarded the Norris Medal as the university’s most outstanding student.