Rolling Hills Ventures Investment Team
Richard Bovender - Managing Partner
Mr. Bovender serves as Managing Partner of Rolling Hills Ventures. Prior to this role, Mr. Bovender was a hospital administrator with HCA’s TriStar division. He also has a background as an I.T. project manager for HCA. Mr. Bovender manages investments for his family’s portfolio. He also serves on several for-profit and non-profit boards, including the Nashville Public Library Foundation and The Land Trust for Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his M.B.A. with a Certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Landon Gibbs - Managing Partner
Mr. Gibbs serves as Managing Partner of Rolling Hills Ventures. He also serves as an Advisor to Clayton Associates, where he identifies and manages early-stage investments. Mr. Gibbs serves on the Board of Directors of JourneyPure, eClinic, and Ballparc, as well as Jumpstart Foundry and Bullpen Ventures, where he also serves on the Investment Committees. Before joining Clayton Associates, he served as an aide to President George W. Bush at The White House. Mr. Gibbs recently received the Governor Winfield Dunn Award for philanthropic leadership. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Nancy Allen - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Allen serves as Chief Financial Officer for the general partners and investment managers for FCA Venture Partners, Clayton Associates, and Rolling Hills Ventures. Her role includes financial and tax reporting to investors, due diligence, investment structuring, and dispositions of portfolio companies. Ms. Allen was in public accounting for over 25 years as a CPA prior to joining Clayton Associates in 2000. She served as a tax partner at Heathcott & Mullaly and was a co- founder of Hill, Neal, and Allen, both Brentwood, Tennessee public accounting firms. Ms. Allen is a member of the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Stuart McWhorter - Chairman, Co-Founder
As co-founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates, Stuart McWhorter has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and early stage investing. In addition, Mr. McWhorter served for one year as CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). Prior to Clayton Associates, Mr. McWhorter was part of the founding management team of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation and served as VP of Managed Care and VP of Development. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of FirstBank Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MRT), PharmMD, ProxsysRx, Staffing as a Mission, ComicBook.com, Womanista and Lee Company.