David H. Reed

David Reed is founder and principal of Shepard Capital Partners and a co-founder of Dominion Capital Group, and is currently investing and managing junior capital investments for the firms. Since 2002, Shepard and Dominion have led or participated in over $200 million in fundings, including partnerships with CapitalSouth Partners, LLC, a mezzanine firm where Mr. Reed served as a Director from 2004 to 2009, and Westshore Capital Partners, a buyout firm in which Dominion was a General Partner. Since 2002, Mr. Reed has been involved with over $100 million in subordinated debt and equity investments, and sourced and led over $35 million of those. Mr. Reed completed the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management in 2002, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. Prior to Sloan, he was involved in three successful start-ups in the business services/consulting field.

After receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Emory University in 1987, Mr. Reed spent three years as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in the Tampa office. He then began working in the executive recruitment and human resource consulting field, ultimately founding Catalina Human Resources, Inc. Over seven years as CEO, he grew the company to be a high quality provider of personnel consulting services in the Tampa Bay and Atlanta metro areas, before selling the business in 1998. Mr. Reed also served as the Director of Finance and CFO, respectively, on the founding teams of Hal-tec, Inc. and Rapid Wave, Inc. Hal-tec was a Tampa-based provider of CAD mapping and engineering services with offices throughout the United States, and Rapid Wave an Atlanta-based provider of high-end web services.

Mr. Reed is a co-founder of The Sustany Foundation (www.sustany.org) and Housing First Steps Forward, Inc. and serves on the Boards of Bankers Financial Corporation and The TTI Companies, among others. He is a member of the Florida Chapter of World Presidents Organization, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Sloan Fellows Program at MIT, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida (inactive status).

Christopher A. Reed

Chris Reed is a Principal at Shepard Capital Partners. Prior to joining Shepard Capital, Mr. Reed served as the Chief Executive Officer of Iron Data, Inc. Iron Data is a privately held software and services company with eleven offices worldwide and over 300 employees. Iron Data offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Intelligent Process Management, that assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational process issues for clients in two key verticals: public sector and transportation/logistics. During his tenure at Iron Data, Mr. Reed engineered buy and sell transactions valued at over $220 million, including the majority sale of Iron Data to Arlington Capital Partners in early 2011.

Prior to joining Iron Data, Reed served as Vice President of Strategic Development for ChoicePoint Government Services (CGS), where he was responsible for the direction of CGS external technology investments and strategic partnerships. He arrived at ChoicePoint after they acquired, EzGov, Inc., an e-government software company of which Reed was part of the founding team. While at EzGov, Mr. Reed held executive management positions over both Service Delivery and Global Sales and later became the Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Reed began his career in technology, working for both Accenture and Bank of America and was a partner and founder of both Catalina Human Resources, Inc. and Rapid Wave, Inc. He received his Finance degree from Emory University and is a resident of Ponte Vedra, Florida outside of Jacksonville, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Kimberly J. Ribinski, CPA

Kim Ribinski is the Controller of Shepard Capital Partners, LLC and has been working with the organization since July of 2013.    Kim, a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, has over 16 years of experience in public accounting and private industry.

Kim began her career in audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) Tampa office, where her client base was primarily consumer products, healthcare and not-for-profits.   While at PwC, Kim was promoted to senior auditor and managed and reviewed the work performed by audit staff.   In 2004, Kim was recruited to be the Accounting Manager of OPIS Senior Services Group, LLC, a start-up, privately owned nursing home/assisted living management company.   At OPIS Senior Services Group,  Kim was responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for eleven nursing facilities and corporate, as well as managing the accounting staff.  In 2007, Kim started a CPA consulting practice whose client focus was private equity as well as not-for-profit.   Kim’s CPA consulting practice was built primarily from referrals from colleagues and offered services such as accounting system set-up, monthly/yearly close, monthly/yearly financial reporting package, budgets, cash flows, 990 as well as 1099 preparation, and accounting/ Quickbooks guidance.    Kim also acted as a liaison between her clients and external auditors in order to facilitate the year-end audits by preparing and providing all schedules and information requested by the auditors.    Kim also has been responsible for the complete payroll process for many clients.  Kim received her Accounting degree from University of South Florida and resides in Citrus Park with her husband and two children. 

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