Mr. Buffington has an extensive background in early-stage investing, having founded three successful startup companies. His most recent start-up is Great Parent’s Academy, a web- based math program for children in grades K- 5. Other successful start-ups include a wealth management company, Buckhead Investment Partners, LLC, a registered investment adviser that currently manages approximately $570 million in assets, and Peachtree Financial Management, LLC and Phoenix Capital, LLC, both of which focused on investing and managing assets for high net worth individuals. This included passive investments in the public markets supplemented by active participation in lead-managed venture capital investments. He currently serves on the board of directors of AchieveIt, Great Parents Academy, REACH Health, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the Board of Trustees for Alexander-Tharpe Fund (Georgia Tech Athletic Endowment). Mr. Buffington graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and started his career in commercial banking with Citibank.