"Collins Spencer serves on the Advisory Board of Blue Ridge Networks and has been instrumental in providing valuable guidance and prospects to help us grow our business. I have worked with Collins for over 20 years on various technology companies and investment initiatives. Spencer Partners has an impressive track record of providing advice and insights to help their clients move forward successfully."

John B. Higginbotham
Chairman & CEO
Blue Ridge Networks

Spencer Partners is committed to finding the right solutions and resources to meet your needs.

We have the right network…

Spencer Partners has proven relationships and a track record of working with public funds, foundations, corporations, private equity funds, minority and non-minority asset managers, and emerging companies.

and the right skills…

Our team and advisors bring to each of our clients deep expertise in corporate finance, asset management, joint ventures, partnerships, strategic alliances, management policies, accounting systems, business strategy, and marketing.

to get the job done.

Spencer Partners Team

COLLINS R. SPENCER, JR.
LEON A. FRASER, JR.
COLLINS R. SPENCER, III

Strategic Advisors

SAUNDRA KEE BORGES, Esq
JERALD ("JERRY") B. GOODEN
REGGIE KYLE
 


SPENCER PARTNERS TEAM

COLLINS R. SPENCER, JR.


Collins Spencer is the founder and managing partner of Spencer Partners. Prior to starting Spencer Partners in 1990, Collins was a senior vice president and director at Fidelity Investments/International where he provided investment opportunities to U.S. public pension funds and helped drive Fidelity Investments into a leadership position within the money market industry. Before joining Fidelity, Collins was a vice president of Aetna Capital Management and previously held sales and marketing positions at IBM and American Cyanamid.

Collins serves on the Board of Advisors of Blue Ridge Networks. He has also served on the boards of Virginia Tech Intellectual Property Inc. and the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP). He was also a founding board member of the Robert A. Toigo Foundation which partners with America's top-tier graduate schools of business administration in identifying talented minority students for the finance industry.

Collins earned a bachelor's degree from Providence College. He also attended the Kellogg School of Management's Executive Management Program.

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LEON A. FRASER, JR.

Leon Fraser brings expertise in shaping business opportunities, corporate strategy, and marketing to help grow emerging and expanding enterprises. Before joining Spencer Partners as a Consultant, Leon was vice president of marketing at Call Sciences, Inc., an early-stage technology firm. Previously, he was director of corporate strategy at Verizon where he identified new markets for operating divisions. Leon also has extensive experience in the publishing and financial services industries. He was a professor at Rutgers Business School for 15 years where he taught business strategy, team management, and executive leadership.

Leon earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard University and M.B.A. degree in Management from The Wharton School.

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COLLINS R. SPENCER, III

Collins Spencer (III) is an accomplished Public Relations and Communications Consultant with substantial corporate and professional consulting experience. He is also CEO and Chief Consultant at Spencer Davis Group, LLC, a full-service public relations and communications firm. Collins is skilled at managing and implementing high-level branding initiatives, internal & external communications, and public relations and media relations campaigns. Prior to launching the firm, Collins was a news anchor for CNN Headlines News and a "fill-in" news anchor for CNN (US) in Atlanta. Before that, he was a news anchor for ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta, a correspondent for the Fox News Network and a freelance reporter for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. In addition, Collins worked in Communications for UPS, was a Franchise Consultant for The UPS Store, Inc., a lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and a Public Relations Specialist for Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, WI.

Collins earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from Howard University.

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STRATEGIC ADVISORS

SAUNDRA KEE BORGES, ESQ.

Sandy Borges is an Advisor and an attorney in private law practice, specializing in Corporate Law, Joint Ventures, Partnership Agreements, and Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Sandy's expertise is in government administration, monitoring of investment portfolios, and public/private partnerships. Previously with the City of Hartford, Sandy had leadership and fiscal responsibility as Chief Operating Officer and City Manager for nearly 10 years and 14 years of progressively responsible legal positions, including Corporation Counsel and Counsel for the Pension Commission.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and the Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut Law School.

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JERALD ("JERRY") B. GOODEN

Jerry Gooden is a results-oriented former senior health insurance executive with full P&L and Service Operations responsibilities. Jerry had a 30 year career with Aetna, Inc. starting as an Account Executive and being promoted to Director, Vice President, and Senior Vice President levels, culminating as Senior Vice President and Head of Regional Operations with revenue of $25 Billion. He also led and implemented business turnarounds, acquisitions, strategic and organizational redesign efforts. His areas of expertise include Business Opportunity Assessment, Strategic Planning, Operations Management, and Top/Bottom Line Growth. He is a passionate board member for several not for profit organizations focused on education, healthcare and community development.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and attended the Executive Management Leadership Program of the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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REGGIE KYLE

Reggie Kyle is a managing partner at e-bitda, a privately held consulting firm that provides advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to e-bitda, Reggie spent five years at Morgan Stanley & Co. working in such diverse industries as utilities, project finance, public finance, and health care. He has advised Fortune 500, middle market, and private clients on strategic and financing alternatives across many industries. Reggie has also structured, negotiated, and raised over $1 billion of financing for clients that include Kodak, Exxon, Detroit Edison, and Weyerhaeuser, and has arranged multiple capital market products for these and other clients.

Reggie received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee. He also earned an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University's Leonard Stern School of Business.

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