Our Leadership Team
Chairman of the Board
Greg Wasson serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Wasson currently serves as President and Founder of his own family office, Wasson Enterprise. Wasson Enterprise’s focus is to partner with entrepreneurs and operators to build sustainable, high-growth businesses that do well by doing good. As the former CEO of Walgreens, Mr. Wasson has extensive global operational and management experience, as well as extensive knowledge of the retail and healthcare industries Mr. Wasson attended Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy, receiving his pharmacy degree in 1981.
As Walgreens CEO, Greg led this Fortune 35 company to record fiscal 2014 sales of $76.4 billion. He is credited with creating significant financial and shareholder value, initiating and completing game-changing mergers and Investments, leading complex organizational and structural change, assembling a diverse and high-performance senior leadership team, and establishing Walgreens’ position as an industry leader.
Michael Balkin serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Balkin has over 30 years of experience in working with public companies in the small cap space. Mr. Balkin was a partner and formerly the co-Manager of the William Blair Small Institutional portfolio and the William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund which he and his partners, Karl Brewer and Mark Fuller started in 1999.Prior to joining William Blair, he was the co-founder of Cityview Associates, Inc., a real estate firm specializing in “value-added” real estate transactions.
Prior to starting Cityview Associates, Mr. Balkin had various roles at First Chicago and Bankers Trust. In addition to his work with William Blair, Mr. Balkin has helped dozens of small companies grow as an angel investor, mentor and board member. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Performance Health Systems, LLC and is an advisor on the board of the Innventure Fund, an Intellectual Property-based development fund started by Greg Wasson.
Advisor & Co-Founder
Karl Brewer serves as our Advisor and Co-Founder. Mr. Brewer is a private investor focused on small public and private growth companies. Until December 2017, he was Portfolio Manager of the Small Cap Growth and Small-Mid Cap Growth Funds at William Blair having joined the Small Cap Growth team in 1999 and the Small-Mid Cap Growth team in 2002. He joined William Blair in 1996, serving as a research analyst for three years. Before that, he was in the mergers-and-acquisitions and corporate finance departments at Lehman Brothers Inc. for six years. Karl graduated from Washington and Lee University with a BA in Economics and earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.