Our Team

Substantial investment and operating experience

Edward Dobbs

Edward Dobbs

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Edward Dobbs

ejdobbs@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Dobbs is President of Dobbs Management Service, LLC, the family office for the John H. Dobbs family. Since 1998, Mr. Dobbs has been President of Premier Distributing, an Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship located in New Mexico. Mr. Dobbs is a member of Young Presidents Organization and a graduate of Leadership New Mexico and the Memphis Leadership Academy. He serves on the boards of several non-profit groups in New Mexico and Tennessee, including Memphis Tomorrow, the Church Health Center (Memphis), the Hutchison School (Memphis), the New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education, and the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation (Albuquerque) among others. He also serves on the board of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he is a member of the National Beer Wholesalers Association and a former member of the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler Advisory Panel. Mr. Dobbs has a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Mike Orians

Mike Orians

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Mike Orians

Mike@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Orians has been with Dobbs Management Service for over twenty years. Mr. Orians has overseen the accounting infrastructure for numerous privately-held business as a member of DMS. In his current role, he serves as Vice President and CFO of DMS supervising exiting business investments including M&A activities as well as overseeing early stage companies. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Orians practiced public accounting for over 9 years for Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck providing accounting, tax and consulting services to closely held business. Mr. Orians graduated with a B.B.A from The University of Memphis.

Chris Crosby

Chris Crosby

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Chris Crosby

Chris@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Crosby joined DMS in 2005. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Crosby has a combination of investment banking, strategy consulting and operations experience. Mr. Crosby worked in the M&A group at Lehman Brothers and as a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm. He has served as VP of Operations at Thomas & Betts and VP of Supply Chain at Mueller Industries. Mr. Crosby focuses on deal origination working to source potential acquisition targets and is responsible for communication with financial intermediaries and company owners. Mr. Crosby earned a B.B.A degree in business from Millsaps College and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

John Hull Dobbs, Sr.

John Hull Dobbs, Sr.

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John Hull Dobbs, Sr.

Mr. Dobbs ran the airline catering division for Dobbs Houses as President until five years after its sale. After leaving Dobbs Houses, he pursued private ventures and co-founded Dobbs Automotive. Dobbs Automotive, with 22 auto dealerships, was sold in 1998 for $220 million. Dobbs Automotive was the first chain automobile distributor in the country. In addition to Dobbs Automotive, in 1981, Mr. Dobbs formed Premier Distributing Co., an Anheuser-Busch distributor for the state of New Mexico. Mr. Dobbs serves as Senior Advisor to DMS on investments.

Bill Lawson

Bill Lawson

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Bill Lawson

Bill@DobbsManagement.com

Since 1996, Mr. Lawson has supervised business investments as Vice President of Dobbs Management Service. Mr. Lawson evaluates new business opportunities and oversees the passive investment portfolio. Prior to DMS, Mr. Lawson spent over 20 years practicing law at two Memphis firms including The Bogatin Law Firm, which he co-founded. Mr. Lawson served on the University of Memphis Foundation Board. Mr. Lawson has a B.B.A. and a J.D. from Memphis State University and a L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Joseph Sullivan

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Joseph Sullivan

Joey@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Sullivan joined DMS in 2012. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Sullivan was the Controller for the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics global business unit where he was responsible for all financial reporting and transactional accounting processes. He also practiced public accounting for over 6 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a manager in the Audit and Assurance practice with clients primarily in the financial services and banking industries. Mr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.B.A degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A.

Kevin Fienup

Kevin Fienup

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Kevin Fienup

Kevin@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Fienup joined DMS in 2016. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Fienup has held executive positions in a variety of business industries including investment management, industrial manufacturing and restaurant development. Mr. Fienup brings a diverse background in business analytics with a concentration on Strategic Finance & Accounting. Mr. Fienup graduated from Auburn University with a BBA in International Business and Finance. Mr. Fienup also holds a M.B.A. from the University of Memphis.

Sam Podesta

Sam Podesta

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Sam Podesta

Sam@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Podesta joined DMS in 2013. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Podesta was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice. While in public accounting, he served clients in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Mr. Podesta graduated from Tulane University with both a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Masters in Accounting.

Thomas Sigle

Thomas Sigle

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Thomas Sigle

Thomas@DobbsManagement.com

Mr. Sigle joined DMS in 2016. Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Sigle worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at BMO Capital Markets. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Mr. Sigle holds a M.S. in finance from Vanderbilt University and B.A. summa cum laude in economics from Loyola University Chicago.

Other Professionals

Linda Harrington

Linda@DobbsManagement.com

Dana Thompson

Dana@DobbsManagement.com

Allison Worthington

Allison@DobbsManagement.com

Jessica Simonson

Jessica@DobbsManagement.com