George has a passion for start-ups and formalized his consulting efforts as the Founder and Managing Partner of Red Rocket in 2010. George has consulted over 500 startups since launching Red Rocket. George has a very deep base of relationships in the startup, digital and venture community, in Chicago and nationwide.
Charles Smith is the founder of Pegasus Intellectual Capital Solutions LLC, a boutique investment banking firm based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in creative solutions for its clients related to mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and workouts, exit planning, and shareholder value maximization.
Erik Twhohig is President of Sunbelt Business Brokers of London, and Sales Representative with Sunbelt Business Brokers Premium. Operating in southwestern Ontario, Erik serves clients in the lower middle market and small business (Mainstreet) arenas. Erik’s background in small business, as an owner and consultant, as well as with multinationals in project management, policy and regulatory affairs, acquisition due diligence, and operating practices provides significant depth across all business management and transaction functions.