Defender Capital

Board of Advisors

defender capital is guided by a board of advisors that we like to refer to as the “board of wisdom.”

We work with clients across the United States, including public and private company executives, national law firm practice group leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners. As a private, family-run firm, we answer to our clients, not shareholders. We have near-perfect client retention and are happy to provide references. We encourage viewing our Board of Advisors, comprised of a few of whom we serve. 

Defender Capital

Board of Advisors

The Board consists of distinct experts in their fields who graciously contribute their time, energy, knowledge and experience to direct Defender towards continual improvement.

Dale Adams

Chief Executive Officer
Omnicom Group/DAS

Chip Andrews

Former Chairman & CEO
FMI Corporation

Melissa Boone

Managing partner

Rob Christopher

Retired, managing partner
Coudert Brothers

Lisa DeCarlo

Founder & CEO
Just Go

Mel Graham

Graham Enterprises

James Hance

Operating Executive

Rodney C. Pitts

Southern Elevator Group, Inc.

John Rice

Retired Vice Chairman
Archer Daniels Midland

Mark Linsz

Co-Founder, Senior Managing Partner
MyNext Season

Tim B. Sittema

Managing Partner
Crosland Southeast

Smedes York

Co-Owner, Director and Chairman of the Board
McDonald York Building Company

Christopher Tassy

Owner & Entrepreneur
Ella B. Candles

Robert G. Woodward

retired partner
King & Spalding


We would like to recognize those who have previously served on our Board of Advisors.

Donald P. Ubell

Parker Poe

Patrick Walsh

TriPharm Services

Thomas Zielinski

EVP & General Counsel
Anthem, Inc.

Bambi Francisco

founder & ceo
Defender Capital

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