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Douglass Tatum

          Douglass Tatum is a Partner of Tatum Partners. Prior to joining Tatum Partners, Mr. Tatum shared the responsibilities of the Office of President of Archibald Enterprises in Tallahassee, Florida, a corporation comprising three major companies including: Homes and Lands Publishing Corporation, the largest franchised real estate publisher in the United States; The Printing House, one of Florida's largest printers; and Vista-Chrome, Inc., one of the country's largest state-of-the-art graphics and pre-press companies. Prior to his position as President, Mr. Tatum served as Archibald's Vice President for Research and Development and as Vice President of Finance.

          Mr. Tatum's background also includes serving as Vice President of Operations and as CFO for CMS/DATA Corporation, an international software company serving the legal market, and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Skagfield Corporation, a national interior products manufacturer.

          Mr. Tatum is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance (magna cum laude) and a Masters Degree in Accounting. He has been a part time faculty member of FSU where he taught accounting. Mr. Tatum has developed and conducted seminars for the FICPA and several other state accounting societies, covering computer acquisition as well as strategic business planning. He has co-authored a book and course for the Florida Institute of CPA's, Technical Tools and the MAS Approach to the Small Business Engagement, and has written several widely published articles on pre-press technology.

          Mr. Tatum is a recognized expert on the Capital Markets and emerging growth businesses, having testified before Congress on more than one occasion concerning the financing issues faced by growing companies and US tax policy. He is a highly sought after speaker presenting No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail to groups of CEOs around the country.

          Atlanta-based Tatum Partners is the largest CFO firm in the nation, with more than 400 CFO partners in 25 cities who serve as permanent, interim or project CFOs for companies at all development stages. Tatum CIO Partners, LLP, composed of veteran CIOs, was launched in 2000.

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