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Andrew Katz with Thumb Friendly, Ted Tagalakis with RJRO Interactive, and Jim Duffie with Georgians for Fair Taxation, Inc.

Andrew Katz/Thumb Friendly

Andrew is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thumb Friendly. Andrew’s areas of focus include capital management, strategic direction, new market development and establishing Thumb Friendly as the market’s leading mobile presence provider for SMBs. Prior to founding Thumb Friendly, Andrew was a tenacious driver of growth in both start-up and publicly traded corporations. Andrew has helped launch, market and sell products that delivered over $200M in revenue. Andrew has broad industry experience in internet advertising, web presence optimization, venture capital and private equity. Andrew has worked with numerous other start-ups as an executive consultant to the leadership team. When he isn’t working, Andrew is probably on a golf course, reading a book, or most likely spending time with his wife, two daughters and Chloe – his black lab.

Ted Tagalakis/RJRO Interactive

Ted Tagalakis is a Senior Vice President for analytics and consumer insights at RJRO Interactive and is a leader in developing and implementing successful online cross platform engagement strategies. As a sociologist and social media engineer, Ted is at the forefront of utilizing the most current methods and techniques in conducting virtual ethnography research to analyze social intelligence. This data and metrics are then engineered to create unique solutions that include SEO, social media, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, branding, key influencer marketing and consumer engagement strategy. Ted is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Jim Duffie/Georgians for Fair Taxation, Inc.

Jim Duffie is a 40 year veteran of the real estate and mortgage industry. He has been involved in the investment capital funding community for the last 15 years, helping start-up enterprises acquire funds, investing is some, and advising others. As a Governing Board Member of The Ritz Group, he is directly involved in this activity, and as State Director of Georgians for Fair Taxation, Inc., is actively working to improve the business climate for small business and entrepreneurs. He is a lead volunteer for the USO, active in his church, and is married to Mary, a RN with the Emory Health Care system. Their three sons, their wives, and eight grand-children live in the Atlanta area.


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