Michael D. Shmerling

Chairperson at Abe's Garden

Michael D. Shmerling

Michael D. Shmerling

Chairperson at Abe's Garden

Overview
Career Highlights

Kroll, Inc.
XMi High Growth Development LLC
XMi High Growth Development Fund LLC

RelSci Relationships

926

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

1956

Age

64

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Managing Member at XMi High Growth Development Fund LLC

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Executive Chairman at Renasant Corp.

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Professional at Purity Zinc Metals LLC

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Professional at Montgomery Bell Academy

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President at Renasant Capital Corp. II

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Executive Director at Abe's Garden

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Former Executive Director at Abe's Garden

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Former Executive Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

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President at Ayers Foundation

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Member, Board of Trustees at Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

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Michael D. Shmerling
Chairperson at Abe's Garden
Education
Bachelor of Accountancy
Class of 1977

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is slightly more than 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.

Career History
Co-Founder
2010 - Current

LocalShares, Inc., a subsidiary of Worth Group LLC, is a company headquartered in Nashville, TN. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2010 by William Shannon Decker, Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney and Michael David Shmerling. Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney has been the CEO since the company founding. Worth Group LLC acquired LocalShares, Inc. from LocalShares LLC on 18 Dec 17.

Chairperson
Current

THE PURPOSE OF ABES GARDEN IS TO PROVIDE AN INDEPENDENT SENIOR AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY SPECIALIZING IN ALZHEIMERS AND ADULT CARE.

Managing Partner
Current

XMi High Growth Development invests (XHG) in Tennessee-based small businesses. The firm invests up to $3 million in companies which have the potential for exponential growth and can create jobs throughout Tennessee. While they typically make control-oriented investments, we have extensive experience with a variety of deal structures including minority investments, growth capital and partnering with other venture capital firms.XHG looks to make investments in Tennessee-based, privately held companies with fewer than 100 employees with emphasis on start-up and early stage ventures. They have experience in structuring investments in a variety including: seed and start-up capital, growth equity financing, partnerships with other strategic or financial buyers and control-oriented management buyouts of corporate divisions of large privately held and publicly traded companies. XHG makes minority equity or convertible debt investments.XHG is open to reviewing all industry opportunities but have particular interest in: (1) healthcare (2) clean energy (3) automotive (4) privatization and logistics (5) manufacturing (6) business services and (7) technology and informatics. The firm is committed to providing capital and resources to qualified businesses including minority-owned businesses and woman-owned businesses. They do not invest in companies which are engaged in: (1) professional services provided by accountants, doctors, or lawyers (2) banking or lending (3) real estate development (4) insurance (5) oil and gas exploration and (6) direct gambling activities.

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
2007 - Current

Choice Food Group, Inc. operates as a food service company. It represents a portfolio of food service companies, comprised of wholesale and retail business, manufacturers, processors, and marketers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Director
2007 - Current

Renasant Bank engages in the provision of commercial banking services. It offers wealth management, mortgage loans, insurance, gift cards, mobile and online banking, and retire planning services. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Tupelo, MS.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Health Connect America, Inc. provides counselling services for adults, children and their families. It offers home family preservation services, intensive outpatient services (IOP), outpatient services, case management services, autism services, therapeutic day treatment and school based services, and mental health skill building. The company is headquartered in Franklin, TN.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

THE PURPOSE OF ABES GARDEN IS TO PROVIDE AN INDEPENDENT SENIOR AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY SPECIALIZING IN ALZHEIMERS AND ADULT CARE.

Vice Chairman
Current

THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FACILITATES COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TO CREATE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Fisk University Barely six months after the end of the Civil War, and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend Edward P. Smith — established the Fisk School in Nashville, named in honor of General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedmens Bureau, who provided the new institution with facilities in former Union Army barracks near the present site of Nashvilles Union Station. In these facilities Fisk convened its first classes on January 9, 1866. The first students ranged in age from seven to seventy, but shared common experiences of slavery and poverty — and an extraordinary thirst for learning. In 1954, Fisk became the first, private, black college accredited for its music programs by the National Association of Schools of Music. Today, Fisk also holds memberships in the American Association of Schools of Music, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Its department of chemistry is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society. Fisk is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States and is approved for teacher certification purposes by the State of Tennessee Department of Education. Today, Fisk is recognized nationally for its ability to produce young leaders. Specifically, Fisk has received multiple awards for our traditional capacity to put students, many of whom are the first generation of their families to enroll in higher education, on the pathway to academic success. In the last three academic years, Fisk has been recognized for its success in graduating students by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Princeton Review’s Best 368 Colleges, US News & World Report, and Washington Monthly. The consistent theme throughout those accolades is that Fisk excels among all liberal arts schools in the nation in terms of research, service learning opportunities and its work to aid the social mobility of 1st generation college students

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $5,000
2018

Nashville Public Television operates as Nashville's independent non-profit PBS station serving middle Tennessee and southern. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$1,000 - $2,499
2016

Nashville Public Television operates as Nashville's independent non-profit PBS station serving middle Tennessee and southern. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$5,000 - $10K
2008

National Society to Prevent Blindness operates as an eye health and safety organization. It offers services for amblyopia, AMD, cataract, central retinal vein occlusion, colour blindness, conjunctivitis, diabetic eye disease and macular enema, dry eye, floaters, glaucoma, refractive eye, retinal tears and detachments, retinitis pigments and strabismus. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2019

Representative from Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

$1,000
2017

Representative from Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

$250
2014

Representative from Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

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Kroll, Inc. purchases Background America, Inc. from Noro-Moseley Partners III LP

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