Grant’s business leadership experience includes owning/operating a successful specialty retail business for 20+ years. Through this experience, Grant gained a special understanding of the interaction between personal and professional responsibilities and the importance for business owners to balance them. Additionally, Grant brings experience in residential/commercial real estate sales and investments and was a real estate broker for nearly 2 years in NC. He also has had experience in mergers and acquisitions through a brief stint with an M&A firm in Houston, Texas which focused on mid-sized industrial companies. For the past 13 years, Grant has served numerous business owners/CEOs and Key Players in Upstate and Midlands SC as a C12 Chair. This experience allows Grant to cross-pollinate best practices across the 30+ firms that he currently serves. Grant has been happily married for 39 years and has 3 adult children. He has known the Lord since childhood and has been active as a church elder, Bible teacher, and counselor. Grant earned a B.S. degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, an MBA from North Greenville University, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University. His experience as an entrepreneur, coupled with years of experience in ministry and education, enables him to be both an encourager and supporter of business owners as they operate their businesses for Christ. He currently resides in Greer, SC with his wife Debbie.