EO Nashville Member News – February 5

February 5, 2021


Chester Santos: International Man of Memor

February 9, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Our live event is FULL, but you can email karen@eonashville.com to be added to the waitlist. We are also offering this VIRTUALLY! This event will NOT be recorded, so you must register for the livestream to see it!

Chester Santos has a unique ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, but also to educate others to do the same. This U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert and  has helped people around the world realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind. CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL registration. 

EO Exchange – Maintaining and Growing Culture Remotely

February 12, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, Virtual – Zoom

Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner, Mary Sobon with m2 Consulting, along with EO members Bethany Newman and Alex Tolbert, to discuss how to keep your employees motivated in a remote environment, tips on how to keep your company culture strong and ways to keep your employees connected while working remotely.

These events also offer a great opportunity to "exchange" ideas and thoughts in a smaller group setting! REGISTER

What's the REAL DEAL with 2020's Effect on Nashville

March 5, 2021, 7:30am-9:30am, LIVE or Virtual

The past year has wreaked havoc on our city, with the tornado, the pandemic, and then the bomb. We are bringing you the industry experts in the things that matter so much to our city: healthcare, music, tourism, and our metro schools. 

Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell will moderate this amazing panel of experts: Bobby Frist, Co-Founder and CEO of HealthStream; Sarah Trahern, CEO of Country Music Association; Benjamin Goldberg, Founder and Co-Owner of Strategic Hospitality; Laquita Stribling, Co-Chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Report Committee

CLICK HERE for the in person event at The Listening Room. CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL option. 

Level Up Informational Event
March 10th!


JOIN US to find out more about EO's Level Up program!

Level Up is a leadership skills development program designed to give experienced leaders tools and a peer group for experience and resource sharing that will help them take your company to the next level.

Most entrepreneurs don’t have the time to develop their leaders and give them all the tools they need to take the company to the next level. Level Up gets these leaders to think more like entrepreneurs and delivers leadership skill-building to leaders who may be wired differently than the founder of a company.

Hope you and your potential Level Up participant can join us for this informational event.

REGISTER HERE for you + your leaders.
This event will be held virtually.

EO Powerhouse Series

The EO Powerhouse Series is designed to give exclusive access to thought leaders and change-makers across various industries. You will hear first-hand about their stories, challenges and the journeys that have brought them to where they are today through real-time virtual keynote and moderated interview sessions.   
There are 3 sessions left:

Esther Perel, Therapist and Relationship Expert
Thursday, February 24, 2021 

Malala Yousafzai, Activist and Novel Prize Laureate
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dr. Deepak Chopra, Author and Alternative Medicine Advocate
Monday, March 15, 2021

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!



Compass East provides a holistic finance and accounting solution for high growth companies. We create a scalable financial operation by implementing the technology ecosystem, full finance and accounting team, and dynamic reporting necessary to provide true financial and growth strategies for our high growth clients. 

We take a bottom-up approach by establishing a scalable financial operation via technology to standardize accounting processes, deliver timely financial reports, dynamic forecasts, and KPI dashboards. Our service teams bridge the gap between accounting and finance, providing controller level oversight to establish timely and accurate financials and forward-looking CFO and fundraising services to manage capital through growth.

Based in Nashville, Compass East has worked with 100+ clients over seven years focusing on Technology/SaaS, High-Growth Services, Healthcare Services, and Clinics, and CPG/eCommerce.

 Service offerings include:

Outsourced finance and accounting services
CFO/Financial Strategy
Financial KPI Dashboards
Cash Forecasting
Fundraising Advisory
Controller Review and Financial Statement Preparation
Technology system implementations
Historical accounting cleanup
Full three statement financial models
Audit support
Board packages

For more information or to schedule a forum visit, please contact:

John Lanahan
(484) 332-7041

Compass East FORUM TOPICS:

• Scalable financial operations: Technology stacks
• Building financial infrastructure for KPI development
• Cash forecasting 101


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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Teradata and DoorDash, the paradigm shift to self-directed portfolio construction, the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund, Comerica and Best Buy for Forbes

Jeff Bradford [Bradford Dalton Group] penned a column for Constructech about how to prepare your company for a strong rebound from the pandemic. 

In the News

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared on iHeartRadio and Cheddar to speak about what happened with GameStop this week and on Fox Business Network to discuss the stock market. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted by Business Insider, Investors Business Daily and Forbes about GameStop and other meme stocks. He also appeared on TD Ameritrade Network to speak about GameStop and Yahoo! Finance to recap the market on Thursday, February 4. 

Josephine [James Lewis] is offering a four-course dinner for two as a Valentine’s Day to-go box, according to Eater Nashville.

The Lane Report announced that The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] brokered the sale of a multifamily complex in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant Henrietta Red was listed as one Nashville restaurant to support in February by StyleBlueprint, which specifically mentioned its Super Bowl Party Pack. Henrietta Red is also offering a Valentine’s Day special, according to Eater Nashville. The Nashville Scene reported that the chef of Henrietta Red is taking part in the University School of Nashville’s online chef showcases. 

ThinkAdvisor reported that Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] has formed a strategic relationship with Pennsylvania-based Tellus Brokerage Connections.

Dan Cook [Dragon Park] was quoted in the Nashville Business Journal about Nashville’s financial situation and how it affects his businesses, Ruby and Clementine

The Nashville Post reported that Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] purchased a property in East Nashville which will be a part of the mixed-use project The Provisionary.

UltraRunning Magazine quoted David Callahan [CBC Firm] about Atiba Labs’ purchase of UltraSignup, a race registration platform. 

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared as a guest on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond to talk about his story and the mask-free leadership movement. 

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned by the Nashville Post for its proximity to a brewery planned for Wedgewood-Houston. 

The Nashville Post reported that an LLC affiliated with Erin and Allen Baler [4Patriots] recently sold a commercial property in 12South. 

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank has hired Greg Hays as senior vice president, where he will oversee its Middle and East Tennessee mortgage groups, according to the Nashville Post