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Chris Melton, Sr

Founder, CEO

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Mr. Melton has over 35 years of business experience with a particular emphasis on corporate turnarounds and business restructuring. Prior to the founding of White Oak, he was Chief Executive Officer of CNP, Inc., a business-to-business technology and service provider. Prior to his post at CNP, he was CEO of Amplified Holdings, a leading provider of digital technology to the retail and media industries. Prior to his positions at CNP and Amplified, Mr. Melton spent 20 years at IBM, where he served in numerous executive positions in sales, marketing, finance and operations in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions, including Chief Financial Officer for IBM’s Asia Pacific Services Corporation and President of IBM Asia Pacific Investment Corporation. Prior to his departure from IBM, Mr. Melton served as the senior executive responsible for IBM’s eCommerce business in the Americas for the Financial Services Industry.

Mr. Melton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of South Alabama and has attended postgraduate education at Harvard University, Columbia University, Babson College and Thunderbird University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Business Executive for National Security, the Society of International Business Fellows and is a past director of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He chairs the President’s Advisory Council at the University of South Alabama. He is also on the Board of Visitors at Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama.

Mr. Melton is married and has three children and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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