NMP has also assembled an active Advisory Board featuring an impressive slate of business, education and government leaders who provide a wealth of wisdom and direction to the firm and its portfolio companies.

Advisory Board

Charlie Moseley

Charlie Moseley founded NMP in 1983 and served as a general partner in the Firm’s first five investment funds. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of NMP’s Advisory Committee. Previously, Charlie was a Senior Vice President and Director of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc., a major regional investment banking firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Under his management, this department grew to become the leading corporate investment banking operation in the Southeast.

Charlie currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Tech Foundation and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. In 2004, he was inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the 2012 Imlay Leadership Award which recognizes and celebrates individuals who have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of the Georgia technology community. Charlie received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Facundo L. Bacardi

Facundo L. Bacardi is Chairman of Bacardi & Company, Ltd.

Facundo is founder and president of Apache Capital, a private equity and real estate investment company based in Miami. He received his B.S.B.A. in Finance from American University and his J.D. degree from Emory University Law School.

David F. Bellet

David F. Bellet is the retired Chairman of Crown Advisors Ltd., a private equity firm which managed over $500 million invested in private and public emerging growth companies for a worldwide mix of individual and institutional clients from 1981 until his retirement in 2005.

Prior to founding Crown Advisors in 1981, David was with Citibank’s Investment Management Group for thirteen years where he initiated and pioneered the institutional use of alternative investments such as venture capital and private equity beginning in 1975. David serves on the advisory boards of several United States and foreign venture capital and private equity firms. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from Columbia University.

Russell R. French

Rusty retired from NMP in 2007 and joined NMP’s Advisory Committee in 2008. He practiced law with the Atlanta firm of King & Spalding for fifteen years prior to joining NMP in 1985. While at King & Spalding, he specialized in corporate and securities law and was responsible for negotiating a number of acquisitions, mergers, and public offerings. In addition, Rusty was a member of King & Spalding’s Management Committee for the three years prior to his departure to join NMP.

Rusty received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Jack Kelly

Jack retired from NMP in 2004 and joined NMP’s Advisory Committee in 2007. He was employed by Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., for twenty-five years prior to joining NMP in 1983. Scientific-Atlanta is a manufacturer of high-technology electronic and communications equipment and was acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) in 2006. He became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Scientific-Atlanta in 1968 and served in that capacity until joining NMP.

Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Georgia State University and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Thomas E. Noonan

Tom Noonan is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, widely recognized in the technology industry as a cyber security expert. In addition to being on the Board of Directors at NexDefense, Tom serves as Chairman of TEN Holdings and is an active venture capitalist through his venture firm, TechOperators, where he is a founding partner.

Most recently, Tom served as the General Manager of Energywise solutions for Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Tom was the Chairman and CEO of JouleX, an innovative energy management company that he co-founded in 2010 and was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2013.

He is the former chair, president and CEO of Internet Security Systems, which was acquired by IBM in 2006 for $1.5 billion. Prior to ISS, Noonan held senior positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, where he was vice president, Worldwide Marketing.

Tom holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Business degree from Harvard. He serves on the White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council and on the board of directors for Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Georgia Research Alliance, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Manhattan Associates, a publicly traded global provider of Supply Chain Management solutions.

Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson

Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson is the eleventh president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this capacity he oversees a top-ten public research university with more than 21,500 students and research expenditures of more than $730 million.

Throughout his career, Dr. Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on numerous industry, government, and academic task forces and committees. A distinguished scientist, Dr. Peterson was selected in 2008 by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Science Board through 2014. The Board oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advises the President and Congress on national policy related to science and engineering research and education.

Dr. Peterson earned Undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics as well as a Master’s degree in Engineering from Kansas State University. He earned his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

John A. Fentener van Vlissingen

John A. Fentener van Vlissingen is the Chairman of BCD Holdings, parent company of BCD Travel, one of the world’s leading business travel firms.

John serves on the Board of Directors of numerous foreign and U.S. based companies, including WorldTravel Partners and Park ‘N Fly in Atlanta.