Scott Ewing has joined the Angel Capital Group (AGC) as Chief Operating Officer.
The former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Venture Incite, Inc. came on board several weeks ago.
“As AGC continues to grow, the reach and infrastructure has grown to the point that we need the skill set Scott provides,” said Eric Dobson, AGC’s CEO. “I am going to focus on strategic growth and need Scott’s operational experience to drive future growth.”
AGC was founded in 2007 by Rachel Qualls to offer services to angel investors and create an environment to incentivize portfolio diversification. AGC has chapters in a number of states and holds regular meetings that bring together entrepreneurs, whose ideas are vetted through AGC’s Venture 360 process, and potential investors.
Dobson, a serial entrepreneur in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region, assumed the CEO position about a year ago in addition to his role as Knoxville Chapter President.
Ewing is a 20-year Navy veteran with experience in international programs and technology transfer. After his retirement, he moved to Knoxville where he was a financial advisor before joining Venture Incite in 2011. The latter was founded as a public-private partnership that migrated high-potential technology out of research laboratories to develop commercially valuable companies and products.
Through his activities with Venture Incite, Ewing has been heavily involved as a Vice President and Director of local start-up Clodico, Inc. In addition, he joined a year ago with Scott Williams, an alumnus of IBM, to launch Lookdown Media, LLC as a digital entertainment and interactive software developer. Their first product is “Lem’s Wall,” previously profiled on teknovation.biz.
As far as his new role, Ewing could not be happier.
“I’ve known Eric for a number of years and collaborated with him on technology evaluations,” Ewing said. “He’s a proven executive and serial entrepreneur, and I’m honored to join the AGC team.”