NASHVILLE, Tennessee (December 2015) — Bailey Southwell & Co., LLC (BSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Bailey by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey succeeds Nashville Entrepreneur Center CEO Stuart McWhorter. LaunchTN is a public-private partnership focused on supporting the creation and development of entrepreneurship throughout Tennessee.
According to LaunchTN, startups create more than 65% of all new jobs. LaunchTN aims to foster entrepreneurship and support local entrepreneurs by focusing on five key areas:
• Corporate Engagement, and
Mr. Bailey has served as an advisor to public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions and the issuance of debt and equity securities. He has also worked as a Chief of Staff for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he advised the Congressman in political, legislative, and personnel matters. “LaunchTN is dedicated to making Tennessee the Southeast’s top state for entrepreneurs to succeed. I’m honored to join this organization that continuously makes positive strides in our community,” Mr. Bailey stated. Since January 2012, LaunchTN has helped 480 Tennessee companies increase their success through the mentorship and support of regional accelerators.
About Bailey Southwell & Co., LLC
Founded in 2005, Bailey Southwell & Co. is a privately held investment bank with offices in Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri. BSC provides mergers and acquisition and capital raising advisory services to middle market companies. More information about BSC can be found at www.baileysouthwell.com.
About Launch Tennessee
Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership focused on supporting entrepreneurship in Tennessee with the goal of making Tennessee the number one place in the Southeast to start and grow a business. Composed of entrepreneurs, investors, and businesspeople, the LaunchTN team is uniquely qualified to help create businesses that succeed in Tennessee. More information can be found at www.launchtn.org.