CFA, Founder, CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Vulcan Value Partners
Fitzpatrick is the founder and CEO of Vulcan Value Partners. Vulcan Value Partners is a registered investment adviser that started operations in Birmingham in early 2007 to manage Fitzpatrick’s personal capital. In 2010, Vulcan Value Partners opened its doors to outside clients. The firm had a three-year track record and approximately $20 million assets under management. As of today, the firm is closed to new clients and the firm manages approximately $12 billion. Fitzpatrick established the Fitzpatrick Endowed Professorship, founded an advisory board to interact with students, and played a key role in the Culverhouse Investment Management Group. He and his wife, Kelley, and their two sons, Tranum and Lewis, attend St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Alma Mater University of Alabama; MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University
Beverage of Choice Earl Grey tea
On my Bucket List Fly fish and hike in New Zealand
Passion/Hobby Fly fishing, Alabama football, music
Toughest Challenge Being still in the midst of chaos
Favorite Charity Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Dessert Frozen Icelandic berries with melted white chocolate
President, Lakeshore Foundation
Underwood is president of Lakeshore Foundation, a position he has held since 1991. Lakeshore Foundation is one of the country’s largest providers of fitness, sport, and recreation programs for people with physical disability. Today, the Lakeshore Foundation serves over 10,000 people with disability annually through its three core lines of business: physical activity, research, and advocacy. Lakeshore is an official USOC training site for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Underwood was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He and his wife, Melinda, have two daughters, Anna and Maria. They attend Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood.
Alma Mater University of Alabama and AUM (graduate school)
Beverage Cabernet sauvignon
On my Bucket List Seeing my wife holding a future grandchild; Going to the Grand Prix of Monaco
Toughest Challenge Undergoing 37 radiation treatments
Charity Birmingham YWCA
APP Map My Run
BOOK Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
MUSICIAN Neil Young, Lucinda Williams
DESSERT Peanut butter M&Ms
CEO, Warren Averett
As CEO, Cunningham leads Warren Averett’s internal mission to use its resources and culture to help our clients, employees, and communities thrive and accomplish what’s important. He ensures that the firm is poised for success—whether that’s by adding resources, expanding the geographic footprint, or developing a non-traditional, innovative, value-added service to the ever-changing accounting profession.
Alma Mater The University of Alabama
On my Bucket List Visit all 59 national parks, all 10 national seashores, and all four national lakeshores
Toughest Challenge Training for the Tour de Cure race after being diagnosed with late-onset Type 1 diabetes
Favorite Charity The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Smartphone App The Daily Motivator
Dessert Pecan pie
Elam Parrish Holley, Jr.
President and CEO, First Partners Bank
Banking veteran Holley, along with other investors, started SouthCity Bank—now First Partners Bank—in Vestavia in 2007, in the early days of the Great Recession. In the early days, it was a team effort, as the employees took turns cleaning offices and restrooms, but First Partners has since won industry awards, including high marks for safety and profitability, and has become known for its support of small business. Holley began his banking career in Selma more than 40 years ago and moved to Birmingham in 2005.
Alma Mater Marion Military Institute and The University of Alabama
Beverage of Choice Black coffee!
Passion/Hobby Golfing, fishing, or any type of hunting.
Favorite Movie The Green Beret with John Wayne. It was the movie my wife and I saw on our first date.
Favorite Band Beach Boys