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C.T. Fitzpatrick

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


Jeff Underwood

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

Hobby Baseball

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


Jim Cunningham

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