In 1993, after four years at South Atlantic Capital Corporation, Randy founded Antares Capital Corporation in the belief that there was a need for a venture capital/private equity firm comprised of individuals with substantial leadership experience in small, rapidly-growing companies.
Prior to his venture capital career, Randy was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Macrodyne, Incorporated, an instrumentation and signal processing company, taking that firm from product line concept to commercialization and eventually to acquisition by The Marmon Group, a leading producer of related instrumentation. He was asked to join Scientific Systems Services to effect a turn-around of this publicly held company. Scientific Systems Services was sold to Computer Task Group, Inc., at the time a $400 million NYSE firm serving the consulting, systems integration, and professional services needs of Fortune 500 clients. Randy had direct responsibility for the consulting services group serving manufacturing and distribution clients and the systems integration group serving industrial automation markets. He was responsible for developing the firm's consulting and systems integration strategy, constructing a national account marketing program, and identifying and evaluating acquisition candidates. Randy also guided Flood Data Services as President and CEO from $4 million to $70 million in sales over four years and provided the sales leadership for First American's Information Services group which purchased the company resulting in an increase of revenue from $147 million to $248 million in one year. His early career includes several years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in project management positions charged with developing and commercializing technology derived from industrial consulting assignments and contract research and development programs. Randy also has significant direct engineering experience at LTV Aerospace.
Randy graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned a Master in Business Administration with Honors from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He serves as a Trustee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, a Trustee of Florida Institute of Technology and Chairman of the Business Oversight Committee, an Advisory Board Member of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and as a Capital Campaign Fund Agent for the Harvard Business School.