Our Team

Investment Board

The Investment Board (IB) is the linchpin of the public-private partnership and encompasses a diverse range of experiences, resources and expertise. These men and women have world-class experience in community development, small business growth and investing. They are experienced institutional investors and Opportunity Zone experts who love Birmingham. The IB will focus on assessing projects and fundraising for Birmingham's Opportunity Zone projects. They are responsible for driving the investment decisions made by the BIG Fund.

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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CHARLES BARKLEY

  • Entrepreneur, Investor, Influencer and Basketball Analyst

  • Head Coach, Redmont Distillery

  • Two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Member

SARAH BIANCHI

  • Governance Project

  • Global Head of Policy Development, Airbnb

  • Managing Director, BlackRock

  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Head of Economic Policy for the Vice President, The White House

  • Advisory Board Chair, The Biden Institute

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DANIEL COLEMAN

  • President, Birmingham Southern College

  • CEO, KCG Holdings

  • CEO, GETCO

  • Global Head of Equities at the largest division of UBS Investment Bank

  • Past board memberships: NASDAQ, Inc., Options Clearing Corporation, Boston Options Exchange, and Securities Industry Financial Markets Association

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BOB DICKERSON

  • Executive Director and Founder, Birmingham Business Resource Center

  • CEO, Foundation Capital

  • Chairman of the Board, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

  • Board memberships: the Inaugural Community Advisory Board for BBVA Compass Bank.

ALEX FLACHSBART

  • President and CEO, Opportunity Alabama

  • Associate, Balch and Bingham LLP

  • TFA Corps Member

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CHRIS MOODY

  • Partner, The Foundry Group

  • VP/GM, Data & Enterprise Solutions Twitter

  • CEO, Gnip

  • COO and President, Aquent on Demand

  • Auburn University Distinguished Engineer

  • Board memberships: Auburn's Engineering Alumni Council, the National Center for Women, Information and Technology (NCWIT)

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JARED WEINSTEIN

  • Partner, Thrive Capital

  • Founder, the Overton Project

  • Special Assistant to the President, White House

  • Board memberships: Capsule, Justworks, Raisin, OpenGov, CityBlock, founding board of Oscar Health.