Team will focus on developing the region’s start-up and fast growth sector
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2014) — Greater Louisville Inc. has named Terry Gill vice president of EnterpriseCorp, the organization’s division that specializes in developing the region’s start-up and fast growth sector.
“We are thrilled to have Terry join GLI and lead the reinvigorated EnterpriseCorp team,” said Kent Oyler, president & CEO of GLI. “He brings a been-there, done that expertise and credibility in growing businesses and fostering a culture of creativity and risk taking.”
Gill will specifically focus on putting in place a targeted gazelle strategy to support fast growth companies and building local corporation engagement in the entrepreneurial community.
Prior to joining GLI, Gill served as the entrepreneur in residence and managing director for Access Ventures Capital, a venture capital philanthropy group focused on solutions for complex community problems. Before coming to Access he served as president and chief executive officer of FetterGroup since 2005.
Gill brings more than 20 years experience in successfully navigating the issues facing most growing businesses such as the need to open new markets, leverage finite resources and find the right financial partners.
At FetterGroup Gill purchased the company and led a strategic realignment effort to focus on several core business units—web-based software development, intelligent digital print, and content management services for the health benefit market and paint and coatings segment. Under his leadership the company developed innovative software platforms now in use by Fortune 50 healthcare companies. In 2013 Gill led the successful sale of FetterGroup’s Paint and Coatings and CMD Software and divisions to several strategic buyers.
“I’m excited to be joining the team at GLI and look forward to continuing my work with the entrepreneurial community,” Gill said. “Kent has assembled a uniquely talented team, all of whom possess exceptional private and public market experience. Their passion and creativity drew me to this opportunity and I’m looking forward to engaging with our members as they seek to grow their businesses within our region and beyond.”
The new EnterpriseCorp structure puts in place the resources and expertise to effectively advance and implement the strategic initiatives outlined in the Advantage Louisville Plan including building support and leveraging regional assets to strengthen the entrepreneurial community. In addition, the team will support small and fast growth businesses by providing programs to connect, leverage and expand existing resources. As part of this strategy the team will coordinate with the Louisville Small Business Development Center, which is housed within GLI, to provide one-on-one consultations and educational seminars for small businesses and potential entrepreneurs in the Greater Louisville region.