NashvilleEC President-COO search afoot as Murdock moves to Shore Capital
By Milt Capps
NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER is searching for both a president/COO to succeed out-bound John Murdock MBA, as well as for an Operations director.
Murdock announced yesterday via a LinkedIn post his plans to resign his EC post next month and to become VP for strategic planning for Shore Capital Partners, which is expanding its Nashville presence.
EC CEO Jane Allen, who assumed her EC leadership role in Fall 2019, was among dozens of respondents to Murdock's LinkedIn update, praising him personally and professionally for his personality, skills and performance across nearly 12 years of successive EC roles.
Allen has also made clear she is now personally fielding all inquiries and applications for two prospective EC positions: President-COO; and, Director of Operations.
As indicated by LinkedIn comments in the past two days, Murdock has long been regarded as an EC linchpin, working under at least four CEOs.
Though ever-buttoned-down, Murdock's straight talk on business themes and unqualified declarations of the EC team's commitment to the success of small business and rapidly-scaling startups, alike, have often come with comments so close to the heart of the entrepreneurial dilemma that some might prefer to frame them as akin to the truth-telling of Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), who appears via Apple+ in the locker room of AFC Richmond, the fictional and continually challenged English Premier League soccer team.
Replaying a 2020 interview served-up by Nashville's Lightning100, featuring both Murdock and AVP Programs Jeremy Raley, a listener may detect in Murdock's comments the timbre of a pro who's determined to get across points like these, quoted or paraphrased:
Murdock joined EC staff in 2010, becoming one of the first members of the team established by the EC's founding CEO, Michael Burcham MBA, who is himself a member of the EC's board of directors.
Murdock describes Burcham as "friend and mentor."
Notably, soon after he took the helm of the EC in 2010, Burcham himself became associated with Shore Capital. In addition to roles Burcham plays at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and elsewhere, he serves as a Nashville-based Shore executive partner and Shore's chief of strategy and development, according to Shore's website.
Ten days prior to Murdock's announcement this week, Shore Capital Healthcare Partners Fund IV LP reported that it and a parallel fund had, to that point, raised a total $368.7MM. Crunchbase currently shows Shore affiliates having raised at least $1.7BN for all strategies.
LinkedIn indicates that Shore Capital team members in the Nashville area include, in addition to Burcham and Murdock, Executive Network Member Stryker Warren, Head of Payor Strategies Head Christy Vitulli, Chief Development Officer (General Dentistry Platform) Brandon Ziemann, Director Payor Consulting Kelley Harrington, Principal Charlie Shreve, Partner Chris Mioton, Associate Alex Fordham, VP Talent Develoment Anderson Williams, Senior Director Chase Hall, and Operating Partner (and Nashville EC EIR) Nigel Green, among others.
For those considering applying for an EC job: Nashville EC's Form 990 for CY 2020, posted on Guidestar, shows that Murdock's reportable EC annual compensation 2020 was about $211.8K, after about a decade on the payroll. VNC
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