Board of Directors

Peyton BushBoard Member

Mr. Bush is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Bollinger Enterprises, LLC, a single-family investment office located in New Orleans. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all investment activities and asset allocation for a portfolio that includes publicly-traded debt and equity securities, hedge funds, and direct investments in both real estate and private equity. Prior to his current role, he was a Vice President at LongueVue Capital, LLC, a New Orleans based private equity firm. At LongueVue, he was primarily engaged in performing financial and operational due diligence, processing and executing transactions, and supporting and monitoring portfolio companies.

Prior to LongueVue, Mr. Bush was employed by Highland Capital Management, a multi-strategy alternative investment firm in Dallas, TX with over $30 billion in assets under management, where he identified, analyzed and structured investments across a variety of asset classes. Prior to Highland, he was an Investment Banking Associate for JP Morgan Securities, focusing on corporate finance and M&A advisory for clients in the Consumer and Retail sectors. Mr. Bush earned a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University, an MBA from Vanderbilt University, and served four years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Robert CrawfordBoard Member
Robert Crawford is an Associate Partner of Atco Investment Company, LLC, a diversified family office based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Atco has been doing business in Louisiana for over 100 years.

Mr. Crawford began his career at SwissInvest Argentina S.A., a multi-family office based in Switzerland and Argentina that covers Latin America and Europe. He was a financial analyst in the Buenos Aires, Argentina office managing a variety of portfolio instruments including debt, equities, commodities and foreign exchange markets. Mr. Crawford focused largely on fixed income, emerging market bond swaps and risk management. Prior to Atco, Mr. Crawford opened and operated one of the Miami franchises for the O2E Brands group, a ~$500 million franchise group operating in 100+ markets in US, Canada and Australia.

Mr. Crawford earned a B.A. in English Literature with a Music Minor from Baylor University and a Masters in Finance (in Spanish) from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chris MangumBoard Member, CEO
Chris Mangum is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategy, business development, M&A, innovation and entrepreneurship across a broad range of business models. From 2007 to 2012, Mangum led corporate strategy and business development for CenturyLink where he was part of a leadership team that grew the rural telecom’s market capitalization from $2.5 billion to over $25 billion. While at CenturyLink, he led the development of the company’s growth strategy, championed the firm’s move into the data hosting / cloud space with the $3.2 billion acquisition of Savvis, and incubated highly profitable new revenue streams that represented the future of the business. Prior to CenturyLink, Mangum led an entrepreneurial advisory firm that he co-founded in Atlanta called Venture X Group. At VXG, Mangum helped to launch over 100 entrepreneurial businesses representing investments of over $150 million. Successes include SecureWorks (sold to Dell in 2011 for $650 million), (Jeff Bezos portfolio company) and AirBand (nation’s largest B2B wireless broadband provider). Prior to VXG, Mangum led a strategic development team for BellSouth, partnering with such early mobile data pioneers as General Magic, Palm, Compaq and QuickSilver. Prior to BellSouth, Mangum was a military intelligence officer in the US Army. Mangum earned his BA in Psychology from Rhodes College (emphasis in economic behavior and organizational design), and his JD/MBA from Emory University.
Mike DuffeyBoard Member
Michael S. Duffey is currently the Interim CFO at Morpace/Market
Strategies and has held executive finance positions at a broad range of
both public and private banking, manufacturing, and professional
service companies, including First Advantage, IRI, Covansys
Corporation, APW and M.A. Hanna Company. He helped navigate
these businesses through successful transformations including
consolidating numerous acquired businesses, optimizing operations,
and repositioning each of these businesses for accelerated revenue

Michael is the COO and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Golden
Family Company, a Board Member of the Equestrian Connection,
Optimal Strategix Group, ScoutLogic Screening and Servato.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree in accounting at Loyola
University and his masters in economics, finance and international
business at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern

Bobby NolanBoard Member
Robert “Bobby” Nolan is CEO of Nolan Power Group. Based in Mandeville, Louisiana, Nolan Power Group is the Gulf South Region’s premier provider of stationary power management solutions. It supplies and services reserve power batteries, stationary batteries, chargers and rectifiers, DC power systems, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and supporting products for applications across the industrial, manufacturing, oil and gas, data center and telecommunications markets. Having worked at Nolan Power Group in increasing roles of responsibility throughout his professional career, Bobby took over the role of CEO in 2002 and led the company through significant growth before selling NPG to a private equity sponsor in 2018.

Prior to joining Nolan Power Group, Nolan attended Louisiana State University where he obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business.

Board Observers

Rick BabbBoard Observer
Mr. Babb is a Managing Director of Louisiana Funds, two Early Stage Venture Capital Funds since 2005.

Mr. Babb served as CFO for Medical Science Partners three venture capital funds. He was the CFO and Chief Compliance Officer for Apeiron Partners a boutique investment bank in the Life Sciences sector. He established the NASD broker dealer and obtained Series 7, NASD General Securities Representative Examination, Series 24, NASD General Securities Principal Examination, Series 28, NASD Financial Operations Principal Examination, Series 63, NASD Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination.

Mr. Babb has a diverse business and accounting background, having been a Manager with Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group handling various venture capital clients and a strong general business acumen having owned and operated his own business for 9 years.

Mr. Babb earned a BS in Business Administration from American International College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Hunter CazesBoard Observer
Hunter is proud to be affiliated with Servato and recently joined as a board observer. He currently works as a real estate investment analyst, investor, and asset manager for his family’s private equity firm, Bollinger Enterprises LLC.

Before moving to New Orleans in 2007, Hunter began his real estate career in Dallas as a corporate services tenant representative and landlord representative working with the GVA Cawley firm. Building on that knowledge, he found a mentor in commercial investment acquisitions and dove head-first into the world of financial analysis, eventually becoming the Senior Analyst / Local Market Partner Liaison for the Cawley Partners Investment Fund (CPIF). He served as a key member of the team tasked with acquiring over $90M in value-added commercial assets in targeted markets across the United States.

Hunter married Erin Romney-Cazes (owner of Romney Studios on Magazine Street) in 2008, and they are the parents of two children, Arden (6) and Hunter Jr (4). He is a local licensed Realtor, has developed both residential and commercial properties, is President of the Fort Beauregard Marina Estates Property Owner’s Association (a 200-acre waterfront development in Shell Beach, LA) and a member of the local Mardi Gras Krewe of Hermes. Hunter received a Bachelors Degree in Finance from LSU and an MBA (emphasis in real estate finance) from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.