Do you wonder if you are faithfully working in your sphere of influence? Join us for teaching, tools, and stories about practicing work faithfully as we host dialogues with professionals from various industries.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Adele's (1210 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN 37203)
Food: Full-course lunch
Join us as NIFW Executive Director Missy Wallace interviews James Granberry, Partner at OakPoint, and Erick Goss, CEO of Creative Trust, about the ebb and flow of entrepreneurship. Both professionals bring a breadth of knowledge and various experiences working faithfully to start and run organizations in distinctly different industries.
About the Lunches
We use a practical theological framework to identify the inherent goodness of work, its outcomes, and the deeper questions it asks of us. The gatherings provide glimpses into common struggles and philosophical differences, and seek to foster the hope that emerges when we come to expect more from God within our work. Let’s work on faithfully working at work.
James is a founding partner of OakPoint Investments. His efforts center on managing the company’s $350 million investment portfolio across the US, in addition to maintaining relationships with investor partners. He is a Texas native, Furman graduate, and Vanderbilt MBA holder with expertise in portfolio and asset management, financing, acquisitions and dispositions. James is married with three girls (2,4, and 6) and when he isn’t working or attending tea parties with his girls, he likes to read, play golf, or listen to his latest favorite podcast.
Erick is CEO and Co-founder of Creative Trust Ventures where leads all retail, e-commerce, online video, and mobile operations. At CTV, he launched JellyTelly, a new children’s digital network, and subscription video-on-demand platform and, in partnership with VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, launched the bestselling video series Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?.
Before co-founding Creative Trust Ventures, Erick served as Chief Marketing Officer at Magazines.com, an Internet Retailer Top 500 Company, and as Senior Manager of Books at Amazon.com. At Amazon, Erick managed North American Book Buying, Marketing Data Mining, Customer Loyalty & Retention, and Books Product Management. He was instrumental in the launch of Amazon’s first e-book and print-on-demand businesses, Amazon’s Visa Card and the Super Saver Shipping program.
He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he flew helicopters and was a Pentagon spokesperson. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Computer Science. He has an MBA with honors from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in International Relations with honors from Troy University. Erick serves as an Adjunct Professor for Internet Marketing at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He is married and has three daughters.