Ralph Montgomery Joins FourBridges Capital As Managing Director

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chattanooga-based investment banking firm, FourBridges Capital, announced that Ralph Montgomery joined its team as managing director.

Mr. Montgomery, a veteran middle market investment banking professional, most recently served as principal of his own firm, Loring Advisory Group. As principal, Montgomery sourced and executed advisory assignments for lower-middle market and early-stage-oriented clients seeking growth or liquidity solutions through mergers, acquisitions, recapitalitzations or growth capital.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Montgomery served as director of SunTrust Humphrey’s Business and Technology Services Group. There, he developed the firm’s first middle and commercial market focused platform and helped build a team focused on driving M&A and capital markets activity to SunTrust’s 3,000+ lower-middle market clients.

“Having specialized in middle market transactions for the majority of his career, Ralph understands the value of a good coach to lead families and entrepreneurs through what are often life-altering transactions,” said Frank Williamson, FourBridges’s managing partner. “That specific perspective and experience makes Ralph a perfect fit for our team.”

Mr. Montgomery holds a master’s of business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor’s of science in finance from James Madison University’s College of Business.


State Supreme Court Adds Donation Option To Attorney Registrations

The  Tennessee Supreme Court will add a voluntary funding mechanism for attorneys to contribute to access to justice programs, but will not require attorneys to report pro bono hours under changes adopted today. In an order filed on Tuesday, the Court “ continues to encourage strongly voluntary reporting of pro bono participation.” Pro bono service refers to  attorneys ... (click for more)

More Than 2,000 Jobs Available At Northwest Georgia Career Expo In Ringgold Thursday

The Northwest Georgia Career Expo, which will feature around 90 employers, will be held in Catoosa County on Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.  Officials said, "Job seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers." Hundreds of job seekers ... (click for more)

Haslam Adds K-12 Funds In Budget Amendment

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks, including added funding for K-12. The governor last week met with school superintendents from the largest systems in the state over the issue of state funding for K-12. The next day, the Hamilton County Schools joined ... (click for more)

City Detective Who Was Arrested Twice In 4 Months Is Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

A city detective who was arrested twice in four months has been fired by Police Chief Fred Fletcher. David Catchings had been charged with DUI last September and then with domestic assault at the end of the year. Police said, "After a complete review of both investigations – which included recommendations from Internal Affairs, the Administrative Review Committee and Officer ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Goodbye, Dr. Nassour

About 51 years ago, right after Jim Creel had graduated from the University of Texas and was in Guadalajara for medical school, he was surprised to find a complete stranger sitting on his battered and dusty Volkswagen. “He had seen my Longhorns sticker and was thrilled to find somebody else in Mexico who loved the University of Texas. “That’s when our friendship started and it ... (click for more)