O. Gene Gabbard

Venture Partner at Ballast Point Ventures LLC

O. Gene Gabbard

O. Gene Gabbard

Venture Partner at Ballast Point Ventures LLC

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MCI, Inc.
MCI Communications
Telecom USA, Inc.

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Golf, Fishing

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Founder & Chairman at Talon Aerolytics, Inc.

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Founder at Horizon Data Center Solutions LLC

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Executive Officer at Point Broadband LLC

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Co-Founder & Managing General Partner at Ballast Point Ventures LLC

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Venture Partner at Ballast Point Ventures LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Point Broadband LLC

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President at Mercer University

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Director at Mercer University

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Co-Founder at Ballast Point Ventures LLC

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Vice Chairman at Raymond James Financial, Inc.

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O. Gene Gabbard
Venture Partner at Ballast Point Ventures LLC
Attendee, Hall of Distinction
Class of 1999
Master's in Electrical Engineering, Sigma XI
Class of 1965

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

BS in Electrical Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity, Excellence, Mutual respect and human dignity, Diversity and inclusion, Academic freedom, Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability, Shared governance, A sense of community, Work-life sensitivity, Civic engagement and Social responsibility.


The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that owns and operates technical professional association. It provides membership and services, societies and communities support, publication services, and conferences and events. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in New York, NY.



Career History
Venture Partner

Ballast Point Ventures LLC seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US, primarily in the Southeast and Texas regions. The firm makes investments in companies with proven business models and strong management teams. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of health care, communications, information technology, consumer, business services and financial services. It provides financing for MBOs, growth financing, acquisition financing, recapitalizations and later stage capital requirements. It acquires minority stakes and controlling positions and invests in the range of $5 - $12 million. It acts as a lead investor and also makes co-investments along with limited partners & other investment partners.

Executive Officer

Point Broadband LLC offers internet service to residential and business customers. It provides broadband solutions for municipalities and public areas. The company was founded by Emmanuel Lelekis and is headquartered in West Point, GA.

Advisor to Executives

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Boards & Committees
Prior - 2008

DHP makes investments in the areas of integration of information technology and networking, enterprise software, semiconductor, mobility, connectivity and wireless and digitalization of content and multimedia convergence technologies.

Independent Director
2003 - Prior

Knology, Inc. provides interactive communications and entertainment services. It provides video, voice, data and advanced communications services to residential and business customers. The firm offers analog and digital cable television, local and long-distance telephone, high-speed internet access and broadband carrier services. The company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in West Point, GA.

1997 - 2002

ITC DeltaCom, Inc. provides integrated communications services. Its services includes high-speed or broadband data communications, local exchange, long-distance, mobile data and voice and equipment services. The company was founded on March 1, 1997 and is headquartered in Huntsville, AL.

Political Donations

Senior Fellow at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Point Broadband LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Point Broadband LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
United States Army Commendation Medal
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