Our Professionals

Al Thomas
Managing Director

Al has more than 35 years experience as a business owner, entrepreneur and corporate executive. He has started and sold businesses, taken one company public, played instrumental roles in merger activities with public and private companies, and has been deeply involved in strategic business development and capital formation activities for both corporations and small businesses.

Al founded two separate consulting firms providing channel development support to technology companies internationally and a second providing business development and capital formation support to small to mid-sized businesses in the US. He founded two data communications companies and a telecommunications company, which was taken public. He was a key executive with a small start-up, backed with venture financing which merged with a public company.

Mr. Thomas spent nearly 19 years with the IBM Corporation, where he coordinated strategic planning activities for a billion dollar division; managed national sales operations for start-up division, growing revenues from several million to more than $650 million over a three year period; Served as national sales manager for a key IBM product line, and participated in numerous business development activities.

Married for more than 40 years, with two daughters, he has resided in Atlanta since 1981. Al has a degree in marketing from the University of Arizona and has completed post graduate courses in management and finance at Wharton, and Harvard. In his spare time he enjoys flying, fly fishing and golfing.

email: al.thomas@allegiant-inc.com

phone: (770) 329-2429

 David A Frye
Senior Consultant

David has over thirty years of senior executive management experience in wireline and wireless telecommunications and business development for domestic and international companies: Nortel – Vice President US and Latin America, TRW\Vidar – Startup team executive, NovAtel Inc. – Vice President and COO USA and Latin Market for cellular communications, Memotec Inc. – Vice President for data equipment for USA and Latin American, Control Devices, Inc. – Vice President – energy management and Celpage Inc., Founder/Vice President Caribbean, Central and South American markets.

David currently or has served on the boards and/or advisor to: WireFree Partners LLC – Cellular license holder USA, Sunlit Surf – WV Internet services, Optivon Inc – VoIP company, Albrook Export Processing Zone Company – Panama, IOBlast, Inc – 5th generation software for high speed batch computing, Panama Development Corp, – energy, chemicals, communications and financial services, Panama Teledata, Inc – communications carrier and Los Mangos resort D.R…

Is a graduate of DeVry University, graduate studies at Penn State University, Emory University, and continuing education with the A.M.A. David is a member of the Atlanta Telecommunications Professionals, FBI Citizens Academy and FBI InfraGard – a United States government infrastructure, law and security association…

email: dafrye@dfaco.com

phone: (770) 394-7944

Kevin J. Bennett, CPA
Senior Consultant

Kevin has over 18 years experience in financial management with various companies in the high technology, telecommunications and health care industries. Mr. Bennett’s experience has included both publicly traded and privately held companies where he has been involved in all facets of financial management. He possesses significant expertise in cash management, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting. Additionally, He has worked extensively in the design and implementation of financial and reporting systems in multi-location and international environments. Mr. Bennett began his career with Coopers and Lybrand, one of the Big 6 accounting firms. In recent years he has focused primarily on providing financial services to emerging businesses.

email: kbennett@allegiant-inc.com

phone: (678) 640-7412

Jim Fox
Senior Consultant

Jim’s qulifications include more than 30 years of professional experience in corporate management and as a business owner. He has bought and sold several businesses has been involved in business brokerage and intermediary services for more than ten years.

email: j.fox@allegiant-inc.com

phone: (770) 656-8538

John McNeeley
Senior Consultant

John has more than 33 years experience in corporate management and independent ownership capacities. John’s experience includes recruiting and training more than 50 general managers of a national restaurant chain, organizing, managing and directing the analysis and construction of 9 separate businesses and brokering more than 130 business transactions. John has a keen understanding of business ownership, management and brokerage. He has owned or managed a total of sixteen businesses with average sales of $1.5 million and an average of 21% operating margins thoughout his career.

email: jmcnee1491@aol.com

phone: (404) 295-1532