Mr. Muir is a founder and Partner of Fulcrum Equity Partners, Inc. Alston Gardner and Jeff launched Fulcrum Ventures, an independent equity sponsor, in 2000 and Chatham Capital in 2001, where Jeff served as Managing Partner through 2006. He has more than 25 years of investment, operational, and professional experience and has led over 100 major transactions including mergers, acquisitions, financings, private equity investments and offerings, both public and private.
Prior to forming Fulcrum, Mr. Muir was Chief Operating Officer for OnTarget, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training to large sales organizations worldwide, including HP, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens, Deutsche Telecom, Nortel and BellSouth. He led the highly successful exit strategy for the owners, resulting in a merger with Siebel Systems in December 1999.
Prior to OnTarget, Mr. Muir was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance practice of KPMG. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, growth and financing strategies, private placement of debt and equity, strategic planning and operational management. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Muir co-founded Pinnacle Associates, Inc., a physician management firm that merged with PhyMatrix, Inc. just prior to its initial public offering. He has also held senior executive positions with a publicly traded health care company, T2 Medical, and a computer software firm, Information Systems of America. He began his career as an attorney with the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird.
Mr. Muir was an organizer and former director of North Atlanta National Bank and currently serves on the Boards of seven companies, including Red Bag Solutions, Enduracare, and CarePlus. He is on the Board of the Southern Capital Forum and a member of the Southeast Investor Group, Association for Corporate Growth, and Society of International Business Fellows. He also serves on the investment committee for two Atlanta endowments. Mr. Muir holds a B.A. and law degree from the University of Georgia, both with honors. Prior to law school, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour in the Middle East.