Gardiner is a co-founder and a Managing Partner of TTV. He has more than 17 years of venture capital experience. In 2000 Gardiner founded TTV with Tom Smith. Gardiner was one of the first venture investors to recognize the transformative impact technology would begin having on the constitution and delivery of financial services. He has not only served as an active director, but also has direct operating and leadership experience in financial technology. Gardiner was one of the first to identify advances in alternative lending, transaction processing security, mobile point of sale and the use of blockchain technology. Gardiner earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. While at Emory, he was awarded the Art Dietz faculty award for excellence in finance, was the Chairman of the honor council and was recognized in 2004 with the Goizueta Business School’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. He is a member of the advisory board at the Goizueta Business School and also at the Emory Eye Center. He is also a member of the University of North Carolina Working Group on Entrepreneurship. In the past he was a member of the Economic Development Board of Georgia and the University of North Carolina Board of Visitors.