Souli Intounas

The Grant Partners is excited to share LiftNet’s addition of Souli Intounas to their team, as Operations Leader. Souli will lead operations for the organization that installs and supports the LiftNet Elevator Management System.  He brings over 15 years’ experience as an operations leader, mostly recently working with Fagor Automation, one the world leaders in the machine-tool sector.

Hyperion Solutions connects trusted and respected brands to create the premier integrated provider of Systems & Components, Digital Solutions, and Technical Services for the Vertical Transportation industry. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the Hyperion family of brands includes Capital Electric Motor, Elevator Equipment Company (EECO), EMI Porta, Integrated Display Systems (LiftNet), McIntosh Industries, Standard Elevator Systems (Torin Drive North America), Texacone, Titan Machine, Vator Accessories, and ZZIPCO. Hyperion has manufacturing and distribution facilities in California, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. For more information, visit

Allie Carlson

Congratulations to Alli Carlson on her new role as Director of E-Commerce Analytics & Optimization with Unclaimed Baggage. Alli is a dynamic and results-oriented professional with a strong track record of contributing to the operational excellence of organizations such as Hodinkee and Eileen Fisher. She is known for leading multi-member teams and building product portfolios resulting in significant corporate growth.

Unclaimed Baggage is the only store in America that buys and sells lost luggage from airlines. They’re one of Alabama’s top shopping and tourist attractions, hosting nearly a million visitors each year. Unclaimed Baggage has thousands of items arriving in their store every day, you never know what you’ll find!

Congratulations to Alli and Unclaimed Baggage! We wish you continued success!

Jenae Jenkins

With over a decade of experience in sports business and nonprofit oversight, Jenae brings his dynamic and people-focused leadership to his new role with First Tee Metro Atlanta. Jenkins has been working with First Tee Metro Atlanta for over 10 years as their Director of Programming, leading and motivating teams and spearheading strategic corporate initiatives. Now assuming the role of Executive Director, Jenae’s steadfast commitment to the chapter’s mission invigorates its trajectory, steering First Tee Metro Atlanta toward its vision of attaining recognition as the preeminent youth development organization not only in metro-Atlanta but also beyond. His dedication will undoubtedly elevate the organization to new heights, continuing to leave a lasting impact on the lives of both teens and the communities it serves.

First Tee – Metro Atlanta is a youth development organization. Its mission is to positively impact the lives of Atlanta’s young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, they help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

Rajeev Kapur

Congratulations to Rajeev Kapur on his appointment as Chief Information Officer and member of the executive leadership team at Mativ, from all of us at The Grant Partners.

Kapur is a pioneer in leading analytical technologies, previously serving as Mativ’s interim CIO and VP of Digital & Business Transformation. He brings over 20 years of strategic leadership in analytical technologies, including big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, having held multiple leadership roles at Kimberly-Clark, Under Armor, Newell Brands, Nike, Inc., and Lucent Technologies.

Here’s to celebrating your accomplishments and embracing the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Cheering you on!

Andrew Elkind

In partnership with B&D Industrial, The Grant Partners announces Andrew Eklind as its new marketing leader.

Andrew is a proficient marketing leader with a fervor for steering brands, products, and services towards new horizons. He brings a comprehensive background in strategizing, implementing, and executing marketing plans with a tech-driven approach to attract and engage both existing and new clientele. Known for leadership, creativity, and a positive attitude, Andrew possesses the acumen to infuse innovation into B&D’s marketing strategies.

B&D Industrial currently operates over 30 facilities across the United States. They offer a wide range of services and product lines for industrial, commercial, and utility customers. Still a family-owned business, the company remains a stalwart of traditional values, indomitable work ethic and is a leading industrial solutions provider with a growing corporate footprint.

Sam Livers

The Grant Partners collaborates with gusto!, the rapidly growing Atlanta-based restaurant chain, to expand their leadership team, appointing Sam Livers as Controller.

With almost 20 years of financial leadership experience in the restaurant industry, Sam has a comprehensive background in financial management, reporting and analysis across multi-brand restaurants, most recently with Huddle House. Sam brings a strong skillset in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.

We extend our congratulations to Sam and the entire gusto! team on this exciting appointment. Best wishes for continued success from The Grant Partners!

Company joins prestigious list of brands to be honored on the Inc. 5000.

ATLANTA, August 15, 2023 – The Grant Partners, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, coming in at No. 1226 on their annual Inc. 5000 list. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. The Grant Partners joins the long list of recognizable brands that gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000., including Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many others.

“We are incredibly honored to be named as one of the country’s fastest growing companies by Inc. 5000,” said Ryan Grant, president and founder of The Grant Partners. “This recognition is really a testament to our incredible clients, who have entrusted us with recruiting their most important asset, their people. It also validates the hard work done by our amazing team, who work tirelessly every day to help our clients build their award-winning organizations.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

The Grant Partners, in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) board of directors, announces the appointment of Sam Davidson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A seasoned serial entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker, Davidson brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey to the organization with a strong emphasis on the importance of community. He succeeds NEC CEO Jane Allen, who led significant expansion of the non-profit’s reach, impact and revenue over the past three and a half years.

Davidson joins the NEC after co-founding Batch Gifts, a full-service corporate gift company that sources curated gifts from small businesses around the United States. Founded in 2013 by three friends as a subscription box service, Batch now sells its gifts online and via its corporate sales team. Davidson spearheaded the company’s rapid growth and strategic expansion before a successful acquisition by a private equity firm in 2022.

Davidson is a four-time entrepreneur with 17 years’ experience starting, growing, and exiting companies across three industries while overseeing sales, operations, and financial management. Throughout his career, Davidson has received numerous accolades, including being named a “Most Admired CEO” by the Nashville Business Journal on two occasions. He has been featured in reputable media outlets such as USA Today, NPR, Inc., and Southern Living, among others. Davidson’s insights and expertise have made him a sought-after speaker, addressing audiences at various events and conferences, where he shares his profound knowledge on community, leadership, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Davidson’s appointment as CEO follows an extensive search process led by EC Board Chair and Colliers Nashville CEO Janet Miller and an eight-member board search committee. “We are thrilled to welcome Sam Davidson as our new CEO,” said Janet Miller. “His exceptional track record that spans leading companies through every stage of business, combined with his resolute belief in the power of collaboration within the entrepreneur community, make him the ideal leader to take the EC to the next level.”

“The NEC’s mission is central to my core beliefs,” said Sam Davidson. ”It’s a privilege to serve as the new CEO and I’m excited to work with the board, the team and community to build on the organization’s legacy of supporting and celebrating the entrepreneurial community in Nashville. I’m committed to cultivate the city’s entrepreneurial spirit, help the next generation bring more great ideas to market, scale their impact and take their companies – and the NEC–to new heights.”

NEC’s Vice Chair Robert A. Frist, Jr. shares, “Sam’s passion for empowering small businesses and his commitment to fostering a sense of community will strengthen the Center’s role in growing Nashville’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

Nashville EntrepreneurCenter (EC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The EC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the EC by following @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at

The Grant Partners is happy to share Mark Landry’s new role as Chief Human Resources Officer with Voltyx.

Mark, a highly experienced and accomplished human resources executive, has a track record of consistently delivering exceptional results in optimizing human capital and driving culture change in dynamic and complex environments with Fortune 150 and ASX 100 tier organizations. Most recently, he led HR for a rapidly growing financial services firm preparing for an IPO. Mark brings comprehensive HR expertise and a keen customer focus, with commercial and operating proficiency in start-up, acquisition and mature settings combined with global leadership experience to the role. A champion for engaged, diverse and inclusive workplace cultures, his industry experience spans engineering, construction, energy, infrastructure, and advanced manufacturing.

Voltyx (, a family of companies, is one of the largest and most skillful power industry workforces in North America. Its network of operating companies: EPS, NASS, NOMOS, EPST and TLS, ensure world-class service and solutions for all projects.

Jennie Zimmerman joins Kings III Emergency Communications as Vice President, Human Resources

With 15 years of HR leadership experience, Jennie joins the Kings III Emergency Communications team, bringing her expertise in fostering an employee-oriented, high-performance culture.  Her track record in strategic organizational structuring, program development, employee relations and HR best practices gained from executive roles at Omega Holdings and ACIS demonstrates her ability to align HR strategies with business objectives and deliver impactful results across departments and companies.

Founded in 1989, Kings III prides itself on providing class-leading, unmatched emergency communication services while delivering peace of mind to its customers.

Kings III monitors more than 80,000 emergency phones across the United States and Canada. Its service is fully integrated; not only engineering and manufacturing emergency phones but also providing one-stop-shop solutions that include installation, maintenance, and 24/7 monitoring.

Congratulations to Jennie and Kings III – we know your addition will contribute to the continued success of Kings III Emergency Communications.