John Hull Dobbs, Jr.
John Hull Dobbs, Jr. is the founder and President of Dobbs Equity Partners, LLC. Mr. Dobbs has been involved in business since he was 12 years old and working in his family´s automobile dealerships. At 17, he was selling cars on the lot. He has worked in all the Dobbs businesses at one time or another in various capacities, which gives him varied experience across a range of industries. Mr. Dobbs worked in and was President of the Dobbs family private equity firm for twelve years. During this time, he oversaw all the family businesses and was instrumental in starting or acquiring businesses ranging from health maintenance organizations (HMO´s), money management firms, hospitals, dental clinics, auto parts distributors and many other businesses.
Mr. Dobbs holds a Bachelors Degree from Duke University and MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Rick Greene is Executive Vice President of Dobbs Equity Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Dobbs, Greene was an executive with Delta and Pine Land Company (D&PL), a NYSE-traded company operating in the agricultural biotechnology industry. D&PL was sold to Monsanto Company in 2007. Mr. Greene served in a variety of roles with D&PL including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President- International Business and Senior Vice President-Corporate Development. As head of Corporate Development, Mr. Greene oversaw all business development and strategic planning activities of the company including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and business expansion. Mr. Greene has been involved in dozens of business combinations, acquisitions, divestitures, joint-ventures and similar transactions.
Mr. Greene is a Summa cum laude graduate of Christian Brothers University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
John Pettey, IV is Executive Vice President of Dobbs Equity Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Dobbs, Pettey’s career has spanned the private equity, hedge fund and wealth management industries at some of the most respected institutions in the financial services industry, including The Blackstone Group; Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst; Polygon Investments, Logos Capital Management, and Raymond James. Mr. Pettey graduated with a BA in economics from Amherst College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and attended Worcester College, Oxford University. Mr. Pettey holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter.