Board of Advisors



Defender Capital is guided by a Board of Advisors that we like to refer to as the “Board of Wisdom.”

The Board consists of experts in their fields who graciously contribute their time, energy, knowledge and experience to moving Defender forward. Like the acronym BOW implies, Defender is directed to navigate the waters of continual improvement.

The Class of 2019

Dale Adams

Chief Executive Officer
Omnicom Group/DAS

Chip Andrews

Former Chairman & CEO
FMI Corporation

Lisa DeCarlo

Chief Operating Officer
Wells Fargo

Bambi Francisco


Art Gallagher

Former President
Johnson & Wales University

Rodney C. Pitts

Southern Elevator Group, Inc.

John Rice

Retired Vice Chairman
Archer Daniels Midland

Patrick Walsh

Avista Pharma

Robert G. Woodward

Retired Partner
King & Spalding


National Law Firm



Board of Advisors Emeritus

We would like to recognize those who have previously served on our Board of Advisors.

Jason D. Evans


Timothy Peaden

Retired Partner
National Law Firm

Donald P. Ubell

Parker Poe

Thomas Zielinski

EVP & General Counsel
Anthem, Inc.


Important Disclosures:

It is not known whether the listed clients approve of Defender Capital or the advisory services provided. Each client is, however, qualified based on experience, the recommendation of peers, understanding of business and global vision.

*This law firm has restrictions on the use of their name as well as that of their employees.