Judge, 2005 Global Finals
Mr. Rakes is a General Partner and currently serves on the board of the BuildLinks, Inc., and is a board observer at Allconnect, Inc. and Mediaspan Group, Inc. Mr. Rakes also serves and the Fund’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing the day to day investment operations and financing of the General Partner and Management Company. Previously, Mr. Rakes was a Manager in Ernst & Young, LLP’s Financial Services Practice specializing in working with investment and insurance companies. While at Ernst & Young, Mr. Rakes worked with a number of public companies and supervised multiple securities offering engagements. Prior to being with Ernst & Young, Mr. Rakes was the Controller of NCM Capital, Inc., a diversified investment management firm with over $2.2 billion under management. Prior to working at NCM Capital, Inc., Mr. Rakes was a staff accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Rakes holds a B.A. in English and Television Production and a Masters in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.