Zac Stafford joined as a board member in 2016 but has been an active investor since inception. He is a proud graduate of The University of Georgia and holds a BBA in International Business with a minor in Spanish. During his time in Athens, Zac studied abroad in Spain, sold books door to door with The Southwestern Company, and was heavily involved on campus.
In returning from school, Zac embarked on his sales career at Paychex, Inc. where he assisted small business owners with payroll and HR solutions to help entrepreneurs build a foundation for their business. This is where Josh and Zac rekindled their friendship and working partnership. After that stint, he was promoted to lead the Southeast team where he helped teach and train account executives for the next few years in ways to help small businesses all over Georgia. He was involved in assisting over 8,000 small businesses in his time at Paychex.
Zac is also an entrepreneur and was successful in building a small real estate company in SV Investments out of Smyrna, Georgia.
In 2011, Zac found a growing Silicon Valley startup in Workday. They had 200 customers and the backing of many of the top investors and PE firms in the world. Zac accepted an account executive positon and found success for the next two years. There he assisted larger organizations with finance/human resource solutions (ERP) all over the Southeast. The organization went public and has experienced major growth over the past six years. From there, he was promoted to lead the Southeast team where he currently manages a large team located in Atlanta.
From a business leadership perspective, Zac focuses three principals for success.
Focus on his employees first as they are the cornerstone of any business.
Empower all around to live life in a gratuitous fashion as the ripple effects of thanks can completely alter the world for good.
Control the controllables as there are very few things in life that we are in control of; however, those that are like attitude, work ethic, and our reactions can make the person.
Zac is married to his wife Amy of nine years and he has a son (6) in Barron and a feisty daughter (5) in Finley Mae. They own a small farm in Milton, Georgia where they are involved in church, community, and philanthropies. When not working, Zac enjoys travel, outdoors, and gardening.