Jonathan F. Kent
Principal and Managing Director
Prior to establishing Conasauga Capital, Mr. Kent practiced corporate law for over 30 years with Miller & Martin PLLC. During his tenure at Miller & Martin, Mr. Kent advised private equity firms and company founders in acquisitions and divestitures of privately held companies. Additionally, Mr. Kent provided outside counsel services to private companies. He served as a key business advisor to clients throughout all phases of the corporate life cycle.
Mr. Kent served as the chairman of Miller & Martin’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice group.
Mr. Kent is a director of TE Properties, Inc., a family owned investment company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mr. Kent earned a BBA in accounting and a juris doctorate, both from the University of Georgia.
Scott Fletcher has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Textile Management Associates, Inc. (TMA) since 2006. TMA provides financial, accounting, human resources, information technology, logistics, sales, marketing, and other management consulting services to numerous operating companies primarily engaged in the carpet manufacturing and service business. As TMA’s COO, Mr. Fletcher is responsible for overseeing all of the services provided by TMA. Mr. Fletcher is also actively involved in all aspects of the acquisitions and divestitures undertaken by the operating companies to which TMA provides services.
From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Fletcher served as a senior vice president of Mohawk Industries where he was actively involved in a number of acquisition transactions as Mohawk expanded its operations in the floorcovering space.
In 1994, Mr. Fletcher co-founded American Weavers, a Calhoun based manufacturing business that manufactured and sold tufted, woven and knitted decorative throws, place mats, table runners and kitchen chair cushions as well as tufted accent and area rugs throughout the United States. American Weavers became a leading supplier to Kmart and Walmart and was named the Walmart vendor of the year in 1998. In 1996, Mr. Fletcher was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Georgia Entrepreneur of the Year. American Weavers was acquired by Mohawk in 1999.
Prior to founding American Weavers, Mr. Fletcher was the vice president of manufacturing for American Rug Craftsman which was sold to Mohawk in 1993.
Mr. Fletcher serves as the chairman of the board of First Bank of Dalton and is active in his community serving on the boards of various charities. He was inducted into both the Lenoir City High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Maryville College Sports Hall of Fame.
Mr. Fletcher earned a business degree from Maryville College.
Tommy Boggs has served as the Chief Financial Officer of TMA since 2003. As TMA’s CFO, Mr. Boggs is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting services provided by TMA. Mr. Boggs also provides oversight and consulting services in connection with acquisitions and divestitures undertaken by the operating companies to which TMA provides services.
Prior to joining TMA, Mr. Boggs served as a principal in the Dalton based accounting firm of Boggs, Coffey & Estes. Mr. Boggs is a certified public accountant (inactive) and has over 35 years of independent accounting experience, substantially all of which has been as an advisor to closely held businesses.
Mr. Boggs earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Georgia.
Krystal White Johnson
Director of Operations
Ms. Johnson has over 30 years of corporate paralegal experience and has also worked at River Associates Investments, LLC, a Chattanooga based private equity firm. As a Senior Corporate Paralegal at Miller & Martin for 22 years, Ms. Johnson provided support with lower middle market merger and acquisition transactions primarily in the $25 million to $100 million range, including management, organization and review of due diligence materials, and closing activities and processes. Ms. Johnson also assisted with the formation, maintenance, and restructuring of entities, as well as regulatory filing and compliance matters.
Ms. Johnson earned a BS in accounting and finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.