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Founders Talk: John A. Riley

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“What they didn’t emphasize in Grad School. My Golden Rules (I wish someone would have taught me when I started).”

Mr. Riley founded Legacy Fund in 2006 for the purpose of investing in privately held businesses and the development of commercial real estate projects. Mr. Riley founded ZeroChaos in 1999 and sold the company in 2005. ZeroChaos, with annual revenues exceeding 3 billion dollars, pioneered a new staffing model changing the way Fortune 200 companies source, manage and administer their contract labor workforce. The company provides services in 14 countries around the word.

Prior to ZeroChaos, Riley founded and held several positions in Transworld Services Group in Orlando, Florida. Over the course of 11 years, Transworld grew into one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in the Southeast with annual revenues of nearly $40 million. Transworld was the innovator of “insourcing” where they took day-to-day departmental control within a diverse Fortune 500 client base. The company was sold in 1996.

He serves on several boards of private and non-profit organizations including CNL Bank, Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and The Geneva School. Mr. Riley received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Rollins College in 1982 and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1984.

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