President and founder, Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.
He founded the company to help corporations connect with their investor audiences, and has applied his three decades of communication and investor relations experience to do just that. In 2003 he created forums bringing together CEOs and CFOs with professional investors. From the first INVESTKentucky in 2004, conferences have been held successfully in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida.
As an investor relations counselor, he developed communications programs that have enhanced shareholder value for a diverse client base. Notable regional clients have included Vectren/SIGCORP, Dollar General Corporation, PNC Bank and Genlyte Group. He has developed and implemented numerous public relations programs.
In 2013 he was one of the founding board members of the Real Estate Venture Exchange, a group linking real estate investors and developers. He serves as administrator and communications chair for the Louisville chapter of Financial Executives International, administrator (and founding board member) for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Kentucky chapter, and served as a director of the Louisville Venture Club, now known as Venture Connectors.
The first chapter of Terry’s communications career began in the newspaper business. His reporting excellence at The Knoxville Journal was recognized by the Knoxville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Tennessee Press Association, While in Knoxville he served as a regional correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and contributed to USA Today. He covered insurance and energy for the business desk at the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press.
While overseas, he worked in London, England, with Capital MS&L, an international IR firm, and was a frequent contributor to the U.S. and international editions of Investor Relations Magazine.
A Louisville native, Terry earned an M.B.A. in marketing (and a concentration in finance) from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky.
Based in Tokyo, Jiro Hashimoto brings hard-earned experience gained over three decades as the lead corporate recruiter and economic development representative for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
During a career that kept him in contact with scores of Japanese companies, his crowning achievement was Toyota Motor Corporation’s decision to build its first independent U.S. manufacturing and assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky. His goal is to bring value to U.S. entities that may not have dedicated overseas staff to represent their interests.
A 1964 graduate of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Jiro earned a BA in international relations. After a 19-year career, he was became Kentucky’s chief representative for Far East economic development. Today, Hashimoto is working on his second book of English idioms for Japanese speakers.
Steven A. Spalding
Senior Consultant; Principal of Point A Consulting
Steven Spalding is the Principal of Point A Consulting and a Senior Consultant to Mozaic. His 30 years of experience includes leadership roles in developing research parks and technology incubators; as well as strategic and physical planning initiatives for universities, chambers of commerce and local governments. He has undertaken engagements across the country in partnership with leading consultancies in fields related to technology-based economic development.
From 1997 to 2007, Spalding was President & CEO of the Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation (LMCDC), an entity founded to grow the region’s life science cluster. He oversaw initial development of the five city-block research park. He also founded a sister business accelerator — MetaCyte Business Lab LLC — to provide management services to research faculty, clinicians and entrepreneurs that were involved in life science start-ups.
Previously, as a senior executive at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Spalding led two highly acclaimed strategic planning efforts credited with transforming Louisville from a manufacturing town into a “hot spot” of the New Economy, by intensively focusing on its healthcare/life science and distribution/logistics clusters; and by building the community’s entrepreneurial infrastructure.
Mr. Spalding began his professional career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was co-author of The City of Philadelphia: An Urban Strategy, a strategic plan to coordinate the community’s federally-funded investments. He obtained a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Geography from Antioch College. Spalding, who speaks conversational French, is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.