Feeding Young Entrepreneurial Minds & Businesses Plans Entrepreneurs come to the Shrimp Tank to compete for funding to grow their dreams.
L to R Co-Host Ted Jenkin, Tom DiGregorio and Co-Host Chris Hanks
Tom DiGregorio is President and Owner of AquaGuard Basement Systems, Tom has strived to raise his customers expectations of residential contractors by developing and running his business with his slogan “A Service Company with Integrity, A Contractor who Cares” as his guide.
As President and Owner of AquaGuard Basement Systems, Tom has strived to raise his customers expectations of residential contractors by developing and running his business with his slogan “A Service Company with Integrity, A Contractor who Cares” as his guide.
With over 21 years in residential home services, Tom has an extensive understanding of the residential basement waterproofing industry and foundation repair. He brings a focused and intelligent approach to each job and is a true waterproofing and foundation repair expert. Tom achieved his certifications from premiere organizations including The National Association of Waterproofing & Structural Repair Contractors, The Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractors Network and Foundation SupportWorks International.
Ted Jenkin/Oxygen Financial
(Co – Host)
Ted Jenkin has spent the past 22 years giving personal financial advice to thousands of people across the United States. After graduating from Boston College in 1991, Ted spent more than 16 years working for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise Financial. He was one of the youngest people in the history of the company to reach both Field Vice President and Group Vice President level. He managed more than 800 financial advisors throughout 8 states in his last position with the company. He won the premier performer award, leader of the year award, and had the number one office in the country for more than two years in a row. In 2008, Ted founded oXYGen Financial to help revolutionize the financial services industry by creating a new company that focused on serving the X and Y Generation. oXYGen Financial now has more than 1,700 clients throughout 25 states across the country. Ted has been featured in over 25 magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and The Huffington Post. He has six advanced designations from the College for Financial Planning (CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®) and is an on air radio personality featured on the popular drive time Atlanta radio show The Rock 100.5 Morning Show on Rock 100.5 FM. Ted lives in Milton, GA with his wife Genna and three kids Olivia, Lyla, and Louden.
Chris Hanks/ KSU EC
(Co – Host)
Christopher C. Hanks is the founder and executive director of the KSUEntrepreneurship Center. Prior to this, Hanks was the founder and director of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures. He is also the co-author of a best-selling book on low risk entrepreneurship.
Hanks leads the International Entrepreneurship Institute and is certified in business valuation, providing expert witness testimony. Before teaching at UGA, Hanks taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University and assisted in leading the Russell Center for Entrepreneurship. He earned a BBA from University of Georgia and an MBA from San Jose State University. Before launching his first business, Hanks held corporate risk management positions in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries.