CADIZ CAPITAL TEAM
William H. Ellison
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ellison leads a team of seasoned professionals who have over 150 years of experience in investment banking, international finance and consulting, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, and business/land development. Ellison has a history of deal-making. In 2003, Bissell Hills Shopping Center was purchased from Walpert Properties. Mr. Ellison has participated in a $700 million proposal to acquire Stationary Products from the Gillette Company with the support of DLJ. Ellison has also bought and sold nine companies and has been instrumental in the acquisition of numerous others, including Atapco Office Products (renamed Eagle OPG), a $300 million company. Mr. Ellison was Founder and President for Trico, a manufacturer of office products, staples, and paper clips produced for the Federal Government and for Swingline; President and CEO for Brands Manufacturing; and owner of corporations including Skem Manufacturing. The most recent endeavor of Cadiz was its participation with two other financial sponsors in a bid to acquire a Proctor & Gamble divestiture for $3.1 billion. Ellison is a former Executive Board Member of the Hartsville, SC Chamber of Commerce, and Board Member of the Regional Private Industry Council.
William H. Ellison, III
President, Strategic Business Development
Mr. Ellison is a dynamic executive with expertise in P&L, corporate strategy, business development, and IT management. Ellison has a solid background in solution sales, strategic relationship building, project and operations leadership, and technical due diligence. Mr. Ellison served as National Account Manager for JBE Incorporated, a world-class provider of complex and highly technical sub/final assembly manufacturing solutions, and global supply chain management solutions. Prior to joining JBE, Ellison served as President for Superior Staffing Solutions, an IT recruiting firm based in Princeton, NJ. In this role, Mr. Ellison forged senior level relationships with IBM, Dell, Compaq, Burger King, UPS, WebMD, Amazon, and MCI. Ellison also served as Director of Information Technology for Lot 21, a boutique advertising agency, with responsibilities for the New York and San Francisco offices. Mr. Ellison was also Director of Information Technology for APL Digital, an IPG subsidiary. Ellison is a MCSE, MCT, and has a Green Belt in Six Sigma.
C. Douglas Dixon
Mr. Dixon is a seasoned business attorney with significant experience in the areas of general corporate matters and negotiations of business transactions including joint ventures, agreements related to the acquisition and disposition of corporate assets, and the sale and leasing of commercial and residential
real estate properties, from multiple dwellings to cooperatives, condominiums, and office buildings.
Dixon served as Corporate Counsel for a large national law firm and for over 30 years he was General Counsel and Secretary to the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., where he recently received that organizations prestigious service award. Mr. Dixon also served as Corporate Counsel with Sterling Drug, Inc., a subsidiary of the Eastman Kodak Company. As a successful real estate developer,
Dixon held the position of General Counsel and Principal in Hillside Development Corp., and
Hillside Realty & Management Corporation. Mr. Dixon is Chairman of the Arthur S. Dixon Family Foundation, and a Principal in Medx Global Healthcare Solutions, a medical supply company. Dixon is a graduate
of the University of Cincinnati and obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Flowers represents the firm in general corporate, finance, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, procurement, and various other transactional matters. Flowers’ has an extensive background representing both private and public sector clients related to implementation and administration of supplier diversity mandates. Mr. Flowers has served as Special Counsel to major law firms, accounting firms, and many corporations involving M/WBE, DBE, SDB, and 8a contract compliance and certification matters. Mr. Flowers’ background includes serving as Outside Counsel, to the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council; Director, New York State Department of Transportation’s Minority and Disadvantaged Business Program; Bureau Chief, Real Property Bureau, New York State Attorney General’s Office; and Director of Real Estate, City of Buffalo, NY.
St. Louis, MO . Charlotte, NC . New York, NY