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Tarby Bryant

Chairman & CEO—Sweetwater Capital Corporation, Merchant banking, Finance and Capital Sourcing


Awards and Recognition

  • Leadership Atlanta

  • Leadership Georgia

  • Outstanding Young Men in Georgia

  • Five Outstanding Young Men in Atlanta (FOYM)

Current Leadership Role
  • Sweetwater Capital Corporation, Apison TN

  • Providing executive level leadership with full accountability for the operation aspects of a private Merchant Banking & Equity Capital Company, offering finance, valuation & seed capital to Entrepreneurs. Founder of The Gathering of Angels across the United States. Since 1996, finding difficult seed and early-stage capital for over 433+ young start-up companies from $20k to $12.5M. 


  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, MBA Finance 3.8 GPA Beta Gamma Sigma

  • Davidson College, Davidson, NC, BA Economics  

  • The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia     

Current Leadership Role
  • Sweetwater Capital Corporation, Apison TN

  • US Army Intelligence Officer, First Lieutenant, Combat service in Saigon & Tay Ninh, Vietnam

  • Past Board Member of Global Automobile Clubs in Geneva

  • Financed, acquired or repositioned 8 hotels from 19-500 rooms

  • Past Chairman Community Relations Commission in Atlanta

  • Past President of 300-man Atlanta Jaycees / Host of National Jaycee Convention with 16,000 Jaycees in Atlanta-1972

  • Past Founding Board Member Emory Business School, Atlanta

  • Former Board Member United World College Las Vegas, NM

  • Proud Active Rotarian for 45 Years

  • Past President Rotary Club of Santa Fe, NM

  • Co-Chair of Finance Committee for Maynard H Jackson for Atlanta Mayor -1973

  • Past Board of Directors of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

  • Former President of American Automobile Touring Alliance

Earlier Career

  • Sweetwater Capital Corporation, Apison TN​​

  • Ackerman Atlanta Real Estate – President Commercial Division-18 agents and associate brokers

  • College of Santa Fe / University of Phoenix / University of New Mexico at MBA Level

  • Senior Adjunct Professor of Corporate & Entrepreneurial Finance, Ethics and Corporate Valuations  

  • Atlanta Economic Development Corp. (Invest Atlanta today)

  • President & CEO with Mayor Andrew Young as Chairman

  • Led 501c3 City Agency to self-sufficiency and net profit of $1.6M after expenses and cut off City support.

  • National Automobile Association, Inc. Chairman of Board and CEO

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