Bio – Chip DeMoss
HAROLD R. (“CHIP”) DeMOSS, III, Managing Director – Tanglewood Capital Partners, LLC
Chip DeMoss is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Compact for America, Inc. He is a both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a long-time member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently a Managing Director at Tanglewood Capital Partners, LLC, a Houston-based firm specializing in linking growing businesses in the energy-sector with debt and equity investors. Chip is a Registered FINRA Broker, a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and a designated Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a masters degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Chip began his career in the audit assurance and business consulting segments in the Houston office of the firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). PWC is now the world’s largest professional services firm and the largest of the “Big Four” accountancy firms. While at PWC, Chip specialized in assisting clients in the real estate and energy sectors.
Chip left PWC after 5 years to assume the controllership position for a masterplan community land developer in Central Florida. After obtaining his masters degree in Real Estate Development from MIT, Chip spent the next 15 years working for land development firms in California and Texas, where he developed a reputation for being able to plan and execute complex multi-year and multi-phase real estate master-planned developments. This means he was involved in project management on a daily basis with: city planners, development attorneys and council members dealing with planning and zoning issues; state legislators and legislative attorneys in developing project-specific and state-wide land use regulations; community interest groups who either supported or opposed the planned development; debt and equity investors who provided project funding; and architects and engineers who designed and constructed the projects.
And more recently, Chip has utilized his project management skills to assist start-ups and young growing businesses in navigating the extremely difficult area of obtaining growth capital. Back to summary bios…