Thomas E. Cox    Operating Advisor

Mr. Cox is currently President of EventShops a Division of G&G Outfitters.   G&G is a Corporate Identity and Marketing Services firm specializing in logoed merchandising solutions, ecommerce and web store development.  Prior to this Mr. Cox served as President of SureShip a fulfillment, logoed merchandise and ecommerce provider.  Before this Mr. Cox served as President of USPT GEAR a provider of branded military apparel.  In 1991 Mr. Cox acquired Soho Natural Soda from Joseph E. Seagram & Sons along with a Northern Virginia based Investment Company.   Over four years he tripled the size of the company and spun off two brand groups to private investors and a publically traded Pharmaceutical Company.  In the years leading up to this Mr. Cox held several Senior Marketing, Branding and Product Development positions at InterNutria, Vie de France Corporation, Chiquita Brands, Cadbury Schweppes, Pepsi-Cola and International Playtex.    Mr. Cox consults regularly with Investment Companies purchasing or re-engineering branded products.   He sits on the Board of Directors of Iraq and Back a Wounded Veteran Enterprise.  He holds a BA from Hobart College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  He has served as an Ambassador and Alumni Interviewer for candidates to the Columbia Business School continuously since 1988.