Byron Gatewood:  Managing Director

Byron enlisted in the National Guard to help after high school. He then studied physics and history at Louisiana State University, and upon graduation earned a commission in the US Army. Byron married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, and the two of them built a family, one duty station at a time both domestically and abroad. Byron went on to earn a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. After a lengthy tour in Europe, Byron transitioned from active duty to the Army Reserve before earning his MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining Ventures ATL, Byron worked in investment banking at SunTrust (now “Truist”) focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Byron brings a high level of technical, operational, and leadership experience to the Ventures ATL team. He has three children, including a son on the autism spectrum, and lives with his family in Metro-Atlanta.