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Laure Hoffman

Associate Chair

In addition to being a positive and can-do person, Laure is a business and nonprofit executive with a track record of providing strategic vision and leadership for mission-critical growth, organizational performance and human resource excellence. She is an innovative, entrepreneurial leader who has worked with hundreds of high net worth individuals and business owners of all sizes, serving as a trusted advisor for many years.

Before joining The C12 Group, Laure especially enjoyed championing mission, vision and organizational messages to achieve business and nonprofit objectives and goals. Her prior experience in entrepreneurial, turnaround and growth stage environments have given her expertise in creating vision, long-range strategies and comprehensive plans for a variety of contexts such as retail environments, sales organizations and Kingdom investment (fundraising) teams. As a collaborative leader skilled in equipping, engaging and empowering teams of all varieties to create and implement initiatives that benefit the entire organization, she is recognized for her innovative approach to problem solving, exemplary work ethic and the ability to build collaborations between diverse groups.

Laure not only served more than 12 years as an executive director for pro-life pregnancy centers, but also worked as a field consultant for a national affiliation organization of more than 600 pro-life centers. In addition to running her own businesses, she initiated and completed a strategic turnaround for her family’s business, a manufacturer’s rep group in Denver, CO. She also worked at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the roles of director of development, capital campaign director and interim executive director of The UNCG Alumni Association.

More recently, Laure served as the Vice President, Kingdom Investment, for The Pocket Testament League, a 125-year old personal evangelism ministry that equips and mobilizes Christians to read, carry and share God’s Word, and as the Chief Development Officer for Haggai Institute, an international evangelism ministry that equips national leaders to share the Gospel more effectively in their marketplace/industry.

Laure grew up on Florida’s east coast and attended The University of Florida where she obtained a BSBA in Management. She later received her MBA from UNCG. Her interests include Bible study, reading classical Christian literature and helping others grow in their faith. She also has a passion for teaching God’s Word, practicing Christian hospitality and equipping business leaders for ministry, as well as serving others through mission trips and evangelism outreach activities.

She and her best friend and husband, Philip, live in Peachtree Corners, GA and have three grown children who are married to wonderful spouses: Ryan (Annie), Aaron (Jessi) and Caitlin (Andrew).

Troy Blackmon

VP of Field Operations

Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations and as the Managing Chair in Nashville, TN, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

Troy has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, for over 23 years, and has been blessed with 4 children, Sam, Joel, Maggie, and Abi. He enjoys golf, and competing in marathons, triathlons and trail races with his family.

Buck Jacobs

Founder

 

Buck is the Founder of The C12 Group, LLC and has written several books including I, Radical – A Light Shines Bright in Babylon – A Strategic Plan for Ministry, all available on amazon.com or in the C12 Group on line store www.c12group.com.

Buck’s earlier experiences include:

  • VP – Sales of the S.H. Mack Co. A founding member of FCCI (The Fellowship of Companies for Christ International)
  • Area Coordinator and National Training Director FCCI
  • CEO of The Executive Development Institute, with responsibility for 20 district offices, 50 sales trainers and 8,000 direct sales people.
  • President and Director of R.G. Haskins/N.A. Strand Corp., a manufacturer of specialty machine tools.

Buck currently lives in Demorest, Georgia, 85 miles northeast of Atlanta. He is happily married to Bonnie, has three lovely daughters, five “way above average” grandsons, and one very hugable granddaughter.

Ben Comerford

Chair

In addition to being a positive and can-do person, Laure is a business and nonprofit executive with a track record of providing strategic vision and leadership for mission-critical growth, organizational performance and human resource excellence. She is an innovative, entrepreneurial leader who has worked with hundreds of high net worth individuals and business owners of all sizes, serving as a trusted advisor for many years.

Before joining The C12 Group, Laure especially enjoyed championing mission, vision and organizational messages to achieve business and nonprofit objectives and goals. Her prior experience in entrepreneurial, turnaround and growth stage environments have given her expertise in creating vision, long-range strategies and comprehensive plans for a variety of contexts such as retail environments, sales organizations and Kingdom investment (fundraising) teams. As a collaborative leader skilled in equipping, engaging and empowering teams of all varieties to create and implement initiatives that benefit the entire organization, she is recognized for her innovative approach to problem solving, exemplary work ethic and the ability to build collaborations between diverse groups.

Laure not only served more than 12 years as an executive director for pro-life pregnancy centers, but also worked as a field consultant for a national affiliation organization of more than 600 pro-life centers. In addition to running her own businesses, she initiated and completed a strategic turnaround for her family’s business, a manufacturer’s rep group in Denver, CO. She also worked at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the roles of director of development, capital campaign director and interim executive director of The UNCG Alumni Association.

More recently, Laure served as the Vice President, Kingdom Investment, for The Pocket Testament League, a 125-year old personal evangelism ministry that equips and mobilizes Christians to read, carry and share God’s Word, and as the Chief Development Officer for Haggai Institute, an international evangelism ministry that equips national leaders to share the Gospel more effectively in their marketplace/industry.

Laure grew up on Florida’s east coast and attended The University of Florida where she obtained a BSBA in Management. She later received her MBA from UNCG. Her interests include Bible study, reading classical Christian literature and helping others grow in their faith. She also has a passion for teaching God’s Word, practicing Christian hospitality and equipping business leaders for ministry, as well as serving others through mission trips and evangelism outreach activities.

She and her best friend and husband, Philip, live in Peachtree Corners, GA and have three grown children who are married to wonderful spouses: Ryan (Annie), Aaron (Jessi) and Caitlin (Andrew).

Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations and as the Managing Chair in Nashville, TN, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

Troy has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, for over 23 years, and has been blessed with 4 children, Sam, Joel, Maggie, and Abi. He enjoys golf, and competing in marathons, triathlons and trail races with his family.

 

Buck is the Founder of The C12 Group, LLC and has written several books including I, Radical – A Light Shines Bright in Babylon – A Strategic Plan for Ministry, all available on amazon.com or in the C12 Group on line store www.c12group.com.

Buck’s earlier experiences include:

  • VP – Sales of the S.H. Mack Co. A founding member of FCCI (The Fellowship of Companies for Christ International)
  • Area Coordinator and National Training Director FCCI
  • CEO of The Executive Development Institute, with responsibility for 20 district offices, 50 sales trainers and 8,000 direct sales people.
  • President and Director of R.G. Haskins/N.A. Strand Corp., a manufacturer of specialty machine tools.

Buck currently lives in Demorest, Georgia, 85 miles northeast of Atlanta. He is happily married to Bonnie, has three lovely daughters, five “way above average” grandsons, and one very hugable granddaughter.

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C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

Newnan Group
Newnan Country Club

Chair:

Ben Comerford

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9AM - 4PM 2nd Thursday each month

Location:

Newnan Country Club
1356 Highway 29
North Newnan, GA 30263
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C12 Atlanta North
The Country Club of the South

Chair:

Troy Blackmon

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4:00 PM 3rd Wednesday each month

Location:

The Country Club of the South
4100 Old Alabama Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30022
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Atlanta North Key Players
Midland Station Coffee Company

Chair:

Laure Hoffman

Meeting Type:

Key Player Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4:00 PM 2nd Tuesday each month

Location:

Midland Station Coffee Company
109 Green St NE
Gainsville, GA 30501
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C12 Atlanta Northeast
Midland Station Coffee Company

Chair:

Buck Jacobs

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4:00 PM 2nd Wednesday each month

Location:

Midland Station Coffee Company
109 Green St NE
Gainsville, GA 30501
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