Cole is a founding partner of Integrity Growth Capital, a Southwest Virginia private investment group seeking equity positions in lower middle market companies. During his ten years as a venture capitalist he founded and led for two years a company that was later listed on NASDAQ. Next, he and a partner established a 70 person consulting firm providing due diligence to private equity firms. Prior to Integrity, he and two partners bought and turned around a manufacturing company achieving record sales and profits. During the turnaround Cole led all operations completely redesigning processes, procedures, tools and training for manufacturing, inventory and scheduling. He has a Finance degree from Iowa State, Masters of Engineering from Texas A&M and executive education from Duke and Harvard.