Board of Advisors


David D. Hale – Chief Executive Officer / President


Mr. Hale was named president and CEO of Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel (TTI-FSS), globally recognized specialists in steel fabrication and erection, in 2013. He began his career at the company in 1984, when he joined as a shop fabricator.

Over the course of three decades, he rose through the TTI-FSS ranks holding positions as accountant, accounting manager, general manager and vice president. Mr. Hale holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of South Florida.




Mr. Reed has been a vice president at Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel (TTI-FSS) since 1976. Earlier he was vice president and general manager of Stamford, Connecticut-based Triangle Corporation, manufacturers of industrial and consumer hand tools.

After serving as chief engineer as a U.S. Navy lieutenant aboard the USS D.H. Fox for four years, Mr. Reed began his business career as a manufacturing manager at Torrington Company, makers of industrial bearings in Torrington, Connecticut. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master’s degree in science management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


ALFRED SCHIFF – Member, Board of Advisors


Mr. Schiff has more than 35 years of operating and corporate development experience. Early in his career, he was a key Reliance Electric executive with responsibilities in engineering, marketing and general management in the motors, electrical drives and industrial controls business. When Reliance acquired Toledo Scale Company, he headed the worldwide operations as group executive of Toledo Scale. Mr. Schiff then moved to Gilbarco Inc. as COO and executive vice president.

He later began private investment firm Schiff & Associates, where he is president, and serves as director of Autotech Corporation; Bison Gear & Engineering Co.; Saftroinics, Inc.; Motor Magnetics Inc; Sarninco, Inc.; Kenakore Solutions, Inc.; and Sensor Systems, Inc. He serves on the boards of trustees of Kendal Corp. and TV station WEDU, is a board member and past chairman of the Foundation Board of the Tampa Museum of Science & Industry and is a retired trustee of Guilford College. Mr. Schiff earned his engineering physics degree from the University of Rochester. He is currently chair of the USF College of Engineering Advisory Board and a member of the USF Foundation Board.


DAVID H. REED – Member, Board of Advisors


David Reed is founder and principal of Shepard Capital Partners and a co-founder of Dominion Capital Group, and is currently investing and managing junior capital investments for the firms. Mr. Reed completed the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management in 2002, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. Prior to Sloan, he was involved in three successful start-ups in the business services/consulting field.

After receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Emory University in 1987, Mr. Reed spent three years as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Tampa. He then began working in the executive recruitment and human resource consulting field, ultimately founding Catalina Human Resources, Inc. Over seven years as CEO, he grew the company to be a high quality provider of personnel consulting services in the Tampa Bay and Atlanta metro areas, before he sold the business in 1998. Mr. Reed also served as the Director of Finance and CFO, respectively, on the founding teams of Hal-tec, Inc. and Rapid Wave, Inc. Hal-tec is a Tampa-based provider of CAD mapping and engineering services with offices throughout the United States, and Rapid Wave an Atlanta-based provider of high-end web services.

Mr. Reed currently serves as president of The Sustany Foundation and on the boards of Voices for Children of Hillsborough County, Bankers Financial Corporation, and The TTI Companies, among others. In addition, he is a member of the Florida Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, the Association for Corporate Growth, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Sloan Fellows Program at MIT, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida (inactive status).