SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Public/Private Partnerships
- Complex Legal and
- Federal and State Tax Credits
and Grant Programs
- Tax Exempt and Taxable Bonds and
Certificates of Participation
- Institutional Debt and
- Venture Capital and Private
- Investor Downside Protection
- Operational Efficiency
- Community Transformation
To deliver superior value to stakeholders in developing transformative real estate projects and investing in high-growth potential middle market companies.
We create a positive societal impact by developing transformative projects and helping high growth lower middle market companies achieve their full potential.
Founder and Managing Principal
John Hand co-founded Iron Bridge Capital in 2001 in Atlanta, GA with a focus on real estate investments in the Southeast. Prior to starting Iron Bridge,
Mr. Hand worked in various roles with companies in the technology/real estate arena in Atlanta and San Francisco. Prior to that, he worked as an associate in acquisitions for Westbrook Partners in New York, a multi-billion dollar real estate opportunity fund. Mr. Hand started his career with the commercial real estate group of King and Spalding in Atlanta.
Mr. Hand holds a JD/MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Business Administration from U.N.C. Chapel Hill where he graduated with distinction. Mr. Hand serves or has served on the Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors, and the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.
During the past 25 years, Martin Willoughby has been an equal-parts business advisor, attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential. He has been recognized for his professional contributions by a number of publications, including the Mississippi Business Journal (Top 10 Leadership in the Law and Top 40 Under 40) and Metro Business Chronicle (Top 40 Under 45).
Martin is an accomplished professional who has owned and operated successful businesses over the years, including a law firm, Willoughby Law Group, PLLC. He has strategically advised companies as in-house counsel and effectively represented clients ranging from individuals to publicly traded entities.
Martin is an accomplished public speaker and author, frequently sharing his expertise on a variety of topics, including leadership, faith and entrepreneurship. His books include Unlock the Growth Potential of Your Organization (High Impact Publishing 2015), Intentional Faith (Main Street Press 2014), and Zoom Entrepreneur (Barringer Publishing 2011), and he has been a regular columnist in the Mississippi Business Journal, Mississippi Christian Living, and Pointe Innovation.
Martin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Millsaps College and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi College School of law. He has also received advanced entrepreneurial training with FastTrac, an affiliate of the internationally recognized Kauffman Foundation.