Rawls has over 20 years’ experience in investment management, corporate development, and operations in companies in a broad array of industries. As a principal at a private investment company, he serves as chairman and/or director of several privately held companies. He was a founder and director of business development of Capital IQ, which is now a division of Standard & Poors McGraw Hill. Prior to joining Capital IQ, Rawls served as director of corporate development for Armor Holdings, a security products and services company that was acquired by BAE Systems, Inc. Rawls graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English.