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Q&A: Keith Jasper, founder and president, Vsporto

Madison native Keith Jasper is founder and president of Vsporto, a start-up company focusing on team-specific, 24-hour online sports radio stations. Inspired by companies like Pandora, Vsporto launched in September 2011 and currently provides mobile apps for Bulldog Sports Radio and Rebel Sports Radio, which cover Mississippi State and Ole Miss football, respectively. Jasper got his start in online sports ...

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Q&A: Bill Rayburn, Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of FNC Inc.

Bill Rayburn is co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of FNC Inc., a Mississippi-grown mortgage technology company that delivered its first solution in early 1999. Under Rayburn’s leadership, the technology company invented and developed a residential real estate Collateral Management System (CMS) that revolutionized the mortgage industry. Rayburn initially tackled the responsibility of raising funds and establishing the banking ...

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Q&A: Richard Sun, Vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Best Tech Brands

Richard Sun is vice chairman and chief strategy officer of Best Tech Brands, maker of Synergyn fuel additive, the first fuel additive to actually increase gas mileage. A transplanted Jacksonian, Sun is the son of an Air Force officer who worked in missile development and grew up traveling. Sun earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton and master’s from New York ...

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Q&A: Ralph Smith, President of edaptIT.com

Long-time Mississippi resident Ralph Smith is president of Jackson-based edaptIT.com. To streamline his own online selling processes, Smith developed edaptIT software to better manage the backend aspects of selling online through multiple channels, such as eBay, Amazon and Buy.com. EdaptIT has four employees and is raising additional capital. He and wife Martha have three children. Q — What led you to ...

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Q&A: Ginger Whitwell , President and CEO, The Donor Tree

Ginger Whitwell is president and CEO of The Donor Tree, an online marketing tool targeted to political and nonprofit causes that integrates social media and e-mail and tracks donations raised. Whitwell has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Mississippi and University of Southern Mississippi, respectively, and has a background in fundraising. The Donor Tree operates from ...

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Q&A: Don Byington, Police Chief, Clinton Police Department

Don Byington became chief of the Clinton Police Department in 1985, and has worked for the department for a total of 40 years. Clinton has a population of approximately 26,000 and 45 police officers. Byington grew up in Byram and was active with the U.S. Air Force for three and half years during the Vietnam War. He has been involved ...

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