President, Pond & Company
Mr. Pond serves as President of Pond Capital LLC, an investment company specializing in mezzanine lending and real estate development. Prior to establishing this company, Pond served as CEO and President of Pond & Company, a multi-discipline architecture, engineering and construction management firm headquartered in Metro Atlanta. Under his leadership, Pond was consistently ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 25 engineering firms in Metro Atlanta; and by Engineering News Record in the Top 500 nationally.
After college, Mr. Pond served in the US Army (Captain), then worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation, and Paul E. Lee Consulting Engineers before joining Pond & Company (formerly Armour & Cape).
Mr. Pond has over 42 years of experience in management and engineering for a variety of projects in the government and private sectors. In his career, he has been instrumental in the development of facilities for Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MARTA, the 1996 Olympics Rowing & Canoeing Venue and numerous Federal, State and Corporate clients nationwide.
Mr. Pond currently serves on the MARTA and Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Board of Directors. He has previously served on the Boards for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; four community banks, the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals for the City of Sandy Springs; and on the Advisory Board for Trust for Public Land. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.
Mr. Pond has been active in many professional organizations, including serving as past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. He was recently recognized by the Georgia Engineering Alliance with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to his profession and community.
Mr. Pond has participated in numerous community activities. He spearheaded fund raising campaigns inside his firm during the last 5 years for the Wounded Warrior Project raising over $400,000 to help support our military service members. He has been active in United Way, Heart Association, and Buckhead Baseball (both a board member and community coach). He and his wife Kathi live in Sandy Springs, and have three sons.
Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute
Masters of Engineering, University of Virginia
Professional Engineer in Ga and Va
Registered Land Surveyor in Ga