Sam Reeves, Founding Partner of Dunavant Enterprises Inc. | #70

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Sam Reeves is a legendary business leader and investor. He is the founding Partner of Dunavant Enterprises, one of the largest cotton merchants in the world. Under his leadership, Dunavant became one of the first international commodity companies to trade in China. In addition to building his company into one of the world’s largest privately held companies, Mr. Reeves served as the chairman of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a highly acclaimed amateur golfer.
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Mr. Reeves has been involved in leadership and board roles in a variety of publicly traded corporations, privately held companies as well as academic, healthcare, environmental, and philanthropic entities. They include Duquesne Capital Management, University of North Carolina, American Cotton Shippers Association, Morgan Stanley, Salvation Army and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, to name just a few.

Mr. Reeves continues to be an active golfer, having previously qualified for the USGA Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championships. He has played in many state amateurs and numerous club tournaments. He also has played in many AT&T’s and Champion Tour events at Pebble Beach and several Dunhill’s.

Sam is also the owner of Pinnacle Trading, LLC — a family office company he founded in 1995, which functions as a private investment and international trading company.

He is married to Betsy and together they have four daughters, four sons-in-laws and twelve grandchildren.

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