Our Team



Hunter Pugh
Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC
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Hunter Pugh

Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC

Hunter Pugh grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from Furman Univ. He has been a private wealth advisor at Ronald Blue & Co. for over 30 years and started the Charlotte office 25 years ago. He enjoys serving clients and leading the Charlotte private wealth team of Ronald Blue Trust as they encourage their clients to be better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to them.

Katherine and Hunter have been married for 33 years and have three adult children, a daughter- and son-in-law and one granddaughter.

Hunter enjoys facilitating and coaching Halftime Roundtables, leading small groups at his church, sailing, biking, tennis, travel and photography.


Sheila Burroughs
Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC
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Sheila Burroughs

Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC

Sheila spent the first 26 years of her career at Bank of America as a leader in various functions across the company. As her career progressed, she discovered a love for coaching and leading with caring. Her Halftime Roundtable experience in 2016 led her to a new chapter as a leadership coach.  She founded Enlightened Workplace, specializing in helping businesses bring God’s love into their workplaces.

Sheila is also a spiritual director, which focuses on a person’s experience of God, helping them explore how God is present and working in their daily life. Her present position allows her the freedom to combine coaching for business leadership with nourishing a leader’s spirituality.

Sheila and Richard have been married for nearly 30 years and have two amazing grown daughters. Sheila’s favorite pastimes are reading, eating chocolate, and taking quiet pauses to listen.


Bill Edmonds
Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Columbia, SC
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Bill Edmonds

Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Columbia, SC

Bio coming soon.


Doug Piper
Alumni Relations Director
Greenville, SC
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Doug Piper

Alumni Relations Director
Greenville, SC

Doug is growing the Halftime alumni’s fellowship and networking opportunities. After his participation in the 2015 Columbia Roundtable, he left a 40-year business development career to pursue more significant passions. During his career, he’s received over 15 patents and developed and manufactured numerous new products for the computer, aerospace and security markets. Doug’s creative marketing and media skills are now focused on Halftime and numerous other organizations.

He has been married over 35 years to his wife, Nancy. They have three grown children and one grandchild.

 


Tom Temple
Board Member
Charlotte, NC
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Tom Temple

Board Member
Charlotte, NC

Tom Temple has advised management teams, boards of directors and business owners on Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Alternatives for more than 30 years.   For twenty years he co-led Brookwood Associates and early in his career worked in strategic planning for Bain & Company.

In addition to continuing this advisory work, he serves on the Boards of The Augustine Literacy Project, YMCA Camp Harrison, and Shine Charlotte and has served on several other boards of for profit and non-profit entities.  Tom has served as a Stephen Minister, participated in a Halftime Roundtable in 2014 and seeks to be a servant leader.

Tom joined the Halftime Carolinas Board in 2020.  He lives in Charlotte with his wife of 34 years and has 3 sons in their late 20s and early 30s.

 


Matt Hultquist
Board Member
Charlotte, NC
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Matt Hultquist

Board Member
Charlotte, NC

Matt was raised in the suburbs of New York City and is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Columbia Business School. Matt, his wife Emily and their son Jack live in Charlotte and are members at Hope Community Church in South End. Matt participated in the Halftime Carolinas Roundtable in 2017 and joined the Board in 2020.

Matt currently serves a Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Board Member of HC Government Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, development and management of commercial properties leased to the U.S. Government. Matt has also served as the Managing Member of Hillandale Advisors, a private investment and advisory firm since 2017. From 2006 to 2016, Matt served on the investment team as Sasco Capital, Inc., a public equity asset management firm overseeing $4 billion of assets for public funds, corporations and endowments.

 


Mark Linsz
Board Member
Charlotte, NC
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Mark Linsz

Board Member
Charlotte, NC

Mark spent more than two decades at Bank of America, most notably steering the company safely as Corporate Treasurer for four years during the worst of the financial crisis. As Corporate Treasurer, Mark managed the bank’s $2T balance sheet and raised over $50B of capital while ensuring funding and liquidity of all the bank’s entities. Throughout his career, Mark has worked internationally and led global teams in Chicago, New York, Charlotte, London, and Hong Kong.

Mark launched a second career as Co-Founder of My Next Season. He and Co-Founder Dr. Leslie Braksick joined forces with the objective of helping companies and individuals with important transitions on both ends of the career continuum—young professionals on one end and retiring executives on the other—and ensuring they happen well.

Mark devotes time and energy to making a difference in new and creative ways. He has served on the board of directors for Corporate Capital Trust II, BlackRock, and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and he currently serves on CNL Strategic Capital. His not-for-profit board experience includes serving on the board of Opportunity International for six years. He currently serves on the board of directors for African Bible Colleges and LifeNet International, a company that seeks to improve healthcare in Africa. Mark is also a founding board member of Freedom Communities, an organization working to revive the west side of Charlotte by focusing on education, housing, employment, and community wellness.

Mark participated in the Halftime Roundtable in 2014 and joined the Halftime Carolinas Board in 2020.  He has been married to his wife, Becky, for over 25 years and is the father of Ashley, Anna, and Ellie. He and his family reside in Charlotte, NC.


Dave Parker
Board Member
Davidson, NC
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Dave Parker

Board Member
Davidson, NC

Bio coming soon.


Mike Shields
Chairman of the Board
Charlotte, NC
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Mike Shields

Chairman of the Board
Charlotte, NC

Mike Shields has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry with the majority of those years working with people serious about investing wisely, living with purpose, and finishing well. Mike has a diverse investment background, including significant Wall Street executive experience, that has led to a skill set which allows him to help others gain clarity regarding their life goals, then implement strategies to pursue lives of enduring impact.

Mike had the privilege of working for the Halftime organization in 2003-2005 during which time he helped launch the Halftime Institute with Lloyd Reeb and their mentor, Bob Buford. Mike and his wife, Marion, live in Charlotte and have three children.


William J. Bantz
Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC
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William J. Bantz

Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Charlotte, NC

Bill J. Bantz was a commercial real estate investor/developer and information technology professional for 15 years before he realized he was being called to something more. After moving from New York to North Carolina in 2008, he began an intentional search for his “Life II” calling and was introduced to Halftime and the Halftime Roundtable concept by his dad, ultimately coming out of the Roundtable process with the clarity and focus for his second half calling that he’d been looking for.

Considered an Advisor/Creator and Resource Aggregator, he is passionate about using those skills to help people solve their most important personal and professional issues to realize greater joy, impact, balance, and wellness in their lives. In addition to being a Halftime Certified Coach, Bill is a Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, a Certified Health Coach, a Certified Aromatherapist, a Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator, a member of several different professional coaching associations and masterminds, and is the COO and Director of Coaching and Education at the Brain Restoration Clinic in Indian Land, SC.

In addition to helping people through his coaching work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and friends, helping his children grow to love God and love people, biohacking his own health for optimal wellness, solving crossword puzzles, and taking trips to the beach.


Mike Blanton
Advisor
Asheville, NC
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Mike Blanton

Advisor
Asheville, NC

Mike spent his youth in Virginia Beach, Virginia but moved to Asheville and graduated from Ben Lippen High School in 1975. He attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville (on a soccer scholarship) studying Business and Economics. He is a member of Kingdom Advisors (a group associated with Larry Burkett and Ron Blue).

Mike is a graduate of the mentoring program The Circle of Wealth Financial System and is a certified Mentor. Mike is the president of Successful Financial Strategies. Mike also runs Chumpchange Ministries, which is dedicated to helping youth avoid financial mistakes early in life and teaching them the value of saving money for their future. He is a longtime resident of Henderson County and is the father of two boys and two girls. He has been an active member of Biltmore Baptist Church since 1991. Mike enjoys flying remote control airplanes as well as fishing and playing golf.


Sandy Brenneman
Connecting Team Leader
Shelby, NC
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Sandy Brenneman

Connecting Team Leader
Shelby, NC

Sandy leads Halftime Carolina’s efforts to connect Halftimers with opportunities to use their passions and skills while transforming Charlotte. A retired community mental health director and state human services administrator, he embarked on his Halftime journey in 1998, serving as a coach and mentor in numerous community-building efforts throughout North Carolina. Curtailing his consulting practice, Sandy now networks with individuals and organizations that are directly engaged in serving people in Charlotte. He also works with Halftime participants who ask for help to sharpen their understanding of where their interests might be employed, and to facilitate well-informed referrals.

He lives in Shelby with his wife, Kathy, and is devoting his professional efforts to building the Halftime support system.


Tom Guthrie
CFO, COO, Board Member, Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Greensboro, NC
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Tom Guthrie

CFO, COO, Board Member, Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Greensboro, NC

Tom spent over 34 years working in the energy field with Duke Energy. Since 1999, Tom served as a plant manager for Duke Energy in California, Indiana and North Carolina. In January 2012, Tom engaged with Halftime to determine how his skills and experience could best be used for kingdom purposes.

In December 2012, Tom left Duke Energy. In early 2013, Tom began his role with Halftime Carolinas as the CFO enabling him to utilize his organizing and financial skills. He also began coaching and facilitating Roundtables in 2015. In 2019, Tom assumed the additional role of COO with Halftime Carolinas. Tom and his wife, Vonnie, have been married for over 36 years and now live in Greensboro, NC. They have two grown children.

 


John Putnam
Advisor
Charlotte, NC
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John Putnam

Advisor
Charlotte, NC

John is the Founding President of National Christian Foundation Piedmont in Charlotte, N.C., a regional affiliate of National Christian Foundation (NCF) in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up on a NC farm and went on to study at N.C. State University As an entrepreneur, John led a thriving financial services practice for 22 years with a focus on advising high-capacity families, entrepreneurs and private businesses. He has CFP® designation (Certified Financial Planner), has received numerous industry awards and has been internationally recognized as a leader in his industry by the Million Dollar Round Table. John is an avid writer and speaker. He has had extensive media exposure sharing his insights, on financial issues facing families and businesses, with millions of people via local, regional and national television, radio and periodicals. John has always been active in his community, serving in leadership roles with youth, the arts, his church, schools and non-profits.

Over the past 10 years, John began to focus more on his clients’ life planning and the issues behind their financial and wealth transfer decisions. He has coached and led dozens of individuals and families through thoughtful processes and conversations to create clarity and unity as they move forward in achieving their respective goals. This faith-filled passion and calling, combined with his financial services expertise, led him to his own Halftime transition from his financial advisory to his current role with NCF in March 2012.

With this blend of professional and personal experience John is a very talented Halftime Roundtable Facilitator and shares the Halftime message in a powerful way to groups around the Carolinas. He and his wife, Anne, have been married for 25 years and have three children.


Lloyd Reeb
Managing Partner, Board Member, Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Mooresville, NC
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Lloyd Reeb

Managing Partner, Board Member, Coach & Roundtable Facilitator
Mooresville, NC

Lloyd Reeb is an executive coach, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He grew up in Philadelphia and attended McGill University in Montreal. Lloyd began his career in banking, but his entrepreneurial nature led him to build his first hous­ing development in his early twenties. Real estate became his primary focus and Lloyd found a strategic niche in retirement housing developments. His early success in developing exceptional retirement complexes enabled him to transition to focus on other passions, specifically pouring into high-capacity leaders.

Lloyd still maintains his real estate business, but the majority of his energy over the past twenty years has been spent building the worldwide halftime movement of leaders who are seeking greater meaning, joy, and impact in their second half. Together with his mentor, the late Bob Buford, Lloyd helped launch the Halftime Institute over twenty years ago. Since then, he has clocked over 20,000 hours of coaching, and has traveled the world speaking and living out his mission statement as “a thought leader who mobilizes high-capacity business leaders to make an eternal impact.”

Lloyd is the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough; The Second Half: Real Stories, Real Adventures, Real Significance; and along with his wife, Linda, wrote Halftime for Couples. Lloyd and Linda live in Mooresville, NC. They have been married for more than 30 years and have three adult children, two married, and two adorable granddaughters.