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Chad Walldorf is managing partner of Eighty-Six, LLC. He was a co-founder of Sticky Fingers Restaurants in Mount Pleasant, an original-concept restaurant company operating sixteen locations in five states. He and his partners expanded the brand into a successful catering business, national mail order company, and barbecue sauce wholesaler to nearly 3,000 grocery stores nationwide before selling a portion of the business in 2006 to a private equity firm, Quad-C. Chad and his partners were the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Carolinas. Chad also served as a deputy chief of staff to Governor Mark Sanford. He currently serves as chairman of the South Carolina Venture Capital Board, chairman of the South Carolina Club for Growth and was a co-founder of the Memminger Elementary Playground Project. He chaired the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Commission, which identified over $500 million in savings for South Carolina government. Chad graduated from the University of Virginia with a distinguished major in American government. He grew up in Chattanooga and lives on Sullivan's Island. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.