It can be lonely at the top

but it doesn’t have to be.

Join other Christian CEOs and business owners in Middle Tennessee who help each other improve their businesses and leadership through guided counsel and insights. Peer advisory groups offer an uncommon opportunity to learn from others who get it and have been there. C12 members meet monthly throughout the Nashville and the surrounding counties to build great businesses for a greater purpose.

Peer Advisory Group Leadership in Nashville


of Members attributed significant leadership improvement to their C12 experience.


of C12 Member companies outpaced peers in performance during economic downturns.


Member companies experienced increased profitability compared to industry peers.


  • Clipper Capital Partners, LLC

    Clipper Capital Partners, LLC

    CEO: Austin Thompson

    MEMBER SINCE: 2017

    Clipper Capital Partners is an experienced partnership with the singular mission to acquire and operate ONE successful company. Backed by seasoned investors and founded on values of integrity and hard work, Clipper Capital Partners is the ideal solution for business owners seeking a successful exit from their business. We recognize that during any transition, experienced and adaptive management, together with creative new strategies, are paramount for continued growth in today's economic environment. The leadership team at Clipper Capital Partners will allow business owners to achieve a smooth exit with peace of mind that exceptional management is at the helm.



    CEO: Austin Thompson

    MEMBER SINCE: 2017

    Austin is one of the Managing Partners of Clipper Capital Partners (CCP). Prior to CCP, Austin spent 12 Years in the Oil & Gas and Construction Industries managing operations, finance, and project management groups where he gained a passion for building teams and culture. Austin graduated with an engineering degree from Texas A&M. Clipper Capital Partners started as a conversation between friends about venturing beyond corporate America. Since then, CCP has developed into an entrepreneurial firm focused on facilitating a successful exit of an owner through the acquisition of a single successful company. We see CCP’s background in leading organizations and building tomorrow’s leaders as an opportunity to partner with an owner seeking to spend less time in the business and more time experiencing the rewards of their hard work. "I’m thankful I got an opportunity to join a C12 board. I’m in a great group of successful Nashville area business leaders that are stewarding God’s companies. Each time we meet we challenge and learn from each other professionally, personally and spiritually. Being around and learning from these Christian business leaders has been a difference maker for my company and my family." - Austin Thompson

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  • Kevin Miller Bio

    With over a decade of experience in marketing leadership, brand management, and business development, Kevin has helped numerous companies refine and implement plans to create exponential growth.

    Prior to joining C12, Kevin led a successful Florida-based brand strategy consulting business focused on growing small and medium-sized businesses. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Kevin also has a diverse background in launching start-ups as well as helping struggling or stagnant businesses develop a new course of action. His experience incorporates knowledge from multiple industries including textile manufacturing and design, medicine, real estate, technology, web development, and the creative arts.

    After attending the University of Central Florida where he studied Music Performance, Kevin became involved in worship arts and youth ministries, serving for several years in various leadership roles. He and his wife Beth, an elementary school administrator, have been married since 2000. Together with two sons Kyle and Kamden, they enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, hunting, fishing, and backpacking.

  • Troy Blackmon Bio

    Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

    During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

    In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing, and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

    Troy is married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, and has been blessed with 4 children. He enjoys golf, cycling, and mountain biking with his family.

  • Mike Sharrow Bio

    Mike joined C12 as a member in 2010 while serving as an executive pastor for a large church in Texas and owner of a healthcare strategy consulting group.  Prior to that, he had served in a variety of leadership roles in both operations and sales corporately for the Walgreen Company, financial services as well as strategic development work with Health by Design.  In 2011 he exited his commitments to join the local C12 practice in San Antonio as an associate chair serving CEOs across that market.  In 2013 he and a partner acquired the greater Central Texas region and stewarded it as it grew to a team of 8 full-time chairmen serving nearly 150 leaders.  Mike is passionate about collaboration, strategic planning, Gospel initiatives and BHAG endeavors.

    With a background spanning Fortune 50 corporate settings, startups, non-profit and local church, Mike has been discipled into an integrated life perspective around the calling all believers share to be disciple-making disciples and ambassadors of Christ across all vocations and contexts.  It was in 2005 when God revealed to Mike the perils of a “sacred versus secular” duality in life and since then he’s been on the adventure of living one life in Christ, with work as worship, business as ministry and life as mission.

    Mike grew up in Alaska, graduated from Trinity International University and the Loyola Graduate School of Business.  He married his bijou of an Iowa farmers daughter, Jacqui, in 2002 and they have 2 girls, Elayna and Sophia.