E|SPACES, a professional office and meeting space provider with multiple locations in Middle Tennessee and a pending launch in Orlando, announced that Belmont alumnus TJ Wilt has been named chief executive officer and partner responsible for strategic planning and growth.
Recognized among the top investment professionals and business strategists in Middle Tennessee, Wilt is joining E|SPACES as the company continues its rapid expansion throughout the Southeast. Wilt will assume responsibility for strategic planning and operational oversight of the company while President Jon Pirtle will focus on sales and business development. The pair has set a long-range objective to launch 25 more locations in the next five years in multiple states.
A Nashville native, Wilt has been intimately involved in the growth of multiple industries in the region. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in administration and finance and his MBA from Belmont , Wilt began his career at Gaylord Entertainment Company where he advised on strategic acquisition for the corporation. Wilt then moved to Diversified Trust company, an employee-owned comprehensive wealth management firm, where he served for six years as vice president, acting as primary wealth manager for family and individual clients. Most recently, Wilt led TSW Investment company, where he served as the primary manager on multiple partnerships with more than 25 private investments and a diversified public equity portfolio. As part of his role at TSW, Wilt served as the CEO and CFO of Cumberland Transit, Nashville’s oldest and largest locally-owned outdoor adventure retailer, which he acquired in 2012.
“There is no end to the growth potential of E|SPACES in today’s evolving market,” said Wilt. “Modern workers are no longer tied to traditional concepts of office space. They are seeking a partner that provides adaptable meeting and work spaces, covers all their office needs at no additional cost, and still maintains a quality, professional environment. E|SPACES is the only company I have experienced that checks all those boxes. I jumped at the chance to join the team and help it continue to grow.”
“This is an important day for E|SPACES as we welcome TJ Wilt to our team,” said Crom Carmichael, vice-chairman of E|SPACES board of directors. “TJ brings to E|SPACES a wealth of experience in strategy, management and finance, as well as extensive reach across the broader business community in Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. His expertise, coupled with Jon Pirtle’s skills in sales and business development, will yield immediate, positive outcomes for the customers, partners and cities we serve.”
Founded in 2010, E|SPACES combines a range of executive suites, coworking spaces and shared offices to meet the diverse needs of the serious business professional. The company offers work spaces for individuals and small businesses not ready to make the leap to an office lease, medium-sized companies looking for space for employees to train or collaborate, and large companies seeking a convenient location to meet off-site. All services – including phone, Wi-Fi, office machines, 24/7 access, and parking – are included in the cost of membership.