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E|Spaces announces Nashville native as CEO, new location coming to downtown Franklin


E|Spaces announces Nashville native as CEO, new location coming to downtown Franklin

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E|SPACES, a leading professional office and meeting space provider with multiple locations in Middle Tennessee and a pending launch in Orlando, today announced that TJ Wilt has been named chief executive officer and partner responsible for strategic planning and growth.

The company is also expanding with a new location in the 231 Public Square building in the heart of downtown Franklin.

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.

“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.

Beginning with its flagship location in West Nashville, E|SPACES has expanded to include locations in Cool Springs and Chattanooga. In coming months, it will open the additional office in downtown Franklin and its first out-of-state venture, a 31,000-square-foot meeting and office space in Orlando, Florida.

“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.”

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 University, 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 and helping grow the Nashville office and build a marketing strategy for the company’s four offices in three states.

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.

“I am extremely proud of the growth E|SPACES has experienced over the past five years and very excited to accelerate its forward motion now that TJ is on board,” said Pirtle. “At this stage in our company’s life, it is imperative that we have a leader who is solely dedicated to ensuring our overall operational and financial strategy, and TJ is the perfect person for the job. I am looking forward to working alongside TJ as we grow E|SPACES together.”

For more information or to book a tour of E|SPACES, visit www.espaces.com.

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Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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