Who We Are
"We could not be happier with Conserv! We wanted a better understanding of the financial side of our business. Conserv stepped in and not only provided a great service, they help us see efficiencies that have improved our bottom line. Efficient, Affordable, Wonderful!"
— Kelly Carter, Co-Owner Shakti Yoga Nashville
Richard (Rick) C. Bailey
President and CEO
Rick became the President and CEO of Conserv Business Services in August 2013 following three years working with the Nashville Predators, an NHL team. Rick is a CPA, currently inactive, with 7+ years of Big 4 public accounting experience coupled with 25+ years of accounting and financial leadership experience with several companies in the healthcare sector. Rick has a broad range of experience working with companies ranging in size from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion in revenues. He is a Louisville, Kentucky native and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisville.
George Miller II
Co-Chairman and Founder
Before being named Chairman of ConServ Group, George served as CEO of Southland Log Homes. George began his career with four years as an investment banker for JC Bradford and Equitable Securities. George founded Sirrom Capital Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange company. After the sale of Sirrom, George was a partner with ITC Holding Company, the largest private equity company in the southeast.
George graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee (1981) and spent the following four years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning a Master of Business Administration in 1987.
A.C. (Buddy) Best
Co-Chairman and Founder
Buddy Best brings thirty years of broad-based, senior executive experience to the company. He began his executive career in 1982 as Division President of Malone & Hyde, Co. wholesale food operations in Lexington, Ky. and Nashville, Tn. In 1995 he was hired as President and Chief Operating Officer of C.B. Ragland Company, a food wholesaler in Nashville, Tn.
In 2004 Buddy purchased with a partner a local retail operation of Sysco Foods, and after three years, the store was sold for a significant gain. Since 2006, he has served as co-owner, President, and CEO of Conserv Group. In 2011, he co-founded Conserv Business Services.
Director, Accounting Solutions
Callie spent several years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville teaching courses in Financial Accounting and Accounting Information Systems. Prior to teaching at UT, Callie was a consultant with Deloitte & Touche, LLP Enterprise Risk Services. Callie’s work focused on process improvements, internal control reviews, and implementation management. Callie served clients in a variety of industries with a special focus in healthcare and manufacturing. Callie graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (1995) and a Master in Accountancy (1996).
JT has been with our parent company, ConServ Group for seven years and has focused on accounting for retail operations and consumer finance. JT graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Technology.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Tee joined Conserv after graduating with a degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. As a valuable member to the team, Tee services a variety of industries including: manufacturing, publishing, hospitality, health care, and capital management. Tee finds value working with our entrepreneurs; his own entrepreneurial spirit plays an active role in their development as the accounting support team.
After graduating from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Steve worked for over 8 years at several small accounting firms around Nashville. He assisted small business owners from various industries, including the entertainment and property management fields, in achieving their financial goals. Steve’s primary focus is financial reporting and cash management.
Melinda Swann “gets” customer service; she enjoys the opportunity to share information or resolve a challenge. She has worked with money market and mutual funds, home security & residential aftermarket installers, health care providers and hotels in the course of her career. Melinda graduated with honors from Harding University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Nick Smith has been with the Conserv team since February 2014. Nick graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Accounting in December 2013. Nick has had classroom and professional experience in financial reporting, cash management, and auditing. Prior to joining Conserv, Nick interned in First Tennessee's Private Wealth Advisory Group on Music Row. While there he worked with several high net worth clients in the Nashville area and was responsible for creating expense reports, completing cash flow analysis, and working directly with clients to set up extensive online bill pay accounts.
Ben is from Hilton Head, South Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of South Carolina. Ben moved to Nashville and started working for Conserv in Fall 2014.
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OUR MISSION: To provide accurate, timely, and cost effective accounting and financial solutions for growing businesses.