Covenant Capital Taps 4 New Execs

E.W. Weathersby Jr., Dan Barber, Dani Wills and Justin Spickard join the organization’s senior leadership team as the firm forms a new steering committee.

Covenant Capital's New Executives
Covenant Capital’s New Executives

Covenant Capital Group has promoted four employees to senior leadership positions in the company’s Nashville headquarters. Two of the individuals—E.W. Weathersby Jr. and Dan Barber, in their new roles as chief investment officer and CFO—will serve on the firm’s newly created management committee. Dani Wills is now serving as the firm’s vice president of investor relations, and Justin Spickard landed a new role as the vice president of acquisitions.

Diverse professional backgrounds

Weathersby joined Covenant in 2006 as an acquisition analyst, following previous roles with Boyle Development Co. and PwC. In his new position, he leads all activities related to the group’s investment acquisitions and dispositions.

Prior to his promotion to CFO, Barber served as Covenant’s vice president & controller for six nearly years. Before this role, he worked in a variety of accounting positions with Mars Inc., Aldus Equity and Ernst & Young. Barber is a licensed CPA and holds a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Mississippi.

In her new position, Wills is responsible for managing all aspects of client and investor relations across the company. Shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama with a business degree in 2011, she joined Covenant as a portfolio analyst. In 2014, she was promoted into the role of investor relations manager.

Before landing his new role, Spickard joined Covenant in 2013 as a project manager, overseeing renovation projects of more than 10,000 rental units. Prior to this position, he worked as a director of federal relations for the American Petroleum Institute, a national trade association based in Washington, DC. Spickard has also worked as a legislative aide to two U.S. senators.

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