• Executive Management
  • Team
William Crawford

CEO

William Crawford is Pacolet’s Chief Executive Officer. In such capacity, he has primary responsibility for the Company’s overall performance, its strategic planning and shareholder communications. William joined Pacolet in 2013, serving first as General Counsel, and then subsequently as President & COO.

Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, William was Senior Vice President with TD Bank, where he was responsible for the legal aspects associated with the Bank’s US-wide corporate, real estate and contract functions. He previously was EVP – Chief Legal and Risk Officer of The South Financial Group, Inc., a publicly-traded banking holding company that sold to The Toronto-Dominion Bank in 2010.  From 1989 through 2001, William was a lawyer with Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham in Greenville SC, where he specialized in SEC matters, corporate finance, governance and M&A activities. During his tenure with the firm, he was a partner and a member of its executive committee.

William was born in Cuthbert, GA. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children, and is active in many civic and charitable organizations.

Clay Adams

President - Real Estate

Clay Adams

President - Real Estate

Clay Adams is the President of Real Estate for Pacolet Milliken.

Before joining Pacolet, Mr. Adams was a Managing Director and Partner of Childress Klein Properties, where he led Childress Klein Investment Management, successor to an advisory firm, MXA Capital, that he co-founded in 2011.  In that role, he was responsible for the sourcing, capitalization, and asset management of new investments for the firm.  Over his 27 year career, previous senior roles have included Chief Investment Officer of Jamestown Properties, National Director of Acquisitions for WestWind Capital Partners, SVP/Director of Acquisitions for Wells Real Estate Funds, and Head of Asset Management for the Goddard Investment Group.  Mr. Adams has led over $5 billion of transactions across multiple asset classes and markets.

Mr. Adams is a native of Atlanta, GA. He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, and his MBA from Emory University.

Gregory Ingram

Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Ingram

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Ingram is the Chief Financial Officer of Pacolet Milliken.

Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, Mr. Ingram was founder and Managing Partner of Foundation Real Estate Partners, where he ran an investment and asset management business that participated across numerous asset classes throughout the Southeast. Prior to that, he spent nearly 15 years as an investment banker, primarily focused on assisting clients in deal structuring and capital markets execution. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President with Jefferies & Co. and previous to that was with Morgan Keegan & Co., Wachovia and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. His experience spans numerous real estate asset classes including retail, single-family rental, multifamily and office, working with large public REITs and a variety of large private real estate owners and operators to solve major strategic and capital related issues.

Mr. Ingram holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

Terrell Mills

General Counsel

Terrell Mills

General Counsel

Terrell Mills is Vice President and General Counsel for Pacolet Milliken, having joined the Company in 2017 as Associate General Counsel. In his role, Terrell is not only responsible for handling the Company’s legal matters, but is also an integral part of the business team for both the Energy/Infrastructure and Real Estate divisions.

Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, Mr. Mills was in private practice for 18 years, with most of that as a partner at the law firm of Wyche, PA in Greenville.  Terrell headed up Wyche’s corporate and mergers and acquisition practice and served in a number of management roles, including two terms on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Prior to attending law school, Terrell spent 8 years as a management consultant, helping companies with business process re-engineering and strategic system design and development.

Mr. Mills has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.

Rick Thompson

SVP / Finance, Secretary & Treasurer

Rick Thompson

SVP / Finance, Secretary & Treasurer

Rick Thompson is Vice President – Secretary and Treasurer of Pacolet Milliken. In this capacity, he oversees financial planning and analysis for business segments, financial reporting, managing capital budgets for special projects, and forecasting financials for the leadership group.

Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, he was a 28 year associate of Milliken & Company where he assumed a number of significant roles including Corporate Director for Product Management Improvement, Finance Team Leader for Enterprise Resource Planning, Manager of Global Systems Integration, Financial Reporting Manager, Corporate Cost Manager and Industrial Engineer at five different manufacturing locations.

Mr. Thompson completed Duke University’s Advanced Management Program and holds a Master of Accountancy degree from Gardner-Webb University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, Certified Public Accountant (CPA – licensed in NC), Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Treasury Professional.

He has served as President of the Carolinas Council of the Institute of Management Accountants and currently serves on its Global Board of Directors. He is the current Chair of the Board of Regents of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.

Ralph Walker

President - Energy / Infrastructure

Ralph Walker

President - Energy / Infrastructure

Ralph Walker is President of Energy and Infrastructure for Pacolet Milliken.

Before joining Pacolet, Mr. Walker was the president and founder of Peregrine Energy Corporation. Under his direction, Peregrine directly invested over $75 million in industrial utility infrastructures, including coal-fired and gas-fired cogeneration systems, process water treatment facilities, chilled water and compressed air systems and numerous types of air pollution control technologies.  Peregrine owned and operated these assets selling electricity to the electric utility grid and steam, chilled water, compressed air, process water and other industrial utility commodities and services to various manufacturing companies. Prior to Peregrine, he foundedAquenergy Systems, Inc. (later sold to Consolidated Hydro), which was the largest independent developer and operator of hydroelectric projects in the southeast United States.

Mr. Walker is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and is recognized as a Certified Cogeneration Professional. He is a native of Greenville, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina.