Leadership Team

Fund members have elected a leadership team to successfully guide the Fund’s day-to-day business, attract quality deal flow, and conduct due diligence on potential investments. See below to learn more about the Upper Cumberland Investment Alliance leadership team.

Eugene Bressler


Gene Bressler has over 35 years of diverse experience in several business with 25 years of executive management and leadership for various automation & technical organizations, Gene has provided a focus on strategic planning, organization structure, sales leadership and follow up. Growth has been led through organic customer acquisition as well as growth through acquisition. Private Equity funding has also played a role in his experience with over four transitions in his career. Improving bottom line performance by crafting creative solutions to business problems in economic and cross cultural environment has been a mainstay.

Gene holds a Bachelor of Science from llinois State University.

Kevin Bowling


Kevin draws on more than 30 years of executive business and consulting experience working with public and private companies as well as government agencies.

Matthew Campagni


Matthew Campagni is a versatile executive with a wealth of experience in a diverse range of industries, including technology, real estate development, event management, consumer packaged goods, professional services, and public safety. He has served in executive leadership roles across privately held, publicly traded, and non-profit organizations.

In addition to his executive roles, Matthew is an accomplished investor and is currently serving as a board member and officer of the Biz Foundry, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.

Matthew’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Tennessee Tech and a Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), and Six Sigma Black Belt.