American Timberland’s ownership is divided equally among the principals.
General partner commitments to our investments, and performance incentives associated with investments, is also divided equally among the principals.
Thomas C. Rowland, III
Mr. Rowland is a co-founding member of the firm and its Chief Executive Officer.
Previously, he founded Palmetto Land Investment Company (“PLIC”) to identify, originate, facilitate funding, and manage land investments arising from the publicly-held, forest product company land divestitures taking place during that time. During this time, Mr. Rowland was also a co-founder and CEO of Loamy, LLC the largest concrete sand and gravel mining and processing operation in SC which was acquired by Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Prior to PLIC, he was a partner and President of Claybourn Walters Company ("CWC"), a major privately-held land management and forest products brokerage/harvesting firm in North Carolina which provided services to a clients such as Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, Milliken, Plum Creek, Wachovia Timberlands, and other major forest product businesses. Prior to CWC, he was a Procurement Forester for Georgia-Pacific Corporation with direct responsibility for the management of G-P’s 70,000 acre Whiteville Forest located in Southeastern NC as well as 68,000 acres of G-P Forest MAP land located in NC and SC. Mr. Rowland holds “Broker in Charge” and Forestry licenses in both SC and NC and is a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. Mr. Rowland holds both B.S. and M.Fr. degrees in Forest Resource Management from Clemson University. Mr. Rowland maintains strong ties with Clemson, and has served on the Board of Visitors of Clemson University, and also on the Board of Visitors of the Medical University of South Carolina. He has served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Forestry Association.
P. Douglas McMillan
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McMillan is a co-founding member of the firm and its Chief Financial Officer.
Previously, he was a founder and manager of The McMillan Firm that provided financial and business management advisory services to early stage emerging companies. Prior to founding The McMillan Firm, he held executive level positions with Vanity Fair, Monsanto, Hartmarx, Beatrice Foods, Arterial Health, LLC, and Allison Erwin Company. These positions included responsibilities in finance, accounting, operations, and business development. Mr. McMillan was also a co-founder of Loamy, LLC with Mr. Rowland. Mr. McMillan holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.