Bart Newman is the Chief Operating Officer for Thrive Farmers Coffee. Prior to joining Thrive, he served as a transactional attorney for a large Atlanta law firm and most recently, in various executive roles for publicly traded companies.
Bart’s professional experience began in the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Captain and completed a one year tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon returning from Iraq, Bart wrote the book “Because of Baghdad: What a Father Would Say About Life, if He Didn’t Come Home to Say It”. This book was featured in numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and The Atlanta Journal & Constitution.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Bart as one of Atlanta’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2012; the University of Georgia named him as one of its Top 40 Under 40 graduates in 2011; and the University of Georgia awarded him the Blue Key Young Alumnus Award in 2007.
Bart received a BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Management, Economics & International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Bart and his wife have four children and attend Johnson Ferry Church. Bart also serves on the Board of Advisors for Souly Business, a retreat-based men’s ministry.