First Avenue Ventures

F. Gardner Park, II

Business Development

Gardner engages in business development with First Avenue Ventures. In this role, Gardner takes companies through the many stages of development, including concept, project and, finally, successful business. He is also the General Manager of Select My Space, an FAV portfolio company.

Before First Avenue Ventures, Gardner was self-employed. Following his entrepreneurial spirit, he started his own video service and built an iPhone app.

Gardner is a Birmingham native. In 2011, he graduated from Auburn with a degree in Economics. After graduation, Gardner moved to Australia and New Zealand on a working holiday visa where he traveled and worked. Upon returning to Birmingham, he moved to the Southside neighborhood.

Gardner is a member of Tech Birmingham.