THE TRIPTYCH TEAM

LUKE GRIFFIN

CEO, Triptych Media

Luke has been a financial advisor and strategist for 12 years, with his most recent three years spent at Guardian Strategic Wealth Planners. This independent RIA firm focuses exclusively on high net worth clients. He specialized in complex tax strategies, legacy planning, and investment management. After joining Guardian, he helped grow the company’s revenue by more than 300%.

His perpetual desire to improve upon the status quo and his vision for changing our culture was the birth of Triptych Media and The Triptych Foundation. His strength is in his ability to “see” over the horizon of what can be and bring the right people together to make it happen.

Luke lives in Tennessee with his wife Tina and their four kids. They are avid travelers and love anything outdoors.

Nate Griffin

Pres., Acquisitions and Production, Triptych Media

Nate is the owner of Grateful Inconvenience Inc ( GI Inc ), a boutique creative agency for film, photography and the live experience. For the last three years he has been a senior VP at Heart Bridge Media; an executive production company focused on developing and producing non-scripted series for television.

He began his career as an art director and production designer; working with the likes of Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Kieth Urban and many more. Over the last decade his interest and expertise has shifted to a focus on film and television. He is an executive producer on series for Scripps, Discovery and The Opry’s new Circle Network which debuted in 2019 as the largest single network launch in Cable history. Nate has produced or directed international documentary projects for VICE, MSNBC and multiple global NGO’s including the United Nations. His passion is to build relational bridges across all influencing spheres and to utilize his platform to encourage and challenge those who have a public voice to use it for good.

He lives in Nashville with his wife Shelly and two boys Asher and Jude

DEREK PURVIS

Executive Producer, Triptych Media

Derek Purvis is a twenty seven year veteran of the film industry, having financed all or part of 17 films to date. Starting with an eight year run at Paramount pictures during the 90’s, followed by 6 years working for Markedia World Wide as head of Production and Development. As partner and co-owner of Saint Aire Productions, Derek headed the team that financed and was the Production Company for The Kids Are All Right, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture. Derek lives in TN with his wife and two boys.

Cameron Smith

General Council, Triptych Media

Cameron Smith recently served as the Executive Director of the House Republican Policy Committee in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he provided counsel to Governor Bill Lee as part of the governor-elect’s policy transition team.

He has also worked on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and served as an executive and general counsel with several nonprofits focused on shaping free-market public policy, defending religious liberty, and promoting common sense in politics.

Cameron brings a strong communications background to the foundation having served as a columnist for the Birmingham News, a regular presence on talk radio, and a contributor on cable news. His work has appeared in outlets such as Fox News, USA Today, New York Times, and National Public Radio.

He lives with his wife, Justine, and their three sons in Nolensville, TN, where he grows heirloom tomatoes, coaches youth sports, and tinkers with small engines.

Mike Claudio

COO, Triptych Media

Michael Claudio is an entrepreneur at heart, having started and built several businesses. He currently is the president at Guardian Strategic Wealth Planners. Michael is an engineer by degree and spent twelve years working for Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in design validation and quality engineering. He left his last position at Mercedes to start EHD Technologies in 2002.

EHD Technologies provided contingent engineering resources to automotive companies throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. EHD grew to more than five hundred staff members until the company was acquired in 2017.

Mike serves on the advisory board for Vital Families (vitalfamilies.org). Vital Families is an organization that empowers families to produce deep meaning in their lives and bright hope for their communities.

Michael currently lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, with Debbie, his wife of thirty years. They have three grown children.