Management Team

Hawkeye Management - Executive Overview

Tom GazawayTom Gazaway, Founder & CEO

Tom Gazaway is the founder & CEO of Hawkeye Management. Tom is an instructor at the American Real Estate Investors Institute and is a frequent guest with a variety of groups throughout the United States on topics of personal credit, business credit, debt capital solutions, and business lines of credit.

Tom is one of less than 50 people across the country who holds the title of Certified Credit Expert Witness. Additionally, he is the only person in the country who holds the combination of credit certifications he has earned – this also includes CMPS and XCO certifications from the CMPS Institute and Xinnix Mortgage Academy and also has his FICO Pro Certification from AllRegs Academy. Tom received his Economics and Business degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

At Hawkeye Management we are small business lending consultants specializing in unsecured business lines of credit and unsecured business loans. We work with a network of local, regional, and national lending institutions that provide these unsecured lines of credit and unsecured loans. We navigate the ever changing banking and lending terrain for you and find the best possible solutions to meet your individual and business needs. We provide expert consultation to each client so you can make intelligent, well-informed decisions.

There’s a reason why banks approve less than 10% of the loan applications they receive from small business owners. If you’ve been denied or turned down for your financing don’t let that stop you from talking to us. Over 70% of the business credit applications we submit are approved. Would you rather have less than a 10% chance of success or a 70% chance of success? In fact, with one of our programs (if you qualify) we will actually guarantee you a minimum of $50,000 in unsecured business lines of credit.

Our primary purpose is to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with capital to help them achieve their goals and dreams. We know how difficult it is to get a business line of credit from lending institutions. In fact, some of our referrals come directly from banks after they denied an application because they know we understand how to create the desired outcome for the small business owner. Every month we do hundreds of these applications to assist small businesses across the country with unsecured loans and lines of credit and we only provide Prime-based, A-Paper solutions for you. With Hawkeye Management, if you’re looking for unsecured business credit, you never have to worry about subprime or high interest rate credit solutions. It is important that you truly understand your real options and the business credit solutions that are real for you and your situation (we understand this if you don’t so don’t worry if you’re not sure)…if you know this and you want unsecured capital then you have come to the right place. With Hawkeye Management, you are dealing with a company you can trust and the nations #1 experts in Unsecured Lines of Credit and borrowing money the right way.


Tom Gazaway

Tim Gazaway, Sr. Vice President

Tim Gazaway joined his nephew Tom at Hawkeye part time in early 2009 as Hawkeye was seeing opportunities in growth. In December of 2009 Tim joined Hawkeye full time to help manage the operations and growth of the company as it was apparent that Hawkeye had something to offer that small businesses across the country needed. As part of the growth that Hawkeye has been experiencing, Tim opened our new Arkansas office in Bentonville where we currently have 41 people working with us to serve our clients. Yes, Bentonville, AR, home of Wal-Mart headquarters, the original Wal-Mart, fantastic golf courses, and lots of great people.

Tim has been in management most of his entire career. He has extensive experience in the optical field where he spent over 25 years in the retail optical field. Tim was instrumental inn helping Wal-Mart develop the vision centers that are located inside of their stores and later joined Sams Club in the Photo division. In his 15 year career with the world’s largest retailer as a regional manager in charge of operations in over 150 locations. Tim has been honored with numerous leadership awards including the “Sam M. Walton Excellence in Leadership” Award. Tim has been involved in numerous start-up divisions and businesses within his career and helped develop them into strong business segments.

Tim has grown our Arkansas Office to over 20 people in the last 2 years to facilitate the growth and to continue to handle the pace needed to deliver an excellent client experience and has a team that that is second to none in service and knowledge. His team is completely focused and committed to doing things the right way for our clients.

Tim has 6 children and 9 grandchildren. His favorite pastimes are playing music and taking on his family and friends in golf. When asked what one of his favorite quotes was here’s what he had to say, “I am proud to be a part of a company who’s values are derived from a Christian background and formed on honesty and integrity which is novelty in these times.”


KeiiyIIKelly Mitchell, Operations Manager

Kelly comes to us with over 36 years of experience in the retail management, sales, and manufacturing industries. Most recently Kelly was with Sam’s Club supporting the operations and merchandising sides of the business where he was responsible for over 72 million dollars in annual sales.

Kelly started his career in the US military where he graduated from the Air Force Photo Sciences branch in the mid-seventies. From there Kelly went on to work in many different areas of the photographic industry including manufacturing and large capital sales. In 2000 Kelly joined Sam’s Club as a district manager where he managed photo operations in over two dozen Sam’s Club locations spread out across the western half of the US. In 2003 Kelly and his family  moved to Bentonville AR where he was the national technical manager for over 560 photo labs in Sam’s Club.

Kelly owned and operated a small business in central California and has worked with many small businesses over the years in various roles. Kelly has a keen understanding of the needs and challenges which small business owners are faced with when it comes to trying to acquire traditional lines of credit.

Kelly is originally from the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland and has lived overseas and numerous locations in the US and has traveled extensively for business and pleasure.

Outside of work Kelly is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys camping and kayaking in Northwest Arkansas where he lives with his wife Lisa, and daughter Caitlin.

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