Starfish Holdings, Inc.

Starfish Holdings, Inc. (Starfish) was formed to operate as a holding company. Starfish is a S-Corp owned by an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Trust. As a holding company, the primary focus is to grow the retirement portfolios of the employees of our subsidiaries. Starfish was formed so that it could hold separate legal entities to operate independently. As such, Starfish currently holds 100% ownership of  Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) and Freedom Real Estate and Capital (Freedom).  

Board of Directors

Bill Roark

Bill is the founder of Freedom Real Estate Capital, LLC and the CEO of Torch Technologies, Inc. Also, he has over 30 years of Department of Defense related experience. Bill has an M.S. in Physics from the University of Kentucky and a B.S. in Mathematics from Cumberland College. As the CEO of Torch, Roark has guided Torch to national recognition as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America.

Tina Corley

Tina assists Freedom as an advisor on an executive basis covering such issues as – general accounting, budgeting, compliance,  asset acquisitions and other financial areas.   Ms. Corley previously served as a partner/chief financial officer for a series of venture capital/private equity funds (Southeastern Technology Fund, Advantage CAPCO and Eastside Partners).

Carl Monk

Carl joined the Board of Directors of Torch Technologies in August 2009. Monk served as Chief Financial Officer at Scitor, successfully guiding the company through a complete ESOP buyout from its founding owners. While at Scitor, he also served on its Board of Directors. In 1987, Monk finished a 20-year career as a Naval Flight Officer and Naval Engineering Duty Officer.


Starfish Holdings, Inc. was created by 

the dedication of our Employee Owners. 

Our future is powered by their energy and imagination.

 - Bill Roark, Founder and CEO


Torch Technologies, Inc. is a defense services company founded in 2002. Torch is headquartered in  Huntsville, Alabama with employees located in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, Kwajalein, and Egypt. Torch provides superior research, development, and engineering services to the Federal Government and Department of Defense. As one of the nation’s top 100 defense companies, the services provided by Torch directly support the men and women who serve our country. The corporate mission statement sums up the pride our employee owners take in their work: “Lighting the Pathway of Freedom.” Torch has been a high growth and performance company since inception. Torch currently over 850 employees with annual revenue in excess of $340M.


Freedom Real Estate Capital, LLC is a commercial real estate firm that invests and manages commercial real estate properties, established in 2014. Freedom has developed a long-term investment strategy around commercial rental income properties in the Huntsville Alabama area, particularly southeast Huntsville. Our key focus is to own, hold and manage long term commercial real estate. Freedom purchased four properties in 2017.   We plan to purchase approximately two (2) – three (3) buildings per year to be renovated and modernized to attract premium tenants. We are open to partnering with other investors/firms to develop properties. We will do business in a way to be recognized for our ethics, fair play, and win-win results for all stakeholders. We will also build strong partnerships with key real property professionals, i.e., sales brokers/agents, financial institutions, law firms, building trade contractors, real estate service firms, and others.




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Head Office

4035 Chris Drive SW

Huntsville, AL 35802

Tel: 256-850-3040