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David Kang

Head of Data Insights at Capital One, advancing machine learning capabilities. Credit Officer. Former Marketing, Credit, Product lead. Prior experience as consultant to the commercial air travel, hospitality, and logistics industries, with focus in digital, pricing, and distribution strategy; turnarounds; sales stimulation; cost reduction; M&A due diligence; and merger management.

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Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles is currently the Managing Director of Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth. Trey is also the CoFounder and President of InnoCity Partners LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on supporting cities/municipalities, corporations, and innovators working to develop innovative solutions for their communities that support and create the best place for their citizens to live, work, and play. Trey cofounded and is now the Executive Chairman of the Dallas Entrepreneur (DEC) Center where he recently stepped out of his role as CEO. Bowles cofounded and launched the Dallas Innovation Alliance, a public partnership to develop a Smart Cities initiative for the City of Dallas. Bowles is cofounder and Chairman of the Mayor’s Star Council which is created with City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to engage culturally diverse and civically minded group of young professions to make impact on the city. Trey launched an entrepreneurship department at SMU in the Meadows School of Arts where he still serves as an adjunct professor and most recently Bowles helped relaunch the next stage of the Startup America Partnership as the Startup Champions Network. SCN is national network of professional ecosystem builders working together to support entrepreneurs in their local regions. Most recently Bowles was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) as a special government employee by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Bowles, a serial entrepreneur, having built numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit space, lives in Dallas, TX with his bride and three kids.

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Marissa Horne

Marissa Horne

VP, Financial Services, Technology Strategy & Governance

As the Vice President of the Financial Services Technology Strategy and Governance organization, Marissa’s responsibilities include the Cyber, Tech, Data and Risk program; the Risk Operations & Control team; all technology operations, governance, labor strategy, employee engagement, learning and development and communications. Marissa is also the Accountable Executive for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and the DFW Voices business resource group. Additionally, Marissa serves as a Strategic Advisor for the enterprise Blacks in Tech business resource group.

Before joining Capital One, Marissa spent almost a decade at a large aviation company leading teams in a wide range of areas, including technology leadership, human capital, financial management and strategy development. Marissa oversaw all employee-facing HR systems and played a key leadership role in improving the company’s end-to-end recruitment process in order to diversify the candidate pipeline across all job levels.Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard University. Additionally, Marissa is engaged in many civic activities throughout the Dallas area. She serves on the Board of the Dallas Arboretum as well as the Center for BrainHealth. Marissa was also instrumental in the 2012 launch of the Dallas Chapter of The Links STEAM Academy, a non-profit organization that is focused on increasing interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math among middle- and high-school girls. Marissa received the Dallas Business Journal’s 2022 Women in Tech Award, Texas Women’s Foundation Young Leader Award, was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Dallas Business Journal, and was named a Top STEM Influencer by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  

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Darrell Franklin

Darrell is the Head of Product in the Capital One Garage. He is an established customer experience, technology and people
leader with a proven track record increasing sales, increasing users, developing organizations and implementing best in class
experiences and solutions. Served as a board member for technology startups and professional advisory councils for the past 10 years. Experience generating win now opportunities while establishing a path for long-range success. His perspective developed
across multiple industries in customer experience, technology and services has created value add for organizations and teams.

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Mandy Price

Mandy Price is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Kanarys. Kanarys is a technology company that provides the tools organizations need to create long-term, systemic change around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) challenges. Kanarys provides the framework, benchmarking and data companies need to incorporate best-in-class DEI into every area of the organization, so they can track and measure not only “inclusion” and “equity,” but the impact on business outcomes. We are transforming DEI work with data.

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Bryan Chambers

Bryan Chambers is the President at Capital Factory, the most active early stage investment fund in Texas, where he manages the firms venture team responsible for sourcing and evaluating technology startups for the Capital Factory Venture Portfolio.

Prior to joining Capital Factory Bryan was a founding team member of Fixd Repair, a insuretech and home services technology platform that was successfully acquired by ANGI Home Services. Bryan was the founding Director of the UT Dallas Seed Fund and
the Blackstone LaunchPad in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and holds a faculty appointment where he teaches Venture Capital at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a nationally top
ranked entrepreneurship program. In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, educator, and venture investor, and community advocate for North Texas, Bryan is a founding member of Venture Dallas, a non-profit and tech advocacy organization aimed at
growing the venture capital ecosystem in North Texas. Bryan completed his undergraduate and MBA degrees at UT Arlington.

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Bill McNulty

Entrepreneurial executive with success in fintech product development, digital product management, and business development at startups and large companies.

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Paige Dawson

Paige Dawson – North Texas Angel Network 

Board Member

A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and certified woman-owned business, Paige Dawson brings a unique blend of talent to advise small business owners and entrepreneurs. She is founder & president for MPD Ventures Company, a marketing, branding and publicity firm that specializes in working with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her team works daily to help clients grow brand awareness, develop leads, and generate revenue. Previously, she was co-founder of ithought.com, marketing director with Arthur Andersen, and account executive with Spaeth Communications. A Phi Beta Kappa, Paige is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

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Stacey Gee Miller

As the leader of the Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Strategic Innovation group, Stacey Miller’s mission is to drive value to TFS through external and internal strategic alliances.  Stacey oversees new business incubation at TFS to build new capabilities and new revenue streams for Toyota’s future.  In her 28 years of leadership within Toyota, she has held various roles in sales, service operations and mobility.  Her commitment to innovation and diversity makes her a great partner.  

Stacey is originally from New York and after finishing her academics in Business Administration from Hofstra University, Stacey started her career in Automotive Finance, which led to her move to California to join Toyota.  In 2015 Stacey made the move to Plano, Texas with Toyota and currently resides in McKinney, Texas with her two sons.  Stacey is a board member of the DEC Network, a Dallas non-profit organization driving innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses.  She is also a founder of Parents of Toyota, a business partnering group that connects Toyota families to create a community that is “going places together”.