Abid Neemuchwala

Over the course of a 3 decade long & distinguished career in the technology industry Abid has established a  reputation for bold transformative thinking, a laser focus on results and […]

Adam Franks

An 18-year veteran in CPG, Adam Franks brings experience from both sides of the desk.  On the vendor side, he directly called on or supported most of the nation’s top […]

Adriana Kao

Adriana is the founder and owner of usefull, the first refillery and zero waste shop in DFW. usefull’s purpose is to help consumers reduce plastic waste by offering refills of […]

Ajay Krishna

A serial “intrapraneur” with a track record of seeding and building successful businesses over the past 10 years. Ajay has been part of the founding team building out Systematic Trading […]

Alan Apple

Alan M. Apple focuses his practice on the federal procurement system. He has extensive experience in government acquisition and appropriations law and their processes. He has dedicated his professional life […]

Alan Brumley

Alan’s primary focus is working with OEM customers that are building and deploying their products on Dell Technologies IP and platforms.  Alan works with customers to plan and evaluate how […]

Aldo Maspóns

Aldo Maspóns, MD is the CEO/Co-Founder of VeMiDoc.  He is a pediatric gastroenterologist practicing in the health provider shortage area of El Paso, TX.  He has a passion for social […]

Alejandro Harb

Alex is the founder of Lena Health, an AI-enabled Concierge Care Assistant for patients that improves health and transforms the care navigation experience. Prior to founding Lena, Alex was a […]

Alex Arevalos

I am serial medical device entrepreneur with 10+ years of C-level management of innovative medical device startups including Saranas, Alleviant Medical, and now Starling Medical. Beyond leading a diverse array […]

Alex Foley

Alex Foley is a broadly experienced information technology and security professional with over 25 years of experience planning, managing, implementing, securing, supporting, and scaling diverse technology platforms and teams. Over […]

Alex Ramsey

Growing a company takes more than an idea as Alex Ramsey knows well. It takes leaders who can inspire people and make the best decisions possible about the unknown. That’s […]

Alexxis Hawkins

Alexxis is a strong advocate of self-care and encourages others to find the motivation to take care of themselves. She believes that you can be successful and happy at the […]

Amir Mirzadeh

Amir has been a Frost banker since 2010. As a commercial banker, he works to ensure that business owners, investors and others know about and have access to all of […]

Amy Looper

Amy Looper, Co-Founder/COO of OneSeventeen Media, PBC, is an AI EdTech – MedTech social venture entrepreneur. She grew her first tech company 8,164% in 35 months resulting in a $158M […]

Anna Jarman

Anna Jarman is a program director for Walmart Global Tech, the engineering, data, and design arm of Walmart, Inc.  Based in Austin, Texas, Anna manages initiatives in emerging technology, innovation, […]

Anne Chow

I believe that ideas, invention and innovation thrive at the intersection of technology and people. Fortunately, most of my career has been spent expanding and enhancing this intersection, leading diverse […]

Anne Chow

I believe that ideas, invention and innovation thrive at the intersection of technology and people. Fortunately, most of my career has been spent expanding and enhancing this intersection, leading diverse […]

Anthony McClure

Mr. McClure has wide‐ranging marketing and management accomplishments in global and domestic programs and procurement. First‐hand knowledge of international security, logistics, organizational planning, resource and personnel management, and administration. Significant […]

Ashley Coleman

Ashley is a Co-Founder of BossFightz and the Founder of Innovative Marketing & Advertising. She began her career working for the Pharmaceutical industry planning large scale health fairs conventions and […]

Benjamin Vann

Benjamin Vann is a community builder, serial problem solver, and financial activist working at the intersection of technology, impact, policy, and capital. As a 5th generation entrepreneur, he is passionate […]

Bessy Martinez

Bessy Martinez is the founder of Austin Latinas Unidas, a Latina driven community based out of Austin, TX. Through curated events, Bessy’s mission is to provide a space where ALL […]

Bill Chinn

Leading the DEC Network is the realization of a life long dream to be a non-profit executive. I have been lucky enough to pursue a career devoted to areas of […]

Bill McNulty

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

BK Augustin

BROOKLYN ‘BK’ AUGUSTIN Matthew “BK” Augustin is an integral part of the Brand Partnerships & Business Development teams at FaZe Clan, the world’s largest and most prominent gaming organization known […]

Brandon Bloom

Brandon Bloom is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight’s Dallas office. He focuses on providing sophisticated tax planning for private equity fund formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), […]

Brian K. Marshall

Brian is responsible for all BCL of Texas statewide Entrepreneurship programming, staff and facility resources related to small and micro business development for women and minorities. Services offered include one […]

Brittani Hunter

Brittani Hunter is the founder and CEO of Mogul Millennial. Mogul Millennial is a media-tech platform that leverages technology, community, and actionable content to help Black business builders learn new […]

Brittany Willis

Brittany Willis, MBA is an accomplished Fortune 500 professional, turned entrepreneur and small business expert, with more than a decade of business development and corporate account management experience. She is […]

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 […]

Bryson “Boom” Paul

Bryson “Boom” Paul: Cultural Journalist-Correspondent with bylines at The Source, Hip Hop DX, and Dallas Observer. Interviews with 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Tyler The Creator, Sean Paul.

Calvin Golden

Calvin Golden, who in 1997, joined Antonio Swad & Bernadette Fiaschetti, who were interested in franchising a new restaurant called Wingstop. Mr. Golden helped develop the Wingstop franchise model and […]

Candace Sweat

Candace Sweat is a North Texas native who joined the NBC 5 team in April 2019 as a general assignment reporter. She focuses largely on telling stories in the City […]

Carlos Frias

Carlos is a serial Cannabis entrepreneur and marine corp veteran. Carlos has successfully founded multiple Cannabis companies and brands. In 2016 he co-founded Green Lotus. In a time span of […]

Carlos Martinez

Visionary leader and entrepreneur with thirty-one years of professional consulting experience in the implementation of enterprise-wide software applications and business transformation solutions in the upstream oil and gas industry. During […]

Carlos White

Carlos White is a HBCU-Bred (Southern University), Ivy League Law Trained (University of Pennsylvania Law School) transactional attorney that specializes in optimizing business systems and structuring franchising and licensing arrangements. […]

Casey Morris

I have been working with technology since graduating from The College of William and Mary in 2007. I joined Microsoft in 2019 to support the migration of their Federal customers […]

Cate Reynolds

Catherine Reynolds focuses her practice on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent and trademark litigation. She has experience in a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications, software and […]

Charles (Chuck) Haseman

Charles Haseman is an industry-recognized leader in IT service management and transformation with over 40 years’ experience in Retail and Consumer Product Goods (CPG) organizations. He approaches all engagements from […]

Chas Hart, CPA

Prior to working at Smart Business Concepts, Chas spent time as a Solutions Specialist and Analytics Manager in the Supply Chain Planning industry, focusing on finance and operational planning while […]

Chef Don Bowie

Born in the Third Ward of Houston, Chef Bowie is the chef/owner of Taste Bar + Kitchen, a hugely successful restaurant and bar based in Houston. With a degree in […]

Chelsey Northern

With a career spanning over a decade, Chelsey Northern is a PR expert who can curate desired media hits while also effectively dispelling false narratives. She has a proven track […]

Chelsie Spencer

Chelsie Spencer is a cannabis and hemp attorney. She is a founding member of Ritter Spencer PLLC. Chelsie practices in the areas of medical marijuana and hemp and represents clients […]

Chris Gay

Chris Gay – co-founder Evry Health, a B2B start-up health insurance company founded in 2017 with backing from Y Combinator and other Silicon Valley VCs. Chris and his co-founders wanted to overhaul […]

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Clearyst° Inc. Prior to co-founding Clearyst°, Chris was an M&A investment banker for Goldman Sachs at both the global headquarters in […]

Christina Olivarez

Christina Olivarez is a two-time award-winning social media strategist and TEDx Speaker. She is the Founder & CEO of Christina SBG, LLC, also known as The Social Butterfly Gal and […]

Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell is an award-winning and highly sought-after Financial Advisor. Chris serves his clients through comprehensive wealth management at Northwestern Mutual. He specializes in Comprehensive Financial Planning | Business Planning […]

Claire Siegel

Claire Siegel is the CEO of Flourish. Flourish helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies so they can create healthy habits that last. After dieting for over […]

Clarence Bethea

Founder & Executive Chairman- Upsie I am passionate about helping the consumer, motivating other entrepreneurs and building relationships. I believe every person I meet can teach me something and I […]

Cynthia Nevels

Cynthia Nevels, is a business management consultant who uses her voice to promote economic and community development through social impact and tech innovation. Cynthia currently serves as Business Advisor for […]

Damon Hurst

Damon Hurst is a vice president and private banker with Frost’s private banking group. He joined Frost in 2020 and has more than 12 years of experience in the financial […]

Dan Waite

Dan Waite is a maverick and strategic cultural leader that has led the People and Cultural initiatives at some of the Hotel Industry’s most iconic and game-changing brands. Dan currently serves […]

Danica Hershberger

Nikka is a purpose-inspired leader and operational strategist who thrives on elevating businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs to new levels of performance, vision, and mission.   Proven track record of building customer […]

Daniel (Dan) Austin

Dan Austin represents emerging companies, investors, and entrepreneurs in a variety of business transactions and corporate governance matters. His practice includes helping clients raise capital, negotiating an array of technology […]

Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell, President and CEO Spark Biomedical Daniel Powell has over 20 years in developing and selling technology-based products. He has served in multiple leadership roles including software engineering, program […]

Danny Martin

Danny is a visionary and thought-leader in the esports industry. As the Co-founder/CEO of Esposure Inc. and Esports Subject Matter Expert at SMU, he has aided in the professional development […]

Danyel Surrency Jones

Danyel Surrency Jones is a proclaimed “Vision Chaser”, business strategist and philanthropist, with two decades of executive leadership and sales & marketing experience in Fortune 500 companies to tech start-up […]

Daria Offord

Bio coming soon…

Darlisa Diltz

Hardworking, Entrepreneurial, Energetic, Passionate, Ethical, and Creative are just a few words to describe me. I take pride in delivering effective strategies with regard to business development, strategic planning, and […]

Darrell Franklin

Darrell is the Head of Product in the Capital One Garage. He is an established customer experience, technology and peopleleader with a proven track record increasing sales, increasing users, developing […]

David Evans

David Evans is the Managing Partner of Sentiero Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in artificial intelligence enabled software businesses.  He is a serial entrepreneur & technologist who started […]

David Evenden

David is an experienced offensive security operator/analyst with 10 years of active work experience inside the Intelligence Community (IC). During his time inside the IC, he learned Persian Farsi, worked […]

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 […]

Dennis Cail

Dennis Cail, Co-Founder & CEO at Zirtue is a Navy Veteran, seasoned award winning entrepreneur, board member, Forbes Next 1000 Honoree, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year-Southwest Winner. Dennis has […]

Denny Darmo

Mr. Denny Darmo began his career on Wall Street in 1994 excelling in the equity, debt, and commercial real estate sides of the securities markets. With a career in finance […]

Dr. Antonio Rozier

Dr. Antonio Rozier co-founded Ark Medical Cannibus clinic in early 2022 with the intention of providing compliant medical evaluations for Texas patients with significant diseases and conditions, through the Texas […]

Dr. Frank Webster

Dr. Frank Webster is the Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas supporting more than 16 million […]

Dr. Lin Lin Lipsmeyer

Dr. Lin Lin Lipsmeyer is Professor of Teaching and Learning and Department Chair at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU. Her research, which focuses on Technology […]

Drew Snow

Drew Snow is the Vice President for Client Engagement for DTC Global. DTC Global assists the United States Defense Department vendors to comply with new stringent data security requirements. He […]

Duan Dankesreiter

Duane is the Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber. Duane oversees the Research team which is responsible for creating research products that support the […]

Eric Engineer

Eric Engineer joined S3 Ventures in 2018 and is currently a Partner. He serves on the boards of S3 Ventures portfolio companies: NoiseAware, QbDVision, RepVue, Sumatra, Videate, and VUV Analytics. […]

Erik Day

Erik Day is the head of Dell Technologies Small Business division, driving initiatives that support the company’s goals around helping entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale and micro-businesses prosper globally. Day has […]

Gary Peat

•25 years investing in B2B cloud software in the Southeast•20 years general partner at seed-stage VC investor primarily in healthcare•Multiple operator roles, including interim CEO, CFO, and VP Bus Dev•5.1X […]

Gerald Youngblood

Gerald Youngblood is an award-winning, seasoned technology and gaming executive. As the Chief Marketing Officer for Lenovo North America, he drives the regional marketing and communications for the leading global […]

Gina Scheer

Gina Scheer has been coined in Dallas as someone who has never met a stranger. Her passions include traveling around the world and learning about new cultures, meeting & connecting […]

Heather Gregory

Heather Gregory is an ecosystem builder, place maker, community organizer, and entrepreneur based in Denton, TX. Heather has served as the Director of Stoke Coworking since January 2017 and as […]

Hillary Kramer Lynch

Hillary Lynch serves businesses and entrepreneurs as acommercial litigator and employment law advisor. Hillary has more than a decade of civil litigation experience in federal courts, state courts, and arbitrations […]

Holly Burrow

Holly is a serial entrepreneur and female founder advocate whose mission is to change the founder experience through connection and access to resources through her company, EqALL. Holly supports early-stage […]

Hubert Zajicek

Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, is CEO & Co-founder of Health Wildcatters, a top ranked healthcare accelerator and fund in Dallas, TX. Health Wildcatters provides mentorship, capital and guidance to up […]

Jaci Hays

Jaci Hays has cemented herself as a vanguard of the rapidly evolving industries of gaming, esports and media. As Chief Corporate Alliance Officer of FaZe Clan, the world’s largest and […]

Jack Hooper

Jack Hooper is on a mission to modernize health insurance and employee benefits. Jack is the founder of Take Command Health, a software platform focused on introducing a new model […]

James Loomstein

With more than 15 years experience in strategic planning, digital marketing and consumer insights, James is all about staying a step ahead of the digital marketing status quo. An industry […]

Jasmin Brand

Jasmin Brand is an award-winning marketer and serial entrepreneur who’s built a solid reputation as an out-of-the-box innovator and expert at the business of strategic collaboration and partnerships.  In 2022, […]

Jason Lake

Jason Lake is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Complexity Gaming, one of America’s longest standing and most successful esports organizations, which is now owned by Jerry Jones […]

Jaye Watts

Jaye Watts is the Founder & CEO of Coexist Gaming. Jaye was born in Dominican Republic and raised in Dallas, Texas. Jaye graduated from Standard University, EE.  Jaye’s drive to […]

Jeff Francis

Jeff Francis is one of two founding partners of ENO8, a Dallas based innovation studio that helps companies massively reduce risk and improve their odds of successfully launching digital products. […]

Jeff Mains

Jeff Mains is an expert at turning ideas into enterprises. He has built five companies totaling over $200 million in combined revenue, and four have been acquired by strategic buyers. […]

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer is a passionate healthcare entrepreneur striving to make a positive difference in the lives of young women. After nearly 15 years in healthcare and higher education marketing, Jennifer set […]

Jerod “DTOX” Davies

JEROD DAVIES aka DTOX is a multifaceted self-taught artist raised in Dallas, Texas by way of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Coming from a long line of visual artists in his immediate […]

Jerry Fellows

Jerry Fellows consults with clients on their objectives and provides strategic legal guidance on their most important issues, enhances their intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies, and helps prepare them […]

Jerry Hawkins

Jerry Hawkins is the Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (DTRHT), part of a national 14-place initiative by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Dallas TRHT’s mission is to […]

Jesse Mendez

Talent Development, Executive Coach and Human Resource industry leader. Jesse has built talent development organizations for multibillion-dollar companies to solve unique challenges and optimize corporate investments.

Jessica Bahlman

Wife, Educator, Thinker, Strategist, and Entrepreneur. As an educator, she led and coordinated tours for students traveling abroad, from Asia across Europe and North America. Regarding enterprise, she built a […]

Jessica Vittorio

Jessica Vittorio is the Managing Attorney of The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio. Her practice is based in Dallas, TX and focuses on providing startups and small business owners with […]

Jim Adler

Jim AdlerFounding Managing Director and Board MemberToyota Ventures Jim Adler is the founding managing director of Toyota Ventures, and an executive advisor at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He also serves […]

Jim Chester

Jim Chester is a partner in Dallas-based technology boutique law firm Klemchuk LLP. Jim has spent the last 25 years advising companies worldwide and on the Internet to address legal […]

Jimmy Ouyang

Jimmy Ouyang leads product development and operations for KINTO US, Toyota’s mobility brand.  Jimmy joined to KINTO in early 2020, where he guided the team through the onset of COVID, […]

Joe Jubrala

Joe has 7 years’ experience analyzing and investing across the global internet and game industries, prior to joining Wonder Works. His lifelong love for gaming has centered around its ability […]

Joel Roberson

Joel E. Roberson is a Washington, D.C., attorney and a member of the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group. Mr. Roberson’s practice focuses on public policy development,legislative advocacy and […]

John Davidson

John Davidson, TEDx and active speaker on gaming and youth marketing, is formerly the Head of Partnerships at GameStop, currently Founder and CEO of Davidson Learning Company (DLC), leads esports […]

John Randall

John N. Randall, CEO of Zyvex Labs, Executive VP of Teliatry, Executive VP at NanoRetina, Adjunct Professor at UT Dallas, and Fellow of the AVS, IEEE, and Micro Nano Engineering […]

John Terry

Early in his career, John designed and built high-powered television stations, later moving into product management where he led technology development and worked with the television networks during the conversion […]

Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris is a Fort Worth-based entrepreneur, created a fresh take on the barbershop experience in 2014 with the Fort Worth Barber Shop, which has since become one of the […]

Josh Alballero

Josh is the CEO of IOOGO Inc, a finance-as-a-service company that provides the perfect combination of technology and personalized support. He’s been a successful entrepreneur for over 15 years. During […]

Josh Hunt

Joshua and his diverse team provide Culture As A Service. With hands-on experience in all levels of engagement, including performance, functional, and integration. By leveraging his skillsets and the Electric […]

Juan Carlos Ramirez

Originally from Kansas but of Mexican descent, Juan Carlos Ramirez began his career at an early age collaborating with his father in Spanish Radio La Super X 1250 AM in […]

Justin Kenna

Justin Kenna is an experienced executive in gaming, esports, and media. Former CFO at FaZe Clan. Previously at Madison + Vine, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young, and belongs […]

Justin Mink, CFE

Justin Mink, CFE, has spent a career in leadership and founder roles at companies that have grown from 0-1000s of employees, raised millions of dollars in capital, and been valued […]

K.G. Graham

K.G. Graham is a Dallas-based Panamanian entrepreneur, digital media-marketing strategist, and story teller. In 2011, after leaving a government contractor job overseas, he returned stateside. Having spent time in media […]

Kathy Guzman Galloway

Kathy Guzmán Galloway is a girl mom, entrepreneur, strategist and 20 year veteran of the CPG marketing world. She is the CEO at kgalloway consulting, where she helps small businesses […]

Kayla Nimer

A great asset to any team, willing to go above and beyond to contribute to company success. Dedicated and motivated to maintain customer satisfaction, and very results-driven with proven ability […]

Keith Davidson

Keith enables companies to succeed through insightful and proactive consulting CFO services. As a strategic partner, he provides intuitive guidance and a structured management reporting and planning framework for strategic […]

Kellen Jemeyson, CPA

Kellen has over 12 years of experience leading accounting and finance teams, specializing in profitability and finding the intersections between operational data and financial insight. He has been with Smart […]

Kevin Carrillo

Kevin Carrillo is the host of the Cannabinoid Connect podcast, one of the nation’s top cannabis podcasts focused on news, policies, tech trends, social justice, investing, cultivation, and the plant’s […]

Kevin Castillo

Leading Global Sales and Alliances at Quisitive, Kevin Castillo is a veteran sales executive and Microsoft technology expert. With nearly three decades of enterprise sales experience, Kevin possesses proven strategies […]

Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight is the Founder and CEO of Urban Events Global (UEG), a travel company of professional, African-American adventure seekers. Urban Events Global encourages travelers to experience all that life […]

Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker is the global head of cultural and consumer insights at CAA Brand Consulting. In this role, he helps brands interpret macro-level cultural shifts and understand the attitudes, opinions […]

Kristin Diaz

Kristin Diaz is the co-anchor of the KRLD Afternoon News, weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. She returns to Dallas-Fort Worth, where she once worked at KDAF CW 33. Kristin […]

Kristy Alballero

Kristy is the President and COO of IOOGO Inc, a finance-as-a-service company that provides the perfect combination of technology and personalized support. She has over 17 years of experience building […]

Kumar Narala

Kumar is CEO, Chief Platform Architect, & Founder of Re-VIVE, a Process Intelligence company bringing an ML Based Recommendations Engine and Process Analytics to the Process Mining (Automated Process Discovery & […]

LaGina R. Harris

LaGina R Harris is an entrepreneur who focuses on social impact. LaRae Infinity strives to challenge the norm and support growth for women and the communities they are working in. […]

LaShaunda Rene

LaShaunda P. René (LPR), Vice President, Texas Market for TruFund Financial Services a National, US Treasury-Certified, Non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). LaShaunda isresponsible for leading market operations and expansion, […]

Lauren Becker

Lauren R. Becker is a Dallas labor and employment and litigation attorney who focuses her practice on a range of matters in complex business and labor and employment arenas. Ms. […]

Lauren Tyra

Dr. Tyra joined Green Park & Golf in 2017 and serves as Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining Green Park & Golf, she completed graduate studies in the Neuroscience program […]

Leah Frazier

Leah Frazier is a two-time Emmy Award-Winning entrepreneur, attorney, media personality and best selling author. She was named as one of the top 10 inspiring black women in Marketing and […]

Leah Lakstins

Leah Lakstins is a native Kentuckian with a passion for facilitating amazing consumer experiences that educate and entertain. Before her cannabis career, she assisted commercial roofing contractors grow their businesses. She […]

Leah Reznicek

Leah has led the HR team at Smart Business Concepts since September of 2021. She has over 9 years of experience in Human Resources, supporting and empowering a global tax […]

Lex Keen

Lex Keen is the CEO of SecureFoundry, a technology firm specializing in commercializing and domesticating high end microelectronics for the US government. They currently support DoD programs of record with […]

Lisa Jordan

Lisa believes people can solve the most complex and confounding business problems with the right mix of teamwork, processes, and technology. For over 30 years, she has helped business and […]

Lubbock Smith III

Lubbock Smith III, a native and resident of Dallas, TX (Oak Cliff), serves as Director of Community Development & Vista Outreach for Vista Bank. In this role, he does lending, […]

Malur Narayan

Malur is a proven technology business leader with over 28 years of experience in technology industry having worked in five continents. He brings an effective combination of corporate &entrepreneurial experience […]

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, […]

Maria Hall

Maria Hall is a Business Development Officer with the LiftFund, the largest micro-lender in the United States. In this capacity, she serves as a resource for small business owners by […]

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 […]

Mark Melton

Mark Melton is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight’s Dallas office. He focuses on corporate and federal income taxation issues related to domestic and international transactions of private equity […]

Marty McDonald

Marty McDonald is the Founder and CEO of education and empowerment platform Boss Women Media, as well as children’s clothing brand Elle Olivia. Like many, Marty McDonald wanted to live […]

Matt Acosta

Matt Acosta is a complex commercial and Intellectual Propertylitigator and adviser experienced in a variety of matters, including those involving breaches of contract, trade secret and unfair competition, patent and […]

Matt Alexander

Matt is the co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods.In his spare time, amongst other things, Matt is co-founder of not-for-profit retail concept, Unbranded, co-host of Bonanza! on Relay FM, a […]

Matt Coburn

Chief Data Scientist and Co-Founder of Tangible Intelligence  Matt has designed and built machine learning solutions across industries including systems used for sensitive trading decisions at top tier hedge funds and […]

McKaye Black

McKaye Black serves as the Senior Business Design Strategist for the C1 Innovation Lab, where she is responsible for identifying and supporting the innovation needs of the members of the […]

Michael Pratt

Michael Pratt is the Co-founder and CEO of Panamplify, a company using artificial intelligence to automate client report building for marketing agencies. Panamplify was born out of insights identified while […]

Michael Ruiz

Executive Director at Dallas Independent School District Experienced Educational Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in English as a Second Language (ESL), Classroom […]

Michael T. Baldwin, IAP

Michael T. Baldwin is the former Assistant Vice President of concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  A seasoned executive with over thirty years of diverse experience in Airport Concessions […]

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cariloop, a digital care company and public benefit corporation based in Richardson, Texas. Since founding the company in 2012, Michael […]

Michelle Reed

Michelle has nearly two decades of experience advising companies, boards, and executives on navigating the evolving risks in privacy and cybersecurity regulation, enforcement, and class action litigation. She assists clients […]

Michelle Rider

Every day, I apply my passion for technology and design, competitive drive, and personal leadership skills to engage customers, increase revenue and inspire high-performing teams. Serving as Senior Vice President […]

Mike Marcantonio

Mike is a Partner at LiveOak and has been investing in high growth businesses for more than a decade. Prior to joining LiveOak, Mike was a Principal with Blue Heron […]

Mike Rufail

Bio coming soon!

Mike Yates

I am the Senior Managing Director of Product Design at the TFA Reinvention Lab, powered by Teach For America. I’m working with an incredible team to build new products that […]

Mobolaji Sokunbi

Mobolaji Sokunbi is the Director, Alternative Routes to Market (ARM) for Dell Technologies Small Business in North America. Over the course of his career at Dell he has held key […]

Mohaimina Haque

The Law Office of Mohaimina Haque, PLLC is founded by Attorney Mohaimina “Mina” Haque. Her clients know her as Attorney Mina who is a determined advocate and a skilled problem […]

Mohamed Elwazer

Mohamed is founder and CEO of linedanceAI, a Dallas-based health technology startup. He is computer system engineer, specialized in machine learning and image processing. His professional experience has been focused on […]

Muhsinah Morris, Ph.D

Director of Virtual Reality Project at Morehouse College | Former Interim Department Chair, Chemistry | Assistant Professor, Education, Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education

Neha Kunte

Neha Kunte is the owner of MNK Infotech, Inc. an award-winning boutique IT company in the Dallas Ft-Worth region.  She is an accomplished executive and international thought leader with a […]

Nia-Tayler Clark

Nia-Tayler Clark, a lover of literacy, is a firm believer in the transformative power of education, representation, and access. While spending five years as a high school English teacher, she […]

Nick James

Nick is proven cyber security leader, with decade and a half of multi-industry, client-facing, and global experience in cyber security risk management, technology/security controls implementation, audit, compliance, and program/product development, […]

Nick Macknight

Nick Macknight is a partner at Hersh Interactive Group, the video gaming & interactive media investment arm of Kenneth A. Hersh’s family office in Dallas, TX. Hersh Interactive has been […]

Nik Hall

I am a follower of Christ, husband to the best wife, and the co-founder of vitafive, an emerging gummy vitamin brand with high quality ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. The humble […]

Oluwafemi “Femi” Okusanya

Head of Fourth Frame Studios, Femi is a leading creative director with extensive experience growing content studios. Mr. Okusanya is the recipient of numerous Streamy Awards, including best branded content in 2021. His extensive resume of […]

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 […]

Pankil Shah

Pankil Shah is an entrepreneur, founder, and content marketing expert with over 10 years of experience leading product and growth for tech companies. He is the CEO of Outranking.io, an […]

Parker Bergeron

Parker is an associate Attorney at Bellinger & Suberg, LLP and focuses his practice primarily on real estate and general business transactions. He joined Bellinger & Suberg, LLP in 2017, after […]

Paul Coggins

Paul Coggins is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s national White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice. Paul served as the U.S. Attorney for […]

Paul Hirsch

Paul brings deep mobility services and automotive market expertise to his role as CEO. Prior to Launch Mobility, Paul started and grew Evercar, an electric vehicle car share that served […]

Paul Nichols

Paul Nichols is the Executive Director for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is responsible for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship undergraduate and graduate curriculum […]

Phillip Wilkins

Phil Wilkins, was 20 year plus McDonald’s Multi-Unit Owner/Operator, who exceled at driving business growth, increasing profitability, and leading business turnarounds, by connecting with local communities, removing barriers to success, […]

Priscilla Dasilva

Priscilla Dasilva is the Owner of Positive Pri Photos, a Dallas based documentary style photographer and videographer. Since she began in 2018, she has done events, portraits, family, maternity and […]

Raamel Mitchel

Bio coming soon…

Rachel Gallagher

Rachel Gallagher, MS has spent nearly a decade uncovering challenges in healthcare, implementing solutions to engage people in their care and supporting new product discovery. Prior to her roles in […]

Rakesh Apte

Rakesh currently works for Dell Technologies Corporate Innovation team as a business leader with extensive experience developing fast-growing B2B, B2C, and B2G technology companies providing expertise in corporate strategy, operations, […]

Ray Jones

Raymond is a Cybersecurity expert that has designed, implemented, and maintained solutions from smb to enterprise. As the former VP of information security and engineering at CyberlinkASP, and Founder of […]

Reese Ormand

Reese is the CEO of Techvera, one of Denton’s fastest growing technology firms. Once a tiny computer repair shop, Reese rebranded, assembled a team of technology experts, reinvented the business […]

Rene Archambault

Deputy Director, SMU Guildhall + Frisco ISD Board President Rene is the Deputy Director for SMU Guildhall. A graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Rene’ began her […]

Richard Y. Cheng, JD, CHC

Richard Y. Cheng’s practice focuses on corporate transactions and advises clients on cannabis regulatory matters. Richard developed a cannabis regulatory and corporate practice in 2013 and grew his practice by […]

Rickey McCoy

Rickey McCoy is a gaming enthusiast with a true passion for players. He is currently a Senior Development Manager at Riot Games in Los Angeles. He was Product Owner for […]

Robert Akin

Robert Akin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CRC. He directs CRC’s strategic vision and high-level operations to align with our motto, “Implement. Empower. Sustain.” Robert believes that […]

Robert Hill

Robert S. Hill is a Dallas intellectual property (IP) attorney who focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent litigation cases. Mr. Hill has litigated in a […]

Robin Alex

Robin Alex is a Co-Founder of HighLevel, the #1 white-label marketing platform for agencies. Prior to HighLevel, Robin founded multiple businesses in the Digital Tech space including Innovate Fast, a […]

Rocky Garza

Rocky knows firsthand how difficult it can be to identify what makes us unique on our own. We get caught in insecurities and fears. We tend to spend too much […]

Rodney (Rod) Wetterskog

Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean Corporate Relations, the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), University of Texas at Dallas where he engages industry in research and recruiting partnerships. He […]

Romelia Flores

Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor, IBM Industry Engineering Lab Romelia’s industry experiences combined with her unique software development and design expertise make her one of IBM’s most highly sought-after innovators. […]

Ross O’Brien

Chair, Entrepreneurship Director, Center for Business as Mission, Dallas Baptist University Ross O’Brien has been teaching at Dallas Baptist University since 2003. Prior to that time, he started and ran […]

Roxanne Rapske

Roxanne “The Franchise Genie” Rapske, helps individuals realize their dream of business ownership through franchising. Combining her 20+ years of experience in Corporate America and the knowledge of starting a […]

Sara Waskow

Sara Waskow is a Franchise Specialist and the Owner of FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma. Her area of expertise is matching individuals to the business investment that best fits […]

Sarah-Allen Preston

Afloat founder Sarah-Allen Preston has always been a celebrator of relationships. As a professional event planner, she knew how important it is to celebrate your tribe and have fun doing it, […]

Saurav Purkayastha

Saurav Purkayastha is a Managing Director at Accenture.  He leads Technology Services for the Resources Client Group within the South Market Unit. In this role, he is responsible for all […]

Shahed Kader

Shahed took a different route to law. Before launching the practice, he worked in sales and growth for software companies for 10 years while attending law school at night–giving him […]

Shay Phillips

Shay Phillips is a nationally recognized marketing and tech executive who has extensive experience working in start-up environments within large corporations where she creates new organizational structures and business models.  […]

Shayda Torabi

Shayda Torabi is the Co-Founder and CEO of RESTART CBD, Texas’ premier cannabis brand. Shayda is also the host of the popular cannabis and marketing podcast To Be Blunt, interviewing leading brands […]

Shelby Bishop

Shelby is the CEO of MoonTaxi. MoonTaxi is the first out of a world cannabis experience. Not only do our dispensaries provide first class service but first class products. MoonTaxi […]

Simon Mak

Dr. Simon Mak is Professor of Practice in the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics and the Executive Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox […]

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 […]

Steve Grubbs

CEO at VictoryXR * Founder ChalkBites and Victory Companies * YPO *

Steve Willis, CFE

Steve Willis is the President of AdvantaClean, the nation’s leading franchise specializing in indoor air quality, mold remediation and emergency water restoration services.  As President, Steve guides the growth of […]

Steven Levy

Known as “America’s premier technology journalist” (Washington Post), Steven Levy has been covering the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. He […]

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith (@snstexas) has a deep belief that everyone is a #changemaker. As an award-winning serial social entrepreneur #socent, she strives to harness the powerful force of #changemakers to create […]

Tamera Jackson

Tamera (TJ) exited a lifelong career in the automotive industry to launch Rootines, a patient engagement platform marrying remote patient monitoring with patient reported outcomes.  Inspired by visits with an […]

Tarsha Hearns

Tarsha Polk Hearns is an experienced professional with over 20 years of combined marketing, sales, corporate training and entrepreneurial expertise. She currently serves as the Senior Director of The DEC […]

Tashara Parker

Tashara Parker is an Emmy award-winning journalist at ABC News in Dallas, Texas covering transportation as well as diversity and inclusivity-focused stories. Featured as one of WFAA’s preeminent voices, the […]

Taylor Crumpton

Taylor Crumpton is the online arts editor for FrontRow, D Magazine’s arts and entertainment blog. She is a proud Dallasite who believes the city has one of the best cultural […]

Taylor Shead

Taylor Shead is the Founder and CEO of STEMuli Studios. STEMuli Studios is the first company in the United States to launch an educational metaverse in a public school. Taylor […]

Terrence Maiden

Terrence Maiden currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Russell Glen, a real estate development and investment company that is based in Dallas, Texas. He draws on more than two […]

Thomas Bispham

Thomas was the CEO of Virtual Control, which he co-founded in 2017 – a Hong Kong based startup with the mission to solve real world problems in the supply chain […]

Tiffany Pham

Tiffany Pham is recognized as one of the leaders of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) movement. She is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at […]

Tim Williams, CFE

Tim Williams is a Certified Franchise Executive with more than 25 years in the franchise industry. Williams’ experience, however, spans into various fields, including commercial real estate, franchise licensing, and […]

Todd Strosnider

For nearly 20 years, Todd has focused his career on developing leaders and teams through innovative programs, tools and technologies. His early career focused supporting and educating new supervisors to […]

Tom Woolsey

Thomas Woolsey has deep experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, financings, and debt and equity offerings. Thomas advises clients in transactions that involve a broad range of industries, […]

Tray Thompson

Tray Thompson serves as the Corporate Social Responsibility/Community Relations Manager for Mavs Gaming, where he works to bridge the social and digital gaps through organic DE&I community programs, creating a […]

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 […]

Valeska Pederson Hintz

Valeska Pederson Hintz’s practice focuses on the areas of corporate and securities laws. She represents entrepreneurs and investors in venture financings and regularly manages mergers and acquisition and special purpose […]

Veena Somareddy

Veena Somareddy is the CEO of Neuro Rehab VR, a VR healthcare start-up aimed at building virtual reality therapy exercises for physical therapy. Her accolades include being recognized as a […]

Vera Gavrilovich

Vera Gavrilovich is the Vice President of Marketing for Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NYSE: NOVA), a leading residential solar and energy storage service provider, with customers across the U.S. and its […]

VR Small

VR Small, is the founder and chief executive officer, for the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center (VWEC), a national initiative, launched in southern Dallas, to empower entrepreneur women associated with the […]

Wen Zhang

Wen is the Founder and CEO of INNW Institute, with a mission to empower and support founders to grow and scale their business via pitching.   Wen succeeds in both the […]

Wendy Howell

Wendy Howell is the CEO at Executive Council Network. ECN is an invite only executive council that provides opportunities for connections, community, executive elevation and venture investments. We work collectively […]

William Hurley

William Hurley is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, […]

Yanira Borges

Yanira is a positive powerhouse fueled by an “it can be done” mindset. She’s energetic, encouraging, and brings people together to get things done. She is quantitative, curious, a collaborator, […]

Yasmine Salem Hamdan

Yasmine Salem Hamdan is a brand protection lawyer, business strategist, & educator in business & entrepreneurship. She is also the founder of Coaches & Company, a legal startup & media […]

Yoram Solomon

Dr. Yoram Solomon is the Author of The Book of Trust and 12 more books, 9 patents, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 technologies, for […]

Zach Letter

Utilizing the power of new media and their creative backgrounds, Megan and Zach Letter founded Wonder Works Studio with a vision to create an all-encompassing super-studio that can make any […]

Zak Wallace

Zak Wallace is an Atlanta native and restaurateur with roots in the music industry. He is committed to improving the plague of illnesses and lack of exposure to information within […]