Mr. Crawford is a Co-founder and President of Coltala Holdings. He has over 15 years of experience in investing, asset management and building operating teams. As a Managing Director of Avesta Holdings, Mr. Crawford led business development activities; identified capital and acquisitions, special situation opportunities and managed key investor relationships. Mr. Crawford helped build Avesta’s … Continue reading Interview with Edward Crawford – Episode 35
As Jacob and David were walking into a 7-Eleven, a homeless man approached them begging for money. Jacob reached into his pocket, pulled out a five-dollar bill and gave it to the homeless man. When the man reached for it, Jacob maintained a tight grasp. The man suddenly turned and looked up at Jacob, holding the bill tightly.
Think of a famous chef, and adjectives such as "serious," "rigid," or even "arrogant " may come to mind, not so with Johnny Carrabba. Johnny's style of cooking is, well, fun. Talking about his PBS show, Cucina Amore, with uncle and fellow chef Damian Mandola, Johnny says, "We're having fun… I mean that's what cooking … Continue reading Interview with Johnny Carrabba – Episode 33
This week I continue my conversation with Austin. Dallas-based entrepreneur Austin Eudaly made his name in oil and gas, but a recent pivot has led him to the completely disparate industries of film and online dating.
Dallas-based entrepreneur Austin Eudaly made his name in oil and gas, but a recent pivot has led him to the completely disparate industries of film and online dating. He began working in the oil and gas industry in 2005 holding positions for Meredith Land & Minerals Co., Flatiron Energy Partners, and most recently served as managing partner at … Continue reading Interview with Austin Eudaly Part 1 – Episode 31
Jim Bayless is an attorney, former U.S. government official, and current Texas gubernatorial appointee with broad expertise in the intersection of business and government. For over 35 years Mr. Bayless has represented and counseled domestic and international corporate clients on legislative and regulatory matters before the federal, state, and local governments. Prior to founding his … Continue reading Interview with Jim Bayless – Episode 30
Willie Baronet is the former owner and creative director of GroupBaronet (now MasonBaronet). His advertising and design work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA Graphic Design Annual, New York Art Directors Annual, The One Show, Print Casebooks, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club Annual and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, organized by the … Continue reading Interview with Willie Baronet – Episode 29
Chef Lance was formerly the executive chef of two restaurants in the Texas Hill Country, before opening the much loved and celebrated McGarity’s Saloon in the East Texas destination town of Jefferson. After McGarity’s, he and his (accomplished professional BBQ Pitmaster) wife Bailey decided to move west to try and further hone his skills by … Continue reading Interview with Lance McWhorter – Episode 28
As an accomplished leader and hiring executive with over 25 years of experience, Kurt has demonstrated the ability to not only identify and attract extraordinary talent quickly, but match exceptional people to great teams – ensuring a win-win relationship for both the client and the individual. Additionally, he brings proven expertise from Fortune 500 and … Continue reading Interview with Kurt VandeMotter – Episode 27
Rick Campbell is a true American business success story. In 1990 he founded Portacool, Inc and introduced the first generation of portable evaporative coolers. Working tirelessly to grow the company by getting such organizations as the Dallas Cowboys, the U.S. Olympic Corporation and scores of others worldwide to adopt the Portacool cooler Rick grew the … Continue reading Interview with Rick Campbell Episode – 26