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2017 Values and Ventures® - Judges and Mentors


Finalist Judges

Tony Ford, President, Success Fort Worth
Sathishkumar Gopalaswamy, Co-Founder and Cyber Security Specialist, Zecuris
Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, ColorJar
Sharon Leite, President, Sally Beauty Supply
Ron Parker , President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council 

First Round Judges

Jim Austin, Founder/Owner, Austin Company Commercial Real Estate
Chad Barrington, Senior Associate, CannonDesign
Darlene Boudreaux, Executive Director, TECH Fort Worth
Sean Buckley, Attorney, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel
Craig Burkert, Chief Financial Officer, Romco
Molly Cain, Director, Venture Technology Relationships, Department of Homeland Security
John Cockrell Jr., Vice President, Cockrell Enovation
Hugo Diaz, Founding Partner, Danta Group
Don Engleman, Managing Partner, North Harbor Associates LLC
Garett Essl, Partner, CG Northern Development
John Fucci, Associate, Steelhead Capital Management
Jeff Gaw, Founder and Principal, Gaw Properties
Lorie Gibbons, Founder and CEO, Fit4 Business Group
Matt Groves, Partner, Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
Fred Hamm, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Velocis
Tim Hardman, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Energy by 5
Ryan Hortsman, CFO and CCO, Kildare Partners US LLC
Chris Jordan, President, Chief Steward and Co-founder, Electro Acoustics
Les Kreis, Mng Partner, Bios Partners, and Mng Principal, Steelhead Capital Management
Jenna Lee, Owner, Splurge Events
Jonathan Lee, CEO, Marshall Young Insurance, and President, El Aman Partners LLC
Brooke Lively, President, Cathedral Capital Inc.
Ron Mittelstaedt, CEO, Waste Connections
Dave Moran, Founding Partner, Deep Relevance Partners LLC
Mike Murphy, Managing Partner, Lift ACM Advisors
Mike Murphy, Principal, Powerhouse Retail Services
Jan Norton, Owner, Jan Norton LLC
John Nowlan, President, Gulf Chemical International Group
Jeff Paine, Advisor, Goldman Sachs
Carolyn Phillips, Owner and Chief Alchemist, Alchemy Pops
Robert Pollock, Consultant, Culture Index
Doug Renfro, President, Renfro Foods Inc.
Kayvon Shahbaz, CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance, Inspirus
Steve Shields, President, Transportation Property Company
Steve Spetnagel, Whileaway Ventures
Walter Steimel, Principal, The Steimel Law Group
Norman Stout, Executive, Desert Island Restaurants
Hillary Strasner, Former Owner and CEO, ProLab Inc.
Tonya Veasey, Founder and CEO, Open Channels Group
Gerry Williams, Principal, G. Williams Consulting
Victoria Wise, Founder, Tanglewood Moms, and VP Marketing, JZ Developments 

Elevator Pitch Judges

Todd Boullion, Chief Marketing Officer, NRCCUA
James Fair, COO, Agile Management Enterprises
Felipe Gutierrez, Account Manager, AT&T
Amy Ladd, Co-Owner, J Ladd & Associates
Elizabeth Pishny, VP Global Marketing and Development, Esperanza International
Claudia Zavala, General Manager, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. 

Josh Agren, Whitley Penn
Brent Bednarik, RumorsList
Hayden Blackburn, TECH Fort Worth
Mark Borge, Best Facility Services
Joe Brown, HF Custom Solutions
Sean Carr, Stoneburgh Management
Clint Carter, Luminent
Jubert Chavez, Trinity Industries Inc.
Kyle Cornett, Dunaway Associates
Cameron Cushman
Rob Davis, Ernst & Young
Jennifer Deerman, ReMax
Shane Deerman, DKI Drilling Products
Brenda DeVore, Edward Jones
James Fair, Agile Management Enterprises
Mike Field, Agile Management Enterprises
Michelle Gagne, Novartis
Kevin Grace, Agile Management Enterprises
Chris Handy, ThinkHandy
Tyler Head, Corbett Capital
Jonathan Henderson, Polsinelli Shughart
Aliah Henry, Dallas Furniture Bank
Jeanne Hood, Novartis
Jameen Hudelson, DynCorp
Linda Lacoste, TCU EMBA Program
Amy Ladd, J Ladd & Associates
Mike Larsen, U.S. Bowling Congress
Steve Litke, Blaies & Hightower LLP
James Marsh, InVentiv Health Communications
Keith Marshall, Abbot Laboratories
Jeff Martinelli, Uptown Cheapskate
Jake Mattison, Skunkworks Consulting
Justin McMillan, Integrity Directional Services
Jeffrey Montgomery, Cendera Bank
Andrew Nelson, Karman Line Industries
Tracie Patterson, Indie Consulting
Tamara Payne, Ensemble Co-Working
Jesse Peltier, P&H Casters
Cal Quigley, Reforming Academics
Greg Saltsman, Southern Oak Consulting
Shawn Smith, Clearfork Wealth Management
Jeremy Spann, Stoneburgh Management 
John Staab, Motive Real Estate Group 
Justin Staffel, Ernst & Young
Jeff Tippey, Intelligent Rail Systems
Austin Tucker, QBE North America
Luke Wittenbraker, Mactech
Jim Womack, UbiQual Inc.
Claudia Zavala, Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co.