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Rex Kurzius is a serial entrepreneur. Since the age of 23, Rex has started and sold numerous companies. Rex’s expertise is in staffing services and software. His vision has resulted in tremendous growth and recognition for his companies including: Deloitte & Touche's "Technology Fast 500," Deloitte & Touche's "Texas Crescent Technology Fast 500," Southern Methodist University's "Dallas 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies," Metroplex Technology Business Council's "Tech Titans," Inc. Magazine's "500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies" and Inc. Magazine's "Hire Power Award 2012." Rex is also the former President of the Dallas Chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization and former Chairman of the North Texas Young Presidents' Organization. Today, Rex focuses his time working as an investor in LRK Partners, a holding company that makes investments and operates several businesses. Rex currently serves as Founder and President of the Timberhorn family of staffing companies as well as a SAAS software company called Asset Panda. In addition, Rex serves on the board of, and is an investor in, several other operating companies. Each business is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LRK operating under its own management, production and sales teams. Rex is passionate about entrepreneurship. He is a sought-after speaker and donates a significant amount of his time to mentoring entrepreneurs. Rex is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and lives with his wife and three children in Frisco, Texas.
Fresh out of the military with a lot of ambition and very little money, Joe Kesterson, his brother and a couple of friends scraped together enough money to open one mobile home sales lot under the name "Magna Homes." The four entrepreneurs developed a great sales training program and, with a lot of hard work, Magna Homes grew to 23 lots in carefully-selected locations throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. After only 11 years, Joe and his partners sold out to Palm Harbor Homes for 54 Million Dollars. A good deal of the consideration was in Palm Harbor Homes' stock which subsequently split three times. Over the past 20 years, Joe has established an outstanding track record as a successful entrepreneur in banking and other ventures. Currently, Joe is in the process of launching another mobile home sales company in the Southwest. His company is Titan Homes Inc., and Joe is a major partner and President of this newest venture.
Mr. Horton is a self-made, multi-millionaire and oversees his more than 50 retail financial outlets across the country. His company has been bestowed (twice) by Inc. Magazine with the designation as one of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in America. He now runs his financial empire from his own 12,000 sq. ft. villa surrounded by pools, creeks, waterfalls and a private coy-stocked lake. In addition to his primary endeavor, Charles has also become an excellent public speaker and teacher of goal-setting and finance. He conducts seminars around the country and shares his philosophy with seminar attendees.
Ron Hellstern has more than 40 years experience in medical practice management, both in hospital-based and office-based practices. He has held many Emergency Department Medical Directorships, as well as having been the Founder, President, and Chairman of a 17-unit urgent care network, a 23-hospital regional emergency department staffing group and a 500-provider multi-specialty group. Ron is currently the Principal and President at Medical Practice Productivity Consultants in Dallas. He also serves as the Principal of Hospital Practice Consultants LLC. He graduated with Honors from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Hellstern engages in practice management consulting as a way to give back and stay active in the field.
Tony Hartl is the CEO of PAH Capital. In addition to his contributions to the community, Tony has a passion for mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. He currently sits on the board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization dedicated to helping young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativities. Additionally, Tony has been a guest lecturer at The Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship at SMU’s Cox Business School. His achievements have been published in numerous well-known print media, including Inc. Magazine, Fortune Small Business and The Dallas Morning News.
Rick Garrett is currently President and Owner of Summit Metals Corporation in Boyd, Texas. He started his business in 1996 with knowledge and connections in sales. He has learned finance and operations from trial-and-error experience. Rick gives credit to a host of business owners who have advised and coached him along the way. Summit Metals is a major supplier of steel parts and weldments (sub-assemblies) to manufacturing companies throughout Texas and Oklahoma. With 25 years’ experience in the metal fabrication industry, Rick has enjoyed “paying it forward” by assisting and advising others as they get started in the manufacturing process.
David Casey has held C-level positions with Westron Communications, Inc. for over 20 years and currently serves the company as CEO. Subsequent to co-founding Westron in 1985 in the wake of the breakup of the Bell system, Dave helped build the company utilizing his background in the many disciplines of IT including mainframe, distributed and centralized processing, application delivery and WAN/ LAN networking. Prior to founding Westron, Dave served in various sales and sales management positions with Infinet, Inc. (now Memotec) and Unisys. Dave graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (minor in Music) and promptly relocated to Dallas, Texas.
Bruce Brown is the President and CEO of Rhino Steel Building Systems in North Texas. Rhino Steel Buildings was incorporated in 1998 to market and sell steel buildings nationwide with a direct sales force. Rhino markets its metal buildings through national print and web advertising campaigns. Bruce has instilled a focus on customer service, and that focus shows. In 2011, Rhino Steel Buildings attributed 37% of its annual revenue to repeat customer sales. Rhino has shipped metal buildings to all fifty states and several foreign countries. Prior to his continuing success at Rhino, Bruce was the President of the Classic Steel Frame Homes Division of NCI Building Systems as well as the Co-Founder and President of Patient Perceptions. Bruce is also a very proud graduate of Texas Tech University.
Frank Adams joined Physician Staffing Resources in 1998 as CEO and President. Thanks to Frank, PSR is now the leading physician management company for emergency physicians who own and operate their own medical practices. PSR manages over 2,000 health care providers serving over 4 million patients annually. Frank and his partner David Singley now have a major ownership position in the company. Frank was the COO, CFO and Board Member at CARE Systems from 1993-1998. CARE was an employee compensation technology and claims management company with 750 employees. From 1984 to 1993, Frank was a Principal at Brorson, Kay & Adams, P.C., which was a member of the international accounting and consulting firm Moore Stephens International. Frank is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas.