TeXchange Houston Releases Fall 2012 Schedule of Houston Networking Events for Technology Executives

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TeXchange Houston today announced its fall dinner seminar series schedule of events for Houston technology executives.

TeXchange Houston Technology Networking Charles Bedard

TeXchange Houston Technology Networking

Practical how-to advice on the latest management tools and what the CEOs are able to take back and apply to their companies immediately is the real value of Houston TeXchange.

TeXchange Houston today announced its fall dinner seminar series schedule of events for Houston technology executives.

Houston networking fall 2012 events include:

Thursday, August 16th: Capital & Financial Management with special focus on Financial & Expense Management including success factors for attracting “Useful Capital”. This seminar will address: What are the financing and funding options in today’s marketplace? What attributes do companies need to attract useful capital for growth and wealth creation?

Thursday, September 13th: Leadership & Management with special focus on Leadership Effectiveness. This seminar will address business strategy and leadership practices for our “Twitter” world, including management processes. The panel will present guidance on how institutional investors view leadership, on measuring progress and success in leadership arena.

Thursday, October 25th: Leadership & Management with special focus on Management Effectiveness. The seminar will cover the hallmarks of effective management, what to expect from employees in key positions, and what investors require from a company’s business model. The seminar will address the purpose of governance, the roles of a company board and/or advisors, and when to obtain outside perspective when making investments or strategy decisions.

“Beyond the practical how-to advice on the latest management tools and leadership strategies, what the CEOs are able to take back and apply to their companies immediately is the real value of Houston TeXchange,” commented Garry E. Meier, TeXchange Chairman, sponsor, and Ephor Group Chairman. “The metrics, tools, and processes shared at TeXchange are the fundamental tactics we’ve seen distinguish market laggards from leaders in the institutional investment community.”

Speaker’s for the upcoming August 16th event titled, “Capital & Financial Management” include: Bart Goodwin of Cypress Growth Capital, and Bill Ashbaugh of Capital Southwest.

Panelists bios:
Barton Goodwin, Co-Founder Cypress Growth Capital
Barton is a native Texan with over 30 years of success working at premier companies in the information technology sector, with a focus on growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and management consulting. Prior to Cypress Growth Capital, Barton co-founded Cypress Point Partners an advisory firm focused on providing funding and driving revenue growth for emerging technology companies. His experience also includes serving as an executive at nGenera, a venture backed company focused on the business application of social media and collaboration. Barton spent 16 years at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he served as a Managing Partner in the U.S. consulting practice. During his tenure, he led the company’s Southwest Region, growing the unit from $20M to $80M over a five-year period. He then went on to manage the firm’s national consulting practices, including the Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management organizations. Barton began his career in information technology at Accenture, where he spent nine years in their Houston office. He received a double major in Economics and Managerial Studies in 1978 from Rice University. As a member of the Rice golf team, Barton earned All Southwest Conference honors three years, All America honors in 1976, and was elected to the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.

William M. Ashbaugh, Senior Vice President Capital Southwest
Bill joined Capital Southwest in 2001. Previously, he served as Managing Director in the corporate finance departments of Hoak Breedlove Wesneski & Co, Principal Financial Securities, Inc. and Southwest Securities and as First Vice President, Corporate Finance, with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes (now RBC Dain Rauscher). His experience includes direction of public offerings, private placements and merger and acquisition transactions. He holds an MBA summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin and a BS summa cum laude from Texas A&M University.

“At TeXchange we are committed to providing a learning format and network for executives, to utilize in developing your business,” commented Mr. Garry E. Meier. “Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in our 2nd half 2012 Playbook for Success.”

About the Houston TeXchange Events:
All TeXchange events are hosted at The Briar Club @ 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027 (complimentary valet parking)
The event fee, which includes dinner, is $25 for TeXchange members and $35 for non-members. Events are open to guests.

All TeXchange events are hosted from 6 to 9 pm with the following
schedule of activities:
6:00 p.m. - Networking and Cocktail Reception
6:45 p.m. - Program and Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Table Discussions, Presentations and Question & Answer Session
8:20 p.m. - Closing Comments/Wrap up

Why network with TeXchange?
I. The benefits of networking and getting to know your peers, community leaders, and financial and capital providers.
II. Learn and discuss management topics.
III. TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology oriented business community.
IV. Created exclusively for Houston C-level executives of technology centric organizations.

TeXchange Houston Mission: To provide a relevant resource and knowledge network to enable executives of technology businesses in the creation of wealth.

About TeXchange: TeXchange is critical to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of the Houston technology oriented business community. As we head into 2012, the TeXchange Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter would like to formally invite you to join our community as we strive to make Houston known as a preeminent hub for technology business.

TeXchange Houston Chapter Sponsors include:
Weaver LLP, http://www.weaverllp.com
Aventine Hill Partners Inc, http://www.aventinehillinc.com
Ephor Group LLC, http://www.ephorgroup.com
Fizer, Beck, Webster, Bentley, Scroggins, http://www.fizerbeck.com
Oracle, http://www.oracle.com

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors who have been so supportive!

MEMBER AND GUEST CONTACT for questions and to sign up for events:
Charles Bedard
713.401.9643    
http://www.texchange.org
houston(at)texchange(dot)org
24 E. Greenway Plaza suite 440
Houston, TX 77046

Read more online here:
http://www.ephorgroup.com/newsHoustonTeXchange2012.asp

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