Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson is a founding partner of HPI Real Estate Services and Investments and serves as its managing partner overseeing day-to-day operations.

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Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson is a founding partner of HPI Real Estate Services and Investments and serves as its managing partner overseeing day-to-day operations.

Building on his quick success with Trammell Crow Company, Dick co-founded HPI in 1992 with two other Trammell executives. HPI has grown from a four-person development firm to a full-service real estate firm with over 150 employees with offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio and holds an active portfolio of over 15 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail products.

Dick began his real estate career as an intern for Trammell Crow Company while at Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, Dick turned his college internship into a five-year marketing career with Trammell, resulting in him serving as Marketing Director for the company’s industrial division before co-founding HPI.

Nikelle Meade

Nikelle Meade

Nikelle Meade is an attorney with the law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP in Austin, Texas. Meade’s practice is focused on representation of clients before state...

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Nikelle Meade

Nikelle Meade is an attorney with the law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP in Austin, Texas. Meade’s practice is focused on representation of clients before state, and local governmental agencies on real estate development, procurement, and economic development matters.

During prior legal appointments, she served as Judicial Intern for Justice Jack Hightower of the Supreme Court of Texas, as a Legislative Intern for State Representative Dawnna M. Dukes and as an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Minter Joseph & Thornhill, P.C. Ms. Meade's professional affiliations include the American Bar Association State and Local Government Section and Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law, the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Austin Bar Association, the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, the Real Estate Council of Austin, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).

Ms. Meade received a BA in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.

Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball is a founding general partner of Next Coast Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage information technology companies...

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Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball is a founding general partner of Next Coast Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage information technology companies, with a primary focus on internet, software, and technology-enabled business and consumer services.

Tom was previously at Austin Ventures from 2005-2015 where he served as a general partner. He was also the first investor in RetailMeNot, Inc. Prior to his involvement with Austin Ventures and RetailMeNot, Tom founded a number of successful companies, including Openfield Technologies (which later merged with Razorgator Interactive Group) where Tom was CEO, and eCoupons where Tom served as CEO until the sale of the company to Lifeminders.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Richard Reddick

Dr. Richard Reddick

Richard J. Reddick, Ed.D. is the inaugural associate dean for equity, community engagement, and outreach for the College of Education at The University of Texas...

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Dr. Richard Reddick

Richard J. Reddick, Ed.D. is the inaugural associate dean for equity, community engagement, and outreach for the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also an associate professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) at UT. Additionally, Dr. Reddick serves as the Assistant Director of the Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Reddick is the faculty co-chair for the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at Harvard University, and teaches in the Institute for Management Leadership in Education. Dr. Reddick earned his B.A. in Plan II Liberal Arts Honors at UT. He then went on to teach elementary and middle school in the Fifth Ward community of Houston, Texas. He went on to work in the student affairs field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Emory University. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Dr. Reddick's research has been highlighted on NPR, the Associated Press, PBS, the BBC, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he regularly presents his research at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). In addition to these scholarly activities, Dr. Reddick is a Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! champion, husband to Sherry, and most importantly, dad to a 12- and 10-year old. Dr. Reddick is the board chair of Montessori For All, the first public Montessori school in East Austin, and serves on the Austin Regional Board for IDEA Public Schools. He is a proud graduate of Department of Defense Dependent Schools and the former Johnston High School in East Austin.

Scott Harmon

Scott Harmon

Scott Harmon is the Founder and CEO of Swivel, a revolutionary digital leasing platform that empowers property owners and their leasing teams to engage more tenants, sign leases faster, and save costs for owners and occupants.

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Scott Harmon

Scott Harmon is the Founder and CEO of Swivel, a revolutionary digital leasing platform that empowers property owners and their leasing teams to engage more tenants, sign leases faster, and save costs for owners and occupants.

Scott started his career working for Hewlett Packard after completing his computer science degree from Iowa State. In the early 90s, Scott caught the software startup bug, first with Tivoli Systems (IBM) as VP of Marketing and Strategy, and then as co-founder and CEO of Motive Communications, which went public in 2004.

He then led two other tech startups, Alterpoint and Noesis Finance, both to private exits. In 2016, Scott launched Swivel, where he currently serves as CEO, bringing his startup count to five companies over a 25 year span.

Nikki Graham

Nikki Graham

Nikki Graham serves as Bank of America’s Austin Market President, the company’s enterprise leader in Austin. She works with company leaders across the region to help deliver a wide range of global financial services to more individuals and businesses locally...

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Nikki Graham

Nikki Graham serves as Bank of America’s Austin Market President, the company’s enterprise leader in Austin. She works with company leaders across the region to help deliver a wide range of global financial services to more individuals and businesses locally, as well as deepen relationships with existing customers. She also oversees corporate social responsibility activities including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts and culture projects, and employee volunteerism.

Nikki joined the bank in 1994. Since then she has held various positions in retail banking, change management, marketing, and enterprise business and community engagement across the Bank of America franchise. In addition to her job responsibilities, she serves on the boards of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Capital Idea, and Barton Springs Conservancy. Nikki was recognized in 2016 with the Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power award and in 2010 as the Austin Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Community Affairs Executive of the year. In 2008 she received the 40 under 40 award from the San Antonio Business Journal. She is an alumna of Leadership San Antonio and an affiliate member of Leadership Austin and is a sustaining member of the Austin Junior League

Dr. Rich Carney

Dr. Rich Carney

Dr. Rich Carney is a man of vision whose experience spans the military, government, church, and faith-based ministries

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Dr. Rich Carney

Dr. Rich Carney is a man of vision whose experience spans the military, government, church, and faith-based ministries. He has earned an impeccable reputation for mobilizing the business community in cities across North America, providing him with a unique cross-cultural and organizational perspective to maximize excellence.

In 2014, Dr. Carney became the Executive Director of Austin Bridge Builders Alliance (ABBA), which is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing and connecting all peoples to the needs and opportunities in the greater metro Austin area. ABBA acts as a neutral convener to bridge the region's local church, government, business and social sectors so that together, we can seek a better city and region.

Becky Heston

Becky Heston

After graduating from the University of Texas, Becky’s career began in 1983 and has covered a full range of real estate services...

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Becky Heston

After graduating from the University of Texas, Becky’s career began in 1983 and has covered a full range of real estate services, including project management, facility management as well as retail, office and industrial property management.

Commencing with the opening of the Domain in Austin, Becky and her team have become specialists in the management of vertical mixed-use projects. Becky was a Principal at Trammell Crow Company and a Managing Director at its successor, CBRE. Now as a Principal at Endeavor Real Estate Group, Becky is responsible for implementing the company’s property management services platform for projects in and around Austin. In this role, Becky oversees and coordinates management resources for property owners, asset managers and investors.

Chris Gagnon

Chris Gagnon

Chris Gagnon is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Chris co-leads McKinsey’s Organization Practice globally and is the head of the firm’s OrgSolutions group.

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Chris Gagnon

Chris Gagnon is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Chris co-leads McKinsey’s Organization Practice globally and is the head of the firm’s OrgSolutions group. He helps clients improve performance and health by taking an integrated approach, aligning organization design with culture, talent, change management, and leadership. He has worked with clients in many sectors, including consumer products, hospitality and leisure, private equity, and technology.

Chris has long been active in knowledge creation and publishing. He led the team that co wrote Real Change Leaders: How You Can Create Growth and High Performance at Your Company (Harmony Books, 1995) and has published numerous articles in the Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly on topics such as agility, analytics, leadership, and organizational health. Chris lives in Austin, Texas, after spending much of his career in the Northeast. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing chess, enjoying blues harmonica, and coaching youth basketball. Chris holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Aisha Gayle Turner

Aisha Gayle Turner

Aisha Gayle Turner is the Vice President of Advancement for IDEA Public Schools in Austin...

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Aisha Gayle Turner

Aisha Gayle Turner is the Vice President of Advancement for IDEA Public Schools in Austin where she is responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year strategy to meet ambitious external affairs goals for the region. Prior to her current role, Aisha served as the Managing Director of National Development for OneGoal, a college access and success non-profit; and as the Managing Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Teach For America - New York. She has held numerous positions in education, law and media, including practicing intellectual property law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Aisha has served as adjunct faculty at New York City College of Technology and on the board of trustees of Blair Academy and Behind the Book. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University, and a JD from Duke University School of Law.

Greg Gilmore

Greg Gilmore

Gregory S. Gilmore is chief executive officer of Planview and has been the driving force behind the company’s explosive growth for the past 20 years.

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Greg Gilmore

Gregory S. Gilmore is chief executive officer of Planview and has been the driving force behind the company’s explosive growth for the past 20 years.

Under Greg’s leadership, Planview pioneered the work and resource management category for enterprise software, grew the total addressable market from $300 million to $5 billion in just two years, increased revenue from $70 million in 2013 to more than $200 million in 2017, and expanded its global footprint to almost 800 employees serving 5,000 customers.

Greg has over 30 years of experience in sales, consulting, and operations management. His career includes tenures at Ernst & Young, Texas Instruments, James Martin & Co, and ABT. He is active in business and charity communities, having served as chairman of the board at Regents School of Austin and on the boards of the Hillview Christian Ministries and Foundation for the Homeless. Greg has a bachelor’s degree in business analysis from Texas A&M University.

Shelia McHargue

Shelia McHargue

Sheila McHargue is Managing Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield’s Austin market...

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Shelia McHargue

Sheila McHargue is Managing Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield’s Austin market. With more than 28 years of experience, Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge within the commercial real estate industry to her role. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, she served at Peloton Commercial Real Estate as the Vice President and Regional Director of Property Management for the Austin and San Antonio offices.

Starting her career in 1991 with Trammell Crow/CBRE, Sheila spent 16 years delivering property management services for a two million square foot office and retail portfolio. She later moved to Pyramid Properties (Aquila Commercial) where she managed operations for a three million square foot portfolio. Sheila has extensive experience in contracting and managing performance of third party property management, as well as agency leasing brokerage firms. In addition, she has participated in various acquisition, disposition and redevelopment transactions with Reit. Shelia received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.

Eric Doyal

Eric Doyal

Eric Doyal is a Director at Rock Hill Capital, a private equity firm that targets investments in small to middle-market companies primarily in the Southern U.S

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Eric Doyal

Eric Doyal is a Director at Rock Hill Capital, a private equity firm that targets investments in small to middle-market companies primarily in the Southern U.S. He specializes in investment opportunity evaluation and portfolio management.

Before joining Rock Hill, Eric Doyal acted as director at Capital Point Partners and an analyst with BOK Financial. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in business administration from Rice University.

Previously, Mr. Doyal was appointed to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission by Governor Rick Perry. He also serves on the Board of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship for Texas A&M's Mays Business School.

Demetrius McDaniel

Demetrius McDaniel

Demetrius McDaniel is the Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of Texas and Chair of the Greenberg Traurig law firm’s Texas Government Law & Policy Practice.

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Demetrius McDaniel

Demetrius McDaniel is the Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of Texas and Chair of the Greenberg Traurig law firm’s Texas Government Law & Policy Practice. Demetrius counsels and provides advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private and public sector clients on federal, state and local legal and public policy matters. Demetrius consults with clients on their strategic objectives and provides advice on important issues that may impact their business opportunities, increase their compliance with laws and regulations, and assist them in building internal systems to proactively address potential problems with all levels of government.

Prior to joining the firm, Demetrius worked in several capacities as a special assistant to a statewide official and as a legislative assistant to a member of the Texas legislature. After his work in state government for seven years, Demetrius joined a major international law firm. During his almost 20 years at that firm he rose to the level of capital partner, and he represented many of the firm's major clients on significant issues before the executive and legislative branches of federal and state government. His long tenure in working with federal and state officials has provided him with exceptional knowledge and skills to represent clients on a wide variety of issues.

Al Lopez

Al Lopez

Al Lopez holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado. In his career, Al served as Executive Director...

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Al Lopez

Al Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado. In his career, Al served as Executive Director of the Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) for 7 years. Prior to joining EGBI, Lopez was a finance executive at Dell, Inc. for 11 years. He spent 21 years at IBM in a host of financial management and executive positions, including two years overseas in France, after starting his career as a sales representative.

In addition to his extensive executive corporate background, Lopez has a strong history of community outreach and service. He has served with the St. John Neighborhood Association and the John H. Reagan Early College high school AVID program that led to being named the AISD Latino Volunteer of the Year in 2012. Lopez currently serves as Treasurer of IDEA Public Schools governing board. IDEA Public Schools is an open enrollment high performing public charter school district serving over 30,000 predominantly low-income students. He and his wife, Judy are very active at the Austin Stone Community Church and have three married children (and eleven grandchildren.)

John Needham

John Needham

John Needham founded Riverside Resources, a real estate agency in Austin, Texas, with Don Reese in 1990. From May 1984 to 1990, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Byram Properties...

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John Needham

John Needham founded Riverside Resources, a real estate agency in Austin, Texas, with Don Reese in 1990. From May 1984 to 1990, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Byram Properties. Prior to joining Byram, he began his career with the accounting firm Ernst & Whinney. He primarily consulted with real estate investors and developers regarding the acquisition, disposition and structure of their real estate transactions. During his second year of service, he scored in the top 1% on a national test of the firm’s tax accountants. He has been active in various community activities, including the Real Estate Council of Austin and the Regents School of Austin, of which he is a founding Director. John obtained a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.