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LIVING UP TO OUR REPUTATION

We are serious about upholding the elite standards embedded in our founding principles and exemplified by our faculty, advisory board members, and students. We invite you to join us.

CENTER LEADERSHIP

  • Ken Wiles

    Executive Director
  • Jonathan Cohn

    Academic Director
  • Josh Alexander

    Associate Director
  • James Nolen

    Associate Director
  • Xavier Sztejnberg

    Associate Director
  • Juana Hardwick

    Assistant Director 
  • Kyle Hernandez

    Senior Administrative Associate

ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board consists of distinguished practitioners in the private equity markets who advise the Center director regarding curriculum in the private equity area and other activities sponsored by the Center. The current members of the Advisory Board are:

 

Founding Members:

 

Thomas O. Hicks
Chairman & CEO

Hicks Holding LLC

Charles W. Tate
Chairman

CRG

John R. Muse
Chairman & Co-Founder

Muse Family Enterprises

Jack D. Furst
Senior Advisor & Co-Founder

Oak Stream Investors II, Ltd

 

Other Members:

 

Glenn W. Askew
Partner

Riata Capital Group

Robert L. Morse
CEO

Strattam Capital, LLC

Cliff Atherton
Managing Director

GulfStar Group

Tony Neveling
CFO

eMortgage Logic LLC

Rajiv Bala
Bala Investments

Patrick Pace
Senior Director-Healthcare and Lower/Middle Markets

UTIMCO

John Bass
Principal

Chase Capital Corporation

Duke Punhong
Managing Partner

Graycliff Partners

William Charlton, Jr.
Partner

Altius Associates Ltd.

Neil Randall
Director, Private Equity

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Robert K. Conklin
Senior Executive Vice President, Equity Holder

The BVA Group, LLC

Chirag Shah

 

Philip A. Davidson
Managing Director

Post Oak Energy Capital

Brien Smith
Managing Director

Neuberg Investment Management (Dallas Office)

Jason H. Downie
Co-Founder

Tailwater Capital

Robert Strauss
Managing Director

Peak Oak Capital

Brian Hegi
Partner

Crossplane Capital

Douglas Swanson
Managing Director

EnCap Investments, LP

Rankin Hobbs
CIO

Chamber Interests

Trey Thompson
Partner

Perella Weinberg Partners, LP

George Karutz, Jr.
CFA

Pasadera Capital

I. Edward Tonkon
CEO

Zebra Technologies International, LLC

J. Matthew Lyons
Partner, Head of Austin Office
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ryan Wald
Partner

Marlin Equity Partners

Holly McMullan
Partner

Apollo Capital Management

Kent Wallace
Partner

Sterling Group

 

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