The Junior Board
The Junior Board is comprised of young business professionals who have exemplified outstanding leadership in the community.
Associate Director, TK6-Strategies
Gage has always been passionate about the entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem. From building startup programs to establishing an award-winning venture and completing prestigious accelerator programs across the country - Gage is working towards his goal of becoming a prominent VC/Angel investor.
Gage currently works alongside small businesses, capital advisory firms, angel networks, and M&A firms. He also serves as an operator in the consumer goods and healthcare portfolio companies.
Chief Operating Officer, Aplomado Advisors
Tiffany Ramirez has nearly 20 years of investment industry experience spanning hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital, family offices, and wealth management. Her expertise includes legal and compliance, accounting and operations, and investor relations and marketing. Ms. Ramirez is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Aplomado Advisors, LLC, a short-biased investment adviser that manages capital for hedge funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2004. Ms. Ramirez is actively involved in several professional and charitable organizations. She is a member of Texas Wall Street Women and has served the organization in various capacities since it was founded in 2007; including Board Member, Philanthropy Chair, Dallas City Head, and Angel Advisor. She resides in Plano with her husband, an attorney specializing in securities law.
Managing Partner, Vino Coterie
Jon Paul is a DFW local, born in Fort Worth, raised in Rockwall, educated at The University of North Texas and currently living in North Dallas with his wife of 10 years (and high school sweetheart). He spent nearly a decade with a Global, Fortune 300 3rd party logistics provider that taught him the importance of supply management and logistics - managing a portfolio over $100M. From 2013-2020 he was employed with a local small business focusing on material handling and warehouse solutions.
In 2018 he started his first small business, Greenlight Tap Services to support bars, restaurants, entertainment venues & breweries with their draft system needs. The focus of Greenlight Tap is service, maintenance and installations of draft systems. Less than a year after launching GTS, Jon Paul launched his consulting and contracting business – Greenlight LLC, provides sales, leadership and business strategy & consulting across multiple verticals.
Most recently, he started a local wine business, called Vino Coterie, focused on delivering amazing wines to the North Texas and DFW markets thru monthly subscriptions, online e-shop and corporate events.
Jon Paul continues his entrepreneurial path with several other ventures in the works. He is always looking to help those around him and be a connector within the DFW space. He firmly believes in the Law of Reciprocity and helping people achieve the best versions of themselves.
IP Attorney, Carsteins & Cahoon
J. Andrew Reed is a native Texan and a Senior Associate at Carstens & Cahoon, LLP, a boutique Intellectual Property law firm in Dallas. Andrew graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor and Master of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering. He attended Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he served as the president of the Intellectual Property Organization and as an Article Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. During law school, he competed as a member of the SMU AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court team, moving on to coach and mentor the team after graduating in 2016. Currently, Andrew also serves as the Vice President of Sponsorship for the Success North Dallas Young Executives. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing and writing music, and outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, international Olympic trap, and other clay target sports.
Vice President, Amegy Bank