The Junior Board
The Committee is comprised young professionals who help facilitate events for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and bring an abundance of youthful enthusiasm to our planning activities.
Kate Reagan Assistant Vice President Business Development, Texas Capital Bank
Kate joined the Business Development team of Texas Capital Bank in January of 2016. Kate graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting and marketing from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. While in school, she was active with the UTD Center for Professional Sales. Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, and trying not to kill house plants.
Amanda Foyt Director, National Transaction Advisors, a Riverbend Company
Amanda joined the M&A advisory team at National Transaction Advisors, a Riverbend Company, in June of 2017. Prior to joining NTA, Amanda worked for other boutique advisory and investment firms in the DFW area while staying actively involved in middle market organizations such as the Association of Corporate Growth. Amanda graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance.
Farouk Kolaghassi Senior Associate, Trinity Industries
Farouk currently works for the Structured Finance group of Trinity Industries where he evaluates rail related investments ranging from portfolio acquisitions to distressed asset solutions. Farouk originally joined Trinity in May of 2016 as a part of the Capital Markets group. Farouk graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Will Mathews M&A Attorney, Wick Phillips
Will received his B.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He then entered the JD/MBA program at the SMU Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business where he focused on Strategy and Entrepreneurship (M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital), graduating in 2018. During his time at law school, he served as the President of his law class, a director for the first-year mentor program, and the President of the Barristers. He received the Sarah McQuillen Tran Award at graduation for school service as voted by faculty. He also interned for two judges, two different general counsel departments, represented clients as a student attorney in the SMU taxpayer's clinic, and clerked at a local law firm.
Outside of school, Will enjoys serving on the Nexus Women's Recovery Center Corporate Council, running half marathons, and actively following collegiate and pro sports.