Reg Lapham is a seasoned entrepreneur and dedicated “deal maker” who consults and invests time and capital in projects that have vision and that inspire positive change.
Having established several successful ventures across a span of market spaces, Reg seeks creative, collaborative and innovative opportunities, regardless of the business sector – “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” He is an accomplished executive with proven skills in strategic vision and tactical business plan execution with valuable expertise in strategy, financial management and developing and growing high-performance work groups in a myriad of settings.
Most recently, Reg co-founded a now publicly-traded bio-pharmaceutical drug development company, Nemus Bioscience, Inc. (NMUS), which is actively engaged with numerous departments at the University of Mississippi with it’s research and development lab located at the Insight Park Innovation Hub. He is committed to continuing to build his friendships and relationships within Ole Miss and desires to become more of a force for positive economic change in the state of Mississippi as a whole.
For many start-up’s, Reg has been ultimately responsible for fund-raising, investor relations, overseeing all financial aspects of the business, identifying strategic partners, growing the management team and managing legal and regulatory compliance.
Before exiting the constraints of “Corporate America” as a full-time entrepreneur over 15 years ago, Reg consistently proved himself as a leader and valuable asset for companies such as The Goldman Sachs Group, Kiewit Corp., McCaslin Development Co. and Eckland Consultants, Inc. Reg is highly regarded as an effective negotiator with “intuitive instinct” who has built and managed large scale, multi-faceted projects on a national and international basis. He is recognized as a high-performance leader dedicated to excellence and outstanding communication.
He is also a proud supporter of Mississippi Development Authority, MS Society, Second Harvest Food Bank, Collette’s Children’s Home, Food Allergy Research & Education, Project Self Sufficiency, American Heart Association, Heal The Bay and Wounded Warriors to name a few.
Reg has been received the California Senate Certificate of Recognition for commitment to the safety and well-being of our community, a County of Los Angeles Commendation in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of LA County and a Long Beach Police Dept. Certificate of Community Service for voluntary acts of bravery in response to the protection of human life and property.
Under Coburn’s leadership and direction, SURGE has partnered with a few of the world’s leading energy companies including Air Liquide, Aramco, Baker Hughes, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Pioneer, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, and Statoil and recruited more than 200 industry-leading scientists, investors, policymakers, customers, and entrepreneurs. SURGE has raised four funds and invested in 43 early-stage energy tech startups in its first four years. SURGE Alumni have raised more than $40 million in funding, generated similar amounts in customer revenue, and created over 200 jobs. In September 2014, SURGE won the inaugural Growth Accelerator Fund competition sponsored by the US Small Business Administration and has been consistently ranked as one of the top accelerators for entrepreneurs.
Prior to leading SURGE, Coburn created and was CEO of Chief Outsiders (acq. 2010), a Houston-based company with offices in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and New York. Chief Outsiders was named the #6 Fastest Growing Company in Houston, and was noted as one of Inc’s 5000 fastest growing companies in the US in 2014. Prior to Chief Outsiders, Coburn launched The PGA TOUR Network on Sirius XM (acq. by SIRI). He remained CEO for four years from launch to successful acquisition.
Outside of work, Coburn and his wife are among Texas’ most active angel investors. Coburn serves as an ambassador to the Texas Children’s Hospital and is a supporter of the Rice Alliance. He is an ultra-endurance runner (completed the Leadville Trail 100), active standup paddle boarder in both Galveston and Nantucket, competitive golfer, and a seventh-generation Texan. He spends his free time indulging in these activities with his wife and children.
Rob began buying commercial real estate assets in 2004. Since then, he and his partners have acquired and developed many incoming producing assets. He has also managed, asset managed and leased their assets. Rob’s primary duties are sourcing new deals, overseeing the construction of his projects, financial analysis and securing debt. Rob and his wife Jeannie reside in Houston with their two children.
•St Francis Episcopal Church
•MD Anderson Cancer Center
•Jr League of Houston
•Memorial Assistance Ministries
Bridgeview Bank Mortgage provides the benefits of a small mortgage correspondent with the backing of a large, federally insured bank, and provides access to all of the major mortgage products at competitive prices. We utilize a highly innovative online marketing platform, which generates as many as six new loan inquiries per day / per LO. These inquiries are delivered real time to the LO; our LO’s are able to focus on sales without the time-consuming aspects of processing because of our great operations system. We at Bridgeview are unblemished in the market, play to LO strengths, and cater to them to produce more.
Kevin Roe is an entrepreneur and executive with a diverse background in finance, technology, international business and real estate and is currently an investor and Director at Uplogix.
Kevin joined the three founders of Uplogix in 2005 in pre-funding, start-up phase and has helped raise venture capital for the company and provides leadership in sales, product, and marketing strategies. Since joining, Kevin has led sales and marketing and has grown the organization to a multi-million dollar leader in the technology software and hardware space. His management expertise has been critical in building a global footprint for the company fostering relationships and driving sales in the Americas, UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia.
Kevin built his foundation of sales and executive leadership technology roles at large, blue chip public companies Dell Computer, BMC Software and BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle). He brings a unique perspective to the entrepreneurial world having been involved in both small, start-up and large, multi-national technology companies. He has traveled to or done business in over 75 countries giving him a lifetime of experience in the international marketplace.
Prior to entering into the technology space, Kevin earned his degree in Finance and Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Starting his career in the Corporate Lending Group at Wells Fargo, he built his base of knowledge in investment banking, treasury and risk management and business lending analysis. He moved from Wells to a boutique Securities and Investment firm (acq. by Washington Mutual) where he earned his securities licenses and proficiency in strategic investing and private wealth management.
Kevin is also founder of Boulder Ventures, a Real Estate firm with assets in Texas, California, Mississippi and Central America. The Company invests in both residential and commercial assets and has tripled in growth over the past three years by leveraging favorable capital markets and a conservative asset allocation approach.
Kevin is an angel investor with a diverse portfolio of investments in the Oil and Gas, Technology, Real Estate, Social Media and Medical industries and is also an active advisor for early stage companies.
Chris currently runs a sales division for Oracle in the Western US and is responsible for revenue generation, go to market execution and overall customer satisfaction for over 2,000 customers. He oversees a sales team of over 100 sales professionals in both field territories and inside sales.
Chris began his software career with CA, Inc., where he led sales teams in Texas and California. He was often called on to assist the executive staff on projects such as Strategic Forecasting and Sales Strategy and Execution. He was routinely recognized for his team’s standout sales performance and was known to have a unique blend of sales, finance and operational skills. Chris was also the Chief Sales Officer for 7, Inc., a leading provider of analytics based customer support operations. During his tenure at 7, he was able to work with leading executives of some of the world’s largest B2C brands by integrating predictive analytics into their customer experience operations.
Chris is also no stranger to entrepreneurial endeavors. He is a foundation investor in Nemus Bioscience, Inc., and also launched Pacific Street Ventures in 2012 to consult with companies on best practices for software go to market strategies. Chris also co-founded, Finny, a parental engagement platform that is the first mobile solution that turns screen time into learning moments. Targeted to 7-14 year olds, Finny monitors unproductive device usage and interrupts by triggering a custom quiz. Whether reinforcing traditional academic subjects or introducing new topics, the content library contains over 15,000 questions across a range of categories (Math, Science, Current Events, etc.). Through a comprehensive dashboard, parents can customize settings, receive real-time report cards, and gain visibility into their child’s device usage.
Before entering the workforce, Chris spent 2 years at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a member of the Army Football team. Before his junior year, he transferred to Vanderbilt University where he completed his undergraduate studies with a double major in Economics and Human & Organizational Development. After moving to California, he completed his MBA degree at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Chris currently resides in Santa Monica, CA with his wife Jessica, his son Braxton, and his dog Rocky.
Currently, Geoffrey is the Director of Integrated Health at BTG International where he has national responsibility for leading quality, cost and clinical pathway initiatives with organized customer groups to include Integrated Delivery Networks, and Integrated Hospital Systems.
He has deep knowledge and skills in the areas of business & financial strategy development, entity structure design, deal structure creation, and M&A related negotiations. JC specializes in start-up, high growth and turnaround companies that are going through or preparing for outside debt or equity funding rounds & other M&A transaction activities. He is also a veteran start-up employee, executive, founder, and shareholder. JC is currently the Founder & President of several of his own start-up businesses providing services to clients ranging from management & financial consulting to marketing & graphic/web design: Jon
David Group, Jon David Consulting and Jon David Creative. Prior to founding his current businesses, he helped launch and remains a current shareholder in Dairy.com, a successful B2B/SaaS company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer for over 14 years. Before Dairy.com, he served on the executive management team in the Dallas, Texas, office of Arthur Andersen & Co. JC’s objective is to work with innovative and energetic professionals driven by a passion to aggressively and wisely grow and diversify a business that provides a unique and valuable service or product to its customers and industry. He is a proponent of disrupting the status quo for the greater good. JC is motivated to continually learn new skills and expand his knowledge and areas of competence. He is a strong believer in teaching, encouraging, and learning from those around him. JC endeavors to invest himself in a mission committed to bringing needed change within a challenging environment. He also desires to work with individuals that value honor, courage, genuineness, determination, service, creativity, optimism, high character and respect for all people regardless of role or position.
Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness, and love.