2022 Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team Chair

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Joe Brayton
Board Member
Paragon Healthcare, Inc.

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Joe Brayton

Joe Brayton

Paragon Healthcare, Inc.  –  Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President, Founder & Member of Board of Directors

Joe Brayton is the Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President, Founder, & Member of Board of Directors of Paragon.  Brayton served as Paragon’s Chief Financial Officer until July 2015.  He has spent over 35 years as a Senior Executive in various industries. Prior to starting Paragon in 2002, Brayton served as Chief Operating Officer for Rx-Pro.com, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer for Park Pharmacy Corporation from 1999 through September 2002.  From 1995 to 1999, Brayton served as Senior Vice President of technology for jASCorp, a pharmacy software company. From 1982 to 1995, Brayton was founder and CEO of Flagship Technology, Inc., a technology and consulting company which developed and supported software for various industries. Brayton holds a BBA in accounting and computer science from the University of Texas ‐ Dallas. Brayton has also earned accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. Brayton is active in the community and has served on several non-profit Boards.


Rick Allen

Rick Allen
Chairman of the Board
Paragon Healthcare, Inc.

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Rick Allen

Rick Allen

Rick Allen has served Paragon Healthcare, Inc. as President, CEO, & Chairman of the Board since its inception in September 2002. Prior to forming Paragon, he served as vice president of Infusion Operations for Park Pharmacy Corporation’s offices in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. He also founded and served as clinical infusion director for DHI. Allen is past pharmacy director of Option Care, a national home infusion company and previous owner/CEO of North Star Pharmacy, Inc. With over forty years’ experience in retail and home infusion pharmacy, Allen is a national speaker on oncology, pain management, multiple therapies, and computer-generated care plans/interventions. Allen and his wife, Trisha, are active in the Dallas community, serving many organizations including AHA, Habitat for Humanity, Family Compass, and Community Hospice.

Dani Cook Barrows

Dani Cook Barrows
Vice President,
Deputy Administrative Officer
Trinity Industries, Inc.

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Dani Cook Barrows

Dani Cook Barrows

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Clint Bryant

Clint Bryant
Executive Vice President –
Head of Dallas Corporate
& Commercial Banking
Texas Capital Bank

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Clint Bryant

Clint Bryant

Clint Bryant joined Texas Capital Bank in 2020.  He is responsible for leading the Corporate and Commercial Banking Teams in North Texas.  Prior to joining Texas Capital, Mr. Bryant was a Head of the Southwest and Energy Corporate Energy teams for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from 2013 to 2019. From 2003 to 2013, he held various leadership and coverage positions with commercial banking groups in North Texas.

Mr. Bryant graduated with his BBA from Texas Tech University.  He was a two-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American at 3rd base while playing baseball at Texas Tech from 1993-1996.  After being drafted in the 7th round in the 1996 MLB Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies, he played professional baseball for three years before retiring in 1999. He is currently married and has three children with ages ranging from 10 to 17.


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Tami Early
Vice President & General Manager –
Majors & Markets at Ciena / Women at Ciena – Global Chair
Ciena

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Tami Early

Tami Early
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Terri Gallagher

Terri Gallagher
Community Philanthropist

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Terri Gallagher

Terri Gallagher

Terri was born & raised in Kansas; living in Dallas for the past 35-years. Terri served as Executive Assistant & Event Planner during her previous employment. She is married to Tim, and they have one son, Greyson, who graduated from SMU Cox School of Business and currently works for Peregrine Investments. Terri and Tim served as the AHA 2018 Côtes du Coeur Chairs. Terri’s previous fundraising involvement include the 2017 AHA Côtes du Coeur Gala Chair, St Mark’s School of Texas Celebration, and as a member of the Cattle Barons Ball Advisory Board. She currently supports Baylor Dallas and the AHA in her fund-raising efforts.  Her family is WHY!  Tim was Baylor Dallas’ 100th heart transplant recipient in 2014, and in dedication of her late Mother, Beatrice Meredith. 

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Tyler Gipson
Head of AT&T Relationship
Cisco

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Tyler Gipson

Tyler Gipson

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Zee Hussain
Senior Vice President
Global Business Solutions
AT&T

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Zee Hussain

Zee Hussain

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Eric Hutto

Eric Hutto
President
& Chief Operating Officer
Unisys

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Eric Hutto

Eric Hutto

Eric Hutto was elected senior vice president by the Unisys board of directors effective September 2015 and leads the Unisys Enterprise Solutions business worldwide.

He is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships worldwide by promoting the full portfolio of Unisys services, technology products and software. He has profit-and-loss accountability for Unisys activities globally, outside the U.S. Federal group.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He completed the Executive Leadership Program at Emory University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

John Levis

John Levis
Senior Principal
Deloitte, LLP

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John Levis

John Levis

John Levis is a senior partner in Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice with a focus on developing growth and innovation strategies for our clients.

John advises businesses on how to transform innovation from an intangible, aspirational concept into a meaningful business strategy that can drive greater productivity and lead to a competitive advantage in the marketplace. John also works to promote an innovative culture at clients and facilitates the sharing of innovative best practices and new ideas across their ecosystems. He has been a frequent writer and speaker at external forums and academic institutions on the changing nature of innovation in business today.

Prior to these roles, John served as the global Chief Innovation Officer for Deloitte driving a culture and strategy for innovation to more than 200,000 Deloitte professionals in over 100 countries world-wide. He was also the Regional Managing Director for Deloitte’s businesses throughout North and South America – the largest and fastest growing of Deloitte’s three global regions. Prior to that, John served in progressive leadership positions throughout the Deloitte U.S. firm, including Managing Director of Americas Region from 2009 to 2011; National Managing Principal, Strategy, Research & Innovation from 2007 to 2009; and Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte U.S. Firms from 2006 to 2009. Admitted into the Deloitte partnership in June 1997, John has served many of Deloitte’s largest TMT clients.

John received a Bachelor of mathematics degree in applied mathematics and engineering from the University of Waterloo and was a charter member of the Duke Innovation Working Group at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Howard Mudrick

Howard Mudrick
Executive Director
Winstead PC

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Howard Mudrick

Howard Mudrick

Howard Mudrick serves as Winstead’s Executive Director. Howard has more than 35 years of experience assisting law firms and professional service organizations in all areas of management, strategic vision, finance and growth.

Throughout his career, Howard has combined his accounting background with his business management and financial planning skills to bring effective strategies to law firm management and operations. Howard is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at legal and professional services events.

Howard is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; a member of the American Heart Association Côtes du Coeur Executive Leadership Team Board; and serves as Winery Chair for the Côtes du Coeur.

Keith Nichols

Keith Nichols
General Manager
Thomson Reuters

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Keith Nichols

Keith Nichols

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Dan Redington

Dan Redington
Vice President of Sales –
America Service Providers
Juniper Networks

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Dan Redington

Dan Redington

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Dr. Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts, M.D.
Cardiac, Vascular &
Thoracic Surgery
Baylor Scott & White
Cardiac Surgery – Dallas

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Dr. Charles Roberts

Dr. Charles Roberts

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Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders
President
& Chief Executive Officer
Caliber

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Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders is the Chief Executive officer for Caliber, the largest collision repair company in the world currently operating 651 locations in 19 states.

Mark is a second generation collision repair professional and spent the early part of his career learning multiple positions within a collision repair facility. After joining Caliber in 1997, Mark moved rapidly up into Caliber’s leadership team where he currently holds the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.

When Mark started with the company, total revenues were less than $30 million. In 2018, Caliber Collision’s revenues will exceed $2.4 billion.
Mark’s responsibilities include every element of Caliber’s operations as well as new market growth and strategic account partnerships.
Mark is most proud of the servant leadership culture that has been established and maintained throughout the organization during Caliber’s explosive growth as a “Purpose” driven organization.

Mark has been happily married for more than 28 years to his wife Jennifer. They have a beautiful 24‐year‐old daughter and a rambunctious 10‐year‐old son

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Eric Schoch
Senior Vice President,
Global Retail Sales &
Field Operations
NCR Corporation

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Eric Schoch

Eric Schoch

Eric is a builder of businesses and high performance leadership teams.  Eric has an exceptional track record of leadership and execution on a global stage connecting market and technology transitions to business models and go-to-market strategies spanning hardware to software and “as-a-service” across diverse segments of customers and routes to market.   

 Eric joined NCR Corporation in November 2016 where he leads the North American Retail Solutions Division.  Prior to NCR, Eric held various Business Unit (BU) leadership roles at Cisco Systems over eight years.  Most recently Eric was the Vice President of Product Management and Go-To-Market for the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) BU.  Prior to moving into the SDN space, Eric was the Vice President and General Manager of the Hosted Collaboration Business Unit where he successfully launched the Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) that enables the delivery of Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS).   

 Prior to joining Cisco, Eric was the Vice President Americas sales at Polycom where he was charged with transforming the Go-To-Market model.  Before Polycom, Eric spent over eleven years at Nortel Networks where he held numerous executive leadership positions across sales, channels, marketing, business development, and product management.  He was recruited to Nortel via the Finance Leadership Development Program where he was rapidly exposed to a wide range of functional and organizational experiences over 36 months.  Eric began his career journey at DSC Communications with roles in Corporate Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Operations.  He holds a MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and studied at the London Business School as part of Leadership Edge; an executive leadership development program focusing on innovation and perspective, resources and processes, leadership skills and change, in high tech companies.   

 Eric is married with two children and lives in McKinney Texas.  In his free time Eric supports his children’s many academic and extra curricular activities and events.  Eric is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys early morning “Work-Outs of the Day”, and playing golf.  He participates in his community through his church and serving on the American Heart Association executive board in Dallas Texas.



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Tonya Stopke
Vice President,
Global Service Provider
World Wide Technology

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Tonya Stopke

Tonya Stopke

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Brad Struck
Partner – Executive Managing Director
esrp

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Brad Struck

Brad Struck

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