Mays MasterCast
The Entrepreneurship Guru ft. Stephen Tinkle

The Entrepreneurship Guru ft. Stephen Tinkle

August 3, 2020

Please welcome a CEO, Business Coach, and Avid Startup investor, Stephen Tinkle! Steve is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. Steve is a wizard in the business world, helping business owners get excited again about their businesses and demystifying success for the new innovators. Through his long winding road of a career from assisting cowboys to becoming a coding maestro, we think you might learn a thing or two from Steve!

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Steve has been called a cross between the most interesting man in the world and Tony Stark of Iron Man. He’s collaborated on a New York Times bestselling book, was a world-ranked competitive gamer, took a team from Top 5000 to #8 in the world. Helped a NASCAR team go from dead last to second place in one season. Worked with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the NHL. He has worked on projects with Nolan Ryan, John Paul de Julius of Paul Mitchell Hair Care, tennis player Betsy McCormick and her husband Mark McCormick, the founder of IMG, “the most influential man in sports”. Oh, and Tiger Woods. Steve helps businesses, when they get stuck, to grow again. He has helped companies make billions, raise hundreds of millions.

Sleeping in a Van, Waiting a Year & Printing the Hearts of Aggies w/ Fadi Kalaouze

Sleeping in a Van, Waiting a Year & Printing the Hearts of Aggies w/ Fadi Kalaouze

July 27, 2020

On today’s show, we have a Texas A&M legend! Mr. Fadi Kalaouze is a member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1991, but many may know him as the founder of Aggieland Outfitters. Before opening the first retail location with his wife in 1992, Mr. Kalaouze paid his way through school by selling a t-shirt in the MSC. Since then, they have grown their business to what it is today and continue to represent Aggie spirit. Mr. Kalaouze’s story with Aggieland Outfitters represents all the values and traditions that make Texas A&M University such a special place. 

 

We encourage you to visit Fadi and his team at: https://www.aggielandoutfitters.com/

 

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One School District’s Reopen Plan: Double Quick Time and Selling the Maserati

One School District’s Reopen Plan: Double Quick Time and Selling the Maserati

July 20, 2020

Please welcome the dynamic duo from Tomball ISD, Dr. Martha Salazar - Zamora, and Dr. Rick Fernandez and Axiom Medical's CEO and President, Mark Robinson! Dr. Z joins us again with one of the key innovators in within the Tomball, Dr. Fernandez to talk on their 2nd remarkable partnership with Axiom Medical. Listen to how one school's district is taking action to reopen and keep their kids, faculty, and staff safe. We hope you enjoy the episode! 

 

TIMESTAMPS
(2:54) Partnership with Axiom Medical
(7:55) Prescreening App
(9:45) BJ Services Occupational Health Provider
(10:55) How the Conversation Started
(12:52) Return to Excellence Task Force
(21:11) What’s your Next Innovative Idea in Education? 
(24:17) Preparedness for the School Year
(30:34) Good Bull
 

Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora has been an educator in Texas for the past 30 years.  Currently she serves as Superintendent of Schools for Tomball Independent School District after working as their Chief Academic Officer for three years. Dr. Salazar-Zamora earned a doctorate of education at Texas A&M University, a master of education in educational administration and a master of education in special education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a bachelor of science at Texas A&M University.

During his time as a graduate assistant, teacher, and principal, Rick Fernandez obtained three graduate degrees, including an Educational Doctorate. He served three different districts in teaching and administration before joining Tomball ISD in 2017.

Mark has enjoyed success as an entrepreneur, investor, board member and CEO and has spent the last ten years leading healthcare sector services businesses. He describes his role as CEO at Axiom Medical as the best job he’s ever had, because he gets to work with an extraordinary and talented team developing and delivering services that change and save lives every day. Prior to joining Axiom Medical, Mark was CEO at Cardon Outreach, a hospital revenue cycle support business.

Out-Running Asthma, the VC Angle, and Putting Goals in Reverse w/ Henry Talamantes

Out-Running Asthma, the VC Angle, and Putting Goals in Reverse w/ Henry Talamantes

July 13, 2020

Please welcome Chief Revenue Officer for e-Longation and serial entrepreneur, Henry Talamantes! While still attending high school full-time, Henry founded and ran a large scale vending company, which won him a state-wide entrepreneurship award, including recognition on the Texas Senate Floor. Then, while completing his degree at Mays, he created a successful eCommerce retail apparel company that ultimately produced goods for over 15 schools in 6 different states. He then spent 3 years at Merrill Lynch before co-founding Fetch Package in 2016. At Fetch, Henry helped build the company from idea to 15+ locations and over 300 team members in less than 3 years. After he departed from Fetch, he started sharing his knowledge and lessons learned with multiples startups across the country. This led to him now serving as a formal advisor for 5 VC backed logistics and PropTech companies, and also makes it a point to mentor all his former interns (10+ and counting). His newest venture is e-Longation, a construction software company aimed at large multifamily developments, where he is again leading growth strategy as Chief Revenue Officer. He also served as the President of the Dallas A&M Club in 2018, and is always looking to mentor Former Students as they explore the world of startups!

TIMESTAMPS:

(7:38) Drive for Entrepreneurship

(9:37) Out-Running Asthma

(17:36) College Dress Business

(24:53) Putting Goals in Reverse

(25:38) Start-Up vs. Entrepreneur

(27:40) Discovering Clarity in Hawaii 

(32:04) The Market is Your Boss and The Value of Grit

(36:25) Coping with the Lose of Your Business

(38:29) Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

(41:17) Seeking and Receiving Support

(42:56) Current Situation and Pursuits

(45:16) Rapid Fire

Micro-Gravity, Low Earth Orbit, and the Continual Free-Fall w/ Stephanie Murphy

Micro-Gravity, Low Earth Orbit, and the Continual Free-Fall w/ Stephanie Murphy

July 6, 2020

On today’s show, we welcome a familiar face, Ms. Stephanie Murphy! Stephanie talks on the "out-of-this-world" business she owns, sending Aggie rings into space, and the probable future of Space Tourism. Ms. Murphy currently serves as the Executive Chair of the Board for MEI Technologies and founded Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance. MEIT is a woman-owned small business that provides innovative technology services and solutions in the Space Access, Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, and IT/Cyber industries. Additionally, she is a member of the NASA Johnson Space Center Joint Leadership Team and serves on the Board of AM Biotechnologies and the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. Ms. Murphy holds her business degree AND Executive Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. We hope you enjoy the episode!

TIMESTAMPS:

(4:05) Family Dynamics

(8:30) Engineering and Business

(13:57) Road to Mays

(16:07) MEI Technology’s Mission

(37:34) Milestones in Science

(37:59) Challenges in Space

(39:42) Managing Technical Projects

(42:24) Entrepreneurship Tips

(45:02) Rapid Fire

Bitcoin, Traffic Volume, and the Black Circle of the Camera w/ Victoria Fernandez

Bitcoin, Traffic Volume, and the Black Circle of the Camera w/ Victoria Fernandez

June 29, 2020

On today’s show, we have Ms. Victoria Fernandez. Some of you may recognize her from her frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and other shows! Ms. Fernandez currently serves as the Chief Market Strategist for Crossmark Global Investments. Before joining Crossmark Global, she spent 18 years at Fayez Sarofim & Company where she worked her way from Associate to Municipal Portfolio Manager and to Head Trader for the Fixed Income division. Ms. Fernandez earned her BA from Rice University and an MBA from Mays Business School here at Texas A&M University. She works with several philanthropic organizations in the Houston community where she resides with her children and family.

TIMESTAMPS:

(7:15) Road to Mays 

(13:46) Crossmark Global: Investment Company 

(16:50) Discussion about the Market

(24:15) Best Career Moment

(25:39) Speaking on TV

(33:43) Local Nonprofits and Literacy Efforts

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(37:27) The Value of a CFA and MBA

(39:41) Rapid Fire

The Career Jungle Gym and Racing to the Cereal w/ Andrea Mayes

The Career Jungle Gym and Racing to the Cereal w/ Andrea Mayes

June 22, 2020

On today’s show – we have Ms. Andrea Mayes. Ms. Mayes is currently a Consultant for Sterling, which is a business consultancy that helps mobilize nonprofit organizations and the people behind them. Before joining Sterling in 2017, she served as a Consultant at Kinder Morgan, working on pipeline integrity. Her experience also includes a 3-year stint in education as Teach for America teacher in Houston ISD. Ms. Mayes is a graduate of our Professional MBA program in the Class of 2016.

We appreciate Andrea coming on and urge you to check out Andrea and her team over at sterlingnonprofits.com!

TIMESTAMPS: 

(3:33) Road to Mays

(6:30) Team Building Questions

(10:22) How has quarantine affected you?

(14:06) Teach for America, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Woods Project 

(19:55) Career Jungle Gym

(24:24) Message to Mothers

(27:07) Vietnam International Trip

(33:25) What motivated you to get an MBA?

(35:26) Nonprofit Consulting

(37:37) Rapid Fire

The Dog Doc’s Calling and Stepping Outside the Lines w/ Mike Mark, DVM

The Dog Doc’s Calling and Stepping Outside the Lines w/ Mike Mark, DVM

June 15, 2020

Please welcome the Owner of Pet Vet Hospitals, Dr. Mike Mark! Dr. Mark was predestined to work with animals at a very young age, leaned into the familial veterinary practice, and later became the "Dog Doc." After many years in the business, Mike brought together many organizations and revolutionized the pet industry to a more sustainable and profitable profession. Mike and Ben dive into some tough truths about the industry and find many silver linings to the practice of caregiving. From fixing beloved pets to flying high in the sky, we hope you enjoy this week's episode with Dr. Mike Mark! 

We encourage you to learn more about Mike and his team at: https://www.petvethospitals.com/

(4:08) Good Morning
(6:37) Career Journey
(13:04) Veterinarians and Business
(23:33) Growing Pet Industry
(34:31) Challenges Faced by Veterinarians
(51:51) Dr. Mark’s Legacy
(58:57) Rapid Fire
(65:25) Vet Business Insights
(72:05) Suicide Rates and Euthanization
George Floyd, Social Dominance Theory, and Deep Work w/ Anjuan & Aneika Simmons

George Floyd, Social Dominance Theory, and Deep Work w/ Anjuan & Aneika Simmons

June 8, 2020

Please welcome widely regarded public speakers and A&M alumni, Anjuan and Aneika Simmons! In light of recent events, today's show features many conversations about race and the Black Experience. Dr. Simmons shares some of her research on Social Dominance Theory, Creative Performance, and Organizational Justice. And Mr. Simmons shares how all can mitigate burnout and conquer stress even with the current pandemic at play. We hope you all are staying safe and appreciate your support.

We encourage you all to check out some of Aneika's and Anjuan's work at https://anjuansimmons.com/talks/managing-the-burnout-burndown/

And give them shout and follow on twitter @anjuan & @aneika 

Injecting Super Serum, Thrown Off the Coaster & the Tech Revolution Aftereffects w/ Eric L. Dunavant

Injecting Super Serum, Thrown Off the Coaster & the Tech Revolution Aftereffects w/ Eric L. Dunavant

June 1, 2020

Please welcome Author and President of Paradiem, Eric L. Dunavant '95! Eric talks about getting thrown off the roller coaster in business, changing the equation with generosity, and course-correcting why inheritance and assistance can help future generations. Eric also shares stories about helping families through the difficult conversations surrounding inheritance. Key tips down the road, goals that bring unity or the unexpected ones. We appreciate Eric coming on to the show and hope you enjoy the episode!

We urge you to check out Eric's book: What if We've Been Doing It All Wrong?: Rethinking the Heart of Ownership (https://amzn.to/3gBlsb8)