Board of Directors

Elevating humanity through business

Doug Levy

Doug Levy


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Doug Levy’s passion is leading companies that change things. He is Founder and CEO of sharing economy start-up, TapGoods, and Cloud management leader, Technology Spa. He’s also co-author of Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results.

Doug’s start-up, TapGoods, enables people to rent what they need and return it when they’re done — savings lots of money and space — or earn some easy money by renting out what they’re not using. TapGoods helps its users get more use out of the goods that so often sit idle in garages, storage closets and attics.

Technology Spa supports its clients in fully leveraging the benefits of the private, public, and hybrid Cloud. We help clients plan for, move to, and operate in Cloud environments that maximize the potential of business systems for uptime, cost savings, and, perhaps most importantly, peace of mind – hence, our company name, Technology Spa.

Doug serves as co-Chairman of the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and chair of the organization’s annual CEO Summit.

Steve Hall


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Steve Hall is founder and CEO of driversselect, a purpose based retailer of nearly new vehicles based on the principles of Conscious Capitalism—conscious leadership, conscious culture, leading with a higher purpose and having a focus on creating value for all stakeholders. Hall believes driversselect is a platform that will serve as an exemplar for how businesses can scale and achieve sustainable profits through a culture of CARE. The “culture of care” model is based on a concept of creating value for each key stakeholder in order to generate unprecedented levels of loyalty from employees, suppliers, customers and local communities. driversselect is a privately held with revenues exceeding $170M and projected to sell over 10,000 vehicles in 2017.

Hall also serves as the Chairman of the National Automotive Finance Association, a board member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and is active in helping promote the tenets of Conscious Capitalism.

Steve received his business degree from James Madison University.

Karen Sammon


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Ms. Karen E. Sammon has been Chief of Staff & Strategy at PAR Technology Corporation since April 12, 2017. She served as Chief Executive Officer and President of PAR Technology Corporation since January 1, 2016 until April 12, 2017.

Ms. Sammon served as the President of ParTech Inc. from April 8, 2013 to January 1, 2016. She served as President of Par Restaurant and Retail. She rejoined PAR from The CBORD Group, Inc. Ms. Sammon served as Senior Vice President of Operations of The CBORD Group, Inc., since October 2010 and was responsible for operations supporting its card systems, housing systems, food and nutrition management solutions and integrated security product lines.

She served as the President of Software Solutions Division – ParTech Inc., a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corp. since 2007. Ms. Sammon served as the President of Par-Siva Corporation a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corp. since 2007. She served as the Chief Product and Strategy Officer of PAR Software Solutions Division- ParTech Inc. and served as its Corporate Counsel/Director of Investor Relations. She serves on the FS TEC Advisory Board. She serves as a Director of Penn State University’s School of Hospitality, as well as the “Real World“ Program at Colgate University’s Technology Strategies for the Hospitality Industry. She served as Director at PAR Technology Corporation from January 1, 2016 to April 12, 2017. She is a lawyer by education and is admitted by the bar in the states of Illinois and New York. Ms. Sammon received BA in History from Colgate University, followed by her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an Executive Education degree from Harvard Business School.

Greg Massey


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Greg Massey, a native of Durant, OK, is the President and CEO of First United Bank & Trust Company, a $6 billion dollar financial services organization operating in 62 communities throughout Oklahoma and Texas. First United delivers to over 200,000 customers through a network of community banks, mortgage offices, insurance agencies and wealth management locations.

First United is a purpose based community bank organization that inspires and empowers others to spend life wisely. First United’s strategy consists of creating a phenomenal customer and employee experience by empowering our people to SERVE. The integration of each business unit has allowed First United to grow and expand with consistency and high-quality customers and employees.

Greg serves as the Chairman of the Durant Industrial Authority and as Board Member of the Conscious Capitalism organization, the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Durant. He is also an active member of the YPO Gold and of Victory Life Church.

In 2008, Ernst & Young named Greg their Southwest Region Entrepreneur of the Year, Oklahoma State University has recognized him as a Distinguished Alumni and the Spears School of Business recognized him as Top 100 Graduate and inducted him into the Business School Hall of Fame.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University (1987) and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (1993). Greg and his wife, Kay, make their home in Durant and have three children, Blake, Brooke, and Corbin.

Dev Patnaik


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Dev Patnaik is the CEO of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation firm. Jump helps companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Jump works with some of the world’s most admired companies, including GE, Nike, Target and Virgin.
Jump has helped companies to define profitable growth platforms in highly ambiguous spaces, and build the systems, processes and metrics to make these platforms a reality. In recent years, Jump has become particularly well-known for its pioneering culture. Jump was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best places to work in America.
Dev is a frequent speaker at business forums and his articles have appeared in numerous publications, including BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is also the author of the book Wired to Care: how companies prosper when they create widespread empathy. It was named one of the best books of the year by both Fast Company and Business Week. Noted author Malcolm Gladwell called Wired to Care “just what we need for the lean years ahead.”
His forthcoming book, Unleash, is a playbook for leaders trying to grow their businesses in times of extreme change.
When he’s not working at Jump, Dev is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches a course called Needfinding. In the class, students draw upon methods from anthropology, design and business strategy to discover insights about ordinary people and create new products and services.

Brian Schultz


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Years ago, while working on a Senatorial campaign, Brian Schultz stopped into a combined movie theater and restaurant for a brief respite and immediately found his future business. Realizing how revolutionary this combination was, and how he could do a much better job of it, Schultz would go on to found Studio Movie Grill. Today, Schultz’s company makes $200 million a year through 24 theater-restaurants in 10 states. True to the philosophy of conscious capitalism, all the way Schultz has emphasized that “the more you give, the more you get.”

His company’s slogan, “Opening hearts and minds, one story at a time,” also reflects his stakeholder-centric vision. Schultz himself has elaborated that “Studio Movie Grill is a conscious, purpose-driven company” that serves five primary stakeholders “guests, community, vendors, team members, and investors.”

Towards that end, Schultz has tailored all of his locations towards providing the best customer experience, including initially fighting several years for the right to show first run movies. All of his theaters are equipped with the latest in surround sound, have highly-rated menus, and feature bar lounges for those who just want to eat or want a place to be before or after a show. He is also constantly experimenting, finding new ways to help customers have a good time such as bringing in live musicians or DJs.

A believer in paying his workers their fair due, Schultz also has a policy to ensure most of his workers get topped up to a $15 an hour minimum. Providing competitive wages and comprehensive training helps his employees perform well and his business keep its edge.

In addition, Studio Movie Grill, as well as Schultz himself, regularly donates and partners with nonprofits. Organizations can request support directly from SMG on their website, but the company also provides many specific events to help various causes. Examples include donating 10% of all proceeds to Houston’s hurricane relief efforts, an annual Red Balloon Ride and Run for the Children’s Medical Center, and fundraisers for the Children’s Heart Center.

SMG also provides specific showings for families who have children with special needs, events to collect prom dresses for the underprivileged, an annual drive for Autism Speaks, and many other causes. Schultz and his wife both serve on the board of Dallas’ Children’s Medical Center and founded Children’s Trust, which aims to help kids who are struggling with difficult circumstances.

David Gardner


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David Gardner is the Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker at The Motley Fool, a financial services company he started in 1993 alongside his brother, Tom. In Shakespeare, the court jester—or Fool—was the one person who could speak the truth to the king or queen without having his head lopped off. In the same way, The Motley Fool’s purpose is to help the world invest better by speaking the truth about Wall Street and empowering millions of people to take control of their financial lives.

Not only is The Motley Fool on a mission to help the world invest better, we also believe in helping the world work better. With an unyielding focus on workplace culture and employee engagement, The Motley Fool has twice been named Glassdoor’s #1 Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For in America.

David graduated as a Morehead-Cain Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 and is a recipient of UNC’s prestigious “Distinguished Young Alumni Award.” He served on the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange for 15 years and the prestigious Folger Shakespeare Library for 10 years.

Sunny Vanderbeck


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Sunny Vanderbeck has a track record of high achievement in all of his endeavors, including as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, board member, and military leader.  Prior to co-founding Satori Capital, Sunny co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Data Return, a leading provider of managed services and utility computing.  As CEO for eleven years, Sunny led the company through all phases of growth and transformation.  The company sustained 40 percent quarter-over-quarter growth and reached $50 million in revenue after only three years.

With such rapid growth, an impressive customer base, and an innovative and capital-efficient business model, the company attracted strategic investments from Compaq, Level 3, and Microsoft.  After a successful IPO, the company achieved a market capitalization in excess of $3 billion, and Sunny was one of the youngest CEOs ever to lead a NASDAQ company.  In recognition of Data Return’s industry leadership, Microsoft named Data Return Global Hosting Partner of the Year, while Sunny received numerous individual honors including being named “Top 25 Technology Executives” and Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst and Young.  In addition, Sunny is a sought-after speaker at financial and sustainability conferences.

Prior to co-founding Data Return, Sunny served as a Team Leader at Microsoft, where he focused on supporting Microsoft’s largest clients and partners.  Through his experience at Microsoft, Sunny identified a compelling market opportunity that served as the springboard for the launch of Data Return.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Sunny served as a Section Leader of the 2nd Ranger Battalion (U.S. Special Operations Command).  Through this experience, he learned how to succeed under challenging circumstances while leading others to new levels of performance.

Leveraging his expertise in strategy, operations, and capital allocation, Sunny is actively engaged with several private businesses as an investor, advisor, and board member.  Additionally, he is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), where he served as the North American co-chair of the organization’s sustainable business network.  In this role, his charter was to develop awareness and support for more sustainable business models among YPO companies.  Sunny also co-founded YPO’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network, which helps more than 3,500 president and CEO members accelerate the growth of their businesses.

  • Section Leader at 2nd Ranger Battalion
  • Team Lead, Microsoft
  • Founder and CEO of Data Return
  • Raised strategic capital from Microsoft, Compaq and Level 3
  • Achieved $3 billion market capitalization as one of the youngest NASDAQ CEOs
  • Sold Data Return to another public company in 2002
  • Joined with Saratoga Partners to repurchase Data Return in 2003
  • Successful exit in 2007 to a public company resulting in 8x return
  • Advisor and Board Member to numerous mid-market private businesses

Curtis Hite


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Curtis A. Hite, CEO and Chairman of Improving Holdings, LLC.
(Improving) graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. In early 2007, Curtis was one of several leaders who established the Blue Ocean Group, which acquired a small training company called Improving Enterprises and adopted the Improving name.

In 2007 Since then, Improving has been recognized by the Inc 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States for 9 consecutive years. Furthermore, the company has received more than 30 recognitions as one of the best place work in the US by Inc Magazine, Columbus Business First, Texas Monthly, and the Minneapolis Business Journal. In addition, Curtis was a founding member of the North Texas Chapter of YPO in 2003 and also a member of the Columbus Chapter since 2015.

In 2007 Curtis was honored by the Department of Computer Science as
a CSE Distinguished Former Student and later in 2013 he received the
inaugural Outstanding Early Professional Achievement Alumni Honor
Award from the Dwight Look College of Engineering.

Kip Tindell


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Under Tindell’s leadership, The Container Store — the original storage and organization store — opened its doors in Dallas, in 1978. Today, the company has stores across the country with over 11,000 storage and organization solutions designed to save space and time, coupled with a full suite of digital shopping services.

Over the years, the company has been lauded for its focus on its original concept, differentiated inventory mix and commitment to employees as the formula for its success. But for Tindell, the goal was never growth for growth’s sake; rather, it was to adhere to the company’s seven, values-based Foundation Principles™, as well as the tenets of Conscious Capitalism®. These business philosophies guide decisions for The Container Store’s entire interdependent set of stakeholders, starting with employees and including customers, vendors, the community and shareholders. Tindell’s commitment to its employees has landed The Container Store on Fortunemagazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” year after year for nearly two decades.

As Chairman, Tindell focuses on strengthening the company’s employee-first culture, vendor relationships, and elevating The Container Store as a beacon for good business. Tindell’s book, UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives, discusses the retailer’s unique approach to business and culture.

Tindell is the Chairman of the National Retail Federation, and serves on the boards of Whole Foods Market, Akola Project and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.– a movement led by a community of like-minded business, thought and academic leaders working to elevate humanity through a conscious approach to business.