Matt joined CFA after managing the successful sale of his family’s industrial manufacturing business to a Fortune 500 company. In the years prior to the acquisition, Matt was instrumental in executing a culture change from a low-tech “blacksmith shop” to a high precision parts manufacturer. This resulted in 250% growth in less than four years.
Prior to joining his family’s company, Matt served for over six years as an officer in the US Army, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Matt is the host of “Texas Business Radio,” a business news and information talk show that airs across Texas.
Libby Covington, Principal, The CapStreet Group, LLC
Libby joined The CapStreet Group in 2017. The CapStreet Group is a Houston-based, lower middle market private equity firm which focuses on investing in the industrial and outsourced business services sectors.
Prior to joining CapStreet, Libby was with Simmons & Company in the investment banking area for over five years. Also, she was previously with Fulbright & Jaworski and KPMG in business development roles.
Libby obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Loyola University, New Orleans. She has served on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth, Houston Chapter since 2014 and will be the 2017/2018 President of that chapter.
David Dodson, SVP & Wealth Regional Director, BB&T
David has nearly 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry working as a key advisor to wealthy families. David joined BB&T in 2016, serving as Senior Vice President and Wealth Regional
Director focusing his time in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. For the past decade and prior to joining BB&T, David worked for Salem Partners in both Los Angeles and Austin as Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Partner. During his time with Salem, David worked closely with the founders and key executives of several Texas-based companies including Adams Respiratory
Therapeutics, NEOS Therapeutics and ZS Pharma, among others.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Economics from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Science Degree in Finance, Investment Management, from
the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
In addition, David is a CFA Charterholder, holds his CFP® certification, and served in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1991 – 1994, Active Duty.
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