Events: Upcoming Event


Monday, April 8, 2002  

Topic: Informal gathering of Texchange Members & Their Guests

Location: Buffalo Grille - NEW ADDRESS
1301 South Voss Road (Woodway cross street)
Houston, TX

Time: 5:30

Pricing: $15.00 per person for Entrepreneur Members, $20.00 per person for Other Members. $30.00 per person for Non-Members. Late registration fees begin April 4th

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Open to Members, their guests, and Non-Members

Entrepreneur Bios

Carter Caldwell co-founded and is President of Quazant, a software development company whose product delivers multiples in terms of performance improvements to transaction systems in the financial services and wireless industries. This performance improvement increases revenue capabilities by processing more transactions per minute while also reducing the cost per transaction. Quazant’s customers are able to leverage their existing hardware investments while mitigating future hardware needs. Prior to co-founding Quazant, Carter helped start and served as Director of Corporate Development at Acorn Systems, a software development and consulting company. He has also served in various positions at J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns. At JP Morgan, Carter was recognized for creating a novel software analysis tool, which enabled JP Morgan’s institutional traders to make more informed trading decisions. Carter also serves on the Steering Committee of the Houston World Affairs Council, is a Secondary Committee Member for the University of Pennsylvania Admissions Department, and is a Career Advisor for University of Pennsylvania students. Carter holds a B.A in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Elder serves as the Executive Director of ResourceAllianceGroup of Houston. As a long-time Houston entrepreneur, Elder serves as the President of Devine & Christopher, a retained search firm. He brings more than 20 years in entrepreneurial experience and has founded the following companies: Elder Roof Systems, Branson/Elder, Advocate Financial, Devine & Christopher, and member of the founding team for His responsibilities have included direction, leadership and management of multimillion-dollar organizations. He developed and implemented a state of the art joint marketing program, which included hiring, training, coordination, and motivation of a sales team. Elder also developed a pre-sale marketing program for the fourth largest public insurance adjusting firm in the United States. The program included educational seminars, public speaking engagements, direct marketing and publication of articles in major trade publications. His areas of experience include finance, personnel, unions, legal issues, insurance matters, real estate, banking, fundraising and strategic planning. Elder received a BS in Finance from Creighton University. He was a founding member of ResourceAllianceGroup and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization Houston Chapter. He has served on the boards of the National Roofing Contractors Association and Municipal Utility District No. 111, and volunteered for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Center for the Retarded and Youth 2000.

Damon Spiegel is CEO and Foudner of Mobile Design Technologies, Inc., a provider of wireless and mobile solutions focused primarily on providing mobile technologies to the healthcare industry specifically targeting physicians. MDT's off the shelf product is MD Coder a charge capture application allowing physicians to capture procedural information at the point of care, while MDT's E&M Coder allows physicians to document the patient encounter. Both are helping the private practice as well as hospitla capture a significant amount of charges that go uncollected each year. Damon has been working in the wireless market for three years. Damon started Mobile Design Technologies, Inc. (formerly Curon Technologies, LLC) to fill the growing gap between emerging technologies and healthcare. Curon Technologies focused exclusively on wireless enterprise applications and handheld technology in the healthcare sector. As CEO, Damon's role will be primarily focused on establishing and managing the Company's strategic relationships with potential equity partners. He will also determine the overall corporate strategy and work closely with other management members in planning the healthcare applications the company will bring to market.

We hope you can join us on for this unique meeting.
Seating is limited!

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Topic: Houston Texchange May Round-Table: Dutch Holland & Change Management

Format: Panel or Speaker
Location: Houstonian
Time: 5:30 - 9:00pm

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Dutch Holland, Ph.D. is CEO and founder of Holland & Davis, Inc. (HDI), one of the largest Regional business services firms in the Southwest. He has worked as a management consultant since the 1970’s, leading change initiatives in many Fortune 1000 companies in more than two dozen industries. Dr. Holland was an advisor on industrial innovation to the President and the Secretary of Commerce. Dutch is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has taught in executive education programs at Rice University, the University of Houston, The University of Texas, and the Securities Institute at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. His books include:

  • The Change Management Toolkit
  • Managing Change
  • Millennium Management
  • Change is the Rule: Practical Actions for On Target, On Time and On Budget Change
  • Red Zone Management: Changing the Rules for Pivotal Times


Monday, June 10, 2002


Topic: Informal Gathering of Texchange Members and Their Guests


Location: Buffalo Grille
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

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