May 25 – Sammy Mandell, Owner, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (Gapco)

Our Guest for the May 25th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Sammy Mandell, Owner, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo)

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Sammy Mandell, Owner, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo)

At the age of 24, Sammy Mandell realized Dallas was in need of a late night pizzeria on one of it’s most popular bar strips. What started as Greenville Avenue Pizza Company-GAPCo in 2007, has grown from just an idea to a recognized Dallas brand and one of the highest grossing independent pizzerias in the country. Over the last 10 years GAPCo has continued to grow and expand, opening its second location in 2017.

GAPCo employs over 60 people with it’s two locations and there are more on the way. Sammy and his company have been recognized by INC. 5000, ICIC- As one of the fastest growing inner city businesses and most recently, Sammy was named the first ever “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by Pizza Today Magazine. GAPCo has also been ranked as one of the Top 100 pizzerias in the nation the last couple of years.

GAPC.co

Locations:

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPco)

1923 Greenville Avenue, Dallas 75206, (214) 324-2726

GAPCo Peavy, 1145 Peavy Road, Dallas 75218, (214) 324-2726

Guest Sammy Mandell

 

 

May 18 – Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

Our Guest for the May 18th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

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Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

Dory A. Wiley CFA CPA CVA is President & CEO of Commerce Street Holdings, LLC, and the holding company for Commerce Street Capital, LLC (“CSC”), a FINRA-regulated broker/dealer and Commerce Street Investment Management, LLC (“CSIM”), an SEC-registered investment advisor. Since co-founding the firm in 2007, his primary focus has been the management and growth of the broker dealer and the creation of investment funds that specialize in financial institutions and related products.

Dory has over 25 years of experience in commercial and investment banking and investment management. Prior to his current position with Commerce Street, Dory was President of SAMCO Capital Markets, LLC, which he joined in August, 1996. Prior to SAMCO, he was Vice President and Manager of the Financial Institutions Group at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, now RBC Capital Markets.

Dory serves on the Boards and Investment Committees of CSIM’s investment funds including SBICs (Independent Bankers Capital Fund), Bank Hedge and Private Equity funds (Keefe Managers, Keefe Partners, Keefe Rainbow Partners, Service Equity Partners, Genesis Partners, and Commerce Street Financial Partners) and debt funds (Commerce Street Income Partners I and II). He formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, an approximately $100 billion pension fund where he was Chairman of the Investment Committee, Chaired the Alternative Assets Committee and served on Compensation, CIO recruiting, Audit, and Government Committees. While there, TRS went from a bottom quartile performer to the number one ranked public pension fund in the country in its asset size group.

CommerceStreetCapital.com

Phone: (214) 534-6800

Host Steve A Klein, Guest Dory A. Wiley