On the August 4th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Dan Kim – Founder and Chief Concept Officer, Red Mango and Malcolm Holland – Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Veritex Community Bank
Dan Kim, Founder and Chief Concept Officer, Red Mango
Dan Kim is a true entrepreneur, taking an idea and turning it into one of the fastest-growing frozen yogurt and smoothie chains in America.
Red Mango currently is the #1 Mobile Restaurant Brand in the country and the #2 Restaurant Brand overall (second to Starbucks), in the National Restaurant Social Media Index.
After thousands of recipe trials in his own kitchen, Dan perfected a healthy, all-natural frozen yogurt recipe in 2006 that has become the cornerstone of a growing empire known today as Red Mango. As the Founder and Chief Concept Officer of Red Mango, Dan has been instrumental in building the Red Mango brand from coast to coast, creating a restaurant system that spans North America with more than 240 locations in the U.S. and stores now open in Mexico, El Salvador, and Uruguay.
For his efforts, Dan has been recognized by numerous media outlets, including USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Entrepreneur Magazine, MSNBC, FOX Business and Bloomberg television. Dan was formerly an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, and received his B.S. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Malcolm Holland, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Veritex Community Bank
Malcolm Holland received his BBA from SMU in 1982 and began his banking career at First City Bank as a credit analyst and commercial lender. In 1984 he moved to Capital Bank and became Vice-President of commercial lending.
In September 1985, Malcoln became Executive Vice-President of EastPark National Bank. When Fidelity Bank purchased EastPark in February 1995; he became Executive Vice-President, head of commercial lending. In February 1998, Fidelity Bank was sold to Compass Bank, where he served as Senior Vice-President, head of Business Banking.
During July 2000, Malcolm accepted the job of President of First Mercantile Bank. In March 2002, Colonial Bank acquired First Mercantile Bank and Malcolm was appointed to CEO of the Texas Region of Colonial Bank in March 2003.
In October 2009 Malcolm formed Veritex Holdings, Inc. and subsequently purchased his first bank in September 2010, now known as Veritex Community Bank. Veritex has purchased a total of three banks and has 10 branches and approximately $600 million in assets.
Host Steve A Klein, Malcolm Holland and Dan Kim