August 18 – Scott Miller and Brent Harman

On the August 18th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Scott Miller – President & CEO, Interstate Batteries and Brent Harman  – CEO, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

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Scott Miller, President & CEO,  Interstate Batteries

Scott Miller(b)Scott Miller has served Interstate Batteries in multiple key positions since starting with the company in 1991 as a route sales manager before taking on company roles as national account executive and manager, independent distributor regional manager, director of marketing, director of Interstate-owned territories, vice president of creative communications and events, vice president of Interstate All Battery and most recently as senior vice president of distributor operations & innovation team.  And on May 1, the 44-year-old assumed a new role as president and CEO of Interstate Battery System of America.

Scott might best be described as an outward expression of Interstate’s unique personality. Expert, friendly, trustworthy, fun, humorous, caring, and smiling – he exudes all those attributes.  Miller is a strong advocate of the company’s vision statement driving his and the enterprise’s thought process of serving customers.

Married and the father of three children, Miller graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.



Brent Harman, CEO, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Sonny Bryan's CEO Brent HarmanThere are few things in life that Texans take more seriously than family and barbecue. Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse CEO Brent Harman, is about as Texan as they come. Since birth, he has lived, worked and thrived in The Lone Star State. He attended Hyer Elementary and Highland Park High School in Dallas and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995.

After college, Brent helped open a new Sonny Bryan’s store in Grapevine and was the assistant manager at the location for two years. After briefly leaving Sonny Bryan’s to get his MBA from Baylor University, he returned to manage the opening of the Richardson restaurant in 1998. Since then, he has served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Development, and was named President and CEO in 2004. He also served a three-year term on the Texas Restaurant Board of Directors and joined the Young Presidents Organization in 2010.

When he’s not overseeing Sonny Bryan’s, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife Elle (co-owner of Warren Barrón Bridal) and three children, Ainsley, McKay and “Doc.” As an avid hunter and fisherman, he is a fan of the outdoors. In January 2009, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and has participated in several local marathons.

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Brent Harman, Scott Miller and Host Steve A Klein

August 11 – Dan Kim and Malcolm Holland

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

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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

CMHollandMalcolm 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.

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 Host Steve A Klein, Malcolm Holland and Dan Kim