October 20 – Mike Crawford and Ross Teggatz

On the October 20th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Mike Crawford – Founder & CEO, M/C/C and Ross Teggatz – President & Founder, Triune Systems

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Mike Crawford, Founder & CEO, M/C/C

MCC President - Mike CrawfordMike Crawford is the founder and CEO of marketing agency M/C/C. Back in 1986 Mike created an entirely new kind of advertising agency and public relations firm, one that focused exclusively on technology clients. At that time, this level of specialization was unheard of, but M/C/C grew into the Southwest’s number one advertising and public relations agency for technology companies and one of the top high-tech advertising agencies in the country.

In 2006, Mike diversified the agency’s client base to include non-technology clients as well, expanding into industries such as energy, insurance, government, finance, retail, health, security and entertainment.

Today, M/C/C continues to evolve under Mike’s direction.  M/C/C was recently ranked as number nine for both the largest advertising and public relations agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In addition to running M/C/C, Mike is a partner of Chisholm Trail Grass-fed Beef, a supplier of quality, grass-fed only beef, which have never been given hormones or antibiotics. He also co-owns Red Peak Ranch, one of the locations where Chisholm Trail longhorn cattle are free to roam its pastures.


Phone: (972) 480-8383


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Ross Teggatz, President & Founder, Triune Systems

With more than 25 years in the Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design Industry, Ross is Triune Systems’ President and Founder.

Triune Systems, founded in 2007, is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in differentiated power and data management integrated solutions for portable products.  Triune Systems has several solutions in production leveraging innovative technology in wireless charging, energy harvesting, and isolated power.

Prior to founding the company, Ross worked in a variety of senior technical and management roles at Texas Instruments. Over his tenure, Ross has successfully innovated and developed several product lines and led commercialization efforts that generated significant sales over their lifetimes.

Ross has a BSEE from University of Iowa, MSEE degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  He also holds over 50 patents with many more pending in the areas of semiconductor process, devices, circuits, and systems. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas.


Phone: (972) 231-1606


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Host Steve A Klein, Mike Crawford, Ross Teggatz

October 13 – George Jones and Ashlee & Chris Kleinert

On the October 13th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
George Jones – President & CEO, Texas Capital Bancshares and Ashlee & Chris Kleinert – Founders, Executives In Action

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George Jones – President & CEO – Texas Capital Bancshares

George F. Jones, Jr. is the CEO of Texas Capital Bank and president and CEO of its parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBI). He also serves on the Boards of Directors of TCBI and Texas Capital Bank.

George has more than 30 years of banking experience that includes acquisitions and mergers of financial institutions and the purchasing of financial assets, as well as the founding of a highly successful banking venture overseas.

George was one of the founding executives of TCBI in 1998. Since that time, the company has expanded and has operations currently in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio with assets of $9 billion and an employee base of 800. George was instrumental in raising $125 million of private capital for TCBI and helped take the company public in 2003.

Before TCBI was formed, George was an organizer, shareholder and chairman of the board for Resource Bank Dallas, the lynch pin banking charter for Texas Capital Bank that was begun in 1998.



Ashlee & Chris Kleinert, Founders, Executives In Action









In 2009, Chris Kleinert and his wife, Ashlee, founded Executives in Action, a non-profit organization that leverages the talent and expertise of executive level professionals in transition, with local nonprofit organizations.

These executives engage in short-term, high-impact projects to enhance productivity, efficiency and the overall impact of these organizations.  Nearly 632 executives have completed approximately 400 plus projects for more than 220 area non-profits.

Ashlee is also an entrepreneur in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.  She founded Ruthie’s Food Trucks comprising the most delicious food on wheels.  Ruthie’s Rolling Café serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and Ruthie’s Rolling Creperie serves both sweet and savory crepes.  “Ruthie’s Dozen” is a charitable program where a different nonprofit organization is highlighted and promoted each month.

Chris Kleinert is president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Investments a subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated. Chris oversees the operations of Hunt Realty Investments, Hunt Investment Group, and Hoodoo Land and Cattle Company. Other business interests of Hunt Consolidated include oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, electric power generation and transmission.


Phone: (972) 932-5598

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Host Steve A Klein, Ashlee Kleinert, George Jones, Chris Kleinert