March 21 – Stan Stevenson, Sendero & Chris Phelps, Tacky Box

On the March 21st edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Stan Stevenson- Managing Director,  Sendero Wealth Management

Chris Phelps – “Business Hippie” & Founder, Tacky Box

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Stan Stevenson, Managing Director,  Sendero Wealth Management Stan photo

Stan Stevenson is a Managing Director and a member of the Sendero Investment Committee. Stan came to Sendero in 2013 from the Wealth Advisory Group at Northern Trust.

Prior to that, he spent fifteen years as the Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at Dallas-based Belmont Wealth Management, a family office and privately-owned wealth management firm.

Stan has a BBA and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is active in politics and supports several charities benefitting the US military and wounded veterans.

Chris Kent Phelps, “Business Hippie” & Founder, Tacky Box

Chris Phelps, dubbed “Business Hippie” by those who’ve partnered with her during her 16-year business career, and “Mom” by Emma (6½) and Jake (4), is a self-proclaimed recovering CPA turned entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Texas, Chris comes by her creative talents naturally. Her mother, Cindy Kent, co-collaborator on the Tacky Box set, is a professional artist and has taught art classes both privately and for public schools.

Chris hung her own shingle in July 2011 and launched a series of projects and companies across multiple industries. Her latest project – Tacky Box – is special because it all began with her daughter and has become a family business.

“No one was more surprised when the Tacky Box worked. It really worked. After the first week, I saw a noticeable change in my children. Not only do my kids police their own language and behavior, but they gently encourage those around them to choose kinds words and actions rather than tacky ones. As it turns out, the Tacky Box armed me with what I needed in a tough moment, and it continues to teach personal responsibility, the power of words and actions, and the importance of kindness.”

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March 14 – Rick Wright, CEO, YOUnique Partners & Chad Bruce, CEO, Adhesives Plus

On the March 14th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Rick Wright – Founder & Owner,  YOUnique Partners, LLC.

Chad Bruce – CEO, Adhesives Plus

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Rick Wright, Founder & Owner,  YOUnique Partners, LLC.

Rick Wright is Founder and CEO of YOUnique Partners, LLC. a Plano-based company that is the exclusive worldwide Sales and Distribution company for the enlyten® Strips.

The enlyten® Strips are thin-film, edible strips that provide THE most effective delivery system for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

In addition to being passionate about the enlyten® Strips (he quotes Victor Kiam of Remington Shaver, “I loved the products so much I bought the company!”), Rick is also passionate about baseball. He continues to play in the Men’s Senior Baseball League at age 61, and has won two World Championships in the over-45 and Father-Son divisions.

Rick is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and spent the early years of his career as a navigator in the U. S. Air Force. He then finished his military career with the Texas Air National Guard. Rick amassed over 3,500 hours of flight time, primarily in C-130s, including nearly 100 sorties during his activation for Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91.

Rick’s civilian career has spanned over thirty years of sales, sales management, and consulting to Fortune 500 companies while holding senior executive positions.

When you order the enlyten strips, enter the promo code WOKC to receive a $1.00 discount in addition to an additional $1.00 donation to WIpe Out Kid’s Cancer (

Phone: (972) 665-9877

Chad Bruce, CEO, Adhesives Plus

Chad 03Chad Bruce is the C.E.O. of Adhesives Plus, Inc., which was founded in 1981 by Diane and Ken Bruce, to be Texas’ premier distributor of industrial adhesives and adhesive dispensing equipment. Their vision was to provide tailored adhesive and dispensing solutions to manufacturers of any type of product, by asking questions and listening to the needs of their customers.

Working out of their home in Plano and using the garage as the warehouse, they quickly built a broad customer base that included all types of adhesive users from small flower shops to Fortune 500 companies.

Today, Adhesives Plus, Inc. is still headquartered in Plano and now sells adhesives and dispensing equipment all over the globe with customers in countries such as Australia, India, Turkey, and South Korea.

Adhesives Plus, Inc. was recognized by the Collin County Business Press as one of the fastest growing companies in Collin County in 2010 and 2011.  Chad was recognized by the Collin County Business Press “Forty under Forty” in 2012 and was also nominated for Vistage International’s Leadership Award in 2012.

Phone: (972) 422-2180