December 19 – Russel Head, Andeler Power & Janet White, JW Speakers Agency

On the December 19th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Russel Head – CEO,  Andeler Power

Janet White – President,  JW Speakers Agency

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Russel Head, CEO,  Andeler Power

rheadRussel Head is CEO of Andeler Power and has over thirty years of executive level sales, general management, new business development, marketing, operational, and call center experience.

Andeler Power became a certified electricity retailer in the Texas market shortly after deregulation in 2002. It was one of only a handful of companies that have been providing electricity in Texas since deregulation.  The company provides both commercial and residential electricity products, including green options, throughout Texas.

Russ and a group of investors purchased the company in December 2012 and since that time have seen an improvement in revenue and customer base by over 100%.  The Company maintains its customer support operations in Lubbock, and prides itself as being a company with true Texas roots.


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Russel Head, Host Steve A Klein

Janet White, President,  JW Speakers Agency

Janet White HeadshotJanet White did her first booking at 16 with New York City’s top deejay, “Cousin” Bruce Morrow,” and her second booking at 20 with world-renown Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. In one-way or another and in one form or another, Janet’s been in business-to-business sales, marketing or public relations ever since.

After stints as a reporter at Newsday and Operations Assistant at WABC-AM when it was the #1 radio station in America, Janet got a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University, and spent 12 years as a commercial real estate writer and publicist – nine of those years with her own PR agency in New York and Dallas, where she moved in 1990.

In 2010, Janet came back to her B2B public relations roots and created The JW Speakers Agency to bring together local business owners who use free speaking as a way to build their business but don’t want the hassles of getting booked, and local business, civic and consumer groups who use free speakers but don’t want the headaches of having to find them.

Phone: (972) 517-7503


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Janet White, Host Steve A Klein

December 12 – Al Davis, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Michael Beck, Gerald L. Ray & Associates

On the December 12th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Al Davis – VP, Franchise Development, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Michael Beck – EVP, Gerald L. Ray & Associates

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Al Davis, VP, Franchise Development, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Al DavisAl Davis is VP of Franchise Sales & Development for Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. His primary focus is real estate development, remodels, facilities maintenance and capital budget planning.

Headquartered in Dallas Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar offers a contemporary, sit-down family-dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar. Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta and a menu featuring nearly 100 items and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs.

Al has 25+ years of experience with publicly traded and small entrepreneurial companies including Senior VP of Luby’s, VP of Real Estate with Boston’s Market and Einstein’s Bagels and as Director of Development for KFC.

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Michael Beck, EVP, Gerald L. Ray & Associate

Michael BeckMichael Beck joined Gerald L. Ray & Associates, Ltd. in 1999 as a portfolio manager and has over 30 years experience in the financial industry. Michael works with high net worth individuals and families, business owners, foundations, and retirement accounts.

Founded in 1977, Gerald L. Ray & Associates, Ltd. philosophy is based on two simple but unwavering principles: impeccable personal service and the highest standards of personal and corporate integrity.

Through his practice as an advisor, Michael identified the need to offer a cost-effective solution for small to mid-size companies to improve their current 401(k) plans. The result is GLR’s 401(k) plan platform, which uses all exchange-traded funds.

Phone: (214) 954-1905

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