May 18 – Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

Our Guest for the May 18th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

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Dory A. Wiley, President & CEO, Commerce Street Holdings, LLC

Dory A. Wiley CFA CPA CVA is President & CEO of Commerce Street Holdings, LLC, and the holding company for Commerce Street Capital, LLC (“CSC”), a FINRA-regulated broker/dealer and Commerce Street Investment Management, LLC (“CSIM”), an SEC-registered investment advisor. Since co-founding the firm in 2007, his primary focus has been the management and growth of the broker dealer and the creation of investment funds that specialize in financial institutions and related products.

Dory has over 25 years of experience in commercial and investment banking and investment management. Prior to his current position with Commerce Street, Dory was President of SAMCO Capital Markets, LLC, which he joined in August, 1996. Prior to SAMCO, he was Vice President and Manager of the Financial Institutions Group at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, now RBC Capital Markets.

Dory serves on the Boards and Investment Committees of CSIM’s investment funds including SBICs (Independent Bankers Capital Fund), Bank Hedge and Private Equity funds (Keefe Managers, Keefe Partners, Keefe Rainbow Partners, Service Equity Partners, Genesis Partners, and Commerce Street Financial Partners) and debt funds (Commerce Street Income Partners I and II). He formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, an approximately $100 billion pension fund where he was Chairman of the Investment Committee, Chaired the Alternative Assets Committee and served on Compensation, CIO recruiting, Audit, and Government Committees. While there, TRS went from a bottom quartile performer to the number one ranked public pension fund in the country in its asset size group.

CommerceStreetCapital.com

Phone: (214) 534-6800

Host Steve A Klein, Guest Dory A. Wiley

May 11 – Noah Lazes, Co-Founder, President, COO, ARK Group/Toyota Music Factory

Our Guest for the May 11th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Noah Lazes, Co-Founder, President & COO, ARK Group/Toyota Music Factory

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Noah Lazes, Co-Founder, President & COO, ARK Group/Toyota Music Factory

Noah Lazes is the co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of North Carolina-based ARK Group and its family of companies. Developed by the ARK Group, Toyota Music Factory is a $200 million, 500,000+ square foot mixed-use lifestyle center located in the heart of the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. It is a unique state-of-the-art entertainment and dining district offering “something for everyone.”

The ARK Group is a multifaceted conglomerate of companies that focuses on mixed-use developments that often include an element of public entertainment. The four primary divisions of the ARK Group family of companies are: mixed-use residential and entertainment real estate, concerts and special events, nightclubs and restaurants and advertising and public relations.

In addition to being recognized as an accomplished entertainment and lifestyle center developer, Noah is highly respected for his work as the producer of some of the largest arts and music festivals in the United States. These programs include RocktoberFest, Carolina MusicFest, Indy Summer Stages, Center CityFest and CityFest Live.

ToyotaMusicFactory.com 

316 Las Colinas Blvd., Irving TX 75039

Guest Noah Lazes, Host Steve A Klein