Theresa Motter was born to run an egg roll business. She immigrated with her family to the United States in the late 1960s from Vietnam. In 1975 the Nguyen family moved to the Dallas area, and in 1986 Theresa’s father launched VAN Oriental Food, a specialty egg roll vendor. Theresa was there from the company’s start, contributing to the business launch after she graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in business.
Theresa Motter is a 2nd generation CEO running the re-branded Van’s Kitchen making it a woman and minority owned business. From the day the company was established it has been committed to crafting quality products from the freshest ingredients. Theresa’s career includes holding every non-production position in her 30 years of work experience. She often jokes that the reason Van’s Kitchen is still in business is because she never made the egg rolls!
In the late 1980s Theresa met her husband and business partner, Carl Motter, and together they have built Van’s Kitchen into the specialty producer of “better than restaurant” egg rolls it is today.
Jim O’Neill, Founding Principal & Chief Innovator, Inventure
Jim O’Neill is a creative powerhouse with 38 years of experience, who leads Inventure with a people-first approach. Jim founded Inventure in 1997 as a firm that solves complex problems across a range of disciplines while emphasizing elevated design, collaboration and an injection of fun every step of the way.
Inventure Design is a team of 50 architects, interior designers, urban planners and graphic designers working together to create spaces that delight and heal, while helping their clients achieve peak business performance.
While staying connected to the original mission and values of the firm, Jim keeps Inventure on the leading edge of a fast-paced, increasingly automated industry by looking for ways to enhance the value of the designs his firm produces, fostering team development and infusing new technology whenever possible. Jim continues to challenge industry standards through his unwavering belief in the power of great design and innovation.