November 3 – Dr. Douglas Won and Ray Washburne

On the November 3rd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Dr. Douglas Won – Founder/Director, Minimally Invasive SpineCARE & Star Medical Center and Ray Washburne – Chairman/CEO, Charter Holdings

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Dr. Douglas Won,Founder/Director, Minimally Invasive SpineCARE & Star Medical Center

Won new  compressDouglas Won, MD, FAAOS, is the founder and director of Minimally Invasive SpineCARE® and Star Medical Center. Headquartered in Irving, Minimally Invasive SpineCARE is a nationally acclaimed, fully comprehensive spine center for surgical and non-surgical procedures with 12 locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Star Medical Center is a new surgical hospital in Plano, with highly trained, skilled specialists who are dedicated to providing exceptional patient services in a first class environment.

Dr. Won has more than 15 years of experience in medicine and more than a decade as a back specialist. Approximately 95% of his patients are treated non-surgically, but when surgery is necessary, Dr. Won employs the most non-invasive methods possible. He helped develop endoscopic laser spine surgery and was the first surgeon in Texas to perform it with a 3mm incision, the size of a small grain of rice. Such a small incision, performed with the right tools, generally results in less damage to the skin and muscles, less blood loss, less pain and a faster recovery time.

A pioneer in spine care, Dr. Won has invented several tools and techniques used by spine surgeons today. One of these inventions, the poly-axial pedicle screw assembly, enables surgeons who are performing spinal fusions to go between the muscles without tearing them. It was awarded a U.S. patent earlier this year.

Ray Washburne, Chairman/CEO, Charter Holdings

Ray W. Washburne is the Chairman/CEO of Charter Holdings, a private investment company based in Dallas that is primarily involved in the real estate and restaurant businesses.

He is co-founder and co-owner of M Crowd Restaurant Group, which owns the Mi Cocina and Taco Diner restaurant chains (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Tulsa, Atlanta, and Washington DC).  He is also the managing partner of the Highland Park Village in Dallas, America’s first planned shopping center and one of the premier shopping centers in the United States.

A 1984 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Ray has previously served as an adjunct professor at the SMU Cox School of Business. Ongoing involvement and board memberships include the World Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executives Organization, Veritex Bank, The Real Estate Council, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, SMU O’Neil Center Advisory Board, and Baylor Health Care System Foundation.


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Dr. Douglas Won, Host Steve A Klein, Ray Washburne



October 27 – Mike Willoughby and Stephen Prince

On the October 27th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Mike Willoughby – CEO, PFSweb and Stephen Prince – President & CEO, Optisense Network

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Mike Willoughby, CEO, PFSweb

NA5A0830Mike Willoughby serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PFSweb, Inc. Prior to his promotion to CEO, Mike served PFSweb as the company’s President and Chief Information Officer.

Mike has been instrumental in the acquisition, development, integration and support of PFSweb’s world-class technologies and he continues to have a key role in the architecture of the company’s solution and service offerings. Mike is leading the company’s effort to bring PFSweb’s iCommerce Solution to market as he also led the effort to conceptualize and bring to market PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce® Solution in 2008.

In his prior role as President, Mike worked to re-engineer the company’s business development area to leverage a highly team-oriented business development model to substantially improve the predictability, scalability and sustainability of the company’s sales and marketing efforts and he continues to be actively involved in the company’s business development efforts today.

In addition to his executive leadership experience at PFSweb, Mike founded and served as President and CEO of Design Technologies Inc., and he founded and served as President and CEO of Integration Services, Inc.


Stephen Prince, President & CEO, Optisense Network

SLP color photoStephen Prince is President and Chief Executive Officer of OptiSense Network™, LLC, an emerging leader in Distribution Automation. Founded in 2001, OptiSense Network has developed the most accurate optical-based sensor solutions for medium voltage systems available today.

Holding a Masters in Taxation with a specialization in Risk Management, Stephen has more than 20 years of utility industry experience – including assignments as Chief Accounting Officer for Edison Enterprises, Vice President, Global Utility Leader for SAIC, Inc., and Vice President, Alliances & General Manager of the Manila Delivery Center for Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit.

HIs extensive international experience in Europe, Asia, and Latin America has made him a leading champion for global automation of the 150 year old electric distribution system – a system challenged by new reliability and efficiency standards, climate change, distributed generation and renewable energy integration, and carbon emission caps.

Phone: (866) 530-4698

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