November 24 – Aaron Graft and Johnette van Eeden

On the November 24th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Aaron Graft – President/CEO, Triumph Bancorp, Inc. and Johnette van Eeden – CEO, Star Wellness

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Aaron Graft, President/CEO, Triumph Bancorp, Inc.

Aaron Graft is the president and chief executive officer of Triumph Bancorp and is the founder of the Triumph Bancorp group of companies, which include Triumph Savings Bank, Triumph Commercial Finance, Advance Business Capital, THE National Bank, Triumph Capital Advisors, and Triumph CRA Holdings.

Triumph Bancorp is a financial holding company with interests in wholesale and community banking, commercial finance, and investment management.

Prior to establishing Triumph Bancorp, Aaron served as the founder and president of Triumph Land and Capital Management, where he oversaw the management of over $300 million of commercial real estate in receivership on behalf of various lenders and led the acquisition of $65 million of distressed debt and real estate. He began his career as an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, where he focused on commercial real estate transactions.

Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Baylor University and is an active member of the Lone Star chapter of YPO and Watermark Community Church in Dallas.

Phone: (214) 365-6900

Johnette van Eeden, CEO, Star Wellness

Headshot - JVE COLOR fullJohnette van Eeden is CEO of Star Wellness, a company she founded in 2003. Today, Star Wellness is a recognized leader in onsite medical screening and laboratory services that help corporations, local governments and school districts implement wellness programs to control or reduce healthcare-related expenses.

The company has more than 200 clients in 20 states and now offers franchises, with locations in Houston and the Panhandlle.

Johnette has been honored by Women’s Enterprise Texas and Women’s Enterprise USA magazines as one of the Top Women’s Business Enterprises in both Texas and the US.

A native Texan, Johnette devotes a large amount of time to working with schools and children.  She has been a volunteer for Junior Achievement and Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has served on the reader panel for Family Fun magazine and as a contributing editor for Working Mother magazine.

Phone: (817) 571-6425

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