We got them.
We are not discovering anything, we always had the necessary tools to give back to our community in meaningful, positive, and smart ways. The best knowledge, encouragement, motivation and skills, come from successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, C-level executives and like-minded mentors. They have all experienced different adverse situations, gone through rough times, financial issues, bankruptcy, difficult family circumstances, and diverse backgrounds. The best of all is that they overcame those unfavorable situations, and they hold a unique story full of knowledge, experiences, and the key to inspire and set the example for others.
Meet our board leaders.
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is a vivid Entrepreneur and a sports enthusiast, owner of the awarded Inc. 500 sports agency “SMM” (Sports Marketing Monterrey), that helps companies, athletes, governments, sport teams and stadiums to engage the dynamic Hispanic market through the sports and the entertainment industry. At the age of 23, he identified the next gold medal Olympic athlete in Beijing 2008 and former bronze medal in London 2012. At 26, he negotiated and signed with ESPN the first long term-international television contract for exhibition games in the USA. Such soccer games are held and promoted by his company with elite professional soccer Clubs from the Mexican League in the U.S. reaching millions of consumers every year. Since early in his professional career, Javier always felt drawn to contribute and create programs and services, to help young generations thrive from under-resourced communities.
Sunny Sheu is a 2nd generation owner of BT Furnishings, a DFW furniture store dedicated to providing the easiest shopping experience for customers. In the early days of the business, when it was still a small general merchandise store, I began working alongside my parents assembling bikes and repairing toys. As the business grew over the years as a result of the countless hours of hard work by the entire family, the furniture and home decor category became the core focus of the brand. we’ve worked in the business in various roles, from Sales to Deliveries and from General Manager to Buyer and from IT to Bookkeeper, but it was not until after college that I took on a leadership role and helped grow the business to four 100K square ft locations with over 90 team members. I’ve learned many hard business lessons, making countless mistakes along the way, and look forward to learning from and contributing to other entrepreneurs’ journeys. I graduated from UTD with a Management information systems degree in 2004.
Dean Lontos has over 35 years of experience in the areas of real estate finance, acquisition, development and operations. He currently serves as founder and managing partner of Bay Mountain Capital, a private lender that provides asset based debt financing for rehab, construction and bridge loan purposes secured by real estate of all types. Concurrently Dean also serves as a co-founder and partner of Kalterra Capital Partners, a ground up developer of multifamily, retail and mixed use properties in Texas. Previously, he co-founded and grew TriVest Residential to a portfolio of 5,000 apartment units and prior to that, he oversaw the asset management and transaction activities of a national portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties. Dean has a passion for entrepreneurship dating back to his college days at the University of Texas in Austin, where he cofounded the University Entrepreneurial Association while earning a BBA degree in Finance and Real Estate.
Jorge Villalobos, SMM’ CEO and co-founder, is an international entrepreneur and a noted Latin American expert in Sports & Entertainment, talent management, and marketing. Jorge has also developed the most powerful Hispanic soccer program in USA; SocioMX, and promoted over 100 professional club games sanctioned by FIFA, with a direct impact for over millions fans on-site in cities like Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and millions more with a live broadcast in the USA and 20+ countries, via ESPN. He is actively involved in the community, with children as their principal focus. His commitment to battle school desertion, diabetes, and child obesity has driven him to organize free soccer clinics with professional athletes, youth soccer tournaments, as well as hiring international players and athletes as speakers to motivate and improve leadership skills; He has served in many advisory boards such as Dallas Sports Commission, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.