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A natural leader and savvy entrepreneur, Ideal Impact is the fourth organization Wes has created “from the ground up.” He began his career in the energy efficiency business in 1979 and is considered one of the best at building great organizations in the energy solutions business. During his career, Wes has held senior management positions at international companies and led the development of one of the largest energy solution organizations in the world, comprising 35 offices in the U.S. and offices in five European countries. This organization was widely recognized within the industry as highly ethical and the most focused on client needs. His leadership abilities and industry expertise have garnered him media coverage and speaking opportunities in multiple countries on energy conservation in buildings and how to grow a great organization. In addition, he has helped with the development of industry-related laws in both the U.S. and Europe.
Wes graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and holds the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Demand Side Manager certifications.
Wes resides in Grapevine, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Jan. They have two grown children, Tyler and Bonnie. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a member of Tau Beta Pi, and a member of Church at the Cross. He has served on multiple boards. He has been actively involved in Bill Glass Prison Ministries since 1995 and leads a team to work at Beautiful Feet Ministries in Ft. Worth twice a month. He has served on six international mission trips.
Brett is partner and president of B4 Holdings, LP and BFC Partners, LLC (its GP), where, since 2006, he is responsible for all aspects of a family limited partnership founded to invest in private equity, real estate, and publicly traded securities. Since 1998, Brett has been a partner of Meeting Protocol Worldwide, a family-owned business headquartered in Dallas that services biotech, clinical research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies in the clinical research industry. Since 2007, he has served on the Board of Directors for AccessBank Texas, a community bank headquartered in DFW.
Additionally, Brett serves on the U.S. board of directors for African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM), a non-profit ministry focused on developing leaders, peace building, and reconciliation in central and eastern Africa.
Brett also serves on the Board of Trustees for Legacy Christian Academy, a K-12 Christ-centered academy in Frisco, Texas whose mission is “to develop strong leaders with biblical convictions who are equipped to succeed in college and beyond”.
Brett resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife, Brenda and daughter, Mattie. They also have two grown sons, Brandon and David. They are members of Citizens Church in Plano, Texas.
I have been very blessed to have had the call of God in my life for almost as long as I can remember. I acknowledged Christ as my savior at the age of 10 and have been attending church since then and have been in some sort of service since a young adult. After moving to Dallas in 1983, I began attending Prestonwood Baptist church and soon thereafter was elected a Deacon. In 1988 I served as Chairman of the Stewardship campaign. After moving to Legacy Baptist Church in the early 90’s, I served on their Finance and Leadership Teams from 2002 to 2016. Further, in 2017 I was elected to the Board of Governors of BH Carroll Theological Seminary, for which I now serve as Board Chairman.
My Christian walk has been consistent but not without struggles. Due to personal and career challenges, in early 2002 I found myself at a crossroad, struggling with the boundaries of my control contrasting with my submission. This could also be described as a conflict of strong will versus humility. Fortunately, God’s grace and faithful love guided me through an 18 month period of reflection, searching and breaking my will. I emerged with a renewed and strengthened commitment to servant leadership, which has resulted in a greater abundance of peace and joy.
I have always been very faithful in my belief in stewardship of my resources, built upon a belief that all I have has been provided by God (I Cor 4:7). My desire to serve on the board of Ideal Impact is based upon an extension of my commitment to stewardship, wanting to be of obedient when I am called to service.
In terms of my business career, I graduated Cum Laude from Baylor University in 1977 with a BBA in Accounting. I attained my CPA the year following graduation. I worked in public accounting for 4 years and have been in private industry since 1981. My focus has been in manufacturing, although I have experience in both distribution and software as well. During my career, I have served as CFO of two public companies and have been involved in over 20 acquisitions and divestitures. I have also served under a board structure for the past 25 years, both in public and private companies. As such, I am very familiar with what makes a strong, engaged and valued board member, and what responsibilities I would be held to in my position on the board and Ideal Impact. I currently own 50% of a local company, and combining that responsibility with being in senior leadership for over 30 years, I am very experienced in setting strategic goals and making difficult decisions.
I currently serve as SVP & CFO of Presco Polymer, Inc. which is owned by the private equity firm River Associates located in Chattanooga, TN. During my career I have served on the follow professional boards:
- Heart of Texas Lions Club Governing Board
- UTA’s Accounting Advisory Board,
- American Electronic Association’s National Small Business Advisory Board,
- South Florida chapter of the Financial Executive International (FEI) Board; and
- Steering Committee of the FEI Dallas Chapter Manufacturing CFO’s Special Interest Group.
I am married to Tracy Chisum and am blessed with three children and six grandchildren. My personal interests include fitness training and golf, as well as traveling with my wife and spending time with my family.
David E. Hunt serves as CEO/President of the Denkmann family of companies (“Denkmann Interests”), with investments in oil & gas, CO2, minerals and commercial real estate. Leading these companies brings together David’s natural resources, financial, banking and management experiences.
Previously, David was a Principal and an Owner of Fossil Creek Resources, LLC, an EnCap Investments company, focused on geo-science and technology driven exploration and development activities. He played a primary role in the financial and business development activities of the company.
Prior to 2009, David worked with Citigroup to successfully expand its presence in the domestic energy market. From 2000-2004 has was Managing Director, Head of Energy and Utilities Banking Segment with Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. Earlier in his career, David managed a Loan Syndication business for Bank of America and its predecessors, which raised billions of dollars for the energy and financial services industries.
Currently on the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church Dallas (Chair 2011-2013), David has previously served as Chair of the Administrative Board and Staff Parish Relations Committee of the church, as well as serving a number of years as Treasurer on the Finance Committee. He is actively involved in TCU alumni activities and serves on the National Alumni Board after chairing the Board of the Clark Society, the association of TCU major contributors.
David holds degrees from TCU (BBA) and The University of Texas (MBA) and maintains a CPA certification. Originally from Fort Worth, he and his wife Lynn currently live in University Park, Texas. David and Lynn have two adult married daughters, Michelle and Leslie.
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelors in Kinesiology, Rosie returned to her hometown of Midland, Texas and began working in the oil and gas industry, beginning in the land department and later as a business analyst. She then attended the fulltime MBA program at Rice University and subsequently worked as an energy investment banker at BMO Capital Markets. In 2016, she had the opportunity to start an investment company alongside her father and has since worked as the CFO and Partner of Vantage Partners TX LLC.
Rosie is also actively involved in her family’s foundation, The Cross Foundation, that seeks to equip those seeking to fulfill the Great Commission through networking, financial gifts, and consulting. Her primary focus has been business coaching, covering everything from strategic planning to establishing company processes.
Rosie lives in College Station, TX with her husband Zak and two little boys, Kase and Canyon.