Brandon Puffer, Former MLB player, Co-Founder, Texas GPS Baseball, Author
Brandon Puffer played 15 seasons of professional baseball including starting his major league career with the Houston Astros. One of the highlights of his career was being a part of the Boston Red Sox when they won the 2004 World Series. Unfortunately, one bad decision led to being a prison sentence for 5 years…ultimately ending his professional baseball career. According to Brandon, “my story isn’t about a stat-sheet or rise to baseball fame. But rather a completely different rise that only occurs after an ultimate crash.” After working through pain, embarrassment and complete failure, his new hope is to spread a message of restoration and encouragement so others might keep moving forward.
Brandon is currently a select baseball coach with Texas GPS Baseball in Georgetown, Texas, and is the author of From the Bullpen to the State Pen.
Pat is currently Senior Vice President of Teamalytics (business division of the Flippen Group) and a college baseball color analyst for Fox Sports. Prior to that he spent 11 years working in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley and 8 seasons playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and MIllwauke Brewers. He was a member of the 1988 gold medal Olympic team and is the author of a soon to be released “More Than the Score” (October 2020). He and his wife Christina have raised three sons.
Jeff Thomas is the Founder/CEO of Archetype Wealth Partners and author of Trading Up: Moving from Success to Significance on Wall Street. After 25 years of working for the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff and his team concluded that they could only pursue their vision by starting their own firm in 2017. Jeff and his wife Dolly are also well invested in the community, serving with a variety of non-profit organizations, ministries and foundations.
David Cook is a top sports psychology consultant, speaker, business consultant, and best-selling author on the mental advantage. He has coached world champions and MVP’s in the NBA, National Champions in the NCAA and has worked with hundreds of elite athletes from the PGA, NFL, and MLB using his principles of focus, passion, and mental toughness.
Les Csorba is a Partner with Heidrick and Struggles in Houston. Prior to that, Les served in the White House as a special assistant to the President of the United States for presidential personnel during the George H.W. Bush Administration. He also serves on the Board of Yellowstone Academy, and is the author of Trust: The One Thing that Makes or Breaks a Leader.
Terry Looper is the Founder, President and CEO of Texon LP. His passion is to mentor fellow business and nonprofit leaders. Terry is also deeply involved in the community, serves numerous non-profit organizations, and is the author of Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will.