Fred Caldwell

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Fred began his career with The Originals Group in 1983 and joined Southern Realty Corporation in 1985, becoming President in 1988. Fred was the founding partner of Caldwell Nyberg Interests in 1990, which was later renamed as Caldwell Companies. Today, the firm serves as a holding company for a family of related companies that invest...

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David Oelfke

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

David Oelfke is a co-founder and managing principal of Marble Capital, as well as the founder and Board Chairman of Toolbox Lunches. David is passionate to see men move beyond success into significance and works to provide tools and opportunities to that end. His passion comes to expression in both marketplace and non-profit organizations. David was...

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Bobby Hillin Jr.

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Bobby Hillin Jr. Bobby is the principal co-founder of Marea Energy Partners. Prior to Marea Energy, Bobby founded and served as Chief Executive Officer for two companies: Texas ReExcavation, and T-REX Engineering & Construction. Bobby began his career as a professional race car driver. He was the youngest driver(22) in the modern era of Winston Cup racing to...

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September Toolbox West Lunch with Ben Malcolmson

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Ben Malcolmson’s amazing story of purpose and impact began when, as a student reporter for the USC Daily Trojan newspaper, he went through walk-on tryouts for the USC football team so he could write about how hard it was from a first-person perspective. Despite USC being the top team in the country and Ben having not played football since he was in the fifth grade, he shockingly made the team.

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October Toolbox West Lunch with Frank Tsuru

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Frank Tsuru co-founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Momentum, a position he has held since 2004. In 2002, Mr. Tsuru founded Aka Energy, which was a midstream company focused on acquiring midstream assets off of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) Reservation. Prior to that, Mr. Tsuru ran SUIT’s midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering, from 1995 to 2002. In 1990, Mr. Tsuru founded Southwestern Production, an upstream company focused on coal bed methane development in the San Juan Basin, which was sold to Conoco Phillips.

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November Toolbox West Lunch with Gian Paul Gonzalez

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Gian Paul Gonzalez - ALL IN Gian Paul is widely recognized for inspiring the New York Giants to their 2012 Super Bowl Victory with the phrase ‘All In”. His inspirational talks have since made him a sought after speaker for NBA, NFL, and Barclay’s English Premiere League & Fortune 500 organizations. Gian Paul Gonzalez was a former NCAA First...

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Cliff McDaniel

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Cliff McDaniel, Managing Director - Lument Cliff is a Managing Director and head of the affordable housing investment sales team at Lument. Prior to joining Lument, Cliff worked as an Executive Managing Director within the Affordable Housing Group of Newmark Knight Frank’s Houston office, and was a Partner with Apartment Realty Advisors prior to that. Cliff’ serves...

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January Toolbox West Lunch with Brad Freels

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Brad Freels, Chairman and CEO, Midway Brad simply describes himself through a variety of defining relationships: Believer, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Partner, Colleague and Aggie. Additionally, under Brad's leadership Midway has developed over 44 million square feet of real estate space including, CityCentre, East River Development, Memorial Green and Century Square in College...

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February Toolbox West Lunch with David Gordon

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

David Gordon, Founder and Visionary, Aspire Fine Homes David Gordon is the Founder and Visionary of Aspire Fine Homes. Aspire has earned many awards, including “Custom Builder of the Year 2012,” the “Best of Houzz 2014-2019,” several Texas and Greater Houston Association of Builders awards and more. Their work has been featured in publications, including...

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Toolbox West “Spring Training” Edition with Jason Grimsley

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Toolbox West "Spring Training" addition with Jason Grimsley Jason Grimsley is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for seven teams over his 22 year pro career. He was a member of both the 1999 and 2000 World Series champion New York Yankees. Jason grew up in Tarkington, Texas and now makes his...

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Toolbox West April Lunch with R.C. Slocum

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

R.C. Slocum R.C. Slocum is the all-time winningest head football coach in Texas A&M history, finishing his head coaching career at Texas A&M with an overall record of 123-47-2 in his 14 years. His A&M teams collected six championships (3 Southwest Conference, 2 Big 12 South and 1 Big 12 Championship) and sent 64 players to...

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Toolbox West September Lunch with Michael Franzese

Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas

Michael Franzese - Former Mob Captain of the Colombo Crime Family Michael Franzese was one of the most notorious mob bosses of the 80s. Once listed as #18 on the list of “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses", Michael became the first "high ranking" official member of a major crime family to walk away...

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pat combs

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

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.

dr. david l. cook

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

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

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.

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