MEET ATX. Austin’s Top Executives – 2019 Speaker Series

Join us for Meet ATX, a monthly happy hour / speaker series with Austin’s top executives. Each happy hour features a distinguished Austin-based entrepreneur, executive, or panel. Speakers will discuss their journeys in business and leadership. Spaces fill up fast, reserve your seat now!

Austin business professionals are invited to join us for networking, cocktails, and insight into the minds of some of Austin’s most innovative and accomplished leaders. In addition, we will be hosting a mini-Q&A for inquiries regarding the Invited MBA and why it might be the program for you.

2019 Event Schedule 

April 2nd, 2019

MEET ATX: How I Started uShip and LIFT Aircraft with Matt Chasen

April 2nd
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio: Matt Chasen is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor focusing on technology, transportation, and aerospace. Matt founded uShip and served as its CEO for 14 years – during which time he built the company to be the largest and most successful online marketplace for shipping and transportation services, achieving 1 million deliveries and $1B in gross sales across 19 countries since 2004. Matt was named an ABJ Best CEO (2012), has earned Austin Under 40 and Texas “Rising Star” honors (2011), and was an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2010). He holds his MBA and BS degree (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Texas at Austin.

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May 7th, 2019

MEET ATX Panel: How I Leveraged My Ex-pat Assignment to Boost My Career

Tue, May 7, 2019
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bios:
Angeline Tucker is a VP at Dell and supports the Global CFO org with 8000 team members. She spent two years with Dell in Shanghai, as VP of HR for Greater China. She holds a B.S Engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Annette Alexander is the Chief People Officer at WP Engine. During her career, she has lived in 5 countries cultivating an impressive track record of successfully building and leading global HR teams. Prior to coming to Austin, she held senior leadership positions in Europe with companies such as PayPal, eBay, Danaher, Barclays and Dell, where she was instrumental in launching the company’s office in Scotland. Annette graduated from Purdue with a Masters in HR. Annette moved to Austin from Paris, France in 2013.

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Jun 4th, 2019

MEET ATX: How I Built TrustRadius with Vinay Bhagat

Tue, Jun 4, 2019
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio:
Vinay Bhagat – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Vinay is an entrepreneur passionate about tackling big problems. Vinay conceived TrustRadius after experiencing challenges when buying enterprise solutions at his last company. In 1999, Vinay founded Convio, the leading SaaS platform for nonprofits. In April 2010, Convio became a public company, and was acquired in May 2012 for $325 million. Prior to Convio, Vinay was a Director at Trilogy Software and a Consultant at Bain & Company in London, Hong Kong and Kiev. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, an MS Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a MA Engineering Information Sciences from Cambridge University with First Class Honors. When he’s not working, Vinay loves playing with his kids, swimming and the occasional squash game.

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Jul 2th, 2019

MEET ATX: How a Liberal Arts Degree and a Career in Marketing Landed Me in the C-Suite with Mark Hammer, CEO of Bloomfire

Tue, Jul 2, 2019
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio:
Mark has over two decades of product, management, and strategy experience at software, education, and energy companies. He held senior management positions at SmartBear Software, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and CompassLearning, among others. At Bloomfire, Mark oversees the customer success, product, marketing, and sales teams.

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August 6th, 2019

MEET ATX: Why I Left the Corporate World to Start My Own Company with Kash Shaikh, Founder and CEO of BeSomebody

Tue, Aug 6th, 2019
Industrious Austin
201 W 5th St, #1100

Schedule

6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Fireside chat/Q&A
8:00-8:30 pm Mix & Mingle

September 3rd, 2019

Past Events

January 29th, 2019

Alissa Bayer, Founder and Owner, milk + honey spa

January 29th
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio: After completing her MBA at The University of Texas at Austin, Alissa decided to forgo a traditional post-MBA job and instead launched milk + honey spa. Today, it encompasses a thriving collection of five spas in Austin and Houston — with two new Dallas/Fort Worth locations underway.

February 19th, 2019

Mason Arnold, Founder & Veggie Nerd, Cece's Veggie Co.

February 19th
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio: Mason is a serial entrepreneur with fresh food, organics, and sustainability always at the core. His current venture, Cece’s® Veggie Co., was founded in 2015 and is a pioneer brand in making high-quality, fresh pasta out of vegetables. Cece’s innovative veggie products have been recognized with awards from the leading trade associations in the produce industry.

March 5th, 2019

Cindy Y. Lo, Founder and Owner, Red Velvet Events

March 5th
Industrious Austin
201 W.5th Street #1100

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fireside Chat / Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 pm Mix and Mingle

Speaker Bio: When Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP started Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner (RVE) 16 years ago, she did so with the mission to Outplan, Outplay and Outparty! RVE is a full-service creative events agency and Austin DMC. Cindy is a recent author of Behind the Red Velvet Curtain. Connect with RVE on all the major social media channels (@RedVelvetEvents) to see behind the scenes of what event life is like at RVE. Cindy calls Austin, Texas home with her husband of 14 years and their 2 children.

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