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Bio to come
Dan Austin heads the business law practice of Wittliff | Cutter | Austin, PLLC, an Austin, Texas-based law firm that focuses on serving technology companies across a variety of emerging growth industries, including cybersecurity, IoT, FinTech, energy, transportation, digital media, and life sciences.
Dan has a long personal history of public service. Prior to his career in technology, Dan spent five years as a Field Artillery officer in the United States Army, where he led teams of more than 30 soldiers, planned complex operations, and managed millions of dollars worth of sophisticated equipment. Dan also serves on the board of directors of Fusebox, a critically-acclaimed international contemporary arts festival based in Austin, Texas. And in 2016, he co-founded DivInc, a nonprofit organization that focuses on addressing the acute lack of ethnic and gender diversity in the technology industry.
Dan holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Andrew Brown provides legal services in both Spanish and English to a wide variety of business entities and individuals in all manner of business and commercial disputes. He practices in both state and federal court. His experience includes litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
Andrew grew up in Austin, and learned Spanish while living in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Chile. He graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2002, having served as Submissions Editor on the Texas International Law Journal. He passed the bar exam on the first try, and was fortunate enough to serve as law clerk to the Honorable Randy Crane, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. During law school, Andrew spent one summer interning for federal judge Gabriel Cavallo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Andrew has the experience needed to serve the needs of businesses and individuals in the legal arena–Andrew worked as a litigation associate for one of the largest law firms in the world, DLA Piper US LLP, and later for Texas law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC, before starting Andy Brown and Associates in May, 2011.
Andrew enjoys gardening, politics, and running with his dog Houdini. He has a blackbelt in Taekwondo, and once received a bloody nose while sparring with US Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Lopez.
Francisco Enriquez is an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Co-Founder and former Managing Director of Glasshouse Policy, a first of its kind policy crowdsourcing think tank based in Austin, Texas. Through his work, Francisco has appeared in the pages of the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, The Hill, Huffington Post, Times-Picayune, Quorum Report, and the Houston Chronicle.
Francisco’s commitment to transparency and responsive government was developed through his early work on tax and budget policy for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, consumer lending issues at the Virginia Poverty Law Center, and on detainee policy at the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in La Plata, Argentina.
Matthew Esber currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Capital of Texas Media foundation. Matt is also a Senior Counsel for Huggins Reddien LLP. Matt Esber represents entrepreneurs, emerging growth and public companies, venture capital firms and private investors in all aspects of commercial and corporate transactions, with particular emphasis on intellectual property licensing and technology-based transactions, formation, venture capital and private equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions.
Prior to joining Huggins Reddien, Matt was the general counsel of ILF, LLC, a consumer products company. He was also the general counsel for NCsoft Corporation, a leading developer and publisher of online computer games. Matt served as a corporate and securities attorney in the Palo Alto, CA and Austin, TX offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC, where he was one of four founding attorneys.
Matt received his law degree from the University of California - Los Angeles School of Law. He received his BA in Political Science and Sociology from Northwestern University.
Matt grew up in Westlake, Ohio and despite attending game 7 in Oakland, CA for the Cleveland Cavalier's Championship in 2016, is still a long-suffering Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan.
Dan Graham oversees the growth strategy of BuildASign.com and plays a key role in the company’s philanthropic efforts and talent acquisition. Dan co-founded BuildASign.com in March 2005 and has since bootstrapped the company to great success. Dan is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Central Texas award. He is also a recipient of the Austin Business Journal's 2012 Best CEO Award, and was named 2012 Austinite of the Year and the Business and Entrepreneurship category winner by Austin Under 40, recognizing his success as a business owner as well as his commitment to philanthropic work.
As a native Austinite, Dan personally gives back to the Austin community through participation on the Board of Directors for numerous philanthropic organizations in Austin including United Way for Greater Austin, Caritas of Austin, Citizen Generation and the Austin Chamber of Commerce among several others. He also acts as a mentor to aspiring young entrepreneurs, working with Capital Factory and the Incubation Station. Dan earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Mike Kanin is the Publisher of the Texas Observer and former CEO of Texas Media Foundation. He has a reporting background and years of media experience. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post's Express, the Boston Herald, Boston's Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle and the Texas Observer.
The Honorable Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, today serves as chairman of Hill & Knowlton in New York City.
Appointed by President Clinton, Ambassador Olson served in Sweden from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Olson presently serves as a Commissioner and vice chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy having been appointed by President George W. Bush.
Mr. Olson is a graduate of Baylor University and attended Baylor Law School. He is a past president of the university's alumni association, has served on the Board of Visitors of its School of Business and School of Music, and was on the Board of Visitors of Yale University's Music School. In 1999, he received Baylor University's Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2002 its Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award. Born in 1947, Mr. Olson is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors. He is an elder in the Central Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas.
Grace Fisher Renbarger is an experienced business executive, attorney and investor. She currently serves as the Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Bazaarvoice, Inc. (Nasdaq: BV), a multi-national SaaS and online media marketing company, where she oversees the company’s ethics, compliance and internal audit functions.
Prior to joining Bazaarvoice, Ms. Renbarger taught business law, ethics and corporate social responsibility at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and continues as an adjunct professor in the evening MBA program there. She also provided legal and consulting services to a variety of business clients, and continues to serve as an advisor to the CEO of a medical device startup company.
Ms. Renbarger is also a former executive at Dell, Inc. During her 13 years at Dell, Ms. Renbarger led a variety of functions including litigation, employment law, government relations, and ethics and compliance. Ms. Renbarger also served on several internal management and functional steering committees including the Global Ethics & Compliance Council, the Global Sustainability Council, the Global Diversity Council, the Human Resources Leadership Team, the Legal Department Management Team, and the board of the Dell women’s networking group.
Before her time at Dell, Ms. Renbarger was a partner at Hughes & Luce, L.L.P., which subsequently merged with K&L Gates, LLP, a global law firm.
Ms. Renbarger attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Texas where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, and served as an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review.
Ms. Renbarger supports a variety of non-profit organizations and causes. In addition to her service on the Glasshouse Policy board of directors, she also serves on the boards of Dress for Success Austin, the Austin Theatre Alliance (parent of the Paramount and State Theatres), and the Austin Advisory Board for the TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Alex is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CrowdOut Capital, an Austin-based marketplace lending firm focusing on helping middle market companies raise debt. He has over a dozen years of experience consulting and raising capital for companies of all industries, including Austin favorite Chuy’s. In addition to his family, Alex is an avid cook, traveler and fan of the San Antonio Spurs!