Paul Doyle & Associates, P.C.


Prosecutor Turned Defense Attorney Is a Passionate Client Advocate

Wrongful accusations happen all too often, damaging reputations, destroying lives. “It’s too easy to charge someone who’s innocent, to honestly get it wrong, without having ill intent,” says prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney Paul H. Doyle, managing partner of Houston-based Paul Doyle & Associates, P.C.

Doyle spent seven years as a prosecutor in Harris County, the last two as a major offender/special crimes prosecutor, before shifting his focus to criminal defense. His boutique practice grew quickly, fueled by his willingness to take on the most challenging cases and his commitment to defend each client with energy and passion. …Read More

SMU Cox School of Business


Leadership Is Not for Dreamers, but for the Determined

Surround determined individuals with like-minded men and women. Place them in a highly charged environment in one of the nation’s most prolific business centers. And, finally, give them an intimate private-school MBA education from one of the nation’s most prestigious business schools, SMU Cox. That’s how you build Texas leaders.

SMU Cox is a catalyst that ignites Dallas’ nation-leading growth, and its three top-ranked MBA programs break the doors open to global opportunities for those able to earn them. Offering full-time, executive and professional (part-time) MBA programs, SMU has produced more CEOs of Fortune 100 companies than any other university in the state. …Read More

Cadence Bank


Building a Better Bank for Businesses and Individuals

United, they stand. Paul B. Murphy Jr. was a driving force in raising a billion dollars to bring together three banks and create one very strong financial institution.

He set out three years ago to join together Cadence Bank, whose 127 years of history ran up hard against the Great Recession, with one very sound bank, Encore, and one failed bank, Superior, to build a successful new entity. Cadence Bank supplied the brand’s name, and Murphy, with decades of executive experience, took the helm as CEO and president of Cadence Bancorp, LLC, parent company of Cadence Bank. “I like to think of us as a new ‘old’ bank,” he says. …Read More

Darling International Inc.


Creating Sustainable Food, Feed and Fuel Ingredients for a Growing Population

Darling International was green before it was cool to be green. “We were green long before anyone even knew what the words recyclable, sustainable or renewable meant,” says Chairman and CEO Randall C. Stuewe. “We’ve been recycling animal by-products for 130 years.”

Today, the Dallas-based company is America’s largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nation’s food industry. It recycles beef, poultry and pork by-product streams into usable ingredients such as tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal and hides. …Read More



Helping Associates Build Careers, Helping Clients Build Companies

Carla Lane knows something about work – what it means to employers, what it means to employees, and how it changes the course of people’s lives.

Her firm, LaneStaffing, is a bridge between companies that need workers with specific skills and people who need employment where they can apply those skills. But it’s more than just placing associates in jobs for Lane. She sees her role as helping people create careers while assisting clients in developing their teams.

“We offer training components, résumé development and help in building job skills,” she says. “We’ve got a relationship with the Urban League here in Houston where we hold classes to help people develop the skills we know our customer companies are seeking. We invest in the communities we serve.” …Read More

Capital Title of Texas


The Largest Independent Title Company in the State of Texas

Capital Title is the largest independent title company in the State of Texas, with almost 50 branch offices serving the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. Owner and CEO Bill Shaddock directs the corporate office.

Capital Title’s closing teams represent some of the most experienced and reliable residential and commercial escrow officers in the title industry. The company handles thousands of closings each month and counts leading residential and commercial real estate professionals locally, statewide and nationally among its customers. …Read More

Legacy Investment Services, Inc.


Independent Advisors Are Crafting the Future of Retirement Planning Industry

While the SEC continues to debate the issues of duty and integrity, some of the nation’s most experienced financial advisors are setting tomorrow’s standards for unbiased retirement planning services. Among them is an elite cadre of about 70 independent advisors who participate in an ongoing exchange – a virtual think tank. The advisors, who are affiliated with Legacy Investment Services, Inc., are evaluating and refining processes, rigorously testing emerging technologies and promoting practices that give investors unlimited access to quality investment products.

The brainchild of founder Marc G. Minor, RFC, Legacy Investment Services was established in the early 1990s. The processes he developed broke the traditional business models. He reasoned that sophisticated technology used in mega-firms to conduct independent research and stress-test portfolios was available to smaller firms as well. And, once he cohesively aligned with an independent broker-dealer, he would no longer be captive to the broker’s limited options nor would he be accountable to sales quotas. His “out-of-the-box” approach would give each client access to the entire universe of investment options. …Read More

Baylor University Hankamer School of Business


Ethics and Values Are the Cornerstone
of Baylor’s MBA Programs

Hardly a day goes by without news of yet another corporate ethics breach – an insider trading scandal, for example, or a product safety issue. While such events can quickly become major crises for the companies involved, for MBA students at Baylor University, they represent invaluable educational opportunities.

“Ethics and values are an integral part of our culture,” says Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs. “We believe it’s extremely important …Read More