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                                TACC CHAIR                                       TACC CO-CHAIR
                                Tony Banks                                       Dan Vermeire
                                Director,                                        Partner,
                                Grant Thornton                                   CFA Dallas

             Prior to joining the accounting firm of Grant      Dan has a track record of success in strategic
             Thornton LLP, Tony worked as the Director of       growth, corporate development, acquisitions
             Business Development for Hein & Associates.        and deal structures. His career began with
             Prior to his experience with Hein, Tony worked     technology engineering and grew to include all
             as a Vice President for JD Ford & Company,         business leadership functions. He has pioneered
             a Denver-based, investment banking firm.           market regions, set record-level sales closings
             Tony also worked in New York and in Dallas         and led the strategic development program for a
             for Goldman Sachs’, PWM Division. Before he        public market offering.
             joined Goldman Sachs, Tony was the Director of     Dan has advised or led dozens of successful
             Marketing for Alexander Capital Management         corporate development projects, including
             Group, a Denver-based asset management firm.
                                                                a franchise conversion, a NASDAQ IPO, and
             Tony is a cum laude graduate of Howard             a $400M acquisition, involving all aspects of
             University. He also attended the University        strategic planning, M&A process execution, due
             of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a             diligence, and integration programs. Advisory
             “Redshirt” on the football team. He served as      sector experience includes heavy manufacturing,
             the President for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter,    technology systems/services, consumer
             of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)      products, promotional products, paper, travel
             from 2017-2018. Tony is also on the board of the   goods, retail, energy services, communications,
             Southwest Chapter of the Commercial Finance        smart-grids, electric T&D and renewable energy.
             Association. In addition, he is a member of the    Dan received a BS Business Administration with
             Dallas Petroleum Club, where he has served on      Honors from the University of Kansas, and has
             several committees.
                                                                further studies with The Chasm Group, Miller
             In his leisure time, Tony enjoys cycling, watching   Heiman, Karrass, and SMU’s Cox School of
             college football, golf, hiking, reading, skiing,   Business.
             traveling and spending time with his wife and 2
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