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Dustin Gibson

CrossFirst  Bank

Dustin is in Private Client Services with CrossFirst Bank in Dallas. CrossFirst, based in Kansas City, is a $2B bank, poised for tremendous growth in the DFW market.  Dustin has been in the banking industry in Dallas since 1997 working with entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state of Texas.  Dustin offers a unique perspective to business owners, having been a past entrepreneur himself.  His business is focused on family offices, private funds, and  high-net-worth clients, serving both their personal and business finance needs.  He supports Responder Impact, a ministry for police and fire first responders.   Dustin is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma.

Chip Scoggins

Bibby Financial Services USA
(972) 342-6311

Chip Scoggins is Vice President and Business Development Officer for Bibby Financial Services USA specializing in A/R Financing and Asset Based Lending for companies in need of working capital lines from $250,000 to $15,000,000.  Bibby Financial Services is a global company headquartered in the United Kingdom and operating in 13 countries. 

Steve Crane

SteveCrane Productions
(214) 632-7529

Steve Crane has over thirty years' experience serving as the Chief Executive, Chief Operating or Chief Financial Officer for both privately held and publicly traded corporations. He is the owner and founder of SteveCrane Productions, providing high quality yet cost effective photography and videography products and services to entrepreneurs and growing businesses adequate to meet their needs.

Teresa Thompson

Oasis Outsourcing

Teresa Thompson is a Professional Employer Consultant for Oasis Outsourcing which is currently one of the nation’s largest privately held PEOs (Professional Employer Organization). Oasis is an $8 billion revenue company serving over 7,000 clients; approximately 220,000 worksite employees and has 52 offices nationwide.  She enjoys working with small to mid-size business owners in helping them streamline their administrative employee related tasks and responsibilities in the areas of payroll administration, risk management, employee benefits and Human Resources.  This type of service allows them to focus on growing their business while enhancing their cash flow.  With over 25 years of experience in the PEO industry, Teresa has been a sought after speaker from various industries and associations, as well as, a recipient of numerous President’s Club awards.  She earned a bachelor of arts from Ouachita Baptist University and currently resides in Coppell with her husband, Dr. Tom Thompson and family.

John W. Allumbaugh

Associated Receivables Funding, Inc.
(817) 602-4490

John is Regional Vice President for Associated Receivables Funding, Inc. AR Funding focuses on providing working capital financing secured by accounts receivable (factoring) to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. His responsibilities include the origination and growth of new business in the Southwest Region. With fifteen plus years of factoring knowledge coupled with twenty plus years’ entrepreneurial experience thru business ownership, John truly understands client wants and needs in their search for funding. With this insight into customer expectations along with providing Associated Receivables Funding’s best in class service, John establishes a positive working relationship with every client.

Jeff Merrit

Merritt Sadler Group, LLP


Jeff Merritt is the Managing Partner with Merritt Sadler Group, LLP, a consulting firm specializing in corporate restructuring, performance improvement and financial advisory services to middle-market companies.  He has 21 years of corporate restructuring, operational improvement and interim management experience in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Merritt has served as interim CEO, CFO, CRO and financial advisor to boards of directors, owners and lenders for both financial and operational turnarounds, as well as companies in transition.

Jan Bellah

Triumph Business Capital

Jan Bellah is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Triumph Business Capital, a subsidiary of Triumph Bancorp. Triumph Business Capital is a commercial finance company specializing in the factoring of receivables. Jan joined Advance Business Capital LLC dba Triumph Business Capital in early 2005. She has worked as a part of the senior management team to grow the business to be a leader in the marketplace. Prior to joining Triumph, Jan served as Assistant Vice President of Operations for Heller Financial. Jan obtained her Masters of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University, Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and is a Certified Account Executive in Factoring (CAEF) as awarded by the International Factoring Association.

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