Michael Fields (Chairman)
An experienced senior executive and strong leader with 40 years’ experience in building, growing, and managing both high growth NYSE companies and entrepreneurial small and midsize businesses, executing significant consolidations and over 455 acquisitions.
Currently, Mr. Fields is Managing Director of Magentus, LLC, an investment and consulting company, and of National Performance Solutions, LLC, a company engaged in the marketing of patented lubricant technology worldwide. In addition to serving as Dowley’s Chairman, he is also Chairman of the Board of Great WesternValve Co, Inc., a Houston-based valve remanufacturer and repair company.
Mr. Fields was President and a Director of Medserve, Inc. until it was sold to Stericycle, Inc. in 2009. Medserve was created in 2005 through a merger of Enserv LLC a medical waste firm founded by Mr. Fields to consolidate the industry – and MedShred, Inc., a mobile technology medical waste processing company. From 2005 through 2009, Medserve acquired twenty-three companies to become the second largest medical waste company in the United States, after only Stericycle.
In 1999 he founded InteCon, an integration and consolidation consulting firm providing management consulting to companies in the $10 million to $400 million annual revenue range, with specific emphasis on assistance in securing debt and equity investment capital, and the development/execution of integration, operational, growth and management strategies.
He has also served as Senior Vice President, Operations, for Coach USA, Inc., a $1 billion revenue NYSE traded Transportation Company with 103 locations, until its successful $1.2 billion sale to a larger European company, and as Regional President for American Residential Services Inc., a consolidator of the $150 billion industry for residential and commercial electrical, plumbing, and heating and air conditioning installation and repair services which grew to $450 million in nationwide revenue.
Mr. Fields is a graduate of Lamar University and holds a BBA degree in Marketing and Economics.
Bruce Cameron is a lifetime Houstonian who went to Southern Methodist University and University of Texas School of Law. After passing the bar in 1972 Bruce began his business career and has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial ventures including startups and early stage companies. The ventures have been in various fields including real estate investment partnerships and development, biotechnology, medical waste, and software resulting in liquidity events of almost five hundred million dollars.
Mark Davis currently holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for Dowley Security Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Dowley, Mark was Chief Operating Officer NetVersant Solutions, LLC., an industry leading network solutions provider. Prior to NetVersant, Mark was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Western and CALA Regions of the America’s Theatre for Tandberg, Inc., the global leader in the manufacturer of visual communications products (now part of Cisco).
A recognized leader in the communications industry, Mark began his career in 1981 with the Williams Companies, where he was employed for 23 years. At Williams, Mark held the position of Vice President of North American Sales and was an Officer/Director of Williams Communications Group.
Throughout his career, Mark has served in a number of advisory capacities related to the communications industry, including serving on the Advisory Board of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Mark performed undergraduate studies at the University of Houston.
Dr. Clark Gunderson
Clark A. Gunderson, M.D. is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dr. Gunderson has been in private practice of medicine since 1978. Dr. Gunderson has been Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital on multiple occasions. He is a member of most of the usual medical societies and the past president of the Louisiana Orthopedic Association.
He has served on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Gunderson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gunderson has been involved in many start-up businesses. These include: telecommunications, fiber optics, oil field and medical waste, and steel fabrication. He has served on the Board of Directors of Medical Polymers, MedServ, and Dowley.
Randolph M. Henry
Randy Henry is an experienced executive with a proven track record of building and growing businesses from start-up stage through maturity, resulting in liquidity events of up to almost two hundred million dollars. Randy holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, a graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and a BA from Southern Methodist University. Randy has extensive private equity investment experience in both start-up technology and non-technology companies. He has served on numerous boards including Texas Commerce Bank – Tanglewood, MedServe, Inc., and the Advisory Board of Woodway Financial Advisors. Nonprofit board experience includes Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University Of Texas Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, Vice Chairman of Rebuilding Together, Chairman of The Post Oak School, and board member of the Association of Container Reconditioners.
Joseph F. Lovett
Mr. Lovett is a Managing Director of Louisiana Funds (LF I & II), two early stage venture capital funds based in Louisiana with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. LF’s focus is on forming early stage companies primarily based on research at the major Louisiana research universities (LSU, Tulane and Louisiana Tech University) in the areas of biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, agri-technology, engineering, software, security and internet technologies. To date LF I has started or invested in 13 companies primarily based upon research licensed from the major research universities in Louisiana with 11 licenses (8 from LSU, 1 from Tulane and 2 from Louisiana Tech). In addition to the investment from Louisiana Fund I, an additional $81,000,000 has been raised from 16 venture capital and mezzanine investors for the 13 companies in the LF I portfolio.
Mr. Lovett holds a BA in Economics from University of Vermont and an MBA from California State Polytechnic University and has spent his entire 44-year career in the life sciences industry starting with CR Bard, Mallinckrodt and Damon Biotech in increasingly responsible positions in sales, marketing and general management.
Dennis E. Murphree
Dennis E. Murphree is the Managing Partner of Murphree Venture Partners and The Southern Funds Group. His funds have invested in 110 companies since 1975. He is a 30-year professor at Rice University and teaches two second-year MBA courses in Entrepreneurship. An active public speaker all over the U.S., Dennis has also served on over 50 corporate boards in his career. His BA in Economics is from SMU and his MBA is from The Wharton School.
Barrett L. Webster
Barrett L. Webster is the managing partner of Kestrel Capital, LP (“Kestrel”), a family office investment fund based in Houston, Texas. Since 2002, Barrett has been responsible for all day to day and portfolio management activities of Kestrel. Kestrel currently has over $42MM of invested equity capital in 29 portfolio companies. The fund’s mandate is rooted in opportunity and covers investments in various industries and various stages of company development.
Mr. Webster graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution. He currently serves on the boards of Gow Communications, Yahoo Sports Radio Network, Dowley Security Systems, Continental Energy Services, StepsAway, Chinquapin Preparatory School and regularly attends board meetings for Norton Ditto and Peregrine Oil & Gas.