Texas CHRISTIAN PEER ADVISORY GROUPS
Peer Advisory Group Leaders in Texas
William “Bill” Sitter is highly motivated and energized to team with Mike Sharrow and Robert Vogel to bring C12’s valuable offering to Christian business leaders in Central and South Texas. Bill brings a combination of business and non-profit ministry leadership spanning 50 years that encompasses domestic and international experience. With an MBA obtained at age 50, he is a lifelong learner who has also gained Board Certification as a Christian Executive Life Coach.
Bill is sought after as a platform speaker, small group facilitator, and workshop presenter. He has authored dozens of nationally-publicized articles in the field of human resources and has published workbooks dealing with the application of Biblical principles in the arena of personal finances. His previous life coaching practice focused on multiple specialty areas that relate to topics relevant to C12 Members, including: Goal Achievement, Team Building, Priority and Time Management, Communications, Sales Techniques/Management; Leadership; Motivational Factors and Personality Styles, Human Resources – hiring and interviewing, Organizational Structures and Removing Roadblocks, and Financial Foundations for Individuals.
Bill sees the opportunity to Chair C12 Groups in South Texas as a clear call from God. His background includes: large corporate sales and marketing experience gained with Caterpillar (US/Europe/Middle East) and domestic general management experience with International Harvester. He built a distribution network that successfully grew sales and profits while serving as National Sales Manager for a manufacturer of concrete batch plants and storage facilities. He served as President and General Manager of three different construction and mining equipment distribution companies and gained valuable leadership experience as an Army Captain. Prior to later graduate education and certifications, Bill earned a BA in Economics. He feels that his “street smarts” for business stem from real world successes and some “learning experiences”. His ability to contribute experience-based ideas has been greatly enhanced while completing a very successful small services firm start-up, which he led for 20 years, and from launching and leading a 20-year-old non-profit ministry.
Bill and his wife of over 50 years, Maureen, moved to South Texas in 1986, and soon after accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They live in Comal County on the edge of the Texas Hill Country and have two adult children and two grandchildren. Bill sees C12 as providing him the ideal career calling that allows him the opportunity to work with organizational leaders with the goal of seeing Jesus Christ exemplified in the marketplace.
Robert Vogel has 30 years’ experience leading teams and organizations of 1,000+ people. He comes to his role as C12 Chair as a skilled leader whose results reflect a Christ-centered servant leadership practice and bottom-line focus. His personal mission statement is “Through Christ, I make a positive difference in the lives of those around me and the lives of those I have yet to meet, or may never meet.”
Robert’s extensive experience in team development, training, people, and systems has made him a key player in the south-central Texas business community. He is sought for being a producer with expertise in operations and program management, lean/continuous improvement initiatives, and multi-facility management. Robert is a proactive manager and keen problem-solver who has proven to be skilled at implementing viable solutions in demanding production settings. His strong strategic and tactical skills have turned around marginal business situations and led teams through technical and cultural change to produce strong business performance. His career has encompassed corporate for-profit and non-profit environments. A life-long learner, Robert attended the University of California-Sacramento and the University of Wyoming.
Robert began his career with HEB Grocery and, after advancing throughout his 17-year tenure, started an extremely successful entrepreneurial niche “Just-in-Time” supply chain organization. Robert then transitioned into the non-profit arena, working with San Antonio Family Endeavors, to build business stakeholders and revenue streams for the purpose of employing people with disabilities.
Robert became Christ’s bond servant at age 39 and has served his church in many leadership capacities, including pastoral coaching, trustee and elder roles. Robert resides in Boerne, a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas with his bride Teressa and their five children (Ryan, Ajay, Ashton, Elijah, and Janna). He has a passion and purpose to serve others for God’s glory since any other focus would be “chasing the wind” (Ecclesiastes).
Dan Walters is an experienced business leader and improvement coach with a passion for helping other leaders and their teams align their work and their faith.
He worked for 23 years with Saudi Aramco (formerly ARAMCO), the world’s largest producing oil company, as Chief of Staff to various executives. He was responsible for strategic planning, leadership development, and large-scale change initiatives. He is a proven, gifted facilitator who has helped diverse executive teams to routinely meet stretch goals, competing objectives, and challenging deadlines.
For 10 years, Dan served healthcare clients as a hands-on change management consultant helping physicians and executives plan and execute improvements to patient care, clinical processes, and professional society governance.
While working for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Storm, Dan met a man that inspired a change in the direction and intensity of his career. He heard a US Army First Sergeant say, “I have learned to be a First Sergeant and a Christian, too.” Seeing a man that had connected his Sundays and Mondays recalibrated Dan’s focus from just pursuing business excellence to also pursing alignment of work and faith. As a result, Dan’s inspirational approach to leadership development instills a level of encouragement that followers of Christ can not only run great businesses, but they can also connect their work and faith in a meaningful fashion that’s unique to their chosen field of business.
Dan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He and Lynda, his high school sweetheart, have been married 43 years and have six grandchildren. They live in Austin, Texas where he is an elder in his church and leads the Career Transition ministry.
Joel has been exposed to teamwork, leadership and management in his early experience at a Fortunee 500 company. He is a seasoned corporate trainer on problem solving, team building, master planning and personality profiling.
Joel operated a consulting company primarily serving the manufacturing sector which rapidly grew to clients such as GE Aerospace, Ford, HP, Harris, Alcatel, Wal-Mart, and many others. Joel is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who used his acquired skill set to train on techniques to improve efficiency, streamline operations, and implement technology. This combination resulted in his clients reporting millions of dollars of positive benefit.
He is a native Texan whose familys rich history in ministering goes back three generations. Joels primary passion in life has always been his relationship with Jesus Christ. He grew up in a family of ministers, but pursued a career in business and couldn’t wait to get out into the “real world”. Several years ago, Joel decided to earn a degree in ministry and pursue ordination. He currently holds degrees in Electronics Engineering, Occupational Education, and Ministry.
Joel is married to his first and only girlfriend, Christina, and they have 3 children (son Nathaniel and daughters Rachel and Noel). He and his family attend Christian Family Church International where he serves as a Volunteer Pastor. Recently Joel has been teaching various topics on faith and business in CFCI Bible School bachelors program. In his spare time, youll find Joel reading the latest book in his stack, hanging out with the family, or enjoying his hobby of photography.
Russell is passionate about encouraging others to fulfill the destiny on their lives. Through one on one settings, Russell helps men and women discover what they are designed to do and then to go after their calling.
After receiving an MBA from SMU in 1982, Russell began his career in commercial banking in Austin, Texas. After six years in banking, he joined a series of startup companies as the CFO. He discovered that he loved the startup process and began to start and run his own companies. Since 1993, he has run companies in financial services, biotech, real estate and mining. He loves the process of building a new business and creating a vision for its success.
Russell is excited to join C12 and call on his long entrepreneurial career to help others accomplish their God-given dreams. He loves meeting with people one on one to hear about their stories and their calling.
Along the way, Russell has been in a passionate pursuit for intimacy with God. He has traveled extensively around the world on mission trips where he has seen the kingdom of God at work. He has been actively involved in his church as an elder, teacher and prayer minister. As a follower of Jesus since 1967, Russell has had a very deep relationship with God that continues to grow daily. He is actively involved with the Austin Healing Room and Ransomed Heart Ministries. He is a retreat speaker and loves to teach on living with greater power and authority as a believer in Jesus.
Russell and his wife of over 30 years, Judy, live in Austin. They have 3 grown sons and a daughter who will complete her degree at Baylor in 2017. Russell loves to snow ski, he is an avid reader and is a multiengine instrument rated pilot.
Rich Glomski has over 35 years of business advisory experience in a variety of industries including financial services, energy, telecommunications, hospitality, manufacturing and the public sector. Most recently, Rich served as President and owner of The S Three Company, an 18 year-old management consulting firm, based in Texas. Formerly, he served as Partner-in-Charge of management consulting in the Houston office of Grant Thornton, as well as time with KPMG-Peat Marwick and J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank.
He has vast experience with large scale organizational capability improvement, merger/acquisition integration, change management, large management information systems implementations, operational improvement, and business re-engineering. Rich has served as a senior business advisor to numerous leadership teams at Chevron, Shell Chemicals, British Petroleum, Clear Channel Communications, several large regional Texas based commercial banks, and the Houston Independent School District.
An experienced executive coach, Rich has assisted business leaders with managerial transition, enhancing organizational performance, team communication, and how to lead major change initiatives.
Rich is also active in his community, working with prison ministry programs, elderly outreach, missions, and as mentor to teens in foster care.
Teressa Vogel is a leader who works with others to help them grow personally, spiritually and professionally. Teressa believes that being a servant leader helps us to be the light, hands & feet of Jesus.
Teressa had an extensive career in the Dental arena, starting out as a Back-Office Assistant and then California/Texas Regional Trainer for Pacific Dental Service. Teressa received various awards to include the peer-voted Gold Award for 3 years at Pacific Dental Services. Teressa holds a Registered Dental Assistance license and an Extended Dental Assistant License. She has an Associate’s Degree in applied sciences. She is registered in the state of Texas and in the state of California. Teressa obtained an Expanded Functions license from the University of San Francisco Dental School. Teressa also has entrepreneurial business experience in taking care of administration, accounting and project management for her family business.
Teressa now dedicates her time as the Chair for the C12 Wives Group tables and cares for her grandbabies. She is passionate about helping the C12 Wives learning to support and understand the ways they can help steward the family, community, and business through Christ.
Teressa is married to Robert Vogel, whom she likes to say she is his “steward.” They have 5 children, 3 grandchildren, and counting, residing in Boerne, Texas. She is involved in her church and has led various Life groups, Celebrate Recovery programs, and deep dive Identity Groups.
I have a passion for encouraging and equipping followers of Jesus to live out their faith in an authentic way, fully integrated into every area of their lives. I have experience in various areas of the private and nonprofit sectors and a strong entrepreneurial sense. In leading a conglomerate of equipment dealerships and also a land investment company, I have had the opportunity to oversee hundreds of employees, navigate complex multi-level business issues and lead organizations through various mergers and acquisitions. For the past 12 years, I’ve had the honor of serving in leadership for Bible Study Fellowship. I am currently serving as the Teaching Leader and head of the Men’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Class in New Braunfels. I am also the leader of a couples’ small group Bible Study at Oakwood Baptist Church, where I have been blessed to serve as Deacon. I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where I was involved in my family’s farming operation from a very young age. I attended Texas A&M University and was involved in several leadership organizations during my time there. I have been married to my best friend, Lindsay, for 14 years and we have one son, Griffin (8), and three daughters, Presleigh (5), Tatum (3), and Sloane (10 months).
After beginning his career in industrial sales with General Electric Company and Ling, Oliver & O’Dwyer Electric, Tom entered the commercial real estate business. His real estate career spans 29 years and association with Dallas based, national office and industrial real estate developers; Lincoln Property Company, Southland Real Estate Resources/Las Colinas, JPI Realty, Inc, and Argent Property Company.
Outside the office, Tom has devoted time and leadership to numerous civic and industry endeavors. He currently serves as District Chairman, North Trail District, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America and Advisory Board, C.A.R.E.
His true passion, which is to disciple and mentor business leaders to become fruitful followers of Christ, has led to involvement in multiple ministry activities in his local church, Northwest Bible (Elder), the community at large and internationally for more than 20 years. Tom and wife Mary currently serve in the ReEngage Marriage Ministry.
Tom holds a BS degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M. His wife, Mary, is also a graduate of Texas A&M. They have three grown children, two of which are married and all of which are followers of Christ and Texas A&M Aggies!
As the Managing Chairman of The C12 Group, Joe gets the privilege to work with many of the top Christian CEOs and business leaders representing the most respected and successful businesses in the DFW marketplace. Prior to C12, Joe had a three-decade career as a development, construction, and marketing professional in various facets of the real estate housing industry. He was also named “America’s Multifamily Builder of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders. He has served as the Chairman of the Keller Chamber of Commerce and was named “40 Under 40” by the Dallas Business Journal for his work in his industry as well as his community. Joe and his incredible wife, Katie, have eight children and attend Gateway Church in Southlake.
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Tom is excited to expand The C12 Group’s reach to Christian chief executives in the northern counties of the Dallas Metroplex. Following a 28-year career at Texas Instruments, Tom founded a consulting practice for small-to-medium size companies focused on business strategy and competitive intelligence. He is the author of the Strategically Thinking blog.
Tom’s experiences are deep and varied. He led product development teams, worked on business growth strategies and created a systems architecture team for a $500M business education technology firm. His key interests were examining how to effect change in a successful organization and how to mentor others through those changes. More recently, he spent several years in a $4B Wireless semiconductor business where the focus was on software strategy and competitive intelligence. Tom created a division-wide competitive intelligence (CI) program that tracked 15 major competitors, established standards for doing CI and completed many studies for senior management.
Along with his wife, Gerri, Tom has a passion for learning and applying Gods lessons to all aspects of life. His entire family is involved in missions work around the world. Tom serves as a Deacon and teacher at his church in Allen, Texas. His life verses are Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV):
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Joe founded 6th Man Executive Coaching, a strategic management and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas where he has served as executive coach, professional facilitator, and management consultant. Over the past 10 years, Joe has successfully facilitated thousands of strategic retreats, planning meetings, and small group forums for well over 500 organizations – both business and non-profit entities – ranging from local to global in scope. The resultant strategies and action steps addressed organizational issues and processes, provided coaching and mentoring of executives (in both business and spiritual dimensions), and developed key leadership personnel for his clients. Joes unique ability to facilitate, listen, and then capture vital elements of an issue or meeting, reliably produce tangible, strategic direction proven to be of great value for his clients.
Earlier, Joe served as Vice-President of Operations for two different companies over a 15-year period, both of which were over $25 million in yearly revenues. This experience has given Joe great understanding of the processes and operations that are needed to effectively run small to medium size companies. In addition, he has built a multitude of solid relationships with business and non-profit leaders across America.
Joe and Kim, his wife of 35 years, have two adult sons, Zachary and Bart. Joe graduated in 1975 from SMU, where he played varsity basketball, and has resided in Dallas, Texas for the past 40 years. His interests include people, reading, travel, sports, and hosting/facilitating gatherings for people. His favorite quotes are:
– We need to be reminded more so than we need to be instructed. C.S. Lewis
– We are either green and growing or dead and rotting. Unknown
– You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Jesus Christ
Joes greatest passion is to see the Kingdom of God advanced through business leaders and the businesses where God has strategically place them.
Throughout his career, Mike has had a passion for integrating faith and business, which ultimately led him to his role with C12. Previously he enjoyed a successful career in strategic marketing communications and operations management, most recently with one of the country’s leading energy conservation companies. During this time Mike led the marketing and public relations efforts to increase the value of the company brand and promote the energy savings success of clients nationwide. This included working with a variety of national media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. He has provided executive media training, developed and managed crisis communication strategies and processes, as well as spoken at conferences across the country on improving strategic communications.
Most recently, as SVP of Client Operations, Mike led teams directly responsible for improving energy savings performance, resulting in average client energy consumption reductions of 20% – 25% and annual revenue exceeding $36 million.
Mike and his wife Beth, a teacher, have been married 38 years and are extremely blessed with two grown children. Having a passion for young couples, together they helped establish a pre-marriage ministry in their church and for over 25 plus years have “coached” hundreds of couples in God’s plan for marriage. Mike’s life verse is Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Dick’s passion is enabling others to experience personal growth and development in pursuit of their goals and full potential in faith, family, and business, He enjoys coaching others to succeed in their tactical and strategic endeavors.
Prior to joining C12, Dick completed a successful 40-year career with International Business Machines (IBM) with a variety of roles in leadership and management. His final role was executive consultant for worldwide sales and marketing enablement for IBM Servers to drive revenue for one of IBM’s most profitable product families.
Dick graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas with a BS in Information Technology. He met his wife and best friend, Susan, at SMU and they have been married 40+ years. They are richly blessed with 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. Susan and Dick are both active in their church in Frisco, Texas where Dick serves as Elder, LifeGroup Teaching Leader, and STEPS mentor. They serve together as mentors in the ReEngage marriage enrichment ministry.
Dick’s life verses include:
• As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens – Proverbs 27:17
• Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Steve Van Ooteghem
Steve brings a unique perspective to his role as Houston C12 Area Chair having been a member of one of the three original C12 groups founded in the Tampa Bay area by Buck Jacobs several years ago. Steve was privileged to learn firsthand the profound impact C12 concepts can have on a business Owner/CEO trying to operate successfully according to Biblical principles in the marketplace.
After launching a business in 1994 that grew rapidly, Steve began to feel the pressures felt experienced by all business owners. Steve wished for a Christian mentoring/sharing group of trusted advisors for the support, education and encouragement he needed to expand his business in a way that was both God-honoring and financially successful. God brought C12 into Steve’s life in His own unique way (ask Steve about it sometime). Having relocated to Houston, Steve now desires to provide other Christian chief executives with the knowledge, wisdom, and guidance that enabled him to grow in business performance and eternal fruitfulness.
Following college graduation, Steve served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the 1st Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He later earned an MBA from Indiana University and had a successful 20-year corporate career leading to a position as Regional Vice President for a $250 million public company, Convergent Technologies, Inc.
Steve then went on to build a 21-year career as professional motivational speaker, author and business owner by founding Universal Seminars of America, Inc. His wife of 40 years, Carolyn, has been Steve’s trusted business partner, and best friend. They have three grown sons together and enjoy serving their church.
Steves life verse is: Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is Gods Will for you in Christ Jesus (1Thes 5:16-18).
Prior to joining C12, Kent held leadership roles for over 20 years in telecommunications and technology companies. He served as President of Alpheus Communications for 7 years, leading a period of rapid and profitable growth as Alpheus expanded its footprint of metro fiber networks and data centers. During his tenure, annual revenue grew from $18M to $62M and the enterprise value increased by $142M. Kent has also served in various leadership roles at SBC Communications (now AT&T), Oracle Corp, and Compaq Computer (now HP).
Kent’s passion is to help business leaders integrate and transform the key areas of life: work, family, and faith. His personal mission statement is to glorify God by effectively stewarding his talents, time, and resources in order to provide maximum service to others.
Kent and Caroline, his wife and best friend for 25 years, have seven children and live in the Houston area. Kent has a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, an MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and started a Ph.D. at Stanford Business School before launching his corporate career.
Bobby Simpson brings over 30 years of corporate executive, management, operations, development and international experience with a large percentage of the work in the direct selling industry. Bobby has worked with scores of businesses and practices of all shapes and sizes, from one man startups with a great idea to multinational corporations with over $1 billion in annual revenue. Most recently Bobby has served as Founder and CEO of RW Simpson & Associates.
Additionally, Bobby is active in a myriad of church activities, serves as an elder, while also working with youth in international missions. Bobby resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife Connie of 32 years. They have four sons, three of which are married. Their first grandson is expected in mid-March, 2018.
- January 19, 2018Consumed by work. Arriving early to the office. Staying late. Working weekends. Feeling frustrated by the daily constraints, all while worrying about the company’s future performance. Living this way sends the possibility of a balanced life out the window. Sound familiar to you?READ MORE