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Rich Cosgrove / Whole Hog Cafe NLR

At an early age, Rich Cosgrove became fascinated with the ancient technology of the preservation of meat through smoking, curing and drying. This led to the formation of a World-Championship Barbecue team with his three brothers over 30 years ago. Continue reading

Jeff Stinson / Health InnovatAR

Mr. Stinson founded and leads Health InnovatAR, a healthcare accelerator and early stage investment fund that immerses world class, early stage healthcare companies from around the country into Arkansas’ leading hospital systems and physician practices.

Additionally, Mr. Stinson founded and serves as executive director of the Fund for Arkansas’ Future, an “angel” investor fund Continue reading

Jimmy Richardson, Jr. / US Health Advisors

Jimmy Richardson, Jr. has been in the insurance industry since 1991 and in association health plans for 30 years. Presently, Jimmy is with US Heath Group, and he’s been a Divisional Sales Leader for 10 years. US Health Group has been in business for over 50 years and does business in about 41 states. Continue reading

Jim Alley / Guillermo’s Coffeehouse

With 25 years in the telecommunications industry, Jim shifted gears at the age of 55 to become a serial entrepreneur. His tenure at Motorola Mobility positioned him well for the career change realizing that his skill sets acquired over the years were very transferrable to his next entrepreneurial ventures. Continue reading

Sam Carrasquillo / SC Home

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sam Carrasquillo moved to Arkansas at age 16. With no friends, no money, and no English, Sam went door-to-door mowing grass and reading the dictionary in the evenings. At age 17, he opened his first company and purchased his first investment. Continue reading

Dr. Amy Hester / HD Nursing

Dr. Amy Hester is the Director of Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as well as the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of HD Nursing. Her 25 years of nursing experience include over a decade of med/surge and neuro nursing followed by unit management and hospital administration. Continue reading

Brent Medders / Dominos Pizza

Brent always dreamed of owning his own business. When he joined Domino’s, he was convinced his dream would come true. Since 1982, he has owned over 40 Domino’s locations in his career, sold quite a few, and today he owns 24 Domino’s stores with 2 more under construction, all located in Arkansas. Continue reading

Mark Hill / Vortylon

Mark’s expertise is in sales and marketing management. His career includes national executive and board level positions. After building a world-class sales organization for a fortune 500 company in Europe he transferred to the US in 1997. As Chief Marketing Officer his team facilitated a press conference for a US Continue reading

Amy Hester / HD Nursing

Dr. Amy Hester is the Director of Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as well as the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of HD Nursing. Her 25 years of nursing experience include over a decade of med/surge and neuro nursing followed by unit management and hospital administration. Continue reading

Shawn & Terasa Reisman / American Container Repair, Inc.

Shawn had been working in the waste industry for 20+ years, and he saw a need for fabricating/repairing dumpsters. Terasa had been managing multi-million dollar companies for over 20 years and was working very long hours. After lots of prayer, they decided that with his waste experience and her management experience they were going to take a step of faith Continue reading