Mark Collier, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
In his new role, Mark Collier will serve as M2G’s financial leader, developing growth opportunities, implementing financial strategies, and streamlining business operations. He was previously the chief financial officer for Leon Capital Group, where he helped restructure the firm and create growth post-pandemic. Collier’s hiring is part of a growth period for M2G, Ventures, which has doubled the size of its team and tripled the size of its leadership.
Education: Texas A&M University (M.S., BBA)
Bank of Texas
Tim O’Brien, Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager
Tim O’Brien is based at Bank of Texas’ Sherry Lane location in Dallas. As part of the Commercial Banking Team, he focuses on businesses with revenues from $10 million to $75 million. Before joining Bank of Texas, he was a capital advisor at StackSource and relationship manager at Wells Fargo, where he worked for more than seven years. He has also previously served as an SVP for Citi.
Education: The University of Texas at Austin (B.S.)
Mike Kilpatrick, Vice President and Relationship Manager
Mike Kilpatrick is based at the Bank of Texas’ Richardson location. As part of the Commercial Banking Team, he focuses on businesses with revenues from $10 million to $75 million. Before joining Bank of Texas, he was relationship manager at Chase and a business banking officer at BBVA Compass. Kilpatrick has spent nearly 20 years in the finance industry total.
Education: The University of Texas at Dallas (MBA), Texas Tech University (BBA)
Taylor Black, Vice President
Taylor Black has been promoted to vice president in Weitzman’s Dallas-Fort Worth office from his previous post as assistant vice president. He focuses on investment sales, tenant representation, land sales, and site acquisition for retail and industrial properties. Some of his clients include GNC, Ashley Stewart, Jam + Toast, Workout Anytime, Benjamin Moore, Plant Power, AOSS Medical Supply, and Broken Yolk Café. He has worked with Weitzman since 2016, when he joined the company as an associate. Prior to that, Black was an IT recruiter for North Texas-based IDR.
Education: University of Arkansas
Giovanni M. Scardino, Assistant Vice President
Giovanni M. Scardino has been promoted to assistant vice president in Weitzman’s Dallas-Fort Worth office. He joined the company as an associate in 2018. He focuses on retail project leasing, investment sales, and retail tenant representation. Weitzman is one of the largest retail-focused commercial real estate firms based in Texas.
Education: North Park University (B.S.)
Merriman Anderson Architects
Tracy Rumsey, Director of Commercial Interior Design
In her new role, Tracy Rumsey works with the owners, design teams, and consultants to make sure projects are completed on time and within budget. Before joining Merriman Anderson Architects, an architecture and interior design firm, she was a managing partner at Space & Place Design Workshop. Her more than 17 year career in the industry includes posts at North Texas-based HKS and Hinojosa Architecture & Interiors.
Education: The Art Institute of Dallas (BFA)
Erin Tallent, Director of Hospitality Interior Design
In her new role, Erin Tallent will be lead a group of fellow design professionals to develop interior concepts. She will also work with the owners, design teams, and consultants to make sure projects meet time and financial constraints. Before joining Merriman Anderson Architects, she was a principal at W3 Interiors, where she worked for five years.
Education: University of North Texas (BFA)
Dwell with Dignity
Jason Needleman, Board Chair
Jason Needleman is the CEO of Peacock Alley, a North-Texas based bedding and bath linens company. He has been a board member at local nonprofit Dwell with Dignity since 2011, and Peacock Alley has been a sponsor for Thrift Studio, Dwell with Dignity’s month-long fundraiser, for many years. As board chair, Needleman will oversee the board of directors and provide help guide the nonprofit’s employees. Dwell with Dignity’s provides and installs interiors for family homes and community spaces. They focus on helping those impacted by homelessness and poverty.
Education: Rollins College (B.S.)