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Ben Swanger

Ben Swanger

Managing Editor, D CEO

Ben Swanger is the managing editor for D CEO, the business title for D Magazine. Ben manages the Dallas 500, monthly print edition, and writes about everything from sports business to tech and startups. He adores his departed college baseball career, and his .159 batting average, more than he should.

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Gail O’Bannon, Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs' chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer talks about the team's DEI efforts, becoming a published children's author, and more.
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Sports News

LIV Golf Is Coming to North Texas

The new Saudi-backed league will host its 2024 team championship at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton.
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Golf

The Arc of Arcis Golf: How Blake Walker Built a Billion-Dollar Golf Course Company

In 2013, Walker left ClubCorp to build his own company. Today, Arcis owns and operates more than 70 courses across the country.
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Business

Inside the Closet of Nonprofit Executive and Sneakerhead Jesse Acosta

The Pasos For Oak Cliff co-founder blends traditional business attire with colorful footwear.
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: John Paul Valverde, Coéval Studios

The creative director and principal for Coéval Studios discusses his firm's most recent projects, the importance of mentorship, and more.
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Stories by Ben Swanger

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Business

Connor Tomkies Considered Retirement at 30, Instead He Launched an Investment Firm

With Operator Equity—a cross between a private equity firm and a family office—Tomkies is investing in post-exit founders.
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Technology

How Generative AI Will Change the Way M&A Deals are Done

As with everything else, generative AI is primed to revolutionize how companies, attorneys, investors, and due diligence professionals approach mergers and acquisitions.
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D CEO Award Programs

Winners Announced: D CEO’s Mergers & Acquisitions Awards 2024

From multi-billion dollar deals to some of the busiest dealmakers in the region, we celebrate the transactions that help make North Texas the business hub it is today.
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Sports News

Greg Bibb Pulls Back the Curtain on Dallas Wings Relocation From Arlington to Dallas

The Wings are set to receive $19 million in incentives over the next 15 years; additionally, Bibb expects the team to earn at least $1.5 million in additional ticket revenue per season thanks to the relocation.
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Mike Tomon, Co-President and COO of Legends Hospitality

The exec talks about Legends' long term partnership with Real Madrid, his leadership strategies, and the pet alligator he had in college.
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