Mr. Held has served as President and CEO of The Dominion Golf Group (DGG) since the founding of the company in May of 2006. An industry leader for over 30 years, throughout his career Steven has been responsible for openings and turnarounds, beginning his career with the service-oriented Bloomingdale’s department stores where he helped open their Philadelphia and Dallas properties. Since then Steven has managed or supported over 100 private and public golf clubs, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of C-Bons International Golf Group’s 27 properties in 2015. Prior to forming DGG Steven spent 12 years with ClubCorp where he operated clubs from Washington DC to Southern California. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Management & Marketing, Steven lives in Austin and is married with five children.
JOEL G. KATZ
Mr. Katz has over 25 years of executive financial experience from a career that began as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. He quickly moved into the role of Chief Financial Officer for e-commerce provider Harbinger Corporation, leading the company through an initial public offering in 1995. Mr. Katz subsequently joined Vignette Corporation and helped lead the rapidly growing company through the completion of a $350M secondary public offering. Katz served as Audit Committee Chairman for Witness Systems from 1999 until 2007 and currently serves on the board of Revionics Inc., an end to end merchandise optimization solution provider located in Austin, Texas.
For the past 10 years Mr. Katz has served as a private investor for a diverse industry portfolio of early stage companies, including his roles as a general partner in both Heart of Texas Suppliers, LP and End Op, LP, two companies which provide groundwater to municipalities.
With over 25 years of successful experience in business, finance and real estate, Mr. Routh is the Managing Partner of Routh Development Group, owner of more than seven million square feet of shopping centers with 70 properties located in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and New Mexico. A Certified Commercial Investment Member as designated by the Commercial Real Estate Investment Institute in 1995, Mr. Routh specializes in real estate management, leasing, construction, maintenance and development.
Mr. Routh is also a partner in various enterprises such as a municipal water supply company and a funeral home business with six locations. He served as a Board Member for the Central Texas Red Cross and as Vice Chairman for the Texas A&M Health Science Center Foundation Board. A graduate of Texas A&M, Mr. Routh lives in Austin with his wife and three children.
Andy Held had a 25 year career in the high-tech industry, including roles as General Manager at Microsoft, CTO for internet start-ups and mid-stage software companies. He has supported startup companies as angel, Venture Capitalist and Board Member. He ran his own business for 10 years before returning to school and getting teaching credentials. Andy currently teaches and serves on several non-profit boards. He lives near Seattle with his wife and two daughters.