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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums throughout the San Antonio and Austin areas to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the Central Texas Area

KYLE SETLIFF

I have a passion for encouraging and equipping followers of Jesus to live out their faith in an authentic way,…

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KYLE SETLIFF

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).

MICHAEL HEFLIN

Michael leverages his over forty years as a high-tech industry businessman with his early career as a Pastor to challenge…

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MICHAEL HEFLIN

Michael leverages his over forty years as a high-tech industry businessman with his early career as a Pastor to challenge and equip senior executives to live out their faith while they build successful businesses. He has served as Chairman, CEO, Owner, COO, and Executive Vice President in public, private and not-for-profit companies. Michael guided four of the companies to lead their industries as well as served four publicly traded companies. His teams scaled to over 230 people with revenues above $95 million. He had the pleasure of building and aligning domestic and international executive teams. And two of his high-tech companies were successfully acquired. He has also served as a Chairman and advisor in not-for-profit organizations including RightNow Media. Over 15 years ago Michael had a conversation with an executive in a not-for-profit where he served as board Chairman that changed him. God made him fully aware that on Sunday we said our “work is worship” but we did not make clear how to actually do it. The question facing us is how we fully serve God while building a successful business. Today his passion is making clear what work as worship is to CEOs and Business Owners.

BO CARRINGTON

Bo Carrington, was most recently President and owner of BCA Executive Consultants. He brings more than 25-years of varied management…

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BO CARRINGTON

Bo Carrington, was most recently President and owner of BCA Executive Consultants. He brings more than 25-years of varied management and leadership experience to C12 and his board members, including a leadership vision shaped by two and a half decades of experience in the U.S. Air Force and working in and with high performing organizations. His passion has been and remains to bring out the best in organizations by helping leaders be the best they can be. Bo has served as a coach and advisor to leaders for almost 25 years, both as an internal resource while leading HR functions and as an external executive coach. His insight and data-driven approach to coaching has assisted many leaders at senior levels to grow through existing career barriers and has assisted many high potential leaders to grow to assume new and expanded roles. Bo’s list of coaching clients is spread across industries and professional levels and his active client list includes more than a dozen organizations, some of which involve engagements with multiple leaders. Bo’s approach to coaching is built around helping leaders and their organizations achieve a heightened level of ongoing self-awareness and intentional decision making that is aligned with who they are and who they want their organization to be. As a coach, Carrington works to help the executives develop their own self-sustaining systems for feedback to ensure continual growth without having to have an external coach. Raised mostly in a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi (those who know him say he really didn’t “grow up” until his mid-20’s), his dad was looking for discipline, and he was looking for adventure when he joined the Air Force as a medical technician, became part of an emergency medicine team, and a few years later became part of an aeromedical evacuation crew. He proudly served for over 10 years, including in the first Gulf War combat zone (we knew it as Desert Shield/Desert Storm). Carrington got his first real experience in intentional leadership from a tough-as-nails Chief Master Sergeant, and learned early on that voluntarily giving a superior performance to a leader was very different than performing out of fear of punishment. That type of intentional, influential leadership is what he has worked to inspire in his own firm and with his clients. Carrington’s Air Force service landed him in Texas, and he never left (he considers himself a Texan without the twang). He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (Hardin-Simmons), an MBA with an emphasis in International Business and Human Resource Development, and leadership experience in business sectors that include investment & insurance, transportation/logistics, retail and manufacturing. The most influential role model in his corporate life was a 30+ year iconic leader that needed some help with people skills – and not only got it, but applied it at that late stage of his career, shared it with those around him and brought even more success to the company. Carrington learned what it meant to coach and mentor others by being coached and mentored and most importantly how to keep from making things more complicated than they should be. His life philosophy is that most things in life aren’t overly complicated, they are simply just not easy. When he’s not chasing around his 11 and 18-year-olds, he’s either in the dojo continuing his fourth black belt journey, serving on the board of a non-profit he works with that assists veteran, their kids, and families across the United States or on the dance floor chasing his newly found passion for ballroom dance competition.

AARON BANKS

Aaron Banks is an experienced and energetic leader with a passion for developing people, enhancing business, and implementing faith in…

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AARON BANKS

Aaron Banks is an experienced and energetic leader with a passion for developing people, enhancing business, and implementing faith in the workplace. With a servant leader mentality, Aaron enjoys arming others to live out their God-given purpose. As a distinguished military veteran, Aaron served his country honorably for over 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Cyberspace Operations Officer. In 1996, he left his hometown of Laurinburg, NC to attend the United States Air Force Academy where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management. His Air Force career includes many assignments around the globe, a magnitude of accolades and awards, but his most treasured moments came from leading over 1,200 members of the Armed Forces. In his roles as a military commander and executive-level leader, Aaron has led both small and large diverse organizations responsible for over $14B in assets through complex, fast-paced environments to achieve measurable results. He possesses a comprehensive background in leadership, information technology, talent management, personnel development, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness. An avid learner and adapter, he has earned a Masters degree in Information Management Systems and multiple Information Technology certifications. Aaron has also launched a real estate investing business with his lovely bride of over 18 years, Erika. Aaron and Erika share in raising two energetic boys, Asa (11) and Aiden (2). He is also a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship, where he leads groups of 15 men a year through an in-depth study of God’s Word. As a former collegiate and Air Force boxing champion, Aaron also enjoys working out and supporting others to achieve fitness and health goals. He is now focused on his calling to serve business leaders in the Central Texas area who want success in their business, family, and overall stewardship through an eternal perspective.

ROBERT VOGEL

Robert Vogel has 35+ years’ experience leading teams and organizations of 1,000+ people. He comes to C12 as a skilled…

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ROBERT VOGEL

Robert Vogel has 35+ years’ experience leading teams and organizations of 1,000+ people. He comes to C12 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 bondservant 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).

BILL SITTER

William “Bill” Sitter is highly motivated and energized to team with Mike Sharrow and Robert Vogel to bring C12’s valuable…

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BILL SITTER

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.

DAN WALTERS

Dan Walters is an experienced business leader and improvement coach with a passion for helping other leaders and their teams…

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DAN WALTERS

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. Dan and Lynda, his high school sweetheart, have been married 50 years and have six grandchildren. They live in Austin, Texas.

JOEL GUNN

Joel has been exposed to teamwork, leadership and management in his early experience at a Fortune 500 company. He is…

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JOEL GUNN

Joel has been exposed to teamwork, leadership and management in his early experience at a Fortune 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 family’s rich history in ministering goes back three generations. Joel’s 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 bachelor’s program. In his spare time, you’ll find Joel reading the latest book in his stack, hanging out with the family, or enjoying his hobby of photography.

RICH GLOMSKI

Rich Glomski has over 35 years of business advisory experience in a variety of industries including financial services, energy, telecommunications,…

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RICH GLOMSKI

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, for several years, has been a volunteer executive coach for MBA students enrolled in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University as well. Rich is also active in his community, working with elderly outreach programs, missions, and as mentor to teens in foster care.

RUSSELL GRIGSBY

Russell is passionate about encouraging others to fulfill the destiny on their lives. Through one on one settings, Russell helps…

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RUSSELL GRIGSBY

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 Gina live in Southwest Austin.  They share 5 grown sons and a daughter.  Russell loves to snow ski, is an avid reader, and spends some of his spare time doing handyman projects around the house.

“When I found C12, I knew that I was among leaders who would join me in a commitment to demonstrate that we are indeed managing God’s businesses for Him. Our fight for excellence unites us in ways that transcend the diversity of industries we represent. We apply the ideas differently in each company, but as C12 members, we are united in principles of excellence.”

Cassandra Laymon | President, Beacon Wealth Consultants

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