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Members Event – Scaling Operations

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free - $25

TeXchange Austin expert panel








Join us on April 5th at HomeAway for a lively discussion with local entrepreneurs on how to scale your growing enterprise. It can be difficult to step outside of the day-to-day of managing your business to take a critical look at the big picture. Our expert panel will discuss strategies for…

  • Building Your Team. When, and who, should you hire? And, how to cope with the process of letting go of all the hats you currently wear to delegate to your new team.
  • Evolving from Scrappiness to Strategy. Being scrappy is a boon to newborn businesses, but when is the right time to grow into a more strategic, process-oriented framework?
  • Setting Priorities. You can’t possibly do it all at once, so how do you figure out what’s most critical?


Don HagaDon Haga, Head of Operations, The Guild

Don is Head of Operations at The Guild a fresh hospitality concept that empowers travelers to experience their destination as a local while enjoying the trimmings of a swanky hotel.  Prior to The Guild, Don led operations strategy and growth at tech-enabled service companies Favor Delivery, Outbox Mail and Local Libations.  Don brings over 15 years of management experience at UPS, Newgistics and Primo Water where he led both large scale national solutions, as well as small first-to-market rollouts. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech where he was also a member of the NCAA men’s soccer team.



Kurt Ostermiller vcfoKurt Ostermiller, Consulting CFO, vcfo

Kurt Ostermiller is a Consulting CFO based in vcfo’s Austin office with over 25 years of accounting and executive management experience. He has had progressively responsible experience in profitability maximization, financial and corporate turnaround management, treasury and taxation. He has worked across multiple markets and industries building highly successful relationships with decision makers, seizing control of opportunities and delivering on stakeholder commitments.

Jereme HolimanJereme Holiman, Co-founder & COO, UrbanStems

Evan Stafford, Austin GM, Chariot

As Austin’s general manager for Chariot, Ford Motor Company’s answer to easing your commute, Evan is intimately involved in early to growth stage startup scaling. He has over 6 years experience managing and supervising teams including hiring, training, developing partnerships, and ongoing management. Evan’s experience spans business development, city operations, sales & marketing, and logistics.


April 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free - $25


1011 W. Fifth Street Suite 300
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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