Christian is the co-founder of CBTX Capital, an investment and real estate development firm based in Austin, Texas. Prior to co-founding CBTX Capital, Christian served as the chief of staff and counsel to the chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission where he was responsible for implementing policy, legal, and technical strategies for the Commission’s regulation of the Texas oil, gas, coal, and pipeline industries.
Christian also previously worked as an attorney at Jackson Walker, LLP where he advised corporate clients on various business transactions including securities, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and governance. He has also served as a special assistant to then Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams. Governor Rick Perry appointed Christian to the One Call Board of Texas (responsible for notification systems designed to prevent underground damage to utilities and gas pipelines).
Christian received a bachelor of arts from the University of North Texas and his juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin where he was the staff editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law.
Christian was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott and serves as a board member of the Department of Information Resources. He is also board president of Austin Angels, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to local foster children.
Christian and his wife Krystle are blessed with three children (Maggie, Sam, and Jack) and call Austin home.
Brian Haley is the co-founder of CBTX Capital, an investment and real estate development firm based in Austin, Texas. Brian brings deep experience from years of managing operational, finance, and strategy functions for energy-focused investment vehicles, tech companies, and presidential campaigns.
Prior to co-founding CBTX, Brian served as a vice president at Limestone Capital Advisors, an Austin-based private equity fund founded by Admiral Bob Inman. In this role he developed and managed deal flow, diligence, and negotiations for companies focused on energy opportunities in the United States and Asia.
Brian previously served as an advisor to Governor Tim Pawlenty and Senator John McCain, leading their national financing operations and raising more than $400M. Prior to his time in politics, Brian helped lead Dell Inc.’s customer experience team in China/Hong Kong.
Brian received a bachelor of arts and his juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin where he was elected student body president and appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the University of Texas System Board of Regents.
Brian currently serves as a trustee for the $2.4B Texas Pre-paid Higher-ed Tuition Funds, a public safety commissioner for the City of Austin, and a member of the Undergraduate College Advisory Council at UT Austin.
Brian and his wife Caroline are blessed with two children (Jane and Speller) and call Austin home.
CBTX Capital Advisory Board
Mr. Estrada co-founded Estrada Hinojosa & Company Inc. and serves as its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. His participation in more than 800 major municipal bond financing projects totals more than $40 billion, while his leadership qualities have led to his election to the board of directors of the MSRB, where he served as chairman. He has been a Director of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, The Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas, and on the Board of Regents for the University of Texas System. Hispanic Business Magazine named Mr. Estrada among the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America.
J. Markham Green
Mr. Green was chairman of the private equity firm Owner Resource Group, and co-founded and chaired NextVenue and PowerOne Media. From 2001 to 2003, Mark served as vice chairman of the Financial Institutions and Governments Group at JP Morgan Chase. Before joining JP Morgan Chase, Green spent eight years as a private investor where he was involved in starting eight companies and serving on their boards. One of those companies was Affordable Residential Communities, which was the predecessor to Hilltop Holdings, a NYSE listed company. From 1973 through 1992, Green was a general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and co-head of its Financial Services Industry Group.
Admiral Bob Inman
Admiral Inman has more than 50 years of investing, operational, and government experience. He currently serves as the Chairman of Limestone Capital Advisors, an Austin based private equity fund. His previous private sector experience includes serving on the Boards of Directors for Massey Energy (now Alpha Natural Resources), Fluor, Temple-Inland, SBC (now AT&T), Tracor, Xerox, Dell, and Oracle. His government leadership includes rising to the rank of four-star Admiral in the U.S. Navy, serving as Director of the National Security Agency, and as Vice Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Through hard work and integrity, Fily Lozoya has built one of the largest construction companies and real-estate portfolios in West Texas. More than 25 years ago, he came to the U.S. with only his work ethic. After spending years working in the oilfield, building a reputation for excellence and speed, he launched his first company, Lozoya Welding in 2005. That compay has grown into Lozoya Construction, becoming a household name in the Permian Basin, where it operates a number of subsidiary entities and has completed more than $100M in projects. Mr. Lozoya also has built and operated a real estate portfolio that spans Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma with holdings in industrial, office, self-storage, multi-family, and residential real estate. Mr. Lozoya and his family call Midland, Texas home. He is a proud naturalized U.S. citizen and grateful for the opportunity to work with his sons, who have joined the leadership team at Lozoya Construction.
Mr. Radtke is a partner at Goldman Sachs and the head of FICC (fixed income, currency and commodities) Americas Structured Product Sales. Prior to assuming this role in 2012, he was head of the Mortgage Sales Group. Radtke joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 in Mortgage Sales in Chicago, moved to Mortgage Sales in London in 1998 and to Rate Sales in New York in 2000. He was named managing director in 2004 and partner in 2008. Radtke earned a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1990 and an MBA from The University of Chicago in 1992.