April 2, 2019


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DEA Meeting: Simpatico

 Mike Mirau, business coach and former DEA member, introduced Darren Gardner with Simpatico (previously Teks, Inc.).   Mike and Darren have known each other for 10+ years and have worked together on Darren’s business plan almost that entire time.  5 years ago, Mike introduced Darren to another company out of Lubbock, called Simpatico.  Darren and Simpatico dated for a while and eventually, last January, were married - uniting Teks, Inc. and Simpatico.  It was fun to watch both organizations come together as there are strengths in both of them.  Darren is an awesome East Texas boy and if he tells you something – you can take it to the bank!  His integrity is impeccable; he is a great guy who is really good at what he does!  One time, Mike was on a coaching call with Darren while he was at his mother-in-law’s house in East Texas.  The cellular service was getting kind of rough and Darren asked Mike to hold on a minute. Mike could hear all sorts of rustling on the other end and asked Darren what he was doing.  Darren said I have to move the hoe up a pole that had the cell booster on top.  Again, Darren does whatever it takes to get the job done!  Darren was quick to add that it was a garden hoe that he was using!

Darren started Teks, Inc., in 2003, after being fired from ClubCorp.  He grew the company to 16 employees and started thinking of what his exit plan would be and started speaking with the guys at Simpatico.  They had a lot of strengths in places he needed them, great culture, and really strong cyber security practices.  Both companies practiced their due diligence and decided to join forces, Teks, Inc., becoming fully owned by Simpatico.  Darren introduced Logan McLean, Simpatico, to describe some of what they do.

Logan McLean, VP of Business Development for Simpatico, is really excited about the merger of Teks, Inc. and Simpatico and they plan to hold onto Darren for as long as they can.  He will be their Vice President of Customer Experience and will work with new clients and be their fierce advocate for the first 90-120 days of their experience of coming on board with Simpatico.

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Join Darren Gardner, Simpatico, for his Open House / Booksigning

Thursday, April 4

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Hors 'doeuvres and Adult Beverages

Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 5:30

14200 Midway Rd, Suite 128

Dallas, TX  75244

Map Available...


Dr. Paul Chafetz

will be giving the presentation!


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,656 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Results reported to date for 2019 are $228,059 and Money Spent is $267,185

Thanks to Ron Schultz, Supreme Lending, for a great presentation last week! 


Good News Stories!

Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, it's supposed to be 72 degrees today - sounds like a great day to skip work and play golf!  Speaking of that - don't forget to sign up for Golf Tournament!

Dr. Janell Kenny, her son who has spent the last 7 years in college (which included a path change), is starting his job today!

Rob Eads, Call Hold Marketing, invited everyone to the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday at 2:00pm to listen to his band, Walton Stout Band, play!


30-Second Commercials!

Ken Teagle, Innovative Roofing, the recent hail storm hit McKinney/Allen area.  If you know anyone in that area that may be in need of a new roof, let him know! He does gutters too!

Ken Ward, Schooley Mitchell, if you have any contacts with Property Managers, he would love to chat with you to see if they have any waste management needs!


Last week, Barbara Scribner, Keller Williams Residential, gave Dianna a gift certificate from the DEA in appreciation for her time as Executive Director.

"Thank you for the opportunity to work with you all!  The Dallas Executives is a great group of businesses and people and I have really enjoyed my time with you!  We've accomplished some good things for the DEA, had fun, and learned along the way!  I look forward to continuing to refer you as business people I know and trust!  I wish you all the best!" - Dianna


Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, introduced our guests today:

• Brad Johnson with North Dallas Landscaping, sales@northdallaslandscaping.com, guest of Michelle Spangler

• Mike Mirau,  mike@resultsimproved.com, guest introducer of Darren Gardner

• Tag Davis and Logan McLean, both of Simpatico, guests of Darren Gardner


March 31: Brad Swann (CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions)

April 4: Melanie Seath, not Tom (Visual Dynamics Sign & Image Solutions)


Atomic Design & Consulting - 1 year!

Audio Video Innovations - 5 years!

Guaranteed Express Courier Service - 20 years!!


Dr. Paul Chafetz Booksigning at Cowboys Red River!

Join us for a great evening of fun, networking, and learning how to Boot Scoot on April 11th!  Dr. Paul Chafetz will be hosting his open house/ booksigning, at Cowboys Red River, a honky-tonk/dance hall with live country music, dance lessons & a mechanical bull!  Cowboys Red River is located at 10310 W. Technology Blvd, Dallas 75220.  The doors open at 6:30 and the dance lessons are from 7-8.  Dr. Paul will bring food and there is an open bar!

Map Available...


Golf Tournament: May 15th!

Sign Up Today!

at Cowboy's Golf Club

1:30 Shot-gun Start

6:00 Dinner, Raffle & Awards

Golfers: $150 (registered before 4/15); $160 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Foursome: $575 (registered before 4/15); $600 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Hole Sponsor – $150.00; Lunch only – $37.50; Dinner only – $37.50; Lunch & Dinner – $65.00

Yes, it is a Wednesday!  Get your foursome's lined up and sign up today!  Start planning donations for raffle items! 

This is a great opportunity to bring clients and business associates!


Thank you to our


Audio Video innovations

CNC Home Care

Cornerstone Chem-Dry

Dr. Maude Cejudo

Frost Bank

Safehaven Pest Control


Supreme Lending


Don't Miss the Next Book Club!

Yes, the books are interesting, but the discussion at the Book Club is the best part!  Even if you don't finish the book, join us for lively conversation on April 8th!  We will meet at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home (12508 Renoir Ln, Dallas).  We are having a great time!  Don't miss out!

Our next book is: The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan.  The book is a fascinating historical review and a positive book.


The B2B Group's next meeting will be April 9!

12:00pm - 1:00pm

at CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

or join us via video conferencing and save the drive!


Board Report

Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 28 present with no guests.  one-on-one's were reported.  Our website had 97 users, 76 new users, and 130 sessions.  Members reported giving a total of 32 A leads, 20 B leads, 32 C leads and receiving 16 leads.

Members reported receiving $13,644 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was CNC Home Care.  Members reported spending $10,985 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Remarkable Painting.

The Big "A" Lead giver was Schooley Mitchell.  The Big "B" Lead givers was Remarkable Painting.



The $26.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance



• April 3, Board meeting

• April 4, Simpatico Open House

• April 9, Dr. Paul Chafetz

• April 11, Dr. Paul Chafetz Booksigning/Social at Cowboys Red River

• April 16, CopyNet

• April 23, A-Star Heating & Air

• April 30, Mike Moore Insurance


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Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

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