James (Jamie) Rogers is a highly accomplished and forward-thinking business leader with extensive experience in production management, sales/marketing, M&A, strategic planning, manufacturing, distribution, employee relations, and organizational transformation. As Chief Operating Officer for Texas Industries he helped the company grow from a small, family owned sand and gravel operation in the early 1950’s to one of the largest vertically integrated cement, aggregate and concrete businesses in the U.S. With a successful listing on the NYSE in mid-1960’s, TXI grew to over $1 billion in annual revenues and entered the structural steel business with the formation of Chaparral Steel in 1974. TXI sold to Martin Marietta Materials in July 2014 at a 75% premium to the pre-transaction share price, and a significant (7X) multiple to its share price in 2009. Jamie held full P&L responsibility, managed 1,800 employees, and oversaw assets of $1,000,000,000 in 100 locations and six states. He directed capital planning and allocation as well as strategic planning and budgets. Mr. Rogers holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is an active member of the North Texas Angel Network that invests in early stage companies.