Board of Directors
Mr. Jones has has served as Chief Executive Officer since co-founding the company in 2003 and Chairman of the board of directors since the board of directors was established in March 2018. Mr. Jones has led the strategic development and execution of all aspects of our business since inception. Prior to leading Goosehead, he spent from 1991 to 2004 at Bain & Company, the global consulting firm, most recently as a senior partner and director. At Bain, Mr. Jones consulted with CEOs and senior executives across a wide range of industries—including the insurance industry— primarily focused on growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and profit improvement programs. In addition to his client responsibilities, he served as Bain’s Global Head of Recruiting for several years. He began his professional career at Ernst & Young in Calgary, Canada from 1985 to 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1985 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991. Mr. Jones was selected to our board of directors because of his role as a co-founder of the company, the Jones family’s position as our largest shareholder, and because of his expertise in strategy development and execution, leadership and finance.
Ms. Jones s is the co-founder of Goosehead and has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the board of directors since March 2018. Ms. Jones manages our physical facilities, is actively involved in our Recruiting program and leads our Women’s Professional Development Program. She was selected to our board of directors because of her role in founding the company, the Jones family’s position as our largest shareholder and her unique role in establishing and maintaining our company culture. She is also the grandmother of the company’s namesake, Lucy “Goosehead” Langston.
Mr. Lane has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Lane previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Axip Energy Services LP (“Axip”), formerly known as Valerus, an oilfield services company headquartered in Houston, Texas, from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining Axip, Mr. Lane was an Operating Partner with TPG Global, LLC (“TPG”) from 2009 to 2011. Before TPG, Mr. Lane spent 12 years at Bain & Company, where he led the Dallas and Mexico City offices as well as the oil and gas practice. He became a Partner at Bain in 2003. Mr. Lane has served on the boards of Petro Harvester since 2011, Taylor Morrison Homes since 2012, FleetPride since 2016 and has been a senior advisor to Altamont Capital Partners since 2017. Mr. Lane holds a BS in physics from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and an MBA from the Wharton School. Mr. Lane was selected to our board of directors because he brings extensive experience in business operations, finance and corporate governance.
Mark Miller has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Miller left Marketo on March 31, 2019, and he will be the Chief Financial Officer for Finastra in May 2019. At Marketo, Mr. Miller led the company’s Finance, Accounting and Tax functions, as well as the company’s Human Resources and Corporate Facilities areas. He joined Marketo in April 2017 after the company was taken private by Vista Equity Partners. Prior to Marketo, Mr. Miller was the CFO of Active Network from 2014 to 2016 and the CFO of L.H.P. Hospital Group in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Miller spent 18 years with Sabre Holdings where he held multiple operating and finance positions and was instrumental in the company’s initial IPO and its subsequent $5 billion privatization transaction. He was Sabre’s CFO from 2010 to 2013. Early in his career, Mr. Miller worked for Ernst and Young, LTV Corporation, and Hertz Corporation. Mr. Miller has an Accounting degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Finance from Rice University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Mr. Miller was selected to our board of directors because he brings extensive experience in business operations, finance and accounting.
James Reid has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Reid has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. (“Higginbotham”) since 1989, where he implemented the firm’s Single Source platform whereby customers can obtain all of their insurance and financial services from a single provider. Under Mr. Reid’s leadership, Higginbotham has become a leading independent commercial insurance broker based in Texas, one with full P&C and financial service capabilities through more than 25 offices and subsidiaries across Texas. He is also Higginbotham’s top commercial P&C sales producer. Mr. Reid began his insurance career in 1983 as an assistant to the principals of Ramey, King, & Minnis Insurance Agency. In 1984, he joined American General Fire & Casualty Company as a territorial marketing manager before joining Higginbotham in 1986. Mr. Reid is a member of several insurance industry groups, including Independent Insurance Agents of Texas and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. He serves as Chairman of the Finance and Facilities Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee on the Board of Regents of the University of North Texas System. Mr. Reid holds a BS in Business Administration/Insurance from the University of North Texas and he is a Certified Insurance Counselor. Mr. Reid was selected to our board of directors because he brings extensive experience in business operations and in the insurance industry.