Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mark E. Jones
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Mr. Jones is Goosehead’s Executive Chairman. He is co-founder of the company and served as Chief Executive Officer from inception in 2003 until July 2024. Under his leadership, Goosehead grew to become one of the largest and fastest-growing personal lines insurance brokers in the country. He has also served as CEO of N5B Capital, an alternative asset investment firm, since 2022. Prior to joining Goosehead, he was a Senior Partner and Director of Bain & Company, the global management consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he worked in the audit and mergers-and-acquisitions practice groups for Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chairman of the Board
Robyn Jones
Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
Robyn Jones is the co-founder of Goosehead and has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the board of directors since March 2018. While she has retired from active management roles, she continues to serve on our board. 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. Ms. Jones was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Montana State University in recognition of her support of the university in addressing Montana’s healthcare challenges.
Peter Lane
Former Chief Executive Officer, Axip Energy Services LP

Mr. Lane has served on our board since March 2018. He previously spent 12 years at Bain & Company, where he was a Partner and led the Dallas and Mexico City offices as well as the oil and gas practice. Mr. Lane was an Operating Partner with TPG Global and CEO of Axip Energy Services. Mr. Lane has served on the boards of Petro Harvester, Taylor Morrison Homes and FleetPride and has been a senior advisor to Altamont Capital Partners. 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.

Independent Director
Mark Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Miller has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Goosehead since July 2024, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer since 2022. In addition, Mr. Miller has served on the board since March 2018. For the prior 15 years, he worked for some of the largest private equity firms in the world helping drive large scale financial and operational transformations. Mr. Miller was the Chief Financial Officer of Pluralsight, Finastra, Marketo, and Active Networks (all Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies at the time). He also served as the CFO of Sabre, and L.H.P. Hospital Group. At Sabre, he held multiple operating and finance positions and was instrumental in the company’s initial IPO and its subsequent $5 billion privatization transaction. Early in his career, Mr. Miller worked for Ernst & Young. Mr. Miller has an accounting degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Finance from Rice University. He is also a licensed CPA in Texas.

Rusty Reid
Chief Executive Officer & President, Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc.
James “Rusty” Reid has served on our board since March 2018. He has worked at Ramey, King, & Minnis Insurance Agency, American General Fire & Casualty Company, and at Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. as Chairman, CEO and President. Under his leadership, Higginbotham has become a leading Texas independent commercial insurance broker. Mr. Reid is a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. He serves as Chairman of the Finance and Facilities Committee and 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 is a Certified Insurance Counselor.
Waded Cruzado
President, Montana State University
Ms. Cruzado has served as President of Montana State University since 2010. Montana State University has set new student enrollment records, becoming the fastest growing and the largest university in the state. President Cruzado was honored as the 2011 Michael P. Malone Educator of the Year from the Montana Ambassadors for demonstrating outstanding accomplishment, excellence, and leadership in the field of education. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed President Cruzado to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. She was reappointed in 2017 and served on the board until 2020. In 2013, President Cruzado began serving on Montana’s Gov. Steve Bullock’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force. Ms. Cruzado currently serves on several educational boards and was a former member of the Board of Directors of PayneWest Insurance before it was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency in April 2021. Ms. Cruzado holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Thomas McConnon
Head Of Public Equities And Managing Director, Wildcat Capital
Mr. McConnon is Managing Director – Head of Public Equities and Chief Economist at Wildcat Capital Management, LLC (“Wildcat”). At Wildcat, which he joined in October 2018, Mr. McConnon leads the firm’s public equities investment team. Before Wildcat, Mr. McConnon was a founding Investment Partner at Indaba Capital Management, from 2010 to 2018. Prior to Indaba, Mr. McConnon was a Principal at TPG Capital from 2004 to 2010, where he focused on large-scale private equity investing and sat on the boards of Sabre Holdings, Creative Artists Agency and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Before that, Mr. McConnon worked at Bain Capital and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. McConnon holds an AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
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