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    Mico Rodriguez, Mesero

    In the February episode of CEO, host Lee Cullum speaks with restaurateur Mico Rodriguez, who uses creativity and an eye for design in his Mesero restaurants.

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    Dennis Knautz, Acme Brick

    Host Lee Cullum speaks with Dennis Knautz, president and CEO of Acme Brick, which is celebrating 125 years in the brick making business.

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    Cary Evert, Hilti

    Hilti, known for tools and other construction hardware, is expanding its software products used by architects and engineers.

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    Heather Kreager, Sammons Enterprises

    Learn what types of companies Heather Kreager says Sammons Enterprises looks for to diversify the holding company’s investments. With over $75 billion in assets, Sammons is one of the largest privately held companies in the country. Kreager traces the firm’s roots back to 1938 when founder Charles Sammons started his life insurance business.

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    Kim Houlne, Working Solutions

    Kim Houlne tells how she built a network of agents to provide customer support for clients in industries from healthcare to travel. Working Solutions developed analytics to track productivity of thousands of home-based agents working across the country.

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    Sarah Palisi Chapin, Hail Merry

    Sarah Chapin discusses Hail Merry’s passion to promote higher health by making plant-based, refrigerated snack foods that are vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free. Learn how founder, Susan O’Brien, cooked up the concept by testing recipes in her Dallas home and how the team continues to grow the brand – now available in 3,500 stores across the country.

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    Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest

    Canadian real estate developer Jack Matthews tells why he decided to relocate his business to North Texas in the late 1980s. With projects from Calgary to Dubai, Matthews Southwest is best known for Dallas’ Southside redevelopment – an area many once avoided, now in high demand.

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    Keith Cerny, The Dallas Opera

    Keith Cerny says offering artistically diverse productions and programs like the Institute for Women Conductors draws talent from around the world.