Randall Goss - Senior Advisor
Prior to founding the Company in 1986, Mr. Goss began his career as a certified public accountant for Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) where he co-authored the book, “Accounting and Auditing of Financial Institutions.”
“US Risk” is a financial services company serving primarily the insurance sector. We have operations dedicated to serve as an MGA, wholesale brokerage, claims TPA services, reinsurance brokerage, and loss control and risk management. The insurance production businesses with annual premiums written of over $400 million operate out of 11 offices nationwide. Our Claims TPA operates from 31 offices nationwide. We also own a Lloyd’s Broker in London, Oxford Insurance Brokers, Ltd. The company which was formed in 1986 has grown dramatically through both organic growth and 13 acquisitions. We are privately owned by management and have no outside shareholders.”
John C. Lewis - Chief Executive Officer & General Partner
In conjunction with his role as CEO of Infinite, Mr. Lewis is owner of the commercial real estate firm, John Lewis Company, where he has focused on retail and commercial real estate development in the central Texas region for 40 years. He is responsible for identifying investment opportunities, negotiations, and deal structuring for his firm and high net worth investors. Mr. Lewis participates in the acquisition, disposition, and development of real estate assets of various types including residential, retail, office, land lots, and industrial.
Mr. Lewis is an alumnus of the University of Texas with a major in Finance. He currently serves as an advisory board member of Texas Capital Bank – Austin and Citizens for Sustainable Transportation (COST). Mr. Lewis has served his community as a former President of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as a board Member of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he has served on the Travis County Grand Jury. Mr. Lewis is a former member of the Economic Development Commission of the City of Austin, a former President of Hill Country Property Owners Association, a former Executive Committee, Board Member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), and is a former president of the Austin Commercial Real Estate Society (ACRES).
Bettye Ann Siddons - Chief Operating Officer – Managing Partner
Prior to forming Infinite, from 1987 to 2004, Ms. Siddons served as President, Vice President, and as a Director of Texas Builders Insurance Company, a workers’ compensation carrier founded and owned by highway contractors. Ms. Siddons was responsible for company operations and overseeing claims administration including safety programs and Professional Employer Organization services.
From 1977 to 2001, Ms. Siddons was Vice President and a Director of Frank Siddons Insurance. In 1963, Ms. Siddons’s father created a Staff Leasing company, Siddons Highway, one the country’s first PEO’s. Frank Siddons Insurance was established in 1932 as a specialty brokerage firm in the highway construction bond and insurance industry.
Lee Rogers - Vice President - Managing Partner
Mr. Rogers and family have extensive experience in the insurance business dating back three generations to 1963. He was exposed to the PEO concept from his grandfather, Frank Siddons, who created Siddons Highway, one the nation’s first PEO’s. He began his career at his family’s workers’ compensation carrier, Texas Builder’s Insurance Company, where he gained a valuable understanding of the relationships between a PEO and a workers’ compensation carrier.
Mr. Rogers enjoys spending his time in the mountains of Colorado with his family and playing guitar with his blues band the Lee Rogers Band.
Billy Meyer - Investor
In 112 NHRA races Meyer:
- Went to the finals 22 times, for a final round appearance percentage of 20%
- Earned 12 NHRA National Event victories, for a final round win percentage of 55%
- Those percentages are higher than any current drivers except John Force
Meyer contested the NHRA Winston series championship every season he raced:
- He finished in the top 10 every season he competed
- He completed the Winston season in the top three six times
- He was Winston series runner-up three times
Meyer’s racing highlights also include:
- He was the youngest person ever licensed to drive a funny car
- Meyer won the last race he participated in prior to retirement NHRA Winston Finals
- He recorded only one red light in his total career
- Meyer also was the first Funny Car owner to win races with two different drivers, himself and the late Tripp Shumake, in a single season
- Meyer was selected to be one of the top 50 drivers of all time
- Meyer was the crew chief for all but 6 months of career
Meyer also competed in the IHRA Winston series, which at the time was a viable rival to the NHRA:
- Meyer won one IHRA Winston Funny Car Championship
- He also collected eight IHRA victories.
- Meyer won the Spring Nationals at Bristol, Tenn. Four times
Meyer’s successes were not limited to the race car:
- Meyer was in partnership with Hal Needham in the Budweiser Rocket Car which achieved the land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats and was the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier and now is in Smithsonian Institute
- Meyer in addition to driving was the crew chief for his funny car team for his entire career with the exception of the last six months
- In 1986 Meyer constructed the first state-of-the-art super track, the Texas Motorplex
- Meyer won the Car Craft Magazine Person of the Year in 1987
- He won the Racers for Christ person of the year in 1988
- Meyer authored the Boy Scouts of America Automotive Mechanics Merit badge in 1991
- He created the successful Castrol GTX Hotline 900 line for instant NHRA results
- Meyer owned and published Drag Racing Today the only industry bi-weekly magazine
Meyer has started and/or owns and runs a wide variety of successful businesses including
- Texas Aero – Large corporate jet sales/leasing, maintenance and FBO – texasaero.com
- Target Restoration – one of the largest firms in the South – targetllc.com
- Texas RPM – Commercial property ownership and management – texasrpm.com
- Ace High Ranch – Corp hunting lodge, ranch and Whitetail breeding– acehighranch.com
- Redline Technology – website design and hosting — redlinetechnology.com
- Texas Motorplex – The first stadium constructed NHRA facility — texasmotorplex.com
- AMA Nystrom – Full service Printing and distribution – amanystrom.com
Jim Skaggs - Investor
- From 1990 to 1998, Jim was Chairman, CEO and President of Tracor, Inc., Austin’s first fortune 500 Company. He led the rescue, turnaround and ascent of Tracor to leadership in the defense electronics and engineering services industry, with 10,000 employees nationwide.
- In 1994, Jim was presented an Austin area ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for Tracor’s success and Tracor was one of Fortune’s 100 fastest growing companies in the U.S.
- In 1998, the American Electronics Association presented Jim its Austin area Lifetime Achievement in Technology Award: “In recognition of his significant contributions toward establishing Austin, Texas a world-class technology center.”
- Jim graduated from the University of Washington and spent 5 years with the Boeing Company in Seattle.
- He then joined NASA and at age thirty was one of the top six executives with NASA’s Apollo Lunar Landing Program management office in Washington, DC: He was the youngest person in the US Government at this organization level.
- Following Apollo, Jim spent 20 years in several key corporate leadership positions.
- Jim is now Chairman of ‘The Alamo Group, Inc,’ recently designated by Forbes as one of the nation’s “100 Most Trustworthy” companies in the U.S.
- Jim is one of a small number of people to have been Chairman of the Board of two New York Stock Exchange companies.
- His other activities have included being a founding member and leader within his church and a number of leadership positions in other non-profit civic service organizations.
Mark W. Gilbert – Investor
Jimmy Nassour – Investor
Jack Weiss - Investor
After beginning his real estate career in San Antonio with Paragon Properties, Jack relocated to Austin, and served in various capacities with Fuller Commercial Brokerage, Henry S. Miller/Grubb & Ellis, and Charter Real Estate Company, before settling in with Quick and Company in 1996.
During this time, Jack focused primarily on shopping center leasing and tenant representation, completing numerous transactions with Home Depot, Chili’s, IHOP, Schlotsky’s, Blockbuster Video, PF Chang’s, and numerous regional and local clients. In addition to working with retailers and restaurants, Jack also has considerable experience in land sales for hotels, apartments, and car dealerships, in addition to finding development sites for shopping centers and large retailers. This experience has given him an in depth understanding of the complicated entitlement process required for any type of development in the Austin area.
Beginning in 2003, Jack turned his focus to shopping center development on his own behalf. His first major project, Parmer McNeil Plaza, a 51,000 square foot, seven building neighborhood center opened to much acclaim in 2005. While still maintaining selected clients and tenant representation accounts, Jack is now the general partner of Tianguis Mall in South San Antonio, a 130,000 square foot lifestyle mall, a development geared toward the rapidly growing Hispanic market.