“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
Helma Gentry has been inspiring change in North Texas for the past 24 years. As an SBA senior eligibility advisor and lender, Helma has been banking community development through channels that include TBK Bank, Vertex Community Bank, JP Morgan Chase and BBVA Compass. She served as president of the North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL) and was honored by the SBA with the 2022 Financial Services Champion of the Year Award.
40 years experience in commercial and corporate finance, notably with TBK Bank, CitiCapital Commercial Corp. and Volvo North America. Served as executive chairman, retired, of Triumph Business Capital, the largest provider of invoice factoring and payment processing to the U.S. transportation market. Long-term volunteer and prior governing board member of Prison Entrepreneurship Program.
35 years corporate finance and banking executive, notably as CFO of Range Resources (NYSE symbol RRC), an S&P 500 oil and gas exploration and production company, and Matador Petroleum. Roger’s preceding background at Bank of America included commercial lending, high-yield and high-grade debt, equity, structured finance, project finance, commodity and financial derivatives, and treasury management.. Long-term volunteer and prior governing board member of Prison Entrepreneurship Program.
Chairing the Entre Capital Credit Committee, Grant’s professional background includes being the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAB Bank, retired, and held various senior executive positions at GE Capital, Citigroup, Associates First Capital Corporation, and Volvo Group North America (AB Volvo Sweden). Brings experience in business leadership, treasury, finance, risk management, business development, operations, and strategic planning. Grant’s credit experience extends from equipment finance, real estate finance, and asset-based lending to the restructuring of policies, systems, and procedures for a nationally centralized credit operation.
As Chief Administrative Officer for our parent organization, Tim is responsible for PEP’s and Entre Capital’s fiscal management. Tim is a CPA and PEP program graduate, uniquely enabling a heart to serve Returning Citizens in multiple capacities. Tim is also the primary source of accounting record start-up assistance to Entre borrowers and provides continuing advice to Entre borrowers on tax, banking, and financial reporting requirements.
Oscar is the Branch Manager for TBK Bank in Dallas. He has over 19 years of experience serving consumer, small business and commercial clients and brings a knowledge base of loan operations, regulatory compliance and financial reporting. A first generation Cuban-American, Oscar is a community leader for events related to financial literacy in Latinx communities in Dallas.
Brittany is an award-winning attorney and entrepreneur focused on social impact investing. She is dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system and has won freedom for numerous people serving fundamental death sentences for federal drug offenses. Brittany is founder of a series of nonprofits and social enterprises, including the Buried Alive Project, Girls Embracing Mothers, the Manifest Freedom Fund, and Milena Reign LLC.
Charles is the President of Urban Reform, an organization focusing on free market policies that foster upward mobility for those living in major metro areas. Charles has been published in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Forbes, The Houston Chronicle, The Hill, Wired, and Huffington Post. A New Jersey native, Charles currently lives in Houston and serves on the board of directors of PEP, Texas Families First and Good Policy Society. He is also a member of American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network and serves on the Texas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Marcus is a Financial Counselor for the Houston Financial Empowerment Center (HFEC), working directly with the inmate population to help them learn financial literacy and build credit. As a PEP graduate, Marcus continued to serve that organization as director of prison recruiting for nearly 10 years. His insights and experience relative to character assessment are fundamental to Entre’s credit transformation model. Marcus started Inner Vision Print and Design—a company he is actively growing to date.
Gamaliel is a PEP graduate who subsequently served the organization for 13 years as Prison Operations Manager for the North Texas Sanders Estes Unit. Gami successfully started a landscaping company, Savannah Gardens, and has counselled many Returning Citizens on small business startup and development.