Rob Snyder

Co-founder

In 2004, together with Pierre Koshakji and others, Rob Snyder founded what would one day become Kynect, serving in the company's executive management team for roughly a decade. He is a lifelong transactional professional with extensive experience in private equity and investments, and, as the controlling stockholder and de facto general partner, Rob cannot remember many days when he was not somehow thinking about Kynect, its Associates and its business. 

Pierre Koshakji

Co-founder

A company co-founder, Pierre Koshakji has taken on many executive roles throughout the company's evolution. He now serves as Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects and Governmental Affairs, helping set the strategic direction of Kynect into the future and taking on leadership roles in the industry on behalf of the company. Prior to Kynect, Pierre spent more than a dozen years as a chief start-up and turn-around executive and ran several private and public companies.

Board of Managers

Pierre Koshakji

Co-chair

A company co-founder, Pierre Koshakji has taken on many executive roles throughout the company's evolution. He now serves as Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects and Governmental Affairs, helping set the strategic direction of Kynect into the future and taking on leadership roles in the industry on behalf of the company. Prior to Kynect, Pierre spent more than a dozen years as a chief start-up and turn-around executive and ran several private and public companies.

Renée Hornbaker

Co-chair

After spending more than 25 years in accounting, financial management and business development, Renée brought her talents to us in 2011, serving as Chief Financial Officer until 2017. Upon retiring and leaving behind a debt-free foundation from which we continue to grow, Renée joined the Board of Managers to continue to lend her expertise to further support the company’s growth.

Steve Glasgow

Managing Board Member

Prior to the company's founding, Steve Glasgow became involved as an advisor to our team in 2004 and has since continued in that role. He brings terrific business sensibility and a longstanding historical perspective to the board's deliberations. Steve lives in Austin where he co-heads RAM Investments, a real estate development firm, and further serves on the Board of National Western Life (Nasdaq: NWLI.O). 

Tom Montgomery

Managing Board Member

Tom Montgomery's expertise encompasses a number of disciplines, including advanced tax planning, transactional services and strategic planning for large and medium sized businesses. Prior to co-founding Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP, a full-service accounting firm, Tom was responsible for starting and growing Beal Capital Markets, Inc., specializing in public and private corporate finance products.

Steven Murray

Managing Board Member

Throughout his tenure in the energy industry, Steven Murray has occupied multiple senior and executive leadership positions, including serving as president and CEO of Shell Energy Services and COO of Direct Energy. Currently, Steven is the president and CEO of Primus Green Energy in Houston, Texas, and sits on the boards of multiple nonprofits, spanning schools, theater and the USO.

Richard Squires

Managing Board Member

Richard Squires is the founder of Lennox Capital Partners, LP, a special situations and value-oriented investment partnership and family office active in public and private debt, equity and bankruptcy securities. He is also the managing director and co-founder of SPIHoldings, LCC. Richard has sat on the board of multiple public and private companies across many industries, including energy, real estate, finance and retail.

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