WalletHub: Fort Worth Leads Texas Among Best Places to Start a Business

by | May 19, 2023

According to the latest WalletHub list, Fort Worth ranks as the No. 1 city to start a business in the state of Texas, leading a strong showing of five Dallas-Fort Worth cities among the top 100 best places to start a business in the nation.

WalletHub is a personal finance website that offers free consumer tools and provides users with credit reports, scores, and monitoring....

Plano MSP Provider The 20 Adds New Human Resources Director
by | May 19, 2023

Audrey Conley has been appointed as human resources director of the Plano-based The 20 MSP Group, a leading managed services provider.

The firm said that Conley brings more than 15 years of experience to the role....

1 Week and 483K Miles Later, Toyota Study Shows Helping the Environment Is at Your Fingertip
by | May 18, 2023
Plano-based Toyota Connected North America employees and family members drove in Eco or EV mode for a week to see how much earth-saving difference it can make. Turns out, it made a lot—the equivalent of 748 trees sequestering carbon for 10 years, with a savings of 5,091 gallons of gasoline.
Plano-Based U.S. Renal Care Announces $328M Capital Raise to Accelerate Growth
by | May 15, 2023
The company says the new capital will be invested in programs that focus on innovation and continued delivery of high-quality kidney care—both in clinic and at home—as well as the continued professional development of care teams.

Legacy Corporate Lending Launches In Plano with Backing from Bain Capital

by | May 9, 2023

A subsidiary of Boston-based Bain Capital Credit is backing the launch of Legacy Corporate Lending, a new asset-based lending company headquartered in Plano that will serve middle market companies that might not be able to readily access traditional forms of lending.

“We are excited to establish this well-capitalized platform in partnership with Bain Capital Credit at a time when lending provides an essential solution to many companies,” Legacy Corporate Lending CEO Clark Griffith said in a statement....

Toyota, PACCAR to Commercialize Their Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Collaboration
by | May 3, 2023
The expanded agreement supports ongoing development and commercialized zero-emission versions of the Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 models, featuring Plano-based Toyota North America’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain kit. Initial customer deliveries are planned for 2024. Toyota's Christopher Yang calls the technology "a viable carbon-neutral option."
Enterprise Software Veteran Joins BackBox Board of Directors
by | Apr 28, 2023

Dallas-based network automation company BackBox announced that IT software industry leader Rita Selvaggi has joined its board of directors.

In a statement, Selvaggi expressed her belief that BackBox is a hidden gem for automating essential network tasks.

“BackBox may be the best-kept secret for automating network backups, single-click recovery, OS upgrades, and health checks,” she said....


Humach Adds 2 Veteran Executives to its Leadership Team

by | Apr 21, 2023

Humach has appointed two industry veterans to leadership roles to assist with its goal of providing seamless customer experiences for companies seeking efficiency in their AI and digital transformation,

The company is a North Texas-based customer service provider that blends human and machine-driven contact center capabilities. Founded in 1988, Humach offers call center solutions for impactful CX experiences....

Retailer JCPenney Adds Company Veteran to C-Suite as Chief Customer Officer
by | Apr 21, 2023

Plano-based retailer JCPenney has appointed company executive Katie Mullen as chief customer officer.

Previously JCPenney’s chief digital officer, Mullen will continue to oversee the company’s e-commerce strategy and omnichannel development, with an added emphasis on customer marketing, engagement, analytics, and more....

Toyota ‘Empact’ Vision Addresses Sustainability, EV Charging Equity in Underserved Communities
by | Apr 19, 2023
The Empact program seeks to address charging access, affordability, and carbon emission reduction. Plano-based Toyota North America said that Empact is based on the combination of 'environmental impact' and 'empowering action,' representing the efforts Toyota is making to design a more equitable and inclusive deployment strategy.
Plano-Based Tentacle Unveils AI Control Mapping Solution to Streamline Cybersecurity Management
by | Apr 18, 2023
Tentacle aims to help businesses say goodbye to the days of sifting through endless spreadsheets and documentation. Its new AI-fueled Control Mapping tool could streamline processes—and reduce headaches in cybersecurity management.

Frito-Lay and Quaker Debut Greenhouse Learning Center to Fast-Track Sustainable Packaging Innovation

by | Apr 4, 2023
Get ready for sustainable snacking—the PepsiCo companies are turning chip bags green, one package at a time. A first-of-its-kind Greenhouse Learning Center at Frito Lay's R&D headquarters in Plano aims for compostable packaging that never goes to waste.
Low Carbon Fuels Company Murex Adds Chief Financial Officer
by | Mar 31, 2023

Mauricio Ramirez has taken on the role of Chief Financial Officer at Murex LLC, a Plano-based company that specializes in marketing and logistics for low-carbon fuels....

Plano, Richardson Named Among ‘Best Cities to Live in America’
by | Mar 23, 2023
Just north of Dallas, Plano and Richardson are nestled together—and they share at least one thing in common. Both have been named among the "2023 Best Cities to Live in America" by Niche, a leading platform that connects students and families with colleges and schools.
Plano IT Consulting Firm Adds SVP of Digital Marketing
by | Mar 9, 2023

Plano-based IT consulting firm CG Infinity has hired Jeremy Leonard as senior vice president of digital marketing. Leonard will further the firm’s presence in the Denver metropolitan area, the company said.

The hiring accelerates the firm’s customers’ marketing transformation and customer-centric initiatives, CG Infinity said.

Successfully monetizing customer data

“Measuring ROI on marketing spend can be elusive....