Southlake Consulting Firm Wetrich Group Announces New President

by | Mar 1, 2024

The Wetrich Group LLC, a Southlake-based comprehensive advisory and consulting firm focused on the healthcare industry, has appointed Carl Meyer as president, succeeding James G. Wetrich, effective immediately.

Meyer joined The Wetrich Group in 2013, and most recently was executive vice president, the firm said. Meyer said he’s honored in being chosen to lead The Wetrich Group, a firm celebrated for its over twenty years of excellence in overcoming challenges and unlocking growth opportunities for clients seeking transformative change....

DFW-Based RobotLAB Expands Distribution Agreement with LG Business Solutions
by | Feb 9, 2024
Last March, RobotLAB inked a deal with LG Business Solutions USA to expand deployment of LG's hospitality robots—including a restaurant servebot named ClOi. The new collaboration will make the entirety of LG’s robotics portfolio more widely available and tailored via RobotLAB’s network and expertise.
Southlake’s Rä Foods Adds 2 New Vice Presidents to Leadership Team
by | Feb 2, 2024
VP of Marketing Stephanie Browder and VP of Sales Christopher Williams will report to Rä Foods President Barry Didato, said the Southlake-based pioneer in food tech and functional foods.
RobotLAB Expands Lineup for ‘AI, Robotics & the Future of Work’ Summit at Its New Southlake HQ
by | Jul 10, 2023
RobotLAB CEO and Founder Elad Inbar says the summit will shed light on the advantages that robotics and AI bring to various industries. And lunch will be served on robots.

IKEA Is Opening a New Small-Format Store in Southlake, Its First in Texas

by | Jun 14, 2023
If you've walked through one of IKEA's two North Texas stores in Frisco or Grand Prairie, you know it's not just a stroll—it's a seemingly endless trek through maze-like aisles of Swedish-designed home goods, furniture, kitchen and bath displays, and more. Which makes the idea of a "small-format" IKEA store sound like the opposite of jumbo shrimp. But the new store coming to Southlake is one you might actually not get lost in.
Southlake’s Chef Holdings Inc. Announces CEO Transition, Hire of Food Industry Veteran
by | May 12, 2023

Southlake-based Chef Holdings Inc. has appointed Terence “Terry” O’Brien to succeed Mike Buccheri as chief executive officer under a board-approved succession plan. The appointment was effective Wednesday.

Chef Holdings is the parent company of CTI Foods LLC and Liguria Foods LLC.

“My work for CTI has been an extraordinary experience,” Buccheri said in a statement....

Likewize Adds Experienced Professional as EVP of Global Strategy
by | May 12, 2023

Andy Morris has been appointed executive vice president of global strategy at Southlake-based Likewize, a global provider of technology protection and support.

Morris will be responsible for strengthening the company’s global alliances and growing its sustainable subscription services. He will also drive the development of innovative, consumer-focused programs that will accelerate Likewize’s expansion in new markets....

Southlake’s Flagship Facility Services Acquires California Lab Services Company
by | May 9, 2023
Founded in 2008, Managed Lab Services delivers cutting-edge laboratory support solutions to keep labs operating optimally, including vendor-managed inventory, lab support, project management, and IT operations. Flagship said it also recently acquired Biotechnical Services, an independent lab services company that specializes in lab equipment repair, calibration, and maintenance.

New Charles Schwab Platform Seeks to Help DIY Investors with Thematic Investing

by | Jan 15, 2023

Thematic investing is an old, but growing trend that offers investors a way to profit from emerging trends they believe in and are passionate about, a report in International Business Daily said.

But IBD said, do-it-yourself investors can face obstacles when investing in themes. Westlake-based Charles Schwab is hoping to change that....

Sabre Corp., Conferma Pay Partner with Mastercard to Accelerate Virtual Cards
by | Nov 28, 2022
Sabre said the announcement builds on its August 2022 acquisition of Conferma Pay. It added that the collaboration with Mastercard is the next step in advancing Sabre's goal to create an open and independent travel payment ecosystem.
HeartSciences Pumps Life into Assessing Diastolic Dysfunction with New AI Patent
by | Sep 22, 2022
Southlake-based HeartSciences, which closed on a $6.375M IPO in June, applies AI-based technology to an ECG to detect cardiac dysfunction—one of the earliest signs of heart disease. The company says this can't be diagnosed by current conventional ECGs, making its MyoVista Wavelet ECG device a potential game changer. CEO Andrew Simpson says adding this diagnostic information to an ECG "addresses a significant unmet need in the market with an estimated 100 million-plus ECG tests performed annually in the U.S.A. alone."

With New Funding and CEO, This Southlake Biotech is Looking to Solve Kidney Disease

by | Feb 16, 2022
Renibus Therapeutics, which focuses on treatments for acute and chronic kidney diseases, announced closing a $35 million Series A funding round. Its new CEO, Frank Stonebanks, says "Renibus has arrived at a critical inflection point in its commitment to transform the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases."
Cellwize Closes $32M Series B Round To Bring in the Age of 5G
by | Nov 9, 2020
Cellwize, which has operations in Israel, Dallas, and Singapore, is behind a cloud-native platform that helps operators deploy 5G networks in a more efficient, scalable, and flexible way. 
Smart Offers: Sabre Partners With Google on AI-Powered Personalized Travel Tech
by | Nov 4, 2020
It’s not just next-generation technology for the travel market—it’s 'third-generation,' Southlake-based Sabre says. Launching in early 2021, the AI product is being called the industry’s first smart, scalable retail engine designed to customize offerings for travelers.
BPS Agriculture’s New Startup Is Using Tech to Help Farmers Reduce Environmental Impact and Stay Profitable
by | Sep 16, 2020
PureAcre, a subsidiary of Southlake-based BPS Agriculture, wants to significantly improve nutrient delivery and plant performance while solving challenges associated with large-scale farming.