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Trent Simmons is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BESS Corporation, where he maintains responsibility of strategic direction, capital allocation and effective communication across an array of majority owned businesses. Trent maintains direct control of M&A sourcing, execution and investment management. Additionally, Trent leads family investment positions in real estate, minerals and securities. In conjunction with founding BESS, Trent has served over the past 10 years in every segment of business operations to include ranchland management, retail marketing, consumer sales, operations management and board of directors administration. He also spent 2 years as a professional Tri-Athlete and trained with TriSutto in Switzerland.
Trent graduated from University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business with a B.B.A in Business Administration and Management. He grew up in Dallas, TX, where he is now blessed to live with his wife and three children. He serves on the Finance Board of The Covenant School and is an active member of Providence Presbyterian Church.
Grant Farrell is the Chief Financial Officer of BESS Corporation. He is responsible for financial oversite, reporting and consolidated financial management for all of the portfolio subsidiaries. Grant maintains direct control of due diligence, valuation and negotiation responsibilities of potential acquisitions as well as financial and operational oversite of the existing portfolio of BESS. Additionally, Grant serves as the President of two portfolio companies owned or managed by BESS; Farrell & Hornberger, LLC and TriKnight, LLC. Prior to joining BESS, Grant started his career at KPMG serving in the audit & assurance practice and transaction services groups. He also spent over a decade providing business valuation opinions and litigation support services with a boutique and a national business valuation firm. Grant has amassed significant business valuation experience in professional sports and the oil and gas industries as well as intangible asset valuation expertise.
Grant graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers and an active member in various business performance groups throughout the DFW area. He grew up and lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and three sons. He serves in various functions at Watermark Community Church and The Covenant School.
Andrew Milton “Milt” Calloway is the Chief Operating Officer of BESS Corporation where he is responsible for daily oversight, performance measurement & reporting, and operational effectiveness of the BC portfolio of businesses. Milt is thoroughly involved with every stage of BESS Corp’s Mergers & Acquisitions process, including deal screening, investment due diligence, business valuation and corporate integration. Prior to joining BESS, Milt was an Associate for a lower market M&A advisory firm in Austin, TX, where he specialized in client due diligence, financial recasting, and investment marketing. Milt served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for over 5 years, where he was privileged to lead multiple high-performing teams in both corporate and combat environments worldwide. He achieved the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged in 2018.
Milt graduated with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Economics, and from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with an M.S. in Finance. He grew up on a small ranch near La Grange, TX, where he was blessed to establish a foundation of faith, community, and resourcefulness. Milt is an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas & St. Michael The Archangel in Houston, TX.
Andrew is a sales and customer relations professional with nearly a decade of experience managing non-profit and for-profit organizations. As Director of Business Development, he is primarily responsible for identifying and managing sales opportunities across the BESS portfolio. Andrew leverages a strong background in community building to exercise relationship based initiatives in support of customer care priorities. He started his career in the ministry in an executive pastor role where he oversaw all facets of church management, to include strategic planning and execution of ministry programs. After his time in the ministry, Andrew seized the opportunity to work with a start-up meat distributor and retail store where he established large wholesale accounts, implemented inventory tracking systems, and led the retail staff team. Andrew also served as Vice President of Sales at Tristar Producer Services, where he directed all sales, marketing, and customer relations, as well as company accounting and administrative functions. In his current role, Andrew manages sales and marketing strategies for all companies in the BESS Corp portfolio.
Andrew Graduated from University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business with a B.B.A in Business Administration and Management.