Deal Committee


Andrew Clark has more than 25 years experience in health care, technology, and energy-related fields. His corporate experience extends from roles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Compaq Computer, and Reliant Energy. Currently, he provides investments in and consulting to start-ups and early stage companies through the Houston Angel Network, where he is past president, and The Castell Group, where he is a principal. He has assisted numerous HTC clients and has been instrumental in the formation and raising of capital for early stage companies.  AndrewClark

Christy Luquire is an active Angel investor and member of the Houston Angel Network. Prior to moving back to Houston, Christy co-founded Lucid (, a venture-backed software company based in New Orleans, and served for five years as its CFO, managing all aspects of their finance and human resource functions during their massive growth. While in New Orleans, Christy served on the board of the New Orleans Angel Network ( and became an active angel investor and mentor to early-stage companies in the area.
Prior to Lucid, Christy was a VP within Wells Fargo’s investment bank, focused on foreign exchange and interest rate derivative sales. It was there where she initially became interested in start-ups – and how to finance their growth – through multiple entrepreneurial roles she held within the large company.
Christy has a BS in Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Wharton School of Business.

David Steakley is an Angel investor in Houston.  Mr. Steakley serves on the Board of Directors of a number of his portfolio companies including HeatGenie, Pervino, Inc.,  Salient  Pharmaceuticals and Vendor Safe.  He is Chairman of the Houston Angel Network.  Previously, Mr. Steakley was a Partner at Accenture, serving clients in the financial services industry, for almost 20 years.  Mr Steakley studied Mathematics and American Studies at Williams College.  Steakley_Picture
Rob Tucci is an active investor and eight year member, board member, and Life Sciences Chair at the Houston Angel Network. He is a member of the University of Houston’s Cougar Fund, serving as a judge and has lectured in the Bauer School of Business. At the $6.5M Texas Halo Fund, Rob serves on the managing Board of Directors and directs investments generally within the biotechnology, life sciences and energy sectors. He is the founder (1996) of Yardley Group, LLC, an active chemical development and export business serving South America. Rob has served as a judge at the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest. He is an investment adviser to the University of Texas Horizon Fund, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Molecular Match, Inc. and Houston Health Ventures, where he is also a founding member. Rob is also on the Board of Directors of Adient Medical, Inc. A chemist and MBA, Rob resides in Houston with his physician wife.  Tucci Press Photo

Bill Wheelock is a former ExxonMobil executive with experience in strategic planning, organizational development, process and quality management, IT and business systems, financial management, human resources, and operations. He has also worked for a small software company start-up, Systems Automation Technology (SAT) Corporation as well as Turner, Collie, and Braden Inc. Bill received his BS in Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy, MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester, and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. He is a member of the Board of Director of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches; a non-profit, non-partisan organization which hosts speakers on national, regional and local issues. He has been a member of the Houston Angel Network for three years and an investor and advisor/mentor in SURGE Accelerator companies.

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