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Steve Van Ooteghem

Managing Chair

Steve brings a unique perspective to his role as Houston C12 Area Chair having been a member of one of the three original C12 groups founded in the Tampa Bay area by Buck Jacobs several years ago. Steve was privileged to learn firsthand the profound impact C12 concepts can have on a business Owner/CEO trying to operate successfully according to Biblical principles in the marketplace.

 

After launching a business in 1994 that grew rapidly, Steve began to feel the pressures felt experienced by all business owners. Steve wished for a Christian mentoring/sharing group of trusted advisors for the support, education and encouragement he needed to expand his business in a way that was both God-honoring and financially successful.  God brought C12 into Steve’s life in His own unique way (ask Steve about it sometime).  Having relocated to Houston, Steve now desires to provide other Christian chief executives with the knowledge, wisdom, and guidance that enabled him to grow in business performance and eternal fruitfulness.

 

Following college graduation, Steve served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the 1st Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  He later earned an MBA from Indiana University and had a successful 20-year corporate career leading to a position as Regional Vice President for a $250 million public company, Convergent Technologies, Inc.

 

Steve then went on to build a 21-year career as professional motivational speaker, author and business owner by founding Universal Seminars of America, Inc.  His wife of 40 years, Carolyn, has been Steve’s trusted business partner, and best friend.  They have three grown sons together and enjoy serving their church.

 

Steve’s life verse is: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thes 5:16-18).

Kent Major

Managing Chair

Prior to joining C12, Kent held leadership roles for over 20 years in telecommunications and technology companies.  He served as President of Alpheus Communications for 7 years, leading a period of rapid and profitable growth as Alpheus expanded its footprint of metro fiber networks and data centers.  During his tenure, annual revenue grew from $18M to $62M and the enterprise value increased by $142M.  Kent has also served in various leadership roles at SBC Communications (now AT&T), Oracle Corp, and Compaq Computer (now HP).

Kent’s passion is to help business leaders integrate and transform the key areas of life:  work, family, and faith.  His personal mission statement is to glorify God by effectively stewarding his talents, time, and resources in order to provide maximum service to others. 

Kent and Caroline, his wife and best friend for 25 years, have seven children and live in the Houston area.  Kent has a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, an MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and started a Ph.D. at Stanford Business School before launching his corporate career.    

Steve brings a unique perspective to his role as Houston C12 Area Chair having been a member of one of the three original C12 groups founded in the Tampa Bay area by Buck Jacobs several years ago. Steve was privileged to learn firsthand the profound impact C12 concepts can have on a business Owner/CEO trying to operate successfully according to Biblical principles in the marketplace.

 

After launching a business in 1994 that grew rapidly, Steve began to feel the pressures felt experienced by all business owners. Steve wished for a Christian mentoring/sharing group of trusted advisors for the support, education and encouragement he needed to expand his business in a way that was both God-honoring and financially successful.  God brought C12 into Steve’s life in His own unique way (ask Steve about it sometime).  Having relocated to Houston, Steve now desires to provide other Christian chief executives with the knowledge, wisdom, and guidance that enabled him to grow in business performance and eternal fruitfulness.

 

Following college graduation, Steve served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the 1st Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  He later earned an MBA from Indiana University and had a successful 20-year corporate career leading to a position as Regional Vice President for a $250 million public company, Convergent Technologies, Inc.

 

Steve then went on to build a 21-year career as professional motivational speaker, author and business owner by founding Universal Seminars of America, Inc.  His wife of 40 years, Carolyn, has been Steve’s trusted business partner, and best friend.  They have three grown sons together and enjoy serving their church.

 

Steve’s life verse is: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thes 5:16-18).

Prior to joining C12, Kent held leadership roles for over 20 years in telecommunications and technology companies.  He served as President of Alpheus Communications for 7 years, leading a period of rapid and profitable growth as Alpheus expanded its footprint of metro fiber networks and data centers.  During his tenure, annual revenue grew from $18M to $62M and the enterprise value increased by $142M.  Kent has also served in various leadership roles at SBC Communications (now AT&T), Oracle Corp, and Compaq Computer (now HP).

Kent’s passion is to help business leaders integrate and transform the key areas of life:  work, family, and faith.  His personal mission statement is to glorify God by effectively stewarding his talents, time, and resources in order to provide maximum service to others. 

Kent and Caroline, his wife and best friend for 25 years, have seven children and live in the Houston area.  Kent has a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, an MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and started a Ph.D. at Stanford Business School before launching his corporate career.    

Our Members Say It Best

C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

Houston - TBD
TBD

Chair:

Kent Major

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

TBD - TBD TBD each month

Location:

TBD
TBD
Houston, Texas
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Gulf Winds Key Players Meeting
Gulf Winds

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

Key Player Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 3rd Monday each month

Location:

Gulf Winds
411 Brisbane St, Houston, TX 77061
Houston, TX 77061
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Houston - 2nd Wednesday CEO
Executive offices

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 2nd Wednesdays each month

Location:

Executive offices
4635 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 210, Houston, Tx 77027
Houston, TX 77027
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C12 Executive Board Meeting - 2nd Tuesday
Residence Inn by Marriott Houston

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

Key Player Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM 2nd Tuesday each month

Location:

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston
1550 Barker Cypress Road
Houston, TX 77084
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C12 Executive Board Meeting - 2nd Thursday
The Preserve

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

Key Player Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM 2nd Thursday each month

Location:

The Preserve
2040 North Loop West Freeway, Bldg #2040 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77018
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C12 Executive Board Meeting - 3rd Tuesday
Emerus Inc.

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM 3rd Tuesday each month

Location:

Emerus Inc.
8686 New Trails Drive
Woodlands, TX 77381
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C12 Executive Board Meeting - 3rd Thursday
The Preserve

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM 3rd Thursday each month

Location:

The Preserve
4635 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 210
Houston, TX 77027
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