Riley Simpson is a Management major from Dripping Springs, Texas. Leadership, organizational culture, and business strategy are a few of the things that light a fire in him. In a two year gap period before college Riley became a credentialed mediator, worked as an assistant director, event manager, and real estate agent, and started his own company. He has continued to seek opportunities to lead through serving his teams during his time at ACU. As President, Riley is committed to investing in each team member of Wildcat Ventures and bringing a culture of collaboration, creative problem solving, and savvy business decisions.
Camryn Eason is a Marketing and Management major from Keller, Texas. She began working with Wildcat Ventures as a data analyst at ARG in 2019. This year, she will serve as one of the Vice Presidents on the executive team. She is excited to work with the CEOs to help them develop new ideas on how to take their businesses to the next level.
Ale Ceniceros is a Marketing major from Coppell, Texas. Ale joined Wildcat Ventures because she believes it is way to gain valuable, real-world experience while in college. Ale is detail-oriented and strategic, she is excited to work alongside the CEOs to grow both the businesses and grow themselves into better leaders.
CEO of ARG
Ben Fridge is a Marketing and Management from Sugar Land, Texas. After leading former Wildcat Ventures business, Earthworks, he was selected as the CEO of marketing research firm, ARG. Ben is passionate about the vision the Executive team has created for Wildcat Ventures and hopes to serve the ACU community through work with a variety of departments on-campus.
CEO of Crossing Cafe
Emma Perkins is an accounting and pre-law major from Edmond, OK. In 2019, she served as a Student Leader for the Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership, and she is excited to gain more hands on experience this year as the CEO of the Crossing Cafe. Emma has always loved using food as a way of connecting with others, and she is excited to do this next year through the Crossing Cafe.
CEO of Wildcat Software
Steven Teel is a Finance and Marketing major from Houston, Texas. He first became involved with Wildcat Ventures when he was recommended by the current Vice President, Camryn Eason. This year, he has been selected as the Ceo of Wildcat Software because of his outstanding leadership qualities, optimistic attitude, and his creative attributes. He sees Wildcat Ventures as a business learning experience and a great way to learn more about leadership.
CEO of Purple Collar Tees
Maddy Crockett is an Accounting and Management major from Lubbock, Texas. In 2019, she gained valuable experience in the College of Business as a student worker and a student ambassador. This year, she will be serving Wildcat Ventures as the CEO of Purple Collar Tees. Maddy is enthusiastic, collaborative, and a go-getter when it comes to her work and her people. Teamwork and excellence are top values for her, and she appreciates the hands-on experience that Wildcat Ventures creates.
CEO of Purple Outfitters
Kennedy Barnett is a business management major with a focus on leadership and communications from Dallas, TX. This is her second year as Purple Outfitters CEO. She took over the company from Madie Hall after walking alongside her as she started it. Kennedy loves running Purple Outfitters, as it gives her the opportunity to put her leadership skills and strategic thinking into practice. She has a wonderful, collaborative team that she enjoys working with.
CEO of Right Hand Media
Tres Cox is a Marketing and Management major from Lewisville, TX. He is serving as the CEO of the newest venture, Right Hand Media. He has a passion for creativity and community, and his affinity for teamwork and competition brings a unique spark to the Wildcat Ventures team.