In 2008 Chuck McCoy founded the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN), to serve as an advocate for the investor community eager to connect angel capital and aspiring entrepreneurs. Since that time, he has guided countless investors and entrepreneurs as NTAN’s Executive Director from 2008 through 2019, resulting in excess of $10 million in capital invested and many early stage company successes. Chuck has had more than 25 years’ experience in the software business, initially with Arthur Andersen and subsequently as an independent product developer for large companies such as AT&T, E-Systems and MCI. With an accounting background and extensive sales experience, he has helped multiple businesses grow through M&A as well as new product roll out. He has served as Director of Commercialization Programs at the North Texas RCIC and helped the Texas Emerging Technology Fund become an important funding source for technology start-ups. He holds a BBA from Oklahoma City University, an MS (Economics) from Oklahoma State University, and is a veteran of the US Army (A Battery, 6th Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery, 1968).