ROBERTO CORTEZ

Roberto Cortez brings twenty years of experience, including seventeen years of experience providing assistance to creditors and other parties in bankruptcies, restructurings, turnarounds, liquidations and related matters and three years in a financial services audit practice.

His turnaround experience includes analysis of troubled and under-performing companies; preparation and evaluation of business and restructuring plans; development and assessment of cash management and reporting systems; assistance with formulation of projections; analysis of debt capacity; and a variety of related assistance.  In addition, Mr. Cortez has directed and/or participated in forensic investigations, litigation projects, dispute analysis and other special projects during his career.

Roberto is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer, his brother Ernesto is an active duty U.S. Army Colonel, his father Enrique is a D.O.D. physician at Fort Hood and his daughter Gabi is a fervent supporter of all things military.

He is a former board member of the Dallas Opera and currently the North Texas Citizenship Impact leader for Deloitte.

BRYAN FOSTER

As a director in the Discovery practice of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Bryan assists legal counsel in managing and conducting eDiscovery readiness, discovery compliance projects, and contracts review. He has extensive experience and provides services pertaining to legal department operations and technology, litigation support, records management, contract management, class action and mass tort claims analysis and processing, and bankruptcy claims administration.

Bryan Foster served in the US Army. 

MATTHEW FREDERICK

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Matt completed his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University before being recruited and hired as a project manager by Williams Companies in Houston, Texas where he quickly rose through the ranks to lead a pipeline business unit.  Matt co-founded with a group of other veterans Honor Capital, a for-profit social impact business.  His vision is to establish and operate food stores to bring fresh healthy groceries to underserved communities throughout the nation to bring create equitable access to fresh and healthy foods.  He leads “The Impact Program,” a veteran hiring initiative to recruit, train and empower veterans to be operational leaders as well Project Development and Community engagement initiatives with Honor Capital.

Additionally, Matt co-founded and serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Combed Arms as a volunteer.  Combined Arms is a community based collaboration platform that syncs efforts across the Veteran Service Organization in the Houston metroplex with the goal that acts as the Transition Center for veterans returning to Houston post active service.  They do this by creating efficiencies across the portfolio of services, a technology platform that tracks inputs and outcomes and holds member organizations accountable to their mission to drive best practices to better serve veterans needing services.

Matt also co-founded and volunteers as a director of Houston Veterans in Business (HVB).  HVB is an innovative platform that brings veterans together. HVB hosts weekly events and workshops that assist veterans in translating their extensive skills and experience from the military to that of the civilian workforce. 

Finally, volunteers as a board member for the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA), the largest network of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the State of Texas.  As a volunteer board member, Matt continues leads efforts focusing on internal program and process improvement and resource development for the growing organization.

Matt Frederick earned his degree and commission from the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with Regimental Combat Team 5 as an infantry commander and Battalion Landing Team 1/4.  His military decorations include Navy and Marine Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Achievement Medals, and numerous other medals and honors.

LTG STEVEN HUMMER

Born on 1 July 1952 in Pennsylvania as the son of a US Marine veteran, Lieutenant General Hummer retired from the US Marine Corps on 1 Aug 2015 after 41 years of active service.  After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970, and an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1973, Lieutenant General Hummer was commissioned following graduation from Albright College, PA, in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology.

His assignments in the operating forces included: Rifle Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Commander and Regimental Commander within 1st Marine Division; Chief of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command; Director of Operations, US Forces-Iraq; and Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, US Africa Command.  Lieutenant General Hummer participated in combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Supporting establishment duties included: Ceremonial Company Commander, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C; Commanding General, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Pacific; Chief of Staff, US Special Operations Command; and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Forces North. 

Lieutenant General Hummer is a graduate of several schools within the Marine Corps University; and earned a master’s degree in International Security Studies from the Air War College.  

His decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Combat “V”, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and other personal awards and decorations. 

Lieutenant General Hummer currently serves as a Senior Mentor to the US Marine Corps and a Senior Fellow to National Defense University, providing guidance, training and education. 

Lieutenant General Hummer and his wife, Sheri, reside in The Woodlands, Texas.