Gordy Bunch, Founder, President and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group and Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board, shares his story with Jose Palafox, founding member of Starfox Financial Services, as part of a series in interviewing business owners and highlighting entrepreneurs in our community.

Watch the interview on our YouTube channel:

The video interview includes questions and topics such as:

  • Tell us about the early days of The Woodlands Financial Group. (0:49)
  • Did you have a plan B? (2:04)
  • How did your business start and evolve after starting with $10,000? (2:50)
  • Is there anything that didn’t go as planned? (Business and Personal Finances, Savings) (3:14)
  • What would you do differently?  (7:26)
  • What did/do you look for when adding to your team? (9:13)
  • How do you keep your faith, but still be a successful businessman? (12:02)
  • Share what’s happening currently with The Woodlands Township. What do you see for the Township going forward? (Taxes, Incorporation Study, Hurricane Harvey, Debt, Covenants) (16:15)
  • Will incorporation make living in The Woodlands more expensive for residents? (20:58)
  • How will the future of The Woodlands be affect as the number and space for new homes decrease? (Real Estate, Redevelopment, Commercial Projects, Township Taxes) (25:42)
  • What upcoming economic developments can we expect in The Woodlands? (New Business, Sales Tax, Township Budget, Debt Redemption Fund, Performing Arts Theater, Museum, City Hall, Glade Cultural Center) (28:43)

Richard “Gordy” Bunch III is the Founder and CEO of TWFG and its associated companies which he started in The Woodlands, TX in 2001 with only $10,000 in capital. Today, TWFG Insurance is ranked #1 in both Texas and Louisiana, and with nearly 500 million in written premiums, is ranked 8th largest privately-owned independent insurance provider in the nation.

Gordy also serves as the elected Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board, and was named 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Gulf Coast Region. Gordy has been married to his wife Michelle for 22 years and, together, they have three incredible sons. They work together as a family to contribute to many local and national charities and organizations with both their time and financial support.

Learn more about Gordy Bunch and The Woodlands Financial Group at https://twfg.com/about.

Starfox Financial Services, LLC is a fiduciary advisor located in The Woodlands, Texas with a duty to act for the benefit of their clients above all else. Contact us today at (281) 764-8239!

Learn more about Starfox Financial Services at StarfoxFinancial.com.

Did you recently start your business or have been in operation for years? Thought about retirement or considered what the end game is for your business?

Jose Palafox, owner and managing member of Starfox Financial Services, shared how to create value in your business at a recent seminar captured in the video below:

In the video, Jose Palafox shared what you as a business owner need to be doing to add value to your business. Special thank you to Lone Star College and the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center for hosting the “Building Your Business For Retirement” seminar!

Discover the value of your business by using our FREE Business Valuation Tool online with the patented 7 step process at starfoxfinancial.bizequity.com.

Questions? Contact us today at  or email Jose Palafox at [email protected]

Jose Palafox​, founding member of Starfox Financial Services, interviews Bob Milner​ of TerBo Consulting Inc.​ as part of our entrepreneur series.

Bob Milner is a recently retired entrepreneur who teaches college and along with his wife, Teresa, runs a coaching and consulting practice – TerBo Consulting. He and his wife Teresa, live in The Woodlands, Texas along with their 5 dogs. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. He has earned a BS in Business, a MBA, and completed 2 years of class work towards his PhD in Organizational Development and Executive Leadership.

Serving 7 years as a decorated airman in the United States Air Force, Bob has spent the last 25 years leading luxury vehicle operations at a corporate level for 2 large public automotive retailers and as a managing partner and dealer. The primary focus of his career has been turning around under-performing operations by building a strong customer-centric, culture driven, performance-based team and getting out their way. He and his wife enjoy playing golf, traveling, and serving in the community.

As a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, he and his wife are active philanthropic leaders in the Montgomery County community. He is an Adjunct Professor at LoneStar College and currently serves on the Board of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Leadership Advisory Council for Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands, Executive Advisory Council for The Interfaith of The Woodlands, Advisory Council for The Woodlands Luxury Alliance, the Glade Arts Foundation, and the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers. He is also a past board member of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership and the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Accenture Executive Leadership Development program and the Thayer Leadership Development Group Executive Leadership Academy at West Point Military Academy.

Learn more about Bob Milner and TerBo Consulting at www.terboconsulting.com or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TerBo-Consulting-Inc-447134262410795/.

Jose Palafox, founding member of Starfox Financial Services LLC, interviews Dragos Tapu, founder of Glade Arts Foundation and Glade Gallery, as part of our entrepreneur series.

Following a twenty-year corporate marketing career in the technology industry, Dragos Tapu is returning to his roots. Raised in a family with deep European heritage in fine arts, Dragos followed his father’s footsteps in studying art and later architecture. In 2015 Dragos opened Glade Gallery, the first fine arts gallery in The Woodlands, TX where he continues to bring the finest global expressions of contemporary figurative art to The Woodlands.

As a longtime resident of The Woodlands, Dragos Tapu expands on the community artistic legacy by co-founding Glade Arts Foundation.

The Museum at Glade Arts Foundation, is The Woodlands’ first museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. The museum aspires to play a leading role in modern art in the community. Hosting a comprehensive permanent collection of world renowned artist David Adickes in addition to frequently changing exhibits from unique contemporary local and international fine artists to one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality installations designed by acclaimed artists and institutions.

Glade Arts Foundation museum plans to bridge the relationship between artistic questions and wider societal issues, between the regional and international, artists and public, tradition and innovation, reflection and presentation.

Learn more about the Glade Arts Foundation, Glade Cultural Center and Glade Gallery at https://gladeartsfoundation.org.

Starfox Financial Services talks with Henri Paul Jewelers as part of our series in interviewing Small Business owners and highlighting Entrepreneurs in our community.

Pascal Henri Paul Asien’s love of jewelry began at the young age of 16 where he began his studies at the Institut De Bijouterie in Saumur, France. At age 19 upon completion of his education he became a certified jeweler. Taking a job with a large French jewelry company he was relocated to Laredo Texas in 1985. in 1997 Pascal moved his wife and 3 sons to Houston to pursue his dream.

Throughout the years he has directed custom departments in some of the most well known and luxurious Jewelry companies Houston has to offer. Through passion for his craft and a love for the art of design and creation he continues to provide a one of a kind experience to every one of a kind piece he creates. Learn more Henri Paul Jewelers with HenriPaulJewelers.com.

Follow Henri Paul Jewelers on:
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/HenriPaulJewelers/
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/henripauljewelers/
PINTEREST https://www.pinterest.com/henripauljewele/

Starfox Financial Services, LLC. is a fiduciary advisor with a duty to act for the benefit of our clients above all else. Our clients receive our undivided loyalty and effort. Contact us today to learn more about us and how we can help you at (281) 764-8239.

How can I save for school? Jose Palafox of Starfox Financial Services shares tips on saving money for your children’s college.

“We all know it’s completely expensive today to send somebody to college. Being that I have five kids I know this very well,” shares Jose Palafox, owner and managing partner of Starfox Financial Services, LLC.

“And a lot of times we have to make sure we put money away for college for those kids. But here’s the thing that I’ve also found. The story that I like to tell a lot of my clients is that you are saving for college, you don’t have to necessarily have to save it in a ‘college account’ as people like to do. Although that is important and it can help – it can even help some on taxes.”

“Here is a question that I have or a lot of people. If you put the money in the kid’s name, and it becomes their account when they become 18 or 21 – depending on the state you are in, the question is what is that kid going to do with it at age 18 or 21?”

Jose Palafox shared his experience in the video above about a high school friend that received funds at 18 and what happened soon after having access to the account.

“It’s ok to save for college. Just make sure it’s something that kids can’t control – because they may not use it for college.”

“One of the things we do at Starfox is to always access risk. What’s the risk in the situation that we are putting you in – the investments that we are putting you in?  In this case, so many people forget that when you are 18, you have a different mindset than at 30, 40 or 50 years old – and not as responsible as 18.”

Questions? Contact Jose Palafox at [email protected] or visit https://starfoxfinancial.com/contact-us/

Starfox Financial Services, LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with a focus on serving the unique needs of the high net worth investor. Because we are an independent RIA, we are able to offer wealth building tools and advice without bias or conflict of interest.

Going through a divorce? Be sure to talk to a financial advisor!

Jose Palafox of Starfox Financial Services explains why you should talk with a financial advisor if you are going through a divorce to make plans and move forward. Questions? Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (281)764-8239.

Jose Palafox of Starfox Financial Services interviews local business owner, Dr. Marshall Guy of Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, and talks about how to run a successful business.

Watch the video on the Starfox Financial Services YouTube Channel here.

Learn more about Dr. Guy at DrGuyFacialPlastics.com

Have a question about your finances? Are you a business owner that needs a trustworthy financial advisor? Contact us today here.

Learn more about Jose Palafox and our team. 

 

Faith. Family. Finance.

We believe achieving success in finance won’t matter without the richness by faith and family.

Jose Palafox, the managing member of Starfox Financial Services, shares the importance behind the slogan, “Faith. Family. Finance”:
“I’ve found over the years…a lot of people who were hurting, and though they have a lot of money, they aren’t happy or their life isn’t going so well. Sure, they can pay for everything they want and need, but inside, they’re hurting. So I believe that in life, if you [need] a faith that you can live your life by, and family that’s by your side – because friends will come and go, acquaintances will come and go, businesses will come and go. But your family is always there. So to me, putting those in perspective [is] very important, on how we run our company and how we treat our employees, how we treat our clients. Everything is faith first, family, and then finance. And we live that.”

Starfox Financial Services, LLC. is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with a focus on serving the unique needs of the high net worth investor. Because we are an independent RIA, we are able to offer wealth building tools and advice without bias or conflict of interest.

Contact us to learn more about our team and how we can help at  (281)764-8239 or by email at [email protected]