Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Foundation
DeMoss holds professional certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a long-time member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a FINRA registered investment banker and is affiliated with Tanglewood Capital Partners, LLC, a Houston-based investment banking firm specializing in linking growing businesses in the energy-sector with debt and equity investors. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Chip began his career in the audit assurance and business consulting segments in the Houston office of the firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). PWC is now the world’s largest professional services firm and the largest of the “Big Four” accountancy firms. While at PWC, Chip specialized in clients associated with the real estate and energy sectors. Chip left PWC after five years to assume the controllership position for a master-plan community land developer in Central Florida. After obtaining his MS degree in Real Estate Development from MIT, Chip spent the next 15 years working for land development firms in California and Texas, where he developed a reputation for planning and executing complex multi-year and multi-phase real estate master-planned developments. He was involved in project management on a daily basis including working with city planners, development attorneys and city council members dealing with planning and zoning issues; state legislators and legislative attorneys in developing project-specific and state-wide land use regulations; state, federal and local community interest groups who either supported or opposed the planned development; and architects, engineers and consultants involved in project design, construction and marketing. In his work as an investment banker, he has performed extensive investment, cash-flow and valuation analysis and prepared and made numerous presentations to both clients and investors.