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OvareGroup CEO joins Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Council

November 15, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA – Jordan Reber, Chairman and CEO of OvareGroup, has joined the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Reber, a military veteran and UT alum, brings over 20 years of global business experience to the council having served as a public company executive, board director and expat. UT is a premier research university and the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center (HKEC) is at the center of innovative thought in business. It is the cornerstone of strategic innovation at the McCombs School of Business at UT. Reber’s council membership is rooted in serving the current entrepreneurs at McCombs and bringing outstanding innovation back to OvareGroup and its various businesses.  

Jordan says, “We rely on strategic innovation to serve our clients and we strive to stay connected to the centers of thought where strategic innovation happens. We hope to serve the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center with our experience but also to learn from new entrepreneurs who use the center as a place that cultures innovation. We are thrilled to be part of something that is a non-stop generator of ideas and a place that fosters diverse thought and supports entrepreneurial risk-taking in business. I look forward to witnessing these minds at work and bringing the energy of HKEC back to the OvareGroup.” 

Professor Luis Martins, director of the HKEC and the Herb Kelleher Chair of Entrepreneurship at UT, agrees, “the HKEC offers students with an entrepreneurial spirit a chance to work one-on-one with business trailblazers. We are proud to provide these young minds visibility to leaders in the business world. Jordan Reber and other members of the Advisory Council will see firsthand the inspired innovations coming from these future leaders. We’re excited to have Jordan; he is a strong addition to our roster.” 

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Council is a diverse group of professionals who utilize their specialized expertise to provide strategic advice on programming to the council chair and the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center. Members offer foundational support for conceptualizing and launching new programs that assist budding entrepreneurs in all majors at the university. Council membership also provides opportunities to engage with students as mentors, guest speakers, and competition judges.