LEADERSHIP TEAM

Fred Brown
Founder

Fred has over 27 years experience with two of the world’s largest global Management Consulting and Professional Services companies that provides Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations services.

Through his leadership experience over almost 3 decades, one of Fred’s greatest passions is to help enable people to perform at their highest potential which led him to launch Ignite MindShift.

Fred is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Management & Finance. He enjoys traveling with his wife and 3 children, photography (@places_to_see.things_to_do) and cycling.

Lanie Wingert
Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Lanie has 17 years experience in Change Mgmt, Human Performance, Training, HR, and Sales & Commercial Operations with one of the world’s largest global Management Consulting and Professional Services companies that provides Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations services. She was previously an adjunct Personal Finance Professor.

Lanie holds a BA in Psychology and MBA in Finance from Baylor University and is a Certified Life Coach. She enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling with her 2 daughters.

Lanie’s passion is to help people understand and utilize their strengths and interests to live their happiest and most successful life.

Matt Murphy
Advisor

Matt has a passion for growing businesses rooted in his experience over the last two decades building private equity funded companies and serving as a management consultant. He founded M Square Ventures, an advisory firm that partners with business owners at private companies, community banks, and family offices to catalyze action to realize their “top of the agenda” objectives. He co-founded Texas Next Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm focused on building and growing companies in Texas. Matt has served on variety of boards in president-level leadership positions.

Prior to his private equity career, Matt worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and Accenture where he served Fortune 100 companies. Matt earned a BA from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt is excited to be a part of Ignite MindShift and its mission to teach kids the important lessons in life that they do not learn in school.

Kevin McDorman
Innovation Advisor

Kevin has over 16 years of experience leading Transformation and Operations organizations at AT&T, a Fortune 10 corporation in communications, entertainment and technology. Kevin’s key passion includes fusing talent, mechanization, and strategic innovation. Other core functions include integrating new technology and operations across finance, mobility, entertainment and human resources.

Kevin also serves on AT&T’s Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council. He enjoys being a champion of people, where he develops strategies to unlock the potential of individuals at various points in their life.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and an MBA in International Business and Human Resources. He and his family are avid animal lovers and love to explore the world