Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, The DEC
In June, 2013 Trey launched the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build and grow businesses through training, education, mentorship, promotion, and capital investment. As Co-Founder and CEO, Trey leads strategy, vision, and drives the overall planning and development efforts for the DEC. Trey oversees the day-to-day operations of the DEC, including management of all areas of the business. Trey also works closely with the DEC staff to engage executives, mentors and other valuable experts within the Dallas community and across the country to maintain a strong and robust resource offering for DEC startups/members). Trey also holds the positions of the Chair of Startup America: Texas Region. Trey most recently led the turn-around and sale of Big Jump Media Inc. when he was added as Chief Executive Officer in July 2009. As CEO, Trey’s primary focus was guiding the global vision of the social media website(s) tangle.com and GodTube.com while overseeing all strategic, developmental, revenue-generating and expansion initiatives. Bowles has significant experience with building and running technology based media companies, beginning in 2001 when he helped build Morpheus – which had over 100 million downloads of its application in less than one year. Additionally, Trey helped build World Digital Media Group, which was the strategic investment between RadioShack, Dish Network (Echo Star) and Sirius Satellite Radio, with the primary objective of creating a new entertainment company built to utilize each medium for enhanced distribution. Trey lives in Dallas, TX with his bride and daughter and is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at SMU.