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Biography

Jason is a financially trained business advisor and corporate strategist, experienced in emerging growth companies and companies operating primarily in the middle market in industries including tech-enabled services, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, health care, and communications. Jason’s background as an attorney, business advisor, economist, and as a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, provides him with deep knowledge in a number of business-critical areas including regulatory compliance, governmental relations, analytics, and corporate governance. Villalba’s legislative experience bringing together disparate constituencies to achieve a common objective provides a unique problem-solving facet to his skillset as a corporate advisor.

As a former financial analyst and economist for a local Fortune 100 business, Jason counts his “bottom-line” focus as one of his differentiating strengths.  Jason has been the primary legal advisor on over 150 M&A transactions, including public and private acquisitions for transactions ranging from $10 million to $1 billion. Likewise, Jason has advised several public companies on initial and follow-on public offerings, going-private transactions, divestitures, acquisitions, restructurings, and combinations of equals.

Jason is an experienced venture capital and private equity advisor having served for several years as the Chairman of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of the State Bar of Texas. Jason has been the lead advisor on over 200 venture capital transactions including various series preferred financings, restructurings, divestitures and acquisitions. Currently, Jason serves most frequently as a seasoned business advisor, partner and general counsel for companies that have engaged him for his strategic, corporate, and legal advice on matters spanning financing, litigation, government relations, executive compensation, and operations.

Other Info About Jason

Education

Law School

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1996

Undergraduate School

Baylor University, B.B.A., Finance & Economics, 1992

Bar Memberships

Jason is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Texas, 1996

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Legislator of the Year, Dallas Police Association

Legislator of the Year, Texas Realtors Association

Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas

Legislator of the Year, Texas Municipal Police Association

Legislator of the Year, Dallas Fire Association

Leadership Award, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

Leadership Award, American Cancer Society, Leadership Award, Texas Hospital Association

Patient Protection Award, Texas Medical Association

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Former Member of the Texas Legislature, 2013-2019

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Texas Business Law Foundation, Board Member

Dallas Zoo, Board Member

Dallas International School, Trustee

Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, Chairman of the Board

Hope Supply Company, Board Member

Dallas Grow South, Former Board Member an Secretary

City of Dallas Housing Finance Corporation, Former Board Member

Dallas County Citizens Elections Advisory Committee, Former Board Member

Uplift Education, Former Board Member

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Former Board Member

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