Just a little about us: here at cäk, we believe laughter and commonality can bond two strangers as friends. We laugh a lot around here, make really bad jokes, and probably act younger than we should. We fancy ourselves “power loungers”; not just outdoors… but outdoors in style. We spend our weekends on the patio at our favorite wineries, tailgating, or on the lake. So, we value a well-insulated cup to keep our drinks hot or cold. With that in mind, we came up with the idea for a stainless steel tumbler that would reflect our sense of humor. We had tried the other tumblers but we wanted a cup with a witty name and personality. We wanted a cup with balls…blue balls…n’ICE blue balls. But don’t be fooled. Our cäk is NO JOKE. We work hard and we play hard. Think you are a lot like us? We think so too!
Angela Pierce is currently the CFO for a software technology company and has more than 20 years of experience in crafting financial strategies. She has raised nearly half a billion dollars in capital and has led the financial analysis and diligence for more than a dozen M&A opportunities. She has led the finance teams for small and large, public and private companies. She supports multiple start up technology companies in a CFO capacity, most recently for a client’s sale to GoPro. She has been names Best CFO by the San Antonio Business Journal and Finance Monthly Magazine. Angela is a CPA and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote the book “20 Tips for Corporate Chicks” and speaks to women on what is needed to be successful in the work place.
In her diverse and consultative career, Frankie Guynes has provided strategic consultation, marketing plan development, and project/program rollout to many Fortune 500 companies. Over 20 years of sales and marketing experience means her contributions are imprinted in major marketing campaigns, e-commerce designs, employment branding campaigns, and product designs at several companies.
Frankie has a passion for community, togetherness, humor, and for drinks that don’t water down. Cäk was born form her desire to do inspired work and to bring friends together. Frankie is a University of North Texas alumni. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has a fantastic husband (see below) and two awesome teenagers.
Affectionately known as Crash, Steve Guynes has more than 20 years of experience in network design, development, and management. For most of his career, he was a principal network administrator at at&t mobility, being the SME of everything. When he isn’t outsmarting the rest of us, Steve spends his free time fixing stuff, racing motorcycles, and coaching youth soccer. Steve is a University of North Texas alumni. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He has a fantastic wife (who wrote this bio) and two busy teenagers.
Blaine Baker has a wide base of experience in sales, sound engineering, and client support. Previously as the Director for a sound engineering school at the renowned Arlyn Studios in Austin, he reported the highest sales and enrollment in the company. Prior to Arlyn, Blaine held numerous roles from head of engineering operations at a start-up technology company to positions managing client support and sales employees. Blaine is the cäk’s official photographer, unofficial lake guide, and our aficionado of all things awesome.
So, who’s running this place?!