Jack Melton is Co-Founder & CEO of North American Solutions (NAS), an insurance and risk management services firm specializing in public and private schools. NAS was a start-up company in 1994, and under Jack’s leadership, has grown to serve more than 250 schools and colleges with more than $50 Million in annual premium. In 2015, NAS was named one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana where he received an accounting degree from McNeese State University, Jack started his career in the oil and gas industry before getting into insurance after a few years. His insurance career began with helping school employees with their retirement needs before he moved to the commercial side of working with schools and colleges. Jack’s perspective and experience of managing a company from start-up to an industry leader provides him the unique insight and experience to help others manage the challenges and pitfalls that frequently occur in business. He is a student of business strategy and management and his influences include Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, A.G. Lafley, Lee Iacocca, Harvey Mackay and Warren Buffett. Jack lives in Cypress, Texas with his wife Sharon. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading and the outdoors.