Gary Hoover has served as a securities analyst for Citibank on Wall Street, worked as a buyer for Federated Department Stores, and headed up acquisitions and strategic planning for the Macys Department Stores Company. He founded BOOKSTOP which he would later sell to Barnes & Nobles where it became a cornerstone for their industry-dominating superstore chain. He founded Hoovers.com, the world’s largest Internet-based provider of information about enterprises., covered over 40,000 companies around the world. Gary served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. He has consulted, spoken to conferences, and worked to encourage entrepreneurial thinking on every continent and in every industry, for profit and not for profit.