Jonathan is a founder of 1-800 Contacts (sold for $900 million in 2012 and acquired by KKR in 2020 for $3.1 billion) and a producer of the film Napoleon Dynamite. Under Jonathan’s 22-year leadership at 1-800 Contacts, the brand achieved a record Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 80. Jonathan describes the common thread in his accomplishments as “working with great teams that solve hard problems and create delightful customer experiences.”
Mr. Subotky is Partner and Portfolio Manager at Yacktman Asset Management. He joined the firm in 2001, having previously worked at a family office and as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Subotky received a bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Brigham Young University. Jason is a co-manager for AMG Yacktman Focused Fund, AMG Yacktman Fund, and AMG Yacktman Global Fund. Jason is a member of the Management Committee.
Eddie Margain is the Co-Founder and Alternate Governor of Austin FC. Eddie also serves as Managing Partner & Founder of Pixiu Investments, which he founded in 2010. Pixiu focuses on commercial real estate, oil & gas, and local businesses. Current investments include the historic Scarbrough Building, apparel maker Outdoor Voices and cancer vaccine maker Elios Therapeutics.
Prior to moving to Austin in 2009, Eddie founded several successful technology ventures in his native Mexico, including Brightstar Retail (Microsoft distributor) and Momentum Mobile Phones (manufacturing) and worked in the finance group at Vitro (one of the world’s largest glass producers). Eddie began his entrepreneurial journey during college, when he founded his first company, an internet access provider called Solisi.
He and his wife Lorena are passionate champions of their adopted hometown of Austin. They are major supporters of The Contemporary Austin, Thinkery, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Waller Creek Conservancy, and HeartGift. Eddie serves on the board of the Greater Austin Crime Commission and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs.
Eddie was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He earned his engineering degree in Information Systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. He and Lorena love living in Austin with their three children.