HomePlate was founded by a diverse team of entrepreneurs and athletes. Each member of our team has their own story about growing up with peanut butter, be it in their lunch box as a child or in the dugout as a minor league baseball player.
Our goal is to give you the nostalgic taste that you loved as a child, but made with simple, better-for-you ingredients, allowing you to feel right at home.
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Clint was the founder of Greenleaf Book Group -an Inc 500 Company and a leading publisher and book distributor. Clint sold the company in 2011 and recently left his active role. Clint (a CPA) sits on the University of Texas Libraries Board, blogs for lnc.com and CNN Money, and is a regular guest host on Fox Business Network. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc magazine, Fox, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Money magazine, Men’s Health, Forbes and Entrepreneur among others. Clint sits on corporate boards, is a NACD Governance Fellow, and speaks about personal finance and entrepreneurship across the country and internationally at conferences, seminars and schools.
Danny was a professional baseball player from 1996 – 2002, spending time at various professional levels with the Cleveland Indians and New York Mets. After concluding his baseball career Danny moved into the employee benefits space and co-founded Ball Peoples, one of Austin’s most successful benefits consulting firms.
Josh Beckett is a retired pitcher who played for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. While with the Marlins, Beckett won the 2003 World Series, and did it again with the Red Sox in 2007.
Ryan Scott Dempster is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Dempster is a two time All-Star and won the world series in 2013 with the Red Sox.
Brooks Kieschnick played six seasons in the major leagues for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies. Before he was drafted to the Cubs, he played for the University of Texas Longhorns. He is the only baseball player to win the Dick Howser Trophy twice.
Mike Lowell was a third baseman in the major league for 13 years for the New York Yankees, Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox. In 2007, he took the title of World Series MVP while with the Red Sox in a four-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies.
Marco Scutaro is an infielder that started playing in the major leagues with the New York Mets in 2002. He has also played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants. While with the Giants, Scutaro was named the MVP of the 2012 National League Championship Series.
John McDonald played in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. While he was mostly a shortstop, McDonald was a jack-of-all-trades, he could also step in for second base, third base, left field and even pitcher.