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Vance Howard

Founder + CEO

Vance Howard is a Huntsville native who bought the Cafe Texan building in 2020. With the Cafe Texan being the oldest family owned and operated cafe in Texas, Vance was immediately interested in the property after it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With space for offices, a cafe and a museum, Vance could see his passion project come to life.

Vance Howard began his professional money management career in 1992 with the formation of Chartered Financial Services, Inc. before founding Howard Capital Management, Inc., a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor, in 1999. Vance specializes in research, development, and the implementation of various types of trading systems.

Previously in 1988, Vance formed Delta Waste Services, a waste management firm which he sold in 1992. He was also the co-publisher of The Savvy Investor and the SI Intermediate-term Trader newsletter with subscribers in over 25 countries from 1992-1999.

Vance was elected four times to the Huntsville, Texas city council, and twice as mayor pro tem. He has served in various capacities over the years, including City Finance Chairman of Huntsville, Texas, Chairman of the 911 Emergency Service for Huntsville/Walker County, board member of Houston/Galveston Economic Development Council, and board member of the District 910 Legal Grievance Committee. Vance is a past President of the Huntsville Rotary Club and is still an active member.

Together with members of his family, he owns and operates the Bar C Ranch in Madisonville, Texas, specializing in registered longhorn cattle.