Strong Partnerships Lead to Results
We are looking to add to our growing list of partners.
When looking for new business partners, our philosophy is based on four important overlapping ingredients to success. We aim to provide opportunities for partners that align with our philosophy and have a business proposal that fits within our network.
Our Partnership Philosophy
Well-rounded success can only be achieved in the long-run by those that make a consistent effort to incorporate integrity into their decision making.
Knowledge compounds, which means that learned skills, perfected over the years, can be just as important as intelligence.
Hard work and a duty of responsibility can be a person’s most impactful attributes.
A person must put themselves in the best position to see opportunities and capitalize on them.
Joshua N. Terry, CFA
Founder and President, The Garden Group
Josh Terry is the Founder and President of The Garden Group, a family-owned diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas. The Garden Group consists of businesses across a variety of industries and includes Mars Services, a 2017 member of the Inc. 5000 and a two-time member of the SMU Cox Dallas 100 fastest growing private companies.
In 2011, Mr. Terry co-founded Acis Capital Management, LP, a below-investment grade fixed income asset manager, which he helped grow to $3.7 billion in assets under management prior to his departure in 2016. At Acis, Mr. Terry served as Portfolio Manager for all funds under management, including a two-time award-winning hedge fund. Other funds under management included collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and separate accounts, with assets primarily consisting of bank loans and structured products.
Mr. Terry was also previously Partner and Head of Trading and Structured Products at Highland Capital Management, where he served as a member of the Investment Committee and managed fixed income portfolios totaling over $10 billion in assets. He started his career at Stephens Inc. as an analyst in the investment banking division. Mr. Terry has over ten years of experience investing in a wide range of asset classes, including bank loans, high yield bonds, structured products, distressed investments, real estate, equities and derivatives. He also has a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and has made several start-up and small business investments over the past six years.
Mr. Terry currently serves on the Board of Governors and Finance Committee of Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Safety Committee of Friends of the Katy Trail. Mr. Terry received a BBA in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Baylor University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Terry lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their two young children.
Co-Founder and President, Mars Services
Charles serves as Co-Founder and President of Mars Services, and oversees the customer experience across all of Mars Services’ underlying businesses: Mars Carpet Cleaning, LLC, Mars Resurfacing, LLC, Mars Housekeeping, LLC, Mars Pest Control, LLC, Mars HVAC, Pluming and Electrical, LLC and Mars Maintenance and Make-Ready, LLC. Charles launched Mars Carpet Cleaning in 2011, and has since grown it into Mars Services, a one-stop services provider for its customers. Charles started working as a carpet cleaner in the multi-family industry in 1999, and has since worked at several companies, absorbing the knowledge and learning how to provide a market-leading customer experience. Charles has furthered his knowledge by taking courses through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) to be certified as a CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician) CRT (Color Repair Technician), RRT (Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician), RCT (Rug Cleaning Technician), UFT (Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician) and WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician). Charles is also an apprentice within the electrical, HVAC and plumbing industries. Charles is proud that Mars Services was recognized by SMU Cox as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at the 2016 Dallas 100 awards. Charles Marlow was born in Lakewood, California but grew up in the DFW area. He’s been married for 10+ years to his wife Hollie and they have 2 children Landon and Caitlin. He enjoys CrossFit after work hours and spending time with his family.