SAN ANTONIO—Doug Swanson knows Texas. For eight years, he was a commercial practitioner, based in San Antonio. And since 2009, he’s served as director of client services in the Central Texas markets for Thought Leader Xceligent.

That time span is important because it provides a unique perspective not only on the growth of the company but also on the changes that have taken place in the local market. To date, Swanson reports, the firm has planted flags in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, with Corpus Christi coming online in September and Houston in early 2015. All but Dallas and Houston are within Swanson’s direct oversight.

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