January 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27790.mp3 Bryan Mattimore - Co-Founder and Chief Idea Guy at Growth Engine Company [caption id="attachment_11327" align="alignright" width="192"] Bryan Mattimore[/caption] Bryan Mattimore is the  co-founder of the Growth Engine Company, where they use a whole-brain approach to identifying opportunities and potential, and help teams successfully launch products and services. Before co-founding the Growth Engine Co. in 1999, he founded and served as president of the Mattimore Group, an 18-year-old creativity consulting company. Throughout his career Bryan has facilitated more than 1000 marketing, sales, and business strategy ideation sessions. Bryan has also served as a leader of focus groups and large and successful innovative projects. His latest book, Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs, presents tested and validated processes for innovation and leadership. Bryan is also the author of 99% Inspiration: Tips, Tales, and Techniques for Liberating Your Business Creativity.   Timothy Padden - CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar [caption id="attachment_11329" align="alignright" width="196"] Timothy Padden[/caption] Timothy Padden is the CEO and Founder at Revolve Solar, a company devoted to providing solutions for solar power alternatives. Through harvesting the natural powers of the sun, Timothy's family-driven company provides products and services that harness solar energy. Timothy is also the founder of USA Dropship, a warehousing and logistic distribution center serving customers in the U.S and abroad. He has experience in sales, marketing, distribution, and product sourcing. Timothy has also owned and operated factories in Africa and Mexico as they provided goods for American and Canadian markets.  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27788.mp3 Scott McGregor - Advisor, Co-founder, Consultant and Executive to Tech Start-ups [caption id="attachment_11287" align="alignright" width="180"] Scott McGregor[/caption] Scott McGregor has a passion for turning raw technologies into products and helping start-ups achieve success. He is an advisor and executive coach, using his experience as an executive and business co-founder. Scott is also the co-inventor of Web Conferencing for the Placeware Web Conferencing Center (AKA Microsoft Live Meeting). His experience in Silicon Valley helps his guide clients through their own technical leadership roles, and Scott shares his enthusiasm as a speaker on topics including innovation, start-ups, and product design. He is also the past President and Co-founder of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Software Design.   Cassius Butts - SBA Southern Regional Administrator http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27787.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11324" align="alignright" width="162"] Cassius Butts[/caption] Cassius Butts was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011 to the post of SBA Regional Administrator. In this position he is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With his leadership skills he has been able to manage oversight of three record breaking years and help businesses in his region receive SBA-backed financing, in amounts close to $12 billion. Before this position, Cassius worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has help leadership positions for Bank of America, Fleet Bank, and the City of Atlanta. He also brings to the SBA experience as a small business owner himself as the co-founder of CB Consulting Group, LLC. To attend the SBA State of the Region in person, or to listen live, click here!    ...