May 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29679.mp3 Howard Love - Founder/CEO of LoveToKnow, Angel Investor and The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success [caption id="attachment_17621" align="alignright" width="210"] Howard Love[/caption] Howard has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, and during that time has founded or co-founded 15 companies. In addition to starting companies, he invests in early stage ventures and has made over 50 such investments, usually specializing in the consumer Internet and mobile sectors. Howard also is Founder & CEO of LoveToKnow Corp, a digital publishing firm with over 30 million monthly visitors. LoveToKnow's primary media properties are LoveToKnow.com, YourDictionary.com, and GolfLink.com. He has led several of these companies himself as well as advising many others. Howard served on numerous public and private company boards and is currently on the boards of directors of FlexJobs, Dealbase, HotelTonight, 10 Foot Wave, and Knowingly. He has lived in Silicon Valley for the past twenty-five years.   David Hyner - Inspiring Motivational Speaker [caption id="attachment_17623" align="alignright" width="210"] David Hyner[/caption] David Hyner is a renowned professional speaker and director of Stretch Development LTD and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. In 2000, David created Stretch Development, a research based training provider to the corporate and education sectors. Since then, he has held face to face interviews with some of the words highest achievers and most effective people from the world of sport, music, arts, politics and enterprise. This research has enabled David to understand how people achieve at the highest possible level and fulfill their potential to the maximum. From this research, David has presented hundreds of keynote deliveries, keeping the audience gripped from beginning to end. He speaks to approximately 30,000 young adults each year. David has also hosted various shows around the topic of positive thinking, on BBC Radio. In addition, he has been a lead and featured author in many published and self-published works including a credit as a featured author in Judy Barber’s, Amazon best selling coaching book ‘Good Question.’ David has also raised nearly £500,000 for various charities including organizing a charity trek for over 80 people along the Great Wall of China.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29673.mp3 Warren Wilson - Inventor of BetterBlocks and Invention Educator  [caption id="attachment_17618" align="alignright" width="140"] Warren Wilson[/caption] Warren Wilson shares his story of how he went from facing bankruptcy, to having an idea in his back shed, to making it into a bestselling international product. This product was BetterBlocks, a children’s building block. Like so many products that we now take for granted, he invented BetterBlocks out of necessity. Warren needed to make money to get out of the dire financial situation he found himself in. Luckily to his surprise, BetterBlocks turned into a $45 million idea. Commercially-speaking it was his biggest success. In its prime, it gave Lego Corporation a bit of a headache. At first he didn’t know what to think: was he a smart cookie? A one-hit wonder? Or just failure who got lucky? Over the years he has seen many far better ideas than BetterBlocks fall by the wayside. The question is ‘Why did these inventors who had more money, better patents and better business plans than I fail to get their ideas off the ground?’ This question intrigued Warren so much that he spent the last 10 years researching why only 1 in 600 patents are ever successfully commercialized and why 99 out of 100 businesses fail in the first 5 years. And he tells you how to succeed!   Chris Haddon - Owner of Hard Money Bankers and Author of The Whiteboard: Go From Blank Canvas to a Productive, Leveraged & Highly-Profitable Business [caption id="attachment_17645" align="alignright" width="196"] Chris Haddon[/caption] Chris Haddon began his career in real estate finance with SunTrust Bank where he learned the business of lending, real estate, personal and commercial finance. This base of knowledge combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive business connections led him to found a real estate lending firm called Hard Money Bankers, LLC. Chris’ roles with Hard Money Bankers include partner, loan originator and underwriter. He realizes that every private money scenario is different and requires the expertise of an experienced investor. His goal with their borrower and broker partners is to be a valuable resource, available for advice on any type of transaction. His first book, The Whiteboard, describes not only a useful tool, but a powerful metaphor. This new “blank canvas” approach to business is changing how people and companies are executing and thriving in today’s world. In the book, co-author Jason Balin and Chris show you how you too can “whiteboard” your way to a productive and highly profitable business.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29664.mp3 Randy Long -  Selling a Business Guru, Author of The BraveHeart Exit: 7 Steps to Your Family Business Legacy and CEO of Long Business Advisors, LLC [caption id="attachment_17614" align="alignright" width="171"] Randy Long[/caption] Randy is CEO of Long Business Advisors, LLC, creator of the BraveHeart Planning Process and author of the upcoming book, The BraveHeart Exit, 7 Steps to Creating Your Family Business Legacy.   His unique business perspective, built upon an extensive background of more than 30 years of experience in law and finance, enables him to help business owners build and transition or sell their business, allowing them to create a family business legacy. A graduate of Liberty University and the San Joaquin College of Law, Randy has practiced law in the areas of estate planning and business planning since1989. In addition, he earned his certified financial planner (CFP) professional designation from the University of Southern California and has owned a wealth management firm since 1985.  He is a member of WealthCounsel, Financial Planning Association, Business Enterprise, Inc. and the California Bar. For the past 25 years, he has served as a trustee and board member for several national Christian non-profit organizations. Randy understands the importance of family: he and his wife, Lydia, have five children. His firsthand knowledge of growing his own family business places him in an ideal position to help others. You can read more about the Long family story here.   Steve Martini - Multiple New York Times Best Seller and Author of Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel [caption id="attachment_17699" align="alignright" width="167"] Steve Martini[/caption] Steve Martini was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area and Southern California. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Martini’s first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues, before gaining his law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. In 1974 he entered private law practice in California where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his law career he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer. In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction. "Compelling Evidence," the novel that introduced attorney Paul Madriani, was published by Putnam in 1992. A national bestseller, that novel earned Martini a critical and popular following.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty One. Hope you enjoy! A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!" Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon" Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die" and now Chapter Thirty One, "The Subpoenas Go Out Today" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29659.mp3 Leon Streete - Lead Generation Coach, Speaker and Award Winning Podcast Host [caption id="attachment_17604" align="alignright" width="210"] Leon Streete[/caption] Leon Streete is the “Lead Generation Coach” and Founder of Young Cow Ltd, which has been established to assist small businesses with Digital Marketing Strategy, which is where Leon’s passion lies. The company name is very close to Leon’s heart and reflects both fresh and new ideas whilst being ingrained into his history with 20 years of marketing experience. Leon is also the co-host of Small Business Elevation Podcast and Your Business Focus Group Podcast, both of which are great examples of Leon’s purpose in teaching people how to be more successful with marketing their businesses. In 2015 Leon won the Coveted “Best UK Business Podcast Award” and continues to inspire and teach others. He regularly shares the stage as a speaker on the topics of “Sales Funnels” and “Digital Marketing” with the likes of Sharon Lechter, Don Green, Ingrid Vanderveldt and more.   Aaron Jay Lev - Rock Star Online Marketing Expert and Lead Funnel Creator [caption id="attachment_17611" align="alignright" width="210"] Aaron Jay Lev[/caption] Aaron likes to help companies and individuals promote themselves in social media networks, engage people on websites and landing pages and create lead funnels to generate sales. He runs Fire Nerds and works with clients to create social media profiles, create content and send messages through social media networks. Aaron manages paid advertising efforts, test and optimize landing pages and websites for conversions and organic search engine traffic. He is an expert on affiliate marketing programs, mobile apps as needed to support marketing efforts, measuring customer interactions, paid advertising efforts, testing and optimizing landing pages and website traffic for conversions.   http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29659.mp3...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29655.mp3 Joe Rubin - Co-Founder of FundingPost.com [caption id="attachment_17576" align="alignright" width="210"] Joe Rubin[/caption] Joe Rubin is a Director & Co-Founder of FundingPost.com, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors nationwide for over 14 years through its Online Venture Exchange, Dealflow Magazine and VC & Angel Investor Conferences in 23 cities. Joe has also invested in over a dozen seed deals over the past several years, such as Sticky, Inc. (acq. by Splashtop), Senscient, Giftworks (acq. by Frontstream Payments), CIMA Systems, was an investor and on the advisory board of Offermobi (acq. by Moko.mobi), Human Demand (acq. by IgnitionOne) and an advisor to Gozaik (acq. by Monster), Waveborn and Augmate. Joe spends most of his time working with investors and helping early-stage entrepreneurs, and speaks at events such as the NYC Economic Dev. Corporation's Jumpstart & Fasttrac Program's, FashInvest, Connecticut's CTech, & is a Mentor to Angel Groups such as 37 Angels and TopStone Angels. Joe is also a Founding Partner of ARC Angel Fund I & II, seed tech funds based in NYC with Investments such as Upnext (acq. by Amazon), Medivo, Sidecar, Kanvas (acq. by AOL), YieldMo, and is a prior board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates. Most recently Joe became the co-founder of Crowded.com, a worker marketplace for the On-Demand economy. Prior to FundingPost, Joe raised $2.5M for his dot.com start-up producing a family-friendly network and over 100 flash-based video games which were playable online and sold in stores like Comp USA.   Aron Levine - Head of Merrill Edge at Bank of America [caption id="attachment_17601" align="alignright" width="210"] Aron Levine[/caption] As the head of Merrill Edge, Aron Levine leads an organization that serves Bank of America’s preferred clients by providing the banking convenience of Bank of America and the investment insights of Merrill Lynch. Merrill Edge enables clients to seamlessly manage banking and investments through its online and mobile platforms. Clients can also meet with Financial Solutions Advisors to receive advice and guidance at select Financial Center locations or over the phone. And, Merrill Edge has a strong partnership with Merrill Lynch and US Trust, helping to ensure that Bank of America provides banking and wealth management solutions to clients across the entire wealth spectrum. Today, Aron is with us to discuss millennial retirement options   Danae Domian - Principal, Tailored Solutions at Edward Jones  [caption id="attachment_17600" align="alignright" width="167"] Danae Domian[/caption] Danae Domian began her career with Edward Jones in 1992 as a marketing specialist working in the bond trading area. In 1998, she left that position to become a financial advisor and open a branch office in Lake Oswego, Oregon. In her capacity as a financial advisor, Domian served the firm in multiple roles on her region’s leadership team. Domian became a limited partner with the firm in 1995, and in 2007, she was named a principal with the firm and invited to relocate to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters to serve on the New Financial Advisor Training team. She moved to the Client Strategies Group in 2015. Today, she is with us to talk about 529 college savings programs. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29640.mp3 Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe - Social Media Strategist and Owner of Social Espionage [caption id="attachment_17569" align="alignright" width="101"] Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe[/caption] Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe has lived in 8 different countries, speaks four languages, and is proud of her diverse cultural background. Her ability to quickly learn, understand, and “fit in” socially has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of her professional persona, so it should be no surprise that she refers to herself as both a “Citizen of the World” and a “Cultural Chameleon.” Struck with a personal loss, in 1999 Dorothea retreated, both emotionally and intellectually, into online digital gaming and the virtual world. “It was then,” says Dorothea, “that I first saw conversations happening online, real conversations about where people were sending their kids to school, whether or not they were going to a specific church, about buying an automobile, or refinancing their homes.” Being a part of these very real online communities brought Dorothea to an epiphany. “I thought to myself,” she recalls, “if brands were smart, they’d be getting involved in these conversations that are happening within these communities.” Today, Dorothea specializes in the development of international brands as well as personal branding for C-suite executives, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and media professionals via social media and digital marketing. As a social media and interactive marketing strategist, and a thought leader in her field, Dorothea is regularly engaged by groups like Altamont (Social Media Intelligence Summit 2012), Mashable, iStrategy and Digital Atlanta, has appeared as a subject matter expert on CNN Newsroom with Ali Velshi, and serves a long list of notable clients.   Justis Earle - Founder of HANSNAP and Shark Tank Finalist  [caption id="attachment_17572" align="alignright" width="225"] Justis Earle of Hansnap[/caption] From academia to performing for a sold out audience, Justis Earle has been successful in many pursuits. He patented an invention and brought a new product to market, published articles, interviewed notable influencers, and won international recognition for a "Most Innovative Kickstarter Campaign." Justis spent the last six years at a highly disruptive startup that was one of the first companies to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to the solar industry. At Tigo Energy, he led the development of a mobile app based IoT consumer solar system with three of the largest companies in the solar industry, founded the 'Product and Software Quality' department, and designed the largest IoT solar system in Europe. He recently invented a new camera accessory that might appear on Shark Tank soon!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29637.mp3 Andrea Cecile Cohen - Fashion Designer - Creator of the Intelligent Wardrobe and The Body Forum  [caption id="attachment_17560" align="alignright" width="210"] Andrea Cecile Cohen[/caption] Andrea Cecile Cohen, creator of clothing company number 35, has always shown an active interest in fashion and tailoring. She spent summer holidays working in her grandfather’s menswear factory which manufactured for Burberry and Burtons. Andrea watching the quality controllers nitpick over the smallest detail to ensure that the finished product left the factory faultless. She also helped out at her mother’s ladies wear store, and these two experiences helped develop her passion for clothing and retail. She started at luxury emporium Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly and then at retailing giant Next. She advanced to run the company’s flagship interiors department in Kensington High Street, as well as its restaurant. Following a successful four years with Czech & Speake,  Andrea was approached by leading Dutch bed manufacturer Royal Auping to launch the company’s UK division. Within three years of building the brand, she was offered the role of Managing Director. In 2004, Andrea came up with the concept for number 35, designed to better the uninspiring and ill-fitting offerings available for modern business women on the high street and in department stores. Within ten months, she had learnt the art of how to design, pattern cut and source fabrics and, by 2005, had opened her very first showroom in Highgate, London. In 2013 Andrea began collaborating with Dan Lawson, acclaimed Emmy® nominated costume designer for popular CBS show, The Good Wife. Together they created the new 35DL online ready-to-wear collection on sale now in both the UK and US.   Dr. James Stone - Author of Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges and CEO of Plymouth Rock Company [caption id="attachment_17564" align="alignright" width="210"] Jim Stone[/caption] Jim Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching economics, after earning a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard. He served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner from 1975 to 1979 and then as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for four years. On his return from Washington, he founded Plymouth Rock. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Globe, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Post, a web-based international news service. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Management Sciences for Health, for which he serves as Chairman of the Board. Jim has served as an advisor to governments in three developing countries, and he has authored a book and numerous articles on insurance and finance.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29629.mp3 Tom Puthiyamadam - PwC Digital Services Leader & U.S Management Consulting Leader [caption id="attachment_17557" align="alignright" width="210"] Tom Puthiyamadam[/caption] Tom Puthiyamadam is a principal and Global Digital Services Leader with PwC’s Advisory practice based in New York. He is primarily focused on developing programs designed to help major organizations increase growth by adopting cutting-edge digital-first business strategies. Under his guidance, PwC’s Digital Services team has grown over 50% since launching in June, 2014, and has been recognized as a leader in Digital services. Earlier this year, PwC was named one of the world’s largest digital agencies and the world’s largest mobile marketing agency by AdAge Magazine. PwC has also named a leader in Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Operations, Digital Products/Services, and Customer and Brand Engagement consulting services by leading analyst firms including Gartner and IDC. A consultant for nearly 20 years, Tom has extensive experience leading organizations in areas of business strategy, organizational design, sales effectiveness, cost reduction, change management and pricing/margin improvement. He has been at the forefront of originating some of PwC’s most critical management consulting capabilities and helped develop “TRANSFORM,” a methodology used to lead global transformational engagements for the firm’s largest clients, which is now used by all 10,000 PwC US Advisory client service professionals. Recently, Tom has led programs to drive global transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 organizations, developing and executing strategies to improve overall customer experience and growth. As part of this work, he advises clients on marketing, sales, service, pricing and more generally, on functions that impact overall customer experience.   John Bucciarelli - Inventor of Equipoised [caption id="attachment_17536" align="alignright" width="201"] John Bucciarelli[/caption] John Bucciarelli invented a product that is changing women’s lives.  He used his experience from the US Army Infantry to solve a significant problem for women.  Equipoised is a bra attachment that counterbalances the weight of breasts and corrects posture.  Short of breast reduction surgery, there was no solution until now.  As a man he couldn’t perfect this product. He thanks his wife, his daughter, his mother, his three sisters, his two sister in-laws, his nieces and his female friends for Equipoised. Equipoised is a non-surgical solution.  Over 1,500,000 women have breast reduction surgery each year,  at an average cost of $6,000, which is not normally covered by insurance. Equipoised is about changing lives and increasing the quality of life for many women and there is a Kickstarter campaign to learn more.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty. Hope you enjoy! A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!" Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon" Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" and now Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29626.mp3 Adam Gittlin - President at JKG Group and Author of Deal Master [caption id="attachment_17473" align="alignright" width="210"] Adam Gittlin[/caption] Adam Gittlin is a private investment executive in New York City who has been involved with commercial real estate transactions from all sides. Adam received a BA in Psychology and a MBA in International Business, both from Syracuse University. A member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Author's Guild, and International Thriller Writers, he is the author of three previous novels: "The Men Downstairs," and the first two of the Jonah Gray Series, the bestselling financial thriller "The Deal" (currently being adapted for a film) and "The Deal: About Face." His newest book, "Deal Master," was just released and he is already hard at work on the 2017 installment.   Stephen Rowley - Senior Vice President-Cox Business at Cox Communications [caption id="attachment_17477" align="alignright" width="210"] Stephen Rowley[/caption] Stephen M. Rowley serves as Senior Vice President of Cox Business. He oversees the strategic direction of the fastest growing business unit of Cox Communications, including all marketing, operations, sales, product development and partnership initiatives. Prior to leading Cox Business, he was the Vice President of sales and field operations for Cox Business’ western U.S. markets where he served as the chief liaison between corporate headquarters and the western markets with oversight on local strategic planning, sales performance, marketing, back office, customer installations and capital investment. He has great expertise in Start-ups, Business Unit leadership, large internal and external sales team management.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29622.mp3 Mindy Mackenzie - Speaker, CEO Consultant and Author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team [caption id="attachment_17467" align="alignright" width="210"] Mindy Mackenzie[/caption] Mindy Mackenzie is a sought-after speaker among major corporations and conferences. An expert on truth-telling in the workplace, Mindy’s authentic and straightforward style cuts through the noise of typical keynotes. Undaunted by the proverbial elephant in the room, Mindy has a knack for getting at the heart of what her audience really wants to know. Mindy is also the author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team. In addition to speaking, as founder of MM Enterprises, Mindy advises CEOs and C-suite executives to help them increase both their personal fulfillment and professional impact. Before founding MM Enterprises, Mindy served as Chief Performance Officer of Beam, Inc., where she was responsible for a team of 150 and led consistent out-performance with market share gains and double-digit earnings growth. In this role, Mindy earned the nickname of the “Velvet Hammer” because she crushed the norm of avoiding sensitive topics, but she did it with style and grace. Prior to working at Beam, Mindy spent five years at Campbell Soup Co. and nine years at Wal-Mart, advancing through various Senior Leadership HR and Organizational Development roles. Mindy currently serves as a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company, one of the most prestigious management and consulting firms in the world. Additionally, she serves as Director on the Board of Fifth Third Bank (Chicago Affiliate).   Bill Bartlett - A Sandler Training Center Executive Coaching and Author of The Sales Coach's Playbook: Breaking the Performance Code [caption id="attachment_17469" align="alignright" width="210"] Bill Bartlett[/caption] Bill Bartlett is Founder and president of Corporate Strategies & Solutions Inc., a training and consulting business dedicated to furthering the professional development of business executives and sales leaders through comprehensive, reinforced training and executive coaching. He possesses a proven track record of success as an award-winning trainer and corporate coach and brings added value to any company seeking sales & management training, coaching, and improved client retention. Bill is a sought after speaker who has helped countless professionals achieve heights previously unimagined. He specializes in analyzing business culture & growth strategy and developing customized training and coaching to focus on areas such as leadership, sales and professional development. His programs have ranked as the #1 training program by Entrepreneur Magazine twelve times, the most recently in 2015. He won the David H. Sandler Award, the Sandler Training Pinnacle Award, the Sandler Training Summit Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.   ...