July 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29829.mp3 Ron Wallace - CEO at Number One Group, Retired President of UPS International, Author of Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me [caption id="attachment_18439" align="alignright" width="197"] Ron Wallace[/caption] Ron Wallace is the former President of UPS International, where his team consisted of 60,000 people in 200 countries. Ron has served as Chairman or co-chair of 33 boards of directors. After retiring from UPS, he was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to help form the new city of Milton. In 2008, he opened an Irish pub called Old Blind Dog, which was named the best Irish pub in the world! As a younger man, Ron was a professional race car driver and played semi-professional football. He serves as a police officer near his hometown and is active in politics and charitable organizations. His book Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore, and Recipes won the Indie Book Award.   Stephen Creskoff - Principal at Creskoff & Doram and Author of What You Need to Know to Go Global: A Guide to International Trade Transactions [caption id="attachment_18347" align="alignright" width="179"] Stephen Creskoff[/caption] Stphen Creskoff is the author of "What You Need to Know to Go Global,"a 422 page book providing a guide to international trade transactions. He speaks to groups about the book and related topics. Stephen provides consulting services regarding WTO law, trade facilitation, customs legislation and special economic zones to governments and international financial institutions. He also represents corporate law clients in connection with trade association, customs and trade matters, and is a consultant regarding WTO and trade issues and customs legislative reform for developing countries. In addition, He is legal counsel for a North American manufacturing association and has represented clients in a wide variety of customs and trade cases. Stephen assisted the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce in the development of a trade portal designed to inform importers and exporters about all aspects of trade transactions in Myanmar. He was a Consultant for The World Bank and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29815.mp3 Thomas Gay - CEO of Refer.com [caption id="attachment_18314" align="alignright" width="124"] Thomas Gay[/caption] Refer.com is building the world’s leading referral sales software solutions for professional service providers and small and medium size businesses. Formed through the 2014 merger of two proven web referral technologies, 22touch.com and trustedteam.com, the company offers an array of proven software and hand-on Referral Partner advisory services that drive client sales and trust based relationships. Refer.com is also a part of the family of companies supported by one of the most successful technology investment firms, Idealab. Thomas Gay was Founder and CEO of Vistainfo Startup in 1990, which went public via NASDAQ in 1994. Thomas was named one of the Five Best Undiscovered CEOs in the USA by Top Sales Magazine and he twice received the Inc Magazine 500 Fastest Growth Company Award. Individual Investor Magazine awarded his company the Best Small Public Company. And, Individual Investor Magazine awarded him the Magic 25 Small Public Companies Award.   Jim Dewald - Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and Author of Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking  [caption id="attachment_18436" align="alignright" width="192"] Jim Dewald[/caption] Jim Dewald is Dean of the University of Calgary Business School. He received the MBA Society’s Outstanding Teaching and Learning Award and has been recognized as a business leader who provides an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice. He holds an MBA from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Calgary, is a Faculty Advisor for the student group Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship Calgary and is a Development Advisor to the Vice-President (Capital Planning & Development) of the University of Calgary. He was recognized as Calgary Citizen of the Year, and is an Honorary Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Prior to Haskayne, Dewald was active in the Calgary business community, including being CEO of two major real estate development companies, CEO of a leading local engineering consulting practice and President of a tech-based international real estate brokerage company.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29807.mp3 Peg Samuel - Social Media Expert at SocialDiva and Author of Facebook Marketing Like I'm 5: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Mastering Facebook [caption id="attachment_18433" align="alignright" width="259"] Peg Samuel[/caption] Peg Samuel is a proven leader in online brand building and digital strategy with a focus in social media community engagement. She is the Founder of Social Diva Media, a boutique agency that develops and executes integrated web strategies. Peg has worked on media, fashion & wellness brands and special projects at the NBC Olympics Games & The 55th Annual Grammy Awards. She specializes in all aspects of social media and community development including; influencer targeting and activations, event planning and activations, and email. She works with a wide-range of lifestyle brands and clients including W Hotel, W Magazine, InStyle and Vogue. Her entrepreneurial success has received attention from media outlets E! News, MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Good Morning New York. Peg has spoken at and been involved in Internet Week NY, Social Media Week NY, Social Media Week LA, Social Media Breakfast, and she is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wasserman School in Social Media.   Sasha Chanoff - Executive Director at RefugePoint and Author of From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions [caption id="attachment_18320" align="alignright" width="250"] Sasha Chanoff[/caption] Sasha Chanoff is the founder and executive director of RefugePoint, a humanitarian organization that finds lasting solutions for refugees in life threatening situations. Sasha faced a life and death decision during a US sponsored rescue operation in the Congo to evacuate massacre survivors that ultimately led to starting RefugePoint. He previously consulted for the UN Refugee Agency and worked for the International Organization for Migration across Africa in refugee resettlement and relief operations. He has appeared on 60 Minutes multiple times in connection with the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, is a featured story-teller on NPR's Moth Radio Hour, and writes and speaks regularly on refugee affairs. He has received social entrepreneur fellowships from the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Ashoka, and Echoing Green, and is a recipient of the Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize, Harvard University Center for Public Leadership's Gleitsman International Activist Award, and is a 2015 White House Champion of Change. Sasha is a member of the steering committee for New England International Donors, and a human rights adviser to The Leir Charitable Foundations. He recently served as an adviser to the Warner Bros. film The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon, and helped establish its charitable initiative, The Good Lie Fund, which he currently advises.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29804.mp3 Garrett Sutton - Owner & Founder of Corporate Direct, Inc. and Author of Toxic Client: Knowing and Avoiding Problem Customers [caption id="attachment_18285" align="alignright" width="173"] Garrett Sutton[/caption] Garrett Sutton is an attorney, bestselling author, and one of Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors. A clear and engaging writer, he demystifies legal topics and presents them in a very understandable and accessible manner. He has over thirty years of experience in assisting individuals and businesses to limit their liability, protect their assets, implement advantageous corporate structures and advance their financial goals. He has appeared in the "Wall Street Journal," "New York Times," and other publications. Garrett enjoys speaking on asset protection strategies and is a frequent lecturer for business groups and the Rich Dad Advisors educational series. He serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Reno-Nevada based Sierra Kids Foundation.   Ray Leach - CEO of JumpStart Inc. [caption id="attachment_18290" align="alignright" width="128"] Ray Leach[/caption] Northeast Ohio is a burgeoning hub of entrepreneurship as its startups have generated more than $1.4 billion in economic impact in 2015 and created more than 10,000 new jobs over the past 10 years. Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S. JumpStart’s work focuses on assisting community leaders to maximize the job and wealth-creating economic impact of local startup and high-growth small companies with a focus on ways to assist and invest in these firms to dramatically improve local economic competitiveness. Ray is considered a national thought and practice leader at the intersections of public, private and philanthropic partnerships that accelerate job creation and increase economic outcomes in neighborhoods, cities, regions and countries. Ray was a Sloan Fellow and a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Akron. He began his career at IBM and went on to co-found four startup technology companies. Ray was a founding member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). He also currently serves as the Chair of the National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) Alumni Council, is a founding member of the NVCA’s Diversity Task Force, serves on the board of Invent Now which educates 100,000 U.S. kids each summer in science, technology, engineering and math, and is on the board of the Global Center for Health Innovation.   ...