June 2018

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31662.mp3   Will Herman - Angel Investor and Author of The Startup Playbook: Founder-to-Founder Advice From Two Startup Veterans [caption id="attachment_25679" align="alignright" width="150"] Will Herman[/caption] Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author and startup mentor. Will was previously a serial entrepreneur, having started 5 companies - mostly successes, but with a couple of miserable failures. Will sold his last company, Innoveda (NASDAQ: INOV), a supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools to Mentor Graphics in 2002. Innoveda was created when Viewlogic, his previous company, did a reverse acquisition of Summit Design, a public company. Will co-founded Viewlogic (NASDAQ: VIEW) in 1984 and left the company in 1992, a year after the company's IPO. He then rejoined the company in 1995 initially as President, then as CEO. Viewlogic Systems was acquired by Synopsys in 1997. One year later, most of the assets acquired by Synopsys were re-purchased by a small team he led via an MBO re-forming Viewlogic as a new private company. During his hiatus from Viewlogic, he was first the President of Scopus Technology, a startup supplier of software automation tools in the customer information systems marketplace. Will later helped create Silerity, a developer of high-performance electronics design tools where he was President and CEO. Silerity was purchased by Viewlogic in 1995, thus completing his great career circle of life. He is currently a director at JumpCloud. Will is also a mentor at TechStars and Bolt and actively advise about a half-dozen individual startups. Previously, Will served as a director of several other public and private companies including, Standing Cloud, Stillsecure, Template Graphics Software, Hall Kinion, Rebar, Lexra, Quintus, Carbon Design, MobileDay, Viewlogic Systems, Innoveda, Silerity, ChannelWave, AccuRev, Bionaut Pharmaceuticals, and Zipix. WOW.   Hilarie Gamm - Author of Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change [caption id="attachment_25631" align="alignright" width="150"] Hilarie Gamm[/caption] Hilarie Gamm has been at the frontlines of America’s high-tech industry. The woman behind the stunning revelations in "Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change" is a nationally recognized leader in technology with both domestic and global exposure. For over two decades, Hilarie has amassed a wide-sweeping professional portfolio at virtually all levels of the tech industry hierarchy – from field work to middle management to executive leadership. Her work experiences include help desks, tech support, web development, mainframes, client servers, cloud computing, testing, and data centers. She has managed IT departments, projects, application development, and client services. She has consulted for large international corporate IT programs, has deployed applications in over 40 countries, and managed multi-lingual offshore teams. So, from help desk to executive suite, her compelling insights provide a lucid glimpse into the transitions, miscalculations, and prevailing vulnerabilities for the American economy. Despite the massive accrued economic damage and the momentum to maintain a harmful status quo, Hilarie remains optimistic that by exposing the crisis, identifying the causes, and then outlining remedies – change is possible. She also believes that it is imperative that American industry embrace the enormous potential of a domestic remote workforce. Hilarie is not her real name!  She is using a pseudonym to protect her career and identity.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31657.mp3   Matthew Sullivan - Founder/CEO of quantmRE and Founder/President of Crowdventure.com [caption id="attachment_25662" align="alignright" width="150"] Matthew Sullivan[/caption] Matthew Sullivan is the founder and president of quantmRE and Crowdventure, LLC. quantmRE will buy a part of your house now so you can use the money for starting a business or a new kitchen.  You repay them when you sell the house, next year or next decade. Crowdventure is a crowdfunding site for real estate. He is also a co-founder and director of the Secured Real Estate Income Fund II and is responsible for the fund’s structure, partnerships, and investor relations. He was also part of Richard Branson's Virgin London Air Ambulance. Matthew went to Westminster School in London, UK and studied Law at Birmingham University before pursuing a career in finance and stockbroking, specializing in the South East Asian markets. In 1997 he chose an entrepreneurial path and founded Europe’s first internet billing application service provider. Since then his career has been focused on finance and technology. He is also the host of the "Hooked on Startups" podcast.   Philip Williams - Huge Successes by Making Small Changes at the Margins, 3-time Inc 5000 CEO and Business Coach, Author of "Walk the Talk" [caption id="attachment_25676" align="alignright" width="150"] Philip Williams[/caption] Philip Williams is the first Chief Executive Officer of hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. leading it through five consecutive years of 50% growth every year and a “3-peat” in the Inc.5000. Growing up, Philip was like the children of most small business owners. He got a business education at the dinner table while his parents worked through issues like customer service, raising prices, or employee matters in their businesses. After completing his enlistment in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, Philip rose through multiple roles in manufacturing and developed a reputation as someone who brings positive change to businesses by improving processes and using great coaching skills. At one firm, he managed a business unit serving clients with over 1,000,000 sq.ft. of office space. Achieved 98% client retention in an industry where client turnover is typically much higher. Philip worked through the acquisition process with acquirers as large as Schlumberger and with small businesses. He is the Founder of the Small Business Leaders Conclave.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31655.mp3   Dr. Oleg Konovalov - Author of Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business, Organisational Anatomy (Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization),  and Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust [caption id="attachment_25655" align="alignright" width="150"] Oleg Konovalov[/caption] Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. He is constantly analyzing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg regularly speaks at international conferences and executive master-classes on issues related to organizational performance, effective external relationships, problem-solving, corporate culture, and diagnosing organizational diseases. He consults clients internationally, including private companies and governmental organizations. Oleg earned his doctoral degree from the Durham University Business School and his MBA from the Open University Business School. He is interested in enhancing performance and has pioneered research on organisations’ typology and identified relevant properties, effective structures and roles of external organisational relationships, synergy of functions and organisational metabolism. His concepts have been praised in numerous business media, including Forbes, Small Business Trends, and StartUs Magazine. Oleg is the author of three business books, "Organisational Anatomy," "Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust," and the newest "Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business ."   Jodi-Tatiana Charles - Leadership Coach & Personal Development Expert [caption id="attachment_25656" align="alignright" width="150"] Jodi-Tatiana Charles[/caption] Jodi-Tatiana Charles wears two hats, as "Brandographer ™" and Founder of La Capoise Galerie, a branding, and marketing firm dedicated to educating entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small-business professionals on the importance of growing their personal brands. In her role as the Director of Small and Diverse Business Engagement, she serves as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s primary point of contact for small and diverse businesses looking to grow their presence in the Greater Boston region. At the Chamber, more than fifty percent of their members are small businesses, and she works to convene, engage and advocate for those members. Via La Capoise Galerie, Charles served as the Media & Community Outreach Coordinator for MassChallenge, where she was responsible for creating and executing marketing, branding and media initiatives and activities. She also served as the Program Director and Marketing Consultant for the Massachusetts Conference for Women and was the Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Mitt Romney. Charles has also produced the award-winning NECN program Newsnight hosted by the late Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated her leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program "The Matty in the Morning Show," where she was nominated for "Producer of the Year."   Eliza Factor  - Author of Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son  [caption id="attachment_25659" align="alignright" width="150"] Eliza Factor[/caption] Eliza Factor is the author of the acclaimed novels "The Mercury Fountain" and "Love Maps." Eliza and her husband have three children, the eldest of whom is multiply disabled. She is the founder and President of the Board of Extreme Kids & Crew, a non-profit community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts, music and play in Brooklyn. Eliza was named New Yorker of the Week by NY1 in 2012 for creating the city’s first drop in sensory play-space for children with disabilities. She enjoys meeting other writers and readers, lovers of trees, people who live beyond language, and those who cartwheel down corporate corridors when no one is looking.   ...