24 Aug August 27, 2018 – ABC – Servant Leadership Don Barden and Cinema Park Taylor Owenby
Both of today’s guests are contestants in the Atlanta
Business Chronicle’s Small Business Person of the Year Contest
Don Barden – CEO & Owner of 3Ci
Don Barden is a classically trained economist who earned his M.B.A. in Global Technology Management and International Business with an undergraduate B.B.A. in Economics and Finance. He is currently ABD in doctoral studies with a Ph.D. in Finance. Don’s work challenges and motivates people to think deeply about their beliefs, and reveals a plan to consistently achieve maximum communication and sales. His “unfair advantage” theories are revolutionary in today’s economy as he leads you on a journey that exposes the myth of modern sales and communication techniques. Expertly mixing humor, academic capital, and time-tested systems, Don engages audiences through his highly personal and interactive speaking style. Don has the unique ability to break down toxic barriers and build an irresistible and motivated force of empowered team talent. As an author, speaker, advisor, and corporate executive, Don counsel are highly sought after by some of the world’s most successful businesses. His experience and record-setting sales success have drawn him to corporate and political leaders who want to tap into his real-world experience in order to move their organization to higher levels of sales and cultural achievement. Don specializes in corporate finance and leadership training. He has personally averaged over $1 billion in annual sales.
Taylor Owenby – Managing Partner at Cinema Park Studios
Taylor Owenby began his filmmaking career in middle school and as a child actor in the 90’s. At the age of 10, he fell in love with the collaborative, (sometimes dysfunctional) family environment that a project creates. He produced stage plays for his public high school, that otherwise could not afford them, by selling sponsorships and ad space in the programs. A regional magazine published his work at the age of 18. At 22, he moved to Atlanta and founded Matchbook Media + PR, Georgia’s first public relations and media production firm. He worked with several film festivals in the state and had the opportunity to work with entertainment leaders from Nashville, New York, Hollywood, and Atlanta. In 2013, Taylor became the youngest Executive Producer in Georgia with one of the first SAG-AFTRA New Media pilots. Subsequently, he became the youngest Feature Film producer in Georgia to produce a project with ‘A’ list Talent, securing global distribution. He filmed an action-thriller called Operator in his hometown of Covington, Georgia, where he worked with Ving Rhames, Mischa Barton, Luke Goss and Michael Pare. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and screened in theaters around the world. In 2017, by partnering with industry veterans and investors, he launched Matchbook Media Group, Georgia’s first studio focused on developing, producing and selling content. Furthermore, to foster the state’s creative community and further develop its talent, he established its first studio incubator Cinema Park studios-ATL.