10 Nov November 10, 2020 – Git Commits Drew Angell, Leadership Dev Jennifer Mackin and Lincoln’s Lie Elizabeth Mitchell
Our minimally viable product will allow us to expand our
team without having to expand our team.
Drew Angell is a digital pioneer who loves rolling his sleeves up and identifying software & programming solutions. As the owner and lead developer within AngellEYE & GitCommits, Drew’s responsibilities include everything from day-to-day business management to the development of web and mobile applications. Being heavily involved with PayPal, Drew is a certified PayPal developer; one of only 13 in the world that reached the ACE Developer status, an official PayPal Partner, and a PayPal Ambassador. He was also given the PayPal Star Developer Award at the developer conferences in 2008, 2009, and 2011. As a developer maintaining his own plugins and working on custom client projects, Drew realized there was a golden opportunity to turn GitHub into a natural marketplace for Contributors to get paid when pull requests are accepted and merged, leading to the recent launch of GitCommits. Apart from software development, Drew is a board member for the Campaign for Aging Research, the Kansas City Table Tennis Club, and volunteers with a local non-profit, The HALO Foundation.
Jennifer Mackin – President and CEO at Leadership Pipeline Institute USA
Startups have a unique opportunity to set this up from the onset
and to build their leadership along the way. Its easier than trying
to fix something.
Jennifer Oliver Mackin is a ForbesBook author, CEO of The Oliver Group, and USA President of Leadership Pipeline Institute. As a change agent and leader of two consulting firms, Jennifer enables people and companies to transform. She has a bold goal for leaders to see the tie between business transformation and people transformation. Under her leadership, growth and change have been substantial for The Oliver Group with double-digit average growth for more than eight consecutive years. The Oliver Group has won the Louisville Fast 50 for the past 6 out of 8 years as one of the fastest growing businesses in the region. Jennifer herself has won the Kentucky Entrepreneur Emerging Leader, 40 Under 40, and Woman to Watch awards. As an author and speaker with over 25 years of consulting experience, she is a recognized leadership development influence and has personally advised more than 400 businesses of many sizes and in various industries. Her latest Business Leadership book, Leaders Deserve Better: A Leadership Development Revolution, gives readers a glimpse of the myriad benefits of a better and revolutionized approach, offering tools for leaders to conduct their own assessments to discover the gaps in their programming.
Elizabeth Mitchell – Author of Lincoln’s Lie
Elizabeth Mitchell has authored nonfiction books, covering politics, sports and history, including her most recent acclaimed saga, Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty. Her novella-length work, The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin, was a nonfiction bestseller. Formerly the executive editor of George, the nation’s largest political magazine, she has worked as an investigative reporter and features writer. She makes her home in Brooklyn, New York.