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Emory Mulling with the Mulling Corporation, Justin Honaman – Author, Kathryne A. Pusch with ConsultKAP and Alan Ortiz with BizStrategies PC

Emory Mulling/Mulling Corporation

Executive Coaching has become one of the most dominate methods of developing leaders in organizations of all sizes. Emory Mulling is a nationally recognized business leader in this area, having founded Mulling Corporation 26 years ago. He is currently serving on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI), the organization that determines the ethical standards for the Career Consulting Industry. Emory is also a published author and highly sought after keynote speaker.

Justin Honaman/Author

Justin Honaman is the author of Be Extraordinary! Crush Mediocrity. Spark Curiosity. This is Justin’s second book and a follow-up to Make It Happen! Live Out Your Personal Brand released in 2010. He is also a frequent speaker on all things leadership and personal development. His passions include singing and songwriting, with two albums – Saturday in the South! and Let Go & Let God – and multiple singles to his name. Additionally, Justin is an accomplished sales and marketing executive and a regular blogger. His background includes strategic business and technology leadership experience in the areas of retail operations, business intelligence, customer relationship management, integrated marketing, and business development.

Justin holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Auburn University.

Kathryne Anne Pusch/ConsultKAP, Inc.

Kathryne A. Pusch, President of ConsultKAP, is a seasoned professional consultant and broker. Kathryne began her career consulting for a large international consulting firm in 1979. Since then, she has worked successfully within the framework of large corporations, and small enterprise, across a broad range of industries, private and public sector.

Kathryne has owned and managed two small businesses herself, in addition to her successful business enhancement, transitions, and brokerage practice. Her consulting work focuses primarily on preparing businesses for a successful sale, and exit and transition planning for owners. ConsultKAP intermediary services focus on helping individuals and companies who want to sell or acquire a business to do so with the greatest likelihood of success, as defined by the achievement of their unique objectives.

Kathryne is the 2003 past-President of GABB, the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, and has been active on Board and leadership positions in GABB since 1998. She has extensive formal education, including a BS in Marketing and Marketing Research and an MBA. Kathryne continues her education and certifications in many fields related to commercial real estate, business operations, business planning, negotiations, and business transfers as part of her passion for lifelong professional development. She is a Certified Negotiation Expert.

Kathryne is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a frequent public speaker, and a published author.

Alan Ortiz/BizStrategies PC

Alan Ortiz is an executive whose experience includes local to international service businesses and small business entrepreneurship. He has worked at executive levels for private, public and personally owned business enterprises. Focused on service models, he has demonstrated success in industries as diverse as engineering and construction, environmental sciences, management consulting, logistics and transportation.

Tanya Mack and Larry Small with HealthGate, Mike Caines with Marietta Business Coach, Jaime Benedetti and Bob Gucer with Benedetti, Gucer & Associates and Ameriprise Financial and Danita Harn with Harn and Associates

Tanya Mack & Larry Small/HealthGate

HealthGate is a new, online healthcare community that partners with board certified physicians and specialists to offer healthcare savings to patients (insured or not). Almost everyone has a personal story in which they had to manage limited coverage, high deductibles or no HC coverage. People are spending more on healthcare out of pocket and pricing transparency is an issue as most patients are uninformed. HealthGate is a new website that bridges the gap between patients and doctors with pricing transparency. HealthGate and their affiliate physicians also offers “donated savings” opportunities in an effort to “give back” to the communities they serve.

Tanya Mack, President, has over 25 years of healthcare experience in the areas of operations and business transformation. She has worked with physicians, clinics, hospitals, and healthcare companies with such clients as Johnson and Johnson, HCA, National Medical Care, and Pediatrix.

Larry Small, Chief Marketing Officer, has over 20 years experience in both traditional media and digital marketing. Prior affiliations include Groupon, Turner Broadcasting, and Interactive Corporation.

Mike Caines/Marietta Business Coach

Mike Caines is with Marietta Business Coach.  Over the past 30 years he has been involved with helping companies both large and small, international and local, improve their processes. The impact of focusing on improving how they manage their processes has a dramatic affect on top and bottom lines. It also has a positive impact on internal employee job satisfaction. In Georgia they have resources available to help defray the cost of these efforts such that most or all of the cost is covered.

Jaime Benedetti & Bob Gucer/Benedetti, Gucer & Associates and Ameriprise Financial

Jaime Benedetti, CFP®, CRPC® and Bob Gucer, CFP®, CRPC®, ChFC® of Benedetti, Gucer & Associates and Ameriprise Financial, a full-service financial planning firm, share information that helps individuals prepare for life’s needs such as retirement, estate planning, tax management, investment management, retirement plan distribution and wealth preservation strategies.

Danita Harn/Harn and Associates

Harn and Associates team members have been providing high-quality work output for more than 15 years individually and nearly a century as a group. Their mission is to provide clients with professional business solutions for bookkeeping, payroll, HR, marketing and business consulting that are both practical and innovative.

Lisa Kennedy with the Bobby Dodd Institute, Gary Marshall and Trevor Smith with JCI Atlanta

Lisa Kennedy/Bobby Dodd Institute

Lisa Kennedy is Chief Development Officer for Bobby Dodd Institute, a nonprofit organization that creates job opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages in our community.  BDI achieves life-changing results for people with disabilities and disadvantages by helping them gain job skills, secure permanent jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency. BDI helps people success by identifying their strengths and interests and then tailoring job skills training with those strengths and interests – so that people can secure good jobs where they will excel.

Lisa joined BDI in 2009 and has been active in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer and staff member since 1999. Lisa is a Certified Fundraising Executive and is the current president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Gary Marshall/JCI Atlanta

Adept at combining his business acumen with a little Southern charm, Gary Marshall has paved the way for anyone to succeed in the extremely competitive milieu of marketing and advertising. Gary got his first taste of entrepreneurship in his early twenties, running a direct wholesaling business for about five years. Exceptionally hard working, over the next few years he carved out a string of successful corporate jobs.

Never feeling quite satisfied working for others, eventually Gary created Write Here Right Now, Inc. With a little money that was saved, a general knowledge of the industry and a lot of sweat equity, Gary grew that company into a successful multi-channel national organization.  He quickly learned the distributor and supplier nuances of the ad specialties industry. Capitalizing on an opportunity to turn an ordinary piece of real estate into an extraordinary advertising vehicle, Gary created POP DynamicsTM which offers a new, innovative outdoor advertising solution. Gary now serves as CEO of POP DynamicsTM, tirelessly building the PromoPolesTM brand.

When not working his businesses, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, serving as President of JCI Atlanta, helping other young professionals and giving back to the community.

Trevor Smith/JCI Atlanta

Trevor Smith is a native of Hernando, Mississippi. At a young age, he learned what hard work and ingenuity can bring to any business enterprise.  He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Real Estate Finance.

Trevor currently  works as a Commercial Real Estate Agent for The Wesley Company and is pursuing his CCIM designation.  He represents companies such as Viacom, Paramount Pictures and MTV by consulting their real estate needs; whether it’s office, retail or industrial space.

Trevor is actively involved in the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce.  He served as Executive Vice President in 2012 and will serve as President of the organization in 2013.  He is also an active member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, Trevor enjoys the thrill of motocross racing, cheering on his Ole Miss Rebels, and sharing spontaneous adventures with his friends.

Tom DiGregorio with AquaGuard Foundation Solutions and Chancellor “CW” New with FIRE DOG Business Solutions

Tom DiGregorio/AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

Tom DiGregorio, Owner & President of AquaGuard Foundation Solutions and FSI of Georgia has been in business in Georgia since 1995 doing residential & commercial waterproofing, crawlspace encapsulation and foundation and structural repair. AquaGuard Foundation Solutions is winner of 9 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Business Ethics and Integrity, Ebsco Research/Home Reports Best Pick for 10 years for Foundation Repair and 13 years for Waterproofing as well as Consumer’s Choice Award winner for 9 years. They are a member of the largest network of Foundation & Waterproofing Repair Companies in the world, Basement Systems.

Chancellor Winburn “CW” New/FIRE DOG Business Solutions

Chancellor “C.W.” New is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of FIRE DOG Business Solutions. C.W. began as a developer creating applications and managing network security for large companies in1990, long before anyone knew how much the Internet would change our lives. After half a decade of IT Consulting, Internet Security, and Application Development, he founded FIRE DOG Business Solutions to fill a specific need – to get involved in being proactive about a truly hands-on approach to delivering IT solutions to small businesses.