Tammy Cohen is the president and chair of InfoMart, one of the nation’s premier applicant screening companies. Founded by Tammy nearly 25 years ago, InfoMart provides criminal history information, credit and driving records, drug screening, and verification interviews of past employers and educational institutions for companies nationwide. As a recognized expert in business and the employment screening industry, Tammy is often referred to as “The Queen of Screen,” and her company is recognized on Security Magazine’s Security 500 and Workforce Magazine’s Hot List of Employment Screening Providers. Tammy considers employees to be a business’ best resource, and actively promotes programs within her company that encourage maintaining a work-life balance and fostering a healthy workplace. As a result, InfoMart has continued to increase revenues despite a struggling economy where employee hiring has been at the lowest point in years, and in November 2012, InfoMart was named a “Best Place to Work in Georgia” by Georgia Trend magazine.
Larry Samuelson/The Samuelson Company
Larry Samuelson is the founder and president of The Samuelson Company, a business that provides Trusted Advisor and Leadership Development services. Larry also speaks on business and leadership topics for a variety of businesses, conferences and various MBA program events.
Larry is an accomplished executive who, in various roles and divisions as a President, COO and CEO, led one of the largest companies in the automotive aftermarket parts industry, and provided the strategy to restore growth and profitability to hundreds of business owners in that firm’s network of businesses.
Larry currently devotes his time and passion to help executives and business owners grow their business to the next level … to recapture the excitement of why they started their business in the first place … and to help them monetize their business when appropriate.
Larry also speaks at universities and business conferences to share his insight on developing effective business strategy and leadership. His vast experience running small and large companies and developing executive management teams — with the right combination of leadership skill and business savvy — provides a compelling array of lessons learned, and anecdotal and best-practices ideas for the leaders, practitioners, and scholars of business today. Larry also serves as an Executive in Residence for Emory University’s Executive MBA program here in Atlanta.
Mr. Higgins leads the Product Management, Business Development and Data Center Services Design and Site Selection functions for Internap’s Data Center Services business. He brings to Internap a deep knowledge and 20+ years of extensive financial, product planning and leadership experience in the telecommunications industry.
Mike Higgins came to Internap in January 2004 as Internap’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. At Internap, he has also served as a board member for the Company’s joint venture with NTT of Japan. In late 2006, Mr. Higgins assumed the responsibility for growing and expanding Internap’s Colocation product offering.
Prior to Internap, Mr. Higgins held numerous leadership roles in Finance, Business Operations and Business Development over an 18-year career span while at MCI. His most recent role at MCI was Vice President of Business Operations. In this role he directed the Sales planning efforts for each of the business market segments. This included product planning, customer acquisition efforts, product line profitability and product integration efforts.
Mr. Higgins holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Bridgeport and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.
Gabe Aldridge/The SuperGroup
Gabe Aldridge is an interactive visionary, futurist, entertainer, and co-founder of The SuperGroup. Known for its vast business knowledge as well as its flexibility in the role it plays within campaigns, The SuperGroup can be the catalyst in developing and executing innovative programs or the all- important gap-filling boost a brand or agency needs to turn a solid campaign into an exceptional one.
Gabe’s career began in 1994 in the enhanced CD and high-end multi-media software spaces. A video and technology aficionado, Gabe designed projects for musicians and bands such as Chris Cornell, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Blues Traveler and Weezer. While his work early on in his career forced Gabe to be behind the camera, in a studio, or at a computer, his responsibilities with The SuperGroup are much less isolating.
Considered “the face” of The SuperGroup, Gabe not only oversees the agency’s design department, but also spearheads the company’s business development initiatives. Drawing on his diverse interests, design capabilities, business sense, and knowledge of the web, Gabe is responsible for making sure potential clients become long-standing SuperGroup friends.
Gabe and The SuperGroup have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, MSNBC.com, The Modesto Bee, The Atlantan, Communication Arts, Adweek, Promo Magazine, and HOW Magazine.