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Pat Falotico with The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Yves Neidlinger with CulinaryLocal and Drew Dawson with The Headshot Truck

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Pat Falotico / The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
CEO

Patricia Falotico is the CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Founded in 1964 by Robert Greenleaf, the Center advances the philosophy and practice of Servant Leadership which enriches individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a better more caring society. The ultimate measure of success for a servant leader is how those served grow.

Pat retired from IBM following 31 years leading a broad range of projects including technical sales, sales management, service business development, software distribution, marketing and development of business partner relationships on the local, regional, national and international level. She served as IBM’s Senior State Executive for Georgia and Senior Location Executive for Atlanta; providing leadership for IBM in the community and across the state, linking Corporate Citizenship and Employee Engagement activities with strategic IBM initiatives.

Pat is active is several civic organizations and is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to get a high quality education which enables them to becoming contributing members of society. She currently chairs on the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Community Engagement Council and is an active alumn and volunteer of Leadership Atlanta. Pat mentors emerging women leaders through Pathbuilders’ Achieva program.

Pat holds a B.S. in math and computer science from Manhattan College. Originally from New York, Pat now lives in Marietta, Georgia with her family.

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Yves Neidlinger / CulinaryLocal
President and CEO

Yves Neidlinger has worked in sales and marketing for technology companies for the past twenty years. He is an amateur chef and has 11 years experience working in the hospitality industry, including as the founder and CEO of CulinaryLocal.

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Drew Dawson / The Headshot Truck
Photography Director

Drew Dawson is a Georgia native from Coweta County. Sharpsburg to be exact, which is where the The Walking Dead is filmed. Drew pursued a career in photography for 8 years in Los Angeles, learning and working with the top photographers in the business.

Drew mentored with, and learned to shoot from Adam Hendershott, a close friend and Co-Founder of the Headshot Truck. Drew joined The Headshot Truck after years of working for other photographers and freelancing in some pretty fantastic locations, like Hawaii, Alaska, and… Delaware. Drew left his home in rainy Seattle for sunny Los Angeles and has been with the Truck ever since, partnering up with the company to have a third truck brought to Atlanta.

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Biz Radio U Featuring Lee Kantor and Stone Payton with Business RadioX

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Hosted by Adam Wozniak and Darren Parkinson

 

Lee Kantor / Business RadioX
Founder

Lee founded Business RadioX out of frustration with traditional media’s cronyism, onerous gatekeepers and anti-business bias. Business RadioX is a disruptive media platform that helps companies of all sizes get the word out. Now the dominant business radio network in the Atlanta area Lee has put Business RadioX on an aggressive national and international growth path.

Most recently, Lee helped Business RadioX successfully launch its Radio In My Booth product – giving companies an innovative way to drive tradeshow booth traffic and authentically engage with prospects to boost lead generation.

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Stone Payton / Business RadioX
Managing Partner

For over 25 years, Stone Payton has been helping organizations and the people who lead them drive their business strategies more effectively.

Stone literally wrote the book on SPEED ® – Never Fry Bacon In The Nude: And Other Lessons From The Quick & The Dead (2nd Printing Book Logix, 2012), and has dedicated his entire career to helping others produce Better Results in Less Time.

As managing partner for Business Radio X ® and co-host for the network’s most popular shows, Stone is constantly learning from innovative, passionate, driven people who have chosen to live into their dreams, and serve others who wish to do the same.

His career began with the change management consulting firm, Conner Partners (formerly ODR), and has included sales, marketing, design, and delivery roles for some of the most respected training and consulting firms on the planet.

Stone is a popular radio personality, published author, accomplished speaker, and trusted advisor to business owners, sales leaders and senior executives.

Stone, his wife Holly and daughters Katie and Kelly, make their home in suburban Atlanta. His leisure interests include boating, hiking, and travel. Stone’s Personal Mission: Helping businesses Get The Word Out about the great work they’re doing to serve their market, their community, and their profession.

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KSU Entrepreneurship Center The Shrimp Tank Featuring Hanuman Nandanampati with SVK Systems

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Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank. The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Then, the fun really starts when we bring in high school and college students to pitch their business ideas to the Shrimp Tank. We don’t fund any business, but we do teach kids how to turn their business ideas into a successful business.

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks, Ted Jenkin and Lee Heisman

 

Hanuman Nandanampati / SVK Systems

Hanuman NandanampatiHanuman Nandanampati came to USA in 1993 as a student to complete his master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts. After graduation, Hanuman worked with several companies, including Inrange, ADC Telecom, and Regions, as a Software Engineer.

Hanuman started SVK Systems in 2003 providing Computer IT Solutions to various mid-range companies, primarily for help desk solutions. Today SVK has nearly 550 consultants working all over the USA for large companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Wells Fargo, FedEx, and Verizon.

SVK is a Gold certified partner for Microsoft and Oracle companies. SVK provides and supports IT solutions in business intelligence, data management, cloud and CRM applications. SVK is the fastest growing company in Georgia, and has been an Inc. 5000 certified company for the last several years.

SVK has nearly 50 million dollars in revenue with many branch office locations, including Fremont, CA, St Louis, MO, Houston, TX, and Rochelle Park, NJ.

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Neighborhood Business Radio Episode 2

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Jalal Lewis / Rolling Shades Painting

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Jalal Lewis was taught to be a leader at a young age. Jalal always considered himself to be an opportunist, and sold candy and mowed lawns in middle school to make money. In high school, he picked up painting and his ambition developed and transformed into an entrepreneurial venture that inspired him to start Rolling Shades Painting with his own capital.

The company’s goal is to make their clients happy and satisfied through their excellent service. With their commercial and residential painting services, Rolling Shades Painting gives your home and business establishment a new shade of color, and makes it a comfortable place to stay in.

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Stephanie Carvajalino / Cookies and Cookies

Stephanie Carvajalino is a young Colombian entrepreneur, author, trainer, motivational speaker, practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming, and investor. She started doing business with her sisters with $15 when she was 6 years old and founded Chococar, a home-based company that produced and sold chocolates.

When she was 9 years old, Stephanie gave her first lecture in a private university and started her career as a motivational speaker. She discovered a strong passion for fostering entrepreneurial spirit in young people and energizing individuals to achieve their best potential. Stephanie and her sisters also founded Quality Line, a groundbreaking speaking and training company that serves corporations, educators, students, parents and entrepreneurs. They have been able to reach and impact the lives of thousands of people with their message of success, leadership and entrepreneurship.

In 2009, at age 13, Stephanie, along with her sisters, published Parents and Coaches, a book that provides parents with very helpful and essential information on how to raise an entrepreneur. In 2012, they created a family investment group that operates in different industries. Today, Stephanie is 20 years old, and in addition to running her businesses, she is a crafting a revolutionary entrepreneurship education program for high school students that will be launched in the near future.

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Brandon Smith On March Madness — Businesses Should Embrace the Bracket

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Brandon Smith / Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
Professor, Workplace Health

Brandon Smith is a leading expert in workplace health and dysfunction. He currently serves as faculty at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he teaches and researches on topics related to healthy workplace dynamics, leadership and communication.

He is the founder of www.theworkplacetherapist.com – a resource dedicated to eliminating dysfunction at work, improving workplace health and restoring a sense of optimism and hope in the workplace.

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Biz Radio U Featuring Turner Levison with CommissionTrac

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Hosted by Adam Wozniak and Darren Parkinson

 

Turner Levison / CommissionTrac
CEO

Turner Levison focuses his time and effort in writing, building relationships and growing CommissionTrac. A 2012 graduate of The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Turner started his career as a marketing associate at JPMorgan. In 2014, he joined David Cummings’ software start-up, Rivalry, as the first hire and was tasked with creating and scaling the sales operations. In his time with Rivalry, Turner grew the sales from one customer paying $0 to over 35 customers and $150,000 in annual recurring revenue. During his time there, the company raised a series A investment of $500K in venture capital from Buckhead Investment Partner (BIP), which showed a valuation increase of $3.2mm in less than 18 months.

In 2015, a unique opportunity was presented that gave him the opportunity to co-found CommissionTrac with long time commercial real estate software engineer, Bill Crichlow of LeasCom. The two launched the cloud based commission management platform to the North American market in 2016.

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KSU Entrepreneurship Center The Shrimp Tank Featuring Dr. Alex Roig and Dr. Craig Taylor

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KSUEntrepreneurship

Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank. The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Then, the fun really starts when we bring in high school and college students to pitch their business ideas to the Shrimp Tank. We don’t fund any business, but we do teach kids how to turn their business ideas into a successful business.

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks, Ted Jenkin and Lee Heisman

 

Dr. Alex Roig / Dr. Weight Loss of Atlanta

Dr. Alex Roig is originally from Pennsylvania where he attended the University of Pittsburgh.  After that, he enrolled in Life University in Marietta, GA where he received a Doctorate of Chiropractic, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition.

Throughout his college years, Dr. Roig taught as a Personal Trainer, helping people exercise and diet more effectively while honing his passion for health. After graduating from Life University, he worked as a full-time chiropractor until 2002 when he decided to pursue his passion of helping people change their lives by weight loss. He has been helping people with weight loss for over 25 years.

 

Dr. Craig Taylor / Taylor Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Craig Taylor is the co-founder and owner of Taylor Chiropractic and Wellness, whose focus is to provide patient-centered care using a variety of integrative treatments. His Bachelor of Science was earned in Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia and became a Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University. He is certified in a wide range of Chiropractic techniques as well as physiotherapy exercises and modalities.

His expertise is not only helping relieve discomfort, but also finding the actual cause of the pain. He believes that detecting the origin of where the pain is coming from will remove the source of what’s causing the discomfort. He uses a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach he uses is based on the latest scientific research.

Growing up in a medical family, he always envisioned himself going to medical school. In college, he experienced a lacrosse injury which lead to two herniated discs in his mid-back. After months of seeing several medical doctors and physical therapists with minimal pain relief, he finally sought out to find a chiropractor. Within a month, his mid-back pain was completely diminished and hasn’t bothered him since. He feels fortunate to have gone through this life changing experience involving chiropractic care.

Being an Atlanta native, he is excited to give back to the community that has treated him so well. On his spare time, he enjoys playing and supporting the local sports teams and athletes. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, taking his dogs to the park, weight lifting, water sports as well as eating and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Anton Watt / Networth Realty
Wholesale Real Estate Salesman

A licensed agent with Networth Realty of Atlanta 2 years of combined experience. An unsurpassed level of market knowledge, contacts in the industry, and exceptional wholesale opportunities. He knows exactly He conducts business in the most honest, professional, and friendly way. The deal is never done until our investors are fully satisfied and we see to it with the utmost integrity and top-of-the-line customer service.

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Shari Morris / Law Office of Shari Morris, LLC

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Shari’ Morris developed a passion for the law at the very tender age of nine. Her passion and interest stemmed from her personal experience of going through the aftermath of her parents’ divorce and a difficult child custody and support battle. The experience fueled her desire to not only educate but also to counsel and guide her clients through the stress of difficult matters with the utmost of ease. Throughout the years of practice, Shari’ has represented clients with difficult divorces, child support matters as well as heavily contested child custody disputes; all of which have resulted in the most favorable outcome for her clients as well as ensuring the child’s interest were considerably safeguarded.

Attorney Morris has been a resident of Georgia since 2013. She has been a practicing attorney for five years and she has been a solo practitioner since August 2016. She is licensed in three states(Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi). Her specific practice areas of law are Family Law and Personal Injury Law.

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Digital Marketing Series Episode 7

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Raychel Leong-Sullins / Maid Simple House Cleaning
VP of Operations

Raychel Sullins has been a part of Maid Brigade, Inc., since 1999. Her most recent position as VP of Operations, has provided the opportunity to oversee the Maid Simple concept since the first franchise opened in 2012. Raychel has worked in all aspects of the Maid Simple model, including new franchisee acquisition. Working with the franchise development team, Raychel assisted in locating and selecting AIS Media to be the SEM vendor for Maid Simple.

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Thomas Harpointner (Co-Host) / AIS Media

Thomas Harpointner is founder & CEO of AIS Media, Inc., an Atlanta-based, award-winning digital marketing firm. Thomas is a recognized subject matter expert on digital marketing strategy development and execution.

Thomas has served as a keynote speaker at trade organizations, conferences, and corporate events. He has appeared on Fox Business, Bloomberg Television, CNN Radio, CNBC, The Advertising Show, The Today Show and many other TV and radio programs. He’s been featured in publications such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, CFO, AJC, Fortune, and Wired.

At AIS Media, Thomas consults executives at leading companies on digital strategy. He’s led hundreds of digital marketing initiatives for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations such as AT&T, Synovus Financial, Emory Healthcare, Wake Forest Innovations, Pfizer, and Maui Jim Sunglasses. Under his leadership, AIS Media has been recognized with dozens of prestigious industry awards.

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Biz Radio U Featuring Ben and Sammy Amor

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Hosted by Adam Wozniak and Darren Parkinson

 

Ben and Sammy Amor / Cloud 9 Smoke and Vape Co.

Ben Amor is graduating in May from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Management, while Sammy Amor is graduating in December of this year with a Management major. They are from immigrant parents that instilled an extreme work ethic and a passion to follow their dreams. Ben and Sammy own and operate Cloud 9 Smoke & Vape Co., SBK International, and Skyline Hookah Lounge. They started their hookah lounge, Skyline, in 2010. At the time, there were no hookah lounges in Cobb County.

In 2011 Ben and Sammy founded Cloud 9. Cloud 9 is a chain of smoke and electronic cigarette retail stores with 6 locations in the metro Atlanta area.  They vertically integrated to a wholesale company when they realized they needed a warehouse to store their products, and it only made sense to use their buying power to sell to their competition.

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