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Heather Johnson Schmitz

Heather Johnson Schmitz

Current City: Eau Claire, WI

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Kay Keller

Kay Keller

Current City: Anchorage, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

Over twenty years of experience in: strategic planning and problem solving in diverse settings to achieve difficult objectives on time and on budget; cultivating cross functional relationships from staff to executive and from vendor to client; energizing, corroborating, driving, focusing, executing. Results orientated with strong team skills, I particularly enjoy working with people to identify and overcome challenges to achieve success Skills • Detail and Results Oriented • Communication and conflict resolution • Process Improvement & best practices • Project life cycle management • PMP & ITIL Foundation certified • Customer relations & satisfaction • Cross functional team building

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Education

EDUCATION University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

CERTIFICATIONS

PMP Certified, ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified, CISSP (ISC)2 Certification in progress, CCSP 2012 Citrix Certified Sales Professional, Compellent Top Gun, Cloud Solution, Dell certified systems expert, Security Associate in RSA Authentication

FINRA Series 7 & 66, Life, Health, Property & Casualty, Certified Financial Manager

AFFILIATIONS

PMI.ORfG: Alaska Chapter of Association of Internet Technology Professionals (AITP); Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Alaska Chapter, Secretary 04 and Treasurer 08-09; BPW Acting President '05

Robert Wolf

Robert Wolf

Current City: Reno, NV

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Education

BA Long Island University MBA Adelphi University

Alpesh Patel

Alpesh Patel - eBusiness & Brand Expert

Alpesh Patel

Current City: Boynton Beach, FL

eBusiness & Brand Development expert with the experience and passion to help grow organizations through a blend of corporate alignment, innovative business development strategies, and proven best practices... I named the process Harmonized Branding.

My other interests include Leadership Development & Mentoring, Family Literacy, and Community Partnership (incubating/supporting charities that impact local communities).

Specialties: Brand Development & Management, Corporate Identity, Strategic Alignment, Process Refinement, Data Modeling/Structure, and an ability to Communicate & Connect. 

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Education

<p> <strong>University&nbsp;of Waterloo</strong><br /> Bachelor of Arts - Economics (91-93)<br /> Systems Design Engineering (87-89, Course)</p>

Peter Rubenacker

Peter Rubenacker

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

Peter has almost 30 years professional experience in business operations, finance and accounting, contract negations, procurement, globalization, process design and analysis, and IT.  He joined Qualcomm in 1991 and held a variety of leadership positions in various functional aspects of the company while it grew from a small privately held, defense contracting firm to the 20,000 employee global presence it is today.  His experiences include strategic business planning, financial modeling, pricing strategy, cost accounting, budgeting,  procurement, logistics, supply chain operations, customer care operations, software asset management, intellectual property portfolio management, litigation discovery, contract negotiations and management.

Peter joined Qualcomm’s IT leadership team in 2000.  As Vice President of IT, he was responsible for cultivating a staff of 400 global professionals responsible for business and customer facing application needs of emerging profit centers and corporate functions.  Peter has actively managed teams responsible for web design and development, analytics, Saas/PaaS based solutions, middleware integrations, payment gateways, recurring and subscription billing and tax solutions, sales force automation tools, customer relationship management tools, and ERP solutions.

Peter is a well respected talent cultivator, peer mentor, and team builder.  He enjoys building disparate skill sets into strong, capable, focused teams.  A leader of both technical and functional talent, Peter easily builds rapport across talent pools through mutual respect and collaboration.

Peter is heavily engaged in board advisory and charitable advisory causes.  Peter is a board member of the Triangle Technology Executives Council (www.ncttec.net), a non-profit organization dedicated to collaboration among executive leaders of technology companies in the Research Triangle. He is a Mentor for CED’s Venture Mentoring Service.  He lectures at NC State University and Wake Tech Community College. Peter is passionate in the education and health care of children; he has spent the last decade in philanthropic support of Rady Children’s Hospital, donated time and resources to both public and NGO-private school systems nationally and internationally.  He is a frequent guest lecturer and career advisor to those who may need it most.

Peter holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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Education

BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Nekoal Phoenix

Nekoal Phoenix

Current City: Ellsworth, WI

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Education

Hamline University School of Business
Master of Business Administration - Finance - 2011

Hamline University School of Law
Juris Doctor - 2010

Jonkoping International Business School
Master of Laws - International Business Law - 2014

College of Saint Scholastica
Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Behavior - 2005

Dr. Jill Link

Dr. Jill Link

Current City: Auburn, AL

Intellectual Property Law / Patent attorney

Jill is a partner with McKee, Voorhees & Sease intellectual property law firm based in Des Moines, Iowa. Jill works remotely for the law firm as she is currently residing in Auburn, Alabama. Jill's practice specializes in all aspects of intellectual property, with a heavy focus on patents, namely chemical patents. Jill enjoys working with clients to better understand and obtain intellectual property assets.

 

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Education

Doctorate of Pharmacy, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Juris Doctor, Drake University Law School

Bill Schell

Bill Schell

Current City: Stuart, FL

15 years Motorola - Hong Kong & USA - Secure Computing & Intellectual Property Protection;

LAN / WAN design, implementation; software development and Intellectual Property protection

software development standardization from a global perspective;  software development;  silicon-fabrication; silicon market analysis. Spent 5 years in self-owned and operated companies, mostly computing related

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Education

<p> BS Geology - NMIMT - Spring 1973

MBA - UNF - Spring 1977

BS Computer Science - UNF - Spring 1987

BA - CAD and Graphics - IRCC - Spring 2005</p>

David Fry

David Fry

Demonstrated success developing and maximizing profitability and building or restoring market share in highly complex and competitive business climates both domestic and international. Consistently delivering thought leadership for the implementation of game changing initiatives; driving growth, quality, and profitability. Possesses the capacity to formulate unique business solutions for large key-to-the mission initiatives and the tenacity to attract, recruit, manage, and retain the teams that execute them in both stable and unstable environments. Detail driven and effective business builder and mentor with the ability to identify the synergies and execute the strategies that reduce product lead times, increase capacity, and cash flow while managing SMART inventory objectives.

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Education

MBA, MSM concentration in Finance, Engineering, Project Management, Plant Management, Personnel Management, Supply Chain & Inventory, MRP, SAP/ERP, LEAN, Six Sigma & DMAIC Quality Programs, Instruction & Presentations

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