Technology & IT Services

Shad Adair

Shad Adair

Shad Adair

Current City: Albuquerque, NM

Shad is a Managing Partner with Hula Partners LLC and currently serves as the head of sales, marketing, client relations and strategic alliances.   Shad specializes in transforming small to mid size companies into profitable enterprises.  Over the past 10 years, Shad created over $200m in value to these organizations. 

As an entrepreneur and investor he serves on the advisory board of enterprise software and services firms providing perspective on sales and growth strategies.  He presently serves the following organizations:  iResume (app automation), Talentura (mobile recruiting);  SAP/SF Services Firms (business operations); “stealth" Social App (LA based start-up); Univ. of New Mexico School of Business Venture Program Advisor; CNM STEMulus Ignite Accelerator Program Advisor; ABQ SCORE Small Business Mentor; CMU Information Management Institute, Corporate Fellow   

As the former CEO of SpinifexIT NA, Shad brought leadership, vision and operational excellence to a successful launch bringing the entity to profitability in less than 18 months while yielding revenue growth of 200% and profit growth of 293%.  Accolades include recognition by Gartner as a 2013 Cool Vendor in SAP Ecosystem as a result of intensive marketing campaigns.

Prior to SpinifexIT NA, Shad served as the Vice President for HCM Services with HCL Axon.  Shad came to HCL Axon through an acquisition of PremierHR where he served as senior partner.  

He is known to be an energetic and creative leader with broad based expertise in sales, operations, and organizational development.

Specialties:
Sales and Marketing Strategy
Revenue Growth
Human Resource Technologies
Connecting People with Opportunities
Building & Growing Teams
Leading Operational Efficiency​

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Education

BS Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University

MA Organizational Management, Univerisity of Phoenix

Calvin Scott Sihilling

Calvin Scott Sihilling

Current City: Eden Prairie, MN

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David Jones

David Jones

David Jones

Current City: The Villages, FL

Professional accountant [CPA; Canada, USA]

- Worked in public accounting for "Big 4" audit firms PwC, Deloitte], and had my own practice, with major emphasis on family-owned businesses

- Worked in industry as a CFO [heavy equipment; HVAC contractor]. Major emphasis on Business Plans and Cash Flow. Expert with Jian's BizPlan Builder and suite of management tools.

- Director [completed professional qualification course] of a major Canadian Credit Union and of a Central Credit Union. Major emphasis on Strategic Planning and Corporate Governance

- Instrumental in designing and developing an online consulting practice "Family Business Experts" [www.family-business-experts.com]. Major emphasis on Succession Planning.

- Specialized earlier in my career as a Chartered Business Valuator [Canada] and qualified as a Business Arbitrator [Canada]

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&amp;lt;p&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;MBA&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</p>

Joseph Elias

Joseph Elias

Current City: The Villages, FL

Retired Vice President of Citibank. Executive level expertise in commercial lending and commercial Real Estate. Author of few Patents. Previous owner of a "The UPS Store" Franchise. Re-engineered and created a number of businesses at Citibank. Provided financial re-engineering and counseling, Developed business plans and provided guidance in operation efficiency for small businesses. Introduced the concept of Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) replacing SDLC. Re-engineered and defined Human Resources business. Developed Knowledge distribution centers across the company. RE-architect customer interface process for internal clients worldwide. Sigma 6 certified professional. Negotiated major contracts. Restructured commercial lending relationships. A Change Agent.

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&lt;p&gt; BSEE, MSEE computer Science, NYU&lt;/p&gt;

Kenneth Farris

Kenneth Farris

Current City: Lakeland, FL

25 years with Hewlett-Packard Co.  Responsibilities for sales and sales management as a national account manager for hardware, software, services and infrastructure support / outsourcing.  Dallas, TX & Tampa FL

2 years with an HP reseller in a startup office in Tampa Florida

2 years with Grainger as a sales manager representing thousands of industrial products as part of a new corporate program in central Florida.

2 years self employed consulting in the IT infrastructure marketplace for a local central Florida business.

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Education

<p> BS Degree</p>

James Toth

James Toth

Current City: Ada, MI

Organization experience ranging from line staff to senior management positions, with 3 years as an  independent consultant in Project Management; 35 Years in information technology; 20 years project management experience; Areas of Industry experience: Communications equipment; Computer/data processing; Computer office equipment; Banking; construction; Security (information). Areas of Counseling Skills: Project Management; General Management; Communications; Business info systems; Computer info systems & Business plans/strategies.

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Jorge DeLeon

Jorge DeLeon

Current City: Hialeah, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Several years as a International Marketing Consultant. Expert in effectiveness analysis and implementation. 

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Education

Master’s Degree in Business Administration 2009

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Made research work on Harley Davidson IT strategy, Carnival Cruise lines expansion policy, Coca Cola Global Marketing, and Pollo Campero expansion in China among other academic work.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Sports Administration 2007

Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida

David Bricker

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David Bricker

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Dave Bricker is an award-winning designer and writer. He taught graphic and interactive design at a university level for almost 15 years. He writes a popular blog about writing, publishing, and book design, and created the PubML web-based eBook format.

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MFA, Graphic Design from Miami International University of Art &amp; Design</p>

Francis Joseph Hart III

Francis Joseph Hart III

Current City: Broken Arrow, OK
Chapter: Tulsa SCORE

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Oklahoma State University<br />
Business Marketing - BS</p>

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Oklahoma State University<br />
Business Management - BS</p>

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Tulsa Community College<br />
Liberal Arts - AA</p>

John Schveibinz

John Schveibinz

John Schveibinz

Current City: Ellicott City, MD

Entrepreneur, small business owner with startup experience

Co-founder Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc. (ASIT) acquired by L3 Communications in 2005.

Electrical Engineer BSEE Univ of Akron 1985, MSEE Johns Hopkins 1991

Experienced mentor, trainer and public speaker with MAT in secondary physics UMBC 2011.

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Education

BSEE University of Akron (1985)
MSEE Johns Hopkins University (1991)
MAT University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2011)

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