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Executive Connections

Information. Insight. Inspiration. Leverage the experience of accomplished executives to strengthen your business and personal skills. Executive Connections pairs you with a volunteer group of senior executives, who coach and mentor you as you embark on new career opportunities. Our executives-in-residence are an integral part of the Full‑time MBA program and a cornerstone of your experience at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

The level of access and the number of coaching opportunities available to you through the Executive Connections program are rare among top business schools. Interaction with senior leaders of this caliber will help round out a more complete, more impactful MBA experience.

Executive Connections will help you:

  • Build critical leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Better understand and prepare for your career
  • Practice and hone key business skills needed to succeed
  • Take a deeper dive into the inner workings of the business world
  • Develop a practical complement to your academic experience

Areas of engagement

You'll connect with some of the most accomplished executives in their respective fields, gaining valuable insights in five distinct areas of engagement:

  • 1. Leadership coaching — Helping you develop critical leadership competencies and personal, interpersonal skills
  • 2. Mentoring — Assisting with a variety of academic, business, personal and career-related issues
  • 3. Applied projects — Offering guidance on industry projects in an advisory role
  • 4. Career preparation — Helping you understand, decide and prepare for employment and internship opportunities
  • 5. Class activities — Assisting faculty members with a variety of class activities

During the two-year W. P. Carey MBA program, you are encouraged to work with this elite group of mentors in as many ways and as often as possible. Their experience brings both a unique perspective and a necessary real-world component to the Full‑time MBA. Executive Connections will deepen your skills, challenge your thinking, and develop your expertise.

Executive coaches

Greg Albert

Greg Albert

Greg Albert has served in multiple leadership roles during his 32-year tenure with Honeywell Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, avionics, and other aviation products.Recently, Greg has performed general management roles in leading Honeywell business segments responsible for Boeing Airlines and Airbus, with annual revenue responsibilities ranging from $900 million to $30 billion.

He completed an international assignment as vice president of Honeywell’s European aftermarket services business, with oversight of facilities in Germany, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, the Middle East, and Africa.

Prior to joining Honeywell in 1985, Greg worked for Bechtel Power Corp., an international engineering, construction, and project management company.

Greg holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and hiking in Colorado, dancing, traveling, and cooking.


Todd Altomare

Todd Altomare

Todd Altomare is an instructor at the W.P. Carey School Of Business in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Mr. Altomare teaches MGT 430 Negotiations, ENT 441 Managerial Entrepreneurship WPC 480 Capstone and MGT 411 Leading Organizations.  He brings over 29 years of significant corporate experience in the financial services industry working in leadership executive roles in client relationship management, investment advisory, business development and investor relations.

Mr. Altomare truly enjoys teaching and sharing his business and life experiences with every class and each student.  He likes to engage his students in experiential learning which helps his students develop skills through learning activities and practicing through classroom exercises. 

Todd has held the Certified Financial Planning Designation (CFP®) since 2013.  His undergraduate studies were at Boston College where he received a Bachelor of Science in the majors of Finance and Marketing.  He also received his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Prior to joining Academia, Todd worked in the financial services industry for two of the largest mutual fund companies in the world, Fidelity Investments and Vanguard.  He is also Founder of High Seas Consulting where he uses technical analysis, price and chart patterns to execute daily and swing equity trades.  His consulting firm also provides leadership training for small and mid-size companies. 

Todd has been involved in giving of his time volunteering to several non profits including his children's schools, several community food banks and organizations working to stop the spread of human trafficking.


Richard H. “Rick” Baer

Richard H. “Rick” Baer

Rick spent more than 35 years in marketing and brand management with Colgate-Palmolive Co., Continental Promotion Group Inc., and The Dial Corp. Rick is known for turning consumer products into household staples, and has generated global popularity for brands like Colgate toothpaste, Dial soap, Purex liquid detergent, Palmolive soap, Breck shampoo, and Fab laundry detergent. Rick most recently taught global marketing communications, global brand management, and global pricing as an adjunct professor of global marketing at ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management for 8 years.

Rick’s marketing plan for the European launch of stand-up toothpaste packaging won the prestigious Colgate-Palmolive Marketer of the Year award. Valuing the consumer as much as he does the product, Rick was the first brand manager outside the U.S. to add fluoride to Colgate toothpaste, seeing it as “critical to world oral health.” As vice president of Continental Promotion Group’s international arm, he increased global market penetration in Canada and Europe, doubling sales in year one and generating growth of 25 percent or more for three consecutive years.

Rick hold a BS in foreign management with double majors in international marketing and finance, and a minor in languages from Georgetown University, as well as an advanced management degree from USC’s Marshall School of Business. In his spare time, Rick enjoys team sports and international travel with his wife (especially to undiscovered beaches).


Holly Barrett

Holly Barrett

Holly Barrett has 30 years of international corporate finance experience and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Banner Health Ambulatory. Prior to joining Banner, Holly held held executive positions in manufacturing, legal, corporate affairs, and high-growth start-up business divisions with Intel Corporation. Holly was also leader in Intel diversity initiatives from the beginning, coaching, mentoring, and sponsoring high potential, diverse employees.

Holly served as the Vice President of Finance for the Internet of Things Group, where she played a key role in growing the business by over 30% to $2.5B between 2013 and mid-2016. She was also a leader in setting the strategy and executing on standing up a successful memory joint venture between Intel and Micron Corporation (IMFT). Holly also served on the Board of Directors for Wind River Systems and on the Governing Board of Directors for IMFT. During her Intel career, Holly was awarded three Intel Achievement Awards, Intel’s CEO approved, highest level of recognition.

Since retiring from Intel in June 2016, Holly has been providing consulting services via Gehrson Lehman Group, serving as an Arizona State University Alumni Council member, as a W.P. Carey School of Business Alumni Council member, and as an Executive in Residence Executive Connections mentor for the W.P. Carey School of Business Full-Time MBA Program. She is actively pursuing public Board of Director opportunities and volunteering for a variety of organizations focused on children’s health and well-being.

Holly holds a Certificate in Health Care Management from UCLA, an MBA from Arizona State University, and a BS in Accounting from University of Montana. In her spare time, Holly enjoys weight-training, photography, reading, travel, volunteer work, and home improvement projects.


Matt Benjamin

Matt Benjamin

Prior to retiring as a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2015, Matt was responsible for a number of domestic and multinational companies in the retail, telecom, media, and consumer products industries.

During his 40+ year career, he led the firm's national apparel and textile practice, and was responsible for development of new business, technical consultations and talent development. His clients included Verizon Wireless, Toys R Us, Church and Dwight (Arm & Hammer), Rite Aid, and Polo Ralph Lauren. In serving those and other clients, he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Western Europe, and Asia.

Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (major in accounting) from Baruch College-City University of New York in 1974. Since graduating, he was heavily involved in recruitment activities. Later in his career, he was active in Baruch College’s Executives on Campus program, where he served as an undergraduate and graduate honor student mentor. Matt has a long history of philanthropy, serving in a leadership role at two New Jersey not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) prior to relocating to Arizona, where he now serves on the Executive Committees of two highly visible Valley NFPs. His personal interests include classic cars, wine, travel, art, and bicycle riding.


Brian Boylan

Brian Boylan

Brian Boylan has more than 30 years of leadership experience in both publicly traded and privately held companies. He served as a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for more than 18 years at companies in both the technology and basic materials industries. For 14 years, Brian was the CHRO for JDA Software (nowBlue Yonder), a leading global AI/ML supply chain software company.

Brian was a member of the Executive Committee responsible for driving the growth of the organization from $200m in revenue to over $1B. Brian also spent 16 years with ASARCO Incorporated, a Fortune 500 global producer of non-ferrous metals. At Asarco, Brian served in a number of leadership positions in both operations and administrative functions, including SVP of HR and Legal Affairs.

Brian currently is Managing Director for BPB Talent Strategies, LLC, a boutique human capital advisory practice, providing HR consulting and high impact executive coaching services.

Brian has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Pace University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.


Bert Braden

Bert Braden

During a career that included 18 years at KPMG and 14 years at Deloitte Bert has lived and worked in Arizona, Hawaii, North Carolina, Guam, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. As a partner at Deloitte Bert served as COO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and was a key leader in driving the consolidation of the ASEAN countries practices into a single Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA) firm. The formation of Deloitte SEA required the creation, development and implementation of standardized financial, technology and human resource systems as well as the teams to support SEA.

During the 10 years Bert was COO of Deloitte SEA the revenue grew to $500 million with 5,000 professionals and over 20 offices. Following his retirement as COO Bert continues to work with Deloitte Thailand and Deloitte Vietnam as senior adviser and mentor to the Boards of Directors, leadership teams and high potential partners and future leaders. Prior to joining Deloitte Bert was a tax partner at KPMG serving a wide variety of clients within and outside the U.S. including manufacturing, distribution and nonprofits.

Over the course of his career, Bert has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently and member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. Bert holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from University of Arizona.


Roland Burgman

Roland Burgman

Roland is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Previously, Roland has spent more than 30 years as a consultant with engagements in the U.S., Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Dubai, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. His areas of expertise are in value-based management, strategic growth management, financial economics, corporate governance, and strategic marketing planning and customer loyalty and engagement. Much of this period included working with Stern Stewart & Co., the developers of EVA™ as an economic performance metric, and application in performance and incentive compensation consulting.

Roland also has extensive Board experience having had the roles of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and as an ED and a NED for publicly listed and private companies. He currently acts as an executive coach for senior executives in three major global companies.

Roland is a past Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in the U.S., a past Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a past Certified Fraud Examiner. He is also a past independent Research Fellow for Accenture’s Institute for High Performance in Boston.

Roland holds degrees from several Australian universities; a B. Agricultural Economics, a M. Commerce Marketing (Honors) and a Dip. Treasury Management. He has a PhD in Strategic Management from Purdue University, winning the GE/Strategic Management Society Award for Outstanding Research for his PhD dissertation. He has received a Commonwealth Postgraduate Course Award, a Fulbright Award and the John W. Teets Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching at Arizona State University in 2017.


Nancy Campo

Nancy Campo

Vice President-Lead Commercial Relationship Manager

Nancy Campo is a Lead Relationship Manager for the Wells Fargo Commercial Banking team in Scottsdale Arizona, where she manages clients with annual revenue of up to $100 million.

Nancy joined Wells Fargo in 2018 as a Commercial Banker and has held various senior roles within Wells Fargo and other well respected financial institutions. She is skilled in Sales, Relationship Building, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Treasury Solutions and Financial Analysis. Daily job functions include managing a portfolio of clients and developing new client relationships. Nancy earned her degree in Corporate Finance from Hofstra University’s School of Business. She was accepted into and completed the very prestigious Credit Training Program offered by Chemical Bank in New York and has continued to enhance her credit acumen over many years.

Nancy currently sits on the Board of The Scottsdale Area Chamber, the Sponsorship Council for NAWBO and is active with local charities, including Valley Life. She has held Board Positions with Women’s Enterprise Foundation and Women in Business. She is a member of the national council for DE& I for Wells Fargo, as well as, other national leadership councils for the bank.

In her free time, Nancy loves to hike and spend time with her family.


John Clifford

John Clifford

In July of 2018, John retired from Travelers, a Fortune 100, Dow 30 company based in New York City after 34 years of service, the last 15 as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). As CHRO, John led all talent acquisition, management development, employee relations, compensation and benefits for a 30,000-plus employee organization operating in the U.S. and selected international markets. He was responsible for roughly $3 billion in employee salaries, bonuses, equity, pension, and welfare benefits as well as staff in excess of 400.

During his career, John oversaw a number of mergers, acquisitions, and divestures, the largest of which was the merging of The St. Paul Companies and Travelers Property Casualty. At the time, it was the largest merger in the property casualty industry and formed the second-largest U.S. writer of commercial property casualty insurance.

Prior to his retirement, John served on the board of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and the Minnesota Private College Council. He was a guest lecturer at the for undergraduate and graduate level courses at Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

He holds a BA degree in economics from Carleton College and a Master of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. John and his wife Lynn have three adult children who work in the investment management and technology industries. He enjoys golf, hiking, art and international travel.


Julie Conti

Julie Conti

As a Supply Chain Executive, Julie Conti has been responsible for major Subcontract performance for over 17 years, and Director of Supplier Engineering at the same firm for 2+ years. In this capacity, Julie was responsible to ensure all direct material from the global supply base met strict DOD and Government requirements. She has led large Supply Chain organizations of 150+ professionals that manage strategic supplier relationships across leading edge technologies. Her average annual material spend responsibility was ~$2B. Julie's teams were located across five geographical areas.

In addition to her Raytheon experience, Julie also has had extensive Supply Chain execution experience in commercial electronics, and medical industries having worked for General Dynamics Corporation, Texas Instruments, and Beckman Coulter.

Julie is well versed in creating efficient and effective organizational constructs to achieve business goals in an ever dynamic global Supply Chain environment. Julie holds a BS from ASU in Marketing and MS in SCM from USD.


Charlotte Diener

Charlotte Diener

Charlotte retired after a corporate career spanning technology and traditional manufacturing industries. After retirement she worked with companies to improve their strategic and operational processes and with individuals to enhance their performance and career potential. Charlotte has experience in marketing, sales, purchasing, supply chain, demand forecasting, customer service, and business P&L management. In her career at ON Semiconductor, Charlotte program-managed the spin- off from Motorola and held executive leadership positions as vice president of planning and VP of the standard components business.

As senior VP of global supply chain operations, she led ON Semiconductor to multiple awards for service and delivery excellence. She also served as senior VP and chief integration officer, managing the operational integration of acquired companies.

During a career that included experience at Intel Corp., 13 years at Ford Motor Company, and 13 years at Motorola and ON Semiconductor, Charlotte has lived in Europe, Asia, and North America. She has managed large organizations in China, Malaysia, the U.K., France, Germany, and Slovakia, and has served on the board of directors for Leshan-Phoenix Semiconductor Co. based in Sichuan, China and Model United Nations of the Far West.

Presently, Charlotte is a member of the Advisory Board for The Guerrant Foundation, an organization that helps the poorest women in the world through micro-loans fro businesses. Charlotte holds two BA degrees from California State University Chico and an MBA from the University of Denver. Her personal interests include spending time with her husband and family of three adult children and four grandchildren, hiking, traveling, reading, gardening, and cooking healthy food.


Bruce Gilmore

Bruce Gilmore

As Director of Supply Chain Management for Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Bruce is responsible for supply chain leadership for Mayo Clinic’s U.S. Southwest region including the development of strategies, operations, and implementation of key initiatives. Bruce is also a Professor of Practice in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. CareySchool of Business.

Prior to his role at Mayo Clinic, Bruce served as a Director in Intel Corporation’s Global Supply Management organization, where he had responsibility for direct materials annual global spends of >$1B. The supply network spanned Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and China supporting Intel’s assembly/test factories in Asia and in Arizona. Bruce has a broad range of experience including procurement, materials management, service management, logistics, and transportation in a global, high-technology environment. Over his career with Intel, Bruce had extensive experience with leading global teams of employees and suppliers to achieve outstanding results across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

As a leader, Bruce developed several high-performance management teams to deliver leading-edge supply chain solutions for Intel. He has a demonstrated ability to orchestrate cross-functional resources across the organization to ensure effective deployment of high-leverage programs contributing directly to the bottom line. He is also an outstanding communicator with the proven ability to influence at the highest levels internally and external to the company.

Bruce earned a BS in Business Administration/Purchasing – Arizona State University, and an MBA from the University of Arizona. He is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Bruce and his family live in Arizona where they enjoy volunteering at their church, hiking, and enjoying the benefits of living in Arizona.


David Greenberg

David Greenberg

As a marketing consultant, David Greenberg has had the pleasure of helping grow some of the best-known restaurant brands in the world — Burger King, Jack in the Box, Bob Evans, Papa Murphy's Pizza and Mimi's Café, among others. He has also worked with category-leading consumer packaged goods brands on game-changing new product launches. David's marketing career has run the gamut, from helping stagnant brands realize exceptional growth to starting new businesses and launching them nationally. He takes great pleasure in taking underdog brands and dramatically growing their share and profitability while fighting against established powerhouses, turning around the fortunes of Wendy’s, Purex, and Innovative Brands as a marketing executive. For the past 10 years, David has been a strong supporter of Kids Who Care, a not-for-profit founded and run by his wife. Kids Who Care trains teachers across Arizona to provide service-learning programs to students at their schools. David has a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in philosophy from Haverford College in Haverford, PA. David enjoys spending time with wife and two daughters, hiking Arizona mountains, golfing, and playing guitar


Briand Greer

Briand Greer

Briand is a seasoned executive and dynamic leader with extensive global business management experience. Growing up in the US, Europe and Asia, traveling worldwide for 25 years and living in Asia for the past 8 years, Briand deeply understands how to embrace, understand and flourish both personally and professionally cross-culturally. He is a respected speaker and media expert focusing on how US multi-national companies can bridge the east-west gap for long term success through emotionally intelligent leadership with a global mindset and strong cultural competency.

As ASEAN President, Briand established and led Honeywell’s broad portfolio of businesses across Southeast Asia in alignment with global leadership and Honeywell’s strategic imperative to transform into a software industrial fully embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Honeywell’s four Strategic Business Groups (SBGs) Aerospace & Transportation, Performance Materials & Technologies, Home & Building Technologies, and Safety & Productivity Solutions supply leading-edge technologies, products, software, services, and solutions across a wide range of industries and markets including aviation, airports, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, production process controls, refrigerants, building and home safety & security systems, industrial safety, and business mobility and productivity.

Briand previously served as President, Aerospace Asia-Pacific based in Shanghai, China and was responsible for all aspects of the business across the region. He has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry as a senior leader in both the commercial and defense businesses. Before joining Honeywell in 2002, Briand was co-founder and President of Aerospace Hardware Exchange (AHX), the world’s first online trading marketplace for aerospace commodities. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at Fairchild Fasteners Inc. and UNC Inc.

As an officer in the U.S. Navy, Briand was a Naval Flight Officer with VS-29 aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), a Naval Science professor at Duke University, and a Commander in the Naval Reserve.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. His academic experience includes graduate level management studies at Harvard University and the University of Tennessee.


Anne Guerrant

Anne Guerrant

As a professional tennis player, Anne Guerrant won an Australian Open women’s double title and ranked No. 11 in the world. She was also a successful real estate entrepreneur, starting a company in 1976 with her husband, Terry. After nearly three decades buying and selling investments in land, apartments, and “fix and flip” houses, they sold all their real estate and retired in 2005.

As president of the Guerrant Foundation Anne takes no salary, and matches donations up to $100,000 per year. The foundation raises money for programs that help the poorest of the world's poor through small loans to start businesses, and 100 percent of donations made to the Guerrant Foundation are passed through to either Opportunity International, BRAC, or Pro Mujer. Careful due diligence has been done to select these efficient organizations. Additionally, Anne manages a board of advisors and plans several fundraising events for the foundation every year. She has taught personal money management classes to all ages from adults to children in first grade.

Anne has been a feminist since age 16. She is one of the founders of the women's pro tennis tour and the Women's Tennis Association, and counts Billie Jean King among her best friends.


Mila Henn

Mila Henn

Mila Henn, MBA, has more than 30 years of operations and supply chain experience across multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Her leadership has transformed organizations to deliver improved expense control/reduction, implement technology and robotics for process efficiencies, and has restructured departments to deliver high levels of performance. She has been hand-picked to lead international projects at the Cleveland Clinic, and Manitowoc Cranes based on her ability to work across cultures, disciplines, and management styles. Additional work experience includes New York Presbyterian Health System, Energizer, and Wyeth. She has a passion for developing professionals to achieve their potential and leads her teams to provide opportunities for career growth. Henn has served in non-profit boards and holds LEAN and Six Sigma certifications. She obtained a B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and a M.B.A in Information Systems from Pace University in New York City.


Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson

As an executive at Pitney Bowes, Chuck managed a variety of business segments and locations with total revenue responsibilities in excess of $340 million. Responsibilities ranged from recruitment, hiring, and development of employees to operational responsibilities focused on product line and business revenue development.

During a career that spanned more than 25 years, Chuck worked his way up from a commercial and government sales executive into district, regional and divisional/corporate management. He was a dynamic, visionary executive that positioned his organizations for accelerated growth and long-term results. A strong and decisive leader, he had a reputation for motivating employees and delivering unprecedented business results. Chuck was also known as a corporate leader that promoted diversity and inclusion in his management ranks.

Chuck has served on several nonprofit boards and continues to work toward the education and development of those in our community that need assistance. As a Gallup certified coach, he works with smaller organizations and nonprofits to have a positive impact on both their employees, and our communities. Chuck also understands the importance and impact of "the manager" in today's business organizations. He knows that today's employee wants and needs a manager that is also a coach that will help them accomplish their life goals.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration, from the College of Graduate & Business Management, University of Phoenix. Chuck also attended George Mason University and Babson College, School of Business for Leadership Training.

Chuck embraces the philosophy of Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world".


Doug James

Doug James

Doug "Bulldog" James is the president of Hound Strategic Inc. Hound Strategic focuses on business strategy and development, primarily focused in the aerospace industry. Doug is also a A320 Captain for JetBlue Airways based in Long Beach, CA.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Doug was commissioned an officer in the United States Air Force then attended USAF pilot training at Williams AFB, Phoenix, AZ. In the USAF, Doug flew over 2,800 hours and 119 combat missions in the A-10 and F-15C aircraft. In 2001, he transferred to the USAF Reserves while working at Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. At the Pentagon Doug specialized in fighter modernization and liaising with Congress as a member of the USAF’s legislative liaison staff.

Doug was on the senior staff for two major military command organizations. The first was a four-year active duty tour as Deputy Director of the Coalition Coordination Center, United States Central Command. While in this capacity, Doug was a member of General Petraeus' and General Mattis’ staff and led a team of officers from the Army, Navy, USAF, and Marines responsible for melding all aspects of Coalition forces into both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Undersecretary of Defense recognized Doug’s team of exceptional officers in 2010 for their outstanding service. In 2013, Doug was hand-picked to serve in the high-profile position of Deputy Assistant Director of Air, Space, and Cyber Operations for the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific Command. In this position, Doug was a senior advisor to the ‘4-star’ for all USAF operations in the Pacific region.

In addition to his military leadership, Doug was Chief Pilot for JetBlue Airways’ New York base and later the Fleet Captain in charge of all A320 aircraft standardization. As Fleet Captain, Doug wrote the first Quick Reaction Checklist for the A320 aircraft, which has become an industry standard. He recently served for three years as the Chairman of the Board for the non-profit ‘Save Our Heroes’. As Chairman, Doug was honored to testify to the Senate Armed Services Committee in March 2019.

Doug has a physics degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Florida State University. Doug is a board member for SentrySix Defense and the Diamond Strategy Group and a strategic advisor for Intrinsic Ventures, D3 Air and Space Operations, and Executive Springboard.


John Jennings

John Jennings

John Jennings is CEO of CQR Technologies, a software integrator and developer for Visitor Management and Access Control. Before this position, John was CEO of Safeguard Security and Communications, the largest independent security company in the southwestern United States. During John’s tenure, revenues increased from $500,000 to over $40 million.

John has completed more than 20 acquisitions of similar companies. He sold Safeguard to a national provider in 2014 and currently works with his daughter, Sarah, in developing innovative products using technology to make visiting a secure location easier and more efficient. John believes in strong teams and developing leaders within those teams to help lead a company to success. He currently serves as the secretary of the board of directors for Hospice of the Valley, is a past chairman of its board and a past president of the 100 Club.

His family actively supports the arts including Phoenix Botanical Garden, Ballet Arizona, and the Phoenix Symphony. In his spare time, he enjoys fly-fishing, golf, collecting vintage vehicles, and traveling. He holds a BS in public management from the University of Arizona and both he and his wife are native Phoenicians.


John Jenson

John Jenson

As Vice President and Corporate Controller at Amkor Technology, John Jenson leads the global finance and accounting team operating in the US, Portugal and seven countries in Asia.

Prior to joining Amkor in 2017, he has served in multiple leadership roles including Corporate Controller, CFO, Investor Relations and Company President. His industry experience is varied and includes Aerospace & Defense, Automotive Manufacturing, Aerospace Repair & Overhaul, For-Profit Education and Insurance.

His experience includes mergers & acquisitions, as well as developing greenfield manufacturing & operating facilities in both Northern England as well as Thailand.

He started his career with Deloitte serving as an Audit Manager. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Murray Jones

Murray Jones

On graduation joined General Electric Co. Final position Automotive Industry manager on Corporate Staff: $11B topline. Stayed 33 years. Traveled the world, always got out of bed in the morning at a dead sprint, thrived while working for one of the "world's toughest bosses." GE Virginia Tech Campus Executive mid-1990s, $1.5m to endow a Chair in Minority Engineering PHD, recruited approximately 40 Engineering and Finance graduates annually through the 1990's

Post GE, Absolute Consulting: provided onsite engineering staffing for Wind & Solar Farms construction; ABB: VP Electrical Vehicle Charging on global Smart Grid team; ECOtality: COO for cloud based Electric Vehicle Charging network, 35,000 subscribing members, installed base of 18,000 home and public chargers.

Since 2013: Active with Arizona Commerce Association: Venture Ready - EIR and panelist; Virtual Accelerator – mentor; Arizona Innovation Challenge - Judge
BSME Mechanical Engineering, minor in Nuclear Power Virginia Tech 1969
MBA Owen School Vanderbilt University 1983



Bob Leone

Bob Leone

As a Senior Partner with Hewitt and Aon (post Aon/Hewitt merger 2010), Bob held various leadership roles within the organizations, and acted as a lead consultant and actuary for over 60 large organizations, with more than half representing the Fortune 500.

During Bob’s 35-year consulting career some of his notable accomplishments included working with a broad variety of industry and business across the US, promotion to Partner after seven years of service and advanced to Senior Partner, developed expertise in many critical business areas (e.g. finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefit plans, etc), and establishing a retirement practice in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) with an initial (1996) revenue budget of $2.9 million and a $30+ million budget after 20 years of leadership.

In addition to Bob’s consulting experience he is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Business (University of Minnesota), where he developed and has been teaching a class on Employee Benefits since 2012.

Bob is a graduate of Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and a minor in business. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors. He worked as a fully credentialed actuary for 34 years, as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Tim Lindemann

Tim Lindemann

Vice President, Customer Experience (Retired)

CACTUS CONSULTING GROUP

Founding Partner & Principal Consultant

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Formerly Fortune 100 Senior Executive

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATE

Early Stage Business Ventures Seeking Senior Thought Leadership
Privately Held Companies Rapidly Expanding Through M&A
Private Equity Firms Restructuring Acquisitions

BOARD EXPERIENCE

American Airlines Credit Union, Vice-Chair and member of the Technology Committee
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, member of the Finance and Restore Committees

Tim Lindemann is a former Fortune 100 senior executive valued for his progressive perspective on complex strategies that set the direction for critical business decisions. He has driven change initiatives that have brought about transformational results across distributed environments. As a functional leader in two high-profile airline mergers, he became an expert in creating strategies, developing actions plans and delivering results with flawless execution. He successfully navigated difficult situations that required sophisticated people skills and decisive leadership across a range of disciplines: operations, customer experience, and revenue management.

After a distinguished career at American Airlines, Tim co-founded Cactus Consulting Group, a startup boutique firm of senior-level executive experts serving the travel and hospitality industries. Previously at American Airlines he served as Vice President of Customer Experience for Global Reservations & Customer Planning. In this role, he was recognized for successful merger integration and top divisional performance, a 10,000-person organization comprised of a union and non-union workforce.

Prior to the merger with American Airlines, Tim held various customer-focused leadership roles at US Airways including Vice President of Customer Experience for Contact Centers. He attributes his success to starting as a frontline customer service agent with America West Airlines in addition to his continued education, participation in two mergers, and mentorship by exceptional leaders throughout his career. He was repeatedly tapped for turnaround efforts and exceeded expected outcomes.

Tim earned an MBA in Economics from Arizona State University and a BS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. Tim is pursuing a Certificate in Director Education from the Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel University in Philadelphia.


Mark Nemschoff

Mark Nemschoff

As the head of Nemschoff Chairs Inc., Mark’s innovative and pioneering approach transformed the health care furniture industry. Customer focused marketing, service, and manufacturing enabled health care clients to customize products to meet their needs and differentiate their facilities. Quality, value, and custom products dramatically fueled Nemschoffs’ growth to the No. 1 position in health care furniture for nine consecutive years.

Mark began his career as a design engineer and team manager for an outdoor power equipment company, being awarded two patents for noise and vibration control. Ultimately Mark joined the family business, doing every mid and upper-level job prior to taking on the leadership role of president/CEO. Recognized as the industry leader, Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. was sold to Herman Miller, Inc. in 2009.

Mark was known for touting the phrase, “people do business with people they like” as a way of instilling the value of human connection in his employees. Always a hands-on leader, he prided himself in being a keen observer, deep listener, as well as a wholistic thinker.

Concurrently, Mark founded Colby Metal, Inc, a make to order contract metal fabricator that supplied Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. as well as other regional customers. Under Mark’s leadership, the company experienced significant and profitable growth, and was ultimately sold to Colby Metal management in 2017.

In addition, Mark founded Nemschoff Sports Ltd. which housed his offshore power boat racing team. Over a nine-year period he won three world championships, two national championships, and numerous speed records.

Mark has served on private and public boards of both local and national organizations. He earned his BS in Applied Science and Engineering, minor in Business, from the University of Wisconsin.


Tina Oliver

Tina Oliver

As a leader at Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 technology company, Tina Oliver has led the company's global Mechanical New Product Introduction, Subcontract Management and Supplier Development teams in the Aerospace Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) division for the past 24 years. She has also been the site lead for the Aerospace Women's Council which focuses on the career growth of women in the Aerospace Industry. In addition, she developed and launched a mentor program and Diversity of Thought program within Honeywell that focused on improving Inclusion and Diversity. Tina has held an expat position in Puerto Rico and has worked extensively throughout the United States, China, Mexico and Western Europe. She holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science and a Certificate in Project Management.

Tina is a 1st generation U.S. citizen, the daughter of an Air Force veteran and the first in her family to earn a master's degree. She is a native Arizonan, a loyal ASU alumni and a self-proclaimed ambassador of Tempe. Tina volunteers for several local agencies – Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) food bank, Lost Our Homes (LOH) pet rescue, Frank Elementary School STEM mentoring and Hospice of the Valley. She is an alumni of Tempe Leadership and serves on the board for the Tempe Youth Leadership program. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, hot yoga, any activity involving water, reading and riding her bike. She is her happiest when she is on the beach watching the sun set and toasting the sun with "thank you for today, I'll see you tomorrow".


Bill Pesch

Bill Pesch

Bill Pesch is a board director and retired CEO who led five businesses for private equity, selling three to strategic buyers. He currently serves as a director for Hall Technologies, a professional audio/visual manufacturer in Tustin, CA, and several not-for-profit Boards. Previously, Bill served on the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Boeing 737 Interiors Council, and the Advisory Boards of the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business and the University of California, San Diego, Rady School of Management.

Bill has strong private equity, operational, marketing, and sales experience in the aerospace/defense, technology manufacturing, and energy management industries and has extensive international experience. He served until 2017 as CEO of the B&E Group, a precision aerospace manufacturing and MRO company sold to StandardAero and Cadence Aerospace. Previously Bill served as CEO of Able Manufacturing, CEO of McBride Electric, and President of Driessen Aircraft Interiors, a manufacturer of Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft galleys, selling the business to Zodiac Aerospace in 2008, now part of Safran.

Earlier, Bill served as President of Anacomp Inc.(ANMP), President of FP Mailing, VP of the international division of AB Dick (now Mark Andy), VP of International Business Development for Maytag Corp. (now Whirlpool), and Director of Global Marketing and Director of Manufacturing for Siemens Building Technologies.

Bill earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico. He grew up in Santa Fe, NM and is an avid global traveler, alpine skier, and scuba diver.


Kerry Philipovich

Kerry Philipovich

Kerry Philipovitch is a corporate director currently serving on the boards of four unique companies. She joined the board of Apollo-owned Sun Country Airlines in December, 2020 as the company was preparing for IPO. Following the successful first and secondary offerings, she served as interim chair of the Audit Committee, and is currently a member of the Audit, Nominating & Governance, Compensation and Safety Committees, participating in the company’s governance evolution to meet public company requirements. She also serves as an independent director to Avianca Airlines, and is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Kerry is a board member at Intervine, an international wine management company that supplies the travel industry. She chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee, and is on the Compensation and Finance/Audit Committees working to help the company recover from the devastating loss of business experienced during the pandemic. She is also serving on the board of technology start-up OptIn, a revolutionary solution for today’s hourly workforce giving workers flexible scheduling opportunities and enabling labor sharing between locations and enterprises. The early-stage company is seeing high demand for its innovative product, and is preparing to raise capital to fund its growth.

Kerry brings more than twenty years of airline operations, commercial, and customer experience achievements. She most recently served as Senior Vice President - Customer Experience for American Airlines where she oversaw airline operations impacting critical measures of customer value, including worldwide airport customer service, ramp, and baggage operations; onboard flight service and catering; global call centers; cargo; customer planning; and service recovery. She supported a team of 70K global team members and managed a $7B operating budget. In addition to her operating responsibilities, Kerry worked with the NAACP and other important community partners to develop an inclusion and diversity strategy for the airline. She frequently served as a subject matter expert in educating government officials on important industry issues, and offered expert testimony in two congressional hearings.

Kerry was selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business Awards, an award that recognizes business leaders for impressive professional achievements and proven track record. Profiles in Diversity Journal named her as a Woman Worth Watching, and the Phoenix Business Journal selected her as one of the most influential business leaders in the Phoenix area. Passionate about inspiring female leaders, she enjoys speaking to groups, offering advice on how to deliver results and achieve career advancement.

Kerry graduated with a master of business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and received her bachelor of arts in economics from Tulane University. She earned her Directorship Certification through the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is a member of Women Corporate Directors.


Don Riegger Jr.

Don Riegger Jr.

As a senior partner of Deloitte, Don Riegger was a key leader and global management board member of the firm’s $1 billion Global Employer Services (GES) practice. As a direct contributor to the global practice’s strategy, he led implementation of client service delivery to the firm’s major multinational clients managing their complex international cross-border tax, human resource, finance and business operations. Don's global career included leading business units in Germany, France, Belgium and Asia, as well as the U.S.

Prior to retiring in 2016, he was the GES Asia Pacific Leader leading a $115 million professional practice with a team of more than 1,000 partners and professionals. Over the course of his career, Don has served on numerous non-profit boards and lectured at universities and conferences in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He has provided content for diverse publications including The International New York Times, Wall Street Journal (Asia), The Arizona Republic, and The Tax Advisor.

Don is a CPA and holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business. He and his wife, Mallory, live in Tucson, Arizona and enjoy travel and outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, skiing and running.


Jacqualine Spence

Jacqualine Spence

Jacqualine focuses on developing leadership teams and governance systems for privately-held, entrepreneurial companies in Australia, China and the United States. She also brings experience as co-founder of a successful start-up firm offering shareholder value based management services that became an affiliate of Stern Stewart & Co, the EVA company.

After that business was acquired, Jacqualine spent 15 years as a principal and partner in EY's New York, Stockholm and Melbourne offices. Specializing in B2B global account growth and enterprise risk management, she led client-based initiatives which resulted in strategies that achieved the firm’s largest global accounts. Jacqualine began her consulting career working with Fortune 100 communications, media and technology companies on performance improvement programs.

In the nonprofit sector, Jacqualine's focus is on increasing access to educational opportunities for high-potential candidates from unconventional backgrounds. She serves as Treasurer with the American Australian Association; and her strategy and governance projects include work with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Craig Stevens

Craig Stevens

Professional interests: entrepreneurship, venture capital, executive management, new market establishment, marketing support, management consulting, staff augmentation

As managing director of the Center for Community Solutions, which helps communities end relationship and sexual violence, Craig Stevens is responsible for managing sales, marketing, support, infrastructure, and strategic partnerships within the community. Craig focuses on maximizing profitability and decreasing risks for individuals, teams, and organizations.

He began his career at IBM, selling office system products to mid- and large sized organizations in New England and New York. Since then, he has been tasked with generating global business and managing operations on six continents while overseeing 10,000 employees.

Craig often speaks at industry events associated with outsourcing and managing staff augmentation on regional, national, and international levels. Craig graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor’s degree and associate’s degree in management information systems.


Kalyan Subraminian

Kalyan Subraminian

As a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, Kal Subramanian leads a team of Delivery and Change Management professionals who are passionate about Product Management and Agile delivery.

Kal is a veteran professional in the financial services industry having served in various capacities for the past 32 years. Starting with a brief career on Wall Street as an Investment Banker, Kal moved from New York to California for an extensive stint in Management Consulting that included Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini and DMR Group. Kal has really spent the rest of his career to date transforming Technology at American Express and Consumer Banking at Wells Fargo. Kal's key strengths and subject matter expertise are in Business, Finance, Technology, Leadership and Consulting. Kal is a champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

He spends his time outside of work engaging and promoting various cultural events such as Indian Classical music & dance; Hindu religious events; Middle and High School Science Bowl competitions; International Travel and Vegetarian lifestyle while taking care of his elderly parents. His son is a Masters student in Germany while his daughter works for a consulting company in New York City.


Lawrence X. Taylor

Lawrence X. Taylor

As a C-level executive, advisor, and board member with more than 30 years of business experience, Lawrence has guided organizations through complex restructurings, acquisitions, corporate development activities and capital transactions totaling over $20 billion. His experience spans start-ups to private companies to publicly traded companies and includes diverse companies and industries – such as Grand Casinos, Mesaba Airlines, Mercedes Homes, Zounds Hearing and Odyssey Capital Group. He possesses an extensive knowledge of finance, strategy and operations and has developed strategic, financial, operating and turnaround strategies across multiple industries including casino gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, aviation, real estate, retail, and healthcare.

He is currently president of Taylor Strategy Group and provides strategy, financial, and restructuring consulting to companies and boards. In addition, he also provides expert witness testimony.

Lawrence currently serves on two public and two private company boards and has served on committees (Audit, Nominating and Governance, M&A, Strategic Planning, Restructuring, Finance and Compensation) of multiple companies, including two companies in Chapter 11. Lawrence is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and NACD Directorship Certified. He was also recognized as a “Director to Watch 2020” by the Private Company Director Magazine. He is an SEC qualified financial expert, has chaired an audit committee and is a frequent panelist and article contributor on board governance and board related issues.

Lawrence is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. A native of New Orleans, he is an avid cook, woodturner, hiker, and golfer and resides in Litchfield Park, AZ


Anna Thomasson

Anna Thomasson

Anna Thomasson has more than 30 years of experience driving functional excellence through talent development, process, and technology. She is known for leading effective change for businesses via strategic improvements to culture, employee performance and engagement, and succession management, all of which serve her well in her role at Willis Towers Watson — a leading global consulting organization engaging 40,000 employees and serving more than 140 countries.

In addition to being a consultant, Anna has held numerous leadership roles, including a stint as managing partner through which she grew some of the firm’s largest client relationships with prominent global brands. She has served as an advisor to seven startups, including her own pet products company.

Anna holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Oregon. She currently serves as a public member of the Arizona State Bar Board of Governors, and is an active fundraiser for the local Franciscan Renewal Center. Her leisure time is spent hiking and indulging her passion for raising and training guide dogs for the blind.


Terri Tierney Clark

Terri Tierney Clark

During her tenure as a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co., Terri Tierney Clark developed and managed the real estate private equity placement business into the largest of its kind, developed the Merrill Lynch Latin American equity placement business, and was among the founders of Merrill’s private equity institutional fundraising business. Her responsibilities included sourcing, structuring, managing, and executing equity placements in buyout, venture, international, high yield, distressed security, and real estate funds, as well as in private companies. Additional responsibilities included securing equity commitments from United States, European, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and Asian investors.

More recently, Terri founded Summit Leadership Advisors to help companies retain, attract, and advance women and diversity professionals within corporate executive ranks. An adviser to Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Sallie Mae, Silicon Valley Bank, and Association for Talent Development on leadership and diversity issues, she often shares her expertise through keynote talks and presentations to corporations, universities, and business groups.

Terri is the author of a No. 1 Amazon bestseller, Learn, Work, and Lead: Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You, and earned London’s Financial Times’ “Reader’s Favourite Books of 2014”. She has published articles in Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider, among others. She is founder and President of Code Maine, a not-for-profit coding academy, a Board member of American Corporate Partners, a national veterans organization, and a Trustee of The Jefferson Trust at the University of Virginia.

The married mother of three is a graduate of Smith College and holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.


Paul Tufano

Paul Tufano

Paul Tufano is a veteran of the technology and telecommunications industries, having served in a variety of finance, operations and executive leadership positions for over the past forty years. Most recently he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Electronics, a global provider of innovative product design, engineering services, technology solutions and advanced manufacturing services to the medical; aerospace and defense; industrial; computing and telecommunications industries.

Prior to Benchmark, Paul served initially as Chief Financial Officer and later as Chief Operating Officer of the Alcatel-Lucent Group, a global provider of networking and communications technology, products and services operating in over 130 countries. During his time at Alcatel-Lucent he resided in Paris. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Paul served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solectron Corporation, an electronics manufacturing company for original equipment manufacturers and later as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Solectron, Paul was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of hard disk drives for business, consumer and entertainment applications. He joined Maxtor as its Chief Financial Officer and later assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Paul started his career at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a technology and consulting company, where over his 17 years with the firm he held a variety of management positions in finance and operations.

Paul has been fortunate to have played a part in the growth and evolution of the Technology sector. He has amassed extensive experience in strategy, business development, financial and operations management, organization and leadership development.

Paul currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Teradyne, a supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications and EnerSys, a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from St. John’s University and a Master of Business Administration, Finance, Accounting and International Business from Columbia University.


Mike Tully

Mike Tully

Michael Tully currently serves as an independent director for CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a multi-line commercial insurance company with $4B in assets and $1.6B in surplus. An SEC/SOX financial expert, he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Human Capital Committee and is a CPA. He also serves as an independent director for National Association of Corporate Directors, serves on the Program Committee, and is the Chairman for the Arizona advisory board. He also serves as the Advisory Board Chair for OralKleen, a Series A medical device company and also serves as an advisory boards for Hammoq, a AI, machine-learning startup and Gainey Business Bancorp.

He is a former Chief Executive Officer of AAA where he led the creation of a $10B, 22-state holding company, later consolidating seven Western states resulting in one of the largest AAA's in the world with 5.5 million members, $850M in assets, and $3.5B gross revenues.

Tully's diverse experience includes executive leadership roles at two Fortune 100 Digital Equipment Corporation and Fairchild as well as roles as a startup CEO for an EXIM Bank financial service firm, Export Risk Management, and a CFO/President role PJH Brands, a high-end manufacturer of motorcycle lubricants. His experience spans managing large, complex businesses as well as working in innovative, entrepreneurial environments.

Tully currently serves as a CEO mentor for both YPO as well as the Arizona Department of Commerce. He is the managing partner of Horizon Strategic Advisors, a management-consulting firm and is a CPA and a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He received his Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees in Finance from Arizona State University. He resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two daughters (both ASU graduates!)


George Weathers

George Weathers

As an executive at Mobile Mini, George Weathers has led the company's efforts to upgrade and optimize its analytical and financial operations as the Vice President of Finance. George oversees financial planning & strategy, pricing, business intelligence and M&A analysis for the company.

Across his career, George has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of Finance, Strategic and Operational roles with companies such as Procter and Gamble, Vanguard, United Rentals and IHeart Media. He has helped lead projects such as new venture creation e.g. Tide Dry Cleaners, SK-II Day Spas in Asia and emerging media (IHeart app).

George has served on the board of several not for profits as well as several startup companies most recently working with the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix and also advising LifeProfit, an online lifestyle firm. In the past George was active with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and the 100 Black Men of Philadelphia as a mentor as well as leading efforts to establish high quality Charter education options in underprivileged neighborhoods.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Georgetown University as well as an MBA from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University). George also studied at the University of Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg South Africa.


Carole West

Carole West

After serving the healthcare industry as a human resources executive for the past few years, Carole recently launched her own business, Divine Momentum, with the vision to eradicate disparity, building up one person at a time. The mission of Divine Momentum is to empower those overlooked in society, by inspiring them to soar.

Prior to Carole’s stint in healthcare, she spent more than 10 years with Walmart, where she most recently led a multi-unit/multi-state retail operation team with P&L responsibility of more than $450 million in sales volume. In that role, she opened new stores, managed remodel store projects and ensured that existing stores improved their associate and customer experience. Carole also led the human resource strategy team for Walmart Stores, including change management and project implementation supporting more than 3,700 facilities and 350 HR professionals. Previous to Walmart, she was the managing director of INROADS/Northern California and INROADS/Central Texas, a non-profit organization that develops talented minority youth in preparation for corporate and community leadership.

Carole has built a reputation as a collaborative and excellent thought partner, someone that brings clear perspective, a balanced approach, and a willingness to try new ways of working to achieve better organizational results. Her vision and ability to nurture relationships has led to a long-term solutions and success.

Carole holds a MBA with a concentration of human resource management and a bachelor's degree in accounting. She enjoys spending time investing in the development of others, traveling with her family especially to warm and sunny places, and loves listening to music.


Dave Yorita

Dave Yorita

Dave Yorita has 38 years of experience selling business operations and customer engagement excellence to drive critical business outcomes with Business Process Management, CRM and AI/Analytics for leading software companies. He is known for creating software business solutions for several vertical industries, such as, financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing (high tech, discrete and process) within functional operational departments for Fortune 1000 companies. His overall management and sales experience have been with publicly traded companies including: FileNet, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Kofax, Pegasystems, and OpenText.

Dave’s leadership roles required him to work across internal functional groups (finance, development, support, marketing, legal and operations) to meet the desired outcomes for his client and company.  Dave’s management style is one of a servant leader. This allows for team collaboration with effective results.

Dave holds an MBA from the Arizona State University and a bachelor's in Business Administration, Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. He currently serves as a Chapter Advisor for Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business Fraternity), Iota Xi chapter at Arizona State University, where he emphasizes the importance and development of soft skills for the membership.  He is an avid sports fan and leverages teamwork in his professional and personal life.  He and his wife have a goal to attend a Major League Baseball game at every ballpark.


Jack Zwingli

Jack Zwingli

Jack Zwingli is accomplished business leader with both corporate management and entrepreneurial experience, at the highest levels of diverse organizations worldwide. On the corporate side, Jack was the senior executive responsible for an extensive portfolio of diverse global business under the S&P institutional and retail investor division. He managed more than 1,300 people in offices around the globe, with business units providing investment research, analytical platforms, real-time data feeds, and S&P index services. He also held key management positions for Moody’s Investors Service and Dun & Bradstreet.

Jack spent the other half of his career as CEO of entrepreneurial firms The Vantra Group, Audit Integrity, and GMI Ratings — all of which were acquired and remain successful. Most recently, he established executive compensation data and analytics firm Incentive Lab as a groundbreaking service provider, based on market-leading data and advanced quantitative analytical tools — paving the way for its acquisition by corporate governance leader Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).

A well-known thought leader on corporate governance, executive compensation, and accounting integrity, Jack currently teaches strategic management to students at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He holds a bachelor's in marketing from Indiana University and an MBA from Rutgers University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, traveling, running, hiking, and biking.