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Stacey is a global business leader from the corporate and nonprofit sectors and has a diverse background having worked for companies like Citibank, Compaq Computer, and Fidelity Investments. With expertise in finance, marketing and sales, Stacey has driven revenue growth across international markets by creating innovative sales strategies and building successful teams. Most recently, Stacey was the Vice President of Corporate Alliances for Make-A-Wish International and built a global corporate sponsor infrastructure, launched a sponsor team to develop partnerships with companies like Disney, Mattel, and Kia Motors, and increased revenue by over 700%. With a passion to create better communities and a better world, she recently launched her own venture - Social Evolution, to invest in projects with impactful social outcomes. She consults for non-profits and companies on topics around corporate social responsibility, building sales teams and fundraising strategies, governance, and globalization of social impact and cause marketing programs. Stacey has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Law, studied abroad at the University of Nottingham in the U.K., and at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. She completed her Masters in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2000.
Veteran start-up entrepreneur Bob La Loggia has championed innovation and new business models for more than 20 years. Bob founded his first start-up, a groundbreaking fitness planning and tracking system, in 1993, and has served as associate director of JDA Software and chief technology officer of GlobeXPharma, an alternative pharmaceutical distribution network.
Appointment-Plus, founded in 2001, is Bob’s current entrepreneurial endeavor. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a small start-up to a mid-size organization with over 70 employees, and was recently named one of the Top 10 Arizona Software Companies by The Phoenix Business Journal and one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Arizona by CareerBuilder.
Joseph is the founder and chief executive officer of CyberSponse, a local cutting-edge cyber security platform automation company. Experienced in enterprise sales and growth start-ups that have provided technology services to Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, and Pfizer, Joe is well-versed in cyber security methodologies and leverages his vast network of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to assist in the evolution of his ventures.
Joe is currently a cooperative member with the United States Secret Service, FBI, and DEA’s divisions on cybercrime.
Tammy McLeod's background runs the gamut from start-up to Fortune 500. She is currently the Vice President of Energy Resource Management for APS where she leads the company's Energy Marketing and Trading Operations, Resource Planning and Utility Owned Solar divisions. Tammy received her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School. She has authored a number of publications and is a frequent speaker on Customer Strategy and Customer Experience. In 2014 she received the Athena Award for her business leadership and exemplary community service. She is active in the economic development community where she sits on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, AZ Rural Development Council and Local First Arizona.
As the founder and former chief executive officer of ReadyMinds, Randy was responsible for creating the company vision and strategy for over 15 years. In January 2012 Randy sold the assets to Apollo Group, the parent company of University of Phoenix. With 20 years of experience in strategic business planning, identifying new market opportunities, growing business plans, raising funds, forging new relations, and keen management expertise, Randy now assists other entrepreneurs, businesses, and individuals to achieve their desired goals.
Randy received his bachelor’s degree in 1988 from the College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. He has co-authored numerous industry publications, appeared on national news programs, ABC's television show “Businessweek’s Money Talks”, and has been profiled and interviewed for articles by The New York Times, Monstertrak, USA TODAY, Expert Source News, and MSN Encarta.
With 21 years of banking industry experience, Brad Parker joined BBVA Compass in 2013. As Phoenix city president for BBVA Compass, Brad oversees the business development activities in Phoenix for corporate and commercial real estate banking, as well as leads and directs a commercial banking team of 20 employees, including corporate banking managers, relationship managers, and support staff.
At BBVA Compass, Brad is responsible for the approval and ongoing administration of a loan portfolio with commitments totaling more than $2 billion. His team provides full-service banking to clients across all business lines, including commercial loans, deposits, treasury management, payment solutions, capital markets, international banking, and investments and leasing.
Kevin earned seven medals serving in the U.S. Marines in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 1990-91. His first job was as a history teacher and in 2001 he founded Odysseyware. Kevin grew the company from a business plan written on a napkin to the leader of online learning for the K-12 market. In 2014 Kevin retired from the organization and calls his time at Odysseyware "one of the most rewarding journeys of his life."
Kevin currently spends his time investing, supporting non-profits that he believes in, presenting motivational speeches, and spending time with his precious family. He's been married for 30 years to Margie and they have three kids. His 19-year-old son is a freshman at ASU.