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Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
 

Laurie Hill is an Author, Speaker, CEO and Entrepreneur and is in studio this #FocusFriday to talk about the resources available to Entrepreneurs at the St. Petersburg College Collaborative Labs.

Sarah is a licensed nutrition consultant with a master’s degree and more than thirty-five years’ experience counseling and lecturing on all aspects of nutrition throughout the country. Sarah works as the Director of Nutritional Programs for Valle Counseling in Tampa, FL. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) practitioner. Sarah is the founder of Fast Food Healing LLC, a personalized in-home nutrition counseling business.

Leslie R. Gay is the Owner and Franchise Partner of Painting with a Twist in St. Petersburg. Leslie opened the franchise on July 31st, 2009. In January, 2011 her South Tampa studio was opened.  Her third studio, located in Clearwater, opened in September, 2014.  Earlier in 2016, the South Tampa location was sold, however she will be concentrating in Pinellas County. Their newest studio opened in Pinellas Park in September. Painting with a Twist offers painting classes to the public where the company provides all the painting supplies and a local artist provides step-by-step instruction. Its best known as Fun Art Not Fine Art.

 

Dale Nabors is well known in the Tampa Bay area community as an experienced Realtor who has a knowledge of the local market and has established a positive working relationship with other professionals in the field. Dale is a veteran of 35 years in real estate, specializing in residential sales and relocation buyers at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. 

Ernest Hooper is a longtime columnist and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Hooper started his career as a sports writer and covered Jamall Anderson's ascension as a star in 1993 and 1994. He is the Co-Author of Jamall Anderson's memoir, The Best Bet. 

Jamall Anderson is a former standout Hillsborough High running back and youth minister who now works with youths as a football coach and mentor. He is the author of his memoir, The Best Bet. The Best Bet is Jamall's memoir that for the first time reveals the central role he played in the biggest gambling scandal in NCAA College Football history. 

 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.


Debra Palmer has been a business services entrepreneur in the Tampa Bay Area since 1988. In 2013, she was introduced to the concept of third party inventories and spent extensive time researching the industry. Through exhaustive research and direct communications with individuals who had experienced losses and endured the claims process of their insurance companies without up to date documentation to substantiate equitable settlements, Debra realized the need for inventory professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Author, Trainer, Speaker, and Business Mentor, Joe has dedicated his life to mastering effective communication techniques. His experience includes: Executive, Business Development, Speaking, Training & Coaching, Customer Relations, Brand Marketing, Project Management, and Sales Management. Joe received an Engineering Degree from the University of Rochester in Optics and a Certificate in Management Studies from the Simon School of Business.
 

Brass Ring Financial Solutions Founder John Massolio, CLU, ChFC is an experienced consultant to financial advisors, independent insurance agents and regional marketing organizations. His approach focuses on enhancing and strengthening consumer relationships by direct and field- based sales activities designed to maximize life insurance, annuity and long term care insurance sales efforts.

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best.

Mary Osada is a Tampa Native and a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School Tampa with honors. She has been a hairstylist in Tampa for 6 years. Mary is also a color educator for Loreal Professional and is a certified colorist with Loreal Professional and is also certified with dream catchers extensions, extended and mend extensions, and Keratin Complex.
 

Leigh started her career at Steak & Ale working in restaurant operations until she was promoted to regional training manager for the Southeast Region. She focused on development and implementation of training materials and programs for an area with over 2,000 employees, 150 managers and annual sales exceeding $48MM. . At 3 Daughters Brewing, she returns to the hospitality industry bringing years of marketing and business savvy to promote our great tasting craft beer to distributors, retailers and consumers.

Gina Morales is the owner of GMPR, her own public relations firm. She represents Film Tampa Bay as its Chief of Communications. She was part of the team that helped bring Tampa’s first movie premiere to life for Bryan Cranston’s “The Infiltrator” at Tampa Theater in 2016. She is the reason the event was the talk of the town for days prior to and after the event. 

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology).

 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Founder & CEO Mathew Cole is a third-generation Floridian, UF graduate, an avid runner, reader, and supporter of the arts. While out for a jog in the Spring of 2015 and listening to an audiobook, he learned of the Jesuit's optimistic examen prayer. Inspired, Matt searched for an app that promoted positive daily posts, the sharing of nonprofit activities, and a philanthropic spirit. Surprised to discover no such app existed, he created his own! Examen was born.

 UrbanBody Clothing was established in March of the year 2000 as a fun and exciting place to shop in the South Tampa SOHO District, and it is currently (as it has always been), a Fashion forward and fun store to shop at for both Ladies and Gentlemen who pride themselves in wearing good quality clothing. Cleland Ayison, Owner of UrbanBody Clothing joins the #MorningDiscussion on #TampaBay's Entrepreneurial Radio Show: That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly!
 

Carolynn Smith is a Hall of Famer in NCAA Women’s Basketball, Emcee of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four (2015, 2016, 2017,) a Former Fox Sports Radio personality, former “Million Dollar Baby” in sales and marketing for Hilton Hotels Worldwide & Starwood Hotels and currently the owner of successful marketing and Public relations firm, Seven PR + Marketing. Carolynn Smith is a sales, marketing, and PR professional, with over 15 years of experience in the sports, hospitality, and entertainment industries. 


CEO and founder of Bikini Boss Fitness, Theresa “Bikini Boss” Depasquale is an entrepreneurial fitness expert, author, wife, and mother of 2 (ages 5 and 8). She has made her mark internationally in the fitness industry with her revolutionizing online training and content delivery programs including her Squat Booty Secrets Workout Program! "Bikini Boss" is one of social medias most popular fitness Phenom’s, inspiring and helping people around the world to improve their health and fitness. At 250,000 plus followers, her presence continues to grow rapidly because of her straight-up, in your face approach to health and fitness. Author of “Boss to Bikini” – Amazon’s #1 Mover & Shaker in 2016

Michael Parise was a Catholic priest for over 32 years and served as a pastor, spiritual director, pastoral counselor, teacher, mentor, healer, published author, and artist.  He is currently the Life & Spirit Coach and certified both in spiritual direction and in stress reduction and trauma recovery.  He also has a university degree in biology and three masters in various theological fields.  Michael specializes in helping executives and professionals who are drowning in personal responsibilities.  
 

Terry Blachek was one of the early founders of Orangetheory Fitness, a group fitness concept that takes your results to new heights using 60-minute classes broken into intervals of high-intensity heart rate based training. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the management, operation, sales, marketing and development of club companies in the health and fitness business.

Forrest is the founder and principal of Westchase Financial Planning Inc.  Throughout his career as a naval officer, his desire to help his fellow Sailors, friends and family members resolve their financial concerns has long been Forrest’s inspiration for starting a second career as a financial planner. Forrest’s media articles have been published in over a dozen online publications, including Christian Science Monitor, NASDAQ, & Business Insider.  Additionally, Forrest is routinely quoted in the media in such publications as USA Today and Nerdwallet.  

Joanie Corneil was raised on a wheat and cattle farm in northern Oklahoma. She spent several years in Italy soaking up the culture and enjoying the cuisine. After relocating to Tampa in 1986 she and her partner, Bill Shumate, opened Bella’s Italian Café, which has become one of the most popular casual-dining restaurants in south Tampa. Bella’s cookbook is the culmination of her travels and thirty years of serving the people of Tampa.
 

Joe Malinowski is the Lead Seeker of Awesomeness at Tampa Bay is Awesome. Tampa Bay is Awesome was founded in July 2014 and in less than 2 short years has acquired over 220,000 Social followers, and tens of thousands of website visits. The concept now serves as a community promotion resource showing off all the awesomeness the Tampa Bay area has to offer.


Sven was born in Belgium and moved to Tampa a few months ago via South Africa. 10 years ago he saw a need for a high end publication that highlights the best of cities and countries around the world; a publication that closes the gap between countries to promote trade and economic growth.   Out of this idea Global Village was born.  Since its inception the organization has published hundreds of B2B books highlighting the best success stories of a region.  Now in Tampa Sven is hoping to continue his mission in the US.  

Stephanie is the Editor-In-Chief for Resident Magazine, focused on the Wesley Chapel and New Tampa markets. Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and in December will earn a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF. 
 

Kelley Parris currently serves as Executive Director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County; she holds a graduate degree in Organizational Management from Troy University and an undergraduate from the University of Alabama.  Parris previously served as the Director of the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention where they were awarded the 2013 Auburn University Innovative Programs in Government Award for their work to end child death in the (0-3) demographic from Abusive Head Trauma and Unsafe Sleep. Most recently she received the 2014 Secretary’s Award from the Florida Department of Children and Families for community partnership.

Jeff Gigante is a restauranteur and a partner with Ciccio Restaurant Group. In 1996 he opened Ciccio and Tony’s in the SoHo District. The restaurant thrived, and Jeff and his associates at Ciccio Restaurant Group are now the Caesars of a small empire of restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Knowing that part of their restaurant’s success was due to the growing community, Jeff formed SoHo Business Alliance with over 30 restaurants, bars, hotels and shops. This new alliance coordinates improvements and expansion in the area, which supports every business.

Spend time at LaDee-Da Kids Spa in Dunedin, Florida and you will realize why the owner; Wendy Long sought out the concept of bringing a child’s imagination to reality while capturing those memories through photographic images. With a passion for photography and art, a fun-loving spirit and having two toddlers of her own, she combined her experiences and came up with LaDee-Da Kids Spa!

 

Eric J. Crall, M.D. is a family physician who has practiced in the Tampa Bay area for 19 years. Two years ago he left traditional fee-for-service medicine to start a direct patient care (DPC) practice, an evolving business model based on a low monthly subscription fee that includes all the services he provides in his office with no added costs. 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Danielle Vona recently launched her new venture, The Marketing Posse. The Marketing Posse is an “outsourced marketing department” that provides strategic business planning and brand positioning, marketing solutions and talent development. Danielle’s background is uniquely positioned to bring big brand thinking to companies of all sizes. Her approach uses customer insights to develop strategic business plans filtered through a strong brand position.

 

Bruce Wawrzyniak is the Founder and President of Now Hear This.  With a focus on management, promotion, and booking, Now Hear This can help any kind of artist soar and get noticed!  The company even has non-music clients, such as authors, small businesses, and an Olympic athlete.  Also, “Now Hear This Entertainment” is a weekly podcast hosted by Bruce.  The show has been delivered on-time, every week, for more than two-and-a-half years and has gotten listeners from 124 countries around the world.  It has spawned an eBook series called, “Bruce’s Bonus Book.”  


Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Greg Sausaman is President/CEO of Topper’s Creamery, a soft-serve ice cream franchise that he co-founded in 2006 and now has 14 locations across Florida, including traditional and non-traditional.  An entrepreneur and multi-branding expert, Greg had owned eight Domino’s Pizza locations by the time he was 30 years old.  The continuation of his résumé shows success as a consultant with Allied Domecq brands, including Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins, before becoming Director of Franchise Operations for Beef O’ Brady’s Sports Pubs.  He successfully sold 112 franchises for Beef’s in an 18-month period, generating over $4 million in franchise revenue.
 

Dr. Victoria Brown is a first generation college student from a small town in Mid-Michigan.  As a business developer for over 15 years she became interested in exploring the pattern of poverty in families and communities.  One of the trends she saw was the lack of knowledge about business development in our education system. Victoria is a published author, product developer, mentor, and CEO/President of Jireh Business Consulting (JBC) located in the growing business metropolis of Tampa Florida.  JBC is a 501(c) 3 organization with a special interest in engaging and developing young, low income, and unique children to introduce them to business development education.

Tracy is a Northern California transplant. After several years of being homesick for her city by the bay, she decided to set out on a quest to fall in love with Florida. By doing this she created a blog and begin writing about all of her favorite places in Tampa Bay that reminded her about some of her favorite places back home. Not only did she get to experience some of the best spots in Tampa Bay, she also made a lot of friends. She now has two blogs that keep her busy along with a full-time job as well as being a single mom to two kids and two awesome dogs.

Founder and owner of Light Shine Media Group, Pamela Settle began her professional career in marketing, advertising and public relations more than 20 years ago in Southern California. As her career grew, she developed expertise in what is called social marketing -- educational communications to influence behavior change. In 2010, she combined her experience in social marketing along with her passion for healthy families to create GoodLiving®, a unique media brand that seeks to be a positive influence on our Tampa Bay community inspiring kindness, giving and healthy living. 

 

Adella Pasos has been modeling since 2006. With her bright smile and sexy sultry look, this model has melted the hearts of everyone to whom she’s come in contact with. Adella Pasos is one of those entrancing ladies of the camera; a genuine modeling rarity. Sharing her passion for growing brands from the ground up, she quickly began gaining exposure in the business and modeling industry. Adella organized promotional modeling events, hosted celebrity fundraiser events, and began branding her name as the business beauty.

Kasia Lavigne is the Chef of The Brew Bus. The Brew Bus Terminal that houses a microbrewery and tasting room, and serves as a hub for bus tours to local breweries, has opened an on-site kitchen that is now serving freshly prepared, cooked-to-order dishes. Fans of locally brewed beer and brewery tours have made The Brew Bus Terminal based in Seminole Heights a popular place to enjoy the facility’s signature beers as well as the place to park and embark on bus tours of Tampa Bay’s craft beer community.

Gabor "Gabi" Karolyi is the President and founder of ProData Managed Services. Gabi has worked in the Office Equipment Industry since 1982 and started his first company ProData Micrographics in 1994, which he still owns and operates today under the name of ProData Managed Services and markets ink and toner. His company motto is "Saving our landfills one cartridge at the time". His personal Motto is "You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"!
 

Alexis Pettinato is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Brew Bus. The Brew Bus Terminal that houses a microbrewery and tasting room, and serves as a hub for bus tours to local breweries, has opened an on-site kitchen that is now serving freshly prepared, cooked-to-order dishes. Fans of locally brewed beer and brewery tours have made The Brew Bus Terminal based in Seminole Heights a popular place to enjoy the facility’s signature beers as well as the place to park and embark on bus tours of Tampa Bay’s craft beer community.

David Siracusa is the owner of Siracusing Staffing & Leasing. David applied his determination and drive to SS&L’s goal to become a Property & Casualty Agent’s best resource for workers’ compensation.  He implemented submission, enrollment and commission platforms tailored specifically to P&C Agents to provide significant commissions with minimal effort on the part of the agent. Siracusa Staffing & Leasing prides itself on offering the best service in the industry!

Chris Meyer is a 27 year Verizon retiree who held various accounting and financial positions including the finance liaison to IT, revenue accounting supervisor, and manager of the Verizon global product hierarchy. Chris is now the Director of Client Services for Unbehagen Advisors in the Tampa area. 

 

Pat Dunham, tiny spaces coach and speaker, outlines ways you can live comfortably in your own small space. Her ideas work for space-challenged living environments from tiny homes to efficiency apartments to RV’s and boats. She offers tiny house advice and speaks on the many benefits of living small while offering practical advice for downsizing and useful tips for creating storage solutions for any living arrangement. 


Joel Freedman is the President and Executive Producer of 2 Hungry Dogs Productions. Joel has over 25 years of experience in the video industry. He continues to provide broadcast quality video production for clients like CBS News, Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC and more. Joel combines the best production skills with a positive attitude to make sure you not only get a good product, but that you enjoy the production experience.

Kevin is the EVP of Pilot Bank. Kevin is a talented business development professional with extensive background in aviation lending, finance, and marketing. He has a proven ability to produce dramatic increases in revenue and accounts under management. 
 
Roy is the President and CEO of Pilot Bank. Roy is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. He utilizes keen analysis and insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. 

Rick Tauceda is a professional Photographer as well as the Show Photographer for That Business Show. His genre of photography spans corporate events, commercial/residential, portraiture, and family lifestyle. His clients include Valpak, Inc., Bright House Networks, Crowne Plaza, Realty Income, Southeast Dairy, Tampa Bay Times, Chappell Roberts, The Buckley Group, CH Robinson, and he donates his photography skills to various local charities.   

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Sally Null is a Business Broker with Transworld Business Advisors. She specializes in helping people navigate through the process of buying or selling a small business or franchise. Many of her customers are first time business buyers or sellers and therefore make Sally the educator on the process as well as their trusted advisor. 

Valerie Lipstein is a certified coach/consultant, speaker, MindPT certified master co-founder and CEO of Couples and Business, LLC a company she runs with her husband.  As a daily user of MindPT, and seeing the benefits firsthand, Valerie is committed to sharing this amazing technology with everyone.

 

Sally Null is a Business Broker with Transworld Business Advisors. She specializes in helping people navigate through the process of buying or selling a small business or franchise. Many of her customers are first time business buyers or sellers and therefore make Sally the educator on the process as well as their trusted advisor. 


Kristy is the Founder of Fine Feather Health. Seeing the need to address chronic disease on a personal level, she developed and launched Fine Feather Health. Kristy is passionate about helping people discover their healthiest self and believes that the key to success is in personal relationshops and shared plans. 


Kim Washington is CEO/Founder of a new apparel company, Starfish Expressions currently sold online. Starfish Expressions is about making a difference through expressions of YOU.  With over 16 years in the Direct Sales field she has become a successful leader within the current Direct Sales company she is a part of. Having established a “Dream BIG and Make a Difference” platform with this business, she has extended her reach to this new inspirational apparel company.
 

Dr. Steve Knobl is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC). He took the helm of the $72 million-dollar agency in mid-September succeeding retiring CEO Dave McGerald who stepped down after almost 16 years of continuous service with the agency.Knobl has spent the first few months of his tenure fully immersing himself in the culture and network of social service agencies that operate in Hillsborough County. 

Singer/ Songwriter and Center Director Allison Wilkins,  known by her students as "Ms. Alli" has been performing and singing with children since her childhood. Granddaughter to the late James Bridges (conductor and founder of the James Bridges School of Music in Pittsburgh), Allison adheres to the Music Together philosophy that children are naturally "musical" from birth and recalls her fondest childhood memories were centered around "music making".

Mr. Frank N. Lago is an associate at the Walk Law Firm. Mr. Lago focuses his practice on business and corporate transactions and taxation. His tax experience provides a skilled review of business transactions from a tax advantageous position.
 

Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing junk removal and moving franchise opportunity in North America. Nick started the business in college with his childhood best friend, now business partner, Omar Soliman in a beat up cargo van, and has grown to over 100 franchises nationwide. 

Bob McKnight is the Owner and President of McKnight & McKnight Insurance. McKnight & McKnight Insurance is a fully independent health insurance brokerage working with all the major carriers ensuring that they always find their clients the best coverage at the lowest cost. Bob is an expert when it comes to the new healthcare law and can explain what these changes mean to you or your business. He is licensed and certified to assist you both on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Kirk Downey is a Managing Partner at Abacode. Kirk heads up the Real Estate and Hospitality Division at Abacode. Kirk is very involved in the Multifamily Industry and sits as an Executive on The National Suppliers Council with NAA. Kirk is also involved with NMHC and The Real Estate Roundtable. Kirk has owned and managed numerous companies in his career and brings his successful business experience, strong leadership and professionalism to the Abacode team.
 

Jeremy Rasmussen is the Cybersecurity Director of Abacode. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and founder of the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC). Since 2000, he has taught cybersecurity courses and has over 25 years of experience in developing secure communications systems, cryptographic devices, and cybersecurity solutions. 

Bill Goede, in addition to being Bank of America's Tampa Bay Market President, is the bank's Business Banking Market Executive for the Greater Tampa Bay Market. Business Banking provides a full array of client-managed services to businesses with annual revenues in the $5 million to $50 million range. 

Daniel D. Greco II brings more than 20 years’ broad-based general management experience. Prior to joining Ark Applications in 2015, Dan served as Chief Operating Officer & General Manager of Garden Light LED, an architectural and landscape lighting company based in Tampa, FL. Other experiences include working in high-profile operational assignments for world-class organizations such as BASF Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and The Walt Disney Company.

 

With over 10 years of experience in marketing, Justin has significant capabilities in promoting products and services. His entrepreneurial spirit has enabled him to manage project and bring ideas to life through careful planning and implementation. During his professional career he has spearheaded new areas of business including app development, video content generation, user interface design, and creative marketing efforts. As a creative problem solver, he strives to find simple solutions to complex problems.


Daniel is passionate about entrepreneurship, startups and small businesses in Tampa Bay. For the past two years Daniel has consulted over 120 companies and assisted them in accelerating their businesses. He also specializes in pitch coaching for startups to present for investment, exposure and competitions. Daniel serves as the advisor for Ark Applications assessing all investments and finding perfect matches for the firm.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
 

Chris is a Realtor and investor who began with a successful career in sales, working for a Fortune 500 company.  Using those skills, he started in real estate as an investor in single family rental homes and has leveraged his deal structuring knowledge along with his buyer and seller contacts into his business as a real estate agent with Keller Williams.  

Larry Harbolt is the nation's leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. He is one of only two real estate teachers whose works have ever been inducted into the Library of Congress.               

Laurie is the founder and CEO of the Christian Chamber of Commerce in the Tampa Bay (www.c3tb.org) area of Florida as well as the Business Development Consultant for the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College – a facilitated solutions company for strategic planning. Laurie’s work has encompassed marketing for multiple industries within the healthcare field in the Tampa Bay area. She has sat on multiple executive boards and helped in fundraising for multiple non-profit organizations. 

 

Elia Luti and Eva Kovacs are the President and Vice President of Real Helpful Solutions. Elia and Eva have come to the U.S to chase the American dream and through various opportunities they have found a way to achieve that. With the help from Larry Harbolt, they have invested in real estate and their priority is to help others.

Theresa believes "Honesty & Integrity is the Cornerstone of Business". Utilizing more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Theresa is a small business owner servicing small businesses and individuals. Theresa started Tax Happens to meet 4 distinct needs: 1.) Upfront pricing whenever possible, 2.) Clear deadlines for the completion of all work, 3.) Being personally available to all clients year round, 4.) Empowering clients to do as much or as little as they desire. Theresa is passionate about the success of her clients and is an integral part of their business.
Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.
 

Laurie Cinelli is the Owner of iPop Gourmet Popcorn. iPop Gourmet Popcorn is a gourmet popcorn shop that is family owned and offers over 100 delicious unique flavors of popcorn that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else! They continue to keep perfecting their flavors and creating new ones every day.  They want to start offering this absolutely delicious Gourmet Popcorn all over Tampa Bay and beyond.

Elise Auxier is a personal and professional development coach in the Tampa Bay area. She supports high performing women as they increase their courage and step into their confidence. With Elise’s guidance, clients break through obstacles of uncertainty, fear and limiting beliefs, and replace them with clarity, confidence and goal achievement. 

Jim Yeager has forty-two years of experience in Floor Covering and home remodeling. Yeager & Co. is celebrating its founding now seventy years of quality products and impeccable service. Voted in multiple categories for seven years by Angie’s List Super Service Award. Yeager's is the best shop at home flooring company in the Tampa Bay Market. Yeager & Co. is not a "here today, gone tomorrow" type company, they have been around since 1944 and do not call a job done until the customer is completely satisfied.

 

Patricia Welter is Co-Owner, along with husband Robert, of Suncoast Pilates, founded in 1997. She is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, Balanced Body Pilates Faculty and Master Instructor.  She works out area clientele as well as teaches Pilates instructors, with Pilates instructors coming from around the world to learn to study with Patricia. Suncoast Pilates, the Tampa Bay area’s only fully equipped Pilates studio, is the first and most established Pilates studio in the Tampa Bay area.

Julie Phillips is a natural health teacher, wellness coach, speaker, podcast host, and founding President of a non-profit statewide group of natural health professionals for 15+ years. She is a Certified Professional of Natural Health Sciences and Certified Molecular Hydrogen Advisor – both pertinent to her presentations on hydration. She is also a Certified Diet Consultant and teaches natural, healthy, lasting weight management. Her focus – awareness, water, food, and energy.

Michael McNelis is an Option Strategist with Key2Options. He began his career working for J.W. Investment Bankers, then co-founded Hatshack, a mall-based retail chain that eventually grew to 49 stores before being acquired by the publicly traded company Genesco. Michael has been trading financial markets for over 20 years and has managed portfolios including equities, options and futures contacts. He has extensive use of options for income through covered call writing, Portfolio hedging, and for capital appreciation.

 

Bryant serves as President of Sabal Trust Company and brings 17 years of experience in the trust and wealth management arena. Bryant received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Alabama and an MBA from Emory University. He is also a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.  Prior to joining Sabal Trust Company, Bryant was the Chief Administrative Officer at Reliance Trust Company, Sabal’s strategic operations partner.

Vick Tipnes is the Founder and CEO of Blackstone Medical Services. Vick started Blackstone in 2012 with the purpose to help as many people as he could. Vick started this business with little office space, no revenue, one employee, and a loan from an investor. As an Entrepreneur, he knew there would be challenges coming his way. Today, Blackstone has over 30 employees and is a multi-million dollar revenue company. They have grown into a national company that does business in 38 states. 

Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, the passion is innate. Driven to excel well beyond her peers, Alexandria shares the same vision as top leaders: to ignite global change and make a positive impact on the world. With her unique problem solver mentality mixed with a social butterfly personality is how her first start up, myLoop, came to life, at just 20 years old. 

 

Belle’s Olive Branch is an olive oil & aged balsamic sampling room located in Belleair Bluffs and founded by Michelle Orvis in 2016. After 25+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, Michelle decided to follow a different path and pursue her passion for cooking.   On a leap of faith, during tumultuous economic times and medical issues within her family, she moved from Denver, Colorado to the Belleair area and decided to open a shop. 

Renee Ryckman is the Owner of Escape Countdown Sarasota. Escape Countdown is a fully immersive entertainment experience. You and your team will be locked in an interactive room with its own unique theme that will require the players to make observations, solve puzzles and use critical thinking skills to escape the room. The only catch is you only have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and ESCAPE the room!

Joanie Sigal is partnered with her husband in SJS Associates - Marketing and Communications.  SJS Associates is focused on email marketing and social media marketing.  SJS has been doing marketing for 30+ years.  Since 2007, they have introduced more than 500 businesses to email and social media marketing with Constant Contact through more than 50 workshops and seminars.  They have almost 200 clients currently using email marketing on a regular basis.  

 

Sarah is a licensed nutrition consultant with a master’s degree and more than thirty-five years’ experience counseling and lecturing on all aspects of nutrition throughout the country. Sarah works as the Director of Nutritional Programs for Valle Counseling in Tampa, FL. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) practitioner. Sarah is the founder of Fast Food Healing LLC, a personalized in-home nutrition counseling business. 

Carmen S. Bland, Esq. is a current member of the Florida Bar in good standing.  She served the people of Tampa Bay as an Assistant Public Defender for over eight years.  She represented thousands of clients in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, through motions, negotiations, hearings, and trials. She cares for her clients and champions their legal positions in the courtroom.  Now, as a private attorney, she is expanding her legal skills to include civil law, focusing on Family and Elder law.  

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
 

Tim Pickens is a fourth generation Floridian, minster, inventor, and small business owner who has always been creative; he just didn’t know until about twenty years ago when he was helping his sister set up her Christmas village display.  He made his own snow for the display by rubbing two Styrofoam blocks together above the display. Wonderfall is his newest creation; it’s wireless, allows you to create your own custom falling effect with “snow” and party confetti, and you can easily mount it from a single point.

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology).

Cheryl is a certified coach, a multi-award-winning speaker and entrepreneur who was hand selected to speak for TEDx, one of the most coveted speaking platforms in the world. She has facilitated trainings at some of the nation's leading corporations and has spoken on stages across the country, including sharing the stage with Julie Ziglar Norman, daughter of Zig Ziglar and Piper Kerman whose story is highlighted on the hit show "Orange Is The New Black." 

 

Leslie Bridges is the Vice President and Relationship Manager at USAmeriBank. A St. Petersburg resident since 1982, Ms. Bridges brings more than 17 years of lending experience to her role at USAmeriBank. Additionally, she has more than 10 years of experience in the commercial market focusing on small to mid-size businesses in the Tampa Bay area.


Katherine Wright is the Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager at USAmeriBank. With deep roots and connections in the community, the St. Petersburg branch was successful from the outset and Ms. Wright has routinely achieved her goals for the market. As retail market manager, she is responsible for managing a team of five, building and maintaining external relationships, generating new business, and providing superior customer service.   


Laura S. Scott, President/Founder of 180 Coaching, is a speaker, an executive coach, and an Energy Leadership™ Master Practitioner. Through her coaching, CEO forum and Mastermind facilitation, Pause II Power™ and Intentional Leadership workshops, Laura helps individuals and organizational teams be fully conscious and strategic around how they grow, lead, engage, inspire, communicate, and navigate conflict, change, and challenges. 
 

Jason Ashton is the President of CallPass. CallPass Tech LLC is an industry leader and provider of GPS Tracking Devices providing LBS services to a variety of industries including Sub-Prime Auto Finance, Franchise Car Dealerships and International Distribution Channels. CallPass Tech has developed and successfully branded iGotcha GPS providing superior devices, applications and services for the marketplace.

Founded in 2012, Ford’s Garage is operated and managed by 23 Restaurant Services with locations already in Ft. Myers, Estero, Brandon and Cape Coral. The Ford’s Garage brand is officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company and will also be opening a location in Dearborn, MI, the home of Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has over 400 licensees, but Ford's Garage is the only restaurant.

With over 24 years’ experience in the banking industry, Tracee has held a variety of positions ranging from branch manager of consumer banking, business relationship manager, as well as cash management consultant working with not-for-profit organizations and local municipalities.  She was recently appointed as Vice-President/Commercial Lending with Sunshine Bank.  Prior to joining Sunshine Bank, Tracee served as vice president, relationship manager at Chase Bank, where she managed a large portfolio of business clients.  Tracee has strong local market knowledge and her commitment to building long-term, successful relationships with her clients is unparalleled.

 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

‘H’ John Mejia, is an award winning Producer, TV-host and local entrepreneur. He has produced and appeared on programs that have aired on Fox Sports, ABC, ION, Comcast, SNY and MOR-TV. His TV career started  as an on-air sports reporter for a local TV show in Ohio called “Cincinnati on The Go”. That experience opened the door to a TV/ Video production career that eventually led to the creation of the ‘In the Zone TV’  production company located in downtown St Petersburg, FL and started  in 2002.
Scott Pendleton is a highly respected executive within the mortgage banking community who is committed to delivering the best customer service possible.  Specializing in FHA, VA, USDA, conventional, jumbo, Construction and Rehab loan products, you can be assured that your borrowing experience with Scott will be pleasant and worry free. Licensed in Florida for over 16 years Scott has originated over one hundred million in residential mortgage loans during his career. 
 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Benjamin Brown is CEO of 360 Sales Consulting. A sales consulting firm that helps analyze businesses and entrepreneurs so they can become more effective at Sales. Ben is a former United States Marine with six years of service and a veteran of the Gulf War. With his vast experience in all different type of sales to put together a sales formula that not only educates and works but also can be taught to any one whether just starting or experience sale reps. With his compassion of teaching in his blood, he loves the look on face of students who show progress to understanding sales. 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.
 

Coleen Leith is president and founder of Marketing Matters, an agency working exclusively with small and medium-sized consumer electronics firms. For the past 20 years, Marketing Matters has been the choice for companies like Bose and Sharp to launch new technology.  Her team has helped take a startup company to $500 million in sales in seven years and has won 61 design and publishing awards for the work they’ve done. 

Carole Sanek is the CEO of Butterfly Boom Productions and the creator of two podcast shows; The Crazy Marketing Ladies Show and The Nearness of You, a history show based on her father’s love letters home from WWII. Carole is a freelance writer, content creator and has written three award winning blogs. Her successful venture into podcasting has brought her many public speaking engagements about creating successful branding and getting eyeballs on whom you are and of course podcasting. What’s next? All will be unveiled in early 2017. 
Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
 

Shaun Ajani has over a decade of consulting experience for fortune fifty companies, such as Motorola, Washington Mutual, and ABN AMRO. He has written many books and articles on business theories & global change, and has appeared in all the major television networks to discuss his business theories and the Aga Khan Foundation. Shaun is certified in Contract Law from Harvard University, and holds a business degree from University of Houston.

Eli Gonzalez is a Best-Selling Ghostwriter and the President of The Ghost Publishing. Before starting his own company, Eli was the Senior Ghostwriter for Xulon Press, the largest Christian publishing company in the country. There he wrote for nationally recognized ministry leaders and on widely successful book projects. He also taught newly hired writers the nuances of ghostwriting. To date, he has worked on over 70 books!

Barbara Brekke is the Founder and President of Go Beyond Your Dreams. She is a Professional Speaker, Life Coach and Author.  After working many years in the insurance industry Barbara used her 20 years of experience in managing large corporate projects to create a user friendly process to help others clarify their dreams and create a realistic action plan, goals and timeline. 

Jamie Harden is President and CEO of Creative Sign Designs.  Creative employs more than 120 people throughout the state of Florida with the majority based at its Tampa headquarters. Creative Sign Designs is one of the fastest growing architectural sign companies in the United States. Creative provides consultation, design, project management, fabrication, and installation services for a full range of interior, exterior and digital signage products.  

Roger is the chairman and founder of The Winner’s Circle, an invitation-only Mastermind Forum for top level business leaders, authors, speakers and thought-leaders. Roger has been recognized as a top leader, Mastermind facilitator and social entrepreneur through his charity and non-profit work. Roger also conducts Real Estate Investing seminars on a monthly basis all over the US & Canada. He & his partners specializes in Bank REO properties and purchases hundreds of foreclosed properties every month directly from the banks.

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best.

 

Liz M Lopez guides Professionals, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Groups to establish their brand, communicate their value, and engage their target market.   She has also helped hundreds of job seekers breathe life back into their job search and find excellent jobs with the creation of high-impact Resumes, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn profiles. 

Bevan Gray-Rogel is the President and Founder of Encore Tampa Bay. Encore Tampa Bay's mission is to provide pathways, programs, and resources that help Baby Boomers discover and connect to their Encore Careers. She is building an interest with Tampa Bay businesses, educational institutions and community organizations to support baby boomers as they launch their "Encore" careers as volunteers, part time employees, and/or entrepreneurs.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

Danny Triplett has served as the president of Full House Liquidation since he founded the Tampa-based company in 2010. The family-owned business, referred to in short as FHL, is a local Bay area estate-sale company, specializing in entire household liquidations. Triplett is also a certified personal property appraiser with the Certified Appraiser's Guild of America (CAGA) out of St Louis. Just last summer, he sent one of his client's original Norman Rockwell pencil etchings off to Sotheby's in New York City, and saw it sell for $10,000. 

Matt is the founder and CEO of Seabridge Wealth Management, an SEC registered investment advisory firm that provides ERISA 3(38) fiduciary advisory services to corporate and not-for-profit retirement plans as well as providing investment advisory services to high net-worth individuals and foundations.

With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cindy Dervech, along with her experienced staff has guided countless Tampa Bay area event planners, brides, meeting planners, and corporate clients, as they book premium talent and entertainers for their events and functions.  As a licensed, bonded and insured company, Breezin' Entertainment has earned its reputation of one of the most respected and professional event coordinators in West Central Florida.
 

Alexis Nguyen, President and Owner, is a social entrepreneur and an executive with 28 years of experience in healthcare business and technology. She is a certified Project Manager (PMP) who rose through the ranks to become the Senior Director of a medical department in one of the country’s largest healthcare insurers. She is on the advisory board of the Ultimate Medical Academy school, Council Member to GLG, and an advisory council to the Healthcare Industry. 

Adam DiMuzio is the President and CFO of Red Rook, a tech company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Red Rook focuses on increasing commerce capacity across 5 channels: web, in-store, mobile, social, and marketplace. With hundreds of clients relying on their knowledge and expertise, they leverage your existing systems together with theirs to provide the seamless workflow, visibility, and reporting that give you time to focus on what you want: to growing your business one happy customer at a time, no matter how quickly they find you.
Steven is the founder of Fantetti Legal. Steven has 5 years of legal experience as a law clerk, associate attorney, in-house legal counsel, corporate legal counsel, and legal consultant. Steven has represented corporations, business owners, professionals and executives in corporate, general business, employment and labor law matters, and real estate matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, and documentation and business planning relative to closely held businesses. 
 

Trey spends his time wearing different hats at a Tampa software startup called KiteDesk, organizing Startup Weekend, and producing visual art. As the Lead Organizer for Startup Weekend, he gives motivated people the resources they need to start companies. When he isn't immersed in Tampa's entrepreneurial scene, you can find Trey producing paintings, digital designs, and multimedia art.

Daniel is passionate about entrepreneurship, startups and small businesses in Tampa Bay. For the past two years Daniel has advised over 120 companies and assisted them in accelerating their businesses. He also specializes in pitch coaching for startups for investment, exposure and competitions. Daniel works as the Accelerator Manager at the Tampa Bay WaVE and also serves as an advisor/consultant for Ark Applications with their strategic investments. 

Roger is the chairman and founder of The Winner’s Circle, an invitation-only Mastermind Forum for top level business leaders, authors, speakers and thought-leaders. Roger has been recognized as a top leader, Mastermind facilitator and social entrepreneur through his charity and non-profit work. Roger also conducts Real Estate Investing seminars on a monthly basis all over the US & Canada. He & his partners specializes in Bank REO properties and purchases hundreds of foreclosed properties every month directly from the banks.
 

Diane Daniels is a successful entrepreneur as a Medicare Advisor and author of "The Medicare Survival Guide". Since childhood, she has struggled with maintaining a healthy weight.  Being unsuccessful with so many different weight loss programs, Diane decided to find the answer to achieving long term weight loss on her own. Weight Loss Nation is different from any other weight loss program, because support is the #1 priority. She is the Host of the Weight Loss Nation podcast. 

Ashby Green is a dynamic leader and one of the most respected individuals in the Tampa Bay business community today. He is determined to drive incremental financial results for his clients and business associates in his role with Gazelle FP&A. In this role, he and his team work closely with high growth businesses to develop and monitor annual budgets; report monthly and annual financials; provide financial analyses for proposed programs and RFPs; and coordinate benefits, compensation, risk management, compliance, staffing & operational needs. 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
 

Since 2004 Bonnie Dye has been building websites that help business owners increase profits and get better results. She uses WordPress as a game changer for website design, and also teaches beginner WordPress classes both locally and online. Over the years Bonnie has developed countless dozens of business websites. On LinkedIn she is ranked in the top 5 nation wide for WordPress, WordPress Trainer and WordPress Training.

Sarah Doering is the CEO and Founder of Simplicity Organizing Solutions. Her goal is to help people live stress-free, efficient lifestyles. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance and formalized plans to launch a business doing what she loves, organizing and helping others. She is certified with the National Association of Professional Organizers and is licensed in the state of FL.

Haleigh Almquist is the owner of Hush Little Baby, LLC a nationwide newborn care provider, and the co-founder of the Newborn Care Training Academy, an organization dedicated to the education of newborn care specialists through both online and in-person workshops. Compelled by overwhelming demand for professional newborn care, she founded Hush Little Baby, LLC and created a team of skilled and experienced caregivers. Her team has grown to over 70 newborn care providers who specialize in the postpartum period.

 

Dr. Shannon Whitlock is a family wellness chiropractor with a focus on pregnancy, infants, pediatrics, and family care serving St. Petersburg and the surrounding communities. Chiropractors correct structural misalignments in the spine and Dr. Whitlock is certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Mr. Gary Dolgin has run a successful private practice in Tampa since 1993, and has been practicing for over 25 years.  He is one of 26 attorneys in Hillsborough County who are Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Marital and Family Law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. He previously served as an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant State Attorney.

 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.

Diane Eggert is the owner of Anchor Healthcare Advocates. Her position includes educating, consulting, and advocating for healthcare consumers through the complex health care system in the Hillsborough, Florida area. She works with and on her client's behalf to coordinate their health care needs with services such as research treatment, options, understanding health care options, and communicating among numerous medical providers.

Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of 1,900 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

 

Janee’ Scarle is the owner/designer behind Old City Calligraphy. Back in middle school, Janee’ would spend more time lettering and doodling out of the class lectures than she would actually pay attention. Her love for lettering has always been there, she just didn’t realize she could make a “career” out of it. While Old City Calligraphy specializes in calligraphy, they also offer handmade goods, gifts, home décor, and calligraphy workshops (cocktails + calligraphy).


Richard Liebespach is the Owner and Instructor of Self Protection Concepts. Richard is interested in the most important 5 seconds of your life…the time it takes to get to safety when you are being physically attacked. Richard wants people to remember that not everyone is nice; he wants them to be prepared because “never always happens”. Richard teaches seminars on the topics of abduction, assault, human trafficking, date rape, and domestic/relationship violence.
Matthew Welker is an associate at the Walk Law Firm. Mr. Welker focuses his practice on business and corporate transactions, business law, business litigation, advising charitable organizations, and intellectual property. He uses his background and experience to counsel, advise and advocate on behalf of his clients, including hotels, convenient stores, distributors, manufacturers, online retailers, entrepreneurs and more.
 

Dave Kauffman is a Business Coach, Speaker/ Trainer/ Life Coach. Dave owns "Empowering Small Business" LLC and has coached small businesses owners across the country by Empowering their Dreams of truly owning their business instead of being OWNED by the business. Dave focusses on building systems (policies & procedures) in each business he chooses to work with! ...for the purpose of providing freedom for the business owner.

Mr. Santilli has invested over 15 years with Fortune 500 brands such as Club Car, Bobcat, Thermo King, and Trane at Ingersoll Rand Company. He successfully stewarded global and international businesses with diverse teams of sales, marketing, engineering, sourcing, finance, and distribution. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree from the prestigious Boston College Carroll School of Management. Mr. Santilli founded MagneGas Europe where he became an expert in the MagneGas technology and business model and its various applications.

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

 

Tom Estabrook is a Senior Partner of US Operations at Symplicity Designs. Over 35 years, Tom has developed a blended methodology of Lean, Six Sigma, and Change Management, together with solid project management discipline and Executive Coaching, which results in skillful remediation of troubled organizations, as well as successful launch of new enterprises.

Scott Jungles is a Senior Partner of US Operations at Symplicity Designs. Scott Jungles brings more than 30 years of experience to the mission of helping organizations improve, innovate and grow. His areas of expertise, in both business-to-business and consumer-packaged-goods markets, include strategy and business development, cross-functional teamwork, organizing and managing for growth, and installing formal management processes that support driving performance improvement.

Ken Wrede is an experienced business executive and entrepreneur with an international, wide-ranging background in the realms of overseas business, consulting, and startup companies. He was a founder and principle executive in four European startup companies and as a principle executive two additional startup companies. He attributes all the success that he has enjoyed to strong leadership principles and the development of the most important resource: people.

 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Saravana Pat Bhava is a Serial Entrepreneur with demonstrated success driving Top Line Revenue growth & bottom line improvements in both private industry and the military. Saravana is the CEO and Founder of PikMyKid, a technology company founded to solve the current student dismissal conundrum in schools across the nation.

Jonathan Elliot specializes in taking software products from a napkin idea and executing a development strategy that ensures that product successfully makes it to market. When he is not coding, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife & driving their vintage cars.

 

Sarah is a licensed nutrition consultant with a master’s degree and more than thirty-five years’ experience counseling and lecturing on all aspects of nutrition throughout the country. Sarah works as the Director of Nutritional Programs for Valle Counseling in Tampa, FL. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) practitioner (see www.gaps.me). Sarah is the founder of Fast Food Healing LLC, a personalized in-home nutrition counseling business. 

Sherry Perri-Anzalone entered the insurance business when she was 25 years old right out of college  She has specialized in serving the intricate insurance needs that today's businesses and individuals depend on to grow and succeed in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. Sherry's committed to her long-standing goal of consistently providing each and every client with the epitome of customer service while maintaining the professional excellence through education and training that each and every client deserves.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Deanna is focused on leading marketing and community engagement initiatives for United Way Suncoast across its four-county footprint.  Deanna and her team manage community outreach activities which include Strategic Marketing, Public Relations, Event Marketing, Online and Social Media, Creative Services and Volunteer Engagement efforts. Before joining the United Way Suncoast team, Deanna was a long-time supporter of United Way including being a leadership donor, serving on the United Way Marketing Committee for two years, and chairing the workplace campaign for five years at her previous employer, Cox Target Media / Valpak.  

 

Kim Serafini is an international serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, world-class speaker, and creator of the MindPower Technology. After working as a Change Management consultant overseeing one of the world's largest corporate mergers and having a seat at a table with the world's top executives, she decided to leave corporate and use her wisdom, experience, and spirit of gratitude to help us all make significant, long-lasting, and successful changes.

Jim Yeager has forty-two years of experience in Floor Covering and home remodeling. Yeager & Co. is celebrating its founding now seventy years of quality products and impeccable service. Voted in multiple categories for seven years by Angie’s List Super Service Award. Yeager's is the best shop at home flooring company in the Tampa Bay Market. Yeager & Co. is not a "here today, gone tomorrow" type company, they have been around since 1944 and do not call a job done until the customer is completely satisfied.

JoDi Sherman has proven herself to be a prominent figure in the Real Estate market. As an investor she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the surrounding communities and the market. She can easily assist her clients, whether they are selling, buying, relocating or seeking an investment property. Jo Di is a carpenter who knows the numbers and provides opportunities for many. Jodi is a licensed CAM, Certified Board of Directors and has an extensive background in Property Management.

 

Valerie Lipstein is a certified coach/consultant, speaker, MindPT certified master co-founder and CEO of Couples and Business, LLC a company she runs with her husband.  As a daily user of MindPT, and seeing the benefits firsthand, Valerie is committed to sharing this amazing technology with everyone.

Jessica is the founder of Working Women of Florida. The organization is the largest women's networking group in the state with 850 members and 30,000 social media fans. Since its 2009 launch, Jessica has produced more than 700 events for women in the Tampa Bay & Central Florida regions.
Jim has lifelong ties to the Tampa Bay area. He started in the insurance industry shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He has extensive experience in all areas of the industry, including products, customer relations, marketing, sales and business development. In addition to owning and running an agency, Jim has been active in his community serving as a past President of his condominium association’s board of directors. 
 

Dave Dockery or Doc was in the computer industry and the cell phone industry for many years. He has been elected president of the 600 member Tampa Bay Computer Society for 17 years.  He is now retired, and spends his time speaking about technology and the future to a variety of civic organizations.  He does a tech seminar each Monday afternoon at the Palm Harbor Library.

Steve Cohn is a licensed agent with US Health Advisors here in Tampa.  He specializes in lower-premium, $0 deductible health plans for individuals, families and small groups.  Steve is originally from the Washington, DC area, and has lived in Tampa for over 10 years with his wife Juca and son Nicholas.  In his spare time, Steve is an active Boy Scout leader.

Alex is a “rags to riches” success story. With only a grade 10 education, this Hungarian immigrant has overcome a multitude of obstacles. He is now a Best Selling Author, “Speaking of Success” with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Stephen R Covey, “Hey…are you talkin’ to me” with Dr. Rohm, “Everything is subject to change” with Greg S. Reid. Alex is a Certified Personality Behavior Consultant. Alex is a Trainer, International Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur and a Performance Coach. 
 

Author, Podcaster, International Speaker and Huffington Post Blogger, Maura Sweeney is the Trademarked Ambassador of Happiness transforming her “Living Happy – Inside Out” mantra into a global business. A popular media guest featured in over 150 media outlets in the U.S. and abroad, Maura is also a lecturer on Influence and Leadership. She recently released her Foundations of Happiness eCourse, an immersive, multi-media self-study for emotional intelligence.

Brian Chapman has been with MBI Worldwide since it inception in 1998 and today he serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chapman is an author, speaker and expert witness in issues pertaining to employee background screening, FCRA and compliance.  Chapman is responsible for fine-tuning MBI Worldwide into a national brand and leader in employment background screening.

Originally from Illinois, Kalpesh J. Patel made his way to Florida during law school and quickly made The Sunshine State home. Patel earned degrees in Business Management and Business Administration at University of Illinois Springfield before earning a Juris Doctor with pro bono honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. He also studied international sales and international civil dispute resolution with  University of Miami School of Law. Throughout his schooling, Patel was student body representative, member of the Entrepreneurship Club, and involved in Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House charities.
 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Law’s clients have come to refer to him as the "Swiss Army Knife" based on the range of expertise and that something extra he brings to SMB digital consulting, including problem solving abilities, creativity and witty banter gleaned from his ten years on stage as a stand-up comedian. Law attended Auburn University, where he obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management.

Lindsay Grinstead is the Founding Partner of Tonic Consulting Group. Tonic helps marketing agencies grow their top and bottom lines by enhancing both their sales & marketing efforts and improving their operations. Tonic believes that maximum success for any organization is only possible if both the external effort (sales & marketing) and the internal processes (operations) are working at their optimum capability.
 

Sheryl Hunter is The Entrepreneur's Attorney. For 19 years, Sheryl has worked with hundreds of small businesses, from start-up to grown-up. Her firm, Hunter Business Law, is a boutique firm of 5 attorneys located in Tampa. Sheryl founded her firm in 2000 because of her passion for entrepreneurship. She loves to help people pursue their dreams and bring their ideas to the marketplace. Her personal experiences starting and growing businesses enables her to understand the challenges facing her clients and the broader impact of legal decisions and documents.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Kim started her Staffing career in Oklahoma City 25 years ago as a recruiter for Kelly Services.  She spent almost 20 years in the company as a recruiter, sales manager and District Manager working in Dallas, Tampa and Orlando. She is currently with JMI Resource.  She was brought to JMI to open up their Professional Services Division over a year ago.  The division is growing and they concentrate on recruitment for Healthcare, IT, Accounting and Finance, Business Operations and Executive Searches.

 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.

Emma Hemness is the principal attorney with the Law Office of Emma Hemness PA located in Brandon, Florida, east of Tampa.  She has been an advocate for Florida’s elderly and persons with disabilities for over 17 years. Emma is one of only approximately 100 elder law attorneys in Florida who are board certified in Elder Law.  Emma also has her national certification as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.  In addition, Mrs. Hemness is an Accredited Attorney by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Brenda is the President and CEO of Jo'el Worldwear. Brenda is a “Jane of all traits, master of none,” who combined her past experiences as a financial advisor and a military officer to start Jo’el Worldwear. We’re not sure how any of her past skills actually help, but her passion definitely gets her through! She thought she’d smarten-up about economic-sustainability for women and their families by pursuing a Masters of Social Research, which she obtained in 2008. 
 

Tyler Sheff, Founder of CashFlowGuys.com is a Licensed Real Estate Problem Solver, Educator, Investor and Syndicator. Tyler has been involved in Real Estate for over 16 years and now maintains a 100% focus on investing for Cashflow and helping others do the same. As a Master Facilitator of Robert Kiyosaki’s CashFlow101 Game; Tyler hosts workshops to teach the busy people how to use what they have; to obtain what they need; in order to build passive income and escape the rat race. He is also a multi-family income property specialist for Coldwell Banker. 

Matt Ashwood is a freelance digital marketing professional with Songbird Agency. With all the time you spend on your company’s social media, are you even getting a return? Matt helps businesses make revenue and get profitable results with their social media.

Matt Ashwood is a freelance digital marketing professional with Songbird Agency. With all the time you spend on your company’s social media, are you even getting a return? Matt helps businesses make revenue and get profitable results with their social media.
 
Roy Stegman is a Composer, Musician, and Audio Producer. Originally a musical artist, Roy quickly picked up on the technical part of audio production and started producing other local artists in addition to wearing hats in the audio post and live sound world. After producing a handful of podcasts, he now hosts his own podcast, The Complete Audio Producer, which talks about different aspects of the profession.
Michael Murphy framed his first corporate job in a frame suppliers parking lot, on two sawhorses. Twenty five years later, the passion has grown to become the finest archival framing business and fine art gallery in the Tampa Bay area.
Glenn Nielsen is a Photographer that works with mothers and their infants until the baby's first birthday. Glenn's personal measure of success is when he shows a mother her images for the first time and she starts to cry - that's when Glenn knows that he has captured the emotion and love between a mother and child. Glenn is also the Vice President on the Board of Directors for Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association. 
 

Author, Trainer, Speaker, and Business Mentor, Joe has dedicated his life to mastering effective communication techniques. His experience includes: Executive, Business Development, Speaking, Training & Coaching, Customer Relations, Brand Marketing, Project Management, and Sales Management. Joe received an Engineering Degree from the University of Rochester in Optics and a Certificate in Management Studies from the Simon School of Business.

Dale Nabors is well known in the Tampa Bay area community as an experienced Realtor who has a knowledge of the local market and has established a positive working relationship with other professionals in the field. Dale is a veteran of 35 years in real estate, specializing in residential sales and relocation buyers at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. Sales. 

Angie Lusk helps people develop plans and processes to execute their vision and accomplish their goals. She spent ten years running fast-paced campaigns that relied on precise plans to run successfully. She knows first-hand the challenges of starting your own business because five years ago she started her own vacation planning business – Trip with Angie. Now, she uses her organizational skills to work with entrepreneurs at Focus on You Strategy by facilitating CEO Exchanges and working one-on-one with clients. 
 

Jacqueline Drana is the Founder, CEO, and Medical Inventor of The No Mo Nausea Band. The No Mo Nausea Band is based on acupuncture and essential oils, and its technology can help anyone suffering from nausea, vomiting, and headache symptoms feel better! Actively stopping its wearers from vomiting and having headaches and nausea, The No Mo Nausea band is a necessary part of your Med Kit!

Starting over after her husband’s debilitating illness with Guillane-Barre Syndrome, Christine Quinn founded My Family’s Seasonings in 2005. In 2014, She moved her headquarters to Lakeland, FL. My Family’s Seasonings is a manufacturer of gourmet seasonings. Christine started the business with two secret family recipes: one for prime rib and one for salmon. In 2007, My Family’s Seasonings began an expansion of their products including new packaging, point of purchase displays, and marketing themes. 

Jennifer works full time at Harmony Eco Spa as a stylist behind the chair, still loving her career of 22 years.  She started as a stylist at the young age of 17 with the passion to make people feel beautiful and confident. With a high end technique, dry haircutting, she is able to create an easy styling, "wash and wear" hair shape, which is customized for each individual's hair growth, to give the result of effortless beautiful hair. 

 

Michelle Royal is the CEO and founding visualizer of RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group). She is an innovation consultant with a Masters of Business Innovation (MBI) from the Deusto Business School in Bilbao, Spain in partnership with Cambridge University in the UK, where she serves as a teaching fellow of visual business intelligence and innovation. 

Stephanie is the Editor-In-Chief for Resident Magazine, focused on the Wesley Chapel and New Tampa markets. Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and in December will earn a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF. 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
 

A Hispanic marketing veteran of 25+ years, Hector Bauza brings the unique combination of corporate agency and media experience. During this time I have been responsible for guiding customers to successfully transcend their brand to the Hispanic market. Hector's national account experience includes UPS, Seagram’s Escape, Stop & Shop, Verizon Fios, Connecticut Lottery, Budweiser, Housing Authorities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Health Systems, and Banking products.

Joel Freedman is the President and Executive Producer of 2 Hungry Dogs Productions. Joel has over 25 years of experience in the video industry. He continues to provide broadcast quality video production for clients like CBS News, Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC and more. Joel combines the best production skills with a positive attitude to make sure you not only get a good product, but that you enjoy the production experience.

Missy MacFarlane, APR is co-founder and principal of B2 Communications, a professional communications firm based in St. Petersburg. She has built a reputation for innovation and results while working at Tampa Bay marketing, advertising and communications agencies over the past 15 years. She focuses on providing communications strategy for the firm’s clients, which include Sunstar Paramedics, SPCA Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Fisher Phillips LLP, Marlow’s Tavern and Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts.

 

Rachid Zahidi is the CEO of Sentinel Background Checks. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He has taken all of his years of experience to create the ground breaking book, "The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks".

Danielle Vona recently launched her new venture, The Marketing Posse. The Marketing Posse is an “outsourced marketing department” that provides strategic business planning and brand positioning, marketing solutions and talent development. Danielle’s background is uniquely positioned to bring big brand thinking to companies of all sizes. Her approach uses customer insights to develop strategic business plans filtered through a strong brand position.

Ashley Drummonds is the owner and creator of ABS Protein Pancakes that was recently featured on this Season 7 of Shark Tank for closing a deal with Fubu creator Daymond John. Ashley started the ABS Protein Pancakes in July of 2014 from zero and in as little as 11 months grew it to over $120,000 in sales. Her ABS business has over 26,000 followers on Instagram and is represented by some of the huge named athletes like Crossfit Competitors Kat Leone, Rachel Goldenberg, Karissa Pearce and Grid League athletes Hannah Caldas and Becca Day. 

 

William Dean Brown, founder and Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) at William Dean Chocolates, began exploring his artistic talents at an early age.  Although trained as an educator, William became involved in the dot.com world where he co-founded a software company and later joined an emerging technology company. After the dot.com bubble burst, he reinvented himself by moving to Tampa, Florida.

Synergistic Funding specializes in helping businesses of all sizes and types and is backed by a vast portfolio of financial products designed to supply you with the capital that you need. We provide Capital to businesses in all industries and sectors, whether they have been established for many years, or are brand new startups.  
Gabriel Aluisy is the founder of The Private Club Agency, a Tampa, Florida based design, marketing and consulting firm focused on membership marketing and retention strategy at private clubs. He is the author of the bestselling book, Moving Targets: Creating Engaging Brands in an On-Demand World and the host of Private Club Radio, the industry’s first and only weekly show dedicated to private club education.
 

Matt Ashwood is a freelance digital marketing professional with Songbird Agency. With all the time you spend on your company’s social media, are you even getting a return? Matt helps businesses make revenue and get profitable results with their social media.

Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. is an experienced, thoughtful and strategic attorney, business executive and neutral mediator. She has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a member of the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels. She is known for her negotiating skills and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law. Her background in business enables her to relate well to clients and to quickly define the work and potential solutions.

With three decades of advertising experience, Jennifer Frazier is an expert at developing advertising campaigns and strategic creative direction. Working as the Creative Director at Tampa-based Denton Advertising, she furthered brand for communities such as Pelican Bay and Gateway by Westinghouse Communities (now WCI), ITT Palm Coast, and U.S. Home.
 

Damon Hart is the Owner of Foxy Home Buyer. Damon started Foxy Home Buyer to help others navigate the every changing world of real estate. He wants you to know your options and help guide you to the best decision to guarantee the best outcomes. Damon has been in the industry since 2004 and started in the mortgage side of real estate where he learned about investing. 

Kelly Charles-Collins is a partner with the Tampa trial and appellate firm of Smoak, Chistolini & Barnettt.  She has over 17 years of experience representing management in employment law matters. Kelly also presides as a Certified Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association over employment, commercial and consumer cases in the U.S. and internationally.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

Nick Snapp is an entrepreneur who uses project management and continuous improvement methodology in coaching overwhelmed entrepreneurs to remove bottlenecks, save time and increase profitability.  He is obsessed about helping entrepreneurs uncover their "game-changer,” the one activity that will deliver the greatest return on invested time both at work and at home.

Lauren is the Founder & CEO for The Symphony Agency, an award winning full-service marketing agency in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since 2009, she has helped both local and publicly traded companies expand their online presence through the power of online marketing. Lauren’s passion for discovering what makes a company unique helps her build lovable brands that help companies grow.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

 

Anddrikk has nearly 20 years of experience in the energy business providing services in power production, project management, station construction, natural gas and business development. As the Managing Partner of Integral Energy, he manages company operations and direction, and develops and fosters strategic partnerships. Previously, he held roles at Trillium CNG in business development and at TECO Energy’s subsidiaries, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. 

Jessica has over ten years of digital marketing experience. When Facebook was first created and you had to have a ".edu" email address to create an account- she was already building her friends list and moving people over from MySpace. She was able to create interest for her friends’ bands, small businesses, and local events by utilizing Facebook networking.   Facebook has evolved over the years, and she too has evolved and continues to evolve her digital marketing strategies alongside it. 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.

 

Hayley is a recognized consultant, executive coach, published author and speaker on visionary leadership and strategic talent development. She brings more than 20 years in global sales, talent development, and leadership experience. Hayley has extensive expertise in working closely and strategically with a wide range of clients and has held key leadership roles in sales, training, and marketing. 

Rick Cicero is the Owner of Quick Clip and Creator of the Quick Clip Retention System. Rick is also a former US Army Airborne Special Operations Intel and Commo NCO, Retired Police Officer, Retired Military Contractor, Senior Firearms Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Police Baton Instructor. 
Jason Jenkinson is the president of GateWorx, Inc., Tampa's premier integrated access control company. GateWorx is comprised of access professionals with over 50 years of electrical and mechanical engineering experience, which is complimented by Mr. Jenkinson's legal background. The goal of GateWorx is to provide both private and public facilities with the necessary technology to allow first responders unfettered access when it is needed most. 
 

Grant Baxley is the president, CEO and lead visionary of TeleVoIPs, LLC. Grant created TeleVoIPs, a local hosted voice company in 2009 as a service offering under his first company, Infinity Computer Solutions. Grant has 10+ years of experience running small businesses and positioned his IT business to be sold in 2014 to focus on TeleVoIPs. He has a passion for technology and aims to always stay on the leading edge in the telecom industry.

Mr. Frank N. Lago is an associate at the Walk Law Firm. Mr. Lago focuses his practice on business and corporate transactions and taxation. His tax experience provides a skilled review of business transactions from a tax advantageous position. 

JoDi Sherman has proven herself to be a prominent figure in the Real Estate market. As an investor she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the surrounding communities and the market. She can easily assist her clients, whether they are selling, buying, relocating or seeking an investment property. Jo Di is a carpenter who knows the numbers and provides opportunities for many. Jodi is a licensed CAM, Certified Board of Directors and has an extensive background in Property Management.
 

Rachel Revill is the CSO "Chief Solutions Officer" and owner of PerfecTiming Concierge. Since 2004, she has been freeing up time, providing peace of mind, bringing calm order to chaos, and increasing productivity...essentially enhancing her clients lives. Rachel and her team of personal concierges meet the needs of their busy and demanding lifestyles of their clients. Rachel comments, "Every day is an adventure, I have the best job ever."

Alex Sanchez serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). Founded in 1888, and located in Tallahassee, the FBA is the leading voice for Florida’s banking industry. Alex’s responsibilities include representing and advocating for Florida’s banking industry before all legislative and regulatory bodies in Tallahassee and in Washington. 

Lisa Wilcox, Attorney and Founder of Wilcox Law, is committed to stopping bullies. Her first fight as the underdog came when the City of Tampa tried an eminent domain action against her business. She then conquered "Economy Class Syndrome," a near-fatal blood clot caused by a long flight. After graduating from Stetson Law, she became a legal entrepreneur by helping herself and other students curb their student loans. Finally, she took on the biggest fight of her life by taking down a subsidiary of Enron.
 

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology). 

Madison Miller is the Founder of Spark The Way. Madison started Spark The Way to help people with the war of cancer, much like herself who was diagnosed with cancer at 20 years old. Spark the Way is a 501(c)(3) that exists to lead young adults into a light-bearing and fearless fight against cancer. Their mission is made complete through their efforts to raise awareness, provide support and unite a community of young adult fighters, survivors, and caregivers.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

Since 2004, Kate Gausche has been creating custom, personalized artwork for her clients. What began as an online business selling canvas prints of digital artwork quickly outgrew their home, and Kate and her husband, John, opened Chroma Studio in Warner Robins, GA. The gallery featured Kate’s artwork along with interesting handcrafted home accessories from around the world. 

For over 20 years Jerri has been helping businesses and homeowners surround themselves with artwork that makes their heart happy and companies to communicate their brand. Jerri and her husband, Scott moved to the Tampa Bay area from Boston in 2003 to be in a ‘kinder, gentler place’ to raise their children. Their gallery / production facility in Clearwater - now affectionately known as My Favorite Art Place is a tremendous resource for artists, designers and photographers worldwide.

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

 
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk began in 1993 and has become the largest and most powerful network of breast cancer events in the nation. In its first year, the program rallied 5,000 walkers in two cities to raise $660,000. To date, Making Strides events have raised $594 million for breast cancer programs. 
Jim Yeager has forty-two years of experience in Floor Covering and home remodeling. Yeager & Co. is celebrating its founding now seventy years of quality products and impeccable service. Voted in multiple categories for seven years by Angie’s List Super Service Award. Yeager's is the best shop at home flooring company in the Tampa Bay Market. Yeager & Co. is not a "here today, gone tomorrow" type company, they have been around since 1944 and do not call a job done until the customer is completely satisfied.
Patrick is a Business and Personal Performance coach who works with entrepreneurs, business leaders and owners to achieve breakthrough performance. Patrick leverages the tools, templates and collective business building know-how of the world's # 1 business coaching firm - ActionCOACH. 
 

Sarina Correa is the Founder of Pixie Dust Paint Company, maker of all-natural and eco-friendly paint additives and waxes to create amazing finishes and give life to old furniture and fixtures. Sarina loves inspiring people to “Restore, Reuse, & Recycle” their home furnishings instead of tossing them to the curb. Pixie Dust is manufactured in Ruskin,  Florida and distributed to shops all over the US. Sarina has had a passion for painting and restoring furniture for over 30 years and loves having a creative outlet outside of her personal finance career. 

Jennifer is the Communications Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Florida Division.  She handles media relations, marketing and public relations for the Society in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle.  She has been with ACS since 2013. Prior to joining ACS, Jenn was a reporter and anchor at television stations across the country, most recently at WTSP in St. Petersburg.  She started as a reporter in Lansing, Michigan while attending Michigan State University, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism. 

Steve Cohn is a licensed agent with US Health Advisors here in Tampa.  He specializes in lower-premium, $0 deductible health plans for individuals, families and small groups.  Steve is originally from the Washington, DC area, and has lived in Tampa for over 10 years with his wife Juca and son Nicholas.  In his spare time, Steve is an active Boy Scout leader.
 

Debra Palmer has been a business services entrepreneur in the Tampa Bay Area since 1988. Through exhaustive research and direct communications with individuals who had experienced losses and endured the claims process of their insurance companies without up to date documentation to substantiate equitable settlements, Debra realized the need for inventory professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Spend time at LaDee-Da Kids Spa in Dunedin, Florida and you will realize why the owner; Wendy Long sought out the concept of bringing a child’s imagination to reality while capturing those memories through photographic images. With a passion for photography and art, a fun-loving spirit and having two toddlers of her own, she combined her experiences and came up with LaDee-Da Kids Spa!

Dianne Allen is the Founder of Visions Applied, a dynamic mentoring service for bright and talented individuals and families. Dianne’s 30 years working with gifted and talented people includes counseling, mentoring, consulting, writing and speaking. Her powerful corporate presentations are part of her many years of mentoring gifted adults in the workplace and the family. She has been featured on CBS and CNN as well as the Discovery Channel. She is the author of two books: How to Quit Anything in 5 Simple Steps and The Loneliness Cure: A Guide to Contentment.

 

Susan has built businesses and pioneered eLearning through online platforms she has built for years. Recently Susan was driven by a need to make a difference in the educational system and joined St. Petersburg College as Program Director for Industry Certifications in the Workforce Institute. Susan is a change-maker and is driven to make a mark in everything she does.

As a top rated speaker and author, Sheryl Nicholson, has earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation that is given to the top 5% in the industry. Clients include The CIA, Government agencies, and emerging businesses.  Considered People Productivity Expert who develops People Skills - often mistakenly called "soft skills" that she called instead POWER SKILLS. Podcaster on itunes and at www.GetaLifeBalanced.com  

S. Marc Poling, also known as “Mango Marc,” is the owner of Mango Cleaners and Laundry, located in Seffner, Florida. Marc got his start in the dry cleaning industry as a dry cleaning business broker, which led him to purchasing his own dry cleaning business, Mango Cleaners and Laundry.  As a successful business owner, Marc dedicates himself to operating Mango’s three locations, which serve the greater Tampa Bay area and Pinellas County.    

 

Ashley Butler is a serial entrepreneur. At 23 years old, she bought into Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair as a franchisee after a divine meeting with the founder Allyn Ayers. Ashley truly believes in the Rotarian principal: Service above Self. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses and she currently sits on the incoming 2016/2017 Central Florida’s Entrepreneur Organization Board of Directors all while growing her two Ice Cold Air franchise locations and her team of 10 employees. 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
 Fran Powers is the founder of Powerstories Theatre Inc., a theatrical production company performing true stories on stage. Through powerful storytelling and acting, these true stories of today's social issues connect with audiences on a very personal level. In 2010, Powerstories Theatre won The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award which is the highest award in the nation presented by the Federal Government, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama.
 

As a real estate professional with a construction background, Nico Hohman caters especially to those looking to purchase new construction homes. Nico is actively involved in bettering the standards of the real estate industry and the greater Tampa Bay community. Mr. Hohman is also a contributing author to REALTOR Magazine and to Inman News, an innovative news source for the real estate industry.

Bruce Wawrzyniak is the Founder and President of Now Hear This.  With a focus on management, promotion, and booking, Now Hear This can help any kind of artist soar and get noticed!  The company even has non-music clients, such as authors and an Olympic athlete.  Also, Now Hear This Entertainment is a weekly podcast hosted by Bruce.  The show has been delivered on-time, every week, for 2 1/2 years and has gotten listeners from 121 countries around the world.  It has spawned an eBook series called, “Bruce’s Bonus Book,” with Volume 3 being released this week. 

Carole Gill is a Professional Speaker, Management Consultant, and Executive Coach who brings practical experience from a successful career in corporate America and more than 20 years of consulting experience. Known as an attitude expert and people developer, she takes a dynamic approach turning best practice theory into reality, enabling individuals to become more effective leaders, communicators, collaborators and team builders. 
 

Thomas Raad is the Vice President/Co-Owner of Lair Services. He is responsible for the day-today operations of client services and accountable for Lair’s sales growth and planning. Tom works hard to provide the most cost effective and efficient technology solutions for every client while remaining committed to high quality service and support. With over 15 years’ experience, Tom has worked with both Fortune 100 and small businesses. He is able to provide invaluable and insightful observations about the technology needs of clients of all sizes, in a variety of industries. 

Tanya Cielo, founder of Sky Strategic Marketing, helps business owners squash their competition and get their unfair share of business in the market.  She is a certified marketing facilitator with 18 years of marketing experience for media companies such as Clear Channel, Cox Radio, Beasley Broadcasting and AOL, resulting in revenue growth for her clients.  

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.

Robert Rorebeck is a Video Production Coordinator and helps Jim on various video shoots – weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, ceremonies, and presentations – serving as second camera, audio and lighting grip, and creative consultant. Lately, their focus has been on assisting local business leaders with their self-promotional ‘elevator pitch’ speeches in the comfort and controlled environment of Jim’s south West Shore studio. The elevator pitch process involves the business person writing a 60 or 90 second script on who they are, what they do, and WHY they do it. 

Jim Webb is the Owner and Executive Producer of The Webb Works. The Webb Works is a full service video production company with 15 years of experience using Apple products and Final Cut Pro. Webb currently operates out of a studio space on West Shore Boulevard. He’s recently teamed up with a film photographer, Hallie Ladd Heck, who also rents space in the same building. The pair are building out a larger, 1,400-square-foot studio with a green room and meeting space

 

Karen Pittman is dedicated to venous disease education and outreach and has actively participated at the Public Education Advisory Committee of the American College of Phlebology. She is available to meet or speak with individuals and organizations looking for credible, concise, state-of-the-art information about vein disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Karen is a third-generation Tampa resident and enthusiastic Vein911 patient. 

Kelly Falconer-Miller is a project manager at Sky Strategic Marketing, where she loves helping business owners soar above their competition and gain an unfair share of the market.  She is the proud mom of two college students.   Kelly is an active community volunteer, who is committed to empowering women and for the past five years has served on the board of Dress for Success Tampa Bay. 

Dr. Carrier is an accomplished art educator. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 1989. In 2002, she co-founded and was director of Gallery Art Factory in Prague, Czech Republic, a not-for-profit institution presenting modern and contemporary art. In 2006, she founded the Open Concept Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where, as director, she managed art projects and art education programming. Before becoming the Director of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, she consulted on educational opportunities.

 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology.

Robert J. Clark, JR. is the President of Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Florida's oldest "surviving" structural steel fabricator, in business since 1945. Tampa Steel was honored with being named "2001 Small Business of the Year for 51-250 employees". Fabrication and erection projects include EPCOT's Spaceship Earth, Sea World's Shamu Stadium, and The Florida Aquarium in Tampa. 

After 5 years of public accounting, Linda Donegan entered industry and worked for companies like Dun and Bradstreet/Nielsen and eventually became the CFO of several companies. After a health issue arose in 2011, Linda decided to pursue her passion of working with small business. As an expert in administrative functions, she found her niche in providing virtual services for small to mid-market, overwhelmed small business owners.

 

Diane Daniels is a successful entrepreneur as a Medicare Advisor and author of "The Medicare Survival Guide". Since childhood, she has struggled with maintaining a healthy weight.  Being unsuccessful with so many different weight loss programs, Diane decided to find the answer to achieving long term weight loss on her own. Weight Loss Nation is different from any other weight loss program, because support is the #1 priority. She is the Host of the Weight Loss Nation podcast. 

In The Risk Advantage, Tom Panaggio tells the story of how he and his business partners built two thriving companies: Direct Mail Express and Response Mail Express. The book is designed as a guide for those who are contemplating an entrepreneurial pursuit, are already engaged in building a business, or are currently working for someone else and want to inject their entrepreneurial ideas and attitude. With The Risk Advantage, Panaggio aims to help entrepreneurs face the many situations, predicaments, and crises they’ll encounter during their lives.

Larry Harbolt is the nation's leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. He is one of only two real estate teachers whose works have ever been inducted into the Library of Congress.

 

Brian Thornton is the President and CEO of ISG. Brian formed ISG in 2007 with a focus on providing insurance carriers a premium audit outlet with a higher level of expertise and service than what the market had to offer. Since 2007, Brian has used his subject matter expertise and industry background to assemble a high performance staff of the best premium auditors in the industry. His vision that a Premium Audit fee company could operate on par with many of the insurance carrier audit departments has been a change from the status quo that was long overdue.

Chris Meyer is a 27 year Verizon retiree who held various accounting and financial positions including the finance liaison to IT, revenue accounting supervisor, and manager of the Verizon global product hierarchy. Chris is now the Director of Client Services for Unbehagen Advisors in the Tampa area. 
Melisa is a 17-year real estate veteran. She launched her career in Memphis, TN where she specialized in selling existing single family and custom-built homes. This eventually led to obtaining an additional real estate associate license in North Mississippi where she gained 2 years of experience as a project manager in construction for a residential development.
 

Conan Raitt is the VP Tax Manager at Unbehagen Advisors. Conan manages the tax preparation operations. Unbehagen Advisors is the largest single owned Account & Tax Service in Northern Pinellas/South Pasco. They cater to the needs of the entrepreneur, small business owners, and tax payers in need of tax avoidance strategies. 

Joseph C. Russo, is a shareholder in the firm of Joseph C. Russo, P.A., and has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area for over eighteen years.  His practice focuses on business contracts and transactions, including asset sales and commercial real estate transactions as well as business entities, start-ups and small business practice.  He also provides outsourced “in-house” counsel services for his clients, including advising clients on matters of employment issues, contracts, finance, intellectual property, insurance and litigation. 

Todd Unbegagen is the President and CEO of Unbehagen Advisors. Unbehagen Advisors is a tax preparation, accounting, investment, and insurance firm with offices located in Tarpon Springs and Tampa, FL. Their passion is helping individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses reach their financial goals. 

 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
Tara Richter is the President of Richter Publishing LLC. She specializes in helping business owners how to write their non-fiction story in 4 weeks & publish a book in order to become an expert in their industry. She has been featured on CNN, ABC, Daytime TV, FOX, SSN, Channel 10 News, USA TODAY, Beverly Hills Times and radio stations all over the world!
 

Karen Mertes, a Lt Col (Ret) from our United States Air Force turned a life altering tragedy into a life purpose with her entrepreneurial organization, Fulfill Your Destiny. Karen is the creator of Fulfill Your Destiny’s annual signature event, Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea held each year in March; next on Mar 25, 2017. Karen was recognized earlier this year by Jamie Meloni of That Business Show as having one of the Most Inspirational Entrepreneurial Stories of 2015. 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.
Kate Campbell is a marketing/retail consultant, and committee advisor and longtime supporter of Tampa Bay Fashion Week. She most recently served as the Fashion Director at the Art Institute of Tampa where she brought her expertise as a fashion buyer and retail manager to the curriculum. Her retail career involves a variety of retail operations, including: specialty apparel, accessories, and home goods. Her interests range from entrepreneurship to fashion, and she is also interested in education, enjoying and promoting the Tampa Bay area, and current events as they impact the consumer.
 
Daniel Leeds is the owner of Full House Babyproofing, a professional childproofing company based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Full House Babyproofing LLC was founded after Daniel encountered many challenges in creating a safe place in his home for his son-especially after he began crawling. Daniel realized many parents, in particular new parents, must go through the same frustrations, and that the Tampa Bay area would benefit from a qualified authority in home child safety. 
Marilin Larken, of Sweet Rose Photography, is a professional portrait photographer located in Apollo Beach, FL. Marilin has over 20 years of art and design experience including drawing, painting, graphic and web design. Marilin first started photography when her daughter was a baby and her husband gifted her her first professional camera. Since then, the medium has given Marilin the creative outlet she needs to feed her artistic side. It is her passion and something that truly brings her joy. 
Hating the fact that women judge themselves by “size and shape” instead of “healthy,” Judy DiVincenzo-Alonzo created StillSassySister.com with the intention of making all women feel confident and enjoy their workout even more. Small but critical tweaks in design, have let us create a great new fitness apparel line that is designed with the concerns of women in mind. You no longer have to look like a fitness model to look amazing and feel great while you are in class or the gym!
 

Mike Stram is the President and a Certified Electronic Systems Designer with Easy Living With Technology. Easy Living With Technology is filled with Designers and Installers of Integrated Electronic Systems, they are currently in their 25th year in Tampa Bay. Their company makes it easy, and fun to enjoy your home or office!

Laura Santiago is the boss babe at Tradent Quality Consulting Services which was re-launched in 2015 with the goal of assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in building a successful business. Tradent prides themselves in getting to know their clients to not only be a consultant but also the coaches and cheerleaders to the businesses around the community. Her expertise involves assisting entrepreneurs is developing a plan to become debt free, market proof their business plans and eventually work towards exporting their products and services.

Stephanie Hyman is a native Floridian, and a graduate of the University of South Florida. After studying Mass Communications and Hospitality, Stephanie interned at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. She has been the Events Coordinator at the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce since July 2015, and is a proud graduate of Mayor’s University. 

 

Jason K. Woody serves as the President and CEO of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research. He and his dedicated team have helped bring the “gift of sight” to over 67,000 men, women and children around the world His true commitment to help those blind or visually has been demonstrated by his over 25 year tenure with the Lions Eye Institute. 

Scott Carson (aka “the Note Guy) has been an active real estate investor since 2002 and solely focused on the note industry since 2008 where he buys and sells non-performing mortgages on residential and commercial real estate directly from banks and hedge funds.  His common sense approach to note investing has helped thousands of new and experienced real estate investors add notes to their portfolios.

Since 2004 Bonnie Dye has been building websites that help business owners increase profits and get better results. She uses WordPress as a game changer for website design, and also teaches beginner WordPress classes both locally and online. Over the years Bonnie has developed countless dozens of business websites. On LinkedIn she is ranked in the top 5 nation wide for WordPress, WordPress Trainer and WordPress Training.

 

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best. 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
Lori Nadglowski is the Founder of Laurel Wealth Management. Founded in 2016, her firm is dedicated to building financial legacies and helping families prepare for retirement and focus on their financial legacy plan. Lori brings along two decades of experience in the financial services industry.
 

Ken Wrede is an experienced business executive and entrepreneur with an international, wide-ranging background in the realms of overseas business, consulting, and startup companies. He was a founder and principle executive in four European startup companies and as a principle executive two additional startup companies. He attributes all the success that he has enjoyed to strong leadership principles and the development of the most important resource: people.

Marcella Espinosa is an Integrated Marketing Solutions Consultant at Entravision. Marcella's goal is to learn about your business, understand the value of your products and services, and place them on platforms where you will get the presence and the relationship with the Hispanic audience. 

Marcy Pellegrino is the Founder and Creative Director of Sassi Concepts and Designs Inc. Sassi Creative is an idea factory where intuition is coveted, creative plots are born, and passionate ideas take with twists and turns. Marcy has also recently worked in various facets of advertising and film, moving from the New York City area.
 

Kelly Watts is the President and Founder of MiW, LLC (Make it Work). He brings over two decades of experience teaching and creating curriculum, and a track record of successfully delivering educational programs at both the pre-college and college level. As a new entrepreneur to the Gulf Coast region, he intends to be as active in community affairs of the Tampa Bay region.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Lauren believes that reaching retirement is a major milestone in one's life - its not an endpoint but a major financial transition. She believes that we need to shift away from an accumulation mindset to focus on establishing a sustainable and meaningful lifestyle based on savings that will endure a long, 25+ year retirement. Lauren offers holistic financial planning and believes in personal and financial wellness. She focuses on providing people a peace of mind and overall financial wellness.

 

Alexis Carra born in Tampa, Florida, has been onstage since age 2. Alexis has worked on and off Broadway. Credits: Fosse, Fame on 42nd Street, Wicked, Sweet Charity, and The Pirate Queen. Cast album recordings: The Pirate Queen and Sweet Charity. Film and TV credits: Major Crimes, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Mentalist, Bones and ABC series, Mixology, originating the series lead role, “Jessica.” Currently you can see Alexis on the ABC Family/Freeform series, Recovery Road. 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for.

Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. is an experienced, thoughtful and strategic attorney, business executive and neutral mediator. She has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a member of the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels. She is known for her negotiating skills and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to the practice of law. Her background in business enables her to relate well to clients and to quickly define the work and potential solutions.

Are you looking for a local Real Estate Firm that knows the market and has your interests in mind?  Then contact Jim McPeak at McPeak Real Estate Firm, a family owned business whose agents have over 60+ years of experience in the Tampa Bay market.  Many of the agents are military veterans that know the VA process for buying a home and are proud to help our Military members in any way they can.  From residential to commercial Real Estate, McPeak Real Estate firm is here to help.   

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology). 

Angie Lusk helps people develop plans and processes to execute their vision and accomplish their goals. She spent ten years running fast-paced campaigns that relied on precise plans to run successfully. She knows first-hand the challenges of starting your own business because five years ago she started her own vacation planning business – Trip with Angie. Now, she uses her organizational skills to work with entrepreneurs at Focus on You Strategy by facilitating CEO Exchanges and working one-on-one with clients.  
 

Spend time at LaDee-Da Kids Spa in Dunedin, Florida and you will realize why the owner; Wendy Long sought out the concept of bringing a child’s imagination to reality while capturing those memories through photographic images. With a passion for photography and art, a fun-loving spirit and having two toddlers of her own, she combined her experiences and came up with LaDee-Da Kids Spa!

Jimmy Barker started in fitness and nutrition, but he discovered his true purpose was to help others learn the truth about health and show them how to optimize their unique health potential. He is the CEO & Founder of BioDesign Wellness Center. He doesn’t just treat symptoms—he gets to the root cause of your health issues, so you can feel better, look better and perform better.
Marc Ensign has been actively involved in the world of digital marketing since 1998 when the Internet was still being held together with scotch tape, bubble gum and a box of discarded America Online CD's. He first got his start as the founder of an award winning agency and then over the years graduated into an illustrious career as a speaker, author and consultant.
 

Frank Coto is the President and Owner of Lincoln Lending Group. Lincoln Lending Group was started in 2003 by a savvy group of Real Estate Professionals and Investors who have built it over the last 10 years to compete directly with larger Banks both in service and mortgage rates. Frank encourages any potential customer to go to their local bank and obtain the best deal they can and his promise is always to beat it. Frank Coto and the dedicated staff at Lincoln Lending Group will not let you down.

William Dean Brown, founder and Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) at William Dean Chocolates, began exploring his artistic talents at an early age.  Although trained as an educator, William became involved in the dot.com world where he co-founded a software company and later joined an emerging technology company. After the dot.com bubble burst, he reinvented himself by moving to Tampa, Florida. 

Bob Burmaster (MBA) is the CEO and founder of Graphics Edge LLC.  Bob has been a business owner in the graphics industry for over 12 years and recognizes the value of providing an outstanding customer experience. Graphics Edge creates a visual experience to solve design challenges, tell your story, build your brand and influence customer behavior. 

 

Jim Yeager has forty-two years of experience in Floor Covering and home remodeling. Yeager & Co. is celebrating its founding now seventy years of quality products and impeccable service. Voted in multiple categories for seven years by Angie’s List Super Service Award. Yeager's is the best shop at home flooring company in the Tampa Bay Market. Yeager & Co. is not a "here today, gone tomorrow" type company, they have been around since 1944 and do not call a job done until the customer is completely satisfied.

Sheila is the founder and owner of determineU. She is a certified life and career coach who believes in a co-active approach to identifying and achieving goals. Sheila has a passion for working with students and professionals that need assistance with finding their best educational and/or career path.   Sheila empowers clients by aligning their personality, core values, abilities and interests with proper guidance. 

Call her crazy, but Christine Acosta’s vision is that Tampa becomes a world-class city for bicycle commuters. She founded Pedal Power Promoters in 2014 to spearhead bicycle-friendly initiatives through collaborative public and private partnerships. Acosta works with key local, regional, and national cycling stakeholders in transportation, health, and urban planning.
 

Matthew Ashwood has a background in community-building & social media marketing. He enjoys helping enterprises do business better by helping get their story heard & known. Songbird Agency believes in the Inbound Marketing philosophy and helps organizations build & grow their brand.

Beth Ross started Blanket Tampa Bay, a 501c3 Non Profit 3 years ago to serve the homeless of Tampa Bay​. She started by passing out blankets at Trinity Café. Along with blankets, Blanket Tampa Bay provides hygiene products and basic necessities to help make life a little easier for those left homeless in our community. The biggest challenge Beth sees is the lack of housing in the community for the homeless. Blanket Tampa Bay is trying to raise funds on their Go Fund Me Page to create an Urban Rest Stop in Tampa where the homeless can go wash their clothes and take a shower.

Karen and Gerald Ayers opened up their franchise store, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, in 2011 and were the 28th store in the nation. Now, there are more than 76 locations of Big Frog from coast to coast, growing rapidly. Gerald and Karen decided to look into the franchise world as a way to stay out of retirement for the moment and to simply have fun. 

 

Gerald and Karen Ayers opened up their franchise store, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, in 2011 and were the 28th store in the nation. Now, there are more than 76 locations of Big Frog from coast to coast, growing rapidly. Gerald and Karen decided to look into the franchise world as a way to stay out of retirement for the moment and to simply have fun. 

Sandra Fidelis is an Online Business Coach, Speaker and Author who works with women entrepreneurs who want to be in the top 5 percent. She teaches women the exact marketing to fill their client roster with ease, shows them how to charge what they’re worth and create a booming business from the ground up without the overwhelm.
Brett Dulaney joined ESPN as the first executive director of the St. Petersburg Bowl, created in 2008 by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. Dulaney manages the day-to-day operations for the South Florida bowl, as well as work on sponsorship sales for ESPN Events, mainly in the Florida market.
 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Mr. Rob Hicks is Assistant Coach for KNO3.  He began his professional career in real estate 30 years ago as a commercial real estate appraiser. He is the fourth generation in his family to work in real estate in the Tampa Bay market, holding both a General Real Estate Appraisal Certification as well as a Real Estate Brokers License.  Rob has worked in real estate sales, leasing, construction management, property management and public & governmental relations.
When Britt Galipault was little, her father (a construction company owner) told her she could be anything in the world she wanted to be, as long as it wasn’t in construction.  He must have changed his mind, because when he started his general contracting business in 2003, he hired her to set up his new construction accounting software.  Now, thirteen years later, Britt brings her expertise in bookkeeping, payroll, construction accounting, and taxes to small businesses throughout the Tampa Bay area.  
 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Wendy Leigh is Chief Development and Marketing Officer of the UACDC. She joined the UACDC in August of 2015 after a lengthy and varied career in education and the arts. Leigh plans to bring attention to all of the amazing programs, partners and community members that the UACDC has served and developed in its history.  Among the many exciting projects will be the launching of the new outdoor band shell and other expansions, including the Harvest Hope Park.

Dr. Bhalani is the founder and CEO of Florida Pain Medicine. He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and served as a chief resident at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and completing a 2-year prestigious Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship. During these 2 years, Dr. Bhalani’s focus was on fluoroscopically/ultrasound/CT guided interventional pain and spine procedures, headache medicine, cancer pain, research, and more. 
 

Dr. Loren Murfield is an Author, Speaker and Leadership Consultant, working with aspiring and emerging leaders to create radical change and disruptive innovation. He recently launched PWR University, his online leadership development platform.   Surprising everyone, he returned to college at age 31 to earn a BS, MA and PhD, before teaching college, becoming an entrepreneur, and writing 13 books, 8 in one year. 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Ohio native Kara Kantner Barr attended Xavier University, graduating with a BSBA in both Marketing and Entrepreneurship. After graduating from Xavier she worked for years in Corporate America. But her heart was truly in small business, so she and her husband partnered up with Whiskey Bent BBQ Supply in Lakeland, FL and open a Pasco branch of the store. Focusing on customer service and offering many craft products that aren't readily available, Kara enjoys giving her customers the personal attention and product knowledge they deserve. 
 

Gabby Soriano is the Marketing Director for Hyde Park Village, owned by WS Development. Gabby has been with the company for 1 ½ years. Her experience is in marketing, PR>, event planning, customer service and community relations.

Rita Rodriguez is a Senior Move Manager with Seniors Moving Forward.  She assists Seniors with moving including sorting, packing and unpacking, floor plans, coordinating with other service providers, digital photographs for memory placement and removing packing materials. She works with elder law attorneys, case managers, and discharge managers. Home health companies and senior communities to help guide the family through the relocation process.

Ira joined BDO in 2015 and has over 25 years of public accounting experience. As an assurance director, he devotes his time to providing audit, review, compilation, financial advisory and tax services to clients predominately in the central Florida area. He has served nonprofit organizations, as well as privately held companies in manufacturing, distribution, construction, retail, service and private equity group sectors.

 

Mary Mirabal is an artist and a dreamer who paints contemporary abstract, expressionist work. Mary is a lover of color, she first picked up a paint brush when she was in her 50s. Mary paints what inspires her, makes her laugh, and brings her joy. Recently, Mary has taken over the media, even gathering a large following on social media due to her incredible art work and story. 

Pamela Noel is the CEO and Founder of HELMT, Inc. HELMT specializes in providing telemedicine and mobile-clinic services to the poor in rural areas of Haiti. Pamela has participated in several medical mission trips to Haiti during medical training - her special interest is in global health medicine and providing care to the poor. Pamela is currently a tentative graduate in Masters of Public Health Practice at the University of South Florida. 

Minal Patel is the owner of Bottle & Bottega Tampa. After working in Corporate America and owning a couple of businesses throughout her career, Minal decided it was time for her to do something for which she truly had a passion. With an affinity for creativity and art, paired with her strong entrepreneurial spirit and background, Minal found the perfect fit within the Bottle & Bottega concept. 

 

R. Shawn McBride is a corporate business attorney, certified public accountant, CEO, author, consultant and public speaker.  He is the founder and Managing Member of The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC, formed April 4, 2012. The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique business-focused firm with offices in Dallas, Texas and New York, New York.

Daniel Fabrizi is the Regional Sales & Marketing Director for SouthPoint Quality Senior Management. Their focus is on their residents and their associates; providing quality senior care through excellent customer service. SouthPoint brings together the operational expertise of Marc Flores and the clinical prowess of Jeannette Baltzly along with a team of highly skilled professionals who, using their years of experience and collective knowledge, create positive systems and environments for residents and employees. 

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best. 

 

As one of the founders of PrimeGroup, Ed oversees PGI’s day-to-day operations. Ed specializes in workers' compensation, property, general liability, commercial auto, and health insurance. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ryan Nece Foundation, the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Tampa, and the Laurel Street Commerce Center. He is also involved in many other charitable organizations and believes strongly in giving back to the community

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology). 

Angie Lusk helps people develop plans and processes to execute their vision and accomplish their goals. She spent ten years running fast-paced campaigns that relied on precise plans to run successfully. She knows first-hand the challenges of starting your own business because five years ago she started her own vacation planning business – Trip with Angie. Now, she uses her organizational skills to work with entrepreneurs at Focus on You Strategy by facilitating CEO Exchanges and working one-on-one with clients.  
 

Joe Yazbeck is the Founder, President and CEO of Prestige Leadership Advisors whose mission is to facilitate leaders in becoming dynamic powerful communicators so they can significantly influence the world around them. Having worked with heads of state to leaders of major corporations as well as high-ranking military officers, political candidates to best-selling authors, Joe Yazbeck is a highly sought after leadership and communications coach.  

Brendan Schluth graduated from the University of Tampa in December 2015 with a BA in Music and minor in Psychology. His areas of focus include jazz guitar, jazz piano, music therapy and music education. In addition to teaching and managing the Barrett School of Music, Brendan plans to develop a community arts program at the Barrett School of Music this semester. Brendan also works closely with several music programs in Hillsborough County Public Schools and performs regularly around the Tampa Bay area in local jazz bands as well as a soloist. 
As a Tampa native, Laura Barrett is passionate about quality music education and relatability of Classical music in her city. When she decided to make her studio a full-time endeavor in 2011, she learned that many students are not satisfied with a private music education charted only by their teacher. As the studio has grown almost exclusively by word of mouth, Laura has developed an asset-based teaching philosophy which she feels is the driving force behind the studio.
 

Greg Lynch is the owner and operator of Sir Grout Tampa, a nationally award-winning tile, grout, stone and wood restoration company. After spending years working in the insurance industry, Greg decided to make a career switch after reading about the Sir Grout franchise in a magazine. Parlaying the skills and relationships he built during his time working in the insurance industry, Greg launched his own Sir Grout franchise in Tampa in 2009. 

Blake Leopold is the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Light Opera. Blake was a merit scholar and majored in Opera performance at Indiana University, the nation’s leading University for Vocal and Opera studies. Mr. Leopold has been teaching voice for nearly 35 years and, under his guidance, his students have excelled in the areas of musical theatre, opera, lieder and jazz. Specializing in vocal pedagogy and the diagnoses and correction of vocal faults, many of Mr. Leopold’s students have seen dramatic improvement in a short period of time. 

Avivit Ben Aharon, MS ED., MA CCC SLP is founder and clinical director of Gr8 Speech Inc. , an innovative  online speech therapy solution. Gr8 Speech utilizes video conferencing technology to provide live, interactive, highly individualized services worldwide. Avivit is an experienced private practitioner working with children and adults and firmly believes in the power of speech therapy to unlock possibilities.  

 

Ms. Enriquez’s experience and education has garnered familiarity with a wide variety of musical styles. She has worked professionally as a studio singer, party band vocalist, Latin band vocalist, and contemporary worship singer. Ms. Enriquez is a Tampa native. She began her classical voice training with Blake Leopold, and since then has studied with Dr. Alanna Keenan, and Dr.  Jami Rhodes. 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.
Laura Santiago is the boss at Tradent Quality Consulting Services which was re-launched in 2015 with the goal of assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in building a successful business. Tradent prides themselves in getting to know their clients to not only be a consultant but also the coaches and cheerleaders to the businesses around the community. 
 

Natalie Kass is pursuing her master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida, where she has worked with the educational technology, My Reviewers, for the past two years. Her interests include educational technologies, technical and science writing, and entrepreneurship. 

Panos Vasiloudes, MD, PhD, holds a dual board certification in dermatology and pediatrics. Dr. Vasiloudes obtained his PhD in the area of cell and molecular biology. He is a member and fellow of numerous local, national and international professional organizations. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Vasiloudes has been practicing medical and surgical as well as aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology in the greater Tampa Bay Area for many years.

Miller Townsend is a self-taught Chef, starting out in his younger years where he catered and sold roadside BBQ on nights and weekends. During these years he developed a passion for cooking and business. After several years in the Army and corporate world, he is back in the kitchen creating flavors for the food service industry. Miller now advises all sizes of restaurants on new and current trends, while keeping the back of the house efficient and profitable.
 

Mike Murphy is an IT Professional with over a combined 20 years’ personal & professional experience. He took his knowledge and 2 degrees (an As in Computer Networking and a BS in Info Systems security) into corporate America for 8 years. During this time he realized that corporate takeovers and cube farms weren’t his style. So, in 2014 he and his wife decided that they wanted to join the community of small business owners. Thus, started U-Click-We-Fix LLC.

Matthew J. Lapointe is an attorney with the Tampa business law firm of Wetherington Hamilton, P.A. Matt serves as legal counsel to a variety of entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses, advising them on entity selection and formation, internal governance matters, debt and equity financing, acquisitions and divestitures, succession planning and other matters.

Monica Sanchez-Diu received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Inter American University of Puerto Rico and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. She left PR for NYC, where she completed residencies in General Practice and Pediatric Dentistry from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. She was Chief Resident in her General Practice Residency and received the Outstanding Leadership Award. She is currently practicing in Tampa, FL. 
 

Judith Koehn started Gestalt Design in June of 2015 doing contract work for other architects and designers. It was in March of this year that Judith decided that it was time to work for her own clients rather than doing the work for someone else's clients. 

Ella Bing is a family owned business specializing in both cloth and wood bow ties as well as other male fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company was founded after the loss of a brother and son, Matthew Kraus. The Kraus family honors Matthew's spirit, infectious personality and love fashion with handmade custom bow ties, much like Matthew himself would have worn. The work is centered on quality, presentation, attention to detail and customer service.

Rick Rome created WashClub after acquiring one of Brooklyn’s largest laundry centers in 2010. Ever since, he has been focusing on using it as a platform to expand across NYC. His day to day responsibilities include Operation Management, General Marketing & Business Development.

 

Ryan Foster has been involved in the laundry industry since 2012. He purchased his first laundromat location in early 2015 and remodeled a run down, neglected facility and increased the sales by over 40% over the course of 6 months. Ryan expanded his service with WashClub in mid 2016. 

Kim Randall is a Digital Marketing Professional, TEDx speaker, blogger, and passionate entrepreneur.  Kim currently serves as co-chair for Beer & Bow Ties, a fundraising event to benefit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, and serves on the board of advisors for HCC's entrepreneurship program. 

Jeff Ford moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2003 after spending many years in the insurance industry, he decided to become a #Entrepreneur, as  Jeff helped launch a savings blog with his wife in 2009 called AddictedtoSaving.com 
which they still run to this day. . In 2012 Jeff started doing mission and humanitarian work to help orphans in Africa with the group Man Up and Go, and in 2015, the organization tapped Jeff as CEO, the position he holds today. Man Up and Go is a religious organization that helps children that don’t have a father in their household, since they believe a child is best raised with the presence of a father.
 
Carol LoCicero is a founding member of the Thomas & LoCicero law firm. She practices in the firm’s media law, trademark and copyright areas, representing high profile media and corporate clients. In the community, Carol serves as the Program Coordinator for End 68 Hours of Hunger – Tampa, a charity dedicated to eradicating hunger among school children. She is an active member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, where End 68’s food pantry is located. 
Lilly Ho-Pehling was our first guest on the #MorningAir at 8AM. She is the CEO of LHP Consulting. She came on the #MorningAir to advocate for the community here in Tampa Bay. She is and has been on multiple boards for non profits, helping out the community and doing philanthropic work for a very very long time. She has experience in the Bio Tech industry, the Health Tech industry, and is now ready to consult you in your business in an effort to make you more successful in your endeavor. 
Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.
 
The Pilates Grup is proud to offer private, semi-private, and group sessions to fit everyone's needs and budget, with traditional and ever evolving forms of pilates. Following several moves, The Pilates Grup expanded to include barre and yoga classes as well. Vicki Beck is the proud Owner. 
Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.
Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.
 

Flutterby Media, a division of Atlas Branding Agencies is your source for all things Social Media. Barb Gray is the Owner of Flutterby Media. Learn how you can optimize your source for all things social media, creating solutions for your small business at a price anyone can handle. Establish your social media bridge with Flutterby Social Media!

Last year, Ms. Marsha Strickhouser began her own public relations and social media firm called Real PR, based in Clearwater; after working in Public Relations on a national level for years in a corporation. She worked in public relations both at the University of South Florida and the University of Miami, as well as two medical associations. What’s difficult about Public Relations these days? Questions that Real PR can answer! 

Sarah McAndrews has owned several businesses over the years and moved to Florida. The move to Florida has allowed her to focus on her most recent business and passion, EQUUS DESIGN PRINT, a custom apparel and promotional products company which distributes marketing and branding products to local businesses and non-profits.  

 

Kristi Campbell, Home Instead Senior Care Tampa FL Franchise Owner - is dedicated to bringing your loved ones a sense of independence and family that comes with quality ‪#‎SeniorCare. Kristi Campbell knows that by 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number to 20 to 35 year olds. Because of this, she brought Home Instead Senior Care to the Brandon area, helping for years. The Brandon Home Instead Senior Care Family has a passionate desire to be your trusted source in keeping your aging loved ones happy, fully assisted, and cared for. 

Kurt Glacy is the Founder of Levr Consulting. Kurt believes that together, we thrive. The same concept applies for you and your business. Your team makes up the core of your business, and it’s vitally important that communications are established and maintained. A balanced workforce culture is what’s needed to create a healthy workplace. They really work together with you to obtain a better workplace. They’ve partnered with BizCentral USA to provide expert back office services to small businesses not just the big guys. You can learn more and engage your workforce at: http://www.levrconsulting.com!
Mary Key is a Business consultant, author and executive coach, Dr. Mary Key heads Key Associates, Inc. (KA), an organizational effectiveness consulting firm committed to the development of leaders and organizations. KA has helped clients produce “breakthrough” results and works with individuals, teams and organizations in areas such as leadership and team development, strategic planning, conflict resolution and effective execution – all leading to improving your focus and productivity.
 
Joe Fedison  is an Author, Speaker, and Business Trainer of Engaged Action Training! When dealing with change, one of the biggest challenges of corporate training today is, “How do you get everyone to buy-in?” There have been many studies and much has been written on the subject. The rise of “Neo-Leadership” has changed the roles of a leader within a business organization. Joe Fedison understands this and is an expert at training your team to become a much better – and more engaged workforce. 
Mr. Santilli has invested over 15 years with Fortune 500 brands such as Club Car, Bobcat, Thermo King, and Trane at Ingersoll Rand Company. He successfully stewarded global and international businesses with diverse teams of sales, marketing, engineering, sourcing, finance, and distribution. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree from the prestigious Boston College Carroll School of Management. Mr. Santilli founded MagneGas Europe where he became an expert in the MagneGas technology and business model and its various applications.
Dr. Hollis is a retired disabled military veteran of the U.S. Navy. Throughout his career, he illuminated a passion for leadership and management and would like to underscore how improving leadership within your team would be a win-win scenario for the entire organization.
 
Deano Kastis is the Founder of Naked Fit Foods. Naked Fit Foods is a subsidiary of the Acropolis Restaurant Group, Tampa Bay's award winning restaurant chain! They offer many diffrent meal plans, and are passionate about using high quality and local ingredients, and customer service as well.
Sareet Majumdar is the President of ICTC Global Manufacturing Solutions, USA! ICTC is a Full Service Manufacturer of Custom Wire Harnesses, Cable Assemblies, Printed Circuit Board Assemblies, and Electronic Box Builds - to mention a few.
Women have unique challenges when it comes to planning their retirement. The good news is that they tend to live longer. The bad news is that it takes more money and puts more pressure on their retirement accounts to pay for that long life. Celine J. Pastore, Financial Advocate and Fiduciary knows this, and is dedicated to advising you in your retirement.
 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

JD Christie is the Owner of the Belleair Bluffs, Fitness Together. JD began at Fitness Together in 2007, starting out as a personal trainer for the first time. Since then, he has trained thousands of people and has documented over 15,000 hours of actual training sessions. It was in 2012 that he decided to advance his career by purchasing the studio he worked at and becoming the sole owner. 

Thomas Rossewey is the Owner and Practitioner at Massage & Wellness Spa. It is Thomas' passion to deliver therapy that results in measurable improvements, and his goal is to provide patients new-found relief from pain. It motivates him to listen carefully to each client and customize their therapy session. Thomas is a strong believer in patient education and patient responsibilities. 

 

Kaitlyn Sussex is currently the Program Coordinator for all Business and Finance Certifications within the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College. Kaitlyn’s background has been in a variety of business positions, including program management, marketing, business development within small business, and RFP analysis and writing. 

Fred Tucker is currently the Job Placement Coordinator for St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute.  Following a 20 year career in the United States Navy in which he served in multiple areas including career counseling, Fred’s background includes assisting veterans in finding employment working with local workforce board and working 3 years in higher education helping students prepare to enter the workforce after completing industry certifications.

Ken Wrede is an experienced business executive and entrepreneur with an international, wide-ranging background in the realms of overseas business, consulting, and startup companies. He was a founder and principle executive in four European startup companies and as a principle executive two additional startup companies. He attributes all the success that he has enjoyed to strong leadership principles and the development of the most important resource: people.

 

As a real estate professional with a construction background, Nico Hohman caters especially to those looking to purchase new construction homes. Nico is actively involved in bettering the standards of the real estate industry and the greater Tampa Bay community. Mr. Hohman is also a contributing author to REALTOR Magazine and to Inman News, an innovative news source for the real estate industry.

Dr. Stacey Robinson opened up Robinson MD in 2008 so she could care for patients in a more thorough, individualized way. Their mission is to empower and inspire you to achieve your best health. Dr. Robinson is board-certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She is also a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and the American Academy of Private Physicians. 
Adriana Montes is a Real Estate Broker/Owner and Director of REO and short sales at Florida Dreams Realty Group. She is a dedicated professional with a long tenure in the default sector that includes many years' experience servicing and selling large volumes of distressed properties. She is well known for performing beyond expectations and offering first-rate services to all of her customers.
 

Melissa Wandall is a dynamic leader and influential speaker. As President of National Coalition of Safer Roads (NCSR) http://ncsrsafety.org  Melissa has set out to change highway safety and reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by traffic collisions. With a natural ability to empower and engage others, Melissa draws on personal experiences and has become an influential speaker. 

Viejo Tuttle is a small boutique law firm in Ybor City that focuses on Real Estate, Small Business, Litigation, and Contract Law.  Vivian and Vanessa are well known by many local judges and colleague attorneys for their fierce litigation and negotiation skills.  They both have backgrounds working for large firms in the banking industry and they bring a unique perspective with regards to Real Estate and Foreclosures.  

Timothy J. Richardson (Stage Name Tim J. Rich) is a Tampa Bay Area based entertainer, vocalist, musician, music director, producer, songwriter, recording artist & entrepreneur. In June 2011, he and his wife Tina, started Tim J. Rich Music & Entertainment, a music entertainment company that offers DJ, Karaoke, and Live Music services throughout Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. 
 

Noah Pransky is an Investigative Reporter at WTSP-TV.  Since coming to 10News, he’s maintained the Shadow of the Stadium blog, which focuses on Florida sports business news and stadium campaigns. Noah has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for news and sports reporting, including a national recognition in 2013 for exposing safety issues on youth soccer fields. Noah has also been honored 8 times with Emmy Awards for Investigative Reporting. 

Todd Magazine is the President of Blink Fitness. Prior to joining Blink Fitness, Todd Magazine held senior leadership roles at venerable organizations such as Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Equinox (his current employer, for which he oversees start-up Blink Fitness). His varied experiences have afforded him many rewarding and challenging opportunities, including his current role as the chief growth driver for a fast growing new brand in a mature category – Blink Fitness.

Christal is the Founder and CEO of CKG and Associates. Driven by her passion and creativity, Christal wanted to develop a company that provided access to key (one of a kind) professionals in the Event Planning and Marketing industry to service clients with excellence. She has created and coordinated a variety of memorable events over the years from Corporate Events, to Weddings, Fundraising & Charity, Socials and many more.
 

Tony Michaelides has an irrefutable reputation achieved over 30 years working with a stellar cast of clients including David Bowie, U2, REM, Genesis, Dave Matthews, Bob Marley, Depeche Mode, Happy Mondays, Matchbox Twenty, The Police, The Pixies, New Order, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Take That, Natalie Imbruglia, Westlife, P. Diddy, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel. Tony's worked with BMG, Island Records, Transatlantic Records, Circa Records, Factory Records, Simon Fuller, & Simon Cowell.

HolyFit Co-founder Melissa Trinidad is a professional and personal trainer and has been helping people reach their health and fitness goals for over a decade. Melissa, a mother of one, was the NBC American Gladiators 2008 Season Premiere Episode Winner, a Golden Gloves boxer, collegiate athlete, medaled triathlete, martial artist, and now a stand-up-paddleboard racer. She began HolyFit as her own search to connect with spirituality through physical fitness and mental well-being. 

HolyFit Co-founder Bridget Donovan is a multi-award-winning producer and director that brings business strategy and operational leadership from 15 years of industry experience developing innovative video-rich, web and mobile enabled products and services.  She served as Director of eLearning & Business Development at the University of South Florida and has direct experience with tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

 

Dominique Martinez is the Founder and CEO of Rustic Steel Creations, a custom metal fabrication shop located in Tampa. RSC is best known for fabricating exquisite pieces of art from steel and iron that meet and exceed clients' needs. Dominique's company is unique because he allows his team of artists to create inimitable creations that are only limited by the artist's imaginations, thus creating the creative edge that clients seek.

Mr. Joseph is highly experienced in the practice of sterile compounding pharmacy.  He has been licensed as a pharmacist for 43 years. Since 2005, he has been involved in the sterile compounding business for several firms, the most notable being AnazaoHealth Corporation, where he served in several positions over an 8 ½ year span. This time span was a particularly critical one to sterile compounding pharmacy in that it brought the practice into a “modern” era, with the introduction of USP Chapter 797
Andreas Dettlaff is the CEO of Absolute Pharmacy. At Absolute Pharmacy, they provide specialized compound medications to the medical industry. Their Board Certified Pharmacists work in an ISO Class-5 Clean Room which boasts technologically advanced tools and equipment, and maintains USP 797 Compliance. 
 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Lisa Wilcox, Attorney and Founder of Wilcox Law, is committed to stopping bullies. Her first fight as the underdog came when the City of Tampa tried an eminent domain action against her business. She then conquered "Economy Class Syndrome," a near-fatal blood clot caused by a long flight. After graduating from Stetson Law, she became a legal entrepreneur by helping herself and other students curb their student loans. Finally, she took on the biggest fight of her life by taking down a subsidiary of Enron.

Jamie is a former BIGLaw attorney who launched a contemporary, boutique firm designed to contribute to the local creative economy by providing business development, contract, and intellectual property solutions to those who make that economy tick: innovators, entrepreneurs, "artrepreneurs," small businesses, and creatives. Jamie's business model is designed to accommodate the needs of its unique clients. Her firm offers flat fees whenever possible, as well as standard and custom packages for creatives, entrepreneurs, and start-ups who need in-house counsel on an outsourced basis. 

 

Susan Elbare is a Social Worker Liaison at OASIS (Outreach Assisting Students in Schools) Network. OASIS’ mission is to provide basic necessities to students in need in Hillsborough County public schools to help them succeed in school. OASIS partners with schools, businesses, local Y brances, churches and students to collect gently used clothing, as well as applying for grants and accepting donations to purchase uniform clothing. No public funding is received. 

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country.

Cammie C. Griffin is co-founder of the Belleair Coffee Company in Belleair Bluffs, Florida. Cammie grew up in the culinary hotspot of Sonoma County, California where she developed her passion for fresh, locally-sourced, healthy food and drink, as well as a lifelong interest in sustainability and ecology.  Cammie graduated with honors from the University of Utah in 1993 with a degree in Political Science.  Before she was a real estate advisor, Cammie worked in the International Sales Department at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, CA.

 

Dave Kauffman is a Business Coach, Speaker/ Trainer/ Life Coach. Dave owns "Empowering Small Business" LLC and has coached small businesses owners across the country by Empowering their Dreams of truly owning their business instead of being OWNED by the business. Dave focusses on building systems (policies & procedures) in each business he chooses to work with! ...for the purpose of providing freedom for the business owner.

Ron Klein is an ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

 

Valerie Ellis is a retired Army First Sergeant who continues to serve by advocating for Veteran employment and entrepreneurship. Valerie is the CEO of Veterans2Corporate, a Veteran Talent Acquisition Company helping small to medium size companies increase their bottom line by helping them hire qualified Veterans who are leaders, loyal, disciplined, and dependable.  Valerie sought to find a way to help Veterans with the challenges of transition from military service to civilian careers.  

Colleen Kochannek is the creator and publisher of www.TownieLifeMagazine.com . After transitioning out of a corporate job that had her traveling the world, sometimes for two and three weeks at a time, Colleen made two startling discoveries 1.) She did not know her own home town at all; and, 2.) When she started exploring it she realized it had incredible things to offer. 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.

 

Home Instead Senior Care is the World's largest provider of comprehensive. in-home services for the elderly focusing on assisted independence. Kristi's business provides services to seniors throughout Hillsborough County from offices in Brandon and Tampa. Kristi Campbell is the owner of two franchises, and prides herself on the quality of the care she delivers!

Casey Ellison helped create EWI Construction in 2007 to bring high quality construction services to his customers. Casey's responsibilities include cash flow management, contract execution, and day-to-day management of all business operations of EWI. He has a strong construction and development background combined with knowledge of the design processes.

Dawson Hicks joined the background screening industry and the Sentinel Screening team in 2009. As an active and knowledgeable member of the industry, his attention to detail and passion for excellence has led him to obtain the NAPBS FCRA Advanced Certification. As a devoted problem solver, he has used his project management skills and innovative solutions to lead Sentinel's operations team. Over the past year Dawson has transitioned into his new role with Client Services for Sentinel. 

 

Rachid Zahidi is the CEO of Sentinel Background Checks. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He has taken all of his years of experience to create the ground breaking book, "The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks".

Adriana Montes is a Real Estate Broker/Owner and Director of REO and short sales at Florida Dreams Realty Group. She is a dedicated professional with a long tenure in the default sector that includes many years' experience servicing and selling large volumes of distressed properties. She is well known for performing beyond expectations and offering first-rate services to all of her customers. 

Kristen Chittenden is active in the Tampa community and is President of the Young Men’s Service League South Tampa Chapter. She is also Vice President of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, President of the Good Shepherd Day School Board, and a board member of the Port of Tampa Propeller Club. 

 

After graduating from college in 2013, Matt went to work in the Logistics and Material Handling industry. After a few short months, He knew he wanted to start his own business, so he got into the events business for millennials. SurgeCurve is a platform where you can create a video and put it on a landing page in the click of a button to increase website conversations, hire the right people, communicate with your team, manage projects, and much more. 

Kent Bailey is a Group Chairperson at the Tampa Sierra Club. He has been an active volunteer for the Sierra Club for 15 years and joined the Sierra Tampa Bay Group Executive Committee in 2012. Bailey was recognized by the Tampa Bay Sierra Club for his efforts to place the 12,800 acre Cone Ranch into Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program in 2009.  

Amanda Marit is a Spiritual and Transformational Life Coach dedicated to empowering people to shift their thoughts and let go of fears in order to live a limitless life and create their own realities. She began working in Corporate America 6 years ago, climbed the ladder, and realized there was something much more she was meant to do. After taking time to look inward and move past her own fears, she began a self-development blog which quickly lead her to becoming a coach and working 1:1 with clients all over the country. 

 

Dawn Dill and Jan J. Hendersen are the Co-Founders and Trainers at In2itive Training Solutions. In2itive Training Solutions brings over 60 years of experience and knowledge to management teams. They are focused on empowering leaders to make informed decisions with information, innovation and integrity. It is their mission to enhance the performance and value of managers and directors through high energy learning sessions. 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

JoDi Sherman has proven herself to be a prominent figure in the Real Estate market. As an investor she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the surrounding communities and the market. She can easily assist her clients, whether they are selling, buying, relocating or seeking an investment property. Jo Di is a carpenter who knows the numbers and provides opportunities for many. Jodi is a licensed CAM, Certified Board of Directors and has an extensive background in Property Management

 

Christina Griffin is a member of Coldwell Banker's prestigious Society of Excellence representing the top .1% of all Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. Christina has been a licensed agent for over 7 years and has been working in the Tampa Bay market for over 10 years.  She is team leader of The Griffin Group which ranked #2 in Coldwell Banker Nationally in 2015 for units sold for teams. 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Andreas Neuert is an accomplished communications professional with emphasis on technology and new media. He is the current Product Manager for the Kyngo App, a Silicon Valley Mobile App startup. Previously, he was on air talent for entertainment companies such as CBS and COX Commmunication in the top markets of Atlanta, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

 

Thomas is a well traveled entrepreneur, certified tennis professional, global event manager and sports league organizer. Over the past nine years he launched corporate leagues and national circuits attracting corporate sponsorship from KPMG, BDO, PWC and various international banks. He hosted the Pro-Am Legends Championships five times, inviting celebrities such as John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Richard Branson and Greg Norman.

Mike Ertel is known for his work in business management and ownership throughout Florida and the U.S. since 1969. Ertel is a Certified M&A Advisor. Most recently, he worked with the 2016 Florida Legislature to pass the M&A Brokers bill which provides a conditional exemption from state registration as a securities broker-dealer to facilitate the purchase or sale of a privately held business which might involve securities. He serves on multiple boards of directors and resides in Bacopa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

For more than 25 years, Len Russek has served as a high-profile professional in Tampa Bay and central Florida with mergers and acquisitions, venture investing, raising capital, investment evaluation and strategic planning, and as an independent advisor. He is also a CPA who has served as a professional with a “Big Eight” firm. Russek specializes in finance, accounting, value-based planning, contract negotiations, business valuations, and structuring creative transactions with entrepreneurial management and strategic buyers or financial investors

 

Shelton Radebaugh is the President of Lloyd's of Shelton Auto Glass, while his wife Aimee is the Vice President. Lloyd's of Shelton Auto Glass provides mobile auto glass service at your home or office. Their certified technicians also regularly perform services on all types of cars including domestic and foreign models. 

Lynn Kroesen has been with the Hillsborough County Small Business Section since April, 2007.  She is currently the Manager of the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) located in Ybor City.  She is also Executive Director for the Ybor City Saturday Market, a non-profit organization launched in 2000. Ms. Kroesen has over 16 years in business development and community relations. 

Benito D’Azzo joined Trinity Cafe in June 2016 as its executive chef. Chef Ben is an accomplished leader in the kitchen with more than 30 years of experience in fine dining, private clubs, hotels and high volume catering venues. He comes to Trinity Cafe after six years of serving as executive chef of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, where he was responsible for coordinating kitchen operations for five different food and beverage outlets, special events catering, concessions and backstage craft services.

 

Ms. Nancy Sears is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in Theater.  After earning her degree, she moved to Hollywood, California to pursue a career as a performer and writer. She started a children’s entertainment company called Sunshine and Company which was rated by LA Parent Magazine as one of the top 10 Children’s Entertainment Companies in LA. She is currently the Theater Chair at the Patel Conservatory and will direct "Cinderella" in August. 

Adriana Montes is a Real Estate Broker/Owner and Director of REO and short sales at Florida Dreams Realty Group. She is a dedicated professional with a long tenure in the default sector that includes many years' experience servicing and selling large volumes of distressed properties. She is well known for performing beyond expectations and offering first-rate services to all of her customers. 

Bianca Berry is the CEO and Founder of Woman on the Rise LLC, a company that challenges young girls and women to change holistically, meaning physically, mentally and emotionally. Bianca is also the Lead Navigator for a non-profit program called STEPS for success where she helps move and motivate families out of poverty into self-suffiency. 

 

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology). 

Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MehraVista Health, LLC. MehraVista Health is a national, Florida based healthcare organization specializing in employee wellness focusing specifically on the improvement of employee emotional health. Clients include large publically traded companies to small privately held not for profits. Dr. Mehra is the first resident to be selected to the Alumni Board and a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at USF.

Martine Dorvil is the Director of Programs at the University Area Community Development Corporation. She currently oversees activities of social, workforce, out of school time and wellness programs in accordance with policies, goals and objectives defined by the CEO, Board of Directors, Strategic Plan and Funders.

 

Dr. O’Neal has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has received numerous awards for his scholarly achievements, research, and contributions to medical student education. Dr. O’Neal is considered one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial physicians of the past decade. He introduced the concept of concierge medicine to the Tampa Bay area in 2002, and is credited with developing the first concierge medical practice in the U.S. ever created from scratch (non-transitioned).

Eric J. Crall, M.D. is a family physician who has practiced in the Tampa Bay area for 19 years.  Two years ago he left traditional fee-for-service medicine to start a direct patient care (DPC) practice, an evolving business model based on a low monthly subscription fee that includes all the services he provides in his office with no added costs. 

For more than twenty-five years, Susie has helped her world class clients, including Disney, NIKE and Singapore Airlines get their customers to do the marketing for them. She is now delighted  to share  her unique and powerful approach  with small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn how Branding Yourself and Your  Customer Experience are the essential ingredients to financial growth and business success.
 

Officer Mahabir started his career in the Television industry as a Producer for HSN, Universal Studios, USA Network, and NBC. When the tragic event of 9/11 transpired, he made the decision to protect and serve his community. Officer Mahabir is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division at Tampa Police Department as an Emergency Planner and City Wide Community Liaison in the Special Incident Management Unit (SIMU).

With three decades of advertising experience, Jennifer Frazier is an expert at developing advertising campaigns and strategic creative direction. Working as the Creative Director at Tampa-based Denton Advertising, she furthered brand for communities such as Pelican Bay and Gateway by Westinghouse Communities (now WCI), ITT Palm Coast, and U.S. Home.  

Laura Sayegh is the President and Chief Design Officer of Laura's Design Studio. Laura's Design Studio is comprised of internal and external graphic designers, copywriters, and programmers who work collaboratively as a team to provide a one-stop resource for your marketing and advertising campaigns. 

 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Mortgage Expert Elysia Stobbe is author of the new bestselling book, How to Get Approved For The Best Mortgage Without Sticking A Fork In Your Eye. She says mortgage approvals are easier than ever before but potential buyers need to be armed with the necessary information to ensure a smooth home buying process. Stobbe takes the mystery out of the mortgage maze with her straightforward, no nonsense approach and mortgage expertise.

 

Bradford Stevens moved to Tampa three years ago from New York where he was a collegiate rower at the University at Albany. He received his Masters from California University of Pennsylvania. Using his passion he designed and developed the workouts, programs, and studio for Viking Fitness. Viking Fitness is a new concept on fitness studio that recently opened in the Channel district of downtown Tampa at 1318 Channelside Drive. 

Leslie Ann Ciccone is the owner of (Swah-Rey). (Swah-rey), which is the phonetic spelling of the french word, soiree, was designed with the definition of a Soiree¹ in mind: an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for a particular purpose. As the only dessert bar in St. Petersburg, the focus and purpose of (swah-rey), is to bake and serve great desserts in a comfy and relaxed atmosphere.

Beth Warren (CRTS, cSMM) is the Owner and President of Redefined Living®, specializing in move management and professional organizing services, as well as Redefined Moving®, which provides high-quality moving services.  Beth founded Redefined Living in 1997, after several years of helping elderly neighbors and friends move from their “long-time” home to a smaller home. Their relief at having guidance with the move process and assistance with sorting through a lifetime of possessions was evident. 

 

Jeremy Rasmussen is the Cybersecurity Director of Abacode. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and founder of the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC). Since 2000, he has taught cybersecurity courses and has over 25 years of experience in developing secure communications systems, cryptographic devices, and cybersecurity solutions. 

Kirk Downey is a Managing Partner at Abacode. Kirk heads up the Real Estate and Hospitality Division at Abacode. Kirk is very involved in the Multifamily Industry and sits as an Executive on The National Suppliers Council with NAA. Kirk is also involved with NMHC and The Real Estate Roundtable. Kirk has owned and managed numerous companies in his career and brings his successful business experience, strong leadership and professionalism to the Abacode team.

Home Instead Senior Care is the World's Largest provider of comprehensive. in-home services for the elderly focusing on assisted independence. Kristi's business provides services to seniors throughout Hillsborough County from offices in Brandon and Tampa. Kristi Campbell is the owner of two franchises, and prides herself on the quality of the care she delivers!

 

Trey Connor is the chef and CEO of A Trey of Gourmet. Born in Atlanta Georgia and raised in Tampa FL. He went to Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and interned at Café Ponte in Clearwater. He was then hired to be the Boulanger (baker) and Saucier (sauce maker, stocks and soups).  A Trey of Gourmet was formed as a catering company and has a line of Italian sauces. 

Frank Motola is the founder of Brandtastic, a marketing company that works across the US. Brandtastic is a small but powerful agency with over 30 years of experience. Frank describes what Brandtastic does as “Making Brands Fantastic". That includes having a brand mark that is a true reflection of the personality of your company, creating collateral material and content marketing that represents your company well and being positioned in the online marketplace in ways that attracts large numbers of new customers. 

Founder Jermain Miller has carved his way to being one of the top real estate professionals in NYC because of a dedication to white glove client service and turnkey elegance. MiLL RE is an extension of his esteemed reputation built over years in New York City. The pairing of his extraordinary ability to provide clients (from renters to developers) with exactly what they desire alongside extensive research and negotiation skills is unmatched. 

 

Dr. Santiago is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been in the field of counseling and psychology for over 20 years and has been in private practice in South Tampa since 2003.  Lynne started her career with a focus on trauma, dissociative disorders and sexuality working with adult survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse. However, in more recent years Lynne has turned her focus on to helping individuals and couples heal, rebuild and strengthen their relationships. 

Dr. Roger Sahoury is a Wellness Expert and Founder of Above and Beyond Holistic Wellness Center. He is a leader in the field of chiropractic holistic health and wellness. He is a sought after public speaker, health and wellness media expert, and educator. Dr. Sahoury is an educator of wellness care for major corporations including but not limited to Verizon, AT&T, and Whole Foods, as well as professional athletic teams such as NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, etc. 

Matt, a former pastry chef, is cruising for a cause in Tampa. He partners with organizations throughout the area to host "Kona Days" which allow administrators to raise money for underfunded programs and initiatives. One of his “Kona Days” initiatives since the launch of his business has been with the Bob Sierra Family YMCA (4029 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, FL). He has already raised over $1,200 for the organization by donating a percentage of his profits during the past few months. 

 

Tom Panaggio has had a 30-year entrepreneurial career as co-founder of two successful direct marketing companies, Direct Mail Express (DME) in Daytona Beach, Florida, and spin-off RME in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of the book The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur’s Unexpected Edge. With The Risk Advantage he aims to help entrepreneurs face the many situations, predicaments, and crises they'll encounter during their life, and to help formulate their leadership style and business strategy.

Jennifer Phelps founded Engage Behavioral Health in 2008. As owner and president, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. She is also an expert in Applied Verbal Behavior treatment for children with ASD.

Bob Johnston serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for Front Burner and oversees the executive leadership team. He leads Front Burner’s affiliated concepts’ strategic growth, senior management recruitment, operational direction and corporate partnerships. Previously, Johnston was the COO and president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

 

Josh Vietti is a hip-hop/pop violinist from southern California.  Although general billed as a hip-hop violinist, he also incorporates pop, classical, country, gospel and jazz into his performances and is highly interactive with the audience. Vietti has played the violin since the age of four.  When he was seven years old he received a violin scholarship with virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and studied with him for over ten years.  

Carl Gould is a business growth expert who advises organizations to get to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His consulting firm has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses in 35 countries, and his team of mentor coaches have conducted over 75,000 sessions with entrepreneurs and executives worldwide. He has advised over 100 of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Companies.

G. Frank Meekins is an Artistic Director at the New Tampa Players. The New Tampa Players was formed by a group of talented and experienced people to establish a community theatre group in the New Tampa area. The New Tampa Players’ focus is to provide its members and the community the opportunity to participate in the exciting process of bringing the best in dramatic and musical productions to the stage.

 

Luke Chichetto is the Founder of Mobility RX. It was founded as a result of client's needs and providing sound fuctional training that relieves pain and increases mobility. Luke wants to help drive out obesity and the sickness that comes along with being unhealthy. 

Dr. Amir Daoud graduated from Kings College in London, England and then attended dental school at NYU before starting his practice in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Daoud is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and many more.

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

 

Barbara Brekke is the Founder and President of Go Beyond Your Dreams. She is a Professional Speaker, Life Coach and Author.  After working many years in the insurance industry Barbara used her 20 years of experience in managing large corporate projects to create a user friendly process to help others clarify their dreams and create a realistic action plan, goals and timeline. This process can also be used to assist someone in working through a challenging transition, and is explained in her recently published book Dream Weaver Goal Achiever. 

Stephanie Davis is Senior Director of Enterprise Agility & Digital Product Leadership at Cox Target Media. Cox Target Media is the provider of the Valpak and Savings.com brands which respectively reach 40,000,000 households and 5,000,000 visitors each month. Stephanie also serves and supports Agile around the world as an elected board member to the Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization with global membership, committed to advancing Agile values, principles and practices. 

Melissa Snively is an Insurance Agent with State Farm. She is also the owner of a State Farm agency in eastern Hillsborough County. She employs a high-performing team of insurance and financial services professionals, and her agency is a consistent National Quality Award winner for Life and Multiple Lines Insurance. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. 

 

Dr. Ron Eccles is known as “The Success Doctor”. As a professional speaker/Author/ Business Coach & Emcee he travels throughout the US and abroad inspiring others. He believes that we are all created to be financially free, to have a leaner fitter healthier body, to enjoy deep loving relationships and a powerful spiritual walk. Dr. Ron has 32 years of business experience as a entrepreneur and has practiced as a doctor of chiropractic (He is board certified in Orthopedics and Neurology). 

Madison Harison is a 9 year old emerging photographer and entrepreneur. Her company, Photos With Madison focuses on taking pictures of young girls and boys with their favorite dolls and toys to make their memories everlasting. Madison has been working with photography since her 3rd birthday when she was gifted a camera and she hasn't put it down since! She launched her dream business at the age of seven, and her dream is to one day photograph the president!

Marcus Gibbs is the Marketing Director for DonationStation.us. He has been a Marketing Director for various companies since 1994. Marcus has also completed projects for a variety of companies including Momentum Advertising and Free-4u.com. His niche is online marketing; he has developed and created innovative ways to use the medium to increase R.O.I in all different areas of e-commerce. 

 

Colin achieved his APR (Accredited in Public Relations) in April 2013, a distinction held by only about 2% of the public relations practitioners in North America. Before co-founding PRmediaNow, Colin was a national technology correspondent for CTV news and he hosted a weekly TV show called Tech Now - part of a 12 year journalism career as a news, business and technology anchor and reporter. His journalism career helped him master the art of presenting engaging stories about complicated technology concepts to mainstream news audiences.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Ron Klein is an ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Abigail Joy Dougherty is a registered dietitian based in Tampa, FL and the founder of The Soul of Health Nutrition where she focuses on bringing joy into the world of food and nutrition through blending science based information with real life experience. Some of The Soul of Health’s current and past clients include NY Yankees Player Development, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Government and Fire Rescue, DACCO, Quest Inc., and Patel Conservatory.

Having served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Joe returned from service seeking to use his leadership skills in a way that would allow him to contribute to the communities in which Empower centers are located. Joe founded Empower Adventures in 2009 and currently oversees three locations including the most recently opened center - Empower Adventures Tampa Bay. 

David, the owner of Bespoke & Co., has been in the apparel business since 1978. The late seventies gave birth to the ‘preppy’ era which began David’s infatuation with luxury clothing as he admired fashion icons such as Ralph Lauren and Luciano Barbera. Currently, David dresses some of Tampa’s most successful executives, prominent local attorneys and professional athletes, coaches and administrators from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

Jackie Brown joined the Bespoke & CO team to assist in developing their custom design offerings for men, and especially women. Filling the wardrobing needs of today's professionals is Jackie's foremost expertise. Throughout her tenure in the design industry, Jackie used her extensive design abilities and tailoring skills to create countless custom garments for both men and women (even a few wedding dresses).

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country.

 

Mariely Reynoso Castillo is the Owner of Black Eye Natural. Black Eye Natural Tattoo Balm also makes a solution for use during the tattoo process. Tattoo artists most often use Vitamin A&D ointment (with a petroleum base) or just petroleum jelly. Black Eye Natural Tattoo Balm will result in better looking tattoos, reduced swelling and redness and will help tattoos heal faster with overall better results. Black Eye avoids artificial preservatives believing that nature provides some of the best healing solutions. 

Barbara Forgione is a beauty industry innovator who leverages her 30 years of beauty, and business experience to create hair products and designs for the beauty industry. Barbara was a featured colorist on TLC’s ‘The Makeover Story’, is frequently a guest on Daytime TV and the ‘go to’ Tampa colorist. Her award winning salon was chosen 1 of 100 top salons in the USA and featured the Peek-a-Boo Rainbow color trend on Stylelist.com’s ‘Hot in My Salon’. Most recently the salon of choice for MTV’s hit series ‘Made’. 

Asif Hakeem, is the current CEO of Hakeem Investment Florida, LLLP. Hakeem Investments Florida, LLLP is a Tampa Bay Investment company facilitating commercial and residential needs in Hillsborough County. The company was originally founded in 1967 by cardio thoracic surgeon, Dr. M. K. Hakeem.

 

Home Instead Senior Care is the World's Largest provider of comprehensive. in-home services for the elderly focusing on assisted independence. Kristi's business provides services to seniors throughout Hillsborough County from offices in Brandon and Tampa. Kristi Campbell is the owner of two franchises, and prides herself on the quality of the care she delivers!

Michael Holmes is a Board Member for the Freedom to Walk Foundation. He has the opportunity to help those that have the ailment referred to as a “foot drop” derived from spinal, central nervous system, and brain injuries.  With this foundation, his role is to serve with President Daisy Vega in assisting people to be able to afford the necessary equipment and therapy to help regain mobility and self-sufficiency.

Daisy Vega is the Founder and President of the Freedom to Walk Foundation.  For 34 years, she has been living with Multiple Sclerosis and has been experiencing Foot Drop for the past 4 years.  She is experiencing greater mobility and independence due to the WalkAide which she was able to purchase.  Daisy Vega is very strong in her Christian faith and she knew God wanted her to help others who suffer from Foot Drop to be able to walk with the help of the WalkAide like hers.

 

Achieving a dream takes hard work and persistence. With that notion, Charena Colvin, dedicated mother of two & the founder of PassionPamperParties, has written the new-aged millennial script to success with her emerging ambition, solid determination and creative outlook on what it means to win in her line of work. PassionPamperParties is an HomeParty plan online marketplace where users book an on-demand Exploration & Relaxation experience. 

Law’s clients have come to refer to him as the "Swiss Army Knife" based on the range of expertise and that something extra he brings to SMB digital consulting, including problem solving abilities, creativity and witty banter gleaned from his ten years on stage as a stand-up comedian. Law attended Auburn University, where he obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management.

Joseph Camberato, President at National Business Capital, developed a passion for business at a young age. He began his career in commercial and residential mortgage lending which led to offering traditional business loans to his commercial clients. As the economy worsened, it became difficult to offer traditional loans. Joseph saw business owners in need of financing, but who had no idea where to turn. He helped them find alternative sources for business financing which sparked the founding of National Business Capital.

 

David Pullman began his career in hospitality starting as a club promoter in NYC at age 15. He worked as a bartender and manager in Arizona throughout college and after graduating, moved back to NYC to work for the Lanza family (owners and founders of Ciccio Restaurant Group) at an upscale eatery in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Today, David's role includes real estate development and scoping new locations for further expansion, and heavily involved in growing the Fresh Kitchen concept across South Florida and beyond. 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.

Chris Cousineau is the Foggiare Institute Manager. FOGGIARE is a unique concept that focuses on Full Body Wellness using innovative proven NON-INVASIVE technologies for Shaping, Toning and Firming the body, and providing the latest products and technologies for Skin Rejuvenation. The unique combination of treatments focuses on strengthening bone and muscles, high caloric burn, muscle and skin toning, lymphatic drainage and total skin health and rejuvenation.

 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

Dennise Ondina is the Executive Director of Compass Brain Injury Center.

In 2015, Dennise created a brain injury support group that grew from 10 to 40 members. In 2016, Dennise and a diverse group of professionals and advocates joined forces with the goal of developing the first comprehensive day program for people living with brain injury. The compass Brain Injury Center is expected to open in 2017.

Dr Wilson is Chairman & CEO of TapImmune Inc., an Immuno-oncology Company based in Jacksonville, FL., where he has been responsible for the development of a preclinical and clinical product pipeline and in licensing vaccine technologies from the Mayo Clinic.  Glynn brings an extensive background of success in corporate management and product development with tenures in both major multinational pharmaceutical companies and start-up pharmaceutical/biotech organizations. 

 

Patrick and Zezura Ruddell are the owners of Mini Doughnut Factory. They are the first full-size retail location dedicated to gourmet mini doughnuts in the entire country. Mini Doughnut Factory uses high quality dough then adds funky toppings like cotton candy pop rocks, cookies and cream, peanut butter cup, a variety of cereals, and much more!

Gary Franks is the new Vice President of Operations at Craig Tile and Flooring LLC. His role as VP of Operations includes overseeing day-to-day operations to support the growth of the business. Some of these tasks include, but are not limited to hiring and training staff, reviewing financials, overseeing the estimates, as well as project management

Mike Stewart is a Managing Member at American Metal Worx. American Metal Worx is a full service precision metal fabrication with automation. They specialize in fabrication in sound attenuation panel systems with expertise in the outdoor living segment and fully functional and inspected outdoor kitchen appliances. 

 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Kim Nauman is the Owner of Empress Team Room and Bistro, having purchased it in 2008 along with her husband, Michael. Kim's experience has won her media notoriety and an award winning organization. Some of her accomplishments include: "2012 "Best in Taste" CHS Culinary Competition, 2012 Ranked 7th out of 153 Tea Rooms in FL, 2010 "Over-Achiever" TWBA, and 2009 & 2011 Intern-Teaching Venue Class-Source.

Shannon Carlton worked for a small publication in the Brandon area for 10 years before she made a huge leap of faith and quit her job to start her own business. Her personal mission statement is to use the voice God gave her to foster relationships that encourage, inspire and change the world! Shannon transforms the way small business owners do business! This is accomplished by helping clients identify and clarify their real estate objectives and then working with them to accomplish those objectives. 

 

Jena E. Abernathy is managing partner/chair of board services and a senior partner with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. She has past experience as an HR executive with McKesson General Medical, Fisher Scientific International, and Premier Inc. She also is the author of The Inequality Equalizer, a book on career and leadership development.

Dr. Chris Pittman is a Triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am.

Lindsay Grinstead is the Founding Partner of Tonic Consulting Group. Tonic helps marketing agencies grow their top and bottom lines by enhancing both their sales & marketing efforts and improving their operations. Tonic believes that maximum success for any organization is only possible if both the external effort (sales & marketing) and the internal processes (operations) are working at their optimum capability.  

 

Michael Garrison is a Business Broker. In being a business broker, Michael is utilizing all of his past experience to evaluate and help set the right listing price for business owners that want to sell their business. Michael also helps the business-minded entrepreneur to locate and purchase a business or franchise.

Denis J. Burke was born and raised on a small island off the coast of Ireland. He immigrated to the US in 1986 and after 14 years in America became a Naturalized United States Citizen. He is the CEO and President of Business Broker World. He has been a lifelong Entrepreneur and has over 30 years Business experience as an owner, partner and consultant.

Rachid Zahidi is the CEO of Sentinel Background Checks. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He has taken all of his years of experience to create the ground breaking book, "The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks".

 

Aakash Patel is here to help business owners learn, connect, and grow in the community. Patel has a diverse work background in journalism, business development and public relations. In 2012, Patel started his firm, Elevate-Inc., a Florida-based strategic business consulting firm providing a public relations, community relations, target networking and social media.

Ron Drummonds is a self-made millionaire that started his construction company RKD Construction in September 1990. He has performed construction services for some of the largest banking institutions in the United States. While running the construction firm Ron also has been buying, selling, and rehabbing real estate for over 30 years and has also built and developed several residential subdivisions.

Ashley Drummonds is the owner and creator of ABS Protein Pancakes that was recently featured on this Season 7 of Shark Tank for closing a deal with Fubu creator Daymond John. Ashley started the ABS Protein Pancakes in July of 2014 from zero and in as little as 11 months grew it to over $120,000 in sales. Her ABS business has over 26,000 followers on Instagram and is represented by some of the huge named athletes like Crossfit Competitors Kat Leone, Rachel Goldenberg, Karissa Pearce and Grid League athletes Hannah Caldas and Becca Day. 

 

Rosetta Warren is a co-founder and lead designer at Feels Like Home. Her passion is staging and interior decorating. Rosetta has been an entrepreneur and marketer at heart, with a prior business career of over 25 years in HR and Marketing Management. She was performing interior decorating and home staging part-time during her career, which encouraged her to create Feels Like Home in 2014.

Christopher Warren is a co-founder and Project Manager at Feels Like Home. Christopher has been in operations management for over 15 years. He has been working in the design industry for over 6 years and is an expert in lighting and the use of lighting as a design element. Christopher has also managed large projects including kitchen and cabinet installations, bathroom installs and product inventory over his career.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

A-LIGN’s founder and Managing Partner, Scott Price, has provided clients with security, assurance and compliance solutions for nearly 20 years. In this time, he has completed over 2,000 SAS 70/SSAE 16/ SOC audits and has supported multiple Global 1000, Fortune 500, and regional companies. Following his role as a Big 4 executive early in his professional career, Scott served as co-founder and President of SAS 70 Solutions – the first-ever CPA firm to specialize in SAS 70 audits. 

Duane Spires is the Founder and CEO of Extreme Youth Sports Inc. and the Extreme Martial Arts Academy in Tampa, Florida. Extreme Youth Sports is best known for it's high quality after school programs and summer camps that average between 200-300 active students per week! Duane is an international motivational speaker and is currently a top rated speaker on the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour as well as the CEO circuit. 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

 

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country.

Brad Kugler started his career at DVA, Inc. in 1991. He learned the business from the bottom up, working in the warehouse, sales and marketing, accounting and purchasing divisions to get a hands-on understanding of each department. His consistent success in each area of business led to his rise within the company. He was promoted to the executive division and eventually took the helm in 1996. He successfully launched the business into the Ecommerce world and won awards from Amazon as a Top seller in their categories.

Dan Dal Colletto is the Owner of Dan Dal Colletto & Trainers since 1985. Dan is a former National Level Bodybuilder-Winner of the Gold's Classic in 1983 and Mr. Teenage San Francisco in 1981. Dan is also listed as a Professional Fitness Trainer with IDEA (International Dance & Exercise) and has been featured in the print ad campaign for the 1984 Olympics. 

 

Morgan Boykin is currently the 2016 Miss Tampa. She is a student at the University of South Florida with a major in communications with an emphasis in agriculture. Morgan is actively involved with the agriculture industry through her platform "Agriculture Awareness" which focuses on educating today's society on the importance of the agriculture industry and the impact it has on everyday life. She is currently the feature twirler for the University of South Florida's Herd of Thunder Marching Band and has earned many state, regional, and national titles. 

As the author of 9 books, Debbie Lundberg is the Principal of Presenting Powerfully, where the areas of expertise include Inspirational Speaking Engagements, Corporate & Team Learning Events, Personality & Interest Assessments, and One-on-One Life, Business & Presentation Coaching Sessions. Debbie is a certified life coach and an Honorary Commander for MacDill Air Force Base. She also serves as the Chair for the Centre Club Board of Governors.

Home Instead Senior Care is the World's Largest provider of comprehensive. in-home services for the elderly focusing on assisted independence. Kristi's business provides services to seniors throughout Hillsborough County from offices in Brandon and Tampa. Kristi Campbell is the owner of two franchises, and prides herself on the quality of the care she delivers!

 

Kari Saddler is the founder of Daily Leadership Coaching. Working as an internal coach at a large hospital, Kari found that when her clients had access to her DAILY, they were able to move towards their goals and improve their leadership more quickly. Based on that experience, Kari created Daily Leadership Coaching… because you cannot change anything by talking about it once a week. Clients of daily leadership coaching have small, daily interactions with their coach along with traditional weekly coaching sessions, teleseminars, and online classes.

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CSP, is President of SDS Global Enterprises, a strategic development solutions firm that specializes in Global Talent Management strategies. She is an accomplished corporate executive, a certified senior Global HR and Talent Management expert, a success coach, and a Master of Reinvention. She has over 25 years of business experience, has worked in 12 countries, and has worked at five Fortune 50 and 100 global companies in various senior and executive leadership roles.

Tom Estabrook is a Senior Partner of US Operations at Symplicity Designs. Over 35 years, Tom has developed a blended methodology of Lean, Six Sigma, and Change Management, together with solid project management discipline and Executive Coaching, which results in skillful remediation of troubled organizations, as well as successful launch of new enterprises. 

 

Scott Jungles is a Senior Partner of US Operations at Symplicity Designs. Scott Jungles brings more than 30 years of experience to the mission of helping organizations improve, innovate and grow. His areas of expertise, in both business-to-business and consumer-packaged-goods markets, include strategy and business development, cross-functional teamwork, organizing and managing for growth, and installing formal management processes that support driving performance improvement.

Todd Whalen has more than 25 years' experience of almost every aspect of the construction industry. A jack of all trades, he got his start as a laborer for a shell contractor. It was not long before Todd branched out into other areas, gaining experience in all phases of heavy vertical, horizontal, and marine construction. From business development to field operations, Whalen's comprehensive understanding of every facet of the construction industry positions him as an invaluable asset to any size project.

Michelle Stephens is the Owner and Event Specialist of Bella Vida Events of Tampa Bay. From conception to completion, Michelle works closely with each client to first establish the event's theme, stays in close contact throughout the entire planning process, and through her natural ability to capture the feeling of an event, makes her client's vision come alive. 

 

Danielle Sullivan is the Owner and Operator of Bella Vida Events of Tampa Bay. Danielle's dedication to her clients, willingness to be a team player, and steadfast work ethic have all contributed to her success in all aspects of her career. The name "Bella Vida" comes from how Danielle and her business partner, Michelle, view life - focusing on positivity, inspiration, and making a difference in any way possible. 

Ashley Butler considers herself a serial entrepreneur. At 23 years old, she bought into Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair as a franchisee after a divine meeting with the founder Allyn Ayers. Ashley truly believes in the Rotarian principal: Service above Self. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses and she currently sits on the incoming 2016/2017 Central Florida’s Entrepreneur Organization Board of Directors all while growing her two Ice Cold Air franchise locations and her team of 10 employees. 

Patrick Justin is the Agency Director at Bonum Health. Patrick has spent the last 25 years in the insurance industry and has worked in many different capacities. It was in October of 2015 that Patrick decided to join the new start up company, Bonum Health. Bonum Health makes it easier for you to save money on insurance by simplifying the insurance selection process. 

 

Jade Mattheys is the Manager of Uniquely Yours Boutique. Uniquely Yours proudly stocks labels manufactured in The USA, Canada, Italy and Australia. From active wear to couture, Uniquely Yours has something for every woman and any occasion. For those of you who enjoy a little sparkle in your life, Uniquely Yours also specializes in Swarovski crystal jewelry, exclusively designed by, Yvon Xantos, the Owner of the boutique. 

Douglas Eze established Largo Financial Services, Inc. in 2000 with a vision of providing individuals and small business owners with the education and guidance needed to achieve financial freedom. With over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Douglas has continually studied and trained to stay current on the principles and trends of personal finance and wealth accumulation. His ability to explain concepts to clients in a manner that they can understand and his "common sense" pragmatic approach sets him apart.

As Culinary Director of The Cider Press Café, Johan Everstijn can turn drab into fab and ordinary into extraordinary. Johan's eye for design and beauty go beyond the plate and are evident in the modern design and minimalist styling of the restaurant itself. The business director is Roland Strobel.  Prior to opening The Cider Press Café, Roland's experience with restaurants was limited to walking through the door and ordering food. With a PhD in urban planning, Roland taught planning classes and was among the developers of Houston’s long-range vision for its transportation system. 

 

John Oliver MS CSCS CPFT is an elite level Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. John works with professional athletes, physicians, children, people with physically and or mental disabilities as well as average everyday people.  He is the President of JOLT ® (an elite level Personal Training company), CEO/President of BLAST (a Fitness and wellness center), and an owner of Fit 4 Life Formula, (a Health and Wellness community). 

Hank Clemons is the Founder and CEO of the Society of Emotional Intelligence – a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing emotional intelligence into practice in all walks of life including schools, families, organizations, and communities. He is the radio show host of: “Let’s Talk EI”. The show is broadcast weekly at 12:00 noon EST and features guests that provides timely information on topics related to emotional intelligence. The show is open to anyone interested in having dialog, sharing of ideas and concerns or experiences with the guest or host. 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

 

Ross was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. As a teenager growing up in Puerto Rico, Ross initially developed his passion for working with people and helping others after taking a job in the tourism industry. He strives to provide excellent service in the real estate industry and considers it to be an honor to be part of the Griffin Group and Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Tampa Bay, Florida. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has experience in helping first time homebuyers to find their dream homes in Tampa Bay. 

Musician and educator Dr. Lauren Baker Murray has been named music chair of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Patel Conservatory. Dr. Murray is an accomplished oboe and English horn player, and in addition to her role in arts education, she enjoys an active career onstage. With trumpeter Robert Murray, she is co-founder of the duo ‘Harmonie del Sur.’ The duo has performed worldwide, in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall, and has written over a dozen compositions for the oboe and trumpet. 

Nigel Dessau is also the driving force behind the website ‘The 3 Minute Mentor’ which provides simple, easy to follow career guidance in easy to follow three minute videos. The website is followed by thousands of subscribers from all over the world and has been turned in a book titled Become a 21st Century Executive – Breaking Away from the Pack.

 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

Bonnie Dye is the founder of eTraining Live and has been working on the internet for more than 20 years. Her company developed a process for delivering live, hands-on training nationwide via the internet. In 2004 she began helping business owners increase profits and get better results through their websites. At about the same time, Bonnie realized the potential of WordPress as a game changer for website design, and began teaching beginner classes both locally and online.

Julie Phillips is a natural health teacher, wellness coach, speaker, podcast host, and founding President of a non-profit statewide group of natural health professionals for 15+ years. She is a Certified Professional of Natural Health Sciences and Certified Molecular Hydrogen Advisor – both pertinent to her presentations on hydration. She is also a Certified Diet Consultant and teaches natural, healthy, lasting weight management. Her focus – awareness, food, and water.

 

Carole Gill is a Professional Speaker, Management Consultant, and Executive Coach who brings practical experience from a successful career in corporate America and more than 20 years of consulting experience. Known as an attitude expert and people developer, she takes a dynamic approach turning best practice theory into reality, enabling individuals to become more effective leaders, communicators, collaborators and team builders. 

Maria del Carmen Ramos, Immigration Practice Co-Administrator and partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is an Armwood High School, Yale University, and University of Miami alum. Currently, she devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling clients on immigration and employment issues. On the immigration side, Maria has extensive experience helping employers obtain H-1B and E visas on behalf of foreign workers employed in specialty occupations.

Kim Serafini is an international serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, world-class speaker, and creator of the MindPower Technology. After working as a Change Management consultant overseeing one of the world's largest corporate mergers and having a seat at a table with the world's top executives, she decided to leave corporate and use her wisdom, experience, and spirit of gratitude to help us all make significant, long-lasting, and successful changes.

 

Valerie Lipstein is a certified coach/consultant, speaker, MindPT certified master co-founder and CEO of Couples and Business, LLC a company she runs with her husband.  As a daily user of MindPT, and seeing the benefits firsthand, Valerie is committed to sharing this amazing technology with everyone

Lisa Ferrante is a 20+ Year veteran of the insurance industry. Beginning her career back in 1995, she is a pro at making sure your home is protected, as she is the Vice President of Operations at Wright Flood Insurance. Keeping your home and state of mind secure, she focuses on providing exceptional customer service. 

Most recently ranked #32 of the Top 60 Best Motivational Speakers in the World, Delatorro L. McNeal, II , MS, CSP, has been transforming the lives of people from all walks of life for over 15 years. As an internationally renowned Peak Performance Expert, Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author, Delatorro has spoken in 49 of the 50 US states and abroad and has delivered well over 3000 paid presentations to major corporations, professional associations, conventions, pro-sports teams, churches, and leadership conferences.

 

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best. 

Dr. Agnes Green is a board certified physician trained in family medicine and anesthesiology. She has received extensive additional specialized training in Medical Weight Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Anti-aging Medicine. She recently launched her own skin care line called Green MD skincare. Dr. Green received her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham and completed her residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center.

Ben Rampt is the Owner and Manager of the food truck, Mr. C's Grilled Cheese. Ben teamed up with his best friend and culinary master, Mark Donato, and got to work with creating Mr. C's Grilled Cheese! With their differing strengths, Ben and Mark make an excellent team. Since inception in August 2015, the company has been very fortunate to receive a solid following throughout the greater Tampa area. 

 

Dr. Lawrence A. Braue serves as the Director of the Office of Veteran Success at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Braue is a disabled veteran who has served in this capacity since the creation of the department in January, 2010.  He retired from the United States Army in 2008 as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-seven years of military service.  Dr. Braue is considered a subject matter expert in the field of student veteran success and transition has developed and implemented effective, high impact programs and services tailored specifically for the veteran student.

Bill Rice is the General Manager at the Tampa Club. Bill has 38 years of experience in club and restaurant management, most of his experiences came from opening new properties and rehabbing older troubled properties. Bill has also managed many city, yacht, and country clubs as well as many successful restaurants.

Philip Knight is a Business Insurance Agent at BB&T Insurance Services. Philip specializes in Worker's Compensation, Commercial Property, General Liability, Business Auto, and Commercial Umbrella. Tune in to Monday's show to learn more about what Philip does at BB&T!

 
In his 25 years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Christian Dreshen, M.D., has served thousands of patients, recovering their unique beauty with natural working results. Dr. Drehsen has earned his place as one of Florida's leading plastic surgeons. Well known for his unique vision and exceptional skill, Dr. Drehsen has broken the barriers of traditional Plastic Surgery.
Daniel Vona is Your strategic marketing partner, taking on your challenges as her own. Danielle Vona has recently started her new venture, The Marketing Posse. The Marketing Posse is an "Outsourced marketing department" that provides strategic business planning and brand positioning, marketing solution and talent development.
Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Steve Gianfilippo is the Founder of Gianco Companies. Gianco Companies is a multi-faceted brand with its main investments in hotels, residential developments, mixed-use assets, technology, finance, and energy. With an Investment Banking background, but Private-Equity based approach, Gianco Companies seeks opportunities in existing niche products or boutique brands as well as new or existing real estate assets. 

Master (EJ) Diaz. Director Diaz is a retired Sergeant and 29 year veteran of the Tampa Police Department. He is currently an Officer with the Tampa International Airport Police Department. Master Diaz has been a martial artist and trainer for the last 31 years. Instructing students from all walks of life in the art of self-defense and fitness both physical and mental. He is the Owner and Primary Instructor at Sparta Fitness. 

 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Ralph Warmack is District Director and Certified Mentor of SCORE Southwest Florida, part of the nation's network of volunteer mentors whose mission is to assist startup and existing entrepreneurs grow and maintain their small businesses.  He is also a Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country.

 

Theresa believes "Honesty & Integrity is the Cornerstone of Business". Utilizing more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Theresa is a small business owner servicing small businesses and individuals. Theresa started Tax Happens to meet 4 distinct needs: 1.) Upfront pricing whenever possible, 2.) Clear deadlines for the completion of all work, 3.) Being personally available to all clients year round, 4.) Empowering clients to do as much or as little as they desire. Theresa is passionate about the success of her clients and is an integral part of their business.

With a passion for helping others, Jane Mak has served the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As owner of JM Real Estate Solutions Realty, she specializes in residential real estate, helping buyers and sellers with their single-family homes, condos, luxury investments, and income properties. She has extensive experience cultivating high-profile relationships, developing and executing winning sales strategies, and demonstrated success in asset management, mortgage/banking, real estate and customer service. 

Kerri-Lyn Francis, LMT founded KLynergy Massage & Wellness September 2011. Kerri-Lyn, a Massage Therapist of 14 years, has a formal education in Applied Science, Exercise Science and Strengthening and Conditioning. Since 2008, Kerri-Lyn has been an instructor of Applied Sciences and Massage Therapy. Her love of education and mentorship has guided aspiring professionals and has inspired clients to lead healthier lifestyles. 

 

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Rita spent 20 years working in the financial services industry as Vice President of Trading and Operations for an investment management firm. While she still proudly retains her cheesehead heritage, she fell in love with beautiful Tampa Bay, moving here and investing in the community as a business owner in 2006. Her years as a business leader have given her a deep knowledge of Operations and Human Resource Management, making Rita the brains behind the business of The Hip Room Dance Studio.

Roy Stegman is a Composer, Musician, and Audio Producer. Originally a musical artist, Roy quickly picked up on the technical part of audio production and started producing other local artists in addition to wearing hats in the audio post and live sound world. After producing a handful of podcasts, he now hosts his own podcast, The Complete Audio Producer, which talks about different aspects of the profession. 

Joel Freedman is the President and Executive Producer of 2 Hungry Dogs Productions. Joel has over 25 years of experience in the video industry. He continues to provide broadcast quality video production for clients like CBS News, Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC and more. Joel combines the best production skills with a positive attitude to make sure you not only get a good product, but that you enjoy the production experience.

 

Mr. Gary Dolgin has run a successful private practice in Tampa since 1993, and has been practicing for over 25 years.  He is one of 26 attorneys in Hillsborough County who are Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Marital and Family Law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. He previously served as an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant State Attorney.

Adam DiMuzio is the President and CFO of Red Rook, a tech company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Red Rook focuses on increasing commerce capacity across 5 channels: web, in-store, mobile, social, and marketplace. With hundreds of clients relying on their knowledge and expertise, they leverage your existing systems together with theirs to provide the seamless workflow, visibility, and reporting that give you time to focus on what you want: to growing your business one happy customer at a time, no matter how quickly they find you. 

Alfred Goldberg is the President and founding member of Absolute Mobile Solutions, American Operations. Since 1999, he has become an expert in mobile application development, mobile design and mobile marketing. Alfred is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum where he sits on the steering committee for the CEO Advisory Forum, Creative Tampa Bay, and the American Production and Inventory Control Society. 
 

Candace Lourdes and her husband Mick Coulas owns Revel Ink LLC, a graphic design and illustration company, started 6 years ago in the Sarasota Area. They each have a wealth of graphic design and illustration experience co-creating custom imagery with clients for advertising, editorial, packaging, social media and licensing. Over the years they have worked for notable clients such as Wall Street Journal, Maxim Magazine, Pepsi, Anheuser Busch, Hostess Frito Lay, Hershey, Purina, Red Bull and Panasonic. 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

Candace Lourdes and her husband Mick Coulas owns Revel Ink LLC, a graphic design and illustration company, started 6 years ago in the Sarasota Area. They each have a wealth of graphic design and illustration experience co-creating custom imagery with clients for advertising, editorial, packaging, social media and licensing. Over the years they have worked for notable clients such as Wall Street Journal, Maxim Magazine, Pepsi, Anheuser Busch, Hostess Frito Lay, Hershey, Purina, Red Bull and Panasonic. 

 
Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!
As a child, Aaron Reed suffered from Leukemia. The disease prevented him from doing a lot of normal activities that other kids were doing - after 4 years of chemo, he couldn't wait to start living. Aaron began working out at the age of 12, did sports, then started bodybuilding and competing at the age of 19. Aaron is the Author of The Supernatural Lifestyle and the Owner of The Supernatural Lifestyle Meal Prep. 
Need a Home Inspection in Tampa, Florida? Hank Lobdell of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections is waiting to serve you! Hank is fully trained and experienced in all aspects of home inspections. Whatever inspection services you need, Hank is fully qualified. Following a 20 year career in property management, he started as a leasing consultant and finished his career as a Regional Vice President overseeing the operations of 25 properties in 5 states. His passion for inspecting properties started with his property management career. 
 
Joanie Sigal is partnered with her husband in SJS Associates - Marketing and Communications.  SJS Associates is focused on email marketing and social media marketing. SJS has been doing marketing for 30+ years. Joanie specializes in networking, delivering workshops, seminars and coaching in the area of Email Marketing and Social Media integration. She has helped many small to large businesses learn to use Constant Contact.  
Stephanie is the Owner of Sideline Sports Cheerleading, LLC and the Instructor for the Angels on the Sidelines. Her cheerleading experience stems from twenty-five years of active team participation. By teaching her students the basic cheerleading maneuvers and proper techniques, she is not only providing them a fun way to exercise, but she is also teaching them about life. The confidence, coordination, self-esteem, and teamwork that they develop here not only serve to create a good cheerleader, but it will also help create a well rounded person. 
Joanie Sigal Beth Kerly is the New Chair of the Working women Foundation. Teaming up with One Million Cups, The Working Women of Tampa Bay Continues to go to great lengths to help our community flourish, Make sure to #TuneIN to every #WorkingWomenWednesday, only on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni! 
 

Ashley Ehrman is the Assistant Director of USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program, an impactful organization of over 200 women who are committed to advancing women through the promotion of leadership, mentorship, engagement and scholarly excellence. She remains committed to working for the betterment of the community through her current involvement with the Ryan Nece Foundation, Emerge Tampa Bay and on the Governance Board of the Tampa Metro YMCA.

Erin Cassidy is a Licensed Title Agent at Majesty Title Services. Majesty Title is her family owned business, and Small Business of the Year Award winner. Erin currently serves on the Governance Board of the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA. She was appointed last August as one of the only two “young professionals” on the board to help bring a fresh perspective to the leadership of the Y by helping to impact the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Dr. Chris Pittman is a Triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am

 

Valerie Lipstein is a certified coach & entrepreneurial specialist, working in this field since 2007. As the CEO of Couples and Business, LLC, a company she runs with Michael, she is passionate about  working with spouse/couple run businesses, supporting them to thrive personally and professionally. Valerie runs the business with her husband, Michael, who is also a relationship expert who's worked with thousands of individuals, couples and families since 1979.

Rapport 24/7 is a Tampa based tech company specializing in Business-to-Business software development with a focus on video. Seeing a need to create video tools that were affordable to all businesses, Suzie and Co-Founder Steve Santorsola, created a software platform that facilitates Reputation Management from a "proactive" approach rather than a reactive one.

Matthew Easterly is the President and Owner of Maximum Security Services and has had a Low Voltage Electrical Contractor's License since 2011. Matthew also has an active Real Estate License since 2008. He has been a member of the Trusted Contractor's Alliance for 5 years and a member of GTAR Affiliates for 3 years. He is currently an active member of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

 

Carla Robinson is the Assistant Vice President of Professional Systems Printing & Promotional Products. The business is a Christian based business and they are a full service printing and promotional marketing company. They help their clients find the right promotional item that will leave an impression on the person receiving it. 

Christina Griffin is a member of Coldwell Banker's prestigious Society of Excellence representing the top .1% of all Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. Christina has been a licensed agent for over 7 years and has been working in the Tampa Bay market for over 10 years.  She is team leader of The Griffin Group which ranked #2 in Coldwell Banker Nationally in 2015 for units sold for teams. 

Debbie Lane was certified by the Naturalife Institute in Basic Hypnosis and Integrative Hypnosis in 2002. She's a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, a member of the Hypnosis Education Association and an associate of the Unlimited Possibilities Hypnosis Institute. Debbie was previously a Vice President of a national chain of child care centers, The Learning Center.

 

Dr. Tommy McElroy started his own Concierge Medicine practice, Echelon-Health in 2012. As a Sports Medicine physician Dr. McElroy has served as team physician and consultant for teams in the NFL, AFL, and MLB in addition to college and high school athletics. He is the host of the Ask Dr. Tommy Show, a podcast covering business and health topics. 

Tanya Cielo, founder of Sky Strategic Marketing, helps business owners squash their competition and get their unfair share of business in the market.  She is a certified marketing facilitator with 18 years of marketing experience for media companies such as Clear Channel, Cox Radio, Beasley Broadcasting and AOL, resulting in revenue growth for her clients.  

As chief operations officer, Nestor Ortiz utilizes his experience in cultivating stakeholder relationships while increasing and leveraging public/private resources to help build the University area’s capacity for resident success. Ortiz is responsible for helping to facilitate a strong connection with community residents through a myriad of programming and outreach initiatives, while also strengthening the University Area CDC’s infrastructure through facilities and capital improvements on both the main campus and its external locations.

 

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

Daniel Nyiri is a professional fitness trainer, model and owner of 4U-Fitness, LLC. Daniel focuses in helping others enjoy a more active lifestyle and professional training advice. Daniel Nyiri designs custom programs that help others trim fat, improve their health, gain muscle, and enhance their over all well being. Daniel Nyiri has proven through testimonials from well known athletes that he can turn your life around in a positive way!

Ashby Green is responsible for all financial and administrative functions at Kobie Marketing. In this role, he and his team work closely with the rest of the Kobie Team in the development and monitoring of annual budgets, monthly and annual financial reporting, providing financial analyses for proposed programs and RFP’s, coordination of benefits, compensation and staffing needs. Ashby also oversees all contractual and legal issues of the company.

 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeye Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country

Charlotte Kelly is a Tampa-based employment lawyer providing legal services to both employees and employers throughout the state of Florida. She works to assist employers maintain compliance with applicable laws and helps employers protect their investment in employees.

 

Michael McNelis is an Option Strategist with Key2Options. He began his career working for J.W. Investment Bankers, then co-founded Hatshack, a mall-based retail chain that eventually grew to 49 stores before being acquired by the publicly traded company Genesco. Michael has been trading financial markets for over 20 years and has managed portfolios including equities, options and futures contacts

Klara Cadieux is the owner of Cadieux Fashion. She decided to begin her own fashion brand after creating and making clothes for the most influential women of the United Arab Emirates. Rick Engels is the President of Cadieux. For over twenty years Rick has been managing companies ranging from start-ups to large companies around the world. Rick started his career in finance at Deloitte and Touche and also was CFO for two major publically traded companies in the U.S. and Europe.

Morgan Gibbons Watson began working for the Florida Institute of CPAs as market development manager in 2014. With more than 20,000 members, the FICPA is the premier professional organization of Florida CPAs. Morgan is a licensed CPA who began her career as an auditor with Deloitte in Tampa. She then transitioned to corporate accounting, performing various functions including auditing and financial reporting, before starting her own consulting business.

 

Jodi Lynn Iacino of Once Bitten Creative Consulting is a freelance website designer who uses the power of Squarespace to provide small business owners with a workable website without breaking the bank. Jodi also provides consulting and training to business owners so they can leverage the power of social networking without feeling overwhelmed.

Tyler Sheff, Founder of CashFlowGuys.com is a Licensed Real Estate Problem Solver, Educator, Investor and Syndicator. Tyler has been involved in Real Estate for over 16 years and now maintains a 100% focus on investing for Cashflow and helping others do the same. As a Master Facilitator of Robert Kiyosaki’s CashFlow101 Game; Tyler hosts workshops to teach the busy people how to use what they have; to obtain what they need; in order to build passive income and escape the rat race.

Matthew McClellan is the Founder of Tour De Pizza in St. Petersburg, FL. He is also known as the Originator of the "Pizza Diet" and is regarded as the Pizza Industry Spokesman. Matthew is also a cyclist, triathlete, and natural body builder. Tune in to That Business Show to hear about the origins of the Pizza Diet and how it has evolved!

 

Firm founder Cody Fowler Davis, a Tampa native, received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate degree, from Florida State College of Law in 1984. The firm is structured with driven attorneys who have successful track records in the courtroom. Cody draws on his past experience of representing large insurance companies on a myriad of complex matters to now advocate in good part on behalf of seriously injured individuals who have fallen victim to catastrophic personal injury. 

Matt Becker is a franchise owner/Strategic-Partner with the national staffing firm PrideStaff.  His franchise is located in Clearwater and focuses its efforts in the Pinellas County market. Prior to starting his business, Matt was the Chief Operating Officer for the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention.  His responsibilities included the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Host Committee including all program and organizational development. 

Thiru Govender is an Assurance Partner and serves as the Office Managing Partner in BDO’s Tampa office. He has over 20 years of public accounting experience and has assisted clients in traditional initial Public Offers and most recently, under regulations of the new JOBS Act. He primarily provides assurance services to privately held and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-reporting companies in the retail, technology and manufacturing and distribution industries.

 

Tammy Modica has been involved in theater since the 5th grade and has directed numerous shows in the Greater Tampa Bay area such as "Little Women," "Man of La Mancha," "Legally Blonde," and most recently "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, experience working as a high school teacher, and fulfilling nearly every role both on stage and back stage, she has a unique and creative insight into directing and producing. Currently, Tammy is the Creative and Operations Manager of TheatreWorld Backdrops and the President of Aeon Life Theater

Founder and owner of Strong and Courageous Women, Francis has been called to service – serving other women to bring hope, life and a reflection of Christ in our everyday lives. This has led her to the creation of Strong & Courageous Women magazine. With years in the hospitality and management industry, Francis knows her biggest job always is being a mom. Married with five children, she walks her journey with God, family, and work.

Matt Moskos is the Owner of the SmokeShack BBQ. The Smoke Shack is Tampa Bay’s premier barbeque destination! Serving the finest quality competition grade smoked meats, a wide array of delicious homemade gourmet side dishes and a full line of signature barbeque sauces. The Smoke Shack was founded by 3 long-time friends with a passion for creating amazing BBQ! 

 

Carlos de Castillo is the Vice President and General Manager for West Central Operations for Brighthouse Networks. He possesses 33 years of managerial & marketing experience in the communications industry, domestically and internationally. Carlos will be joining Jamie in studio to speak about his son, Dimitri del Castillo, who passed away in Kunar province, Afghanistan. 

Todd Wilcox is a decorated combat veteran, a former CIA case officer, and a successful entrepreneur and business leader. He is currently running to replace Senator Marco Rubio as the new Republican Senator for Florida. 

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea? Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you. Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

After 13 years in the health club industry, Sean Manovill ventured off to start his own buinsess in a hobby that he was passionate about. Sean Manovill is the Owner of A8 Studio and Gallery. He opened in November 2014 and has continued to stretch his business and relationships throughout the Northern Tampa area. He is excited to bring their service to people of all ages no matter the skill level presented, and is also ambitious to continue to grow to those that can enjoy what they do!

Vick Tipnes is the Founder and CEO of Blackstone Medical Services. Vick started Blackstone in 2012 with the purpose to help as many people as he could. Vick started this business with little office space, no revenue, one employee, and a loan from an investor. As an Entrepreneur, he knew there would be challenges coming his way. Today, Blackstone has over 30 employees and is a multi-million dollar revenue company. They have grown into a national company that does business in 38 states. Tune in to That Business Show to learn more!

 

Michele Leo Hintson is a seasoned business litigator who dedicates her practice to representing businesses, insurance companies, health care organizations and individuals in all aspects of the dispute resolution process, including, performing pre-suit investigations and risk management analysis, attending mediation sessions, drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs, conducting depositions, and advocating for clients at hearings, trials, and arbitrations.

Carmen Guilarte is the Co-Founder of Vita Amoris Inc, along with her husband Mark. Carmen and Mark have devoted their time to perfect their invention, Latch Pick. Latch Pick is a tool used to help mothers breastfeed when they face challenges on pumping out enough milk. Mark came up with the concept after seeing Carmen struggle with their newborn - the results let Carmen breastfeed for up to another six months! Latch Pick will soon be available for purchase. Tune in to That Business Show to learn more!

Dr. Chris Pittman is a Triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology.  Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am

 

Diane Daniels is a successful entrepreneur as a Medicare Advisor and author of "The Medicare Survival Guide". Since childhood, she has struggled with maintaining a healthy weight.  Being unsuccessful with so many different weight loss programs, Diane decided to find the answer to achieving long term weight loss on her own. The result is Weight Loss Nation; a remarkable solution to a very real problem. Weight Loss Nation is different from any other weight loss program, because support is the #1 priority. She is the Host of the Weight Loss Nation podcast. 

Glenn the Geek founded the Horse Radio Network in July 2008.  Starting with one show (The Stable Scoop Radio Show) and no listeners the Horse Radio Network has now grown to ten shows with tens of thousands of listeners from around the world. Glenn hosts several of the shows on the network including the Stable Scoop Radio Show, HORSES IN THE MORNING and the Driving Radio Show.

Tampa contemporary artist, Amy Martz, is celebrated for combining photography, painting and graphic design to display her unique perspective of visual environments. Her motivation is to artistically highlight artisanship, architecture, history and surroundings by abstractly capturing and composing elemental details in a fresh way so that people discover and appreciate their surroundings.

 

Dr. Shannon Whitlock is a family wellness chiropractor with a focus on pregnancy, infants, pediatrics, and family care serving St. Petersburg and the surrounding communities. Chiropractors correct structural misalignments in the spine and Dr. Whitlock is certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment.

Arlene DiBenigno is the CEO & President of The Women's Conference of Florida and Managing Partner of Conversa, a full service communication, special events and graphics design company. Arlene has been a trusted adviser on political campaigns, policy development and implementation, and ballot initiatives for more than two decades. Her work transcends beyond the political into the non-profit, traditional and digital media landscapes with a special talent for organizing and managing high-level events and corporate communications.

Noelle Fox is an award-winning PR professional. Her education in the industry, coupled with extensive practical experience in the field for more than a dozen years, has positioned her as one of the area’s foremost experts on PR and marketing. She opened True Blue Communications in 2010, and has since grown it into one of Tampa Bay's leading PR firms.

 

Alpesh Patel is the President of Benzer Pharmacy. As the co-owner and president of Benzer Pharmacy, he is responsible for overseeing core business management and development of the company including execution and financial management of all Benzer Pharmacies. He also offers technical knowledge as a pharmacist, and skill in managing a successful chain of over 50 pharmacies across 9 states.

As the President and CEO of South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Kelly works with business owners and community leaders each day to enhance the South Tampa area for both our local businesses and the people who live here. In 2014, Kelly was named as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Business Woman of the Year. Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 500 businesses and organizations. The chamber has strived to make the South Tampa community a better place in which to live, work, and play.

Juliann Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann is an accomplished business professional and tells her story of entrepreneurship passing through careers as a private investigator looking at workers comp fraud and also as a handbag designer prior to launching Focus on You Strategy. Through Juliann’s business, Focus on You Strategy, she provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential and discover new ways of thinking and to clarify their goals to develop new growth strategies.

 

Kelly Hamm is Founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeye Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years expertise as an HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country. 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Tim Sweeney is a Florida-licensed attorney and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional. Tim has worked exclusively in the field of addictions for the past 20 years. Tim also created the country's first attorney-specific treatment program. Tim now runs Sweeney Interventions, helping families across the country intervene upon their loved ones to engage in recovery from addiction. Tim has performed over 200 successful interventions and 150 Marchman Act civil commitments.

 

Dr. Betsy McCormick is the newest member of The Reproductive Medicine Group team which she joined as an associate in 2008. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. McCormick specializes in treating all patients with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss.  She also has a special interest in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).  She has experience in all aspects of ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and oocyte donation.

Liz M. Lopez has helped Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, and Corporate Leaders develop their brand identity, tell their story honestly, and create a compelling “call-to-action” about their product or service. An expert in Professional Development, Liz specializes in business consulting and teaching practical skills you can put to use right away.  She works with Corporate Professionals and Business Owners through individual mentoring, training classes, tutorial sessions, live seminars, and mentoring.  

Stacey Vyas is the Store Manager of the Microsoft Store at the International Mall. Stacey leads Tampa’s Microsoft Store, bringing over 20 years of retail leadership experience, including an 18-year career with Best Buy stores and ten managing multiple units. 

 

Rosanne Clementi has been a successful environmental consultant for over 30 years, owning and managing two successful consulting firms. She is committed to bringing to markets devices or improvements for existing products that make activities accessible to people whose access has been limited. 

Chris Krimitsos is the Co-Founder of Tampa Bay Business Owners and founder of the Florida Podcaster's Association.  He has grown The Tampa Bay Business Owners to become Tampa's Premier Business Society which now is home to nearly 300 members.  The organization is known for its monthly Main Event and signature events Christmas in July and the Business Symposium.  That Business Show and TBBO have now teamed up to empower the Tampa Bay Business Owners even more and give their message a broader voice across the Bay area!

Alex is a “rags to riches” success story. With only a grade 10 education, this Hungarian immigrant has overcome a multitude of obstacles. He is now a Best Selling Author, “Speaking of Success” with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Stephen R Covey, “Hey…are you talkin’ to me” with Dr. Rohm, “Everything is subject to change” with Greg S. Reid. Alex is a Certified Personality Behavior Consultant. Alex is a Trainer, International Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur and a Performance Coach. 

 

Francisco Arreola is a world champion boxer. Many boxing critics believe that Frisco Arreola has that God-given talent that will definitely make him no exception to that rule. Today Frisco’s current professional record stands at 32 wins 1 loss and 2 draws with two state titles, one mid-American, one WBC- Inter Continentals, and two small world titles (he NBA and the IBA). Frisco’s only loss came early in his career ten years ago against Italy’s national hero former (WBO) world champion Mauricio Stecca. 

Patricia Noll is an author, speaker, consultant, self-esteem expert, licensed mental health counselor, certified addictions professional, acupuncture physician, and the author of the book "Good With Me". Patricia is also the Founder and Owner of a state licensed outpatient substance abuse program, Focus One. 

Steven Parker is a proven leader, innovator, negotiator, visionary, and rainmaker. He is the President of the established North American division for SLV, a German manufacturer of contemporary luminaires. Steven's focus has been to set up international organizations to do business in North America. 

 

Lauren Silva, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, believes that reaching retirement is a major milestone in one's life - its not an endpoint but a major financial transition. She believes that we need to shift away from an accumulation mindset to focus on establishing a sustainable and meaningful lifestyle based on savings that will endure a long, 25+ year retirement. Lauren offers holistic financial planning and believes in personal and financial wellness. She focuses on providing people a peace of mind and overall financial wellness.

Brad Ford joined The David J. Joseph Company in 2001. He served as a Brokerage Rep in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for 5 years before being promoted to the Pittsburgh Office District Manager in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Ford moved to Switzerland, serving as DJJ’s International Trading Manager for three years. Brad was promoted to Vice President, Commercial at Trademark Metals Recycling in 2013 and promoted to President in 2015. Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College.

Bevan Gray-Rogel is the President and Founder of Encore Tampa Bay. Encore Tampa Bay's mission is to provide pathways, programs, and resources that help Baby Boomers discover and connect to their Encore Careers. She is building an interest with Tampa Bay businesses, educational institutions and community organizations to support baby boomers as they launch their "Encore" careers as volunteers, part time employees, and/or entrepreneurs.

 

Fadi Shamma is the CEO and co-creator of Sense A Life. Sense A Life is a device that will immediately alert a driver that they have left their child in the car through a mobile application & speakersHe is on the advisory board for wiredhere, and co-founder of IFM Engineering LLC. Fadi graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University-School of Pharmacy, and has also been a Pharmacist for Publix and Walgreens.

Lauren is the Founder & CEO for Symphoni Media, an award winning full-service marketing agency in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since 2009, she has helped both local and publicly traded companies expand their online presence through the power of online marketing. Lauren’s passion for discovering what makes a company unique helps her build lovable brands that help companies grow. 

SSG Desiree Pabon enlisted in the Army in 2005 as a Private First Class. She has served in the army for 11 years. Today, she is currently competing for Ms. Veteran America 2016. Along with the competition, she is currently station at MacDill AFB. When she is not taking care of a mission, you can find Desiree volunteering her time at the James A. Haley VA.

 

Susan is the Florida Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. SACE works to promote smart energy choices to ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Susan's also a longtime consultant to The Natural Resources Defense Council. She was the US Southern Region Director for The Climate Group, a London based NGO working with Fortune 500 Companies. Susan developed and directed The Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, a coalition of business leaders working together to advance the low carbon economy. 

Debra Palmer has been a business services entrepreneur in the Tampa Bay Area since 1988. In 2013, she was introduced to the concept of third party inventories and spent extensive time researching the industry. Through exhaustive research and direct communications with individuals who had experienced losses and endured the claims process of their insurance companies without up to date documentation to substantiate equitable settlements, Debra realized the need for inventory professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Do you have the next billion dollar app idea?  Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps, is your man then.  With a background in Aerospace Engineering, his attention to design and detail makes him your resource to develop your vision at a price that works for you.    Tune in to hear about some of his recent work in app design and how he can help get your idea to market today!

 

Melissa Allen is President of Cobblestone Court Inc. – elegant Plumbing & Decorative Hardware. She was recruited by a wholesale plumbing company – then stolen away by Cobblestone Court the following year. The owners at that time decided they wanted to retire and sell the business. Melissa and her mom Claudia thought they would make a good team and decided to purchase Cobblestone in 1997. Cobblestone Court has been helping customers create the kitchen & bathrooms of their dreams in the Tampa Bay area since 1975.   

LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D. aka “Dr. LJ” is an international trainer, therapist and professional speaker who has been designing courses and developing curriculums since the late 80’s and online since the 90’s. She is a pioneer in the training and implementation of hypnotherapeutic training and subconscious dynamics in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico and other countries. 

What is myON reader? myON reader provides anytime, anywhere access to an expanding online collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including an embedded dictionary, text highlighting, and audio. The main goal of the Read on myON Project is to provide each child equitable access to the largest collection of enhanced digital books to encourage reading, increase literacy rates and promote reading throughout the community.  

 

Dr. Chris Pittman is a Triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology.  Catch his regular segment every other Wednesday at 7:30am!

Christina Griffin is a member of Coldwell Banker's prestigious Society of Excellence representing the top .1% of all Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.  Christina has been a licensed agent for over 7 years and has been working in the Tampa Bay market for over 10 years.  She is team leader of The Griffin Group which ranked #2 in Coldwell Banker Nationally in 2015 for units sold for teams. 

Scott and Jerri Menaul have been satisfying clients with custom size custom color artwork for over 20 years. Currently you can find them at their impressive 6,400 sq ft studio in Clearwater where they and their team offer custom art, custom framing, a large supply of inventory artwork, fine art and motivational art prints, and much much more. 

 

Synergistic Funding specializes in helping businesses of all sizes and types and is backed by a vast portfolio of financial products designed to supply you with the capital that you need. We provide Capital to businesses in all industries and sectors, whether they have been established for many years, or are brand new startups. 

Gabriel Aluisy is the founder of Shake Creative, a Tampa based branding and design agency focused on helping country clubs and luxury lifestyle brands build revenue & connect with consumers. He is the author of the bestselling book, Moving Targets: Creating Engaging Brands in an On-Demand World and the host of The Branding Podcast. He works with the majority of Tampa’s private golf clubs and has helped country clubs and yacht clubs across the country brand and market themselves better.

Greenroots Nutrition is owned by Benzer Pharmacy, an independent retail pharmacy chain. Benzer delivers better health care options and lowers overall health care costs. Greenroots is Benzer's sister company, that proudly offers organic sports nutrition smoothies and supplements even fit for a Vegan lifestyle. It is truly your start to a healthy transition. 

 

Matthew was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His career highlights include performance work with Orlando Repertory Theatre, Walt Disney World, Broadway Dinner Theatre in the Dells, Skylight Music Theatre, and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. Belopavlovich has worked as a theater educator at Florida Studio Theatre, French Woods Festival of the Arts, Hartford University School and with Milwaukee Public Theatre. He relocated back to Tampa after touring for two years as a clown and pre-show host on the blue unit of Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey.

Benjamin Brown is CEO of 360 Sales Consulting. A sales consulting firm that helps analyze businesses and entrepreneurs so they can become more effective at Sales. Ben is a former United States Marine with six years of service and a veteran of the Gulf War. After leaving the Marines, he started his career of more than twenty years in sales beginning in the market of gym sales. Working up to Sales Manager in just a few years before progressing to software sales with other types of inside and outside sales positions over the years. 

Specializing in business development for the Medical Community, Sharon's flare for all things business resonates with our audience. From public relations and marketing to HR and development, Sharon is your resource to grow and build your medical practice. Known as the Doctor Whisperer, her tips and advice will serve not only the Medical Community, but all business owners. 

 

Martin McCauley joined the BioSpine Institute in May 2015, where he has been responsible for all facets of BioSpine's branding, marketing, and community outreach. He has also been heavily involved in extensively automating major components of the patient path through the use of a CRM called Salesforce, and an MAS software called Marketo.

Ricardo Wagner is the Owner of Cottman of Brandon. Cottman of Brandon is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic. Cottman specializes in complete transmission service, brakes, suspension, air conditioning service, and much more. Ricardo and his team ensure that the Brandon and Tampa Bay communities have a reliable, honest partner to help with their car care. 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

 

Haleigh Almquist is the owner of Hush Little Baby, LLC a nationwide newborn care provider, and the co-founder of the Newborn Care Training Academy, an organization dedicated to the education of newborn care specialists through both online and in-person workshops. Compelled by overwhelming demand for professional newborn care, she founded Hush Little Baby, LLC and created a team of skilled and experienced caregivers. Her team has grown to over 70 newborn care providers who specialize in the postpartum period. 

Sarah is a licensed nutrition consultant with a master’s degree and more than thirty-five years experience counseling and lecturing on all aspects of nutrition throughout the country. Sarah works as the Director of Nutritional Programs for Valle Counseling in Tampa, FL. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) practitioner (see www.gaps.me). Sarah is the founder of Fast Food Healing LLC, a personalized in-home nutrition counseling business. Sarah always addresses body, mind and spirit as they are all critical to a healthy body.

Leslie and Marvin Gay are the Owners and Franchise Partners of the St. Petersburg location of Painting With A Twist. Leslie opened the franchise on July 31st, 2009. Painting with a Twist offers painting classes to the public where the company provides all the painting supplies and a local artist provides step-by-step instruction. Its best known as Fun Art Not Fine Art.

 

Most recently ranked #32 of the Top 60 Best Motivational Speakers in the World, Delatorro L. McNeal, II , MS, CSP, has been transforming the lives of people from all walks of life for over 15 years. As an internationally renowned Peak Performance Expert, Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author, Delatorro has spoken in 49 of the 50 US states and abroad and has delivered well over 3000 paid presentations to major corporations, professional associations, conventions, pro-sports teams, churches, and leadership conferences.

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Smolkin’s primary goal has always been to bring the Canadian National Iconic dish to the rest of the World in an original and unique way and to ultimately achieve GLOBAL DOMINATION! With Smolkin at the helm, Smoke’s Poutinerie has been growing at an astounding fast pace and has been recognized within the industry by receiving a number of prestigious accolades. Currently, Smoke’s Poutinerie is open in the Amalie Arena and is looking to open more locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. 

Dr. Kirstin Rasmussen is a second generation dentist. While pursuing studies at UF College of Dentistry she received the prestigious Quintessence Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry.  After completing her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree she pursued and additional year of training in anesthesia training and general and emergency medicine. This advanced training, pursued by a select number of dentists, allows her to provide the best care possible to her patients.  

 

Dr. Angela Rasmussen has been practicing cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry in Tampa since 1982. She specializes in a full range of dental procedures including bleaching, bonded restorations, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays and much more.   This Former Mrs. Florida, USA has been volunteering for Project I Can since 1992 and has been the recipient of many honors throughout her career, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the Hillsborough Education Foundation Business Partnership Award. 

Brian Chapman has been with MBI Worldwide since it inception in 1998 and today he serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Chapman is an author, speaker and expert witness in issues pertaining to employee background screening, FCRA and compliance.  Chapman is responsible for fine-tuning MBI Worldwide into a national brand and leader in employment background screening.

Jay Weinstein is a Registered Financial Consultant with Jay Weinstein & Associates. He is an Educator in the area of “planning for the future” with a strong direction Preparing for Lifetime income, strategies to avoid unnecessary taxes and he delivers many seminars and group workshops per year on various facets of Retirement Income, Taxation, Investment Analysis, Long-Term care planning, Social Security Income Basics and many other related topics. An effective communicator, with an ability to break down complex subjects, so that participants can fully understand them, and can use them to improve their lives. 

 

Emily Stein is a Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner and has been training and teaching for two years. Emily wants to help people who want to improve their movement. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree, she began to study multiple healing modalities and soon uncovered how Yamuna Body Rolling aligned with Yoga and stretching to provide unparalleled benefits. 

Benjamin Bunn is the Founder and Head Coach at Cigar City Crossfit! Military veteran, scholar and all around good dude. Ben has been involved in the CrossFit community for over 10 years. He's earned many certifications including his CF-Level 1, CF-Level 2, CF Mobility, CF Strongman, and USAW Level 1. He's a happy go lucky kinda guy and proudly rocks a Chuck Norris tattoo on his left bicep. If you come into the gym, Ben will be there to greet you!

The son of first-generation Italian immigrants, Chef Anthony Russo grew up in a New Jersey home where the kitchen was the center of family life. After earning his Chef's distinction, Anthony opened his first pizza place at the young age of 18. Shortly after, he opened "Anthony's Pizzeria" in Clear Lake, Texas. A move to Houston brought "Café Anthony," then the upscale Italian restaurant "Russo Café Anthony." In 1992 Russo's New York Pizzeria opened, and proved a model for success.

 

President & Co-Founder of Jillian’s Dream. Ros began her advocacy back in 2008 as a participant, training leader and walker for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walks. In 2012 with the lung cancer diagnosis of her daughter, Jillian, Ros’s focus changed. Jillian battled for 10 months before loosing her battle with lung cancer in May 2013. As a result, Ros is using her grief as inspiration and fuel for her journey to follow her daughter’s lead and make a difference in and for lung cancer.

Lori Rodriguez is Business Development Manager for Tampa Bay for Frazier & Deeter, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing accounting and advisory firms. Lori plays a key role in developing and advancing the firm’s strategic initiatives, including the firm’s Women Business Leadership program, entrepreneur programs, industry practices, CFO thought leadership and other programs designed to provide knowledge to business leaders and others in the community. She is also active in the firm’s recruiting, wellness and community service activities.

Mardi Buchanan is the Owner and Founder of Physicians Choice in Tampa and Clearwater, FL. After graduating she practiced in New York City with her focus on the Copes Scoliosis program. Returning to Florida she continued her interest in Chiropractic utilizing multiple treatments. By using a variety of techniques she is able to provide pain relief and optimal health. Her passion is to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing utilizing a holistic approach to healthcare. 

 

Jeff Snyder and his wife Judi are independent financial professionals who specialize in educating their clients on “The Best Investments You’ve Never Heard Of”. Many of these unique “alternative investment strategies” are uncorrelated to today’s volatile stock and real estate markets or the United States or world economy. Jeff and Judi are fiercely committed to teaching the secrets of “Work Optional Wealth”, programs that educate investors on how to build wealth that makes work optional.

Adam Scheiner is world-renowned laser eyelid and cosmetic surgeon specializing in the treatment of Festoons, a pervasive condition that is often misdiagnosed. He's based in Tampa, but patients fly from around the world for procedures like his proprietary RESET procedure for Festoons. His approach to facial rejuvenation, known as Perfect Proportions, is broadly recognized for its powerful yet natural results.

Theresa believes "Honesty & Integrity is the Cornerstone of Business". Utilizing more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Theresa is a small business owner servicing small businesses and individuals. Theresa started Tax Happens to meet 4 distinct needs: 1.) Upfront pricing whenever possible, 2.) Clear deadlines for the completion of all work, 3.) Being personally available to all clients year round, 4.) Empowering clients to do as much or as little as they desire. Theresa is passionate about the success of her clients and is an integral part of their business.

 

Sharon Toston is the owner of Command Your Clutter. She personally organizes business professionals in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Whether it is in their home or office, she can get them organized, working more productively and efficiently and be less stressed so they have more time to enjoy the things they love. Sharon is best known for helping solo entrepreneurs get prepared to step to the next level in their business.  

Andrew Machota heads up New Town Connections and brings his high energy team wherever he goes. Andrew hails from a small town in Northwest Indiana where he graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. He worked as a CPA in public accounting and corporate finance before realizing that his real passion was entrepreneurship. He moved to Tampa Bay in 2011 when he launched his first start up company that involved professional golf and tennis tournaments. 

Deborah Ward has been a licensed Florida real estate salesperson since 2000.   She is the owner of Deborah Ward & Associates, with Keller Williams Realty Suncoast, a team of Realtors, with agents specializing in working with sellers, buyers, and contract administration. The team consistently ranks in the top 3% of agents in their office for sales volume, and specializes in working with buyers and sellers throughout all of Pinellas County.

 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Mindi Richter is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and board certified in intellectual property law.  She counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and related internet and media issues.  She has experience litigating IP matters of all types both in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as federal and state courts across the country.  She is the former chair of the HCBA’s Intellectual Property Section and has been designated a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for the last 6 years. 

Arlene DiBenigno is the CEO & President of Women's Conference of Florida. Arlene has been a trusted adviser on political campaigns, policy development and implementation, and ballot initiatives for more than two decades. Her work transcends beyond the political into the non-profit, traditional and digital media landscapes with a special talent for organizing and managing high-level events and corporate communications. 

 

Suzanne Lewis recently joined Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC as a Business Consultant. Suzanne brings over 30 years’ successful leadership experience, holding a number of highly visible and impactful Senior Leadership positions at a Fortune 50 Healthcare organization. Suzanne has regularly been recognized in her field as an innovative and impactful executive change agent, leading organizations through multiple mergers, acquisitions, business change initiatives, and strategic planning projects & programs.

Kelly Hamm is founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting, LLC. Kelly brings over 25 years’ expertise as an HR Strategic Business Partner, HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country.

Dr. Jaime Kulaga understands the complexities of women’s lives and helps to increase their self-awareness and self-esteem. She is the advocate of the under-appreciated, over-worked and un-fulfilled woman, dedicated to greatly improving and creating a gratifying, enjoyable life... rather than an unfulfilling existence. As the Author and Founder of the International book The SuperWoman’s Guide to Super Fulfillment, Dr. Jaime has taught and worked with hundreds of women empowering them to discover their own greatness.

 

Like a lot of college students, Kyle Taylor spent his early 20s living paycheck to paycheck, often enduring months when he was completely broke. To manage massive student loans and expenses, Kyle began to blog about his adventures in making and saving extra money. Some of his side jobs included auditing liquor stores, reselling toys on Amazon and mystery shopping. Readers around the world responded to Kyle’s stories and this culminated in the launch of ThePennyHoarder.com.  


Monique Levy is a volunteer for the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day® Tampa Bay, A Walk for Parkinson’s, which takes place on Saturday, April 9th at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center from 9 a.m.-12 noon.   Monique is donating her time and event marketing expertise to this event to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease, in memory of her father Phil Monaco, and also help improve the quality of life for those who suffer from this disease in the Tampa Bay community.
Sheryl Hunter is The Entrepreneur's Attorney. For 19 years, Sheryl has worked with hundreds of small businesses, from start-up to grown-up. Her firm, Hunter Business Law, is a boutique firm of 5 attorneys located in Tampa. Sheryl founded her firm in 2000 because of her passion for entrepreneurship. She loves to help people pursue their dreams and bring their ideas to the marketplace. Her personal experiences starting and growing businesses enables her to understand the challenges facing her clients and the broader impact of legal decisions and documents.
 
Chris Pittman is a Triple board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon, with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, delivering world-class vein care. Medical Director and CEO of Vein911®, offering the only patient satisfaction guarantee in the United States. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including contributing author of Healthy Veins . . . Healthy Legs, A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology. 
Daniel Nyiri is a professional fitness trainer, model and owner of 4U-Fitness, LLC. Daniel focuses in helping others enjoy a more active lifestyle and professional training advice. Daniel Nyiri designs custom programs that help others trim fat, improve their health, gain muscle, and enhance their over all well being. Daniel Nyiri has proven through testimonials from well known athletes that he can turn your life around in a positive way!
Best known for the timbre of his voice, L'Ange Sermons Millionard, a New York real estate investor and entrepreneur had a portfolio close to $6M before losing it all in the market crash. Having hit rock bottom, he recalled going back to the basics and reinventing himself based on his unique talents. Before long, he became an aspiring actor landing major roles in movies at Full Sail Academy and in live theater productions such as Porgy and Bess, The Great White Hope, Othello, and King Lear. 
 
Rena Romano is a Motivational Speaker, author and a Certified Speaking and Leadership/Life Coach. Before becoming a professional speaker, Rena spent more than 18 years as a high-ranking and top-selling sales and marketing representative in the construction industry. Leveraging the lessons in public speaking and leadership she gained here, she eventually became an entrepreneur. Rena is passionate about uplifting and motivating Women and works with many regional and national causes that restore the broken as well.
Heather Lalk is a Business Consultant with FrankCrum, a national Professional Employer Organization. At FrankCrum, Heather consults with business owners to help them increase productivity and reduce costs in the areas of HR, Payroll, Benefits & Insurance. Prior to joining this company she held a position in customer relations for Auto Nation, marketing for numerous restoration contracting firms and she also did insurance for GE Financial and Western &Southern. 
Charles Strange is the Owner and CEO of The Solution Associates, a consulting group that helps businesses implement custom software solutions that increase their profitability. Charles is a member of Tampa Bay Business Owners, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce and a public speaker on corporate productivity and social media strategies and a writer.
 
Adam DiMuzio is the President and CFO of Red Rook, a tech company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Red Rook focuses on increasing commerce capacity across 5 channels: web, in-store, mobile, social, and marketplace. With hundreds of clients relying on their knowledge and expertise, they leverage your existing systems together with theirs to provide the seamless workflow, visibility, and reporting that give you time to focus on what you want: to growing your business one happy customer at a time, no matter how quickly they find you. 
Geoffrey Dyer is the President of Crunch Fitness of Florida. He and his partners have development rights for Crunch Fitness on the west coast of Florida, Orlando and Atlanta. Crunch currently operates 6 locations in Florida, one in Atlanta and 2 more in development. Mr. Dyer was also the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Lifestyle Family fitness. A Florida based health club chain with 55 facilities across 4 States. Lifestyle Family fitness was sold to Lifetime fitness in December of 2011 and to LA Fitness in July of 2012.
As a business advisor and profit strategist through her consulting firm, Ali Ann & CO., Ali helps small business owners master their productivity, profitability and purpose. She achieves this through various solutions such as turn-key system development, process streamlining and profit margin analysis. Having experienced burnout in several of her past businesses, Ali also learned the hard way what happens when you live to work. She has an unwavering focus to help business owners master the balance of life and business.
 
Hardy Roberts is a shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields and is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. He has extensive experience advising and representing clients in matters relating to construction, real estate development and property management.  As a prior General Counsel and Interim Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, he represented the State in connection with the regulation of contractors, architects, engineers, and other real estate professionals and previously led an office of 44 attorneys.
Jacqueline Drana is the Founder, CEO, and Medical Inventor of The No Mo Nausea Band. The No Mo Nausea Band is based on acupuncture and essential oils, and its technology can help anyone suffering from nausea, vomiting, and headache symptoms feel better! Actively stopping its wearers from vomiting and having headaches and nausea, The No Mo Nausea band is a necessary part of your Med Kit!
Kim Rogers is the Vice President of Reeves Import Motorcars. “Family owned and operated since 1971, for us “customer service” means making your car buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible” Their commitment to perfection is exceeded only by their resolve to offer you the highest levels of guest services in the luxury automotive industry.
 
Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you to Donatello, a four star restaurant serving Fine Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. The Italian staff, donning fine tuxedos and enticing italian accents, welcome you into the rose colored atmosphere and the rich aromas of pastas, seafood and more. You'll be welcomed and catered to from the first sip of wine to the exquisite culinary creations, right down to the roses you'll receive at the end of your experience.
Tampa native, Chantel Griffin-Stampfer, is the new CEO of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, a non-profit that promotes emotional intelligence by teaching youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships and make good decisions.  Chantel came to Frameworks with wide-ranging experience in nonprofit leadership; most recently as the Vice President of Children’s Services at Easter Seals Florida. Prior to Easter Seals, Chantel led organizations who served at-risk youth involved in juvenile justice programs and pregnant or parenting teens.
Jodi Hansell is the Founder and CEO of Sqwize, an exciting new company that makes craft natural cocktails in pouches. The SQWIZE cocktail family leaves the diet crazes of the 80’s behaind by using natural ingredients that taste delicious. The cocktails include the margarita, mai tai and sangria. Jodi’s mission is to make Sqwize a wild success in Tampa Bay and then take it worldwide.   
 
Ella Bing is a family owned business specializing in both cloth and wood bow ties as well as other male fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company was founded after the loss of a brother and son, Matthew Kraus. The Kraus family honors Matthew's spirit, infectious personality and love of fashion with handmade custom bow ties, much like Matthew himself would have worn. The work is centered on quality, presentation, attention to detail and customer service.
Matthew Ashwood has a background in community-building & social media marketing. He enjoys helping enterprises do business better by helping get their story heard & known. Songbird Agency believes in the Inbound Marketing philosophy and helps organizations build & grow their brand.
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past eight years.
 
Saravana Pat Bhava is a Serial Entrepreneur with demonstrated success driving Top Line Revenue growth & bottom line improvements in both private industry and the military. Saravana is the CEO and Founder of PikMyKid, a technology company founded to solve the current student dismissal conundrum in schools across the nation.
Michele Northrup, aka the Saucy Queen has been burning down the competition within the fiery food industry. Her all-natural gourmet hot sauce company has won more than 50 national awards within eight years. Michele was named Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year in Manufacturing & Business Leader’s Woman Extraordinaire. Her all natural gourmet and hot sauce company has lead her to combining the talents of her partners to create the Sauceology Group. Michele's strength within the group is her fiery marketing and branding results.
After years of struggling to find age-appropriate shoes in larger women sizes for her tween daughter, Colette Glover-Hannah found a way to create a solution to the challenge that many families face. Colette is the CEO of Hannah’s Shoebox, an online shoe store that sells age-appropriate shoes for girls who wear women sizes 5-13. With customers throughout the United States and Canada, the online store is a one-stop shop for families who want to purchase dressy and casual shoes that allows girls to look like girls.  
 
David Chitester has been starting companies from scratch and building them into profitable enterprises in Tampa for more than 25 years.  He has had multiple successful exits and companies he has founded are still located in Tampa and employ hundreds of professionals. He founded his latest venture, Florida Funders, in November, 2013.  Florida Funders is a statewide online investment platform that assists entrepreneurs in raising capital. Recent developments in Congress have resulted in the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act. 
Robin King is the Founder of Out of the Weeds and the Co-Owner of the Three Birds Tavern restaurant along with her husband. Robin created Out of the Weeds to sell her line of arisan sauces and dresses made fresh in Florida, it is now being offered at Winn-Dixie stores across the Southeast. The Three Birds Tavern restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and late night kitchen, also offering live entertainment on the weekends.
Kelley Rexroad is the founder of Odessa-based Krexconsulting, which focuses on solving people issues in businesses and on coaching individuals to find their potential. She has more than twenty-five years in the communications and human resources fields. She has been featured on Sky Radio, Entrepreneur, Tampa Tribune, Maddux Business Report, Tampa Bay Times, New York Times, monster.com and hr.com.  
 
After building a successful multi-practice firm, Shawn Yesner founded Yesner Law, P.L., with the focus of helping homeowners save their home, or get rid of their home while incurring minimal liability. Shawn has been a speaker at multiple Legal Education and Realtor Education Seminars. Prior to starting his own practice, Shawn was an associate attorney at one of the largest lender foreclosure firms in Florida. 
Liza Garcia is the CEO of Enterprise Communication Services in Tampa and is her second venture as CEO in the IT professional services market. Liza founded one of the first successful telecommunication services firm in the U.S with offices in both Seattle and Portland. Liza uses her extensive Fortune 100/500 corporate experience to manage the business of providing "Zero Impact" to her clients during their technology upgrades.
Elizabeth Bunbury has helped transform the lives of thousands of people; one lump of clay, one cross, and one story at a time. The mother of three is the creator and executive director of The Answered Prayers Project. Elizabeth, an author of three books and sought-after inspirational speaker. She believes prayers are answered and hearts are mended through sharing our personal stories. The Answered Prayers Project provides studio space for people to gather in community, work with their hands to create clay crosses, and most importantly, speak their truth. 
 
Tanner Loebel is the founder & CEO of FOODNOW Restaurant Delivery service, based in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 2011, FOODNOW has partnered with more than 200 Tampa Bay area restaurants, and generates several million dollars in annual food sales through its website & mobile app. In his personal time, Tanner enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on all of his hometown sports teams, and dining out at local restaurants. 
Joe Malinowski is a shareholder & Marketing Strategist at the M David Katz Company and Lead Seeker of Awesomeness at Tampa Bay is Awesome. Tampa Bay is Awesome was founded in July 2014 and in less than 2 short years has acquired over 170,000 Social followers, and tens of thousands of website visits. The concept now serves as a community promotion resource showing off all the awesomeness the Tampa Bay area has to offer.
Nicole Hanney has been with Engage Behavioral Health since 2008. As Director of Research and Development, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. She is also an expert in Applied Verbal Behavior treatment for children with ASD. 
 
Dr. Monica Bolbjerg co-Founded Qure4u in Denmark in 2001 and has since built the company to a leading International Digital Health company with clients in Europe, US and South America.  With more than 2 million users and thousands of providers, the Qure4u Platform is revolutionizing healthcare by improving data sharing and improving the health of its users.  
Kathy McBrayer Hart is the Owner of Naracamicie in St. Petersburg.  Based in Milan, Naracamicie is one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of women's high fashion blouses and men's Italian slim-fit shirts.  Founded in 1984, the brand has more than 400 stores in Europe, China, Australia, Japan and the Middle East.
Amanda M. Uliano manages her own law practice, where she provides advice to clients on various legal matters affecting business and represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and community association matters. She is actively involved with the Hillsborough County Bar Association, where she serves as the Chair of the Solo/Small Firm Section and is a member of the Bench Bar Committee.  Amanda is also a Barrister member of the Tampa Bay Inn of Court.
 
Christie Bruner is the Area Developer for Fresh Meal Plan, a customizable and healthy prepared meal delivery service that is new to the Tampa Bay area.  She has a vested interest in health and wellness initiatives in our community, and has more than 15 years of experience with sports and fitness for both children and adults.  
Timothy Bennett has been a part of the event planning industry for over 15 years working with big Fortune 100 companies like Disney, Macy's, and Whole Foods Market. He has help develop, launch, and brand new projects that has generated over 100s of thousands dollars. In 2011 he launched Armon Events, a corporate and community event planning company. Since opening, Armon Events has become a well known name in the business sector in Tampa Bay Area. 
Kris Rotonda, Founder & CEO of You Must Love Dogs Dating created the first dating site for dog owners. Since Kris struggled with finding that right match, he thought other dog owners might be experiencing the same dilemma. It was while putting the dating site together that Kris was lucky enough to meet Denise and fall in love. After launching the dating website, the two collaborated on creating a special doggy cooking show for YouTube called the Doggy Cooking Network. The You Must Love Dogs Fest will be held on March 19th at the Raymond James Stadium!
 
Rich Benitez is the Co-Owner and Founder of Surface Butler. Surface Butler is a unique mobile service of stainless steel surface restoration, glass, and stone care. They remove scratches, stains, discolorations and more from stainless steel appliances indoors and out. They also have an Eco-Friendly product, EnduroShield, that prevents fingerprints and streaks on stainless surfaces as well.  
Wendy Robbins, Co-invented The Tingler head massager selling a million units. She directed/produced reality shows for 13 years - films won 2 Emmy's and was nominated for a third one. She currently produces/directs/co-created The Marijuana Show.  The first to market "Shark Tank for Ganjapreneurs."  She is a popular speaker and featured often in the press including:  CNN, ABC, CNBC, FOX, Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Entertainment Weekly, High Times, etc.
Karen Paull is a digital marketing and sales executive with over 15 years experience. As former VP of Sales for Snapfish, Karen helped the company become profitable by managing and scaling a robust advertising department. The company sold to HP for 300 Million in 2005. Currently, Karen runs all the advertising, sponsorship and other revenue streams for GEM and The Marijuana Show.
 
Sercan Topcu is the Co-Founder and CMO of Tembo Education. He is a Model European Parliament and a Model United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization representative...and has 3 years in education development in the slums of Turkey. He is also the first and only Turkish marketer published by Forbes as a 30 social entrepreneur under the age of 30.
Eric Biel is the Chief Operations Officer for Tembo Education - a social enterprise that educates 0-6 year old children living in the slums around the world. He has ten years of professional experience serving as the fiscal coordinator of a non-profit early childhood education program at the University of South Florida and was selected by the university as a Student Success profile to highlight his academic accomplishments, leadership, research, and community engagement.
Maja Kazazic is an internationally recognized motivational keynote speaker, entrepreneur and a survivor. She has taken the lessons of a life forever altered by what could have been catastrophic wounds of war and parlayed them into a vision and passion for providing the strategies and solutions people and organizations need to create positive, inspired change in their personal and professional lives.
 
Anthony Italiano co-founded EWI Constructions in 2006. Italiano manages the firm’s day-to-day, troubleshooting projects and setting the strategic direction for the company. Italiano is also responsible for creating and fostering the EWI culture, which incorporates institutional business processes with a small company feel. Italiano has more than 15 years in the construction and development industries so he helps clients get a combination of both service and experience typically not offered by large general contractors. 
Sarah McDugal is a brand strategist & director. She directs & produces Hollywood-quality brand campaigns for companies who value their social impact as much as their bottom line. Sarah has produced & directed more than 150 story videos internationally, from city-wide message campaigns to global satellite TV network shows, including a music video officially nominated as Video of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Gospel Music Awards. 
Tracy Guida is the "director of deliciousness and social media mixologist" for EATS! American Grill. After bartending part time at EATS! for 4 years, Tracy left the flagship store on South Dale Mabry in June of 2014 to go open their second location in Riverview which is more than twice the size. With a passion for food and drink, Tracy is heavily involved with creating new menu items and cocktails as well as hand selecting their 30 rotating taps at the Riverview location.
 
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. McLauchlan has also worked at the US Supreme Court, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Department of Justice, and the White House.  

Rick Tauceda is a professional Photographer as well as the Show Photographer for That Business Show. His genre of photography spans corporate events, commercial/residential, portraiture, and family lifestyle. His clients include Valpak, Inc., Bright House Networks, Crowne Plaza, Realty Income, Southeast Dairy, Tampa Bay Times, Chappell Roberts, The Buckley Group, CH Robinson, and he donates his photography skills to various local charities.  

Glenn Nielsen is a Photographer that works with mothers and their infants until the baby's first birthday. Glenn's personal measure of success is when he shows a mother her images for the first time and she starts to cry - that's when Glenn knows that he has captured the emotion and love between a mother and child. Glenn is also the Vice President on the Board of Directors for Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association.

 
A fifth-generation resident of Tampa and a graduate of Princeton University, Bob Henriquez has worked in both the public and private sectors. Bob served four terms as a State Representative in the Florida Legislature and, later, headed up the Pinellas and Pasco counties division of the Department of Children and Families. Along with his daily responsibilities as Property Appraiser, Bob is also the Chair of the Legislative Committee for PAAF (Property Appraiser’s Association of Florida) and a member of the FCIAAO Real Property Steering Committee.
Monica P. Da Silva is an Attorney at Law and Owner of Da Silva Law Firm. She serves Tampa Bay and is proud to defend Tampa Bay's Business Owners She is a Tampa Native, and has been working in Family law since 2006 as well. 
As the team leader at On Point Executive Center Inc, Karen Gillman's personal management style shines in every aspect of the company. From the performance of their professional staff to the impressive physical and technological elements of the business, Karen's ability to find perfection radiates brightly. Throughout her 10 year career serving the virtual services industry she has brought on over 1000 new clients, tripled the company revenue, and defined new service offerings to support small businesses.
 

Audra Brown is the Branch Director and Open Adoption Counselor at IAC’s Florida office located in Tampa. She has been with the agency since the Florida office opened its doors in September 2013, and has been in the social services field for the past nine years. Audra has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Evansville, a Master’s degree is social work from University of Central Florida, and is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida.

Chris Durgin, along with Angelo Gentile, founded Retirement Solutions For You with the intention of providing quality retirement planning for the growing senior community. At Retirement Solutions, it is their focus to work together with their clients to develop a tailor-fit overall retirement strategy focusing on the four financial realities that affect retirement years. 

Angelo Gentile along with his friend and colleage, Chris Durgin, formed Retirement Solutions For You with the intention of providing quality retirement planning for the growing senior community. At Retirement Solutions, it is their focus to work together with their clients to develop a tailor-fit overall retirement strategy focusing on the four financial realities that affect retirement years. 

 
As a health care attornet for nearly 20 years and after conquering his own obesity, finding greater spiritual healthand facing early stage cancer, tobe4Health Founder Johnathan Fleece has dedicated his life's work and passion to inspiring people, businesses and communities tobe4HEALTH!
Attorney John DeGirolamo practices in the State and Federal Courts of Florida. John has experience handling high-profile cases in both the criminal and civil areas of law. The focus of his practice is in the areas of criminal defense, business litigation, as well as family law matters. For 2014 and 2015, Attorney John DeGirolamo was selected by The National Trial Lawyers of America as a Top 40 under 40 in Florida!  
Jessica Rivelli is the Founder of Working Women of Florida, which includes Working Women of Tampa Bay & Working Women of Central Florida. The organization is the largest women's networking group in the state with 850 members and 30,000 social media fans/followers. Jessica launched Working Women of Tampa Bay after leaving a successful career in Television News. Since its 2009 launch, Jessica has produced more than 700 events for women in the Tampa Bay & Central Florida regions.
When it comes to Florida winter strawberries, Sue Harrell knows a thing or two. Sue has been the Marketing Director and Spokesperson for the  Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) for over ten years.  Sue is a graduate of the University of Florida’s two-year Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources. 
STYLEdge Fashion is an image and fashion consulting company based in the Tampa Bay community dedicated to helping clients develop and enhance their personal style and presentation. Patty Soltis has extensive training and experience in fashion and retail as a high level executive, with over 20 years at Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field’s and Lord & Taylor. Elaine Sweeney has a vast background in broadcast journalism internationally and has honed her style and fashion skills for on-air time for colleagues and executives.    
Raj Pamnani is the Chairman of Global Alzheimer's Intiative. Mr. Pamnani has a wealth of experience in the capital markets and focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and structuring bridge and mezzanine financing in the healthcare and information technology sectors. 
 
Sharon Fekete has over 15 years experience managing, marketing, supervising, and GROWING successful medical practices from NY to FL. Her special style of results driven marketing and branding has her clients and staff looking at their practices in a whole new light. Sharon has a keen ability to work with people and teams helping to transform under-performing offices into uber-medical centers. She has orchestrated, implemented, & created new business models to drive revenue into practices.
Dr. Robert Drapkin is a respected Medical Doctor, Speaker, Champion Bodybuilder, Author, and a Health and Fitness Guru for individuals over 40 years of age. Having achieved prominence and distinguishing himself in medicine, natural health and bodybuilding, he has turned his attention to sharing his knowledge and experience for the benefit of people over the age of 40 through writing and public speaking.
Mike Bosch is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, and inspiring Author.  Having battled drug and alcohol addiction starting at a very young age, he transformed his life and today speaks to others on the dangers of drugs and the benefits of entrepreneurism.  Utilizing comedy with real world experiences, Mike works to inspire others.  He was a 2015 That Business Show nominee for Most Inspirational Story as well.  
 
Michael Mandarino is the Founder of Expat-Health.com and was a U.S. Army Officer for 5 years in Germany and a 6 month deployment to Bosnia, living for a total of 14 years in Germany before moving his practice back in 2001. He overcame a pornography/womanizing addiction of 25+ years as well as a drug addiction for 17 years through the power and strength of Jesus Christ. Michael is currently studying to become a Pastor and has been a Financial Advisor, Life and Travel Insurance Agent since 2002.
Jocelyn Lister is passionate about impactful nonprofit work. She currently serves as Development Manager for Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, a private middle school working to break the cycle of poverty in the city of St. Petersburg. With a sister school in Tampa, Academy Prep is in its 19th year of transforming our community one child at a time.
Lisa Parsons is the Co-Founder of Ricky P's, a New Orleans style restaurant located at 1113 Central Ave in St. Pete.  Their authentic menu of authentic New Orleans, Cajun, Southern, and Creole Cuisine is made from scratch and they are known for live music, cooking competitions, and catering services in addition to a great family style atmosphere inside the restaurant.
 
As a top rated speaker and author, Sheryl Nicholson, has earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation that is given to the top 5% in the industry. Clients include The CIA, Government agencies, and emerging businesses.  Considered People Productivity Expert who develops People Skills - often mistakenly called "soft skills" that she called instead POWER SKILLS. Podcaster on itunes and at www.GetaLifeBalanced.com  
Dianne Allen is the Founder of Visions Applied, a dynamic mentoring service for bright and talented individuals and families. Dianne’s 30 years working with gifted and talented people includes counseling, mentoring, consulting, writing and speaking. Her powerful corporate presentations are part of her many years of mentoring gifted adults in the workplace and the family. She has been featured on CBS and CNN as well as the Discovery Channel. She is the author of two books: How to Quit Anything in 5 Simple Steps and The Loneliness Cure: A Guide to Contentment.

Susan Mell is Regional Developer and multi-unit franchisee owner with The Entrepreneur's Source, a business and franchise coaching company. Her background includes 30 years of business ownership experience. Susan has her Masters in Social Work Administration and is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams of self-employment. She coaches, educates, and assists clients in their exploration of their options and was a nominee for the 2015 That Business Show Lifetime Entrepreneur Award!

 
Naresh Vissa is the Founder and CEO of Krish Media and Marketing as well as the Co-Founder and Publisher of Moneyball Economics and The Moneyball Trader. Naresh is also the author of the #1 bestselling books "FIFTY SHADES OF MARKETING: Whip Your Business Into Shape & Dominate Your Competition and PODCASTNOMICS: The Book of Podcasting... To Make You Millions. 

J.P. DuBuque currently serves as the Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s Interim President and CEO. He also performs the role of the organization’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, overseeing the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, facilities management, other administrative duties as well as the Investor Relations department.

Pat O'Neal is the Owner of Sally O'Neal's Pizza, a staple here in South Tampa. Known for its fresh and yet traditional take on pizza, Sally O'Neals is really a place for the community.
 
Tina Swain is the Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity. Tina is focused on building the financial systems and community relationships necessary to significantly grow the production and performance of HFHHC.  She maintains a passion for improving her community as well as contributing to the realization of strategic goals and growth of the organization’s culture.
Karla Hartley received a BFA in Theater Studies from Boston University in 1992. A native of Tampa, she has worked exclusively in the nonprofit sector for the last 25 years. She spent 15 of those years as the Producing and Educational Programming Manager at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. As a director, she has helped over 60 shows of varying sizes and styles, including more than a dozen world premieres. 
Elia Luti and Eva Kovacs are the President and Vice President of Real Helpful Solutions. Elia and Eva have come to the U.S to chase the American dream and through various opportunities they have found a way to achieve that. With the help from Larry Harbolt, they have invested in real estate and their priority is to help others.
 

Larry Harbolt is the nation's leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. He is one of only two real estate teachers whose works have ever been inducted into the Library of Congress.

Ron Klein was the recipient of the 2015 That Business Show Lifetime Entrepreneur Award and today works as a business consultant, speaker and mentor to others.  He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip Credit Card-Validity Checking System, developed the first Multiple Listing Service for Real Estate Professionals and developed the Bond Quotation and Trade Information Systems for the NYSE just to name a few.  Hear about his other inventions and accomplishments this Monday on the show!
David Etheridge is the CEO and Co-Founder of SavvyCard, a mobile engagement platform that creates customized web applications that make it easy for businesses to create connections, build relationships and drive transactions with their customers through their smart phone and web.  A lifelong entrepreneur, David's product has penetrated the Real Estate market with partnerships with the Miami Association of Realtors and Pinellas Realtor Association and he will be on air to tell listeners how this product works across many business industries!
 
Mark Puskarich is the Tampa Development Officer and Corporate Gifts Manager for Equality Florida Action. Mark is proud to be part of Equality Florida, raising support and awareness for the organization's important work throughout Florida. Mark's professional experience includes marketing and communication roles in higher education and corporate environments. A large part of his career was spent at Tech Data Corporation, where he led a team responsible for securing millions of dollars in marketing sponsorships year after year.
Lan Pratt brings more than 13 years of healthcare industry, business development, management, sales and marketing experience. After spearheading the construction and development of a multi-million dollar cancer center and acting as its Executive Director for 6+ years, Pratt pursued new business ventures which include a commercial retail development and a day spa.  Pratt is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of operations, project management, communications, business development, and marketing strategy.
Paul Guilbaud is an experienced executive specializing in the Global development of aesthetic technologies serving the dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine communities. Paul has led a career in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry as president and CEO of many companies. He has successfully built companies from start up to global leaders in their field.
 
Sharon Fekete has over 15 years experience managing, marketing, supervising, and GROWING successful medical practices from NY to FL. Her special style of results driven marketing and branding has her clients and staff looking at their practices in a whole new light. Sharon has a keen ability to work with people and teams helping to transform under-performing offices into uber-medical centers. She has orchestrated, implemented, & created new business models to drive revenue into practices.
Laurie Hayes is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Florida State Fair. The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4 – 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there are seemingly endless activities to discover and enjoy including rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping. 
Laura Westley is a West Point graduate (2001), former US Army Captain and Iraq War Veteran (2003).  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry, a minor in Nuclear Engineering and a MBA from Webster University (2004).  After completing her military service in 2006, Laura worked for nearly a decade specializing in clinical trial technology platforms.  Simultaneously, Laura created War Virgin – her platform dedicated to inspiring personal liberation and promoting equality. 
 
Brook Borup is the Owner of My Clone Solutions. My Clone Solution works with business owners that want/need to find time to grow their business with the help of an assistant. They help business owners learn to delegate and put systems in place for someone else to follow. In addition to the help of their new intern or virtual assistant they provide training classes every second Saturday to help business owners get ahead in their businesses with their Think Do Hands on Mastermind Group.
Rachel Revill is the Chief Solutions Officer at PerfecTiming Concierge, a lifestyle management and personal concierge service. They are convenient timesavers who reduce stress and increase individual productivity. By organizing the spaces you use the most to targeting tasks that drains your energy and time, they help their clients focus on what they love and enjoy. 
Chuck Prather is the Owner of the Birchwood. The Birchwood is a unique historical property offering superb dining, lounging, event and boutique lodging experiences. With impeccable views of neighboring Tampa Bay and the majestic Banyan Trees of North Straub Park, time spent at The Birchwood is sure to be special.
 
Joining the Historic Brichwood as Executive Chef, Jason Cline has known his calling was in hospitality since he was fourteen years old when he began washing dishes at a local Pinellas County restaurant. Sine then, he has honed his craft, studying under many of this nation's best chefs.
Aakash Patel is here to help business owners learn, connect, and grow in the community. Patel has a diverse work background in journalism, business development and public relations. In 2012, Patel started his firm, Elevate-Inc., a Florida-based strategic business consulting firm providing a public relations, community relations, target networking and social media.
Robert Hyde is the Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management at Grow Financial federal credit union. He took this job after completing his active military status in October 2015. Bob served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy for 22 years. Bob moved to Tampa after being stationed here and fell in love with the city right away, he then decided to make it his permanent home for his family. 
 
Clint Bertucci owned a home financing company for close to ten years until one day, he decided to change the direction of his life.  He abruptly left the corporate world to complete his college degree and study abroad.  Setting out to discover his true passion in life. During his travels he worked independently, marketing for various foreign restaurants, nightlife and travel companies, even working as a tour guide. He has returned to the U.S. and is using all of these experiences in addition to his passion for travel, planning & entertaining to plan the exciting adventures of travr.
Joey Ferrante is a Managing Member at Modular Document Solutions. Joey joined Modular in 2007 and has 12 years experience in sales development and operations in the office systems industry. MDS is the fastest growing office systems business in the south east. They have grown to service over 8,000 machines in the field comprised of over 5,000 custimers thoughout the State of Florida.  
Johanna "Xenobia" Krynytzky is the Owner of Hip Expressions. In 2000, she left her career in Chicago as a museum educator to explore her passion for dance. Working as a massage therapist, she began performing and teaching belly dancing here in Tampa Bay and she began building a community. Working with Karen Sun Ray, they founded Hip Expressions Belly Dance in 2004, reaching out to women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
 
Sheri Kendrick has been a full-time portrait photographer in the Tampa Bay area for 17 years. She opened her photography business, Enchanted Forest Photography, in 1999, which she later renamed Sheri Kendrick Photography. She founded Little Light Of Mine in the spring of 2014 and over the past two years, it has grown from one person’s passion to a 501(c)(3) ran by a dedicated Board of Directors, a core of amazing volunteers and several photographers who offer their time and talent to the mission.

Tanya Cielo, founder of Sky Strategic Marketing, helps business owners squash their competition and get their unfair share of business in the market.  She is a certified marketing facilitator with 18 years of marketing experience for media companies such as Clear Channel, Cox Radio, Beasley Broadcasting and AOL, resulting in revenue growth for her clients.  

Gary Teaney is a Consultant and Owner of Transformational Consulting for Business. Gary is able to help business owners reach their goals because he's learned the best operating practices of a wide range of businesses during his 30+ years managing and owning Radio Stations and Cable Channels.
 
Theresa (Wells) Turner is a CPA and Founder of Tax Happens.  Theresa believes "Honesty & Integrity is the Cornerstone of Business" and started Tax Happens to meet 4 distinct needs: 1.) Upfront pricing whenever possible, 2.) Clear deadlines for the completion of all work, 3.) Being personally available to all clients year round, 4.) Empowering clients to do as much or as little as they desire. Theresa is passionate about the success of her clients and is an integral part of their business.  Contact Theresa today for all your accounting needs!

Todd Whalen has more than 25 years' experience of almost every aspect of the construction industry. A jack of all trades, he got his start as a laborer for a shell contractor. It was not long before Todd branched out into other areas, gaining experience in all phases of heavy vertical, horizontal, and marine construction. From business development to field operations, Whalen's comprehensive understanding of every facet of the construction industry positions him as an invaluable asset to any size project.

Terry Blachek is a Partner and Owner of Orange Theory Fitness.  He has over 25 years’ experience in the management, operation, sales, marketing and development of club companies in the health and fitness business. He began his career as the Chief Operating Officer of The Fitness Company with 75 clubs in operation and based at the World Trade Center on the top two floors of the Marriott Hotel. Terry was also the Executive Vice President for Crunch Fitness in New York City doubling the company’s size during his tenure through startups and acquisitions.
 
Susan Poskus is a Certified Public Accountant with almost 30 years of international tax and accounting experience. Susan has worked with the Big Four and multiple Fortune 500 Companies traveling extensively throughout Europe, the Arab States, the Pacific Rim and Asia dealing with international tax issues. Susan's staff has more than 75 years of cumulative experience working exclusively in the international area advising US Citizens and foreign investors on international individual and corporate concerns.
Founded in 2010 by local business owners, Dave Varrieur and Tim Glisson, owners of Fantastic Floats, LLC, The Krewe of Rogues are a group of local entrepreneurs & business owners on the Pirates Pub Float. The Rogues started the French Revolution in Paris in 1789. They beheaded the King and seized control of the French Riviera as their beautiful new side home. That's how the story goes, anyways!
Karan Walia is the Founder & CEO of Zuloc – a Proximity-based Professional networking app that allows you to discover and engage with professionals on a real-time basis. The app is currently in its Beta stage hosted on the Google Play Store and has over 3000+ users. Zuloc is part of the accelerator program at the John Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, University of Tampa, where Karan is pursuing his MBA. 
 
Maura Sweeney may be from Tampa Bay but she's turning the pursuit of happiness into an emerging global business. The podcaster, international speaker and Huffington Post contributor known as the Ambassador of Happiness is featured frequently in U.S. and foreign media outlets. With expertise in Influence, Leadership and Creating Lifestyle Brands, Maura is a next generation thought leader helping clients pursue meaningful careers and influential lives with her "Living Happy - Inside Out" mantra.  

 


Elizabeth MacDonald is the Owner of The Verbal Edge. Elizabeth specializes in public speaking instruction as well as teaching positive, professional, clear and engaging communicating. Her company, The Verbal Edge, is located in Tampa Bay and in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she offers individual coaching and workshops.

Ted Frangos is the Managing Partner for S.E.P Consulting. S.E.P Consulting assists small and medium sized businesses with revenues between $3 Million and $19.9 Million in revenues with 3 critical areas of operations: Long, Medium and Short Term Strategic Planning; Development & Implementation of Operations Protocols for Achieving Strategic Goals; Ensuring individual productivity results for Management Team Members and Key Employees.
 

Nicholas Paras is the President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of their clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business.

Greg Sausaman is a true entrepreneur and is the Founder and COO of Topper's creamery, a soft serve ice cream franchise with locations across Central Florida. Topper's has several retail outlet options including free standing locations with drive thrus, full menu locations, and Topper's Creamery Express locations. The Topper's Creamery brand offers both franchise and licensing opportunities.


Formerly the president of The Flyer Magazine in Tampa, Rob Zarrilli now heads Zarrilli Training and Consulting. Rob has spoken to corporate audiences across the country and created The Leadership Institute – a nationally recognized university-style training program used at state, regional, national sales and leadership conferences. He is a corporate trainer, keynote speaker, consultant, and life coach. He is – as he calls it – an infotainer.
 

Kimberly Hall is the Chief Development Officer at Easter Seals. She leads a statewide development team focused on leveraging resources, building awareness and marketing theirr services to help support those receiving services or needing services from Easter Seals Florida. Successful in utilizing effective consultative sales skills while focusing on a donor-centric environment Kimberly’s team (in just the last 8 months) has increased overall giving by 20%. 

Pamela Robinson is a Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Family Law Attorney at her firm, The Law Offices of Pamela Robinson. Pamela is also the Founder and Director of The Aaron Keith Foundation Inc., the foundation provides support to parents, care-givers, and family members of people who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression. 

Jules Gibson is the Founder, President, Publisher, and Editor In Chief of Gravitas Magazing. Gravitas is a 100% Woman-Owned Business and is an integrated media platform for women combining their print magazines, various internet and social media mediums with live special events. Gravitas encourages you to challenge yourselves, learn more, and go after your dreams. 
 

Norie Berndt rolled her passion for travel and cooking into one incredible career. Inspired by the “vacation paradise of Florida” this Professional Chef, Culinary Business Owner, and Cooking School Instructor chose to open a business in the travel industry when she relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2009. Amongst numerous industry accreditations, Norie is a Certified Culinary Travel Expert and Travel Specialist for Cruise Planners/American Express. 

Nancy Lucas is the Co-Founder of AnAction Plan. AnActionPlan is a marketing tool for businesses/experts who can guide people in a step-by-step process through a life event. It was started in St. Pete Beach by George Everitt, who has written large semantics search platforms for the United Nations, World Back, Conde Naste, Brides Magazine, Coca Cola and many others. This site, that provides just-in-time help, was born out of a tender life story as a way to serve others in need.

Jonathan Clark is the Founder and a Consultant with Coriolis Consulting Group. Jonathan is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of transformational performance education in business today. For the past three decades, he has guided top executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in elevating their individual effectiveness for organizational success. His programs, executive coaching and consulting services consistently produce extraordinary results in the areas of career performance and leadership, while enhancing satisfaction and quality of life. 
 
 
Lisa Wilcox, Attorney and Founder of Wilcox Law, is committed to stopping bullies. Her first fight as the underdog came when the City of Tampa tried an eminent domain action against her business. She then conquered "Economy Class Syndrome," a near-fatal blood clot caused by a long flight. After graduating from Stetson Law, she became a legal entrepreneur by helping herself and other students curb their student loans. Finally, she took on the biggest fight of her life by taking down a subsidiary of Enron.
Patricia McGivern has been a certified hypnotist since 1998. As a university of South Florida graduate, she was in the corporate world for nearly 20 years before a personal tragedy propelled her on a spiritual quest. She eventually went into past life regression. Patricia helps her clients explore their souls through past life regression giving the individual awareness of who they were for a better understanding of who they are now.
Vimal Patel, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Practiced as a hospitalist from 2004-2015 with both small private groups and larger national groups in New York and Florida. As his interests expanded, he was drawn to the advantages of integrative medicine and began to spend more time counseling with patients. Currently, Dr. Patel is completing a certification to become a certified health coach. He is also a certified personal trainer. His vision is to treat the mind, body, and the spirit through the blending of natural methods and modern science.
 
Chitra Prasad Patel began her early career in marketing and then focused her efforts on a social entrepreneurial initiative of her own - using art sales to generate microlending opportunities for women in impoverished areas. She has practices meditation for the last 15 years and recently completed her master's certification on Usui Reiki. Chitra is currently training to become a certified life coach with a focus on wellness. Her guiding principle is extend compassion and positivity while being an active member of the community.                     
Nick Friedman is the President and Co founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk, and College Hunks Moving - The largest and fastest growing US Based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity in the nation. Nick started in college with his childhood best friend and now business partner in a beat up van, and has grown to have at least 50 franchise locations nationwide. He has been named one of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 by INC Magazine and was named one of the most influential CEO's under 30.

Sheryl Hunter is The Entrepreneur's Attorney. For 19 years, Sheryl has worked with hundreds of small businesses, from start-up to grown-up. Her firm, Hunter Business Law, is a boutique firm of 5 attorneys located in Tampa. Sheryl founded her firm in 2000 because of her passion for entrepreneurship. She loves to help people pursue their dreams and bring their ideas to the marketplace. Her personal experiences starting and growing businesses enables her to understand the challenges facing her clients and the broader impact of legal decisions and documents.
 

Dr. Khalilah Weston is a graduate of Howard University Medical Center. She trained in neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she served as chief resident, then completed a fellowship in pain management at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Weston joined the department of Neurology at NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, IL where she specialized in treating headache, mechanical and neuropathic pain. 

Dr. Patrick Weston, MD is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.  He trained in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and cardiovascular disease at Boston University.  Dr. Weston was on the Clinical Faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and later completed his MBA at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.  In 2014, he and his wife Khalilah Weston relocated to St. Petersburg to open Aria Health + Wellness Institute.  

Jenn Greacen is a serial entrepreneur and branding expert who has launched several successful, multi-million dollar companies, while being a wife and mother of four. Jenn is the founder and executive director for Clear Labs, an "un-agency" concept that is a fully transparent marketing solution and consulting hybrid between the agency who holds you hostage and the freelancer you don’t have time to manage. 
 

Nancy Walker founded Tampa-based Walker Brands in 1992. Today the company is an award-winning firm that helps clients bring their brands to life across all communications touch points, including their physical and online environments. Walker “connects people to places” by creating distinctive brand strategies that inspire memorable brand experiences to attract more customers, build loyalty and drive revenue.

April Saland, along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you're a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best. 

Michelle Chamo is the Owner of Fix My Sliding Doors. Over the years, her company has achieved a good standing in the business community by creating a track record of treating customers like family. They are accredited members of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Services they offer include: roller repair & installation, track repair & installation, sliding glass door adjustments, double-bolt security locks, and much more!
 
                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
Ryan Riley is the Vice President and a Commercial Banker with Synovus Bank. Synovus is and has always been a place where business is personal.  They have the strength of a major financial institution while maintaining the personal relationships you'd expect from your bank around the corner. From every day banking to corporate services, Synovus is the bank of here.  
 
 
 
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