Guest Network 2017
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Milind Bharvirkar is the founder and CEO of Priatek, a social media and gamification administration platform which converts ads into prize promotions. Priatek has developed patent pending technology to run prize promotions for advertisers through kiosks and mobile devices through its UGot2Play brand. It’s a win for consumers, advertisers and retail venues. Consumers select their favorite products they want to win as a prize. They play a game and have the chance to win the prize for free. Consumers may also win a 10% to 90% discount off that prize they select. The user experience builds a relationship between consumers, advertisers and retail venues.

 
 
 

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.

Kathleen Pravlik is the Director of Advancement at The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women. Kathleen is responsible for the nonprofit agency's multi-faceted advancement efforts on a local and regional level for the unique organization of six profits in one. Her primary responsibilities are community outreach, communications and the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors, corporations, foundations, government agencies and friends of The Centre for Women. 
 

Deano Kastis is the Founder of Naked Fit Foods. Naked Fit Foods is the largest healthy meal delivery company in the Tampa/St. Pete Metro and is a subsidiary of the Acropolis Restaurant Group, Tampa Bay's award winning restaurant chain! They offer four different healthy weight inspired meal plans, and are passionate about using high quality locally sourced ingredients, and outstanding customer service.

Dr. Ahmed is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida. He runs an independent neuropsychiatry clinic in South Tampa where he treats primary patients with dementia and brain injuries.  He earned his medical degree from Xavier University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital in psychiatry. He then joined Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he completed a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology.

With over twenty years of experience in the fashion industry Fashion Expert Michelle Bremer of Runway Translator provides trusted expertise as a wardrobe consultant, retail advisor, and group speaker to personal and commercial clients alike.  Michelle believes that fashion is both an art and a science, and she knows the formula to create eye-pleasing ensembles…  “It’s all about the details”.  Whether she is working one-on-one in the closet of a personal client, or acting as Creative Director for a retail partner’s e-commerce launch, or speaking to an audience about the trends and what’s appropriate to wear to work, Michelle delivers meticulous, results-driven service and award-winning leadership to ensure success for her clients. 

 

Devony and her business partner, Dede Floyd, are the creators of Inspired Women's Magazine. Devony Scott has a background in the retail industry with over 20 years of experience and is passionate about creating beautiful experiences that make the simplest things special. With over 15 years in every aspect of operating community magazine, Dede Floyd loves to go the extra mile helping customers reach their advertising goals and marketing needs. When these two women, (friends, moms, entrepreneurs) we encountering a new beginning they were inspired by so many women's stories. Stories that needed to be told and shared, thus creating Inspired Women's Magazine! 

Bill is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on insurance defense litigation, with an emphasis on vehicular accidents, premises liability & product liability. Bill also provides legal advice for business owners and litigates disputes between businesses. Bill has tried many cases involving wrongful death, brain injury and other catastrophic accidents to verdict in both Florida and Alabama. Bill’s practice includes the entire Florida peninsula from the Panhandle area all the way down to Key West.

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.

 

Cory Ellison joined EWI Construction at its inception in 2007. Ellison manages the firm’s daily operations, driving the planning and progression of EWI’s myriad projects to successful completion. Ellison is also responsible for the firm’s pre-construction processes, including budget development and management, estimating, and permitting. In overseeing EWI’s operations and pre-preconstruction processes, Ellison is committed to building quality products through robust client relationships. 

Luz Rivas became a medical aesthetician in 2010 with a goal to provide the best treatment for each skin type using the best technology and the most sophisticated products. Luz has experience working with doctors in the med/spa industry and is constantly researching new ways to bring clients the best knowledge about anti-aging treatments.

Jonah Berger is a Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on.Berger is the bestselling author of multiple books including Contagious: Why Things Catch On (hundreds of thousands of copies are in print in over 30 languages) and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Berger is a popular speaker at major conferences and events and often consults for companies like Apple, Google, GE, CocaCola, Vanguard, 3M, Kaiser Permanente, Unilever, and The Gates Foundation.

 

Hanisha Patel serves as Vice President/Market Leader of the South Tampa Office of Pilot Bank, a Tampa Bay Area community bank that specializes in delivering personalized financial business services. Hanisha is passionate about exceeding the expectations of her clients, recognizing that her clients have huge demands on their time. She and her team, through attention to detail and a can-do attitude, work diligently to become an indispensable asset to those clients. 

Julie Ziglar Norman is the youngest daughter of world renowned motivational and inspirational author and speaker Zig Ziglar and his wife, Jean. Julie shared the Get Motivated platform with her legendary father for several years, appearing to over a million individuals, before becoming the dynamic, disarming, and refreshingly transparent speaker and author she is in her own right. She is as comfortable speaking to a group of twenty-five or a venue of twenty-five thousand. Her unique experience of being raised by “the motivators’ motivator” has given her a perspective on life that keeps audiences laughing, crying, and taking notes.

Wesley Joyner is the Vice President/Commercial & SBA Lender for Pilot Bank. Wesley has 27 years of banking experience, serving in all positions of the bank. Most recently Wesley was an Area Sales Manager for C1 Bank and now serves as Commercial/SBA Lender for Pilot Bank. Wesley is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking at UF and Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Wesley is active in the Florida Cattle Industry, the Florida FFA Association, a Past President of Rotary and an avid Florida Gator. 

 

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.

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.
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 proven multi-industry and multi-system senior IT professional, Judd Trayling, PMP, CSDP, CSM, is skilled at identifying and solving problems through process and software solutions.  Having worked with clients in banking/finance, healthcare, retail, automotive, marketing, technology, government, energy, and manufacturing industries, he is able to leverage his diverse expertise to companies of all sizes, from start-up to Fortune 1000.  As an entrepreneur, Mr. Trayling founded several companies and was a Partner at a leading IT risk and advisory firm for five years.  He founded Roghnu in 2014 as an IT Advisory company driven to deliver cloud based solutions for small and middle market customers.

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.

Yvonne Ulmer (President and CEO): Yvonne is a graduate of the University of South Florida who also holds a masters degree from Georgia State. She is the former Provost/CEO of St. Petersburg College’s Downtown campus and Midtown campus. Beyond her 26-year successful tenure at St. Petersburg College and running an executive coaching business, she has built a legacy of community involvement through Leadership St. Pete and the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College. Yvonne is no stranger to YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism.

 

Angela DiLeone is the owner of VIP Beauty Mobile Salon has been an a Beauty Industry Specialist for over 28 years. Angela had a natural love for beauty and all it had to offer. She opened her Mobile salon here in Tampa, catering to her private mobile clients and also helping brides achieve their dream look on the weekends.

Dr. Nancy H. Wall, Tampa Bay’s ONLY Certified Matchmaker and Relationship Coach, is President and Founder of Tampa Bay MatchMakers, LLC.   She is passionate about helping singles connect. Through her successfully targeted relationship advice and introductions, numerous life-long partnerships and marriages have resulted.  
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 been featured on Sky Radio, Entrepreneur, Tampa Tribune, Maddux Business Report, Tampa Bay Times, New York Times, monster.com and hr.com.  Neil Cavuto called her “the expert” on Fox Business News and Fortune named her an American Innovator. She is a member of several global and local organizations.
 

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. 

As a Co-Founder and Principal of PGV, Chris leads their national team of professionals as well as directs their North East and South East market segment. Chris has expertise working with business owners and corporate executives in identifying business challenges and leading the development and implementation of cross functional finance and operational solutions that deliver measurable value.

Brooke Evans is the Owner of CFO Alliance. The CFO Alliance is a financial consulting firm with a mission to deliver world-class financial expertise to businesses. Specialties: business strategy, tax planning, process improvement, financial planning & analysis, forecasting, key performance metrics, cash flow management, financial reporting, SEC compliance, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

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.

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.

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".

 

In July of 2012, Mike acquired a majority interest in Thaxton Barclay Group and took over as President. As President, Mike has expanded the operations through new product implementation, various association engagements and additional sales associates. The firm’s growth continues to be ahead of most industry metrics.Today, Shea Barclay Group, formerly Thaxton Barclay Group, maintains 1,200+ clients in over 40 states.  


Matt DiMaio is a published author, personal development trainer, and noted humorist.  Using the simple and fun techniques he teaches, you too can learn anything faster and easier than you ever thought possible. For more than 4 decades he's been helping business people, students, and parents by giving them new skills that traditional education has largely ignored.  His books “How To Remember People’s Names” and “Forgetful No More” are available on Amazon and his newest book “Building Brilliant Kids” will be available soon. He is the Founder of "The Maestro Method".
Roshni is a 38 year old former television news executive and most recently was the Executive Producer of the Emmy award winning and number one rated morning news show in Tampa Bay, Fox 13. She left television because she felt a change in philosophy and priorities when it came to media. It was time for her to pursue other passions such as community service, writing and video storytelling. She is currently VP of Communications for the Indo-US Chamber and a story-architect for Mad Bear Productions.
 

Prior to opening Bavaro’s founder, Dan Bavaro, traveled to Italy to learn firsthand the art of Neapolitan pizza making from 3rd generation Neapolitan family bakers. Bavaro’s menu is focused around a stunning imported wood-fired brick oven hand crafted and brought over from Naples. From every seat in the restaurant you can hear the crackling of the logs and watch the flames flicker with blazing heat encompassing every handcrafted pizza. Featuring Neapolitan pizza, homemade pasta, antipasti, and classic homemade desserts Bavaro’s has become a well-loved authentic culinary experience famous throughout the Southeast.

Becca has a gift for breaking down barriers and stretching comfort zones, an expert on sexual assault awareness and prevention and sexual empowerment and Becca has been nationally recognized for her achievements in sexual assault education and prevention. In 2010 Becca and her best friend Kelly founded the non-profit organization One Student, because of their core belief that one sexual assault is too many and one student can make a difference. Becca has been featured on Dateline Marie Claire, NBC, CNN, Cosmopolitan, The Fox Morning Show, ABC, CBS and NPR.
Katie Blaxberg is a successful realtor at Gulfport Realty. She is a community leader who has chaired numerous charity events and is very active in the greater Tampa Bay. Katie serves in a leadership role at Saint Paul's School. She is currently the Vice President of Development and the Vice President of the Sisterhood at Temple B'nai Israel and is cochair of the Warriors Rising event featuring NYT Best Seller Glennon Doyle Melton. 
 

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. 

Yvonne Fry owns Lines of Communications, a full service telecommunications management and auditing company which serves clients in the government and private sectors. Yvonne is also CEO of Fry Entertainment Inc., which holds several companies including Fryed Egg Productions, a branding, marketing, film and event management company.  Founder and producer of NRG, Next Radical Generation, a youth performance group singing positive pop, Yvonne manages talent and produces a variety of projects including music videos, commercials, PSAs, television series and stage shows.

After 4 years of dedicated service to the United Food Bank, Christine was named the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce President on August 15, 2016. She is excited to serve her community in this new capacity. She brings with her a proven track record for running organizations in competitive industries and improving business performance and service delivery to the public. Responsible, committed, flexible and a multi-tasker, Christine is able to adapt to almost any situation. She currently serves on Plant City High School's PTA Board as the Awards Chair, is a member the American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) Plant City Chapter and Plant City Daybreak Rotary where she will serve as President in 2017-2018.

 

In June 1984, Steve Weintraub founded Gold & Diamond Source, and his wife Julie joined him in 2004.  Steve acts as president of the company, still hand selecting every diamond in their vast inventory. Julie is Vice President and helps manage marketing, PR, customer and community relations in addition to running their charity Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay. Four of their five children – Steven Jr., Troy, Chris and Adam – have joined the team, as well as, Steve’s sister Patty.  Gold & Diamond Source is truly a family operation. 

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.

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. 

 
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