Kent McLaughlin has more than 30 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, distribution, financial planning, life insurance, sales, direct sales, marketing and public speaking. He is a serial entrepreneur having started and operated multiple businesses – his first at eighteen years old.
Scott is an entrepreneurial and dynamic sales, commercial real estate, and site selection professional with 20 years of experience successfully executing complex purchase, sale, and lease transactions, implementing and managing real estate business units, and large-scale foreign and domestic site selection assignments. He has had direct and integral involvement in transactions with a total capitalized value of over $1 billion. Scott’s diverse experience is across a variety of commercial real estate and site selection assignments and property types, including: office, retail, multi-family, industrial, mixed-use and large-scale land development.
Marlina Jackson, is a seasoned executive leader, with more than 24 years of collective corporate and entrepreneur business experience in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to national sales, wellness, biotech, financial services, and private label manufacturing.
Marlina has a proven track record of success in accelerating and turning around business results across categories, sectors, and geographies. An energetic and dynamic leader known for creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, she is consistently recognized for her ability to guide organizations through brand-building excellence, agility, and rapidly evolving market conditions.
Joanna Zona has more than 45 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, corporate training, managerial, sales, banking, retail, educational, direct sales and small business ownership.
Joanna possesses a diverse background of traditional business, secondary and adult education, coupled with more than 15 years in direct sales, corporate training, and indirect sales. In addition, she has more than 30 years of small business experience in the form of retail flower sales. She owned and operated 3-5 locations simultaneously with annual sales exceeding $600,000 (US).
Fernando Laguda has more than 28 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, medical supplies, publishing, direct and retail sales, corporate training, radio promotions, large event management, copywriting, digital marketing and mixed martial arts promotion. He is a serial entrepreneur having built and successfully ran multiple businesses impacting domestic and international markets.
Jack Bybee has over 33 years of collective business experience with extensive executive leadership in marketing and sales in various industries. He has outstanding interpersonal skills that lead to high productivity and impressive numbers and has held multiple executive positions and has founded several businesses.
Jack’s skills include corporate turnaround, project leadership, proposal development, and recruiting and screening of potential clients, investors, and sales personnel, with impressive abilities for raising large amounts of capital from investors and businesses for funding and acquisitions.
Grant Bybee has more than 50 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, drafting, construction, construction management, farming operations, public speaking and software coding. He is a serial entrepreneur having started and operated multiple businesses.
Grant’s first entrepreneurial business was a floor covering business, which he launched while still in college. In addition, he has co-owned a farming enterprise that farmed various crops on more than 13,000 acres in California’s Central Valley and developed more than 1,000 acres of pistachio trees.
Jimmie Abston has more than 45 years of collective domestic and international business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to the entertainment, media, marketing, video production and television industries. He is a serial entrepreneur by nature, having founded or co-founded multiple companies. MORE…
Jimmie had a long career in the entertainment industry. He began as a song writer and producer for major musical groups that were on Billboard charts and performed nationally. In time, he became a television producer and director.
David Hairabedian has more than 30 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, import and export, PPE, business consulting, medical sales and public speaking. He is an author, of 12 books, a serial entrepreneur and has co-founded two non-profits to serve the world.
David is referred to by many as a CCO (Chief Connecting Officer), connecting people to people and transforming problems into solutions. It is his advanced relationship-building skills that have led to tremendous success in business.
Brig Gen. Tim White, USAF, Ret.
Brigadier General D. Tim White, USAF, retired, has decades of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, the government and private sector, non-profit, academia, military leadership – communication, recruiting and public affairs – and broadcasting. His broadcast pedigree includes being an anchor and interviewer for Fox Morning News, an executive producer of film and television, USIA Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State, the host of NightWatch and the host and producer of PBS’ Technopolitics.
Lee Baker has more than 40 years of collective sales and marketing experience, including business-to-business sales, church ministerial support, direct product sales for major companies and technical expertise gained in the HVAC industry. He has received multiple awards, including but not limited to top direct sales awards in the central United States region and top leader board business-to-business awards year after year.
Alan Alpert has more than 40 years of business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to, consulting, wholesale operations, salesforce training, PPE, telecommunications and retail. His clients have included Standard Oil, Allstate, Arthur Anderson, Legal Shield, Avon and Advocare. Alan is a serial entrepreneur having launched and operated multiple companies.
Alan began his career as an executive recruiter for Fortune 500 companies, such as Standard Oil, Allstate, and Arthur Anderson. After listening to C-Suite concerns over dependable, crisis-proof global supply chains, he relocated his growing family from Chicago to Atlanta, where he launched a wholesale operation supplying electronics, housewares, apparel, and technology to corporate and retail clients from more than 25 regional distributorships.