Founder of LendSpark
Todd is a past owner of several businesses, Todd Stichler, MBA understands well the opportunities and challenges owners and management teams face. He’s acted as the chief financial officer of several corporations, including one with 350 employees and 7 offices. Todd has not only financed businesses in a wide variety of industries, he’s managed complex mergers and acquisitions. He’s stewarded the financing of start-ups, growing, and mature businesses, and understands companies in transition. Todd relishes meeting hard-working, creative business owners with a vision. Organizing financing for even the most complex situations sparks his work life. He’s most rewarded when he hears that one of his clients is not only surviving but thriving.
Author, of What Stop Leaders from Good to Great
Bin Yang is the Founder and Managing Director, focusing on the leadership efficiency, top team performance and long-term social and economic value.
Although talented in Business and Law, Bin Yang first went to medical school instead due to her parents and had the nickname “X-Ray” at clinics. Later, she realized that was her blessing. She first invented the 6Q Approach at clinics to help her patients find the “missing software” to meet challenges and stay healthy. Many recovered quickly, including the same day, with minimum re-occurrence.
Founder, Ellemeyer Connect
Bill was a pioneer in the executive career transition management/outplacement field and created models for service delivery and relationship management that still serve as the gold standards. What can never be duplicated is the immense scale and quality of Bill’s professional network. Bill is considered to be one of Southern California’s most connected executives. Simply stated, he helps senior executives connect with the right people, in the right way, at the right time. Anyone can amass hundreds of contacts. Bill has spent his illustrious career building and managing precious relationships with hundreds of senior leaders and influential movers and shakers who freely pledge their allegiance to Bill, and the eclectic mix of senior execs who rely on him as a trusted advisor, career strategist, and referral source.
Jeff Allen CEO
Voice Of Your Brand
Jeff is a specialist in broadcast and creative communication. He is responsible for managing the creation of engaging, newsworthy content for our clients, and guiding the production process for all of our video magazines. Jeff brings a rich background of experience as an on-air host, news director, emcee, program director, executive producer, and voice-over talent. Over his 23-year career, he steered the programming and managed the operations of a number of market-leading radio stations in western Arizona, including KLUK, KFLG, KNKK, KAAA, KZZZ, and KSTR. Jeff also worked as the on-air personality in Southern California on KOLA 99.9, before going on to produce the nationally-aired financial talk show, “Market Wrap.” Jeff continues to operate his own professional voiceover and narration business with an expanding book of clients all over the world. A graduate with a BA in Communications/Advertising from Cal State Fullerton, Jeff resides in Riverside with his wife Justi and son Westin.
Allen C. Buchana
Lee & Associates
Allen is a commercial real estate broker, author, and speaker. Allen joined Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. – Orange in 1984 after five years in the consumer goods business with Procter and Gamble Distributing Company and the E and J Gallo Winery. Allen has spent his real estate career in the industrial arena in Southern California, specifically Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. Allen provides location advice to owners and occupants of the industrial real estate. Allen became a shareholder in Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. – Orange office in 1988. Allen is continually recognized as a Top Five Producer of the Orange office.
David B. Oates, APR
President, Stalwart Communications
David Oates is a 20-year marketing and public relations veteran who holds extensive experience in developing as well as executing successful and measurable programs for a wide range of agency, corporate and government organizations.
Prior to founding Stalwart Communications in 2006, David was Marketing Director for Financial Profiles, a 35-year old financial planning software company based in Carlsbad, Calif., where he directed all marketing-related strategies and programs, including lead generation, partner/reseller, customer/sales support, brand enhancement, public relations, competitive analysis and market strategy/situation analysis programs. He also draws great strength from his days as a U.S. Navy combat and public affairs officer, where he honed his skills in leadership and corporate communications in various forward deployed operations, including Haiti, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
Gary is a nationally recognized M&A business consultant providing advisory services to middle market privately held companies. Gary and his team advises clients on exit planning strategies, strategic business planning, preparing companies for sale to achieve the highest valuations, or raise capital, leading the negotiating team throughout the transaction and integration processes.
Gary has advised a variety of clients from the lower middle market to upper middle market, Fortune 500 companies on the sell-side, buy-side, and capital formation. Throughout his career, he has served clients including IBM, Bank of America, Meredith Corporation, Toyota, GM, Marriott Hotels, Chicago Tribune, Sprint, AT&T and United Healthcare among others.
Graduated from Alfred University in 1982 with a B.S. in Accounting. Passed CPA Exam in 1986. Worked in the Banking Industry in International Capital Markets (6 Years), and managed a centralized Accounts Payable operation (2 Years). Moved to small business working in a Controller capacity for several companies over a 3 year period.
Started a consulting business in 1993 which evolved into The Part-Time CFO, Inc. in 2004.
Traditional clients range from start-up companies to small companies reaching a level of growth where the lack of administrative support is preventing growth to the next level.
Specialties: Part-Time CFO Services, Accounting System Installation, Incorporation Services, Tax Preparation, Audit Representation, Business Planning, Business Coaching
Founder & CEO at Tec-Refresh, Inc.
Highly motivated, entrepreneur, and self-starter with sales experience in high impact positions with bottom-line accountability. Strengths include leadership, selling skills, market, and technical awareness.
Developed and executed multi-channel sales strategies and have exceeded sales quota during periods of corporate transformation and economic uncertainty with consistent superior results.
Ability to work closely with multi-cultural teams, managing employees, business partners, and customers to work toward stated goals and objectives.
Specialties: Leadership, Coaching, Channels, Go-to-Market Strategy, Business Development, Product Marketing, Product Management, Unified Communications, Networking, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Storage Specialist, Vertical Markets
Founder of The Next Move LLC
Ritu Chander is the Founder of The Next Move LLC in Chicago, a leading company in decision-making consulting in the United States, using Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) as the analytical framework. Ritu is passionate about the simplicity of the MPA framework and the transformative results that occur as her clients break through the roadblocks of their ingrained thought processes. Ritu’s clients are entrepreneurs, physicians, corporations and attorneys for jury selection. As a leading expert in MPA, she is an engaging speaker and trainer and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to participate in maximizing the potential of her clients.
Venture Resources, LLC
About the Author: Tom offers extensive business planning, manufacturing costs, operations and marketing/sales operations financial experience. Tom has demonstrated solid and seasoned proficiency in financial Tom Stamatis is a seasoned financial and business planning professional seeking to partner to help manage new companies and business opportunities. He has worked with both publicly traded and private companies, has over 30 years of financial planning and financial management experience in a variety of consumer products, manufacturing, environmental technology and information technology firms. analysis, operations planning, cost-benefit analyses, feasibility studies, merger and acquisitions analysis, business operations strategy and business modeling.
Tina K. Gehres, Esq
President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C.,
About the Author: Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, including numerous awards and honors from the American Bar Association, Ms. Gehres has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients throughout Southern California.