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Allison Sitch, Julie Rollend and Erwin Schinneral of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jim Silverman with Vienna Beef Ltd., Jeff Sheehan of Sheehan Marketing


Erwin Schinneral, Jeff Sheehan, Jim Silverman, Julie Rollend, Allison Sitch


Allison Sitch / Vice President, Global Public Relations

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_29_14 Allison SitchAllison oversees the reputation, messaging, media relations and strategic positioning of one of the world’s most iconic and powerful brands. Guiding her team through a period of unprecedented growth and evolution.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is branching out on all fronts, with expansion across Asia and the Middle East, changing aesthetics of hotel design and dynamic initiatives in the realms of social media and communication trends. Entrusted with continuing to grow the elevated status of one of the most recognizable names in luxury today, English born Allison has spent 14 years with The Ritz- Carlton, with time spent based in Dubai, Hong Kong and now at the company headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.

She has driven the brands presence across the social space which includes: Facebook at both brand and hotel level, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, YouKu (China), Sina-Weibo (China), Tumblr and Instagram. Allison was previously the regional director of public relations, Middle East for The Ritz-Carlton.

With more than a decade on the ground and a deep knowledge and understanding of geographical and cultural sensitivities, she played a key part in the emergence of The Ritz-Carlton brand as a front-runner in those territories. Allison brings first-hand knowledge of positioning strategies, key message composition, consumer engagement techniques and the global affluent consumer when representing The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in new markets and countries in which there are 30 new hotels slated to open.     Linkedin     Twitter     Twitter     Facebook


Julie Rollend, Atlanta Area Communicaitons

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_29_14 Julie Rollend     Twitter     Facebook

Erwin Schinneral, General Manager Buckhead

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_29_14 Erwin Schinneral     Linkedin


Jim Silverman/Vienna Beef Ltd.

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_29_14 Jim Silverman (2)Jim Silverman, born and raised in Philadelphia has now lived in Cobb and Cherokee counties since 1988 and is proud to be a resident of the Atlanta area. He took a voluntary transfer to the Metro area when he was working with the franchise expansion of the Bain’s Deli chain.


Jim has been in the food business for 35 years and currently resides in Canton with his wife Brenda and their dogs Katie Jo and Jessie.

Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook

Show Co-
Host: Jeff Sheehan/Sheehan Marketing Strategies

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_29_14 Jeff Sheehan
Jeff is a marketing consultant and job search mentor, as well as the volunteer director of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Career Ministry in Atlanta.

Jeff ranks in the top 1% of people on LinkedIn & over 260,000 followers on Twitter.


He has been recognized as the #1 Marketer In The World To Follow On Twitter  #2 in Social Media and #1 in Sales. Ranked number 6,481 out of 554,000,000 users on Twitter, Jeff is ranked number 23rd in Atlanta right after The Weather Channel, ahead of both Diet Coke and the music group Collective South. He co-authored the book: “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era.”   Linkedin   Twitter   Facebook


Frank Green / Windham Pridgen with ExecuSource, Layli Eskandari with LE Immigration, Randall Kessler with KS Family Law, Amber Saunders with FailCon-Atlanta, John Melonakos with Arrayfire, Michael Crandal with Crandal Hospitality

Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Frank Green 

Frank Green/ExecuSource

Results driven professional with a broad and diverse background in the recruiting industry. Experience from sales, recruiting, managing major accounts, client development/management. Adept at attracting, developing and retaining internal staff. Committed to building long lasting relationships with candidates, clients and internal partners. Specializing in Direct Hire and Contract placement of Accounting & Finance, IT, Human Resources and Healthcare Technology Professionals Industries: Manufacturing, Private Equity Firms, Investment Firms, Technology, Real Estate, Biotech/Life Sciences, Healthcare, Professional Services (Consulting, CPA and Law Firms). Consultative approach in working with clients in order to assess areas of improvement and make recommendations. Specialties: Management, Presentations, Negotiations, Placement, Operations, Strategy.

ExecuSource has been a recruiting and staffing leader in Atlanta for over 15 years. Developed to set a new standard in search, career placement and flexible staffing, we deliver coordinated recruiting solutions with unparalleled service, a commitment to success and a passion for innovation, creativity and continuous improvement. Our niche brands provide direct hire, executive search, temporary staffing, contract consulting and temp/contract-to-hire solutions to emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across market sectors. Specialties: Direct hire and upper level contract placement of accounting, finance, IT, HR, HIT and sales professionals.     Linkedin     Twitter


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Windham Pridgen

Windham Pridgen/ExecuSource

Among Windham’s previous positions includes On Site Client Relationship Manager at Coca-Cola Refreshments MDI Group. Coca-Cola Refreshments is the sales and operational elements of The Coca-Cola Company’s North American businesses.

Currently the Managing Director of IT at ExecuSource, a professional IT consulting and staffing services firm. With a commitment to pursuing quality resources that will help our clients achieve their goals and objectives, ExecuSource proves it every day putting client needs first. We believe that business is earned. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person in an effort to earn your business. We want to gain a thorough understanding of your company and its hiring needs – for both the short term as well as strategically for the future. Stop searching…Come to the Source.     Linkedin     Twitter


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Layli Eskandari

Layli Eskandari/
LE Immigration

Layli Eskandari Deal is a founding partner of the Atlanta law firm Levine & Eskandari, LLC. Ms. Eskandari Deal focuses her practice exclusively on the area of immigration and nationality law. She advises companies on global immigration issues and general immigration policies, provides representation regarding employment visas and permanent residency for professionals, assists in uniting families through family-based visa and permanent residency processes, and represents individuals in general citizenship matters. Ms. Eskandari Deal is the past chair of the Georgia-Alabama Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been named to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.     Linkedin     Facebook


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Randy Kessler

Randall Kessler/
KS Family Law

Randall M. Kessler is the founding partner of Kessler & Solomiany, which was founded in 1991 and known as KS Family Law. Considered one of the most respected domestic relations firms in the country, it is known for representing high-profile clients, particularly athletes, celebrities, and entertainers. Some of Kessler’s many accomplishments include having served as Chair of the Family Law Section, American Bar Association (2011-12), Chair of the Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia Bar (2011-12) and Chair of the Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association (1996-97).

In his role as a professor of domestic relations, Kessler teaches at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta and was an instructor of trial techniques at Emory Law School and also a guest lecturer at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. As a Continuing Legal Education presenter, he has presented at 500+ legal education programs across the U.S. and internationally.

Kessler has also authored and edited the Georgia Library of Family Law Forms and the Family Law Review, the official magazine of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section. He frequently appears in the national media as a legal expert on the topic of divorce commenting on high-profile divorces, including Anderson Cooper360, The Today Show, Nancy Grace, ESPN and CNN. Kessler has been quoted in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People magazine, The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He is repeatedly honored as a Top 100 lawyer in Georgia in Atlanta magazine and by Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers.    Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Amber Saunders

Amber Saunders/

Amber Saunders is the Executive Producer of FailCon Atlanta. She is an attorney and entrepreneur whose passion is to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to successfully start, fund, and scale their businesses. The goal of FailCon Atlanta is to begin a cultural shift that allows entrepreneurs to embrace their failure as a learning opportunity that can propel them toward success.     Twitter     Facebook


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 John Melonakos

John Melonakos/Arrayfire

John Melonakos is CEO & Co-founder of ArrayFire in Atlanta. He started ArrayFire while a PhD student at Georgia Tech in 2007. ArrayFire makes software to help scientists, engineers, and financial analysts run their code faster. Clients include Google, Lockheed Martin, Exxon, Adobe, Stanford, 454 Life Sciences, Bank of America, and thousands of other technical institutions. In addition to ArrayFire, John has new startups underway aimed at providing computing and visualization software and hardware solutions.

John blogs daily at John has a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and has published many papers in the areas of medical image processing, computer vision, and accelerated computing.     Linkedin     Twitter 


Buckhead Business RadioX 04_22_14 Michael Crandal

Michael Crandal/
Crandal Hospitality

25+ years of successfully building and maintaining exemplarily management teams by identifying talent, mentoring — and monitoring accountability for terrific results with a style of leadership based upon positive support and empowerment, rather than fear or micro-management. A compelling speaking style before large audiences. Ability to communicate, lead, and gain confidence from reporting at regular Board of Director meetings, annual shareholders / membership meetings, presenting staff training / leadership / business ethics seminars – to offering the keynote address at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management MBA Conference.

Engaging, upbeat and sincere personality in interacting on a personal level throughout every day with every person encountered, while consistently bringing sound business savvy & financial acumen to the table. Expertise in creating, presenting, gaining ultimate approval — and then monitoring unwavering adherence to both Operating and Capital budgets. An experienced strategic planner who has developed and successfully implemented meaningful 5+ year Capital Reserve Plans and ongoing Cash Management Programs.

BY THE WAY: Just in case you were wondering, the letters after Michael Crandal, CNG stand for: Certified Nice Guy. Self-certified, by the way. But, a nice guy nonetheless. He and his wife, Kim, have recently moved to the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA.

I PRESENT CUSTOM DESIGNED LEADERSHIP / ETHICS / MOTIVATIONAL WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND KEYNOTE SPEECHES. I’ve proudly completed my book, LIFE’S 10-POINT MUST SYSTEM (available NOW on — I continue to author management / leadership magazine articles — accept speaking engagements, and present custom designed Leadership / Ethics workshops to clients around the country. My wife has recently accepted the position of Town Club Manager with the Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta, GA and we have moved from our home in Palm Desert, CA.

I now consider meaningful relationships (Atlanta based) where my proven Executive Committee level leadership expertise is best utilized. I EFFECTIVELY ENHANCE MANAGEMENT TEAM PRODUCTIVITY & ENTHUSIASM THAT PROVES CONTAGIOUS THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION RIGHT DOWN TO THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER OF SERVICES.     Linkedin


​Kate Chura / Pete Canalichio with Southeastern Horticultural Society, Mary Blackmon w/FarmStarLiving, AnnMarie Laramee / Denise Detamore with​


Denise Detamore, AnnMarie Laramee, Mary Blackmon, Pete Canalichio and Kate Chura


​Kate Chura and Pete Canalichio/Southeastern Horticultural Society

The Southeastern Horticultural Society (SHS) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, art and enjoyment of horticulture throughout the Southeastern United States. SHS provides year-round educational programs, event and access to plant resources through the following key areas: The Southeastern Flower Show: Presenting the annual premier gardening and horticultural event in the Southeast that promotes conservation and awareness of the natural environment through education, horticultural excellence and artistic expression. Educational forums, lectures and programs: Offering a series of educational activities that span the vast spectrum of plant and horticulture information and appeal to individuals and groups at all ages and levels or interest. Engaging in outreach to bring horticulture expertise to the southeast: Working with schools, educational organizations, institutions and organizations to create science and horticulture curriculum and educational programs Designing and leading horticulture training programs. Design and implement youth mentoring programs to teach teens and young adults about environmental issues and expose them to “green” careers while creating and maintaining healthy green living environments. A Resource Center for Horticulture Providing a network for individuals, organizations, corporations, businesses and educators involved in professional horticulture we will serve as a clearing house for plant and horticulture information.

Southeastern Horticultural Society     Twitter     Facebook


Mary Blackmon/

Founded by Mary Blackmon, Farm Star Living is the new lifestyle brand that celebrates American farming and farmers with a goal to satisfy Americans eager to know who’s behind their food, where it’s grown, and how to support local farmers and farm-fresh food. Farm Star Living has also launched its free Farm Star Living app, which provides easy, quick access to hundreds of Farm-to-Table restaurants in major cities throughout the U.S. as well as hundreds of farms open to the public for exciting activities and fun. The website,, also offers insight into the vibrant farm- to-table scene, including a farm-to-table finder, profiles on great restaurants, the symbiotic relationships between chefs & local farmers, seasonal produce with spotlighted recipes, and a look at what’s trending in the kitchen of chefs. Mary is a 3rd generation farmer from Arkansas, who left her hometown to pursue college and a career in advertising sales and marketing in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City. She worked for publishing houses and internet companies (Wired, Walt Disney Internet Group, Vivendi-Universal Internet Group). In NYC in 2002, she founded, the first national discount site for the spa & wellness industry. She grew it into a multi-million dollar business and a leader in the industry, and attracted hundreds of thousands of women as well as sponsors including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Kimberly Clark, Allergan, American Express, et al. In 2008, however, she learned most of her family farm bordering Ark / LA would be sold. Not wanting to lose the family heritage and farmland her family before her had so cherished, Mary, along with the support of her brother Douglas, was adamant to preserve and keep the remaining farmland. She then began making changes in her life so that she could move from Los Angeles back South in order to keep, operate and run the farm. She bought back her grandparents house and renovated it, and discovered that “saving the family farm” had changed her life forever – and for the better. Today she admits that she is happier than ever & inspired, loving the farming business and now launching Farm Star Living, which she felt compelled to create for the good of farming and the people she has met along her new path. She hopes that Farm Star Living will provide farmers the respect, acknowledgment and support they so deserve and attract new farmers as well as support the current ones.

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AnnMarie Laramee and Denise Detamore/​

Kids 4 Coding & Advantage Learning Cooperative is a one-of-a-kind learning center with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M). We offer classes in computer programming, game design, 3-D video animation, robotics and more. Our classes are designed for grades 2-12 and we offer summer camps, after-school programs and Saturday sessions. We believe computer science is a critical component of innovation! Our goal is to motivate and inspire our future generation to be ready for the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Angela Sandritter with Cygnus Strategy, Kat Phillips with kat scratch films, Larry White and Michael Moore with The Ritz Group

Tres Crow (Host), Kat Phillips, Larry White, Angela Sandritter, Michael Moore

Angela Sandritter/Cygnus Strategy

Ms. Sandritter is a motivated, organized executive — a self-starter with 15+ years of telecommunications or high-tech industry experience. She drives towards and successfully achieves a high rate of revenue growth and customer satisfaction. With a background in IT, she is able to understand technology and assign business value and positioning to technical concepts. Ms. Sandritter is a spokesperson on technology and industry trends in IT and also briefs industry analysts and members of the press. Her strengths lie in developing go-to-market strategies, market analysis, business strategy, new product development and product launches. Her past roles include product marketing, business development, product management, technical training, channel development, applications engineering, and technical support. Ms. Sandritter holds a Masters in Business Administration and has achieved the CCNP and CCNA certifications. She participates actively in regional economic development organizations and steering committees. Partner Cygnus Strategy Group, LLC. May 2013 – Present General business consulting firm tailored toward individual business needs. Cygnus Strategy Group, LLC uses a multi-discipline approach to affect positive change in the companies it works with. Using the Cygnus Method as a framework for diagnosis and treatment, Cygnus calls upon its core competencies in Organizational Development, Branding/Marketing, and Change Management to create real and lasting improvements for its clients.

Product Marketing, Business Communications Solutions Digium Global Marketing and Product Management. Oversee product marketing efforts and personnel in developing and executing company’s global go-to-market strategies and product marketing launches. Train sales team, industry analysts, press, channel partners, and customers on product and messaging. Develop technical product training programs. Manage training efforts to deliver online and instructor-led training courses for company’s business phone systems Introduce hi-tech products to VoIP and telephony markets; address product strategy and competitive and ROI analysis.

• Generate leads through on-line content, organic search, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
• Spokesperson for industry, technology, technology trends, ROI and ROI analysis.
• Regularly contribute writings on technology to industry publications.

Global Marketing, ADTRAN ADTRAN, Inc., 12 years Developed strategic marketing plans for Enterprise and Carrier Networks Divisions through market research, competitive analysis, pricing, customer engagement, and business planning. Worked consistently with Product Management, Engineering, and Sales Channel to provide product messaging to Channel and customers. Developed materials and messaging for product launches at trade shows, press releases, customer presentations, application briefs, product family brochures, datasheets, and case studies.     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Kat Phillips/kat scratch films

Kathilynn Phillips, currently residing in Atlanta, is a filmmaker whose works have screened to thousands in the U.S., Europe and Asian Pacific. Her latest completed feature film, “Chasing the White Dragon”, has won several awards and received international distribution. Ms. Phillips has also been the recipient of multiple awards for writing, producing and directing film, including those from Academy Award qualifying film festivals, and was a Semifinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, administered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars). Utilizing her expertise in foreign and domestic production incentives and distribution, her next film, “Feral”, is a PG-13 modern take on the iconic “creature feature”.  As humorous as it is scary, the Producers are currently attaching top domestic and international acting and directing talent per the desires of distributors who will offer presales on the project. Anticipated release date is Fall 2015.    Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Michael Moore/The Ritz Group

Michael E Moore is a farm kid from Alabama, an Eagle Scout, a military officer during an unpopular war, a recovering banker and entrepreneur. Michael received his BS degree in accounting and finance from Auburn University in 1972 and served his country as a U.S. Army officer. He relocated back to the South (Atlanta) with his wife Karen in 1975 to work for the Citizens & Southern National Bank. Michael has been involved with business since the age of 8 as a farm kid running a produce stand and more recently he’s helped to found and fund new and grow companies for the benefit of our economy. Michael has a passion to help people develop their skills and connect with the right opportunities to derive a high value from their experiences.

Mr. Moore shares beliefs that to succeed you must invest with those close by and use the skills on the team to set and accomplish objectives (goals). Michael brings over forty years of diverse experience in leadership, banking, manufacturing, retailing and business start ups to the table. He also can burn up, tear up or just about destroy old paradigms of thinking as that relate to execution of an idea while keeping the team moving forward. Michael has been involved with professional growth as a personal and business coach for his entire career. Michael currently is involved as an ambassador for the Ritz Group a board member of the Atlanta Micro Fund and the College Park Entrepreneur Fund.     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Larry White/The Ritz Group

Larry White is the Founder and CEO of Retail Electronic Visions a software development company providing social media communities for Retail, Capital, Emergency Management, Yachting and Sports vertical industries. Retail Electronic Visions is the holding company for brands doing business as the Ritz Group, ( TheAisles ( and eLink 911 (

In 2012 Retail Electronic Visions purchased the 26 year old Ritz Group and added the Capital Community, a Reg D private equity solicitation community, for entrepreneurs, Investors and service providers. In addition, the Capital Expo was launched as the industry’s first video virtual e-trade show for companies raising equity funds under the Invest Georgia Exemption Act (IGE)

The Ritz Group meets monthly at the City Club to network and added Shark Attack where 3 companies (Bait) pitch for 15 minutes to 3 Industry ICONS (Sharks). Shark Attack is professionally hosted by Bob Rathbun, Fox Sports South broadcaster for the Hawks. 8 exhibitors are featured at the Networking Event.

In addition to providing members with electronic Incubation and physical networking, the Ritz Group provides members with a free and fee-based services to improve the “investor-readiness” of early and later stage companies through debt, crowdfunding and equity funding process.

New 2014 programs will include online delivery of Equity-U courses, Ritz Group Radio to showcase our members, Angel Meet-Ups to serve our Angels, plus the launch of Blue Chips – a new collaborative approach to fund Georgia’s “best” disruptive Technology, Consumer Goods, Medical, Food and Beverage and Entertainment early-stage ventures.     Linkedin     Twitter


Bob Littell with NetWeaving International, Emily Rowell with Crowne Office Suites, Moss Robertson and Katie Sanders with The Exercise Coach, Patrick Eisenbeil with Eisenbeil Consulting, LLC

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Emily Rowell, Patrick Eisenbeil, Moss Robertson, Katie Sanders, Bob Littell

Bob Littell/NetWeaving International

Bob has spent over 40 years in the financial services industry both as Marketing VP for two insurance companies, as well as on the outside in brokerage sales and marketing consulting as well. He consults to individuals and business on insurance and strategic marketing and selling. He’s acted as an expert witness in a number of cases and since the Final 4 is just over, he mentioned that his first case dates back to 1986 and involved the cocaine death of Len Bias – the University of Maryland super star who was to be the future of the Boston Celtics but who died of a cocaine overdose before reporting to camp.

But his passion these days is speaking and writing on the concept he came up with and trademarked over a decade ago – “NetWeaving” – also known globally as ‘the business version of “Pay It Forward”. Bob and his wife Carolyn, live in Big Canoe with the two loves of their lives – Duke and Duchess – a Belgian Malinois and a Border Collie who would rather work than eat. He works out of their condo here in Buckhead a couple days a week when he’s not traveling and speaking on NetWeaving.     Linkedin     Twitter


Emily Rowell (Co-Host)/Crowne Office Suites

Crowne Office Suites started in Atlanta, in 1979 by a friend of the family’s, Lydia Howren. Lydia and Emily’s mom, Bonnie, were Girl Scout leaders together. It started as a secretarial service and turned into an Executive Office Suites business within the first year.

Throughout college, Emily answered phones for Lydia at several of the locations and also did administrative work. In 2000, Lydia had sold offices to several Dot Com businesses and then lost the majority of her clients after the Dot Com boom. By 2002, Herb, Emily’s father, bought the 3 locations inside the perimeter.

Emily was in the restaurant business as well from her senior year in high school until she got married in 2000. She quickly made it to the top in sales, won several contests and was head wait and front of the house manager. When she got married, she became a stay at home mom and also homeschooled for 2 years. In 2008, she ended up at NYL. (long story) Emily began earning top sales awards within 6 months of starting in the business. She became “Agent of the Year for NYL in 2010.” This was a huge accomplishment being that she was in a “foreign land” (didn’t know anyone) and didn’t know anything about the business.

Herb soon snatched her up to start building the business he was going to leave to her anyway. Today, Emily and her sister Julie work together to build the business and get their parents to the beach, permanently. Emily knows she’s exactly where she is supposed to be helping people build their business and succeed.     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Moss Robertson and Katie Sanders/The Exercise Coach

Moss and Tricia Robertson are the owners of The Exercise Coach Buckhead. Jason and Katie Sanders, are the owners of The Exercise Coach Johns Creek. Moss is a rare native to Atlanta, attending both Grady High School and Ga. State. Moss was in the automobile business for over 30 years in Gainesville, Ga. and sold the family business in 2013 so he, Tricia. Jason and Katie could embark on The Exercise Coach creating a paradigm shift in fitness. Tricia is a native from Nashville, TN and received her Doctorate from Mercy Hospital in Orthodontics. Her practice is located in Buford near the Mall of Georgia.

Katie Sanders is the daughter of Moss Robertson and the late Lindsay Robertson. Katie grew up in Gainesville, Ga., attending University of Ga. with an Honors degree in Finance. After working as a consultant in the 401k world, she returned home, with her husband Jason to work in the family automobile business. Jason Sanders is a native of Savannah, he attended Benedictine Military School as well as attending Northwood University for studies in the automobile industry.

Both The Robertson’s and The Sanders are excited to act as THE ambassadors for The Exercise Coach Atlanta. We are thrilled with being able to connect with our clients, and actually achieve their health and fitness goals through the most effective, efficient, and injury free workout to exist! 2 20 minute workouts per week, is all we ask from you!     Twitter     Facebook

Buckhead:  Moss and Tricia Robertson     Linkedin 

Johns Creek:  Jason and Katie Sander       Linkedin 


Patrick Eisenbeil/Eisenbeil Consulting, LLC

Patrick Eisenbeil is the President of Eisenbeil Consulting.  Eisenbeil Consulting was established to bring the knowledge and experience of the world’s top consulting firms to the financial industry. Patrick understands the obstacles advisors face in today’s market.

Patrick is a native of Savannah Ga. He attended Valdosta State University and graduated with a background in Public Relations, Psychology, and Marketing. Immediately after graduating he started his career in the consulting industry. After two short months he became Project Manager for the world’s largest consulting firm. He was responsible for consulting some of the country’s largest fortune 500 companies, using some of the same techniques he uses with his clients in the financial industry. Advisors approach Eisenbeil Consulting  for many different reasons, but they all have one thing in common, they want to improve their practice.


Marcia Jaffe with Buckhead Business Association, Tres Crow with Ritz Group, Ken Escoe with Alpharetta Beverage Company, Mark Jones with Franchise Systems, Pamela Currie with Franchise Intellect, Rafael Escoto with Executive Trade Expo

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Rafael Escoton, Tres Crow, Pamela Currie, Mark Jones, Marcia Jaffe, Ken Escoe

Tres Crow/The Ritz Group

Tres Crow (guest co-host) is an experienced marketing and sales professional. Having worked successfully in a variety of fields–as a lender, banker, insurance agent, membership manager, marketing and copywriting freelancer, as well as a sales and operations manager at both regional and national retail banks–Tres have a wide-ranging view of several key aspects of the business and entrepreneurial communities.

He has an eclectic range of personal and semi-professional interests, which make him exceedingly unique in the business world. In addition to over 8 years of sales, marketing, and management experience, Tres is also a published fiction author who has completed two novels, an adapted screenplay, and countless short stories. He spent over 8 years in Nashville and Ann Arbor, MI as a songwriter, releasing 2 LPs, 2 EPs, and 2 digital singles during that time. He has also developed a keen interest in developing green and sustainable solutions through entrepreneurship, which led him to form the Green Entrepreneurs of Atlanta group in October of 2013, which has seen its membership grow to 30 in just a few months.

He completed his MBA at University of West Georgia in July, 2013, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA and was honored with induction to the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. He is currently an Ambassador for the Ritz Group, tasked with growing and maintaining membership.    Twitter


Ken Escoe/Alpharetta Beverage Company


Marcia Jaffe/Buckhead Business Association

A graduate of the University of Florida Marcia is now retired after 37 years with the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  She currently divides her time as the Senior Captain Cheerleader of the WNBA Dream Dancers and columnist with the Atlanta Jewish Times.  Marcia is a well known figure in the Buckhead business community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Buckhead Business Association as Vice President of Area Retailing.     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook


Mark Jones/Franchise Systems

Mark Jones is a sales and management professional consultant with over 20 years of experience in franchise sales, master Franchise operations and single-unit franchise operations. He has owned franchises; sold franchises; created franchises; and managed a master franchise. As the owner of Franchise Systems Advisors, he helps individuals find a franchise business they can own & enjoy and most importantly, CREATE EQUITY.

Mark Jones and Pamela Currie are Franchise Advisors, who help people find the franchise business that meets their client’s skillset, financial capability, lifestyle and business ambitions. They are “Business Matchmakers” and each has their own franchise consulting company with additional services. Mark and Pam collaborate together to provide a comprehensive service to their clients and would be happy to speak with anyone who has questions regarding franchising.



Pamela Currie/Franchise Intellect, Inc

Pamela Currie has over 20 years in franchising and traditional corporate America; She has aacquired business acumen from multiple perspectives of the franchise business model, starting at the franchisee level, then as a franchisor business support & trainer, to a franchisor launch & system developer, all of which included creating strategies for sales development and implementation of effective-relevant training programs. Her experience puts her in the role of training other franchise advisors.

She founded Franchise Intellect, Inc. and offers franchise consulting to individuals who are interested in pursuing franchise ownership and to franchisors that are looking to receive assistance in developing a franchise growth strategy and/or a training strategy. She specifically enjoys guiding her client’s in making a knowledgeable decision in selecting the best franchise based upon their criteria, with the objective of achieving financial health and life enjoyment.     Linkedin     Twitter


Rafael Escoto/Executive Trade Expo

Store Manager Executive Clothiers January 2011 – Present (3 years 3 months)Assist customers with men’s wear clothing and accessories Took measurements to make sure attire was fitted to perfection Manage interns to assure quality assurance and customer service is met Keep track of inventory and sales on weekly basis Experienced Manager skill sets with hands-on approach to business, service and techniques that achieve successfull outcomes Cheif Executive Officer Home Furniture, Art April 1996 – November 2010 (14 years 8 months)Baltimore, Maryland AreaTransferred, developed and established a 20,000 sq ft showroom and gallery Build continuous relationships with high-end manufacturers, vendors and new industries Developed brochures which showcase styles, services and creative programs Tenacious with flexible markets and economic stratus Hands-on approach to business, service and techniques that achieve successful outcomes Gain expedient turnaround on short term projects Experienced Manager skill sets with vendors, subcontractors and distribution channels President and CEO Interiors & Furnishings by Rafael April 1982 – April 1996 (14 years 1 month)Baltimore, Maryland AreaSpecialized in high-end home furnishings, art and design services Marketed and promoted to residential, government and high-profile clients Subcontracted with vendors, installers and product specialists Researched and executed all phases, on-time and within budgets In-depth knowledge of form, function, trends Published in Architectural Digest Chief Executive Officer In-House International April 1968 – April 1982 (14 years 1 month)Baltimore, Maryland AreaIdentified international business opportunities, imports and textiles for US market Planned, developed and organized wholesale distribution operations in North Carolina’s furniture mecca Developed international business and strategic relationships across Europe Set national wholesale distributorship and manufacturing to secure styles and unique business offerings Contracted and negotiated short term agreements between multiple businesses Created partnerships to expose international companies to American counterparts Successful B2B relationships opened pathways, eliminating barriers to trade Implemented Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) with systematic delivery and customer satisfaction Established a new division supportive of business development and written plan for success Modeled a creative process which offered an array of merchandise well below competition Utilized varying media approaches to advertise and promote amongst broad audiences     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook