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.
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.
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.
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, (www.ritzgroup.org) TheAisles (www.theAisles.net) and eLink 911 (www.elink911.com)
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.