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Kevin Jenkins and Erik Holdo with Chef and the Fatman Radio Show, Scott Schnell and Michelle Davidson with MedZed, Dirk Ebener with Kids Business Expo and Global CIF, Jerome Washington with TBC Cooperative, Jerry Stettner with CXO Collective


Erik Holdo, Jerry Stettner, Michelle Davidson, Jerome Washington, Dirk Ebener, Scott Schnell,Kevin Jenkins

Erik Holdo, Jerry Stettner, Michelle Davidson, Jerome Washington, Dirk Ebener, Scott Schnell, Kevin Jenkins

Kevin Fatman Jenkins/Chef and the Fatman Radio Show


Buckhead Business Radio 11-25-14 Kevin Jenkins 1We produce the only weekly live radio cooking and travel show (that actually cooks every show) in the world. Keven and Erik as the creators of Chef and the Fatman Radio Show have been guests of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, the Irish Tourism board and have been to the famous My Father Cigar facility in Estili Nicagragua and cooked from Don Pepin Garcia’s personal compound.     Linkedin    Facebook     Facebook (Kevin)


Erik Holdo/ Chef and the Fatman Radio Show

Executive Chef

Buckhead Business Radio 11-25-14 Erik Holdo 1We produce the only weekly live radio cooking and travel show (that actually cooks every show) in the world. Keven and Erik have been guests of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, the Irish Tourism board and have been to the famous My Father Cigar facility in Estili Nicagragua and cooked from Don Pepin Garcia’s personal compound.     Linkedin     Facebook


Scott Schnell/MedZed

Co-founder and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 11-25-14 Scott Schnell 1Scott H. Schnell is a seasoned executive with a true entrepreneurial spirit and co-founder of the recently launched medical service MedZed. The Atlanta-based company specializes in at-home pediatric care after normal office hours, seven days a week, in the comfort of a patient’s home. As a hard-working businessman, husband to wife Randi and father of three sons, Zachary, Matthew and Jacob, Schnell knows busy. He saw the need for a service like MedZed tailored for the working, busy parent returning home to a sick child. Schnell’s business endeavors began at the early age of 11 when he went door-to-door selling juice to neighbors, and in his college years owned and operated his own hot dog cart. He went on to serve in various senior management roles with companies such as Evermark Building Products and Pike Nurseries. He also co-founded RMA Home Services, Inc. and Simply Floored. Schnell resides in Atlanta, Ga. with his family. He is a trustee of the Paideia School and its Endowment Board, a member of the Development and Executive Committees, and serves on the Board of Intown Collaborative Ministries.     Linkedin     Twitter     Facebook     Instagram     Pinterest


Michelle Davidson/MedZed
Pediatric Nurse

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Dirk Ebener/Kids Business Expo and Global CIF

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Jerome Washington/TBC Cooperative Innovations

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Jerry Stettner/CXO Collective
Managing Partner

Buckhead Business Radio 11-25-14 Jerry Stettner 1Jerald Stettner was a Sr. V.P. in a fortune 100 co until 2004. He has started a real estate investment co, which he owns, and is Managing Partner of 20/20 Growth Solutions, a consulting firm which he also founded. Since 2013 he has been a partner with CXO Collective.     Linkedin


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Rick Griffin with Midlife Road Trip, Leslie Kuban with FranNet, Karen Reynolds with zBoost, Amy Self with Capstone Financial

Leslie Kuban, Amy Self, Karen Reynolds, Rick Griffin, Rich Casanova (Host)

Leslie Kuban, Amy Self, Karen Reynolds, Rick Griffin, Rich Casanova (Host)


Rick Griffin/Midlife Road Trip

Buckhead Business Radio 11-18-14 Rick Griffin 2Rick Griffin, is the founder/creator and co-host of the Midlife Road Trip, an unscripted food, travel and adventure series. Rick’s website, was named by The Luxe Insider as one of the “Best Travel Blogs for 2014” and named by TripIt as one of the “15 must read travel blogs for 2014.” Rick has been designated by The Travel Media Group as one of the “Top 20 Twitter Travel Experts” in a list that includes Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern. Rick named one of the Huffington Post’s “39 Inspiring Men,” and has been featured in a variety of media including Daytime Television, BBC Travel, and USA Today.     LinkedIn     Twitter     Facebook


Leslie Kuban/FranNet

Buckhead Business Radio 11-18-14 Leslie Kuban 1A FranNet consultant in Atlanta since 1999, my role is to provide education about the franchise world. I assist you with determining if franchise ownership is right for you, and identifying franchise businesses that will offer your best opportunity for success with the lowest risk. I’ve helped over 300 people successfully transition from corporate life to business ownership. My personal experience as a franchise owner gives me the perspective to help my clients assess their real opportunities, risks, and timing to make sound decisions. We address your career options first, and work together face-to-face locally if franchise ownership is a consideration. When I graduated from Vanderbilt University, I had already operated family-owned franchises and became a franchise owner in 1996. As the operating partner of Mail Boxes Etc. (now The UPS Store) in Marietta GA, I joined the local support team to assist other MBE franchisees successfully run their businesses. I continue as a franchise owner today as a FranNet franchisee. FranNet is the 26-year pioneer and recognized leader of the franchise consulting and placement industry. We’ve been recognized by Inc. Magazine in their top 500 fastest growing companies 2010 – 2013. I’m a guest lecturer at Emory University, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University. Attending my popular seminar, “Straight Talk about Franchising” is a terrific first step to learn more about exciting franchise opportunities, costs, funding options, the risks and the process to use. Locally, I proudly support Literacy Volunteers and the Humane Society.     LinkedIn     Twitter     Facebook


Karen Reynolds/zBoost
President and CFO

Buckhead Business Radio 11-18-14 Karen Reynolds 1As President and CFO of zBoost, formerly Wi-Ex, Karen Reynolds has immersed herself in the technology, manufacturing and business aspects of the wireless industry and under her leadership, zBoost cell phone signal boosters has expanded into new markets, and increased sales by more than 35%. Reynolds brings over 25 years of operational, financial and consulting experience in service, technology, distribution, and manufacturing industries primarily for entrepreneurial-based and fast-growing companies, Reynolds has become a pioneer of sorts in the wireless industry. The recent FCC Report and Order “Improving Wireless Coverage for Consumers through the Use of Signal Boosters” which adopted more stringent technical standards for cellular signal boosters is an endorsement of the growing need for boosters and Reynolds was instrumental in briefing the FCC commissioners regarding the industry. More than one Commissioner, commented on the rarity of being briefed by a woman in the wireless industry. The Opportunity for Cell Phone Signal Boosters The wireless industry must continue to focus on developing solutions to meet the needs of today’s mobile society. While the technology continues to advance including 4G for data, recent announcements of 4G for voice and the continued growth of smartphones and tablets, there are still challenges to a strong indoor cell phone signal including green building materials, heavy foliage in the warm months, hills and mountains, valleys, and adjacent tall buildings, to name a few. This can result in the potential for millions of unhappy mobile users as a result of slow data and dropped calls. The recent FCC ruling is an endorsement of the need for boosters and is supported by recent research from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project which found 72 percent of cell owners experience dropped calls at least occasionally.     LinkedIn     Twitter     Facebook


Amy Self/Capstone Financial Group
Manager Capstone Financial

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Special Veterans Day Broadcast! Brandon Brice with Veterans Empowerment Organization, Jorge Orlandini with Team Red, White and Blue, Jason Larivee with Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, Ryan McPherson (Host)

Brandon Brice, Jason Larivee, Zach Rogers, Jorge Orlandini, Ryan McPherson (Host)

Brandon Brice, Jason Larivee, Zach Rogers, Jorge Orlandini, Ryan McPherson (Host)


Brandon Brice/Veterans Empowerment Organization
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development

Buckhead Business Radio 11-11-14 Brandon Brice 1Brandon earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Howard University, a Master’s of Science in International Affairs from Rutgers University and is currently completing his Executive Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University. Brandon has interned on Capitol Hill in the Office of former United States House Speaker, J. Dennis Hastert and served as a fellow with the Heritage Foundation and the United Nations. Brandon began his career as an Associate with National Urban League and later became a Senior Organizer for the Abyssinian Development Corporation being an advocate for seniors rights and at-risk youth. In less than two years Brandon was appointed to serve as the former Director of Education and African American Affairs for New Jersey Governor Chris J. Christie and was later appointed to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Brandon currently served as a regular featured Columnist for the Washington Times and now is a Columnist for Communities Digital News. Brandon currently serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development for Veterans Empowerment Organization. Brandon has been featured as a pundit and policy analyst on Fox News, ABC News, NY-1’s Inside City Hall, BET, CNN, MSNBC’ and Grit-TV. Mr. Brice’s articles and work has appeared on AM-New York, the Washington Post, the Washington Times and Brandon has given lectures at the Center for American Progress, Baruch College, Princeton University, the Harbor League, the National Black Law Students Association and the Alexander Hamilton Society in Washington, D.C.

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Jason Larivee /Wounded Warrior Project Alumni
Warriors to Work Specialist for WWP

Buckhead Business Radio 11-11-14 Jason Larivee 1To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.



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Zachary Rogers/Kellen Company
 Staff Controller

Buckhead Business Radio 11-11-14 Zach Rogers 1Three years ago Zach helped launch what is now an annual fundrasier for The Wounded Warrior Project!

Kellen Company is a global association services company providing solutions to trade associations, professional societies, foundations and other non-profits groups in the U.S., Europe and Asia.   Kellen’s services include full-service association management, strategic planning, financial management, public relations, digital marketing, meetings management, crisis communications, social media programs, video production, website development and codes/ standards services.   Founded in 1964, Kellen Company serves more than 100 clients from offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing.     Linkedin    Twitter     Facebook


Jorge Orlandini/Team Red, White and Blue
Atlanta Chapter President

Buckhead Business Radio 11-11-14 Jorge Orlandini 1Jorge Orlandini is a veteran of the US Army with two combat deployments as an infantry officer. After the end of his military service, Jorge volunteered to lead the local Atlanta Chapter of Team RWB whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through social and physical activity.

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Emile Paradis with RPM Advisors and Global Network ATL, Geoff Smith with Assurance Financial, Terrance Ross with RITA-TECH INC

Terrance Ross, Geoff Smith, Emile Paradis

Terrance Ross, Geoff Smith, Emile Paradis


Emile Paradis/RPM Advisors – Global Network ATL

Buckhead Business Radio 11-04-14 Emile Paradis 1Emile Paradis is currently the Owner of Referral Institute Atlanta and Founder of Global Network ATL. Referral Institute helps clients build a business of ideal customers. Global Network ATL is an international business development initiative, promoting Atlanta as a hub in the Global Network. Our mission is to provide education, resources, and implementation for a successful strategy to take your business international. We utilize technology and our networks to assist client companies in preparing for and entering international markets. As the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors, and a franchise owner of the Referral Institute, my focus is on new business development through strategic relationships. That means clearly identifying your market and creating connections to it through an integrated use of appropriate media.    LinkedIn     Twitter


Geoff Smith/Assurance Financial
Loan Officer

Buckhead Business Radio 11-04-14 Geoff Smith 1Started out as a business news reporter covering news in the north metro area. Was a nationally certified firefighter. Earned the Sons of the American Revolution’s Award for Citizenship. Worked 8 years on the North Fulton Board for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica Committee. Currently sit on the Great North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee where I chair the Partnership In Education Subcommittee.
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Terrance  Ross/RITA-TECH, INC
President and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 11-04-14 Terrance Ross 2President and CEO of RITA TECH and Chairman of RITA Software. RITA-TECH, INC “Where Nonprofits Come to Grow” is a social engineering software company that specializes in working with nonprofit organizations using enterprise ideas to address social problems, create sustainability, and promote social responsibility. RITA TECH’s mission is to teach nonprofit organizations how to sustain themselves financially, through social enterprise activities rather than relying solely on grants and donations. Since there are no shareholders in a nonprofit organization, the revenue from the business related activities are completely re-invested in the work of the organization thereby teaching nonprofit organizations how to use a business solution to solve a social problem. Terrance has earned many certificates and awards recognizing his outstanding contributions toward improving the lives in his community. These awards include: Outstanding Young Men in America, Top Ten Outstanding Young Alabamians, Georgia Trend Magazine 2004 Top 40 under 40, Who’s Who of Black Atlanta. Terrance has trained hundreds of small businesses worldwide and was featured in Rolling Out Magazine for his unique way of inspiring entrepreneurs to start a business. Terrance has also contributed his talents to writing two books: If You Don’t Like Your Harvest, Change Your Seed and the RITA Social Engineering Model “the act of using social enterprise activities to address social problems while promoting social responsibility”. Terrance the “Dean of Nonprofits” as he is commonly known, has created a number of business initiatives for entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders ready to go to the next level which includes: RITA 2.0 Software, The RITA Social Engineering Model, Georgia Business Institute, National Association of Social Engineering (NAOSE), and National Association of Micro Business Owners (NAMBO) just to name a few. Availability Terrance Ross is available as a motivational speaker and to conduct business workshops and seminars.   Twitter