Emile Paradis/RPM Advisors – Global Network ATL
Emile 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.
Geoff Smith/Assurance Financial
Started 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.
Terrance Ross/RITA-TECH, INC
President and CEO
President 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.