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CEO Round Table Radio March 31st, Host Sam Tandon with 1010 LLC, Gordon O’Neill with O’Neill Communications, Gregory Davis with Metcalf Davis CPAs

CEO Round Table Radio March 31st

Gordon O’Neill/O’Neill Communications
President and Chief Integration Officer

Began his career in bank marketing with SunBanks of Florida (now SunTrust), moved to Atlanta in the 80’s and went to work for Dick Yarbrough at Bowes Hanlon Yarbrough Public Relations. He launched O’Neill Communications in 1987 to provide marketing and creative services for small to mid-range businesses and organizations. Some notable clients include NanoLumens, Milne Fruit Products in the State of Washington, both the State of North Carolina and the State of Georgia, Habitat for Humanity, and Mile High Ingredients in Colorado. He has specialized expertise in brand development and strategic planning and a wide variety of experience in the food, technology, association and governmental agency segments.


Gregory T. Davis/Metcalf Davis CPAs
Managing Director

Greg Davis is managing director of Metcalf Davis CPAs, a local CPA Firm located in Tower Place in Buckhead. Greg recently became president of Buckhead Business Association. Buckehead Business Association has been serving the Buckhead community in Atlanta since 1951. It currently has approximately 275 individual members representing almost 200 Companies in metro Atlanta.




Sam Tandon/1010 LLC

Sam, an entrepreneur at heart, CEO, investor, mentor, board adviser, and a certified leadership coach. Encourages out of the box thinking and believes in passionately chasing ones dream. Brings a Global perspective, having traveled and done Business in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

In his prior life, Sam, has over 30+ years of entrepreneurial experience in 4 different industries (Business Intelligence / IT software / Manufacturing / Global trade). Successfully took his own start-up venture to an IPO, and listing it as a Publicly Traded Company.

Guest lectures at EMORY — Goizueta Business School, Executive MBA program. Pursuing his efforts of giving back to the community, mentors start-ups, and small businesses. Sam, has been interviewed by FOX and CTN TV, and regularly appears on talk show Business RadioX.


Kids Business Radio March 28th, Host Dirk Ebener with Global CIF, Deirdra Cox with 3D Community Development Enterprise, Kurinn Wright with iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs, Uriah Bullard with Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce

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Deidra Cox, Dirk Ebener, Kaylin Ebener, Kurinn Wright, Uriah Bullard

Deidra Cox, Dirk Ebener, Kaylin Ebener, Kurinn Wright, Uriah Bullard

Kids Business Radio March 28th

Dirk Ebener/Kids Business Radio and Global CIF
Talk Show Host and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 11-25-14 Dirk Ebener 1Global CIF is an International Small Business Consulting firm that contributes to the success of our domestic and global clients by providing business processes and market specific consulting services to help their business to become even more successful.

Global CIF will focus on consulting with start-up companies and start-up trade shows to make their entry into the international market place successful. Companies are seeking specific hands-on solutions, training in a variety of business segments and cross cultural expertise. Today’s show we’re spotlighting a new “first to market” trade show event, the Kids Business Expo!

We offer solutions, strategies, global thinking, working beyond the box.     Linkedin     Twitter

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Deirdra Cox/3D Community Development Enterprise

Principal and Founder

1797624_957129467653616_2734576252166767266_n3D Community Development Enterprises, LLC (3DCDE) partners with clients to identify and develop collaborative solutions that positively impact socio economic factors in communities.  3DCDE partners with bank CRA/Community Development leadership to identify and execute community development strategies that will produce “Satisfactory+” results on regulatory exams, while strengthening their bottom line lending and deposit numbers. 3DCDE also works closely with corporate giving officers within corporations to develop their annual corporate giving strategies. With a keen focus on Community Development through socio economic impact, 3DCDE consults non profit organizations in the areas of board of director capacity building, along with community development program development, and resource acquisition

– High impact CRA/Community Development practitioner with over 31 years of experience
– High energy community change agent in business and community partnerships
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Business and community development visionary with ability to implement effective collaborative business strategies that increase enterprise profitability
– Impactful and engaging public speaker
– Effective development, implementation and management of corporate Community Development and Social Responsibility platforms
– Certified Life and Business Growth Coach
– Certified Ice House Entrepreneurship Facilitator

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Kurinn Wright/iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs
Certified Life Coach and Business Success

11009867_957129810986915_4653654702639233248_nKurinn Wright, founder of KWrightCoaching, and co-founder of iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs has a background in higher education. She has been coaching for over nine years, with many of them dedicated to creating action plans for non-traditional college students. As a Business Success Strategist with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, her expertise is in goal setting and strategic planning, conducting focus groups, developing training tools and job descriptions, professional development, motivational speaking, and mentoring youth and young adults. She has knowledge in developing and cultivating vendor relations, international correspondence, and building business relationships.

iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs provides aspiring entrepreneurs with in-depth knowledge on how to become successful business owners. iNSPIRE is also where entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to formulate a solid business foundation, network, get additional resources, and the support needed as they move forward in business ownership. Topics like how to manage your business, acquire additional streams of income from your business, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, and more are highlighted in an effort to educate clients and collaborators. It is important for entrepreneurs to invest in gaining more knowledge about their industry because they are the heartbeat of their organization. | Twitter


Uriah Bullard/Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO

11111962_957129984320231_1476901663624305704_nUriah Bullard is one of the founder and current President & CEO of the Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce. Uriah is a recent graduate of the Business Development Initiative. He is also the founder and owner of DigitizeMii, an information technology company, as well as conducting independent study focused in Computer Science. Under the inspiration of God and his business mentors, Uriah is still pursuing his passion of becoming an innovator in software development, as well as, helping empower youth to grasp a vision of pride and ownership.

Through the FECC, Uriah is helping to build a better tomorrow by essentially developing and cultivating the minds and attitudes of future generations to think innovatively as entrepreneurs and leaders. In 2013, Uriah was selected as co-host of the Georgia Minority Business Awards held every March. Uriah also makes sure to take time out of his schedule to volunteer with Hands of Atlanta to teach elementary kids business principles. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


TITLE Boxing Club and Dream Writers TV! Bryan Scott, Jimmy Farris, Nathan Bach, Dalton Lilley, Shea Castle and Ben Owen


Bryan Scott, Jimmy Farris, Shea Castle, Ben Owen, Dalton Lilley, Nathan Bach and Host Rich Casanova


Bryan Scott/TITLE Boxing Club in Alpharetta and Johns Creek
Franchise Owner


Bryan Scott spent 10 years as a defensive back in the NFL, 3 of those seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He is the winner of the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. After retiring from professional football in 2012, Bryan found his next career step as an entrepreneur and recently became a franchise owner of TITLE Boxing Club in Alpharetta and Johns Creek.

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Jimmy Farris/TITLE Boxing Club in Johns Creek
General Manager

20150324_110357Jimmy Farris spent 6 seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver, 3 of those seasons with the Falcons. In 2012, he was a House of Representatives Candidate and recently an analyst for
Comcast Sports. Jimmy teamed up with Bryan, a former Falcon teammate, and is now the general manager of TITLE Boxing Club in Johns Creek.

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Nathan Bach/Dream Writers
Creator and Executive Producer

11083593_953848197981743_7328207173318167968_nNathan has been producing video content for over 10 years dating back to his days at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. In that time, he’s produced over 500 projects as a freelance videographer, editor and motion graphics designer in Atlanta. As the Creator and Executive Producer of Dream Writers, this is Nathan’s first venture as a television producer.

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Dalton Lilley/Dream Writers
Executive Producer

10313039_953848231315073_1760018699797234118_nDalton’s background includes work as a corporate executive, private consultant, life coach, and entrepreneur. In 2011 he left the corporate world and began pursuing a career in entertainment. He began by co-founding the sketch comedy group, “Kinda Sketchy”, which has been attributed “Immortal” status on Funny or Die. Now he’s an Atlanta actor, co-founder of Catapult Acting Studios, and Executive Production of Dream Writers. | LinkedinTwitter | Facebook



Shea Castle/Dream Writers
Associate Producer

10387408_953848137981749_2062907912967464866_nShea is an Atlanta based actor/writer currently developing “Dream Writers” and acting as Associate Producer.




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Ben Owen/Dream Writers
Writer and Actor








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Kim O’Connor with Elavon, Brian S. Smith with Snellings Walters Insurance Agency, Nicole Houser with Nikki’s Delightful Treats, Aunyx Burrell with Amenta’s Key

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Brian Smith,Aunyx Burrell,Nicole Houser,Kim O'Conner,Host Rich Casanova

Brian Smith,Aunyx Burrell,Nicole Houser,Kim O’Connor,Host Rich Casanova

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Kim O’Connor/Elavon
VP of New Product Innovation

Kim has been in the payments industry for 20 years, in product management, product marketing and market development roles. Kim has been at Elavon for over two years focusing on new product innovation initiatives. She currently has Product Strategy responsibility for Security solutions and EMV. Prior to joining Elavon, she successfully introduced encryption and tokenization services to both National and Small­Medium Business merchants, and was responsible for managing the Small Business PCI Program. She also introduced several wireless and mobile innovations, and helped bring the earliest electronic gift and loyalty card programs to market. Kim holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and resides in South Florida. | LinkedIn


Brian S. Smith/Snellings Walters Insurance Agency

Brian Smith is a commercial insurance specialist with Snellings Walters Insurance of Atlanta. In his role, Brian serves business clients with risk management solutions focused on reducing hazards, enhancing profitability, and promoting a safe work environment. The basis of his business practice is client-centric, emphasizing truthful engagement, accountability , and measured results. In addition to his insurance career, he served 14 years as a US Army Reserve Officer as an evaluator. Brian is a certified insurance counselor and associate in risk management. | | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Nicole Houser/Nikki’s Delightful Treats

Nicole is a native of Atlanta Georgia who been chosen as a winner of The American SmallBusiness Championship hosted by SCORE, mentors to Americas small businesses, and Sam’s Club. Nicole’s passion for baking inspired her to open Nikki’s Delightful Treats were she allows her creativity to follow. Nicole loves to make her customer happy by delivering unique desserts for their special events.

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Aunyx Burrell/Amenta’s Key, LLC

25 year old, Mother, Wife and Entrepreneur. Co-founder of Amenta’s Key | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest


Suzanne Ruddle, Tammy McGrath, Christian McGrath with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Deb Beacham with My Advocate Center, Marie Fratoni with Get Clients Everywhere


Marie Fratoni/Get Clients Everywhere

Marie Fratoni is the CEO of Get Clients Everywhere, and helps business owners find the right clients, so they can make more money and live a great life. She helps people double or even triple their income, and create a long-term sustainable business through private coaching, seminars and speaking engagements. She is also the Founder of the Women’s Professional Development Network, a premier women’s network in Atlanta. Marie is a human potential expert, a business owner for over 30 years, and loves teaching the principles of success. She leads annual vacation courses in Italy for professionals. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Tammy McGrath and Christian McGrath


Our son was diagnosed with rare cancer at age 6, and is now 13 & living cancer free thanks to the amazing research that has already been done. Christian had an alternative radiation called Proton Therapy Radiation which saved all his healthy tissue and treated only the cancerous areas. He has not had any side effects due to his treatment. Christian wanted to help other children with their fight, so he started Team Christian back in 2012 and our team and fundraising has grown each year. His sister even shaved in honor of him in 2014! |  Twitter | Facebook



Suzanne Ruddle
St. Baldrick’s Foundation |  Twitter | Facebook



Deb Beacham/My Advocate Center
Founder, Executive Director

20150112_115241-SMILEWe are the Game-Changers in guiding improvements that affect the Family Law community, specifically high-conflict divorce, child custody disputes & family violence matters.

Bold moves are being made to help parents understand how to better transition through & out of conflict, meaning we help reduce stress for children, and preserve family time & resources for their benefit.

Professionals who are like-minded are encouraged to connect and become a part of our Resource Directory. Please visit the Counsel for Change group page here on LinkedIn to learn more about our discussions. Our advisory panel reviews professionals to ensure certain standards are met. If you are focused on upholding ethics rules, professional duty, and are committed to helping children receive the best that both parents have to offer, let us know.

Our investigations, initiatives & strategies are also well suited to supporting government agencies in making necessary improvements to programs & services. It is important that these changes are made to better serve parents & children; but it is also possible to yield a positive economic return for each community & state.

MAC’s purpose in contributing to agencies & other organizations is to improve the divorce/child custody process in a way that leaves our communities stronger & better able to support the needs of children. We now have opportunities to lessen the impact of family violence, addiction & other dysfunction, while putting our financial resources to better use.

Connect | Inform | Empower

When it comes to guiding public policy to improve the process, and to helping parents navigate through high-conflict custody cases, no other collection of experts and resources is better positioned to give you clear and actionable insight. | LinkedInTwitter | Facebook | Linkedin (Deb)