Inaugural episode of Buckhead Business RadioX!
Host Rich Casanova, guest co-host Jeff Sheehan, Charlotte Merritt, Emily Rowell, Jim Silverman and Emile Paradis
Jeff Sheehan/Sheehan Marketing Strategies
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 Sheehan ranks in the top 1% of people on LinkedIn. With 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 is the co-author of the upcoming book “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era.”
Jim Silverman/Vienna Beef Ltd.
Jim Silverman was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and has lived in Cobb and Cherokee counties since 1988 and is proud to be a resident of the Metro 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 dog Katie Jo.
Emile Paradis/Referral Institute Atlanta
Emile combines his experiences as a Marine, forester, financial advisor, and director of a nonprofit, to bring a unique perspective to marketing and sales. His approach to creating business success through building lasting relationships resonates with many sales professionals.
He is currently the owner of Referral Institute Atlanta and is the managing partner of RPM Advisors. Emile is also certified as a DISC Practitioner by Personality Insights, Inc. and has conducted DISC training for businesses both large and small.
Emile is the also Executive Director for Fast Forward Restart, a nonprofit organization which works with small businesses and nonprofits in their recovery from major disasters.
Emile’s fundamental principle of marketing is the belief that to know me is to love me
Emily Rowell/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.
Charlotte Merritt/Offices at 1100 Peachtree
Offices at 1100 Peachtree is a new expansion/partnership of Crowne Office Suites.