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Kids Business Radio 08-22-15 Host Dirk Ebener with Kids Business Expo and Global CIF with Guests: Kelly Lynn Prime with Fitness for the Soul, Mike Ames with The Biz Garage, CEO and Nathan Fu Start-up Pirates


Kelly Lynn Prime/Fitness for the Soul

Kelly Lynn Prime is Founder of Fitness for the Soul and is committed to helping women who have experienced sexual traumas experience emotional healing so they can create balanced and empowered lives. Unlike traditional therapy Kelly combines her personal experience with action steps to create lasting changes. Kelly is committed to help women regain their power and teach them how to love themselves back to L.Y.F.E…

If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address why you keep saying yes when you really mean no, why you always put the needs of others before your own, and why you feel so damn guilty when you do anything for yourself then you have come to the right place.

With seven years of experience working with amazing clients with similar concerns and guiding them to remarkable transformation, Kellys mission and commitment is to be a healer of the S.O.L. (self others and life) through acceptance and love while creating space for others to become the best version of self by uncovering their authenticity and releasing guilt and shame. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest


Mike Ames/The Biz Garage, CEO
Startup Pirates Atlanta, Event Organizer

A business coach by day, and one of the organizers for the recent Startup Pirates Atlanta event, Mike has more than 30 years of management experience across several industries, but has a passion for helping people unleash their potential and thrive. This passion led him to volunteer to help coordinate and teach at the week-long Startup Pirates Atlanta event held recently (the first of its kind in the United States). | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Nathan Fu
Start-up Pirates attendee

Georgia Institute of Technology alumni. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently an embedded engineer at Panasonic Automotive Systems of America. | Twitter | Facebook


Karen Fortune with IAG Forensics and Valuation, Aaron Beam, Terrance Ross with RITA-TECH, INC


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Karen Fortune/IAG Forensics & Valuation

11870829_1624612161132111_4278203685884507252_nKaren serves as a Partner in IAG Forensics forensic accounting and litigation services practice. She has over twenty years experience, comprised of both public and private practice, having spent several years in public accounting and serving as a CFO for a biotechnology firm. She possesses extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing of both public and private companies, addressing complex accounting issues, evaluating and designing internal controls, and performing corporate investigations.

She assists attorneys on cases involving complex commercial damages, corporate internal investigations, funds tracing, fraud and alter ego analyses and securities litigation. Additionally, she specializes in matters involving complex financial analyses, M&A disputes and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Karen has qualified and testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts and has provided assistance to attorneys on several aspects of a case from the complaint stage through trial. She has also testified in both civil and criminal proceedings. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Aaron Beam
Corporate, Business and Educational Speaker








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Terrance  Ross/RITA-TECH, INC
President and CEO

11896102_1624612474465413_7853241841896715230_nPresident 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   


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Georgia Business Radio August 14th Host Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson: Guests Leslie Deets with Concealed Carrie, Patrick Kullmann with Medovex

      Georgia Business Radio Interviewing Industry Leaders Throughout Georgia
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Leslie Deets GBR 08-14Leslie Deets/Concealed Carrie


“To become more familiar and comfortable with firearms, I attended a ladies’ defensive handgun class, and later a concealed carry class. In both cases, I was struck by the women who came to class wearing holsters strapped to their bodies or toting less desirable military-style concealed carry bags that were far from feminine. So, being the self-proclaimed fashionista I am, I studied the current trends in women’s high-end handbags and concluded that demand would be high for a concealed carry option that offered the utmost in both style and quality of material.”

With function and fashion in mind, Concealed Carrie developed and designed the entire collection of handbags with practical features that include a separate concealed carry compartment that securely conceals the handgun in a safe yet accessible manner. Removable and adjustable holsters are included and allows users to adapt to their personal preference and directional draw. Several styles also offer a cross-body solution with the use of a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. All of the concealed carry purses include a Concealed Carrie key chain and distinctive fashion tassel.

While all that function is essential, what has already made the Concealed Carrie line so immediately popular with women is our attention to fashion and detail. The rich, all-leather styles of the Classic Carrie line include Ostrich Print and Smooth Computer Carry Alls, fashion-forward Crocodile Print Leather Hobo, Smooth Leather totes, versatile Classic Clutch, Crossbody Compacts, Compacts to “grab and go,” and our most popular, Aged Brown and Aged Black Leather Satchels.  The new Casual Carrie line includes a contemporary Color Block Satchel, Spice and Turquoise Crossbody Compacts and Mustard Compact Carrie.

Concealed Carrie will continue to introduce new styles and colors for their valued customers and plans to design new lines of products in the near future. “Why should women be forced to compromise fashion for function?”

There is a new girl in town and with the introduction of Concealed Carrie, the market for women’s firearms accessories and concealed carry options will never be the same!   Twitter   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube








Patrick Kullmann GBR 08-14Patrick Kullmann/Medovex


Mr. Kullmann served as senior director at Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in their $2.3 billion Cardiovascular Division. In addition, he has served in marketing, market development and sales leadership positions at Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) Baxter (NYSE:BAX), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and four start-up medical device companies – two of which had successful liquidity events with a combined valuation of $220M.

He is also the author of the book “The Inventor’s Guide for Medical Technology” that is listed on Amazon.

Mr. Kullmann has been a featured speaker and presenter globally on topics related to medical technology innovation.   Twitter   Facebook











Food and Beverage Radio 08-12-15 Hosted by: Rich Casanova with Guests: Chris Poelma with NCR Corporation, Fred Castellucci with Castellucci Hospitality Group, Jay Bandy with Goliath Consulting Group

Jay Bandy,Fred Castellucci,Chris Poelma

Jay Bandy,Fred Castellucci,Chris Poelma

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Chris Poelma/NCR Corporation
President & GM of Small Business

11889477_1622313718028622_8997976424338279184_nFrom mobile software founder to CTO of Microsofts Operator Channel, Chris Poelma has spent nearly three decades developing innovative, high-growth businesses in the technology industry.

In April 2015, Chris joined NCR Corporation as President and General Manager of NCR Small Business. Chris oversees a very talented and ambitious team to drive business model innovation targeted at small business owners. NCR Silver, a cloud-based POS platform, is NCR Small Business newest solution designed to help small merchants manage and grow their businesses. Chris is accelerating the pace and execution of strategic partnerships, marketing, sales, and engineering to establish NCR Silver as the premier technology partner for small businesses.

Prior to joining NCR Small Business, Chris founded QwikCart®, an innovative mobile software company which provides businesses and consumers access to powerful retailing, transportation and entertainment solutions. Before QwikCart, Chris co-founded, served as CTO, and assisted in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with USInternetworking, now AT&T Enterprise Application Services. He has led five startup software companies to successful liquidity events as CEO including ControlPath, Comprehensive Software Systems (CSS), and Magellan Network. Additionally Chris has worked as an executive within industry notables Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and EDS. Over the course of his career, Chris has closed over $70 Million in private equity. | Twitter | Facebook


Federico “Fred” Castellucci/Castellucci Hospitality Group

11885161_1622313944695266_6855702729144203255_nA graduate of the Hospitality School at Cornell University, Federico Castellucci has worked in the restaurant business his entire life. During his tenure at Cornell, Federico helped create and develop the original Sugo in Roswell. He grew the concept to four locations including three franchises. After graduating in 2007, Federico took over a failed franchise location that is currently Sugo in Johns Creek, Ga. Federico worked tirelessly to re-establish the brand, and within a year and a half the restaurant had become the most successful restaurant his family had ever owned in Georgia.

Building on that success, Federico created a new restaurant concept from scratch in downtown Decatur called The Iberian Pig. A modern Spanish restaurant with a strong focus on imported Spanish cured meats, fresh local produce, creative tapas dishes, wines of the region and classic cocktails, The Iberian Pig has been a hit from opening night in late 2009.

Following the success of The Iberian Pig, Federico embarked on two more projects in 2011 and 2014. Located on Roswell Road near I-285, Double Zero Napoletana opened in May 2011, bringing the regional cuisine of Campania in Southern Italy to Sandy Springs, Ga. The menu features handmade pasta, traditional Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastries and gelato, as well as contemporary takes on classic Southern Italian dishes. In November 2014, Federico opened Cooks & Soldiers, a Basque-inspired concept located in West Midtown, featuring traditional pintxos, raciones, asador and desserts influenced by the signature cooking methods of the region.

Federico currently serves as president of Castellucci Hospitality Group, the management company that he created in 2010, which includes Sugo, The Iberian Pig, Double Zero Napoletana and Cooks & Soldiers. | Facebook |


Jay Bandy/Goliath Consulting Group

10891423_1622314114695249_6895888449839291127_nJay Bandy has thirty years of experience in the restaurant business including leadership roles at McDonald’s, RTM and Blimpie. Jay started Goliath Consulting Group in 2009 with several McDonald’s executives. the company’s clients include international and regional chains as well as independent restaurants. Locally, Jay is working with the Mrs. Winner’s, Cheeseburger Bobby’s brands and a new start-up at Ponce City Market. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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Chris Baker with Chris Baker PR




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IMG_6477Chris Baker/Chris Baker PR

Chris Baker has been at the forefront of the convergence of digital marketing, public relations, direct marketing and online brand engagement for two decades. Chris Baker has secured editorial inclusions in over 200 media organizations including MSN, Reuters, Forbes, Yahoo News, VH1, Wall Street Journal, Details, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Radio One, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and E! Entertainment Television. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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Sales Influencers Radio 08-04-15 Show Host: Jeff Sheehan, Guest: Chris Conlin with Coaches Studio

Chris Conlin (Coaches Studio) Ryan McPherson (Producer) Jeff Sheehan (Host)

Chris Conlin (Coaches Studio) Ryan McPherson (Producer) Jeff Sheehan (Host)

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Chris Conlin/Coaches Studio, LLC
Chief Operating Officer

11017434_1616794138580580_7570409210547346341_nChristopher Conlin, Chief Operating Officer of Coaches Studio and an independent management advisor, is a senior executive with 30 years experience working with startups, large NYSE registered public companies and Fortune International 1000 firms in the electronics, semiconductor and wireless industries. Chris has held the positions of President & CEO, Vice President & General Manager Operations and Vice President Marketing & Sales.

Chris is accountability and results driven with a strong bent toward delegation, development and mentor ship. Hes successfully structured global organizations, defined and implemented business expansion strategies, pitched to investors for secondary stock offerings, raised start-up venture capital and exceeded expectations in challenging, turn-around environments.

Chris has an undergraduate degree in structural engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from Emory University and is an active member of Atlanta Technology Angels. He is married with three children and enjoys baseball, softball, boating and photography. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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Lynda Martin with Goodwin Growth Works, George Rathman with The Alternative Board Atlanta Metro, Whitney Lee with oXYGen Financial

Whitney Lee, George Rathman, Lynda Martin

Whitney Lee, George Rathman, Lynda Martin

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Lynda Martin/Goodwin Growth Works

11880646_1621751398084854_451808094834834895_nLynda is a business consultant who passionate about helping business owners get more profits, time and freedom from their hard work.

Her real-world guidance comes from her own experiences as a business owner, plus wisdom gained from a diverse background that includes corporate marketing, human resources, and accounting.

Over the last 20 years she has helped over 100 small business leadership teams and she uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to give her clients simple, practical tools to get control of their companies and their lives. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube


George Rathman/The Alternative Board Atlanta Metro

11873369_1621751521418175_855952490994614661_nGeorge Rathman, Owner & CEO of TAB Atlanta Central, has over 20 years of business experience in retail operations, consumer goods finance and Division I college athletics. George is an ICF certified professional coach who partners with business leaders to realize their full potential while finding time, money and freedom.


George specializes in Human Resources and Talent Management operations, and has held various senior HR leadership positions, most recently with international eyewear brand Luxottica. He has implemented and managed new technology and systems to automate recruiting, performance management and professional development procedures. While at Luxottica, Georges team provided training solutions and leadership facilitation that touched over 20,000 associates and delivered sales results.

George earned his Juris Doctorate from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Virginia. In the Atlanta community, George volunteers for 21st Leaders, the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and the Atlanta Beltline. | LinkedIn |
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Whitney Lee/oXYGen Financial
Associate Private CFO

11825045_1621751631418164_5916484779117995721_nA very proud native of Georgia and the Atlanta area, Whitney graduated from Georgia State Universitys Robinson College of Business, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Finance with a concentration in investments., before beginning her career at oXYGen Financial. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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Wantrepreneur Radio Talk Show! Hosted by Mark Myette


The Wantrepreneur Radio Show broadcast LIVE from the Business Radiox Studio in Buckhead, the financial center of Atlanta, GA. The show is hosted by Mark Myette.

Join us for the Inaugural Show August 27th, 2015!!

Then tune in for the LIVE stream every 4th Thursday at 10:00 AM (EST)


About the Host:

Mark Myette/The Entreprenuer’s Source / Network Over 40: Atlanta
Owner /Area Developer / Coach

Buckhead Business Radio 10-28-14 Mark Myette 1I’m an Owner – Area Developer / Coach for The Entrepreneur’s Source. Creating trusted, advocacy-based relationships where clients achieve clarity around entrepreneurship. We help people build rewarding businesses / careers. Our unique NO FEE discovery and education experience empowers our clients to explore alternative career options outside the traditional job market in self-employment and business ownership.

Throughout my business career, which began in 1983 and where I spent 24+ years within Fortune 500 companies, I have always loved being an advisor, catalyst, coach, connector, influencer, pioneer, stimulator and teacher!

I’m passionate about giving back, volunteering, doing my part to leave the world a better place AND helping people see things in themselves or the world they may not yet see.

BA from Boston University. MBA from Emory University. Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) from the Association of Talent Development (ATD).
I am the WORLD’S first certified coach for the Gallup “Entrepreneurial Strengths Finders” assessment.     LinkedIn     Twitter     Facebook



Georgia Business Radio July 31st Host Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson: Guests Gary Patterson with The Fiscal Doctor, Peter Stacho with Speakpage



Gary Patterson/The FiscalDoctor

20150731_105326Gary W Patterson Biography
Gary helps business leaders find the Million Dollar Blind Spot: Before It Finds You enabling sustainable profitable growth. He has helped over 200 middle market leaders who are tired of their organization being (1) a best kept secret, (2) stuck , or (3) coasting.
Gary specializes in helping leaders increase revenue profitably with less stress by
uncovering million dollar blind spots in time to avoid costly mistakes and make the best business decisions;
carrying out rigorous due diligence and risk assessment reviews, and
partnering with them on critical fiscal and financial projects.
Gary Patterson has learned one thing from analyzing and helping hundreds of companies:
“What You Don’t Know About Your Business: Can Cost You Your Business” which can mean the difference between life and death, in your product, business, department, life or job.
Thankfully, there is a Fiscal Doctor in the building, The Fiscal Doctor   LinkedIn   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube


Peter Stacho/Speakpage
Founder & CEO

20150731_105452Previously lead the design effort for Turner Broadcasting’s internal apps platform as UX Architect. Apps we designed include the content management system behind CNNGo (2014 Digital Innovation Awards: Best Digital Strategy), Turner’s OnDemand CMS, and an automated live video feed ingest system which has successfully replaced legacy software inside CNN’s Newsrooms across the globe. Peter has won half a dozen awards and actively contributes to the open source community.   Twitter   Facebook







Sales Influencers Radio 07-28-15 Show Host: Jeff Sheehan, Guests: John Fitzpatrick with Force Marketing and Kenny Zail with Kenny Zail and Associates

Jeff Sheehan (Host), Amy Farley, John Fitzpatrick and Kenny Zail

Jeff Sheehan (Host), Amy Farley, John Fitzpatrick and Kenny Zail

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John Fitzpatrick/Force Marketing
CEO and President

11222053_1616857415240919_6041064213882466210_nJohn W. Fitzpatrick is the CEO and President of automotive multi-channel marketing company Force Marketing. He co-founded the company in 2007, and since then it has grown to boast a team of nearly 100 employees with headquarters in Atlanta and an office in NYC.

Force Marketings clients include large dealer groups, Tier II ad associations and OEMs throughout North America. For six consecutive years, it has landed on Inc. magazines 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. It has also earned spots on the Atlanta Business Chronicles Pacesetter Awards list and Atlantas 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.

The Force team is proud to provide its automotive clients with ROI-driven, technology-enabled services that are innovative, trackable and proven to achieve results. Fitzpatrick resides in Atlanta with his wife Kristina, and is an avid fan of travel, basketball and his alma mater, the Florida Gators. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Kenny Zail/Kenny Zail and Associates

11233079_1616857225240938_5355364982815476058_nKenny Zail is owner of Kenny Zail & Assoc. He firmly believes that we become the best when we find our passion and enjoy the process. His company creates interactive activities that focus on networking and team building.

After attending Trine University in Indiana, Kenny became a professional drummer and drum instructor for 15 years. He wrote a drum instruction book and backed up performers from stage, screen and recording artists.

Afterwards Kenny became a buyer and sales manager for JC Penney, where his philosophies lead his sales team to win various sales awards.   Kenny has served on the boards of The National Speaker Association, National Association of Catering and Events, and Meeting Professionals International. He is also an alumnus of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


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