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Paul Harrison, MBA, CPA, CFPPaul R. Harrison, MBA, CPA, CFP® is a veteran financial professional with industry experience in securities, financial
planning, and software. Today, he teaches accounting at the University of Denver and has a CPA practice focusing on
financial accounting, tax, fraud prevention and ethical management. Paul has an MBA from the University of Colorado
and lives in Denver.
Don Minges, MBADon is a fractional CFO who has worked in diverse industries at various development stages. He has experience in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has been able to raise equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms. He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIMJohn is a Chelsea, Michigan based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development. He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995. Earlier in his career, John was Chief Financial Officer for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier. He has also been CFO for a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailing chain. He is the author of Pricing for Profitability, published by Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Richard A. Karwic, MBARichard is a management consultant with over 40 years of financial and managerial experience. In addition to fifteen years of broad-based management consulting, he has over 15 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer for several businesses in a wide variety of industries. He has worked in over 100 businesses, including several divisions of well-known, Fortune 500 companies. Richard lives in Wethersfield, CT.
Gary Cokins, MBS, CPIM
Gary Cokins, MBA, CPIM is an internationally recognized author and speaker. He spent 30 years working with the consulting practices of Deloitte, KPMG, EDS and SAS. Gary has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics and Predictive Business Analytics published by Wiley and Sons.
Tim Cordes, JDTim Cordes is an attorney who focuses on family law and probate administration. He is the current Secretary/Treasurer and a founding member of the LGBTQA Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Tim has been a member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Michigan since 2008, and served as President of the group from 2011 through 2014. As a straight ally, Tim seeks to be an advocate for the LGBT community on the issues of marriage, equality and discrimination. He lives with his wife Dana in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
Charles Silvey, CPACharles Silvey, CPA, is a chief audit executive with over 25 years of experience specializing in internal audit, finance operations, internal controls, COSO, FCPA compliance and Sarbanes‐Oxley implementation. His professional experience includes roles at KPMG, CR Bard, Lucent Technologies, ADP and Catalent Pharma Solutions. Most recently, he was Vice President of Internal Audit for a $3B pharmaceutical company. Charles lives in Hamden, CT.
Sherre L. DeMao, CGS
Sherre L. DeMao, CGS, is the founder and CEO of BizGrowth, Inc., a full-service operational, marketing and strategy consulting firm that specializes in working with entrepreneurial enterprises. She is the author of Me, Myself & Inc., a book that encourages readers to shift from the guilt-ridden Work/Life Balance mindset to a more effective Life Synergy approach to working and being. Her Me, Myself & Inc. concept is also featured in the university textbook, Smart Start-Up Management. Her next book, The Profitability Quotient, was released globally in 2018.
Jeanne M. Ballew, MA with contributor John L. Daly
Jeanne is founder and president of Jeanne M. Ballew Training and Development, a company dedicated to honing employee communication skills. She also owns and operates Edit Prose, a company providing editing and book coaching services to both fiction and nonfiction writers. She has trained over 25,000 people in areas such as business writing, assertive communication, presentation skills, listening skills, meeting facilitation and diversity.