A proven entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated experience within both public and private companies. Skilled in increasing shareholder value through consistent delivery of incremental, sustainable, predictable and profitable results. Key strengths in organizational development, strategic planning, financial/risk management, corporate governance, restructuring, and achieving successful exits for closely held business owners. Ability to engage internal associates, external resource partners, key vendors, and customers to enhance company value.
Shel received his Bachelors degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY where he majored in Industrial Relations and Finance. He spent his early years with a NY based management consulting firm that specialized in organizational development, strategic planning, business process re-engineering, and total quality management.
Shel spent 7 years with two Fortune 500 organizations where he held senior leadership roles. Shel spent 3 years as the President of a large financial services organization, 3 years as CEO of an Orlando based Management consultancy and spent the last 5 years as CEO of a national health and wellness franchisor and 3 related entities. He is currently Founder and Chief Catałyst at FL Venture Catalysts.
Shel has served on various professional Boards including the Financial Executives Institute, Association for Corporate Growth, Trunaround Management Association, The Executive Committee, Economic Development Council, and was the former President of the Institute of Management Accountants. Shel is an active member of Vistage International and an active exit planning consultant with Navix.
A successful technology entrepreneur who has founded, advised, and/or invested in a variety of companies in consumer electronics, medical technology, manufacturing, software development, real estate development, etc. Kevin is a business growth and transition strategist who works closely with business owners, executive teams, and investors in organizations to formulate and execute a plan to maximize their company's value and ultimately achieve a successful exit/transition that aligns with the owner's objectives.
Kevin received his BS & MS in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is also a Certified Exit Planner (CExP) and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 1995 Kevin co-founded Yesmail.com, an online e-marketing solutions company. He and his co-founders took Yesmail public in 1999, and sold it to CMGI in 2000 for over $700M.
Roberto Rinaldi is a business management coach and organizational development expert, coming from a large international executive and consultant experience. His executive record spans a variety of designations and industries, including IT development, technical support, professional services, quality management, project and process management, finance, and education. He has successfully managed a diverse portfolio of projects for renowned companies of different business sectors, such as Diebold, Sky TV, Gillette, Ecorodovias, Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BMF&Bovespa), Hill International, and Florida Christian University.
His approach envisions the company as a set of integrated frameworks for modeling business, operation, and management, to bring consistency, efficiency, and sustainable growth. Expertise on structuring with an optimized systemic view.
Roberto has a strong educational background, with BSC in engineering, MBA on marketing, Master on organizational leadership in USA, and specialization in digital logic in England. He is founder and board president of the Association of Principled Education Schools in Brazil, with partners in USA. He is fluent in English and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish.
A veteran senior business adviser with a global perspective. Wide ranging executive experience across industries, markets, cultures, and economic conditions; with a consistent emphasis on maximizing bottom line performance. Demonstrated, replicated ability to overcome challenges and obstacles by visualizing, guiding and achieving repeated financial success. Acknowledged expertise in training and motivating executive growth and excellence.
Chris received his Bachelors degree from Cornell University and is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. After state, Federal and law firm experience, he spent over thirty years working at Fortune 100 companies (including Westinghouse and CBS ), finishing as Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Power located in Orlando, Florida. He has served on numerous boards (including multi-nationals) of joint ventures, subsidiaries, charities and cultural groups extending to advisory boards for major universities.
His decades of corporate work included extensive training and hands on experience in such fields as: advice and analysis on the purchase and sale of businesses and assets; risk, claim and litigation management; corporate structure and governance; compliance and ethics; maximizing professional service and other supplier value; exit strategies; management and professional development; business cases and strategies; surviving and flourishing through industry and economic cycles - In every case oriented to consistent world class performance.