SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL BUSINESS & FINANCE CONFERENCE 2017
|4:00 PM||Doors open, (Registration networking, pitch the media, video vignettes)|
|5:00 PM||Welcome Remarks Justin Katz(Boynton Beach Vice Mayor)|
|5:15 PM||Introduction of Allan Hendricks & Leadership Panel Annette Gray|
|5:45-6:15PM||Introduction of Vincent Nolan & Contracts & Procurement Allan Hendricks|
|6:20-6:50PM||Introduction of Alterraon Phillips & Inventors & New Product Panel Vincent Nolan (Break 10 minute pitch the editor video vignettes)|
|7:00-7:30PM||Introduction of Cassondra Thaddies& Media Panel Alterraon Phillips|
|7:35-8:05PM||Introduction of Annette Gray & Funding Panel Cassondra Thaddies|
|8:10PM||Closing Remarks Annette Gray|
|8:35PM||Close Vendor Breakdown|
Video Vignettes by Ted WhiteConference attendees interested in shooting a 2 Minute Video Vignette must prepare a 2 minute elevator pitch that begins with their name, include a business elevator pitch and conclude with a business question to our business development team.
Media PitchesConference attendees interested in presenting a 2 Minute Media Pitch must prepare a 2 minute pitch that begins with their name, include a business elevator pitch and conclude with why a media outlet might consider featuring their business in an upcoming issue or program.
Moderator: Alan Hendricks
Mr. Hendricks is a native of South Florida and a landscape architect by profession. Emphasis in his design studies has been on the re-creation and rehabilitation of communities in South Florida. Mr. Hendricks brings to Caulfield & Wheeler, Inc. strong design and graphic skills with an emphasis on security, New Urban Design concepts and pedestrian systems. After joining the firm in June of 2002, Mr. Hendricks has worked with our team on projects involving community planning, large-scale community landscape plans, roadway landscape plans, commercial site plans and environmental protection plans. His experience and expertise in working with graphic design programs has helped communicate our projects to cities and communities here in the South Florida area.
Director of Continuing Education, Broward College Diane Peart - An innovative and results-driven Administrator with a proven record of expansive and progressive experience in a variety of leadership roles within higher education. Over the years she have demonstrated success in improving efficiency and maximizing results through the delivery of non-credit value-added programs, processes, and services. She joined Broward College November 2001 in the department of Staff Development and Training (now called Teaching, Learning and Technology). In 2006, she transferred to Continuing Education holding various positions over the years, including, her current position of Director. She leads the department in the Development of business and career training initiatives and marketing strategies for Continuing Education (CE) -Workforce Education Economic Development. CE Programs are designed to educate and enrich the community through workforce and community education programs including; Career Training, certification preparation, personal enrichment, non-credit online programs, and Kids & Teens College. Diane also oversees CE operations using strategies for success and continuous improvement and marketing using digital and social Mediums. Additionally, she oversee Project RENEW and Seaport Training Project, grant funded programs strategically focused on community outreach. She Holds an Associate In Science Business Administration from Broward College, a Bachelor of Science Management and a Master Of Business Admin Business Administration from University Of Phoenix. Her dream partner for lunch is former First Lady, Michele Obama and her fantasy career is remodeling homes.
Commissioner, WPB District 2 Cory Neering is a native son of West Palm Beach. He was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission in 2015. Professionally, he serves as Vice President of Education for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida. Commissioner Neering currently serves as Board Chair for the Healthy Start Coalition of Palm Beach County and is a member of the Palm Beach County Community Action Agency Board, whose mission is to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families. He serves as commission liaison for the West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the West Palm Beach Housing Authority Board. He has been recognized with awards such as: The Simpson Memorial United Methodist “Man of Character Award,” One of South Florida’s "50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders for 2015,” andThe Delta Sigma Theta Sorority “Men of Excellence Award.” Cory holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Masters in Science in Organizational Management and Leadership.Commissioner Neering and his wife LaToya have two children.
Vice Mayor D-1 Boynton Beach Justin Katz was born in Marlton, NJ in 1984. He would eventually move to Florida to attend Florida Atlantic University and earn a B.A in Social Science Secondary Education. Shortly after graduating FAU in 2007, Justin was hired by the Palm Beach County School District to teach at Park Vista Community High School, in suburban Lake Worth. In 2009 Justin would move to Boynton Beach, where he has owned a townhouse and maintained his residency ever since. In 2016, Justin was elected to be the District 1 City Commissioner for Boynton Beach. After one year on the commission, he would be appointed Vice-Mayor of Boynton Beach. In the Spring of 2017 Justin was elected as President of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. He will have to leave the classroom during his tenure as President of the PBCCTA, but will remain a member of the Boynton Beach City Commission, simultaneously. Justin is a career educator and has a passion for government and public service. He looks to continue working hard for teachers and students, as well as the population at large during his time serving in his current leadership positions in the city and public education system.
Palm Beach County Commission, District 7, Mack Bernard was elected in November 2016 to the Palm Beach County Commission, District 7. Mack ran for County Commission in order to put his experience to work for our community. He ran on a platform of creating more good paying jobs and job training opportunities; improving public safety and law enforcement relations; increasing small business, women and minority participation in county contracts; keeping taxes low; and advocating for more affordable and sustainable housing. Mack Bernard has an extensive resume of public service. For nearly a decade, Mack Bernard has committed himself to working for the public. In 2008 Mack served as a Delray Beach City Commissioner and Deputy Vice-Mayor. In this role Mack worked hard with the community to increase affordable housing options, improve public safety, and create jobs. In 2009 Mack Bernard was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served on numerous committees and passed bills that created jobs, protected women and children, and supported public education. In the Legislature, Mack served as the President of the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials and was recognized for his work advocating for Florida's small businesses. Currently, Mack Bernard is the Chairman for the Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice and Board Member for the Color of Hope Foundation. Mack Bernard is a former member of the Florida Elections Commission, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the CJ Foundation, a non-profit organization helping children in need. Mack has lived in Palm Beach County for 30 years. He is a product of Palm Beach County's public school system, where he was a member of the JROTC and a high-school championship wrestler. He worked hard while attending college, graduating with honors from Florida State University; earning a Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and also graduating with honors from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. Mack and his wife Shawn are raising their three daughters here and are very proud to be part of the Palm Beach County Family. As a real estate and tax attorney, Mack Bernard works to help others achieve the American Dream. Mack has put his life's work into giving back to our community and serving this great county.
Florida House of Representatives, representing District 90. Lori Berman, is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 90. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.Berman earned her B.A. from Tufts University, J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami Law School. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for the firm Belson and Lewis, practicing estate planning law. She previously practiced regulatory and real estate law and worked as an in-house counsel for a federal savings bank.
Comissioner Boynton Beach (District 4)
After winning a special election to fill a vacancy for the District 4 seat, Commissioner Casello was sworn into office April 2013. In 2014, he was re-elected and appointed Vice-Mayor. Commissioner Joseph Casello brings broad public and private experiences to the City of Boynton Beach. In his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, he served on many boards and committees, managing millions of dollars in assets and raising thousands of dollars for charitable organizations, such as the Worcester Fire Department Credit Union Board of Trustees, Municipal Retirees Organization, United Way and Habitat for Humanity. After moving to Boynton Beach in 2009, he served on the Golf Course Advisory Board and is currently President of the Knollwood Homeowners Association. Born in Worcester, Commissioner Casello attended public schools in his community. He graduated from Worcester Industrial Technical Institute in 1972 and Quinsigamond Community College in 2002, where he earned an Associate in Science. Commissioner Casello honorably served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force. Assigned to the 212th ANG Unit, he was responsible for the installation of radio transmission sites throughout the country. In 1974, he was appointed to the Worcester Fire Department and promoted to Lieutenant in 1984. Within the Fire Department, he served in many capacities, including arson investigator, working closely with State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). As a business owner and licensed electrical contractor for over 23 years, Commissioner Casello operated Casello Electrical Services, specializing in residential and commercial electrical design and installation.Commissioner Casello is married and has one daughter. He enjoys playing golf at the City’s municipal golf course, The Links at Boynton Beach. Taking pride in the Commission’s concept of team work, he most enjoys creating solutions to challenges, as well as promoting Boynton Beach as “America’s Gateway to the Gulfstream”.
Annette Gray is an established Business Management and Economic Development Specialist, an international keynote speaker and trainer. She is the CEO of Global Business Development Center, Broker Owner of Global Real-Estate Collaborative and Founder/President of GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute 501© (3). She is a former Commissioner and Vice- Chair of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the former Vice-Chair of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC). She is a certified Micro Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Instructor and certified as a specialist in Federal Government procurement. She is the former Vice Chair of The Delray Beach Arts in Public Places Board and Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Florida Real-Estate Association Commercial Alliance Education Board. Annette is the past winner of the Palm Beach Small Business of the Year Award, and nominee of the Executive Women in Leadership Award. Annette has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Management and Leadership from The University of Liverpool (London, England) and a Management and Leadership Certification from Harvard University.
Tim Thompson, an economic development professional with a strong financial industry background. Mr. Thompson is experienced in Economic and Community Development Finance strategies and programs, SBA and Small Business Finance, Client and Relationship Management, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Portfolio and Distressed Asset Management. Expert at providing technical assistance to small and medium sized businesses including business planning, financial analysis and projections. Develop strategies to allow these businesses to access the capital needed to grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Certified Mentor/Counselor Palm Beach SCORE Economic Empowerment provide technical assistance to emerging and mature companies. Teach a workshop on developing financial projections.
Dr. Christopher Noe currently works with business and nonprofit social entrepreneurs to help re-define social change and create social impact. Much of his revolves around developing strategies and sustainable platforms for nonprofit leaders to develop enterprise strategies for their organizations to increase stakeholder ROI. Formerly served as Director of Social Investment at Nonprofits First, a management support organization providing leadership and organizational development for hundreds of nonprofits in South FL. Additionally worked as Manager of the Office Depot Foundation. Most recently, I completed a Ph.D. in Global Leadership at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. Specialties: include working with social entrepreneurs to build new innovative concepts, nonprofit and social sector advocacy work, strategic fund-development, and political campaign management. Additionally, developing strategies to recruit and retain social investors to various nonprofit causes and building sustainability models to heighten awareness to promote social change beyond the traditional charity model to deliver sustainable and impactful social impact.
Kurt Valmond is an 18 year veteran banker based in Boca Raton Florida. Mr. Valmond is currently the Vice-President and Regional Business Banking Manager for Amtrust Bank. Prior to Amtrust Bank, Mr. Valmond began his career in the financial services industry as a Brokerage Associate for First Union Securities, A Division of First Union Bank – now known as Wells Fargo as part of a Team of 4 that managed in excess of $100 million in AOM. Mr. Valmond holds degrees in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands and Finance from Florida Atlantic University. He is also a past Board Member of Boca Helping Hands, where he and his wife volunteered for over 15 years.
Wells Fargo Community Bank
Matthew is the District Manager for Greater Palm Beach of Wells Fargo Community Bank. Along with his Branch Managers, Matt strives to provide the resources and support needed for his team members to provide excellent service to customers and the community. Matthew started his career with Wells Fargo as a Teller and continued to build his career to a leadership position. He has been with Wells Fargo for 13 years. Passionate about the community he has been very involved in the Boys and Girls Club of the Palm Beaches, Habitat for Humanity and the United Way. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and his Masters from Bethel University in St. Paul. Matthew lives in Palm Beach County with his wife Alecia and their new born baby girl Madilyn. He is an avid golfer and a huge Minnesota Viking football fan
Felix Hartmann is an entrepreneur, trader, award-winning author, philanthropist and one of the nation’s leading Millennial Life and Business Strategists. A recognized authority on branding, marketing, and sales psychology, he has served as an advisor to business leaders around the US for the past 3 years. Author of the internationally award-winning book Dark Age, Mr. Hartmann has inspired thousands of readers around the globe. Hartmann is the President of a holding company comprised and/or involved with more than a dozen privately held businesses with combined valuation exceeding $50 million. He has been involved at various key entrepreneurial conferences, from being on the founding team and Board of Directors of the Forbes Top Rated Next Gen Summit, to speaking to the leading Entrepreneurs of Puerto Rico at Cenas Empresariales, to reaching thousands of the world’s top traders at the Digital Stock Summit. In his mission to continually impact the lives of the new generation, Hartmann has made headlines disrupting the traditional approach to career and life planning with his concept Dream Diversity which has been shortlisted for TEDx.Practicing his own concept and methods, Hartmann effectively runs several companies, actively trades and coaches the financial markets, is a successful fiction writer, and can be found speaking at, attending, or even organizing most major networking events. As a philanthropist, Felix Hartmann has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars in his teens already for various causes including Autism Speaks, the Make a Wish Foundation, and the Children’s Miracle Network through his fraternal involvement. Every single day he mentors dozens others and helps them come closer to their dreams.
Corporate & Government Procurement/Contracting Panel
Vincent Nolan: Moderator
Regional Director for the FSBDC at Palm Beach State College
Vincent Nolan is the Regional Director for the FSBDC at Palm Beach State College. There he directs a ten person staff providing business consulting services to small businesses throughout Palm Beach County, as part of the overall Florida SBDC network. Prior to joining the SBDC, Nolan was the Economic Development Director for The City of Delray Beach, Florida, where he provided strategic and tactical services to promote local business growth. Earlier professional engagements included: Economic Development Supervisor for the Town of New Milford, CT; Executive Director of the Meriden Business & Learning Center, a job training center and business incubator located in Meriden, CT; Special Legislative Assistant to Senator Leonard Fasano in the CT General Assembly; and a principal in a multi-discipline commercial insurance brokerage firm in Garden City, NY. In addition to serving on numerous Chamber of Commerce boards and committees, Nolan has served as an executive committee member on the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board in Connecticut, was a Vice President and Director of the Connecticut Economic Development Association and is a former City Council President in Danbury, CT. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) as conferred by the International Economic Development Council. Vin also holds the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) designation from the National Development Council and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Investments from Babson College.
Bruce Lewis/ CEO
Bruce Lewis hails from Minneapolis and he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BSEE Degree where he specialized in chemical design engineering. Lewis came to South Florida in 1984 from Philadelphia as a result of accepting a Senior R & D Engineering assignment with RCA, Palm Beach Gardens research Hub. The R & D assignment was a five-year pilot project to develop what we today know as satellite television. Upon completion of his assignment, Lewis decided to remain in South Florida and tackled other projects: R&D engineering work to develop micro switches for railroads and developing a chemical process for titanium dental implants that speeds healing process. He also conducted extensive research on business development. In 1990 Lewis formed Limited & Associates, Inc. a full-service strategic public relations firm. The company specializes in large-scale public and private development projects, strategic relationship cultivation and business capacity building. Mr. Lewis is completely engaged in the community and serves on a number of Organization Boards.
Mr. Steve Michael serves as a Principal at Hudson Holdings, LLC. Mr. Michael’s financial and real estate career began in 1985, when he first began to purchase and develop under-developed and/or distressed properties. Mr. Michael has an extensive career as a trader and investment fund manager. He began his career with the Chicago Board of Trade financial market, developing proprietary models used to successfully trade the yield curve instruments before expanding into the IMM. Mr. Michael is a member of the Chicago Board of Trade as well as the Chicago Mercantile Exchanges and the Mid American Exchange. In 2000, Mr. Michael joined forces with the head macro analyst at Soros Quantum Fund to form Macro Fund - a global macro fund. Mr. Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University and regularly lectures to graduate level students at both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.
David Eugene Scott, P.E.
David E. Scott has joined the City of Boynton Beach as the Director of Economic Development and Strategy. As Director, Scott leads the City’s efforts to promote a healthy and vibrant economy and community through locally-based, regionally-driven economic development. Under his leadership, the Department of Economic Development and Strategy develops and implements specific goals and strategies, providing the roadmap for economic development, focused on retaining existing businesses, supporting sustainable communities, attracting new residents and businesses, creating jobs, improving walkability and transit readiness, improving the address of the City to attract developer investment, and revitalizing Community Redevelopment Agency neighborhoods. The Department of Economic Development and Strategy serves as the lead integrator of the City’s economic development initiatives; facilitating interagency planning, collaboration and coordination among the various City agencies and partners, and overseeing the development and implementation of the City’s strategic plan. Scott recently served as the Principal of Kaizen Management Solutions, where he provided public sector clients with strategic planning and accountability through performance management and data solutions. He brings more than 30 years of public and private experience to the position, overseeing a diverse portfolio of municipal operations with 7,000 employees and budgets of $700 million, and serving populations of 30,000 to 620,000. He has effectively created pathways to build, retain and transfer economic growth to the local community; thereby, creating true economic empowerment and emerging growth opportunities that generate jobs, lead to a reduced unemployment rate, increased home ownership, increased economic activity, decreased crime, decreased reliance on government services, and increased tax revenues. Scott is a member of several community and professional organizations. He also has published papers on Customer Value Performance Management, and Restoring Public Trust Through Outcome Based Budgeting and Performance Management. Scott has demonstrated a record of achievement and success. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Manager Office of Small Business Assistance Palm Beach County
Providing counseling and support to individuals seeking to build their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, has been the full time position for Allen Gray over the last 25 years. As Manager if the Office of Small Business Assistance for Palm Beach County, Mr. Gray works on creating and implementing policies that encourage small business growth and development. Through the Office of Small Business Assistance, Mr. Gray also provides guidance on business opportunities that exist with Palm Beach County and how business owners can position themselves to take advantage of some of the policies created to encourage local participation. Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Mr. Gray has seen the rapidly changing landscape within the County over the last 40 years. A proud alumnus of Oakwood University, where he earned a BA in Business Administration, Mr. Gray returned back home to make an impact on his community; and it was just a little too cold.
Marketing and Media Panel
Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies is a versatile leader with 21 years of progressive management experience leading and directing projects from inception to launch. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Minnesota, with a double major, Sociology and Technical Communications. She also has a Masters of Arts Degree in Health & Human Services Administration, gained at St. Mary’s, University of Minnesota. As Director of Professional Learning at McGraw-Hill Education and in partnership with Stanford University, she works directly with district and school leaders to assess and support their digital curriculum and Blended Learning vision and goals to create 21st century classrooms. This includes providing professional development and ongoing support to school leaders on Blended Learning implementation strategies and coaching sessions with teachers on technology integration. She is most passionate about her position as a mother of two amazing boys who attend Florida A& M University.
The Buzz Agency is a professional communications firm specializing in public relations and social media. The agency has a staff of 10 full time and 2 part time, with two offices – the company headquarters on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and a satellite office on the island of Palm Beach. Prior to co-founding The Buzz Agency, Julie Julie has served in director-level positions in a number of high profile industries. She was Director of Marketing and PR for the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Director of Public Relations for the largest ad agency in Indiana (Montgomery Zukerman Davis); Media Relations/Press Liaison Director for His Holiness The Dalai Lama during a 2-week visit to the U.S.; and has held similar positions with the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, KSTW-Channel 11 (CBS affiliate/Seattle), The Tampa Tribune and The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. Affectionately labeled an Air Force brat, having lived in 11 states and one foreign country, Julie is proud (and relieved) to call Florida home for the past 17 years. Julie is also an accomplished voice-over talent, recording more than 100 television and radio commercials. Julie is on the board of Impact 100; is immediate past President of Gold Coast Public Relations Council, and has served as Chairperson for the Boca Raton Cultural Consortium; Board Member for the South Florida Chapter of Women in Communications; Marketing Committee Member for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council; and Board Member of the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Association.
Inventors & Product Development Panel
President., CBC is a licensed Florida Certified Building Contractor and a Member of the Florida Bar. He received his BS Degree from the University of Florida Rinker School of Building Construction and Juris Doctrine from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Al has over 20 years of in the field construction experience. Prior to his legal career, Al has held positions as an Assistant Superintendent, Architect’s Representative (Construction Administrator), and Owner’s Representative. As an Architect’s Representative, Al oversaw construction for schools throughout Florida, private residences, banks, warehouses, retail buildings and historic renovation projects; of which and most notable the 1916 Historic Courthouse in Palm Beach County, FL. He is well versed in understanding the construction and real estate industry, FL Building Codes, NFPA Codes, and ADA Codes. Al also has vast experience with working with the private sector and government agencies throughout Central and South Florida. Al has taken his vast construction experience and applied it to the practice of law. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009, he has focused his practice to the areas of Construction and Real Estate issues. He has committed himself to represent his clients vigorously to bring resolution to their matter whether in the courtroom or through negotiation. Al has represented clients against municipalities and large corporations. He has successfully worked with lenders to modify his clients’ mortgage or provide other remedies with as little impact on the consumer.
West Palm Beach, Florida Area Professional Training & Coaching Currently Inventing Daily, Charles Rutenberg Realty, FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni – Miami Inventor Society of South Florida, Education- Syracuse University Inventing is my passion. I started designing homes and then moved into products. As a designer and project manager, designed homes, furniture, and products; successfully took products from concept through prototyping, manufacturing, national trade shows, won National Retailers Choice Award, selected out of 1000 new products for top honors in the US & Canada, international award for Most Innovative Product, on Innovation Nation TV Show, was a presenter on QVC, an invention featured on DIY twice, interviewed for Made in America Radio Show, Home Talk News with Michael King, featured in Boca Observer Magazine, MoneyTalksNews.com, promoting new products and inventors as well as selling new products on InventingDaily.com. As entrepreneur, worked with inventors to launch new products, inventor mentor and product coach guiding inventors and helping them avoid costly pitfalls and mistakes, product & brand development, working with national investors to help get funding for new projects, inventor with 3 patents and one patent pending.
Debbie Lanford is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Member of the Society for International Affairs, and an International Trade Specialist for the Florida SBDC at Palm Beach State College. Debbie assists clients in international expansion through market research identifying market potential, trade barriers, risks and methods of entry. The Florida SBDC team was honored recently with the President's E-Award for Export Assistance in 2016. Debbie is a former business owner and brings a host of real-world experience to the program with a special interest in market research and strategic planning. She is an alumnus of The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing an MBA in International Business at Lynn University She is an avid animal lover and long-term volunteer at Tri County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton.
Matthew Bordy is a passionate entrepreneur who is leveraging his creativity and industry knowledge to make the product development process more accessible, customizable and affordable for start up entrepreneurs. After developing products for national and international brands, such as, Office Depot, Home Depot, Lowes, BMW Design works USA, Emerson, SanDisk, Skill, Craftsmen, and Husky, Matthew launched Prototype House Inc. in 2013. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the GCVCA (Gold Coast Venture Capital Association).
Mr. Patrick Eloi holds a Business Degree, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He holds several key industry certifications, including the very sought after Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). Mr. Eloi is an innovative, results-oriented management professional with over 25 years of visible achievements providing leading edge technology solutions. He possesses extensive qualifications in all aspects of system administration, management and maintenance, network / server operations and hardware / software solutions. His achievements include Keynote Speaker at 2011 Graduation Ceremony for McFatter Technical High School, Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2010, and Sr. IT Consultant to numerous corporations and non-profit organizations in the South Florida area.
Danielle H. Bratek, Esq
Danielle H. Bratek, Esq. focuses her practice in handling Intellectual Property matters. Ms. Bratek’s practice is devoted to trademark and copyright law, as well as patent litigation. Since 2004, Ms. Bratek’s practice has assisted large and small companies in protecting and defending their intellectual property rights. In addition, MS. Bratek works with corporations, independent inventors, marketing executives, and non-profits organizations to facilitate their branding and to promote consumer recognition of their products and services. Danielle was raised in Princeton, New Jersey. She enjoys hot yoga, boating, gardening, beach activities and spending time with two Labrador retrievers.