Paul Gallagher

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Gallagher, Paul 1734038Title: Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public, Mediator, Business Consultant

Company: Paul Gallagher Legal

Location: North Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience in legal services, Paul Gallagher has aided clients concerning matters in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, property and commercial law, family trusts and estate planning, family law, relationship property and parenting disputes. For 26 of these years, Mr. Gallagher has overseen the day-to-day operations, marketing, and legal service at his own firm. His clients can expect Mr. Gallagher to be very approachable, and as someone with a strong communication ability. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard W. Jenkins

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Jenkins, Richard 853238Title: Sergeant First Class E-7, 25Z Visual Information Chief (Retired)

Company: U.S. Army

Location: Tonawanda, NY, United States

Richard Jenkins is a third generation U.S. Army serviceman, with a legacy dating back to the American Civil War and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In his own military career, he served in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, and in Korea in 1980 and 1982. Additionally, he is a Cold War veteran, and has carried out his service in Germany, Korea and Panama. Prior to retiring, he reached the position of sergeant first class E-7 in the United States Army. As an expert in computers, he attained the role of visual information chief, where he was responsible for maintaining and operating the military television and radio for Armed Forces Radio and overseeing satellite communications.

With a career in the defense services dedicated to the protection of the United States for many years, Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. These prestigious honors range from the Meritorious Service Medal, to the Commendation Medal and to the Achievement Medal. He has also received the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1970 Device, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Korean Defense Service Medal. In addition, he has earned the Cold War Certificate, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with Silver Device, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star with Silver Device, the German Army Bronze and Silver Shooting Awards and the German Army Reserve Silver Honor Pin. Read the rest of this entry »

Trevor Campbell

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Campbell, Trevor 1687283Title: Property and Land Manager

Company: Origin Energy

Location: Roma, QLD, Australia

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Ameer Ispahani

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Ameer Ispahani 1956547Title: President

Company: Aerial Tech Plus Inc.

Location: Ontario, Canada

Ameer A. Ispahani is the president of Aerial Tech Plus Inc., a company that offers services for hydraulic equipment, particularly for the construction rental industry. Fueled by passion, Mr. Ispahani has dedicated 33 years of service to the industry. He first gained an interest in the field when he worked as a mechanic. He decided to go to school for hydraulics because he knew this was the industry in which he wanted to build his career. He received a diploma in electromagnetics from Dawson College in 1978.  Read the rest of this entry »

John A. Girardi

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Girardi, John 1978402Title: Partner

Company: Girardi | Keese

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

With more than 40 years of practiced expertise in law, Mr. Girardi has achieved professional success through cases pertaining to civil trials, professional negligence, government entity negligence, products liability and employment, and cases involving toxic tort and pharmaceutical litigation. Mr. Girardi’s hard work and willingness to put in long hours has resulted in benefiting hundreds of people and their families. He was able to procure a settlement for 177 people who had been affected by a pharmaceutical company as well as more than 100 homeowners who lost their homes in a forest fire due to the negligence of a public utility. The outcome of these kinds of cases help Mr. Girardi continue what he does and make a difference in people’s lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Gauci

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Gauci, Paul 2064915Title: Managing Director

Company: Globalnet Systems Ltd

Location: Westerham, United Kingdom

Specialized in network design and information technology and services, Paul Gauci has honed his skills with a career spanning more than 20 years. Opening the doors to his company Globalnet Systems Ltd in 2007, Mr. Gauci fulfills the promises made for clients with network infrastructure design services concerning fiber and copper installation. As the managing director, Mr. Gauci organizes his personnel and develops clientele and business. He employs a team of highly qualified network cable, AV and electrical installers. As a luminary in the engineering field, Mr. Gauci has created a top-notch work environment with a variety of products and services. Read the rest of this entry »

Mark Towson, M.Sc., FCIPD

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Towson, Mark 1625558Title: Group Human Resources Director

Company: Mark Towson Consulting

Location: Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Mark Towson parlays nearly four decades of experience to his current role as a group human resources director with his own consulting firm. As a seasoned professional having worked in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, Mr. Towson delivers on building organizational capability and executing complex cross-border change management. With his guidance, executive teams improve business performance along the lines of his strategy. Designing corporate strategies is a specialty of Mr. Towson’s, and grants him affiliation with the Society of Human Resource Management and the Association of Top Professionals. In addition, he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Smyth

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Title: Senior Vice President

Company: Bruce Power

Location: Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

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Bill Sheppard

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Bill Sheppard 1650341Title: Managing Director

Company:  World Travellers

Location: Hastings, New Zealand

William “Bill” Sheppard began his illustrious career working for Singapore Airlines in the ticket office as a reservations supervisor. He worked in that position for nearly four years before transitioning to a different aspect of the travel industry. He joined Best Travel Limited in 1986 an eventually purchased the business from its founder in 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

Carvell Newton McLeary

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McLeary, Carvell 2062890Title: Senior Director in Human Resources Management

Company: Airports Authority of Jamaica

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

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Gordon Kirke, Q.C.

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Kirke, Gordon 1830386Title: Attorney, Barrister, Solicitor

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

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H. Allan Kidd

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Title: Senior Consultant

Location: Vero Beach, FL, United States

Allan Kidd demonstrates proficiency in his career that spans more than four decades, and with 14 patents for engineered solutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Kidd has received patents for gas turbines, rotating equipment and energy processes. As a senior consultant, he provides his clients with impeccable evaluations of technology, due diligence and business development. He coaches new technology startups in improving business processes and automation, and in marketing, sales. Additionally, his knowledge of large rotating equipment and energy-related licensing are vital to the success of many of his clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Edward Joseph Elias

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Title: 1) Executive 2) Priest 3) Owner, Artist

Company: 1) Royal Canadian Legion -Orangeville 2) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3) Elias Art Studios

Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Edward Joseph Elias is a professional with many talents, providing services in support of veterans, religious services, as well as running an art studio. His ability to manage his roles as an executive, a priest, a business owner and artist come from his love to follow his passions. As an executive for the Royal Canadian Legion –Orangeville, Mr. Elias organizes all events for veterans. As a priest, he is responsible for providing various services for the church and its members. As the owner of an art studio, Mr. Elias displays, donates and sells artwork.

Mr. Elias became ordained to the office of Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by Michael Morton in 2015. In his position, he blesses the sacrament, manages the administration, provides education for family members, performs baptism and teaches a group within the church. Also known for his ability to resolve conflicts, his professionalism aides the veteran nonprofit organization, the Royal Canadian Legion, in Orangeville. Mr. Elias is a humanitarian and strongly believes honesty and trust are vital for people. As an artist and the owner of Elias Art Studio, he has found a way to bring amazing art into the lives of people in the Orangeville, Ontario area. Offering painting and art classes, commissioned and original fine art, the Elias Art Studio is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful and high quality work. As a testament to Mr. Elias’ philanthropic endeavors, the studio also donates artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Dale Layman

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Layman, Dale 1956238Title: Author, Speaker, Visionary Thinker in the Sciences

Company: Robowatch, LLC

Location: Joliet, IL, United States

Dale Layman has been involved with human rights advocacy since 1999, after reading several scientific articles detailing the invasive progression of technology that is a growing threat to organic life. Concerned with this, Dr. Layman works as an author and speaker to raise awareness of this problem. In order to inform society, he maintains a blog and reports on developments in robotics and artificial intelligence. Over the course of the next few years, Dr. Layman endeavors to make his findings from his research in the field of robotics better known and salient to the public.

Dr. Layman earned a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and zoology from the University of Michigan in 1971. He continued to earn a Master of Science in physiology from the university’s medical school in 1974. From there, he received a Ph.D. in health and safety studies from the University of Illinois in 1986, and in 2003 earned another Ph.D. from the European Academy of Information and World Information Distributed University. His latest degree is a Ph.D. in medicine from WIDU. In addition, he became an educational specialist in physiology and health science from Ball State University in 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

Franco Fogliato

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Fogliato, Franco 1496670Title: Senior Vice President, General Manager

Company: Columbia Sportswear Company

Location: Petit-Lancy, Switzerland

Franco Fogliato has provided his business services as the Senior Vice President, General Manager for the Columbia Sportswear Company since 2013. In this position, Mr. Fogliato is responsible for developing effective business strategies and reporting to the international chief executive officer and serving on the executive board. Columbia Sportswear Company is an outdoor apparel and products company. His skills in marketing strategy, brand management and development, as well as product sales management have aided him in the 20 years of his career.

From an early age, Mr. Fogliato was interested in sports and wanted to pursue a career in the industry. His first step was graduating from the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia with a degree in business administration. He continued at the Scuola di Artiglieria, where was an officer. In 2009, he returned to his education and attended the Open University Business School to earn a Master of Business Administration in 2012. His commitment to education has earned him opportunities in the sports industry, and he has risen through the ranks through various opportunities.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rob Moir, Ph.D.

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Moir, Rob 1060466Title: President and Executive Director

Company: Ocean River Institute

Location: Cambridge, MA

As the President and Executive Director of a nonprofit environmental organization, Dr. Moir has a proven history of institutional management and marine policy success. He coordinates with local, regional and international groups to help save oceans, rivers and watersheds, and maintains a network of Ocean River Institute partners so he can connect them with resources and services to maximize their impact. An educator, scientist and activist, Dr. Moir attributes his success to his collaborative leadership and organizational management skills. He has dedicated his more than 40-year career to his passion for protecting clean water and healthy ecosystems. With a variety of accomplishments throughout his career, his greatest highlight was initiating bioregional and ecosystem-based collaborative management, an engaged constituency of citizens, scientists, and eco-savvy residents to improve the life-qualities of specific places. He made known a portion on the north shore of the Massachusetts Bay as “Salem Sound,” and brought together six municipalities to manage in concert. He also led a successful initiative to educate and broaden a constituency in Massachusetts supportive of comprehensive area-based management of state coastal waters.

Dr. Moir has lead efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor and is the former president of various advocacy organizations, including Salem Sound Harbor Monitors, Salem Sound 2000, and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. He was a curator of natural history at the Peabody Essex Museum, a curator of education at the New England Aquarium, and an executive director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages aboard the Research Vessel Westward in 1979 and 1980. In order to attain a better quality of life for humans and wildlife, Dr. Moir hosts an internet talk podcast free on iTunes: Moir’s Environmental Dialogues, Ocean River Shields of Achilles. Dr. Moir intends to further engage citizens and families as eco-stewards to create clean and healthy environments. He also hopes to see an increase in responsible regulations by the government to help manage natural resources, including oceans, rivers and watersheds. Read the rest of this entry »

Sylvain Castel

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Castel, Sylvain 2065326Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Swadmap

Location: Asnières-Sur-Seine, France

Launching the company in late 2015, Sylvain Castel looks forward to the potential of his company Swadmap. Mr. Castel describes the revolutionary concept of Swadmap as a search engine for the Third Industrial Revolution. Bringing his clear communication skills, ability to strategize, apply and develop contacts. In addition, Mr. Castel works with lawyers and financial experts. With his decade of experience in the advertising industry, Mr. Castel is comfortable in multiple settings, including B2B, B2C and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Castel attributes his success largely to his education. He started by taking coursework in management, finance, law and communications from the Université Paris-Dauphine and Sorbonne University. He continued at the University of Paris to take coursework in science, humanities and social sciences. He also earned a master’s degree in communication strategies from CESLA Paris. In 2015, Mr. Castel was the recipient of the Gold Prize for an advertising campaign from TOPCOM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sean Ford

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Ford, Sean 2088883Title: Managing Partner

Company: Dancor Construction Limited

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada

Sean Ford is the Owner and Managing Partner of Dancor Construction Limited, a construction and project management consulting firm. He opened the doors to the company more than 12 years ago with the intention of specializing in the design and build of industrial, commercial/retail and residential uses. In his position, Mr. Ford develops the properties, builds projects and manages the overall operations. Additionally, he takes an active role in strategically planning and financially forecasting. Mr. Ford lends his expertise to his staff, as he coaches, trains and sets compliant standards for his company. With a goal of creating a product that exceeds the expectations of his clients, he focuses on progressing team performance, overseeing product selection, creating, and targeting design.   Read the rest of this entry »

Rene Vriens

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Vriens, Rene 2066357Title: Director of Operations

Company: Drake & Farrell Solutions Delivered

Location: Bleiswijk, Netherlands

Rene Vriens has more than 26 years of experience, and has spent the last six years at Drake & Farrell. In this position, Mr. Vriens improves operational systems, processes and policies in the spirit of the organization’s mission. His knowledge and business ability allows him to play an integral role in creating the long-term plans for the company. Like his title of director of operations suggests, Mr. Vriens oversees all aspects of operations in the company, including specialized projects. He reviews all processes, manages teams, and helps create company culture on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »