LaRae Quy was an FBI counterintelligence and undercover agent who exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. A good FBI counterintelligence investigation uncovers new information about the spy to gain deeper insights into what influences their behavior and attitudes. LaRae’s job was to dig beneath the surface, probe the unknown, and discover their identity. In the process, she ended up knowing more about the foreign spy than they knew about themselves.
Mike and Sherrie Estep are the husband and wife team behind BECA, a technology solutions and services firm located in Norcross, Georgia.
BECA has been serving Georgia since 1975, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
A veteran of Human Resources technology for over 20 years, Gord has held senior executive roles at some of the HR technology industry’s leading vendors including Monster, Taleo, Verve, and SuccessFactors (later acquired by SAP). Gord was an early employee at Taleo (acquired by Oracle), joining in North America and part of the founding team of Taleo Asia Pacific. Prior to Taleo, Gord was the first International hire at Monster and went on to advise Monster and its parent company, TMP, on global partnerships, strategic sales and acquisitions. Gord possesses a deep understanding of HR technologies and global practices and is passionate on emerging trends in this space.
Rob is back again after some of the audio issues in episode 29, and he's brought some great new stories about his company, Intivix, a managed services provider in the SF Bay Area, and their new venture MyWorkDrive! MyWorkDrive is a security and privacy focused file-sharing tool designed to make it easier to access, edit, and share files within your organization.
Rob is a Partner at Intivix and is responsible for strategy, account management and operational leadership. Rob was previously responsible for analyzing, evaluating and ranking various technologies and devices for computing magazines such as Computer Shopper, MacUser, PC Computing, and Windows Sources.
Intivix is an IT managed services provider located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at https://www.intivix.com/
Nicholas Buford has over a decade of experience in the retail, food and beverage/hospitality airport concessions industry. Growing up in the airport concessions industry, he worked in many facets of the industry including, but not limited to, management of day-to-day operations, human resources, purchasing, and loss prevention.
Kim joined Michelle’s Place as Executive Director and first employee in 2004. Michelle’s Place has grown significantly under Kim’s leadership. The Center has provided over 80,000 free resources to women in the community and is currently the only self-sustaining breast cancer resource center in the area. www.michellesplace.org
Jim is a Human Resources executive with a proven record of strategic business partnerships and progressive leadership with nationally and internationally recognized organizations. He has been a key member of executive and leadership teams with accountability for strategic organizational effectiveness, HR leadership, systems and talent management. Now he works as a Human Resources consultant, learn more at www.jimlemke.com.
James Kernan is the author of the 36 Month Millionaire Coaching program and recently published, Leadership Essentials for Successful Executives. For the past decade, James has served as a Principal Consultant for Kernan Consulting and provides Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs to IT business owners.
David is CEO of MANAGEtoWIN and works with business leaders on hiring, managing, developing, and retaining superstar employees. Today he covers how to deal with a bad boss, whether it be a partner, executive, or direct manager.
David is the author of two books on managing people and created Dave's Charm School, essential soft skills training for anyone in business.
Jim Turner is the founder and CEO of Hilltop Consultants. Prior to founding Hilltop Consultants in 2003 and before working with Sage Solutions Group, Jim served in consulting roles for the U.S. Patent Office and the U.S. Senate. Jim got his start in IT with technical positions with IBM, Madison Square Garden, and Six Flags.