Michael D. Matteo
During his nine years as chief operations executive for ThreeSixty Sourcing – a company that nearly tripled sales and became the world’s #1 sourcing company for consumer hard goods – Mike Matteo achieved distinction as an international expert in sourcing and supply-chain management. He’s frequently quoted in the business media as an expert on these topics, particularly for companies that do business in Asia. Throughout 1998-2011, he was affiliated with portfolio companies of Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm that invested in ThreeSixty Sourcing, Bay Travelgear, and Bell Sports. Mike made a major and immediate impact on profitability for all three companies. He streamlined operations, slashed costs, developed new suppliers, and reduced inventories. With a desire to put his experience to work helping businesses succeed in a difficult business environment, Mike started his own consulting firm, M-Squared, in May 2011. He is busy improving supply chains, business processes and costing for his US and international clients.
Guy Pierce has always recognized the importance of sales and the revenues we can generate. He has spent the last thirteen years in the for-profit proprietary higher education sector with expert level skills in sales, marketing, recruiting and operations. He's held senior executive roles as a President and CEO, Campus Vice President, Vice President of Recruiting and Operations, Senior Director of Admissions and Regional/Divisional Director of Admissions and Marketing for StudentXpress Inc, Southern Careers Institute, Keiser University, Florida Career College, Career Education Corporation (CECO) and Corinthian Colleges Inc (COCO). Guy has a solid track record of empirical success in terms of positively impacting EBITDA. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Edwardsville, IL. He currently consults and works with colleges to improve their admissions and marketing efforts.
Jim O’Keefe is currently a Managing Director of NobleHousePartners and Chief Revenue Officer of CNC|Microtech, its major portfolio company. With exceptional experience in both leadership roles in global technology/materials companies and in principal roles at private equity/financial advisory firms, Mr. O’Keefe’s career has focused on building teams that produce exceptional value for their stakeholders. Jim is currently working with Blackmoor Partners to purchase his next business. Further information available at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-okeefe/1/159/354
MacDonald has 25 years experience in leading multi-divisional B2B and B2C organizations in the Agri-food sector at the operational, sales and supply chain logistics levels in the fields of milling, bakery, ingredients, dairy, oil and meat processing. He has held positions of CEO, President, VP, General Manager and Director in the food industry and Chairman and Director roles in Trade. He has a strong academic background with a B.Sc. and M.Sc.in food science from the University of Guelph combined with a MBA from Queens University in 2002, 3 patents and 9 publications.
Mr. MacDonald has deep experience growing the company, managing change and delivering performance and profits that continually exceed targets. His specialty is the commercialization process, managing new venture and process start-ups and launched over 1000 new and/or improved SKU’s into bakery, HRI, retail, industrial and wholesale market channels in North America, Mexico, Caribbean, Japan, EU, Hong Kong and China.
Bruce is a strong negotiator and strategic planner with extensive board experience in the private and public sectors. He has developed and executed strategic plans for industry and trade. He has also negotiated significant contracts with banks, brokers, contractors, customers, distributors, warehouses, supply chain logistics, suppliers, vendors and all levels of government. Bruce assists Agri-food companies and new venture start-ups through business transformation within North America and into developing markets.
Anthony P. Bazan
Anthony is recognized as a gifted leader and strategist. Anthony provides the vision and hands-on know-how critical to maximizing corporate success. Serving in such roles as COO, VP Global Manufacturing and Division Director, Tony has added value in the areas of growth strategies, P&L management, CRM, startups, turnarounds, M&A, private equity funding, CPI, and multi-site global operations. Having facilitated expansions and rapid growth, turning of troubled operations, and launching new operations, Mr. Bazan offers extensive knowledge in the manufacture and marketing/sale of a very diverse group of products for the B2B and B2C sectors, as well as a talent for building and leading global management teams that enable lasting success.
When the acquisition of a competitor by Canadian consumer goods manufacturer, Mega Brands Inc., threatened to destroy both companies, Tony was recruited to turn things around. In devising and implementing a successful value enhancement plan, he slashed costs by $80M and enhanced cash flow by $20M to restore MBI’s financial stability. With JAKKS Pacific, another global consumer products manufacturer, he led the acquisition of key competitors to expand the company’s product range. At the same time, he initiated internal product line expansions as well as process improvements, increasing revenues from $660M to $850M in just four years. In successive challenging assignments with Nukote, Black & Decker and Fiskars, Mr. Bazan rejuvenated multiple global manufacturing operations, built more productive management teams and initiated process improvements along with product innovations that improved revenues and profits by tens of millions of dollars.
Since his early days with Easton Sports and Rockwell International, Anthony has been recognized as a superior contributor who quickly seizes opportunities to improve productivity as well as product/service quality and overall profitability. He is now seeking a senior-management role where he can employ his diverse strategic, leadership and functional skills with a company committed to reaching the next level.
Dennis is often recognized for having “the right stuff”. From flying front-line Air Force fighters to his C-Level roles leading middle-market manufacturing and distribution companies, Dennis has a proven “can-do” ability to generate profit, growth and excitement. Dennis acts as a catalyst for companies ranging from startup bio-tech to Fortune 500’s. Dennis holds an MBA scholarship graduate from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, with a BS in Industrial Management. Dennis has served on Boards of Directors for Klumb Lumber Company, CPI Graphics, the Cleveland Clinic, the American Metalcasting Consortium, and he has chaired planning and leadership boards for non-profits and other civic groups. Highlights of his career:
- President, Klumb Company 2006-2010
- COO & EVP, Aaron Oil Company 2001-2006
- VP Business Development, Advanced Technology 1992-2001
- Division General Manager, GEC Marconi 1987-1992
- F-15 Fighter and Instructor Pilot, US Air Force 1978-1986
Before working with Blackmore as an Executive Adviser to identify and acquire a mid-market mechanical contracting company, Kevin was a Business Development Director in Johnson Control’s Commercial Energy Solutions Group where he was responsible for the development, financing and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for large commercial real estate and Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to his time at Johnson Controls Kevin spent four years as a Vice President at Grant Capital Management, a boutique finance firm that specialized in providing capital for large scale energy efficiency projects. Before working in sustainability, Kevin was the founder and CEO of New World Science and Technology, a bioinformatics company that he lead to acquisition. Kevin also spent several years in Banking at both Smith Barney and PNC Capital Markets. Kevin has a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in Finance/M&A from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, and a JD from The University of Chicago. Kevin is also a LEED Green Associate certified professional.
T. Casey Fleming
Casey is an internationally recognized growth and turnaround executive who has worked with a wide variety of complex global companies including many of the Fortune 500. He has a unique combination of line management experience including CEO, SVP, EVP and GM roles coupled with extensive management consulting depth. Casey has held executive roles with Deloitte Consulting, IBM Global Services, and Oracle Corporation as well as emerging and venture-backed firms. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University where he graduated with honors.
Progressing through Brian's career, he has led teams and increased sales year-over-year. He has held the titles of General Manager / Vice President, Senior Vice President / Owner, Vice President Sales and Marketing and Regional Vice President. These roles reflect a history of improving employer profitability. His broad experience in B2B products and services is where he developed strong customer bases across multiple markets and, in turn, increased the productivity of my companies. Frequently commended for his ability to develop strong customer rapport, Brian creates and seizes new market opportunities.
Shawn Brown has 25+ years senior management experience in all aspects of sales and marketing, operations, finance, and human resources. Key to his initial learning and success was 20 years developing and honing strategic skills in the highly competitive consumer packaged goods and hospitality industry. Leading numerous teams in the Western Canadian launch of many of today’s most recognizable consumer brands, Shawn's success was immediate and significant. Accepting positions in key transportation and logistics initiatives led to the position of General Manager of Shred-it International's Edmonton branch in which he turned the lowest performing branch into the company's number one performing branch worldwide, in less than 2 years.
Shawn's career was further punctuated as co-developer, and Senior Managing Partner of WebbCo International Inc., an Edmonton, Alberta based company specializing in assisting new companies develop and launch in the lucrative Alberta and Western Canadian / Canadian market place. The business morphed into a dynamic real estate venture capital firm and Shawn was instrumental in negotiating the sale of it to one of the G.C.C.’s leading real estate development firms.
Shawn has extensive international business alliances and relationships that span the continental Canadian and U.S. borders, to Europe and the Gulf Coast Region. With this experience and geographic reach, Shawn brings a unique experience and focus to his team.
Paul Bujak exhibits a multitude of experience in both the insurance and retail industries. He is currently the President, CEO, and founder of an insurance brokerage that distributes life, health, critical illness, and long term care product lines to clients in all 50 states. Paul’s diverse experiences range from sales and operations to employee and project management in both industries enabling him with the foresight to build strong interpersonal relationships and the ability to design and execute business plans successfully. Additionally, Paul teaches at Saint Xavier University in the Management & Marketing department and at Webster University in the Acquisitions Management Graduate Program. His educational background includes a Master of Science Degree in Management from Saint Xavier University and a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Marketing from DePaul University.
Adam Wieder formulates and implements strategies for improving organizational strengths in contract management, human resources, technical operations, business development, and finance and administration concentrating on professional technical services supporting the public sector. Adam brings more than 25 years of operations, sales, and marketing experience. He has an exceptional record of successes and has held positions in corporate management, project management consulting, finance, and corporate development. Adam is skilled in all aspects required to run an organization: strategic planning, operations, finance, administration, contracting, human resources, project management, proposal development, and sales and client service.
Adam is an accomplished corporate troubleshooter, practiced in profit and loss (P & L) management, growth of EBITDA and business integration and M&A due diligence and successful in inter- and intra-corporate team building. He is accomplished in business development and turnarounds and has an extensive network of professional contacts throughout the IT industry. Adam earned his B.A. in Language Communications from George Mason University where he focused on interpersonal and public discourse and relations.
Newell W Anderson Jr
Newell Anderson has over 25 years of business experience in dealing with companies on both a domestic and international basis. He has directed and assisted in mergers, acquisitions, raising capital, exit strategies and buys/sells. Newell has extensive corporate and Wall Street experience in developing comprehensive strategies for M&A and private equity. Newel has worked on a domestic and international basis with investment banking. Formerly, he was Senior Managing Director of Northeast/Mid-Atlantic operations for an international advisory firm where he worked with clients as a strategist and advisor of high net worth and ultra high net worth families and companies in devising solutions to their problems and exit strategies. Also, Newell worked with some top names in the wealth management and financial services industry. He has extensive mergers and acquisitions management, corporate and investment banking experience in developing solutions to problems.
Prior to going to Wall Street, Newell was an automotive executive in both the domestic and international divisions for almost two decades
He is a graduate of Rollins College, in Winter Park Florida, with a B.S in Business.
Scott Thurn is a Multidisciplinarian in Printing and Packaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology with 24 years of total Manufacturing experience with 12 years of those years in Engineering beginning with factory Press Manufacturing Training in Germany, and Operations Management starting with his small family operation in Cincinnati. Scott has managed Custom/Individual process creations, and Lean manufacturing methods throughout the value-stream to include distribution or fulfillment covering FDA, and USDA, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, and Consumer goods product requirements for Venture Capitol, Start-up, and Shareholder organizations.
Scott has experience managing multiple sites, with a referenced history of growth and profitability managing many brands, and fiber and film product launches requiring Offset, Flexo, Digital, and Screen Printing manufacturing methods under strict global regulations and rigorous client quality expectations requiring further depth in secondary/external value-stream innovations and cost savings. Scott leverages Business Management, Total Quality Management, Engineering, and Lean Six Sigma methods as a means of producing innovative products, and solutions with reduced variance for gains in margin, and sustained client, and community partnerships.
Nagaraj Reddi is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at V3Visions, LLC. In this role, Reddi drives the development of V3Visions, business vision and strategy to identify market transitions in key customer segments and develop integrated strategies that leverage V3Visons product and services. He also leads the business development activities including acquisitions, equity investments, and the incubation of innovative technologies that execute V3Visions "build, buy, partner" innovation strategy. He is successful at creating and implementing the vision and strategy that effectively automate, and continuously improve, domestic and global enterprises. He has worked as senior Executive, Director, Program / Project Manager / PMO /Application Architect on several US companies such as BSCII, Columbia Association, Unisys Corp, and The Orkand Corporation. Reddi has managed a wide range of federal and commercial IT projects with Technology Integration through global applications.
Paul Brierley is a senior global executive, with a proven consistent record of success. Paul has extensive worldwide experience and thorough understanding of critical business drivers achieving revenue, profit, and business expansion objectives in multiple markets. Currently Paul is Corporate Vice-President of global accounts at Future Electronics Inc. the leading private global distributor of electronic components with revenue of $4 billion.
Mr. Van Hyfte has over 24 years of global experience in the HVAC&R marketplace. He has participated in developing products and services for many companies, most notably: Carrier Corporation, Trane (As a division of American Standard, Inc.) and Lennox Industries. Having earned an MBA from the University of Dallas and a B.S. In Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University, he eventually worked in all aspects of the HVAC&R industry from applications support, business development, product management, business strategy, M&A, global manufacturing distribution agreements, sale management, to running an equipment, service, performance contracting and controls service solutions business that provided significant results.
Dietmar Glodde helps organizations to cope with the daily challenges of managing, performing, leading and co-operating in an international business context. Leadership definitions, styles and behaviors, development of vision, aims and strategies, project and people management are key success factors in today’s global industries and need to be aligned under the umbrella of mutual understanding and agreement.
Being a native German from the Cologne area, Dietmar has held C-level positions for over 20 years in various companies in the global media, entertainment, technology and private equity industry, having worked for leading global companies like Bertelsmann AG, Polygram, Universal and investment companies funded by CALPERS and Jacobs. Having lived and worked in different German cities as Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, Dietmar has lived for over four years in Tokyo, Japan, and for several years in Copenhagen (Denmark), Vienna (Austria) and Valencia (Spain). He is a true representative of a multicultural management species, now residing in the Greater Orlando Area, Florida, USA.
Besides his German native tongue, he is fluent in English and Danish, has achieved the basic business level in Japanese and has a basic comprehension of Spanish and French. Dietmar holds a degree in Business Management/ Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich.