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This group represents professionals from multiple disciplines, several industries, and from various continents, connected by a common philosophy on how business should be conducted. They have been selected from business relationships with our founder that have developed into personal relationships over the past 35 years. They have been bosses, employees, clients, suppliers, and peers.

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Thomas Schortmann

Managing Partner

Managing Partner – The Griffin Groupe

  • CEO, The Griffin Groupe
  • 3M
  • Ernst & Young
  • Morton International (currently DOW Chemical)
  • Manpower/ Jefferson Wells
  • Robert Half
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Marketing, Sales, and Strategy
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Johnny Rodgers

CEO of Hall of Fame Staffing

CEO – Hall of Fame Staffing

  • Heisman Trophy Winner Nebraska
  • Global Entrepreneur
  • Corporate Motivational Speaker
  • Published Author
  • 1st round draft pick – San Diego Chargers
  • Montreal Alouettes
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • High School Player of the Century – Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska – Athlete of the Century
  • University of Nebraska
  • Marketing, Sales, & Strategy
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Atul Patel

Technology & Startup Advisor
  • Founder and CEO of OneScreen.
  • Strategic advisor for Optimal and Lead Intelligence.  Experience in both startups and large corporations.
  • Advisor, EgoTV
  • Board Member, CPM Advisors
  • Founder, ThirdPop
  • Co-Founder, Bank Around
  • Partner, Bay State Partners
  • Ernst & Young
  • UCLA
  • Southern California
  • Digital Media and Advertising
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Ken Parent

Engineering Advisor
  • VP, Product Management, Insulectro
  • National Sales Manager
  • Morton International
  • Western U.S. Sales Manager
  • Northwest Regional Manager
  • Sanders Corporation
  • Keene State
  • Southern California and North America
  • Engineering and Sales
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Chuck Mills

Finance Advisor
  • President at CEM Capital
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Consulting
  • Venture Capital
  • Southern California
  • California Bank & Trust
  • University of Arkansas
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Donald Kuk

Manufacturing Advisor
  • SVP of Strategic Technologies, Computer Associates
  • VP, JP Morgan Chase
  • VP, Intergraph
  • VP, Cincinnati Microwave
  • Founder SMTA
  • New York City and Global
  • Technology, Manufacturing, and Global Networking
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Len Wahlert

Marketing, Sales & Distribution Advisor
  • President, Wahlert Consulting
  • IPO Board Member
  • Western Regional Manager – Aerospace, 3M
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • National Distribution Manager
  • California State University – Sacramento
  • Southern California
  • Marketing, Sales, Training, & Distribution
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Stefanie Unger

Advisor
  • Senior Advisor to CEO’s
  • Booz & Company
  • Panthea
  • Published Author
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Ernst & Young
  • California State University – Pomona
  • Europe (Germany based)
  • International Marketing & Sales
  • Business Communications
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Betty Hoaglund

Financial Services Advisor
  • President, Gull Group
  • Past President of SERC – Society of Executive Recruiting Consultants
  • Offices – Chicago, Hyannis, Dallas
  • Lake Forest College
  • Nationwide Recruiting for 19 years – Sales, Operations, & Technology in Financial Services
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Greg Winn

Advisor
  • International Director, 3M Pacific Rim/ Hong Kong (retired)
  • Marketing Director 3M
  • National Sales Manager, 3M
  • Florida State University
  • Global (VA Based)
  • Six Sigma
  • Logistics and Inventory Software
  • Global Strategic Planning
  • Marketing, Sales, Distribution
  • Pacific Rim Manufacturing and Outsourcing
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John Nelson

Technology & SAP Advisor
  • VP – Management Consulting Group, RJT Compuquest Inc.
  • SVP, Mile 5 Solutions
  • Computer Science Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • CHOC Board Member
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Southern California
  • Technology, Consulting, Business Process Improvement, and SAP
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Mike Mayhall

Advisor
  • Director of Business Continuity, Nestle Foods (retired)
  • Board Member, Strohl Systems
  • Fluor
  • Deloitte
  • University of Denver
  • Southern California
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
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Moe Hanna

Advisor
  • CPA
  • Director of Tax, Nestle Foods (retired)
  • Carnation Foods
  • KPMG
  • Villanova University
  • Southern California
  • Corporate Tax and Accounting