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Past Speakers for March-April 2008

MAR 05 Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

MAR 12 Russ West
Regional Sales Manager for webMethods/Software AG
Software AG (formerly webMethods) is the largest independent business infrastructure software company. Russ has been in enterprise software sales for 13 years after eight years in the residential mortgage industry. Except for his four years at Davidson College in the early 80's, Russ has resided in Roswell/Alpharetta for the past 36 years. He is married and has two children.

MAR 19 John McIntyre
President of Obed Enterprises
Eagle Resource Group is a Georgia-based staffing company. With over 50 years of combined experience, they provide experienced candidates for temporary, temp to perm, and permanent placement specializing in the insurance industry. Prior to his current position, Ganesh owned Toys Unlimited, an educational specialty toy store with six stores in the metro Atlanta area. Ganesh also has worked as a loan officer for the U.S. Government and accounting manager for Gay and Taylor, a firm owned by a Swiss company operating as a third party administrator to handle claims for others. Before becoming a Christian in 1977, Ganesh was of the Hindu religion.

MAR 26 Bakty Barber
Mortgage Banker, Equity Services, Inc.
Bakty has recently joined Equity Services after merging his previous company, FiveStar Lending, with HomeTech Mortgage and then selling his shares back to his business partner. Bakty has been in the mortgage industry since 1995 and is a certified mortgage specialist. He graduated from North Caroline State University with a Business Management and Economics Degree and a soccer scholarship. Batky enjoys serving his community in the soccer arena as a coach and trainer. He grew up in Bandung, Indonesia, a Muslim country, and his family is currently still of the Muslim faith.

APR 02 Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

APR 09 Marty Byars
President of Byars Funeral Home
Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services was founded January, 2004. Marty is an international speaker for the Funeral Directors and Cemetery Association and was in the Men of Mortuary Calendar, 2007, featuring men around the United States in the funeral business to raise money for breast cancer, having raised 1.8 million dollars so far. Marty stays very active in civic and community affairs having been on the boards of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, Leadership Forsyth, Sawnee Cultural Arts and the American Heart Association. In addition, he has served the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce as Ambassador of the Year in 2001, Chairman of the Ambassador Program in 2002 and Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee in 2005. Marty is a member of the Johns Creek Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors of the YMCA in Vickery. Marty said he will make his talk fun and interesting, NOT morbid!!

APR 16 Joe M. Turner
Entertainer, Speaker, MC, Consultant, and America's Corporate
Magic Communicator
Joe has spent his life studying three things: how to entertain people, how to educate people, and how to encourage people to come to know Jesus Christ. In addition to his hundreds of corporate performances, he has entertained and led through his presentations at churches across North America, and has performed at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, at Monday Night Magic in New York, and at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Joe combines seven years of corporate experience in change management and human performance development with extensive theatrical and magical expertise.

APR 23
Max Wagerman
President of Maximum Resources, Inc.
Maximum Resources, Inc. is a premier manufacturing representative firm that specializes in finding and delivering sales, marketing solutions, and profit for their clients. Max has 20 years of experience in the consumer products industry. He was former President of Landmann USA, a division of a European $600 million consumer products company selling lawn and garden seasonal products and co-founder of Internet Auto Parts Company which created a system for $500 million of wholesale auto parts sales.

APR 30
Anthony Walsh
  Director in Charge of the Atlanta office of Tribridge, Inc.
Tribridge, Inc. is a leading Microsoft partner based in Tampa, Florida. Anthony has over 19 years of broad business experience with 13 of those years working directly in technology consulting. He has experience in designing, implementing, and supporting complex business applications in many different industries including distribution, professional services, non-profit and public sector. Prior to joining Tribridge, Anthony worked for a large national Microsoft partner in Atlanta where he was responsible for their regional consulting team. He also has worked in the healthcare industry and for Athens/Clarke County government in Athens.