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Past Speakers for January-February 2010

JAN 06 Open Mic 
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

JAN 13 Jeff Warneke,
Owner, HAUL OFFS, Inc.

Haul Offs offers demolition and cleanup solutions to the metro Atlanta area with a commitment to excellent service and a guaranteed price. It was founded upon the vision of providing quality demolition solutions with integrity to every client, every job, every time, and to treat and respect each work site like it was their family home, not just another job on the schedule. Jeff has a background in the real estate and renovation industry and has gained a unique perspective into the challenges of home building and renovations, and the importance of properly executed demo work.

JAN 20 Reggie Bradford,
Founder and CEO of Vitrue
Vitrue provides Fortune 1000 brands a comprehensive social media marketing approach, delivering cost-effective solutions for marketers to connect with consumers in social ways by empowering consumers to help build brands through their online actions. The company boasts a growing roster of customers that represent some of the world's leading media companies and consumer brands. Reggie's leadership experience spans 18 years in the consumer packaged goods, internet and television industries. Prior to Vitrue, he was president and board member with Tandberg Television. Prior to his tenure at Tandberg, he served as president and CEO of N2 Broadband, the leading provider of open-platform, on-demand entertainment solutions.

JAN 27 David Pritchard,
Director of Corporate Recruiting, Jackson Healthcare
Jackson Healthcare addresses the two largest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The Jackson family of companies provides clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes as well as increase operational efficiency. David began working in Talent Search in 1995 after forging an early career in marketing sales and sales management roles with Unisys, Xerox and Johnson & Johnson Patient Care. He has been with Jackson Healthcare family since 1999 when he joined staffing industry pioneer, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Richard Jackson, as Director of Corporate Recruiting.

FEB 03 Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

FEB 10
Larry Okeson,
Owner and Exec. V.P. of Software Search,

an information technology recruiting agency co-founded by Larry in 1978 in Minneapolis specializing in the nationwide recruitment, placement, and contracting of IT professionals. With a senior recruiting staff, Software Search is dedicated to finding suitable matches between client companies and job candidates, and works closely with various sized companies to provide a large database of IT positions for job seekers. Larry moved to Georgia in 1986 to open the Software Search office here. Larry was previously manager for a large distribution center for Sylvania Electric in Minneapolis and was a past leader of Seekers Fellowship as well as other men's groups in Atlanta.

FEB 17
Scott McMichael,
President, Innovative Architects,

a managed Microsoft Gold Partner based in Duluth, Georgia. Scott's focus in his position is providing the vision for the company including its go to market service offerings, account growth strategies, and direction of the executive team. Prior to Innovative Architects, Scott served as the Director of the Project Management Office for American Systems (formerly Thoughtmill), and Hotel Tools. He has also served in Program Management roles for BellSouth and Mirant Corporation.

FEB 24
Gary Brooks,
Executive Vice President, Marketing, Bomgar Corporation
Bomgar's mission is to change the way work is done. They work to free the enterprise tech support community from the restraints of access barriers and geography, and from the inefficiency of traditional phone-based and on-site support. Prior to his position at Bomgar, Gary was Executive VP of Worldwide Marketing and Alliances for Servigistics where he was responsible for the development and execution of global marketing strategy, to include positioning, branding, demand creation, public relations, product marketing and strategic partnerships. Gary is co-founder of the Atlanta Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Round Table and Chairman of the Brooks Family Foundation. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University, a master's degree from Lesley College, and is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Officer.

MAR 03 Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.