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Past Speakers for July-August 2012

JULY 04 Fourth of July
  No meeting.

Tim Aligheri,
CTO, Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS).
  Tim brings over 28 years of experience in software development, architecture, R&D and product management to JHS in his role of overseeing the company's new technology developments, Project Management Office, and strategic vision for their portfolio of business applications. Prior to joining JHS, he held executive positions at Smart Document Solutions (now HealthPort), Per-Se Technologies (now McKesson), Cox Interactive Media, MedAssets, and HBOC (now McKesson). Tim is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and a deacon at Grace Chapel Church of Christ in Cumming.

Jon Dilley,
Account Executive for Synergis,

one of the fastest growing privately held providers of IT consulting, talent acquisition and workforce management services. Since its inception in 1997, Synergis has received several awards such as winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Best Place to Work" award, Small Business category; the Inc. 500 America's Fastest Growing Private Companies; and MSNBC Winner's Circle. After earning his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Human Resources from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Jon moved to Atlanta in 1999 for his first IT job as a Recruiting Manager for Computer Associates. He eventually moved into sales for IT staffing and started working for Synergis in 2010.

Robert Chassner,
Principal, RW Chassner & Associates.
Rob has been providing financial services, insurance strategies, and private banking solutions to clients since 1973. His clients include individuals, professionals, business owners, corporations, and public companies. Rob has also been a Registered Representative for Lincoln National Equities Corporation and an Agent and Sales Manager for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Rob is also a performing artist having taught himself the piano at the age of 20. Through his "PianoRob" Ministries, he has delivered hundreds of performances in the U.S., Canada, France, England, Italy, and Israel.

AUG 01 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

AUG 08
Brad Edelman,
Territory Manager, RM COCO,

a home furnishings company selling to interior designers. Brad has been in the home furnishings-textile business for 26 years and has lived in New York, Michigan, California, and Maryland before settling in Georgia. Previous positions include Sales Representative for ADO International and Sales Representative for Stroheim and Romann. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta and is active in several associations including Association of Sales Professionals, Home Furnishings Industry Professionals, and Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

AUG 15
Bob Misdom,  
Principal, Cresa Atlanta, 

began his real estate career in 1986 with one of the largest real estate companies in Atlanta and was appointed Vice President after three years. In 1994, Bob co-founded Staffing Technologies, which provides technology management consulting to Fortune 500 clients and which was #101 on the Inc. 500 in 1999. Bob sold his interest in the company after 10 years and founded a real estate investment company. Bob's desire to return to tenant representation led him to join the Atlanta office of Cresa. Bob has B.A., Business Administration from Boston College. He is a co-leader of a High Tech Ministries Bible study.

AUG 22 Frank Palacios,
  Market Development Sr. Account Representative, Federal Express

As of July 24, Frank will have been at FedEx for 34 years. Prior to his career at FedEx, Frank was in the military service for three years serving in the U.S. Army Air Defense Unit at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. He holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from Miami College and a Bachelor's degree from Covenant Life Seminary.

AUG 29 Clint Emerson,
  President and Owner of Cable Quest,
  part of Nehemiah Holdings, LLC, a faith based company that represents God by serving people. Cable Quest is a Contract Manufacturer of cable assembly, wire harness and electro-mechanical assembly. Clint purchased Cable Quest in 2004. Prior to starting Nehemiah Holdings, he was Executive VP of Operations at HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, also a faith based business. Clint started his career in 1983 at Lanier Worldwide, an international provider of office systems. He held positions of increasing responsibility during his 17 years there, the majority involved in developing the international business of the company. His specialty was the turnaround, having accomplished that feat in four successive operations. Clint holds a BS degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

SEPT 05 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.