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Past Speakers for September - October 2013

SEPT 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

SEPT 11 Matthew Partin,
Registered Investment Advisor with Transamerica Financial Advisors.
  Matthew is best known for his passion to teach others. Like most people, he has had high times in his life. He has been the top producing agent in the office, won numerous trophies and awards both on and off the soccer field, and been on several mission trips to South America. He also has experienced low times. He was nearly killed on several occasions and, driven to the brink of suicide, Matthew almost took his own life. It was through God's grace and faithfulness that Matthew has been able to learn from these high and low times to grow his personal faith in God.

Calvin Colquitt,
Co-founder and President of Defying the Odds, Inc., and Founder and CEO of Atlanta Intervention Center.
  Defying the Odds, Inc. is a CARF accredited community-based agency providing counseling and rehabilitative services to individuals and families in Fulton, Clayton, Fayette, Gwinnett and other surrounding metro counties. With their mission to empower, educate, and motivate, they are able to help individuals "defy the odds" of adversity. Atlanta Intervention Center is a sister company to Defying the Odds that was founded to create a competitive advantage to both companies by simultaneously widening the scope of both companies. AIC provides complimentary services such as DUI, Defensive Driving courses, DOT SAP return to work evaluations and Clinical Drug Evaluations. Calvin studied at Troy State University and Grambling State University where he was an all American football player and majored in Business Management and Finance.

Ronald A. Mims,
Regional VP, Investment Advisor Representative for Primerica/Primerica Advisors.
Ron is licensed in the States of Georgia, Florida, Nebraska and Michigan. He started at Primerica Family Headquarters in Duluth as a training instructor teaching the State of GA Life and Health course and several securities licensing courses before becoming Regional VP. Prior to his positions at Primerica, he taught history and economics for Dekalb County schools as a substitute teacher in middle and high school levels for several years. He earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Management from Dekalb College and a BBA degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University.

OCT 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

OCT 09
Frank Mascarenhas,
Founder and CEO, eCompliantz, LLC.
As the Founder and Principal Consultant, Oleg provides professional services to corporate clients in the areas of agile software development, information security, project and vendor management, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before starting his consulting practice, Oleg facilitated the corporate Identity Management program at Equifax focusing on global transformation of user access management across the company. Prior to Equifax, he was a Manager at KPMB, LLP, where he executed numerous risk advisory projects for companies including AT&T, MCI, Bank of America, and GE. Oleg has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Auburn University, his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bryan College, and an MBA from the University of Finance and Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia.

OCT 16
Ormond Curl,
Founder, The Precedent Group,

a private practice based in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in retained/contingency executive search. Having gained a wealth of experience and forged hundreds of collaborative relationships, the team at The Precedent promotes innovation, ethical search tactics, strategy and best in class "new Ideas" to an impressive list of clients. Ormond has a 30-year career in business having held senior executive positions in mass merchandising, specialty, and discount retailing with top leading companies, such as Target and The Gap, in each of those categories, each of which are currently Fortune 100 companies. Ormond is also an active public speaker and passionate educator and is active in ministry through charitable and philanthropic efforts recently partnering with MIT Holdings, Inc. launching a breakthrough product which in the near future could eradicate malaria in third world countries.

OCT 23
Lynwood Maddox,
Attorney at Law with Maddox and Maddox.

Lynwood attended Middle Georgia College, Emory University and John Marshall Law School and was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 1954. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lee College, was one of the hosts of 700 Club for CBN and served as Int.'l Director and President of the Atlanta Chapter of FGBMFI for more than 25 years.

OCT 30
Joe Colavito,
Founder of Corevu, LLC,
  a business consulting and leadership development firm where he is a requested conference speaker, author and performance coach. Over the past nine years, he has facilitated training programs for over 7,000 financial representatives and consulted with individuals and teams seeking to perform at the next level. Prior to founding Corevu, Joe was the VP of Development for Wells REF. His background includes 12 years in the recruiting industry where he interviewed over 5,000 candidates and discovered that far too many talented professionals are hitting the performance wall and need objective, perspective, simple next steps and an accountability partner to achieve breakthrough performance.

NOV 06 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.