Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ryan McCarthy of Ceres Hospitality, LLC


Ryan McCarthy is an Associate at Ceres Hospitality, LLC. He has over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry including operations, branding, strategic planning, and real estate transactions.

Prior to his role at Ceres, McCarthy was the finance manager for startup apparel company, Hugh Simms. In this role, McCarthy created the legal, financial, and logistical structure of the company, sourced all materials and managed manufacturing and vendor relationships and handled all equity and debt accounts.

Ryan McCarthy is a graduate of Cornell University.

Clips here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

David Sprague


David Sprague is co-founder of tax and accounting firm, Sprague and Janowsky.

David Sprague is a graduate of Cornell University.

Videos here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Millicent Stephenson


Millicent Stephenson is one of the Directors of MasTech Training Ltd. MasTech Training Limited delivers accredited and bespoke training to professional electricians and has been running for 4 years. Its clients include ABB, Birmingham City Council and the Ministry of Defence. Prior to going into business she was employed at FE Colleges and Adult Education teaching Business Studies, IT and training teachers in the art of delivery.

Her entrepreneurial span includes music as a semi-professional musician and teacher. Playing the saxophone for over 20 years her unique blend of gospel jazz has been called "gazz" by her listeners. Millicent believes that her playing is music for the soul and has delighted hearers in corporate events, weddings, festivals and the church. She has shared the stage with greats such as Courtney Fadlin, Andy Hamilton and Soweto Kinch. She plans to release her first CD later this year. Millicent takes time to pass on her vast musical experience by teaching piano, saxophone and recorder at a primary school in Handsworth, Birmingham.

Millicent is married to Michael who is the other Director of MasTech Training Ltd.

Here are the videos.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Matthew Glucksberg


Matthew Glucksberg is a Professor and Chairperson of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

Matthew Glucksberg received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University.

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Paul Polak


Paul Polak is president of International Development Enterprises (IDE), a nonprofit, poverty alleviation organization he founded in 1981. IDE pioneered the development and marketing of affordable technologies within developing countries. The Technology Museum of Innovation named IDE-International a Laureate for its development of "Easy Drip" a truly affordable micro-irrigation system for the rural farmers in developing countries. In 2004, Paul was awarded Ernst & Young's "2004 Entrepreneur of the Year" award in the category of social responsibility.

As a result of technologies like "Easy Drip" and facilitated market entrance, IDE families have increased their net annual income by more than $200 million annually. Recently Polak was honored by Scientific American as one of the Top 50 innovators in 2003 for his work pioneering poverty alleviation worldwide.

In 2007, Polak founded D-Rev, an organization created to design affordable technology for dollar-a day customers and developing markets where they can be sold profitably and sustainable at a fair market price.

Paul Polak received his MD from the University of Western Ontario and practiced psychiatry for 23 years.

Here are his clips.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Alexandra Levit


Alexandra Levit's goal is to help people find meaningful jobs - quickly and simply - and to succeed beyond measure once they get there. In February 2010, she was named as the Wall Street Journal's newest career columnist and writes the Reinvent column that anchors the nationally syndicated Sunday Journal and appears weekly on WSJ.com.

Also a current columnist for Metro US, Alexandra has authored several books, including the popular They Don't Teach Corporate in College (Career Press 2004 and 2009), How'd You Score That Gig? (Random House/Ballantine, 2008), Success for Hire (ASTD Press, 2008), MillennialTweet (SuperStar, 2009), and New Job, New You (Random House/Ballantine, 2010). Her book on the top myths of business success is due out from Penguin/Berkley in spring 2011.

Alexandra Levit is a member of the Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, which is advising the Obama administration on current workplace issues. She graduated from Northwestern University.

Here are her clips.

Paul Hudnut


Paul Hudnut is Director of the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Program at Colorado State University and teaches entrepreneurship classes at the College of Business. He is also Co-Director of CSU's Global Innovation Center for Energy, Health & Environment and serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Hudnut is a visiting instructor in entrepreneurship at the Bordeaux Business School and Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

Hudnut's background and interest is in building companies, technology transfer, and intellectual property in the bioscience, energy and information services industries. He is particularly interested in business models which emphasize an entrepreneurial approach to global issues of environment and health.

Hudnut is a founder and director of Envirofit International, Ltd., which was a TechAward laureate in 2005 and was recently recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review for its innovative approach for commercializing environmentally friendly technologies in the developing world.

Prior to joining CSU, Mr. Hudnut was an executive at Heska Corporation, U S WEST Marketing Resources and PR Pharmaceuticals.

Paul Hudnut earned his BA from Colorado College and his law degree from University of Virginia and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1991.

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Scott Meyer of 9Clouds, Inc.


Scott Meyer is the Chief Outreach Officer at social marketing firm, 9 Clouds, Inc. 9Clouds is a social media marketing firm that connects small to mid-sized businesses to their customers with cutting-edge tools for online intelligence gathering, monitoring, strategy building, and engagement.

After Scott graduated from Luther College in 2001, he spent four years in Europe obtaining a masters degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Tromsø, Norway, teaching English in Spain, and teaching political philosophy and methodology in Norway. While teaching he helped create an online network connecting peace researchers around the world.

Clips here.