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Seth Berenzweig is a founder and Managing Partner of Berenzweig Leonard, LLP. Seth has extensive corporate and litigation experience, and handles government contract, transactional, compliance and employment matters for businesses and executives in Washington, D.C. and nationally. He is frequently interviewed in the Washington and national media as an authoritative source, and is recognized in honorary lists of “Legal Elite” and “Super Lawyer,” including the 2011 Washington “Super Lawyer” list as a top business litigator.
Seth often appears on television to discuss business, employment, compliance and litigation matters. He frequently appears on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, Bloomberg Television, and CNN to discuss breaking news. Seth also lectures nationally on legal issues impacting government contractors and executives. He has been a lecturer for the NCMA annual World Congress for the past several years addressing key changes in the law, and helps companies and executives address a broad array of federal procurement and related business issues. Contact Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-760-0624.
Sharon Mahn is a lawyer and the award winning Founder and CEO of Mahn Consulting, LLC, a top international legal and executive search and consulting company. In 2016, Lawdragon listed Sharon Mahnn of Mahn Consulting, LLC as one of the top 100 legal consultants in the world, and she was also named one of the twenty-five Leading Women Entrepreneurs in the New York City area.
Sharon is published and is often quoted for her expertise in major periodicals such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and The American Lawyer. She has also made television appearances and she is often a panel speaker at industry events worldwide.
Additionally, she is also a guest professor of entrepreneurship at the New York University graduate school in New York City.
An avid philanthropist. Sharon has run dozens of marathons and half-marathons domestically and internationally to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, she was formerly named "Woman of the Year" by the charity organization's New Jersey chapter, which is an honor and award given to the female raising the most amount of funds in the state on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, she was honored by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital for her philanthropy. She was also placed by the Robin Hood Foundation as an Advocates for Children Board Member, where she served two years in Manhattan, and she currently mentors a female military veteran seeking to transition from the armed forces to the private business sector through the American Corporate Partner's (ACP) Veteran Mentoring Program. She is also the President of the Corporate Huddle New York City chapter, which mentors current and former professional athletes to transition into business and philanthropy.
Sharon is a graduate of Western Michigan Cooley Law School, where she was Senior Associate Editor of the Law Review, a three year recipient of Academic and Merit Scholarships,and a Recipient of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Awards for Outstanding Women Law Students.
She currently lives in Manhattan and enjoys travel (she has visited over sixty countries to date), running, and keeping up with her boyfriend, family and yellow lab, Hudson.
Michel Daley is co-founder of Washington Opportunity Institute (WOI), a consulting and training and development firm. He is also a real estate broker and the principal of Michel Daley Realty. Mr. Daley is a seasoned entrepreneur who co-founded and managed multiple former businesses, including Zanzibar on the Waterfront, a multi-million-dollar restaurant and entertainment venue. He is former member of the Board of Directors of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and past chair of its Mission Oversight Committee. He received an esteemed Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award for his success in business.
Mr. Daley retired from Verizon as a media relations specialist and corporate spokesperson who was interviewed by many local and national news outlets. As a PR professional, he served as a guest college lecturer and a conference keynote speaker, and won several prestigious International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Awards.
He was born in New Orleans, LA, and graduated cum laude from Dillard University. He completed executive development programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Harvard and George Washington Universities. Mr. Daley is also a private pilot. He and his two sons Adam and Ryan live in Washington, D.C.
Tony Cord is co-founder of Washington Opportunity Institute (WOI), a social impact consulting and training and development firm. He is also a Partner and Managing Director of Newport Board Group, LLC, an expert national network advising Boards, CEOs and Private Equity investors in the emerging growth and lower middle markets. He is a former Trustee of the Federal City Council of Washington, DC and Chairman of the Advisory Board of several emerging growth companies. He is the former Co-Chairman of DC Innovates, a 501 (c) 3 organization promoting diversity and inclusion which managed the Digital Tech Fund for the DC Government. Mentoring and helping others build businesses is his passion.
Mr. Cord has served as an M&A executive at American Express Corp and in strategic business development roles at BDO and Navigant Consulting. He also served as a Managing Partner at Tatum, LLC, the leader in Interim C-Suite Services. He began his career at Pepco, in the nation's capital. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Cord was featured in the SBA/Bell Atlantic SUCCESS Symposium Series and Small Business Video Library Series as an expert on business planning.
He was born in Washington, DC, graduated from DeMatha High School and attended Davidson College as a scholarship student-athlete. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Southern Illinois University. The father of four children, he resides in Washington, DC.
Steven Abramowitz, is the founder and Chief Executive of CEO Boardroom, a private membership organization for CEO’s of local companies, that connects them with CEO’s across the region that forge valuable and meaningful relationships in first class venues. He organizes over forty events and gatherings for hundreds of CEO’s annually, all in intimate size and settings.
A noted relationship builder and business and financial expert, Steven has hosted corporate gatherings around the U.S. including events organized by Ernst & Young, the Northern Virginia High Tech and Maryland Councils, MD Bio Alliance, BMW, CBS, the NFLCA, Washington Nationals, Young Presidents Organization, and Entrepreneur Organization. He also has appeared in numerous panels, is a columnist for American City Journal appearing locally in 43 cities throughout the U.S. on building lasting relationships through connecting and managing business relationships. He’s been quoted in regional press, including The Washington Business Journal, Washington Sentinel, Washington Techway, Smart CEO, and has been featured on Comcast cable regionally.
Mike Harden is a seasoned international executive and business leader with over 40 years of business experience, 23 of which are at the CEO/President level. Mike has extensive marketing, sales, operational, and financial expertise. His previous experience includes founding and running several companies, raising capital, building organizations from the ground up and managing them through rapid growth, working on dozens of M&A transactions, guiding companies through the strategic planning process, and creating new and innovative sales strategies. Although Mike has created and run a number of start-ups, he has also held senior positions with established growing companies, including President of a division of a Fortune 500 company. Mike is also a well-known and highly respected Executive Coach, developing, mentoring, and guiding CEOs and other C-level executives to be more successful. He also serves on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards.
Greg Hollis is the President and CEO of Trinity Protection Services, Inc. a growing firm in the DC region providing blue chip security services, logistics, law enforcement, and other professional services to the federal government and commercial establishments throughout the United States. Since Trinity’s inception in April 2001, Greg has led the company and presided over its exceptional year over year growth, leading Trinity to impressive business capture rates and smart geographical expansion. His efforts have helped Trinity evolve into a leader in security services with a national footprint. Greg and Trinity have been recognized by Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, for outstanding work the company has provided in Sacramento, California government facilities.
Prior to Trinity Protection Services, Inc. Greg spent nearly 20 years in the mortgage industry, working for mortgage bankers and brokers, as well as owning his own mortgage brokerage, Pinnacle Financial. Greg has been a member of various professional organizations including ASIS, Vistage International, and the National Mortgage Bankers Association. He continues to lead Trinity Protection Services through its continued growth.
Dr. Alan Glazier
Dr. Alan Glazier is a nationally known entrepeneur and optometrist, and is the Founder and CEO of a large private optometric practice in the Rockville, Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. In 2011 and 2012 he was voted one of the most influential optometrists in the US by the VisionMonday organization. He is also the founder of Vision Solutions Technologies Inc, a company formed to advance his invention called LiquiLens, an eye implant that restores reading vision to people blinded by macular degeneration. Dr. Glazier is inventor on 4 issued and 9 pending patents in ophthalmology and computer science. January 1, 2007 Dr. Glazier boldly eliminated all traditional marketing in his optometry practice in favor of social media. He authored the book "Searchial Marketing: How Social Media Drives Search Optimization in Web 3.0 and teaches service professionals how to launch social media to grow their business. He also authored the eBook “Customer Communication Software” and is a frequent lecturer and bloger on social and new media.
He has been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and on radio regarding his cutting edge use of social media. Dr. Glazier has been selected by the readers of Review of Optometric Business and Vision Monday as a “2011 Optometric Business Innovator" for his use of digital media. His practice, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, won runner up in the Small Business Tech Summit 2011 for their pioneering efforts in using social technologies to market their practice and was recipient of the first annual D.A.R.E. “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Web” award conceived to honor daring optical retailers and dispensers with cutting edge online marketing efforts. Dr. Glazier is a fifth-generation passionate Washington sports fan and holds Redskins season tickets passed down from his Grandfather from the first season in 1937.
Scott Holec is the Founder and President of eTERA Consulting, a nationally recognized eDiscovery provider and litigation consulting firm specializing in global data management. Since launching eTERA Consulting in 2004, Mr. Holec has led the growth of the company in key lines of business including consulting, collections, processing and hosting. In addition, Mr. Holec has provided the strategy roadmap necessary to grow a stable base of corporate and law firm clients and expand geographically in the U.S. and abroad. Under his leadership, eTERA Consulting has received national recognition by the National Law Journal, named to the Inc. 500 list, recognized by Helios HR for employee development, and nominated for the National Capitol Business Ethics Awards.
Jeff Handy serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Fulcrum Information Technology Services, LLC (Fulcrum IT). With over 25 years of technology and corporate growth experience, Mr. Handy is a seasoned executive who is able to deliver systems and services for the intricate and complex environments of government agencies and commercial businesses. Under his leadership, Fulcrum IT has transitioned from a reseller of commercial products to an IT engineering firm that delivers technical services to government clients. In addition, Mr. Handy represents Fulcrum IT at numerous professional forums which support defense, civilian, intelligence, and commercial customers.
In addition to Fulcrum IT, Mr. Handy currently serves on the Boards of several local technology firms. He also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). Mr. Handy is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he has served in multiple leadership roles including Chairman and currently serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Handy holds a master's degree in Information Systems from George Mason University as well as degrees in Accounting, Management, and Computer Science from Bluefield State College.
Lloyd Polmateer is President and CEO of First Financial Group (FFG), a complete financial services firm Headquartered in Bethesda, MD. For over 20 years, Lloyd has concentrated his practice in the areas of business, estate and charitable planning. As a business owner, he understands the unique set of challenges and opportunities presented to local entrepreneurs and business owners, which is the foundation of FFG’s Business Strategies Group and First Financial Group Benefits. Lloyd is a member of Advanced Association of Life Underwriters (AALU), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA). He has been a guest lecturer and presenter at Deloitte and Touche, Reznic Group and several other accounting and law firms on the subjects of business, estate and charitable strategies for business owners.
Mr. Polmateer graduated from Western Michigan University and served in the United States Air Force, Presidential Detail before transitioning into the financial services industry.
Scott Mendelson founded EDGE Commercial Real Estate in 2007. EDGE has a primary focus on the Tenant Advisory Practice for companies headquartered in the Washington D.C. region. Prior to EDGE Scott helped open the Northern Virginia office for Scheer Partners and was a top producer in the company. Before Scheer, Scott was with USI Real Estate Advisors, now Johnson Controls and was integrally involved in developing their Tenant Services Practice Group. At the start of his real estate career Scott joined Insignia/ESG now CBRE. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Allen Vaughn is the founder and serves as chief executive officer of Applied Fundamentals Consulting LLC (AFC), a bootstrap company. With approximately 29 employees and an annual revenue of more than $13 million, AFC provides relevant and discreet, customized training, due diligence and technical support/products to the U.S. Government and private sector. AFC assists organizations in protecting key assets from threats at home and abroad. Our philosophy is the genesis of our company name which states that the success of any organization is a result of excelling at the fundamentals.
Prior to creating AFC in 2011, Allen served as a Senior Expert within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities. In 2007, Allen retired as a Major from the U.S. Army serving in both the Infantry and Intelligence in direct support to the Special Operations Community.
Allen attended New Mexico State University, graduating with honors in 2000 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.
Dr. Courtland Wyatt
Dr. Courtland Wyatt, PT obtained his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Howard University. While working in the field of physical therapy Mr. Wyatt took on the task of being an adjunct professor at Howard University, George Washington University and Montgomery Community College in their respective PT departments. He started Ergo Solutions LLC, a company that specializes in providing outsourcing PT, OT and SLP to hospitals and nursing home in the DC area. Mr. Wyatt helped develop Ergo Solutions into the largest outsourcing rehab company in Washington, DC. In the spring of 2010 Courtland graduated from Alabama State University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2011 Courtland Started his second company Ergo OccMed. Ergo OccMed is an outpatient physical therapy clinic located in Washington DC that specializes in Sports medicine, workers compensation and ergonomic assessments.
Walter Kim is the Managing Principal of GRAPHEK Design Studio in Tysons Corner, Virginia providing graphic design solutions to various clients in diverse industries representing the interaction of visual appeal with elements of business acumen. Mr. Kim has a knack of understanding how an organization desires to market itself and its current positioning in the marketplace - defining the right visual communication strategy. His ability to provoke thought and leadership lends GRAPHEK’s clients to improve market share, return on investments, fundraising results, integrating a single brand across disparate departments and retain and recruit membership. In addition to growing GRAPHEK, Mr. Kim is involved with the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) and The DC Children’s Advocacy Center.
Seth Berenzweig, Executive Director