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    Sustainable and profitable business growth takes more than just a talented and passionate CEO. Using proven methodologies, tools, and expert resources, CEO Think Tank® ensures success with your people, strategy, execution, and cash. Read More

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CEO Think Tank® Highlights

  • CEO Think Tank® Speakers

    Tish Squillaro
    Consultant, CEO Whisperer, Author. With this goal-oriented and self-confident mindset, Tish creates change. Early on, she developed a great feeling for niche markets and realized her talent in helping business leaders become “unstuck” and learn to make effective decisions. Today, Tish continues driving success by focusing her time and commitment […]
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    Kevin Daum
    Award-Winning Speaker, Author, Columnist, Entrepreneur & Marketer. Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. […]
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    Laurie Taylor
    President of FlashPoint! Having taken a company from $250,000 in sales to over $12 million in sales, Laurie’s perspective on enterprise growth comes from her own experience and the background research of the 7 Stages of Growth enterprise development model. Committed to helping business owners succeed, Laurie’s real-time experience in […]
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    Todd Cohen
    Speaker, President of National Speakers Association – Philadelphia Chapter for 2012-2013 Todd Cohen works with all professionals who want to create a sales culture so that more sales happen. Since 1984, Todd has coached and led sales teams to deliver more than $700 million in revenue for leading companies including […]
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    David Bernstein
    Principal and Owner of RSL Associates. David Bernstein has worked in the private sector mergers and acquisitions field since 1988. As a result, he has extensive experience in: executing targeted assignments for seller and buyer clients, assisting companies in need of additional capital, and in performing business valuations and serving […]
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    John Fisher
    President and founder of Unidec. Unidec repairs and supports validated automation, process control and monitoring equipment utilized in the pharmaceutical, electronics and other manufacturing industries. John has spent most of his career in creation and leveraging of innovative software and hardware techniques and technologies including AI and Expert Systems software […]
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    Edward Sullivan
    Executive and Entrepreneur Edward Sullivan founded ExSull, Inc.(Acquired), Solas, Inc (Acquired), LaserLink (Acquired by Covad), Aria Systems and most recently, G2Link.com – a risk management platform for small businesses. An accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience building and managing technology driven companies, Ed is a serial entrepreneur and […]
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    Dave Power
    CEO of Power Strategy Dave Power has guided growth companies as a CEO, board member and advisor for over 25 years. Earlier in his career, Dave was a Partner at Temple, Barker & Sloane (acquired by Mercer Management, now Oliver Wyman) where he co-founded the firm’s technology industry practice, advising […]
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    Greg Charbeneau
    VP/New Business Development of Herschend Family Entertainment Herschend Family Entertainment is considered the largest family-owned theme park corporation in the United States that operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties with more than 10,000 employees spanning 26 locations in ten states. In September 2012, Greg Charbeneau was appointed to New Business Development/Aquarium […]
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    Aldonna R. Ambler
    Owner & President at AMBLER Aldonna R. Ambler has earned the right to be called The Growth Strategist®. She has won over 2 dozen national and statewide “entrepreneur of the year” awards for the resilient growth of her own international busineses across 4 recessions…but more importantly, her clients get on, […]
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    Peter Colella
    Chairman and CEO of the Colmen Group. Peter Colella has been active in corporate finance activities on a national and international level over the course of his 32 year career. Since 1981 when he founded Colmen, his areas of specialization have involved all aspects of Colmen’s services: Investment Banking, Turnarounds, […]
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    David Griffith
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    Greg Crabtree
    A speaker, author, entrepreneur and financial expert. After spending five years in regional accounting and three years as Vice President of operations/controller for a local bank, Crabtree used his entrepreneurial skills to develop Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC, a CPA firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the economic engine of […]
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    Ami Kassar
    CEO and Founder of www.multifunding.com. Ami is a nationally renowned small business advocate and leader. He’s committed to ensuring that small business owners have the best possible access to the capital they need to help grow and manage their businesses. Kassar appears in the national press on small business issues […]
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    Mike Carroll
    President and Founder of Intelligent Conversations As President and Founder of Intelligent Conversations, Mike Carroll brings over 22 years of sales and marketing experience to Intelligent Conversations to deliver sales systems that drive remarkable revenue growth for our clients.  Mike works hands-on with senior executives, sales leaders, and salespeople to […]
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  • Think Tank® Members & Alumni

    Bob Paulus
    (Current Member) Vice President at Partners for Payment Relief   Partners for Payment Relief (PPR) buys distressed mortgages in bulk and then rehabs them one at a time by working closely with the homeowner in a respectful, compassionate way.  PPR’s business philosophy is simple:  ”we work with the homeowner to develop a strategy […]
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    Bill Emerson
    (Current Member) CEO/President at Emerson Group Bill Emerson joined the family business in 1990 as a recruiter in the health care industry and quickly began to learn the business “hands on”.   As his knowledge of the industry grew, Bill diversified his experience by taking on other roles such as outside sales […]
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    Alix James
    (Current Member) CEO at Nielsen-Kellerman Alix James‘s first job with Nielsen-Kellerman was soldering Cox Box boards in the Kellerman basement as a senior in high school (founder Richard Kellerman is her step-father). Since her soldering rarely met co-founder Paul Nielsen’s standards, she headed off to Yale University where she studied English, Economics […]
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    Carlo Beuf
    (Current Member) Senior Executive at Cenero LLC As the Senior Applications Engineer and Director of Sales, it is Carlo Beuf’s responsibility to ensure that the very specific functional audiovisual goals of our clients are discussed and understood, then successfully implemented in their design. He does this through a thorough discovery process, extensive dialogue with end-users and owners, […]
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    Mike Howard
    (Current Member) President at American Executive Centers  Mike Howard has worked in the executive-suite industry for more than twenty years in sales, managerial, and executive capacities. After working as a Franchise Sales Associate at Prudential Real Estate for more than two years, he moved to American Executive Centers in 1990. After […]
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    Michael Andre
    (Current Member) President at Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. On Dec. 15, 1999, Michael Andre was named the president of Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., succeeding Peter Grumblatt. Mr. Andre, who most recently served as executive vice president of Gateway Ticketing Systems, is a co-founder of Gateway Ticketing Systems and a member […]
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    Jill Huentelman
    (Current Member) Founder and President of Lernia. Jill Huentelman is Founder and President of Lernia. Jill has over 16 years experience in development and delivery of training within the life sciences industry. Jill provides leadership to position Lernia at the forefront of the industry, and oversees Lernia’s operations to ensure […]
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    Eric Zee
    (Current Member) CEO at Radnor Benefits Group Eric began operating as Radnor Benefits Group in 1995 and incorporated the company with David Cagliola in 1997. Eric is responsible for developing and implementing Radnor’s core management team as well as the proprietary processes that Radnor engages with its clients. With over […]
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    Charlie Muracco
    (Current Member) CEO at CLM Advisors, LLC Charlie began his career in accounting in 1990 at The Maccarone Group in Philadelphia, PA. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994. In 2002, he was made a partner of that firm. In 2005, because of philosophical differences in approach, he decided […]
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    Claudia Timbo
    (Current Member) Founder and CEO of CompanyVoice. Claudia Timbo is an entrepreneur and foremost expert in helping businesses all over the country improve their marketing position, with a 30 year track record of promoting business growth through call campaigns. CompanyVoice is Claudia’s fifth call center, after the successful growth and […]
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    Drew Morrisroe
    (Current Member) President & CEO, CTN Solutions, Inc. Drew founded CTN Solutions, Inc. to provide IT services to companies less than 1,000 computer users. The company has expanded to provide virtual / hosted services, managed services, and IT staff augmentation. CTN helps their clients understand IT from a strategic perspective […]
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    Ed Remster
    (Current Member) CEO of SJ Transportation, Inc. Ed Remster brings over 30 years of logistical strategy, executive leadership, and entrepreneurialism to the transportation industry. A dedicated leader and mentor, his commitment to the core values of teamwork, innovation, integrity, service and excellence has positioned him as one of the most […]
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    Ben Hoffman
    (Current Member) CEO of cityHUNT cityHUNT was conceived in the fall of 2000 during a scavenger hunt birthday-pub tour at NYU. Ben Hoffman found his way onto one of the teams and after witnessing the fun and frenzy a hunt created, he knew what he had to do. A few […]
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    Chip McAteer
    (Current Member) CEO of Constructure Management Constructure Management provides value-added services to customers by creating successful partnerships with the design and construction team for the duration of the entire process. Constructure Management focuses in establishing long-lasting relationships with customers, subcontractors and consultants by exceeding expectations and gaining trust—through exceptional performance by […]
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    Marty Rosica
    (Current Member) Executive at Hawks and Company In the summer of 1976, Mark Hawks had a vision to provide the Delaware Valley with a fresh approach to mechanical services. With his background in commercial and industrial boilers and burners, Mark developed a niche position in the market place as the region’s expert […]
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    Conni Henshaw
    (Alumna) Vice President of Elmer’s Products, Inc. As a Vice President at Elmer’s Products, Inc., Conni runs the only business-to-business division of the well-known consumer products company. And, in a division that sells products into the picture framing and sign and display markets, foamboard currently accounts for two-thirds of her […]
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    Dave Raymond
    (Alumnus) Emperor of Fun and Games at the Fun Dept. David is a licensed expert in the Power of Fun. This is “Serious Fun” that he learned as a leader in the mascot world as the original Phillie Phanatic. This fun can deliver unrecognized revenue while increasing productivity, morale and the […]
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    Steve Christini
    (Alumnus) President of Christini AWD Motorcycles (Christini Technologies, Inc.)  
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    Larry Waddell
    (Alumnus) COO of SEER Interactive. Larry Waddell is the COO of SEER Interactive, a digital advertising agency located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.  SEER was recently recognized as the 25th fastest growing inner-city company, nationally, in Michael Porter’s 2012 Inner City 100.  Mr. Waddell is responsible for channel partner […]
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    Valoria Cheek
    (Alumna) President of The American Baptist Extension Corporation. Valoria Cheek, Esq., is excited about The American Baptist Extension Corporation’s (ABEC) mission to help churches through loans made possible by other American Baptists. “ABEC allows churches, church-related organizations and individuals to participate in the ongoing mission of American Baptist churches while earning […]
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    Chris Burkhard
    (Alumnus) CEO and Founder of the CBI Group. Chris Burkhard is a 4th generation entrepreneur. He is a husband, a father, and an avid outdoorsman. Within each of these roles, he continues to emerge as an effective mentor and coach. He is a proven leader, lecturer, and expert on building […]
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    Rob Gilfillan
    (Alumnus) CEO of Cenero. Rob Gilfillan has been involved in entrepreneurial activities for the better part of 17 years.  Rob grew up in Delaware County attending both the Haverford School and Ursinus College.  In the 1990’s, Rob was instrumental in building a technology focused business in Baltimore, MD before moving […]
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    Lara Coviello
    (Alumna) MA CFA, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Auctus Wealth Management Ms. Lara Coviello began her career as a research and statistical analyst in 2004. She started in the financial services industry doing risk assessment and market analysis, and researching public and privately held companies, and soon expanded her role to […]
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    Diane Connor
    (Alumna) President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Inc As the President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Diane helps businesses and organizations express who they are, what they do and why they do it. Diane became shareholder as she acquired Modern Graphics with two business partners in 1999. Modern Graphics […]
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    Alice Dommert
    (Alumna) CEO of Deliver Me Wellness Alice Dommert, CEO of deliver me wellness, knows first-hand the stress and rewards of running a company from her career as an exhibit designer, architect, and business-owner in Philadelphia over the last 20 years. She also knows first-hand how yoga and meditation can ease that stress. Alice […]
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    Eric Janson
    (Alumnus) Founder of Parallel Edge. Eric Janson founded Parallel Edge first as a part time venture and, beginning in May 1996, as a full time business. Having come to IT support and CAD Management from the design side, Eric brought a unique perspective to IT support for the AEC industry.  Rather than […]
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    Joseph Ellis
    (Alumnus) Executive at CBIZ  With over 20 years of experience in employee benefits consulting, Joe provides his clients with the necessary insight to attract and retain employees and control costs.  His practice concentrates in the area of Health & Welfare benefit cost control, with special emphasis on broad-based Cafeteria Benefit Plans and consumer-driven […]
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    Peter Fleming
    (Alumnus) Chief Financial Officer at The Hill at Whitemarsh. Peter Fleming is a Senior Executive with significant experience directing corporate accounting, budgeting, financing, operational and strategic planning initiatives for both start up and established companies in the senior housing and financial services industries. Proven finance expert who blends organization, creativity […]
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    Bob Frankenheimer
    (Alumnus) CEO of Pennsylvania Landscape Management Since 1991, Bob Frankenheimer, as the principal of Pennsylvania Landscape Management, has provided comprehensive landscape maintenance services to property owners throughout Chester and Delaware counties. Pennsylvania Landscape Management’s services range from basic weekly lawn maintenance to periodic pruning and creative landscape design and building. Bob […]
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    Mark Stevens
    (Alumnus) Founding Partner of Langsam Stevens Silver & Hollaender LLP. Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law, including in particular, the defense of environmental professionals such as consultants, excavators, transporters, remediators, tank testers, demolition contractors, asbestos abatement contractors, and others who may be involved in environmental projects, […]
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