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Mike Airheart


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~33 years in corporate/commercial banking across client mgmt., credit risk, portfolio mgmt., raising capital for small/mid and large cap companies (focus on industrials)


Javier E Alarcon
VP Finance - CFO

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Javier Alarcon is a global finance leader with experience across multiple geographies in the consumer packaged-food, financial services and government industries. As a leader, he has built high performance organizations and partnered to execute successful business turnarounds around the world. Having lived abroad for 10 years leading teams in several geographies has given Mr. Alarcon the opportunity to be exposed to complex business situations in distinct markets. In his most recent role, he served as Vice President of Finance – International CFO for ConAgra Foods’ Consumer-International division. He was a board member of various ConAgra JVs in India, Philippines and Mexico. Board Member at Agro Tech Foods Limited, India (2013-2016) and Member of the Audit Committee Board Member at Joint Venture - Hunt's Universal Robina Corporation, Philippines (2012-2016) Board Member at Joint Venture - Verde Valle, Mexico (2008-2012, 2015-2016)


Alan William Aldworth, Sr.
Vice Chairman
EA Renfroe
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Served on 2 public company boards and 6 private company boards. Have served as CEO of a public company, a large division of a public company and 2 private companies. Extensive financial expertise. Served as public company CFO. Have led over 50 M&A transactions valued at $4 billion. Have led public offering. Served on audit committee and executive committee of public company and vice chairman of large private company.


Claudia H. Allen
Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center
KPMG LLP
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Marie Allen
Managing Partner
The Allen Group Executive Search
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global Board of Directors- 6 years


Margaret Amsden
Shareholder
Clayton & McKervey
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As an advisor, Margaret has been finding tax and accounting solutions for closely-held business for nearly 30 years. Margaret is a shareholder and department head for Clayton & McKervey a CPA firm that works with privately-owned entrepreneurial companies working globally. Margaret also serves as an active board member of the Detroit chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG-Detroit), currently serving as treasurer, and member of their program committee. ACG-Detroit is an organization focused on providing programing and networking opportunities for middle market businesses seeking growth and opportunities to enhance their value. From a community service standpoint, Margaret served as board chair for the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties (BGCOM) for three years, during which time she oversaw significant expansion. The BGCOM grew from two locations in southeast Michigan to four. The expansion was accomplished by keeping an eye on the financial stability of the BGCOM while assuring the underlying programs and services were maintained. The growth has resulted in a Club that has grown from approximately 1,400 members to over 2,700 members, one-third of which are teens. Margaret currently serves as Board Treasurer and is a member of the Executive Strategy Committee for the BGCOM. She is also member of the Board of Directors for the separate trust that supports the BGCOM.


Chris Anderson
Founder & President
The CJ Anderson Company
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EXECUTIVE COACH & OUTSIDE DIRECTOR - Accomplished senior executive with public and private board experience. As a senior executive, was accountable for leading a highly diversified $1.2 billion company with holdings in agribusiness, industrial manufacturing, rail car leasing, and consumer packaged goods. Passion for bringing out the best in executives and coaching them to excel beyond their perceived capabilities. Has taken his proven executive expertise and coupled it with this coaching passion to form The CJ Anderson Company, an executive coaching firm that provides a real-world training ground for high-functioning leaders. Specialty is family businesses in transition with revenues over $100M. Began his career with The Andersons, Inc., a Family LP, with 60+ family partners; that went public (NASDAQ:ANDE) midway through his tenure. Progressed through positions of increasing responsibility to serve as one of three Group Presidents, followed by EVP Strategy in the billion+ revenues family-controlled business, with accomplishments including a breakout diversification strategy. John Barrett, Chair & CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group stated that “Chris installed the platform, discipline, and team that transformed The Andersons railcar start-up into its most profitable business.” Industry experience includes industrial manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retailing, and agribusiness. Chair of Icelantic Skis, and previously served on the Boards of publicly-traded N-Viro International (OTC:NVIC), Miller Diversified, Inc., and Bionix Development Corporation. Board service also includes several non-profits, most notably Maumee Valley Country Day School. Active member and Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Harvard MBA and Ohio State MS/BS, summa cum laude.


Leslie J. Anderson
Senior Vice President
BMO Harris Bank
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Charles C. Andrews
Chair, CEO Advisory Board
Vistage Worldwide
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Past President MBBI, 14 Years in M&A, Corporate Sales Executive with NCR, Dell, Toshiba and six startups.


Aziz Asphahani
CEO
QuesTek Innovations LLC
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