Brad Thies – Principal at Barr Assurance & Advisory

Run to your problems; don’t try to avoid them. Brad Thies is principal at Barr Assurance & Advisory Inc. (BARR), a full-service risk consulting and compliance firm that provides business performance, information technology, and assurance services to clients across a variety of industries. He specializes in helping clients assess, design, and implement processes and controls […]

Rick Norris – Founder of Rick Norris CPA

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science from U.C.L.A. in 1979. After receiving his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1982, he earned a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1985. He founded Rick E Norris, Accountancy Corporation in 1992. He has published articles in the California CPA Society magazine, among other periodicals, including […]

Rick Farnell – Co-Founder of Think Big Analytics

I would take more pictures. Pictures tell a great story and we have a tradition in our offices where we hang up photos of good times that we’ve had inside and outside the office. As co-founder of Think Big, Rick brings 20 years of management experience in scaling technology consulting organizations in North America, EMEA […]

Brian Heider – President at Culinary Consultants

Don’t ever get complacent. Always think outside the box, and continue to expand and grow on your ideas — even if things are working for the time being. Brian Heider is the president at Culinary Consultants , a purchasing solutions organization that’s devoted to helping fraternity, sorority, and food service management companies throughout the country […]

Devon White – Creator of Human Operating System

[quote style=”boxed”]Learn, unlearn, and relearn as quickly as possible. And be honest — with yourself and everyone else.[/quote] Devon White consults and speaks professionally with individuals and companies on the increasing and inevitable integration of self-programming technologies into everyday business and personal life. His Human Operating System platform makes these technologies available to both individuals […]

Asha Saxena – President and CEO of Future Technologies

[quote style=”boxed”]Idea generation is not a solo process. My ideas come from talking with my team. Then, we bring them to our customers to get feedback.[/quote] Asha Saxena is the president and CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm. FTI’s Center for Analytics Services (CAS) provides data management and analytic solutions […]

Jason Halstead – Founder of Gist Brands

[quote style=”boxed”]In fact, in my job it’s hugely more important to ask the right questions rather than have all the right answers. I’m an innately curious person. I’ve always asked, “Why?” I think every entrepreneur should back up the bus and look at the real reasons and roots behind the current change, need, idea, or […]

Nathan Beckord – CEO of Foundersuite

[quote style=”boxed”]I walk a lot. It clears the brain and helps me focus on core problems. I get off my shuttle a couple stops early to have more walking time. It really makes a difference.[/quote] Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite, a comprehensive productivity solution for entrepreneurs. For the past ten years, Beckord has […]