Jeb Banner

Jeb Banner

Be more confident and put yourself out there more. Don’t be afraid to look like a fool.   Jeb is the founder and CEO of Boardable, a nonprofit board management software provider. He is also the founder of two nonprofits, The Speak Easy and Musical Family Tree, as well as…

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Prahasith Veluvolu

Prahasith Veluvolu

Prahasith Veluvolu, Y Combinator alumni, Forbes “30 Under 30” inductee, and a Thiel Fellow, is CEO of Mimir. Mimir is a software company helping to grow the software engineering workforce. Through the company’s core product, Mimir Classroom, Prahasith and his team work with more than 70 universities across the nation…

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Cathy Tooley

Cathy Tooley

I am committed to the success of my business because at the end of what I do is children and they mean everything to me and always have.   Cathy S. Tooley is the president and CEO of Tools for Success. Cathy is a trainer/consultant focusing on both academic and…

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Cedric Savarese

Cedric Savarese

The one thing that that’s key to growing your business is finding your differentiating factor – what you’re doing better than your competitors, and focusing on that.   Cedric Savarese is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at FormAssembly, a leading provider of enterprise form solutions. Cedric has been at…

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Bobby Blackburn

Bobby Blackburn

Building a business from the ground up is a difficult endeavor and obstacles are inevitable. Ultimately with the right mind set and qualifications anything is possible.   Being both business savvy and resourceful, Bobby Blackburn has climbed the ladder of success by grappling every opportunity that has come his way….

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Dr. Zeshan Hyder

Dr. Zeshan Hyder

One piece of advice I would give to my younger self is to live in the moment. When you only look to the future, you sometimes forget to enjoy the present.   Dr. Zeshan Hyder is an orthopedic surgeon in Northwest Indiana that specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery. He…

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Chris Belli

Chris Belli

Put effort into every opportunity that is in front of you, no matter how large or small you perceive that opportunity to be.   Chris Belli leads the Strategic Marketing and Business Development for one of the Midwest’s fastest growing design and product agencies—Studio Science. A native of Melbourne, Australia…

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Robert Thikoll – Vice President at Ingersoll Rand

Robert Thikoll - Vice President at Ingersoll Rand

At the end of the day, despite all the technology at our fingertips and the light speed of information flow, human relationships and interaction are what make an individual successful or not successful.” Robert Thikoll joined Ingersoll Rand in October 2014 as Vice President of Operational Excellence. Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR),…

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