Niyia Whitsett – Founder of Kingdom Operation

[quote style=”boxed”]If I were to start again I would talk less about what it is I am working on and just do it, not sharing things before I myself have established them. This can hinder your career.[/quote] Niyia L. Whitsett (Uniquely Niyia) is the founder of “K/O” (Kingdom Operation)” a company that provides positive influence […]

Brandt Evans – Chef and Founder of BKM Hospitality

[quote style=”boxed”]Inspect, don’t expect, the small things.[/quote] Chef Brandt Evans is one of Ohio’s top chefs. He has received numerous accolades since 2002 following the opening of his first restaurant, Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern in Twinsburg, Ohio. His love for the culinary arts began at age 16, as he entered into his first job […]

Robbie Friedman and David Schottenstein – Founders of Viewabill system

[quote style=”boxed”]Be persistent and don’t let “No” or “Not interested” dampen your enthusiasm. Keep pounding away.[/quote] After graduating from University of Michigan Law School, Robbie Friedman went to NYC where he launched his legal career at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He then served as General Counsel for Astor & Black, managing corporate […]

Paul Roetzer – Founder and CEO of PR 20/20

[quote style=”boxed”]Once something has progressed far enough in my mind to become a priority, I isolate myself with a laptop, white board, caffeinated beverage and an iTunes playlist, and I eliminate all other distractions. I’ve learned over time that creative breakthroughs often require a quiet mind.[/quote] Paul Roetzer is founder and CEO of PR 20/20, […]

Johnny Miller – Owner of OakBridge Timber Framing

[quote style=”boxed”]I believe the key to motivation is purpose. God put us here for a reason. We’re here to accomplish a higher purpose.[/quote] Johnny Miller, the owner of OakBridge Timber Framing, has been timber framing since his late teens. He grew up in an Amish community, where the pace of life was slow and the […]

Tim Conti – Co-Founder of ON Search Partners

[quote style=”boxed”]As a service business, our brilliant ideas tend to be about how we execute. Seems to me, whether it is culture or ethics or process, intangibles spread best by example.[/quote] In 2006, Tim Conti co-founded ON Search Partners, a quickly rising star in the retained executive search industry bringing a new client-centric business model […]

Maria Dellapina – Creator of Specs4us

[quote style=”boxed”]Never be afraid to ask for something. If you get a “no,” just keep swimming, just keep swimming…and you’ll get results.[/quote] Maria Dellapina’s daughter Erin was about two when she needed glasses. With over 25 years in the optical field, Maria felt finding a suitable frame for her daughter would be an easy task. […]

Emmitt Parkman – Founder of Sports Talk Trash

[quote style=”boxed”]You can get a lot farther by making people talk about you than you can by plastering the world with advertisements that people will ignore.[/quote] Emmitt Parkman is the founder of Sports Talk Trash, where he is working to build a platform to bring together the world’s most passionate sports fans. Emmitt also has […]

Wendy Komac – Speaker, Author, WendyWoman

[quote style=”boxed”]Business doesn’t have to be just business. You have to bring “you” to the business world.[/quote] Author and speaker Wendy Komac is a long-time turnaround specialist that has helped save companies by focusing on changing under-performers into exceptional workers. She is now focusing on individual employees, with 9 steps to take control of one’s […]

James Dickerson – Co-Founder of Leap

[quote style=”boxed”]I think the key to bringing ideas to life is to surround yourself with great people who can help you execute. I want to surround myself with people who take action and will dive in 100% with me to bring something to the world.[/quote] James Dickerson is the co-founder of Leap, the first mobile […]