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Greg Abel Head ShotGreg Abel / Tailfin Marketing

Greg’s career began in advertising at McCann-Erickson and Fitzgerald+Co in Atlanta. He then jumped on the digital wave early, by joining digital marketing mega-consultancy US Web/CKS, where he helped to develop digital strategy and online user experiences for a range of consumer brands. Continue reading

Shaquille Wiggins Head shotShaquille Wiggins / Strictly Business Entertainment

Shaquille Wiggins is a network marketing professional and pioneer of movements that set thousands of people all over the nation on a path of financial freedom. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Shaquille is the fifth of seven children. The benefit of having older siblings was the ability to watch them make mistakes and learn from them. Continue reading


Kevin Peak / CaJa Popcorn

Kevin Peak is the Chief Popper at CaJa Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn store in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center in Buckhead. Prior to founding CaJa Popcorn he spent almost twenty years in the financial services industry working with corporate treasurers and CFOs as a strategy consultant Continue reading

Dixon Dixon HeadshotDavid Dixon / NAI Brannen Goddard

David Dixon is a native of Atlanta and a seasoned entrepreneur. Upon returning to Atlanta after graduating Samford University, David worked for and grew Atlanta based Ameripark’s sales revenue by over 60% in two years; he also started and sold two successful businesses.  David transitioned into commercial real estate in 2006 where he rapidly began to make his mark in the tenant representation specialty.  Continue reading


Travis Allen / iSchool Initiative

Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. Continue reading

 Judd Igler / Savant CTS

Judd Igler has been working in the computer technology field for 17 years. He attended college at Southern Tech where he studied Computer Science. From there he started his computer career at one of the largest closing attorneys in the state of Georgia where he was quickly moved to the position of Network Administrator. Continue reading

Ted Kolwicz / Kopier Net

Ted Kolwicz - HeadshotTed Kolwicz, President of Kopier Net, has been in sales and management for over 40 years within the corporate world and now owning his own business, brings large company “know how” and experience to small to medium companies who want the “personal touch” included in their business solutions.

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Kris-Kolarich-HeadshotKris Kolarich / Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services

Specialized Asset Services / Realtor

Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services is a boutique, LGBT and woman-owned Real Estate Brokerage with three offices in Metro Atlanta. We have a combined 40 years of experience in the retail market and over 15 years of experience in the REO and Default Industry. With over 15 years in real estate, I have sold over 1,500 homes in Metro Atlanta. Continue reading

IMG_0272Jamie Bodner – Owner of Pinnacle Fitness

Jamie Bodner. Jamie’s love for fitness, weight training, and health began at a young age. He realized he could finally be in-shape like those around him by taking care of himself through exercising and eating right. He started reading every book and magazine he could and working out every moment he was able. Once he started, it quickly became a passion and it opened up a new world and way of life for him.

Growing up in New York, Jamie always expected to go to college before settling into the corporate lifestyle. He never once thought about making his passion for fitness his career. Still, while he was working his way up the corporate ladder at the World Trade Center, he never felt one hundred percent fulfilled.

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Shannon RussoShannon Russo / Kinetix

Who is Shannon Russo?  Well…..she’s the CEO of Kinetix. She’s got a background as a finance executive with companies such as Spherion, W.R. Grace, M&M/Mars, Inc., and Kidder, Peabody & Co. She rode the corporate wave. She had a big expense account. Then she opted out to do her own thing and founded Kinetix with the goal of creating a firm that could help growing companies get the talent they need to compete. She thought she’d get more sleep by running her own firm. She was wrong. Luckily, that’s not contagious.

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