Chris Hardwick/Build Technology Group
Chris Hardwick is a graduate of University of Georgia witha BA in Political Science.
As a recognized technology leader known for his love of solving problems, technology issues, building for and on successful business solutions, it has garnered him positions with such companies as Aaron Rents, Inc., ista, e:so Global, and Instawares. With his ability to break down technology into business goals, and strategic technology alignment, he has been navigating his career waters through Hardwick Solutions, LLC for over 8 years. Chris now leads Build Technology Group that practices a “partnership” approach to serving their clients, with the formula of breaking down strategic business goals into obtainable technology goals and vice versa. He helps his partners be successful by being their trusted IT partner in delivering cost effective, smart technology.
Mike Russell/ETS Solutions
Mike Russell is a technology entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. Mike is the President and Founder of ETS Solutions, your trusted technology advisor. Mike took his experience managing companies and law firms and formed Elite Telecom Services in 2002, rebranding his company to ETS Solutions in 2014 to include Cloud Services. Mike and his team consult with firms about their technology configuration and assess any pain points (cost, relocation, phone hardware, bandwidth needs). ETS provides multiple solution options so companies can make the ideal business decision. The ETS team then provides ongoing customer service for the length of the service. Mike has had much success and been recognized for many accomplishments over the years, including the Channel Partners 360 Award in 2013. Mike has a B.S. Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA in Accounting & Finance degree from Kennesaw State University.
Brandon Lewis/Benchmark Public Adjusting Group
COO and Partner of BenchMark Public Adjusting Group. As a 22 plus-year Atlanta business leader and executive coupled with nine years in the insurance advocacy profession, Brandon Lewis has forged a unique industry crossover. Brandon brings with him the experience of handling over 15 major natural disasters globally.
Brandon is a member of NAPIA and the Founding Treasurer of GAPIA. His other participations include the Atlanta Apartment Association, where he is a member and has educated the association on disaster preparedness. He is also a member of the National Suppliers Council. He has been a guest speaker at Emory University and worked closely with the Red Cross. Brandon attended both Pace University Lubin School of Business and Hofstra University. (more…)
Shantel Khleif/Imagine Media
Stemming from a deep love and respect for small businesses, Shantel built Imagine Media to give an online voice to companies who wouldn’t otherwise have the time to do so. As the previous owner of a Wedding Planning company, and as the current co-founder of an Non Profit aimed at assisting students in need, Shantel is a go-getter through and through with a huge heart. When she’s not networking her way through Atlanta, selling our services to business owners in need, and motivating the team to be the best that they can be, you can find Shantel exploring Atlanta with her big and lovable pup, Gunnar.
The Shrimp Tank team is humbled by their dream becoming a reality at the Mill Creek High School DECA Event last Thursday. After Christopher Hanks, the Founder and Executive Director of the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center, taught what “SUCCESS” looks like for an elevator pitch using song lyrics, the 100+ students were able to analyze pitches by three student entrepreneurs. (more…)
JC Ordono/First Fence of Georgia
Majority Partner, President
Mr. Ordono is the Founding Partner and majority owner of First Fence of Georgia. He has fifteen years fence industry experience in a broad range of Operations, Sales and Executive positions. He has achieved CFP (Certified Fence Professional) status, certified by the American Fence Association and is recognized for professional achievement in the Industry. (more…)