Chris Tuff / The Millennial Whisperer

Chris Tuff is a partner at the advertising agency 22squared in Atlanta, GA where he took a team of millennials from an “investment” to a major profit center in short order. He started his career as one of the first marketers to focus on helping startups, including Facebook in 2005. Continue reading

Rob Heller / Talon Plumbing

Graduate of Marist High School in Atlanta, GA where I was on the first state championship football team in the school’s history.  I went to Columbia University in New York City, played football my freshman year and graduated in 1994 with a BA in Political Science. Continue reading

Nick Salpekar / Highland Fine Wine

Nick has been running retail and restaurant wine programs in the Virginia Highland neighborhood for the past 13 years.  Recently he completed the Level 2 Certified Sommelier Exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators.   Continue reading

Jeff Brawand / CornholeATL

Jeff started playing cornhole years ago, while growing up in Cincinnati, OH. He moved to Atlanta in 2007 where he missed the sport and wanted to meet new friends. Continue reading

Morgan Lopes / Polar Notion

Morgan Lopes is an entrepreneur who leads Polar Notion, a digital brand experience team. They design and develop web and mobile apps for information, education, and influence based businesses. While he reluctantly accepts the title CEO, his role is to identify and amplify the strengths of each person who chooses to join their team. Continue reading

Mark McGraw / Sandler Training

Mark McGraw is the owner of Sandler Training | Sales Engine, LLC. After climbing the corporate ladder for 17 years, Mark got the itch to start his own business and become an entrepreneur by providing sales training and coaching to companies. Continue reading

Kevin Sullivan / Paragon Alarm Systems

Kevin Sullivan is the Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Alarm Systems and Central Station Monitoring.  Paragon Alarm Systems installs and services security, fire, camera, and access control systems.  Central Station Monitoring provides call center monitoring support for 98 security and fire alarm installation companies located throughout Georgia. Continue reading

Neil Mirchandani / Luxury Lounge & Lighting

Neil Mirchandani is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Lounge & Lighting.  He started as a teenager in the special events industry, DJing parties and renting small audio systems.  Throughout his college days at KSU, he continued growing his knowledge in the event industry and founded LLL. Continue reading

Janell Stephens / Camille Rose Naturals

When Janell Stephens initially planted the seeds of what would eventually grow into the Camille Rose Naturals brand, her needs were simple; she merely wanted a product that would work well with her family’s sensitive skin. Continue reading

Kenny Lumpkin / Newton Federal Bank

Highly successful community banker with 24 years experience building relationships in Northeast Georgia. How many people do you know that can build a company brand, successfully market to a targeted segment, inspire lenders and leaders to action, take the fear out of “selling” company-wide, all while creating relationships internally and externally in a sustainable way? Continue reading