Dean Ruiz Fung-a-Wing / Kairos IoT

Creative & Technical Leader, Founder, Inventor, and Entrepreneur. He is a well-rounded leader having business experience in applied science and technology, commercial/residential financing, and professional arts. He is the current owner of a multi-state service company, Appliance Dean. Continue reading

Jeff Lignugaris / Northside Tool Rental

As a serial entrepreneur Jeff has launched, purchased, developed and sold a number of businesses in Atlanta. He has deep experience in managing projects, people and processes. He is passionate about being involved in the larger industries in which he participates. As a 4th generation Atlantan, and a 32 year resident of the inner city, Jeff is equally passionate about their local quality of life. Continue reading

Brian Borngesser / Gate City Brewing Company

Brian is a Metairie, Louisiana native, but after moves to Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee (all before the age of 10) he finally made it to Georgia. Brian and his family moved to Roswell in 2009 and quickly fell in love with the community. Having always had a love for craft beer, Brian fondly recalls visiting Georgia’s first craft breweries more than 12 years ago Continue reading

Charlie Jones / Marshall, Jones & Co.

Charlie Jones is a 1966 accounting graduate of Washington & Lee University. Charlie was for five years an audit senior for Arthur Andersen  & Co. in Atlanta where he was in charge of audits of public companies in the manufacturing  (electronics, steel and paper) and sports (Atlanta Braves and Hawks) industries. Continue reading

Mark McKenzie / Docqmax Digital Printing

Mark McKenzie is one of Three Brothers that own and operate Docqmax Digital Printing, Atlanta’s Business Printer since 1975. Mark is passionate about his role as a partner along with his responsibilities of being the face of Docqmax, networking, business development and marketing for his company. Continue reading

Travis Reid / Square 1 Art

Travis Reid  is the owner and President of Square 1 Art, a Family Run arts based fundraising company located in Norcross, Ga. Founded in 1999, Square 1 Art works with schools nationwide and has raised Millions in revenue for their art programs. A native Atlantan, Mr. Reid is a graduate of the University of Georgia Continue reading

Marty Williams / Provident CPA & Business Advisors

Marty Williams is a Business Advisor with Provident CPA & Business Advisors in Tulsa Oklahoma, where he works with business owners to help them achieve financial freedom. Provident is an advisory firm that specializes in holistic business planning for family owned businesses, from minimizing taxes to growing profitably and helping owners exit their business well. Continue reading

Jennifer Hartz / Corporate Hartz LLC

Jennifer Levine Hartz’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) role at The Home Depot, time with McKinsey & Company, experience at iXL Enterprises, and lifelong civic engagement came together in 2000 with the establishment of Corporate Hartz.  The firm has two lines of business: Strategic CSR & Sustainability, and Philanthropy Services for Donor Advised Funds & Family Foundations.  In the former, she leads with her head; in the latter, she leads with her heart. Continue reading

Malory Atkinson / Shear Structural

Malory Atkinson is the co-founder and managing partner of Shear Structural, a women-owned structural engineering firm. In her role as partner, Malory is currently responsible for business development, marketing, finance, and operations. She has a unique business development background based in both the AEC industry and the tech startup world. Continue reading

Rachel Eisaman / Joli Residential

Rachel (Johnston) Eisaman is owner and principle director for Joli Residential.  She grew up shadowing her father, a contractor, in his workshop and in and out of houses he was building.  It was in these early days that she learned to appreciate the work put behind the walls to make a house a home and developed a keen understanding for the importance of maintaining all elements of a home from foundation to roof and all the systems in between. Continue reading