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

Clint Crowe / Elite Event Rental

During his Freshman year of college, Clint Crowe Co-Founded Elite Event Rental. Elite is a full service tent and event rental store located in Marietta, Georgia. What started as a college side hustle quickly grew into one of Atlanta’s premier sources for tents, temporary structures, and event equipment. Continue reading

Darrah Brustein / Author & Founder of Life by Design

Darrah Brustein is an author and two-time founder with a payment processing company spanning 38 states and a networking events company which serves 30,000+ people. She contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global on networking, entrepreneurship and creating a life of your own design Continue reading

Dr. Steven Palmer / The Cottage School

Dr. Steven Palmer’s professional experience includes serving at every level – teacher, principal, Executive Director and Superintendent. Prior to joining The Cottage School, Steve was Superintendent in Michigan. Steve led major efforts resulting in increased student achievement and significant improvements in teaching, learning and school status. Continue reading

Melissa Long / Ground: News from the Source

Melissa Long is an Emmy Award winning broadcast and digital journalist. She’s currently a founding member of Ground – an innovative, artificial intelligence powered global news platform. Continue reading

Michael Gargiulo / VPN.com

Michael is 26 and the CEO at VPN.com where he wants to provide a VPN to 100 million people by 2022. He has founded several other projects including selling more than $2.5 million dollars in unwanted gift cards and founding the well-known website, CoolMathGames.com which we grew to more than 3 million visitors per month. Continue reading

Michael Murphy / Murph’s Surf

There I was sitting on this busted up board on a ocean off of Thailand, In the gulf of Siam sipping on a luke warm questionable beverage enjoying some sick sunset dropping in front of me then it hit me, I want to do this for the rest of my life and I wanted to share the experience with other people. Continue reading

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