Entrepreneur Experts

W. Cliff Oxford – CEO, Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs
Major area of focus: Entrepreneurship

Cliff OxfordAn education visionary with a proven entrepreneurial track record has made Cliff Oxford the preeminent thought leader in the evolution that created A New Day for the MBA.  The New Day is about a movement that creates and combines energy, entrepreneurship and experience in how we educate entrepreneur leaders and job creators.  Going back to his endowment at the Emory Executive MBA program, Oxford believes in binding education and entrepreneurship as one positive force for creating a real-world arena for the aspiring business leader.

In Oxford at Brenau’s 3 MBA programs, he applies business academics to online interactive learning, and applies the experiential learning of entrepreneurship to real business such as on-site, board room, shop floor, and workshops.  When Oxford noted, “In this new normal of business, I think the classroom lecture and old case studies are at best neutral if not counterproductive for the next generation of leaders.”

He spent over five years building a best-in-class MBA program that would get full accreditation with his online academics and real business education. Oxford has a passion for education in the past and future. While he was growing his software support company across the globe, he created an education division that certified over 28,000 people and 86% of the Fortune 1000, including his direct competitors like IBM and HP. Today, his Entrepreneur 2.0 curriculum has taught over 11,000 2nd-stage enterprises and created a global community of entrepreneurs in emerging companies.

 

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré
Major area of focus: Leadership

Lt. General Russel L. HonoréLieutenant General Honoré is a native of Lakeland, Louisiana.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture upon graduation from Southern University and A&M College in 1971.  He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Troy State University as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College, an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from Stillman College, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Stillman College.

Tom Szaky – CEO, Terracycle, Inc.
Major area of focus: Environmental Entrepreneurship

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Tom Szaky on the cover of Inc. Magazine’s July 2006 issue

Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and upcycling. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, “The Coolest Little Start-Up in America!” That same year Tom was named the “#1 CEO in America Under 30″. However, the rapid growth and success of TerraCycle is no surprise to those who have known Tom his whole life.

TerraCycle works with major companies such as Kraft Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Frito-Lay, Mars, Kashi, Stonyfield Farm, CLIF BAR and Honest Tea to sponsor the collection of post-consumer packaging. With the help of these sponsors, TerraCycle pays schools and non-profits 2 cents for every piece of packaging they collect. TerraCycle upcycles the collected ‘waste’ material into affordable, eco-friendly products. Today over 70,000 organizations have helped collect over 2 billion pre- and post-consumer wrappers.

In April 2009 Tom released his first book, Revolution in a Bottle, published by Portfolio to critical acclaim. The National Geographic Channel also did a 4-part documentary about Tom and TerraCycle called, Garbage Moguls.

 

Bob Kilinski – Managing Operating Partner, Keller Williams
Major area of focus: Real Estate

Bob KilinskiBob Kilinski is the Co-Owner of Keller Williams Realty out of Austin, Texas, and the Managing Operating Partner for its Southeast Region.

In 1999 Bob made his way to Atlanta from Louisiana and founded the Southeast Region of Keller Williams with his partner Kay Evans. Bob’s talent, knowledge and wisdom are an asset to our regional leaders in helping them learn to run a “businesses worth owning.” Not only consulting on budgets and financial issues, Bob works with our leaders on operating a KW Market Center using the KW models at the highest level. Through productivity focused systems he leads OPs, TLs and MCAs to create profit enhancement strategies to develop highly profitable Market Centers.

 

Dan Hall – Senior Vice President, The Registry
Major area of focus: Wall Street Finance

J Dan HallDan Hall is the Senior Vice President of Register Financial Advisors, LLC. Dan Hall began his professional investment career in New York 1972 and joined RFA in 2009. Dan returned from New York City in 1990 to join the Atlanta office of Kidder, Peabody which was acquired by UBS in 2000. While in New York Dan was with First Boston Corporation as a Director & Manager of Public Finance Investment Banking and E.F. Hutton & Company as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Public Finance Division. In 1983 Dan was awarded Institutional Investors Magazine’s Municipal Deal of The Year Award. Dan attended Wingate College, E.T.S.U. and N.Y.U. earning BA & MBA degrees in economics and finance.

 

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