and Panelist Participants
Fleszar has over 28 years of hands-on and managerial experience in the
healthcare industry. In 2000, she brought her experience,
and enthusiasm to the marketplace by becoming the founder, President
and CEO of RPM, Receivable Process Management, LLC. In August
2004, RPM merged with Third Millennium Healthcare Systems, Inc and most
recently became a division of CareMedic Systems, Inc. Ms.
has received numerous awards including being recognized as one of
Atlanta's Top 50 Entrepreneurs
in 2004 by Catalyst Magazine. The Atlanta Business
Chronicle recognized her original company, RPM, as Atlanta’s 5th
fastest growing company in 2004 out of 118,000 companies. In
addition, the same year RPM was awarded 2nd Fastest Growing Women Owned
Since, Josette has started a new venture
called e-Stamos, an Interactive Web Conferencing Solution.
venture is in Beta and is close to launching publically.
CEO & Co-Founder
of One Georgia Bank
Lewis has 25 years of bank leadership experience and is a founder of
One Georgia Bank, which opened May 5, 2006. Under Lewis’ leadership the
bank capitalized with $24.2 million and more than 400 shareholders. At
the time it was the largest capital raise by a first issue state
chartered bank in Georgia’s history.
Lewis currently serves on
the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Council on Economic Education;
Communities in Schools of Georgia; the Georgia Chamber of Commerce; the
Commerce Club Operating Board; the New Century Forum at the Commerce
Club (co-founder & past president), the Metropolitan YMCA;
Alliance; and the Board of Visitors of Berry College.
graduate of Leadership Atlanta's Class of 1999, Lewis is a lifetime
member of the Morehouse College Alumni Association he has served as an
editorial columnist for several newspapers. He has written a section on
the history of African American Banks in Georgia for The New Georgia
Joyce Bone, CEO
Bone is Chief Operating Mom for MillionaireMoms.com. A
website dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women master the art of
raising a business and a family at the same time. Her goal is
help as many women as possible create their ideal lives. She
$10,000 risk and co founded EarthCare, an environmental company. In 18
months it grew into a $50 million dollar NASDAQ traded powerhouse. The
business ultimately reached revenues of $125 million.
her knowledge of business and taps into her network of millionaire moms
to share with you a roadmap to success! She’s passionate about helping
other entrepreneurs succeed. She is a columnist for
Glow magazine and has been featured on CNBC’s The Squawk Box, Money
& Kiplinger’s magazines and many others. Joyce is also an
and a sought after speaker.
CEO of E3C
Darryl Brown is Sales
and Profit Evangelist! Ken is the Chief Profitability Officer for
Growth-Oriented Businesses! A profit and business
development company that specializes in profit success systems,
leadership, sales, communication and technology.
over 400 sales and profit ideas to help their clients! The
company provides its clients with unique customized training and
coaching programs which includes over 60 topics within the
profitability, sales, new media, leadership and
Since March 2006, over 2,500 people
have participated in the company’s online business coaching and
networking sessions. In the two years, E3C has connected over 1,200
businesses! E3C has clients in Georgia, New York, Florida,
Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina and California.
& Fund Manager
Newport Capital Group operating in California, UK, Bulgaria, Hong Kong
and Australia. Ian has over 25 years of experience gained in virtually
all corners of the world.
Newport is a science based Venture Capital specialist. Presently
involved in Strategic Financial projects which include,amongst others;
Carbon Financing project in Philippines and Indonesia. Queensland
Infrastructure development, Nano-technologies, creating specialist
distressed asset fund and assisting many smaller international
organizations to exploit global financing tools.
The group is well connected with all of the key financial markets,
worldwide, with deep knowledge of the London financial markets and how
international companies can access them.
Newport can facilitate many innovative solutions to International
Strategic and Finance initiatives.
Williamson is both a business development coach and a speech
coach. She has over twenty years experience in the
effective sales communication strategies and business presentations.
specializes in executive coaching and developing custom workshops that
blend personal development with bottom-line business results.
combined experience in sales and communication provides a unique
perspective in helping people understand the needs of their clients and
present their services to solve those needs.
include: Developed script and coached delivery for over 45
Developed script for a variety of product introductions in both
domestic and international markets, Evaluated and revised content of
sales materials and presentations for over 25 major sales forces,
Coached delivery skills and personal image for over 250 CEO’s,
Developed sales course for professional service firms and delivered it
to over 20 firms, Developed an account planning course and coached
sales strategies for establishing new relationships for over 10 firms,
Coached over 500 individuals in content organization and personal
is the CEO and manager of the Net-Teams Community Management
Software. His company provides continued design and upgrades
for this powerful platform that is used to host social networking,
event management and RSVP, relationship management, scheduling systems,
blogging systems, content management, search engine optimization,
security, work flow and integration with 3rd party API's. This
technology is used with Web Sites, Extranets, Intranets and is used as
a connector between these types of systems.
passive income strategies for new businesses on the web. Providing web
site UI, advertising revenue, branding strategy and statistics systems
as well as business plan & sales strategy development.
Client Portfolio include: US State Department, Lockheed Martin,
Digitel, AT&T, Northrop Grumman, FedEx, DATATEL, HR.com,
Federal Aviation Adminstration, COMDISCO, and MCI.
of Launch Funding
Rands, a true Venture Catalyst, brings together early stage and
emerging growth companies with investors and capital sources like it
has never been done before. Building upon our years of experience in
the real world to remove the inefficiencies in the model by going
Karen has a talk radio show called SPEC, which
stands for the SE Private Equity Community. It is a source
info of interest to investors and entreprenurs. Tune in each Friday
NOON EST to SPEC Talk Radio and listen to find out what it takes to
raise the money that your company needs and how to create wealth
through private equity angel investing. Become a loyal listener and
spread the word to business owners and investors you know! Karen as a
presenter, author, and CEO has been involved in the early stage private
equity space since 2001. When Karen speaks, people listen to what she
has to say about raising money!
Michael D. Queen
Chairman and CEO
Universal Capital Management
Mr. Queen is a co-founder of Universal Capital Management and serves as its
Chairman and CEO. Previously, he
was the founder of Dickinson Holdings, LLC, a provider of specialized
financial services to small and mid-sized companies in a wide range of
industries. From 1998 to 2003 Mr. Queen was the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Pennexx Foods which provided food products
to major retail outlets. He directed all aspects of this start-up company from
initial market and product research and strategic and operational planning to
recruiting and hiring a management team and staff. During his tenure, Mr. Queen
built the company's revenue to $60 million and took the company public.