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Kimm Lincoln and Brian Easter with Nebo Agency

Kimm Lincoln

 

As President of Nebo Agency, Kimm Lincoln helps to create and guide Nebo’s business strategy and helps the team to achieve their goals. She has been working in the the digital field for her entire career; a career which was launched after taking a Social Media Marketing role back in the days of Friendster. She is a Georgia Tech graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Management.

During her time at Nebo, she has led many award-winning projects, mentored young talent toward leadership roles, and played an active role in the digital community, previously volunteering as the Co-VP of Marketing for SEMPO Atlanta, the Communications Chair for AMA Atlanta, and the Director of Marketing for SuperNova South. She was recently recognized as AMA Atlanta’s Agency Marketer of the Year and AiMA’s Interactive Marketer of the Year. You can learn more about Nebo on their website and connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. Follow Kimm on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

As Co-Founder of Nebo Agency, Brian Easter brings international experience to his role, along with a proven track record of helping organizations reach their digital marketing objectives. Under his leadership, Nebo has enjoyed 12 straight years of growth, has never laid a single employee off, and has won over 100 digital awards in the past two years.

Brian is known for being a fierce advocate for the end user, a vocal and avid supporter of animal welfare, and writing and speaking about weighty and controversial subjects. An energetic and passionate speaker, Brian has presented at AMA, SuperNova South, PRSSA, iMedia, AIMA, the Inc. 5000 Speaker Series, and many other industry events. He has also been published in publications such as Ad Age, iMedia, Mobile Marketer, and Social Media Today.

Brian is an Appalachian State University alumnus with 15+ years of experience in digital marketing. In the beginning stages of his career (or about a millennium in internet time), he even wrote code in primitive coding languages like ASP and Visual Basic, as well as helping organizations optimize for pre-Google, archaic  and dinosaur-like platforms, such as Alta Vista and Lycos. You can learn more about Nebo on their website and connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. Follow Brian on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Greice Murphy and Jim Murphy with Advanced Care Pediatrics

Greice Murphy

 

Greice Murphy / Advanced Care Pediatrics
Co-Founder and CEO

Greice Murphy moved to the USA in 2003 to work as a currency trader for a major regional finance firm in Atlanta. She received her BA in Radiology from Ulbra, Brazil and has her Masters in International Business from FGV, Brazil. After working in the finance sector, Greice was asked to help a major retailer navigate its post-recession future working directly with the company’s CEO and CFO. Upon project completion in the retail space, Greice decided to start ACP. Greice, along with two other like-minded partners, founded ACP in 2010 and focused on changing the underserved medically fragile children’s community in Georgia. Passionate about the business and its mission, Greice has led ACP to be the fastest growing Private Home Care company in Georgia, making the INC 5000 list for the first time in 2016.  A member of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO), she loves learning and enjoys developing new relationships.

Greice has been married to another entrepreneur and CEO for almost 10 years, and is mom to two beautiful young boys. Greice likes to spend her free time with her family, working out, and traveling around the world, especially back to her roots in Brazil.

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Jim Murphy / Advanced Care Pediatrics
Co-Founder

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Andy Isakson and Dave Wahn with Isakson Living

Andy Isakson

 

Andy Isakson / Isakson Living
Founder and Managing Partner

Andy Isakson is Founder and Managing Partner of Isakson Living. Andy turned his attention from commercial real estate development to the premier senior residential market with the opening of Park Springs, Isakson Living’s first senior residential community, in 2004. His vision and leadership extend the legacy of the Isakson family, whose contributions to the community – and the nation – are well known.

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David Wahn / Isakson Living
CFO

Chief Financial Officer Dave Wahn, CPA, manages Isakson Living’s financial operations and opportunities. Dave joined the company in 2002 and has been an integral part of the success of Park Springs and Peachtree Hills Place, Isakson Living’s senior living communities.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dave moved to Marietta, Georgia with his family when he was a middle school student. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.

Dave enjoyed a successful career in large-firm public accounting before joining Isakson Living.  Christy and Dave Wahn are the parents of four children and are active in St. Ann’s Church near their East Cobb County home.

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Josh and Tom Nickell with Nickell Rental

Nickell Rental

 

Josh Nickell / Nickell Rental
Owner

Initially, Josh wanted to pursue a career in the restaurant business, or as a traveling magician. Even though he was around the rental industry his whole life, Josh had no plans to join his dad – who founded Nickell Rental in 1998. One eye-opening internship later, the course of his decisions changed.  In 1998, Josh started out washing equipment. Later, he climbed the managerial track after graduating Summa Cum Laude in Management from Drexel University. Now he serves as the President of the American Rental Association of Georgia, and has been published numerous times in Rental Management Magazine – including being listed as one of the Top 10 to Watch Under 40. In 2014, the ARA named Josh Person of the Year. In his spare time, Josh volunteers as the PE coach at Carolyn Barron Montessori School.

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Tom Nickell / Nickell Rental
Founder / Owner

Tom Nickell was high school Valedictorian and a die-hard Kentucky Wildcats fan, which put him on the path to a Pre-Med degree from UK. Tom went on to dental school, but changed course two months before graduating and went to work in the rental business with his father-in-law. Tom didn’t intend to stay in this industry; it was just a stop on his journey to find a career that he could be truly passionate about. To Tom’s surprise, that career wound up being the rental business, where he could tie his passion for helping people with his love for family. Tom founded Nickell Rental in 1998, building it from the ground up. He has been in the industry nearly 40 years now and has served at both the local and national level on boards for numerous organizations, including The American Rental Association.

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Special Episode: Market Research

market research

 

This week on CEO Exclusive we talk about market research.  Understanding your market is absolutely critical to helping you understand the context in which you are to growing your business, increasing profit margins, developing strategies, and leading your people.

Knowing your market gives you the power to successfully grow your business.  This week we talk about what kinds of information you need, and where to find it, and how to set up structures to manage regular market research as a recurring system in your company.

Albert Blackwelder and Deke Cateau with A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab

 

Albert Blackwelder / A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
CEO

Al Blackwelder has served as the Chief Executive Officer of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab since 2012. A.G. Rhodes is a nonprofit organization providing therapy and rehabilitation services, short-term recovery and long-term care at three metro Atlanta locations. Blackwelder is responsible for an operating budget of approximately $40 million, approximately 550 employees and bed space for more than 400 residents and patients.

Prior to A.G. Rhodes, Blackwelder was with Emory Healthcare for 37 years. During that time, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Emory’s Wesley Woods Center, and Chief Operating Officer for Emory Crawford Long Hospital (Emory University Hospital Midtown). Mr. Blackwelder is a member of LeadingAge and a member of Georgia Health Care Association. He is also the President of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club. Mr. Blackwelder earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

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Deke Cateau / A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
COO

Deke Cateau is the Chief Operating Officer at A.G. Rhodes. Cateau directs, supervises and coordinates the overall clinical and business operations for the organization, and manages the administration and coordination of a comprehensive array of services and programs. He also oversees the planning and execution of new initiatives, training and innovations across the organization, concentrating on efforts to improve the model of care for patients and residents.

Cateau has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 15 years. Prior to his current position, he was the Administrator for seven years at A.G. Rhodes’ flagship location in Grant Park, and before working at A.G. Rhodes, Cateau worked in various roles at other long-term care facilities.

In addition to being a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Cateau holds several certifications related to caring for people living with dementia. Cateau holds a Graduate Diploma in International Relations and a B.A. in Political Science and Economic History, both from the University of the West Indies.

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James Marlow and Jamie Porges with Radiance Solar

Radiance Solar

 

James Marlow / Radiance Solar
President and Co-Founder

Marlow has over 30 years of high tech sales and marketing experience with Computerland, Lotus Development, IBM, and Yahoo!. He is the founder of Internet startup, AnythingSouthern.com, a candidate for United States Congress in the 10th District of Georgia and a Georgia Southern University graduate. He is on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Solar Energy Industry Association, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Committee, and has been a founding Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Georgia Solar Energy Association. He is also a founding board member of the Technology Association of Georgia Smart Energy Society, a member of The Metro Atlanta Chamber CleanTech Leadership Council, and a board member of The Environmental Fund for Georgia and The Savannah Riverkeeper.

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Jamie Porges / Radiance Solar
CEO and Co-Founder

Mr. Jamie Porges serves as Chief Executive Officer at Radiance Solar. He is also the co-founder of the firm. Mr. Porges leads the company’s financial and strategic planning efforts and oversees the design, engineering and construction on all solar photovoltaic and thermal installations. Prior to Radiance Solar, Mr. Porges founded Riverview Properties. Before that he served as an executive at Turner Broadcasting for more than 13 years. Mr. Porges launched and managed new ventures across multiple divisions, including publishing and licensing. He holds a BA from Emory University.

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Eric Hunger with ElectroBike Georgia and Alan Goodman with Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce

Eric Hunger

 

Eric Hunger / ElectroBike Georgia
President

Eric Hunger is President of ElectroBike Georgia.  A former Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing for several manufacturing and distribution companies, Eric is passionate about clean commuting, outdoor recreation and time spent with family – all of which he enjoys on his ElectroBike.  Having traded in his business suit for a bicycle helmet, Eric is enthusiastically introducing people of all ages to the benefits and fun of owning an ElectroBike.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is married with two grown daughters.  Look for him in one of his stores, at community cycling events, or out on the bike trail.

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Alan Goodman / Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
President

Alan Goodman has been President of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce since February of 2016. Committed to the business of Brookhaven, Alan has made an effort to work closely with city government as an advocate for businesses doing business in Brookhaven.

Alan’s 20 year career in residential and commercial lending has provided him with the ability to strategically acquire capital, increase sales through effective marketing, and analyze commercial loan packages. The forming of CM Lenders has allowed Alan to expand his interest in all phases of commercial lending including SBA, Conventional, and investor lending.

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Brad Falberg and Todd Bugg with Exhibitus

Brad Falberg

 

Brad Falberg / Exhibitus
President

As Founder and President, Brad is the driving force behind the Exhibitus corporate philosophy: “DESIGN MATTERS.”  An award-winning custom exhibit house, the company specializes in 3-dimensional design for trade shows, corporate events, user conferences, permanent installations, museums and corporate interiors.

Brad’s commitment to excellent design has led him to develop and champion a process that measures the link between design and trade show success. His expertise in consulting with clients and working with design teams from a clean sheet of paper to a final design guarantees beautiful, unique and relevant environments that engage audiences and create measurable success.  He has ensured Exhibitus’ long-term success by investing in state-of-the art facilities, client-focused technology, ROI measurement services and the best people in the business.

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Todd Bugg / Exhibitus
Vice President of Operations / Managing Partner

Todd has over twenty years of operations management experience with expertise in manufacturing technologies and production processes that enhance the quality and efficiency of the company’s operations.  Todd’s responsibilities include continued development and expansion of services and production capabilities, as well as, the profitability of Exhibitus.   Prior to joining Exhibitus, Todd was a co-founder and managing partner for the Atlanta, GA based Architectural Concepts Inc.

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TJ Callaway and Virginia Johnson with Onward Reserve

TJ Callaway

 

 

TJ Callaway / Onward Reserve
CEO

TJ Callaway is CEO of Onward Reserve. He is from Thomasville, GA, and attended the University of GA. TJ graduated in 2007 with a degree in Finance from the Terry College of Business.

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Virginia Johnson / Onward Reserve
Creative Director

Virginia Johnson is the Creative Director at Onward Reserve. She graduated from North Georgia College in 2011 with a degree in Marketing and began working for Onward Reserve in 2012.

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