Tim O’Connor is an EOS Implementer, and owner of the Terraform Group in Atlanta, GA.
Tim’s parents were entrepreneurs who owned multiple businesses, including a private investigation agency. He claims he couldn’t get away with anything in high school because his parents would always find out. But, he credits his parents with modeling for him what it means to work for yourself and provide financial security for your family as an entrepreneur and business owner.
Tim was a PGA professional and Master Golf Instructor for Arnold Palmer before he moved to Silicon Valley in 1999 where he built a sales division from Fortune 500 clients. After moving back to Atlanta, he and his wife started a company of their own where they managed to turn a $2,500 loan into over $4MM in retail sales worldwide. That’s were he says he truly reconnected with the entrepreneurial spirit that his parents had instilled in him all those years ago.
Eventually, Tim left the family business to lead sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company where sales grew from $240MM to $260MM in 18 months. Despite those results he realized his true calling was to make a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs. That’s when he heard about EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System and immediately saw the power of EOS and how it gets leadership teams Vision, Traction, and Healthy. Tim has since made it his mission to share this life changing system with as many entrepreneurs as possible, which is why he is here today.
Jim Cichanski, Founder, President and CEO of Flex HR, Inc., has 35 years experience in human resources, holding senior level positions in companies that were privately held, pre-IPO, foreign owned, joint venture, Fortune 50 and one labeled the “fastest growing F1000 in America.” He has a solid background in high tech, manufacturing, services and management.
Jim’s background in human resources includes organizational process evaluation and improvement, labor laws, integration of businesses, cost reduction, organizational development, and all functional areas of human resources. These include, but are not limited to, Benefits, Compensation, Staffing, Diversity, ERISA, DOL Compliance, Immigration, Learning & Development, Stock Administration, Executive Compensation, Employee Relations, and over 300 Mergers & Acquisitions. His experience includes operational HR management knowledge globally in 32 countries, and he has transitioned companies from 30 to 67,000 employees worldwide. Companies Jim has worked for include Unisys, Novell, Premiere Technologies and PaySys International. Jim is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Jim spent 26 years in the Army National Guard achieving the rank of Colonel. He was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, and received numerous awards including the Legion of Merit. Jim holds a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences, is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Institute, has served on the board of HealthSource of Georgia, and was an inside board member of 17 companies. He is an active member of many HR professional organizations.
Outsourcing Gazette magazine listed Flex HR as the “Top Most Promising HR & Staffing Service Vendors of 2015”. Inc. Magazine, in September 2008, 2012 and 2013, recognized Flex HR, Inc. as one of the Inc 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America”. In 2008, Jim was recognized by the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce as The “Small Business Person of the Year.” Catalyst Magazine recognized Flex HR as “one of 18 companies CEO’s in Atlanta would like to own”.
Jim has been married to his wife Eldeen for 40 years and has two daughters and two grandsons. He recently served on the Board of Directors for HomeStretch and currently serves on the Advisory Board of WorkForce Connexions, Inc and JUVO360, LLC. Follow Flex HR on Facebook.
Georgia estate-planning attorney Robert Turner combines 25 years of legal experience with a substantial educational background in estate, probate and tax law. Mr. Turner is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and all Georgia courts, and serves clients in the greater Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
With a law degree, an MBA and a LL.M in taxation, Robert Turner has the technical background to use sophisticated estate- and tax-planning techniques to protect your family’s assets. For more information about Mr. Turner’s background and credentials, click here or connect with him on LinkedIn.