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Scott Luton / TalentStream
Scott Luton serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream and is a member of the ownership group. He brings more than 15 years of general management and business development experience to TalentStream. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2000, he began his career as a database analyst in the United States Air Force. Luton later joined EmployBridge – a national specialty staffing provider based in Atlanta – where he was named to the President’s Club in 2007 and 2008. He has held leadership roles including Vice President of Business Development for Definity Partners and Director of Sales for Clairon Metals Corporation. More recently, Luton founded Riverwood Associates in 2013, a leading process improvement consulting and training firm in the Southeast. He formerly served as President of APICS Atlanta and currently is a member of APICS Southeast District Staff. A certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, Luton also maintains active membership in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, the Transportation Club of Atlanta and SHRM Greenville.
Chris Barnes / APICS Atlanta
Mr. Barnes is a supply chain thought leader for HighJump, a supply chain network solutions firm, and founder of Lean Atlanta Consortium (LeanATL). Barnes has served in many roles on the Board (VP Education, Past President, VP Marketing) and is a Past President of Atlanta WERCouncil.
Elba Pareja-Gallagher / ShowMe50.org
Founder and CEO
Elba Pareja-Gallagher is a bilingual finance and strategy professional and leader with more than 15 years of broad experiences including Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations and Marketing. She has lived as an expat in Singapore and Hong Kong and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional. Elba holds a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management.
Charu Thomas / Oculogx
Charu is a second-year Industrial Engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology. In June 2016, her research in Automated Urban Logistics under Dr. Larry Sweet was presented at the 8th International Scientific Symposium on Logistics. Her internship at Martin-Brower, along with her research in algorithm writing, confirmed her interests in logistics which culminated in the formation of Oculogx.
Chris Copenhaver / Cushman & Wakefield
Christopher Copenhaver specializes in the leasing and marketing of industrial, office warehouse and flex properties in Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial agency group. He brings more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience, including brokerage, third-party leasing, corporate acquisitions/dispositions, investment sales, asset and property management. During this time, he has developed strong working relationships with brokers, investors, corporations and economic development agencies on a local, regional and national level.
In the past 14 years, Mr. Copenhaver generated and has been involved in closing transactions valued over $250 million, representing approximately 15 million square feet. In 2007, Mr. Copenhaver established the Atlanta office of Sealy & Company, LLC, a Shreveport- & Dallas-based real estate investment firm. During his tenure as regional director at Sealy, he was responsible for the daily operations and decision making for the Atlanta portfolio, directing the asset and property management. Mr. Copenhaver hired and managed 11 people, including senior-level property managers, in-house leasing staff, property engineers and third-party real estate listing agents. The portfolio he directed was approximately 3 million square feet, valued at over $300 million.
Having previously worked at C&W, Mr. Copenhaver returned to the firm in 2009 to lead the Industrial Agency Group, which focuses exclusively on representing private landlords and institutions. His unique experience in asset and property management provides him the ability to better communicate with his clients on how to maximize their asset’s value through cost reduction and income analysis. His institution-level underwriting, accounting/financial reporting, and capital/lease-approval skills allow him to be effective in making his clients’ jobs easier through understanding their position.