Adam Merlin is the President of Merlin Auto Group.
For over eighteen years, Brett M. Stevens has enjoyed remarkable success in The Executive Search Business. He founded The SearchLogix Group in 1997. Brett’s leadership enabled the team to immediately advance from its early stages to President’s Club status. Brett was named a member of MRI’s Hall of Fame and earned MRI’s highest level of professional certification: Certified Senior Account Manager (CSAM). He also received numerous regional, national, and international awards through meeting the needs of his clients. He continues to achieve record breaking performance and has been nationally recognized for those results with The SearchLogix Group. Brett is a Kennesaw State University graduate with a degree in communications. He is a member of the CSCMP, APICS, WERC and IIE. He has been professionally recognized in many trade magazines and newspaper publications and is a notable guest speaker. His numerous successes have included securing and fulfilling major projects for his clients in the following industries:RFID / Wireless / e-Commerce / TMS / WMS Engineering (Mechanical and Industrial) Sales and Marketing Prior to working in the Executive Search industry, Brett was in management with YRC and has firsthand experience in reengineering in the manufacturing industry. Brett was also a supervisor with Yellow Freight Systems and has firsthand experience with warehousing, terminals, production and import/export work. Brett’s experience also includes four years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Brett is a 5 time top finisher in The Marine Corps Marathon. Brett raised over $10,000 and competed in The Kona Marathon in Hawaii for The American Stroke Association. For the last 3 years Brett has been the point person for The Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta 24 hour Lacrosse event to raise money for Veteran Charities.
Chris Hermann, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Clean Hands Safe Hands (CHSH). He has over 14 years of experience working in medical technology design and healthcare. His background, as a physician and engineer, has given him a unique perspective to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. His in depth technical and clinical knowledge have allowed him to lead multi-disciplinary teams to address complex clinical problems. These teams have created several medical devices, biologic therapies, and electronic sensors that are used clinically or are in clinical trials. Dr. Hermann started and led the multi-institution research collaboration that developed the core technology utilized in the CHSH system. The research team included investigators from Children’s Healthcare, Georgia Tech, Emory School of Medicine, the GA Tech Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last 10 years the research team has secured and executed more than eight state and federal research grants totaling over $3.2M. Unlike most clinical research grants, these projects were heavily focused on rapid iteration engineering development and completely driven by the real world needs of clinicians. Dr. Hermann is the lead inventor for the patents related to the CHSH technology and serves as the connection between the clinicians and engineers. Outside of his clinical experience, Dr. Hermann has over ten years experience in a variety of leadership development training, experiential education, and team building roles. These include running and facilitating high ropes/challenge courses, climbing leadership development programs, and high adventure sailing programs. He has a PhD in Bioengineering, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Biomedical Engineering with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a MD candidate at Emory School of Medicine. He is married with two children.