In this edition of Global Leader Radio, four successful leaders join host Alvin C. Miles to discuss how choosing Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA provided them with an excellent ROI (return on their investment), both personally and professionally.
David and Richard DeSantis / Co-Founders, Owners, Peace Love & Pizza
Dave and Rich DeSantis are 2008 graduates of The Coles College EMBA Program at Kennesaw State University. They started their first pizzeria, All Star Pizza and More, in 1996 after finishing undergraduate degrees in Florida. Dave worked as National Director of Training for The Wing Zone Franchise Corporation and Rich worked as International Management Consultant with Alexander Proudfoot Consulting. Dave and Rich are currently the co founders and operators of Peace Love and Pizza in Kennesaw.
Dave and Rich are both proud fathers of two daughters each and Rich also has a son. Dave and Rich reside in Marietta.
Contact Dave & Rich: (770) 792-8989, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Seymour/ COO, Postec, Inc.
Mike Seymour serves as COO for Postec, Inc. a leading reseller of top of the line POS Systems delivered with a broad range of innovative security and support programs. In his role, Mike directs the sales, service and installation operations as well as managing the accounting, human resources, information technology, and marketing operations for the company.
Mike joined Postec in 1987 as the startup company’s first service manager; he has since served as its Director of Professional Services, Sales Manager and Atlanta Branch Operations Manager and CFO.
Mike currently serves on the board of directors of the Retail Solutions Providers Association and the board of directors for the Georgia Restaurant Association’s Political Action Committee.
Mike is a 2011 graduate of the Executive MBA program from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and is certified by the Coles College of Business as a M&A professional.
Contact Mike: (678) 424-4000, email@example.com
Winston Wilson/ Director of Sales, First Data Corporation
Winston Wilson is the Director of Sales for First Data Corporation with over fifteen years of experience in the merchant processing industry. He has held positions in sales, operations, and training. He has had an active role in many First Data strategic and developmental relationships in his tenure with the company. Winston currently leads several sales team in the Atlanta area with responsibilities involving business development, project leadership, and bottom line results.
Winston is an active leader in Atlanta, currently serving as board chair for YES!Atlanta. Before that he served as board member and secretary. YES!Atlanta works with youth between adolescent and high school ages by enrolling them in programs that help to transform their lives and assists them with graduation. YES! has developed a signature event each year called the “Night of Lights” which focused on community involvement and recognition.
Winston grew up in Long Island, New York in which he graduated from Roosevelt Jr. Sr. High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1991. He graduated with an MBA from KSU’s EMBA program in 2007. Winston is married with one son and lives in Cobb County, Georgia.
Contact Winston: (404)547-8015, firstname.lastname@example.org
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