Ken Mathis is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence in Georgia State University’s (GSU’s) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute(ENI) where he teaches a course on How to Scale a New Venture and runs the Incubator for Startups.
He has an extensive track record of developing and implementing Large Scale, High Impact, Innovative Enterprise Payment Solutions for the Banking, Utility, and Health Care industries. He has over 30 years of Financial Services/Payments Industry experience as well as running a startup in the Payments Software-as-a-Service Businesses for the B2B market segment. Prior to GSU and starting two businesses, Ken held leadership positions at IBM, MasterCard and PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
Jennifer Daniels is a bold and inspiring strategic leader, entrepreneurial growth adviser, certified coach and experiential workshop facilitator. She helps business leaders achieve better outcomes and greater impact by infusing entrepreneurial approaches into leadership development, strategic planning, operations, marketing and sales.
Jennifer serves as President at Flying Laboratories®, a strategic advisory and leadership coaching company. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgia State University teaching entrepreneurship in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. She’s a member of Cherry Bekaert’s innovation advisory board and is Chairperson of the Catholic Charities Atlanta Leadership Program.
For over 20 years, Jennifer held progressive leadership roles in technology, process improvement, sales, marketing and innovation acceleration at GE. Most recently she was a commercial organization executive leading an intrapreneurial startup that provided management consulting services to GE’s most strategic customers. Jennifer also served in sales and marketing executive leadership positions at ChoicePoint, USIS, and LexisNexis, and was co-founder of Slimpressions® with a patented line of women’s shapewear.
Jennifer earned her B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland and MBA from Georgia State University.
Adesuwa Imafidon is a recent graduate from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Managerial Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is a certified dermatology technician and an entrepreneur. Adesuwa is an active woman within the community and church. She volunteers with anti-human trafficking organizations on numerous actions.
Adesuwa is currently starting her own unisex natural skincare company that is on a mission to change the skincare industry. She has participated in many pitch competitions, placing 4th in her very first one at Clayton State University and 1st with a team in a class at Georgia State University. Adesuwa recently participated in the TYE University Business Pitch Competition. She is fond of international business as she took a course abroad in Sweden.
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