Linda Lee Hughes/The GreatRidge Company
Linda Lee Hughes is the founder and CEO of The GreatRidge Company. Prior to starting GreatRidge, Linda held executive positions at The Coca-Cola Company, AIG, and The North Highland Company. She contributes to numerous Fortune 500 companies as a C-level consultant, and provides interim CIO leadership to many Small to Medium Businesses.
Ms. Hughes is a frequent speaker and author on business and technology topics. She has presented at numerous industry conferences as a panelist, individual presenter, and key-note speaker. She is heavily involved in non-profit activities and serves on the board of multiple organizations headquartered in the Atlanta area. She has been interviewed for articles appearing inÂ CIO Magazine,Â TechRepublic, as well as many local Atlanta magazines and has written articles for publications such asÂ Optimize Magazine.
Be looking for Ms. Hughes book which will be coming out August 1st, 2012, CEO’s Secrets to IT Success. TheÂ book provides CEOs advice and insight about the Information Technology (IT) function of their company. Some secrets found in this book can be heard today in our interview with her on the show!
Frank E. Paterno/Intelliverse
Mr. Paterno,VP of Marekting at Intelliverse, is responsible for all of Intelliverse’s Marketing activities including marketing communications, product management, and strategic development. Frank and his team strive to generate maximum sales activity by continually evaluating market conditions and creating industry-focused service offerings that effectively meet the demands of Intelliverseâ€™s customers.
Before moving into his current role at Intelliverse, Frank was most recently the Director of Product Management and previously the Channel Manager for Wholesale Services. Prior to joining Intelliverse in 1999, Frank worked for MCI and Arthur Andersen.
John W. Fowler/Facility Supply Group/Preferred Service Group
John W. Fowler is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Facility Supply Group. He has 30 years of business-to-business management experience including 13 years in senior management roles with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Fowler had responsibilities for the $600MM combined business units of Kimberly-Clarkâ€™s Filtration, Skin Care, Wiper, Office Building and Global Customer Contract divisions.
John is a pragmatic results-oriented business leader with extensive global experience in leading multiple P&Ls in Fortune 500 organizations, a clear leader in Industrial Supply Chain Management. He has an outstanding track record in design, developing and executing business strategies and operating plans, to consistently drive growth and performance targets, by sector, business and global regions.