Chris Carneal is grateful to be the Founder and CEO of Booster, the #1 school fundraising company in America. Since 2002, Booster has raised schools over $300 million for local education through its flagship program the Boosterthon Fun Run.
As the son of an educator, Chris created Booster to help schools flourish. It profits schools more than ever, impact students through character and fitness programming, and saves teachers and administrators valuable time so they could focus on their highest calling—teaching.
Chris has launched more offerings like Booster Spirit Wear, Booster’s custom apparel company with client care as exceptional as their spirit wear. Today, 1,000 team members serve schools in all 50 states. Each leader is propelled by Booster’s six Virtues, that when lived out, shapes a person into their best.
Chris believes in creating a remarkable company culture, hiring caring leaders, and innovating like crazy, so that clients not only win, they become stronger.
Erik Bush has lead the growth of Demand Driven Technologies since its formation in the fall of 2011. Under his leadership the company has experienced exceptional growth and now supports clients on 6 continents around the world. He has lead the development of a global network of channel partners who represent DD Tech solutions in their respective markets while overseeing the migration of our solutions to a predominantly cloud based offering.
Erik retired from IBM in 2010 after 31 years of experience with the company, the majority of which was in executive and management positions. He was the executive responsible for the rapid growth and expansion of IBM’s Network of GBS Global Delivery Centers. Erik also served as the Vice President of Operations for IBM’s Global Business Services units in Europe and the Americas.
Erik has extensive experience working with clients in the production and distribution industries. He leads through a deep commitment to delivering tangible benefits to his clients through a pragmatic, results oriented approach. He holds a BS degree in Economics from Miami University of Ohio.
Scott Roby, Co-Founder and General Manager of Ware2Go, is a 30 year UPS executive with a diverse background in corporate development, marketing, transportation, industrial engineering and UPS Airlines.
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Joey Kline is a Vice President at JLL, specializing in office brokerage and tenant representation. As an Atlanta native, he has a deep passion for promoting the economic growth and continued competitiveness of communities in and around Atlanta, as well as the Southeast as a whole. He has completed transactions in every major submarket of metro Atlanta, and works primarily with start-ups, advertising/marketing agencies, and publicly-traded companies. With a healthy mix of tenacious drive and analytical insights, Joey is a skilled negotiator who advises clients on a myriad of complex real estate matters.
With a strategy and business development background, Joey is first and foremost a pragmatic advisor to his clients. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development for American Fueling Systems, an Atlanta-based alternative energy company. While at JLL, he has become a member of the Million Dollar Club, and has built a reputation as an expert on the intersection of transit-accessibility and urban real estate. With intimate involvement in site selection and planning/zoning concerns, Joey approaches real estate from the perspective of the end user, and thus possesses a unique lens through which to serve his clients.
Joey holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founder, board member, and the treasurer of Advance Atlanta, and also sits on the Selection Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40 event. In addition, he is a member of CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute. Finally, he is part of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2019.
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