Speaker Information



Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey, is a cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver. Stephen advocates that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. He passionately delivers this message and is  dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust throughout the world. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

Randy Nelson, Speaker, Entrepreneurial Coach & Author, Gold Dolphins, LLC

Randy Nelson is the CEO of Gold Dolphins, LLC, a coaching, writing, speaking and consulting firm for entrepreneurs and leaders. Prior to Gold Dolphins, Randy built and sold two successful businesses which have produced over 1 billion in sales and remain industry leaders today. Nicknamed the “Triangle’s Yoda” in Raleigh, North Carolina, he has a lifelong passion and successful track record for entrepreneurship and leadership. He served  6 ½ years as a Lieutenant in the Navy Nuclear Engineering Program, completing three years on the USS James Madison, a Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine from 1984-1987. He is a contributor to Forbes, and was selected as one of the initial authors to publish under the brand new Forbes Books logo. His first book in his Decision Series for Entrepreneurs®, “The Second Decision” is an Amazon # 1 best-seller. He and his wife Kristi have six grown children, four grandsons and one granddaughter.


Mark Herbick, President, Pursant, LLC

Mark Herbick, President, Pursant, has been a serial entrepreneur and buyer/seller of businesses his entire life, having bought, sold and operated over a dozen companies of his own (many in the building services sector) and advised on countless strategic transactions in numerous sectors. His businesses have employed as few as a dozen people and as many as 1400. He grew his companies through acquisitions, strategic divestitures of divisions and managed organic growth. The businesses operated at local, regional and national levels.     During his time as an operator, Herbick found that to best grow enterprise value, it was necessary to become proficient at optimizing company operations and doing strategic transactions. He honed his skills in these areas and in 2009 founded, Pursant, LLC. Pursant is the Investment Bank that helps middle market business owners grow the value of their companies and maximize that value by executing successful strategic transactions.



Todd Hopkins, President & CEO, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Todd Hopkins, President & CEO, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, is the Founder, President & CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, which has its corporate offices in Palm Harbor, Florida.   Todd founded Office Pride in 1992 and has lead it to become one of the most admired brands in the commercial cleaning industry.  Currently, Office Pride has 128 franchise locations in 24 states and provides services to over 3,000 buildings.  

Todd is an active speaker at BSCAI events, industry seminars and was the keynote speaker for the Korean Building Maintenance Association’s annual meeting in Seoul in 2008.  He is a recipient of the Walter Cook Award for Distinguished service to BSCAI and the building services contracting industry.  

He is also an international best-selling author of three books.  His most popular, The Janitor, a Christian business parable, has been published in eight languages and sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.

Todd and his wife Michelle have been married for 27 years, have three boys and live in Palm Harbor, Florida.