Alan Beaulieu, President and Principal, ITR
2024-2025: Anticipating Business Cycle Changes
With a reputation as an accurate, straightforward economist, Alan Beaulieu has delivered award-winning workshops and economic analysis seminars in countries across the world to tens of thousands of business owners and executives for more than 30 years.
Alan has coauthored, with Brian Beaulieu, the books Make Your Move, Prosperity in the Age of Decline, and But I Want It! He has also penned numerous articles and makes up to 90 appearances a year. Alan’s keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.
Janelle Bruland, CBSE, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, Speaker, and High-performance Coach
Life RESET – How to Press Pause, Reset and Refocus for Your Best Life
Janelle Bruland is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and high-performance coach who inspires others to live impactful and successful lives. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind, described as a “Must Read Book for Those Seeking Success” by Success Magazine.
Janelle founded Legacy Leader, a leadership development company, with her husband and executive coach Graham Youtsey. She is also Founder of Management Services Northwest, (MSNW) a company she started in her living room in 1995 and grew into an industry leading company, named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine.
As contributor to leading publications such as Thrive Global, Market Watch and Forbes, and through her podcast Intentional Leadership, Janelle draws from extensive experience to arm people with the mindset, strategies and tools essential to lead themselves and others to better outcomes.
Janelle is also mother of five, and nana of three, and enjoys sharing the everyday moments and travel adventures with them and her husband Graham. She lives with her family in the beautiful beachside community of Birch Bay, Washington.
Jim Harris, Jr., CBSE, President, Janitronics Facility Services
Executive Insights Live
Jim Harris, Jr. CBSE, RPA has been around the industry his whole life and started full time with Janitronics Facility Services in 1984. Jim is a graduate of Babson College, BS in finance and management, a graduate of Siena College’s Emerging Manager program and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM program. Current board involvement includes the following: Treasurer of Capital Region BOMA, Junior Achievement Capital Region NY, Executive Committee of Albany/Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of Albany Country Club. Former Member of The Liberty Mutual Policyholders advisory board, Board of Director of Sales and Marketing Associates, Board of Director March of Dimes (walk Chairman), Shen Track Booster Club President, Clifton Park Youth Track Club President, Capital District YMCA Board and Finance Committee, The Maids Advisory Board, Chairman. Jim is CEO of Janitronics Facility Services and is responsible for leading an executive team in all aspects of the business. Prime responsibilities include corporate planning, major account retention, and major vendor relationships. Jim resides in Clifton Park, NY with his wife Lori Anne , they have three children Danny, Brian and Abby. Hobbies include golf, skiing, boating and sports.
Mark Herbick, Founder and CEO, Pursant, LLC
M&A in a World of Expensive Debt and a Fireside Chat with Buyers and Sellers
Mark Herbick is the Founder and CEO of Pursant, a middle market investment banking and advisory firm that provides M&A advisory and strategic transaction services, financial leadership support and consulting and coaching related to business value enhancement. The firm’s integrative, customized suite of services delivers the insight and guidance parties seek to confidently navigate complex strategic initiatives.
Prior to founding Pursant, Mark was a serial entrepreneur and buyer/seller of businesses, having bought, sold and operated over a dozen companies of his own and advised on countless strategic transactions in numerous sectors, including the BSC sector. He grew his companies through acquisitions, strategic divestitures of divisions and managed organic growth. During his time as an operator, Mark found that to best grow enterprise value, it was necessary to become proficient at optimizing company performance and executing strategic transactions. He honed his skills in these areas and in 2009 founded, Pursant, LLC.
Professor Jonathan Trevor, Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Founder and Managing Director of The Praxis Network
Strategic Realignment to Overcome Disruption and Improve Business Performance
Dr. Jonathan Trevor is a noted management researcher, author, advisor, speaker, and teacher on strategy and organizational alignment. Jonathan consults extensively with executive leadership teams in all sectors and internationally to apply his research to transform their organizations to be fit for purpose. He publishes in leading journals, including Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. His research is also featured regularly in the media, and he has provided expert comment for the Financial Times, BBC, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Forbes.
Jonathan is a Professor of Management Practice at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and teaches on the Oxford MBA, Executive MBA, and international executive education programs. Previously he was a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Before his academic career, Jonathan worked as a management consultant in London for a major international consultancy firm and has served in various non-executive director roles. He holds a doctorate in management studies and economics from the University of Cambridge and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Yasser Yousef, CEO & President, The Budd Group
Executive Insights Live
Yasser is the CEO and President of The Budd Group, providing leadership for all aspects of the company's operations with an emphasis on long-term goals, growth, profit, leadership development and return on investment. Yasser has served on the board of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) and served as President in 2014. He also serves on the board of the National Service Alliance (NSA) and a number of local nonprofit boards. Yasser speaks and writes on various topics related to leadership, which can be viewed on his blog “The Path to Lead.