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Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey, co-founder, CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy.
     
   
     

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

Randy Nelson, Speaker, Entrepreneurial Coach & Author, Gold Dolphins, is an entrepreneur, leadership expert, business coach, consultant, author, and speaker. Over the past 24 years, Randy has built two market-leading multi-million dollar businesses from the ground up, both of which were ultimately sold. After selling his first business, Randy spent seven years in the private equity community as a member of Orion International’s board of directors. After selling his second business, NSTAR Global Services, to a multi-billion international organization Randy remained on board for almost four years. During that time, he significantly expanded his global business knowledge by leading NSTAR’s expansion into Europe and Asia. As a true entrepreneur, Randy has learned that often times entrepreneurship means maintaining the perceived success of an organization while overcoming the challenges of business growth. His goal is to increase net job creation by reducing failure rates and decreasing underperformance in both small companies (1-100 employees) and medium sized companies (101-500 employees) with his concept of The Qualified Entrepreneur. From his service as a Navy Submarine Officer for over six years to his involvement in several CEO peer group organizations, Randy understands what it takes to be a leader and knows firsthand the difference between an entrepreneur and a Qualified Entrepreneur. Using an adapted version of a military Qual Card, Randy highlights the challenges, strategies, and proficiencies business people need to embark on their transition to becoming truly qualified entrepreneurial leaders. The Entrepreneur Qual Card explains how to recognize strengths and weaknesses in one’s own personality to move forward on a path that can lead to both personal and professional growth. After years of learning from other CEOs and experiencing his own entrepreneurial ups and downs, Randy now seeks to help entrepreneurs make the transition from ‘I don’t know what I don’t know’ to ‘I know what I don’t know’ and empower them to push through the challenges that often lead to unnecessary failures. Randy will educate, inspire, and lead an audience to consider the best path for themselves and their business while introducing the qualifications they need to take action.
   

   

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.
 

   

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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