Expert Contributors

Our Expert Contributors:

Notes:  The views expressed on this site and its feeds are the personal opinions of the individual authors, troche which do not necessarily reflect the views of any specific company

Chuck Cain (LinkedIn) - Chuck is a Partner with the Firm Harvard Group International and heads the Consumer & Business Services Practice, infection the Non-Profit Practice and HGI Sports (the Sports Management Practice).  He is a Certified Inclusion & Diversity Professional (as designated by the Diversity Certification Institute of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation) and leads the efforts of Harvard Group’s industry-leading Diversity Practice.  More recently, Chuck’s extensive network has enabled him to expand his experience to include deal generation and capital raises for Corporate, Private Equity and Venture Capital interests across various disciplines and sizes
  Corey Towe (LinkedIn) - Corey is a technology executive turned entrepreneur. He loves to build, enhance and grow things. He is also passionate about paying it forward and providing value to those he has the privilege to work with. His goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you practically apply as a leader in all the contexts of your life..
valerie_uhlir Valerie Uhlir (LinkedIn) - Valerie helps companies tell great stories. Stories that increase sales, engage employees and inspire brand influencers.

Valerie runs marketing for Performance Plus, a B2B tech company focusing on sales incentives platforms. Her digital strategy and efforts have been recognized and awarded, including earning the company one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in America.

She also serves as Director of Marketing with Ethereal Innovations, where she advises small and medium-sized businesses on marketing issues affecting revenue growth and retention. Valerie is on a mission to rescue companies from boring, lifeless, fact spewing marketing communications, by becoming more personable and fun.

  Jeff Carter (LinkedIn) - Talent acquisition consultant to the Technology, Supply Chain, Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services and Venture Capital/Private Equity industries.
  Mark Butler (LinkedIn) – Mark is an award winning internet industry veteran focused on executive search and recruiting “game-changing” talent for technology and software companies, specializing in web consulting, eCommerce, social media, interactive marketing, sales, and technology positions.
Richard Kirby (LinkedIn) - Believing that most people are underutilized and unfulfilled, for the last 10 years Richard Kirby has been an executive career consultant providing private consultations that advance client careers and gain them income/advancement/etc. As a former rock drummer and career adventurer, he chose to proactively change careers from engineering to HR to marketing to sales in companies that ranged from VC funded startups to a Fortune100. He speaks regularly on career topics to university alumni and other career seekers. He is a Certified Management Consultant and a Board Certified Career Coach. His career book site is and his career services site is
Scott Stone (LinkedIn) - Scott is a proud  Birminghamster, who currently serves as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Hospicelink – a Birmingham based HCIT startup. Scott is also founder and managing partner of Sightline Resources, a tech-focused Financial and Management consulting shop specializing in early stage companies and start ups. He is a CFO Type with an edge, who has led the Finance function for both fortune 500 companies and PE backed  ventures. A big believer in hiring the right people and focusing them on doing the right things, Scott brings a very operationally oriented approach to the CFO chair. Having also served as a COO, Marketing Director, and leading a Product Development team, thinking big picture comes naturally to him.  Don’t expect the “typical CFO” here –  Transparent, direct, forward thinking, and focused on driving results – that’s what you get.  When he isn’t in the game, you can find Scott on the golf course, in the garden, dodging traffic on his bike, or hanging with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Cash.
  Vikram Krishnamurthy  (LinkedIn) - Vikram has a PhD in EE from Stanford. Recently, he sold his 4G start-up to a NASDAQ company. Vikram is currently working for HTC’s Strategy / External Technology Group and is involved with business and technology strategies for the mobile eco-system.


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