David was born in Sarasota, Florida and grew up in an entrepreneurial family. He's a 4th generation serial entrepreneur and believes that people deserve to go to work every day loving their job, working in their strengths, and being included as an integral part of the success of the company - NO MATTER WHAT POSITION THEY OCCUPY. David relentlessly searches for ways to improve performance in organizations and people, and to say that he is a relationship-builder would be a massive understatement! David is an inspiring speaker and loves to help organizations and individuals develop / cast vision for the future. His multi-industry executive, consultative, and managerial experience spans many years and his results are undeniable.
Mageda Lechtner, Senior Consultant - M.S., Management, M.A., Intl. Business, B.S., Psychology, B.A., Philosophy, CSSBB:
Mike R. Aemisegger, Jr. - Senior Consultant - MBA, Certified Public Accountant:
Mike Aemisegger, was born in Seattle Washington and moved to Sarasota in 1997. Graduating from USF Sarasota with a B.S. in Accounting, Mike quickly hit the ground running joining a local accounting firm specializing in small business management and consulting, financial statement preparation, taxation, bookkeeping, and payroll. Setting his sights high, he moved on to complete his MBA and work in internal audit with a Big 4 accounting firm specializing in media and entertainment. Mike’s passion for small businesses, attention to detail, efficiency, critical thinking skills and never say die attitude allow him to look at any given situation from the big picture and execute a quality solution.
Mike Burnett, was born in Birmingham, Alabama.Graduated from University of South Alabama with a major in Meteorology and minors in Mathematics and Physics. While working in private weather doing flight plans and weather all around the world, Mike decided to go back to school to pursue coursework in business. He completed an MBA in Accounting and Human Resources and then a Master’s of Science in Accounting before going on to pursue certification as an Enrolled Agent in 2012 while working for a mid-sized accounting firm. Mike worked as a controller in the distribution industry and then an accounting manager in the medical field before returning to public accounting. His passions are start up businesses and small local businesses. Always ready to lend a hand, Mike enjoys helping these businesses with tax planning so they can grow and build bright futures. Mike is also a Member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and his ability to cut straight to the necessary changes in tax strategy and planning makes him a HUGE asset to our clients.
Danielle Atyeo – Professional Bookkeeper, B.S. In Business and Organizational Management, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor:
Danielle was born in Tampa, Florida, and presently lives in Ocala, Florida. With over 15 years of experience in bookkeeping, she has a rich span of experience in the field, and is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. These have equipped her to nurture a blend of personal service, and professional expertise in an evolving unique environment with technological needs in bookkeeping. She holds a BAS in Business and Organizational Management graduating from College of Central Florida, and is vastly experienced when it comes to assisting small businesses with their bookkeeping needs. Danielle’s main desire is to assist small business owners succeed.
Joseph Beaudoin - Senior Consultant - SHRM-SCP:
Joseph moved to Florida via Ohio thirteen years ago and despite the fact that every insect and animal in Florida bites, stings, or wants to eat you, he considers himself an official Floridian and has no desire to return to the cold weather and snow. Joseph began his career in Human Resources over twenty-two years ago while working with military families at Wright-Patterson AFB and has since worked for several fortune 500 companies as an HR Director, HR Manager, and Senior HR Generalist. Having been a small business owner himself, Joseph has a heart and huge compassion for small business owners and has a reputation for going above and beyond expectations. Working in a consultative capacity allows Joseph to think outside the box and retain creative control over how he serves his clients. Joseph and his wife have adopted four children from our local foster care organization and Joe has a deep desire to make a difference in the world, through his work with individual business owners around the country.
Gerardo Ramirez-Rodriguez - Senior Consultant - English/Spanish Communication:
Gerardo was born in México City and came to the Suncoast in 1991. He has more than 30 years of experience in Interpretation, Translation, and Language Instruction (Tutoring) services in the legal, business, and personal development fields. Gerardo has been involved as the official provider of all interpreting, translating, and educational services to the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida for more than 20 years. Additionally, he has lectured on interpreting and provided workshops and training in legal and community interpreting for many years. These experiences, and Gerardo's broad technical language skills, uniquely qualify him to partner with our clients by providing exceptional Language Instruction, Interpreting, and Translating services. In his proprietary process, language is learned without textbooks or grammar rules to memorize. Instead, it is learned in the context of authentic cultural materials, using the natural approach method and experiential learning to incorporate grammar and vocabulary with lessons that may include history, art, cooking and contemporary issues of each country. Gerardo wholeheartedly believes that the most valuable tool for any interaction with a foreign country is primarily the knowledge of their language and has spent his career helping to bring together those whose native language is English with those whose native language is Spanish.
Kuntal Patel - Connective Workplace Ambassador - Organizational Health Consultant, BA Applied Sciences: