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Raymond Schneider - President
Jim Epstein - Vice President - EFO Capital Management, Inc.
Susan Tall - Treasurer - Competitive Edge Resources, Inc.
Jeff Taylor - Secretary - RC Taylor Group
Farhad Motiwalla - Strategic Communication Lab, Inc.
Thomas Campbell - Strategic Communication Lab, Inc.
Clemens Pietzner- Triskeles Foundation
President: Raymond Schneider
Ray is a consulting industry executive with over 20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility including Chief Consulting Officer, Vice President, Practice Director and Account Manager. He was a member of his firm's senior leadership team during a time of rapid growth. Ray's technical expertise has been focused on the development and implementation of comprehensive organizational design, process improvement, culture and managerial changes strategies. He has designed and implemented these strategies for over 50 companies and 200+ facilities in both service and manufacturing industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health care (hospitals), financial services, ophthalmics, photovoltaics, construction products, specialty paints and many more.
Vice President: Jim Epstein - EFO Capital Management, Inc.
Jim Epstein is Chairman of EFO Capital Management, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based investment management firm with a highly diversified investment portfolio. He and his father founded the firm in 1981. In addition to investments with portfolio managers, bond managers, private equity partnerships and hedge funds, the firm has extensive experience with development of and/or investments in real estate across the country, including historic buildings, mini warehouses, apartments, condominiums and land development. Jim was a 2005 Knight Fellow at the University of Miami's School of Architecture Knight Program in Community Building. He currently serves as Chairman of DC Greenworks, a social and environmental enterprise organization focused exclusively on green roofs in the Chesapeake region. Jim is also an Emeritus Board member at Pathfinder International, a family planning service delivery organization that has worked in more than 80 countries over the last 50 years. He is a member of the Social Venture Network and the Threshold Foundation. His proudest accomplishments to date, however, are his two children, now in their teens.
Treasurer: Susan Tall - Competitive Edge Resources, Inc.
Susan Tall has over 25 years in strategic planning, management, financial analysis, operations analysis, manufacturing, training and consulting. Her experience encompasses facilitating, training, consulting and operations management positions with The Reinvestment Fund, Coopers & Lybrand and General Electric in addition to the formation of Competitive Edge Resources. Her specific experience has focused on the development of large and small organizations to achieve success through the implementation of customer-focused concepts and operational effectiveness. Ms. Tall has worked with a broad range of industries including: an economic development fund, child care centers, hospitals, building products, plastics, pharmaceuticals, home furnishings, textiles, printing, automotive and electronics.
Secretary: Jeff Taylor - RC Taylor Group
Since 1988, Jeff has been a principal and vice president of RCTaylor and Associates, Inc., a training, development and consulting organization that helps organizations and individuals identify needs, create objectives, measure results and be successful. With the sale of RCTaylor in December of 2008, Jeff continues his role as a business consultant to the new owners.
Jeff has worked with small, medium and Fortune 500 companies at every level of management providing services as a trainer, executive coach and mentor. In 1991, he saw the need for human resources and training professionals to exchange ideas, discuss current trends and network and formed the Executive Human Resources Forum (EHRF). He also serves as a program advisor for Vital Learning Corporation, Inscape Publishing, Inc. and Integro Leadership Institute, all of which are international publishers of training materials and assessment tools.
Farhad Motiwalla - Strategic Communication Lab, Inc.
Farhad specializes in helping organizations grow and attain new business through strategic sales and sales leadership. In addition, he is a masterful coach in the areas of negotiation and persuasive presentation. Using powerful and progressive coaching techniques, Farhad is able to transform the way a leadership team thinks about every aspect of its business. Just as importantly, he brings a critical focus on measurable outcomes, ensuring that the key resources and activities needed to achieve breakthrough results are identified and supported. Farhad is passionate about his clients' success, A graduate of Cornell University, Farhad speaks English, French, Arabic, Hindi and some Italian. He has worked across many industries and around the world, from the Middle East to the Indian Ocean, the Far East, Europe and North America.
Today, as the managing partner of Eagles Nest Capital, LLC, Lewis continues to be involved in New York City real estate. He has participated in the development of a ground-up residential development and owns several small residential buildings in the city. He also serves in the roles of a pro bono consultant and board member for not-for-profit organizations.
Thomas Campbell - Thorobird Companies LLC
Thomas Campbell is a founder and principal of Thorobird Companies LLC. He serves on the Albany Budget and the New York City Budget Committees of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. A graduate of Colgate University, he holds both a B.A. in Economics and is an active Member of the Colgate Real Estate Club of New York. He also has a MBA in Real Estate Finance and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School.
Clemens Pietzner - Triskeles Foundation
Clemens founded the Triskeles Foundation in 2002 and Triskeles Inc., its subsidiary, in 2009 where he serves as its executive director in addition to his role as president for the Triskeles Foundation. Please see staff bios for more information about Mr. Pietzner.