Saturday, April 20, 2013

ExecLink St. Louis welcomes Q1 new members

ExecLink St Louis is a premiere membership networking organization offering executives an opportunity to meet and share ideas, questions and potential with peer executives – executives helping executives. The Membership committee approved eight new members in the first quarter of 2013. Please Welcome:

Beth Kastner – Beth is a CPA and financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, financial management, and strategic financial planning in a broad range of industries. Beth recently accepted a position as Controller for Clean Uniform in St. Louis and they are fortunate to have her on board. She is a hands-on leader and motivator of staff experienced in a high volume and fast paced environments. Beth expects to complete her MBA in the Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis – Olin in 2013. She is a BS, Accounting graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mark Moyer - Mark is a sales and marketing leader who understands how to combine marketing strategy and sales tactics to achieve real-world sales results. He has been successful in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the service industries, as well as in the C-Suite and with GPOs and IDNs. He is a dynamic communicator with the ability to train, teach and coach leaders, managers and representatives. Mark is a Saint Louis University B.S. Business, Marketing graduate.

Mike Hoffey – Mike is a Senior Marketing Executive with over 20 years’ experience creating business and consumer marketing solutions, leading sales teams, generating sales leads, developing websites, and building training curriculum in the telecom and financial services sectors. Mike is a graduate of the University of Iowa - Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies.

Mike Wylie – Mike is the CFO of Contegix, a leader in the cloud computing and hosting market. He is   an executive finance professional with nearly 20 yrs. experience leading financial and accounting functions of telecommunications and technology operations with over 5,000 employees and $1billion in sales. He is forward-looking, assertive, competitive and always considers the “Big Picture.” He has supervised up to 70 employees with responsibilities in all facets of finance and accounting. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  

Jim Spellmeyer - In addition to being experienced in leading accounting and financial teams in entrepreneurial environments, Jim is a believer in continuous process improvement, having led many successful cost reduction initiatives. Other areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, system implementations and financial modeling / cash projections. Jim earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (with emphasis in Finance and Operations) and an Honors BS in Business from St. Louis University with a major in accounting. (He is also a CPA, a CGMA, and he graduated from SLUH.

John Spitznagel – John is an energetic and strategic IT leader. He is Experienced in working with executive leadership to develop and execute plans. He has Deep knowledge of IT and Data Center technologies and emerging trends. He is an experienced leader of large, diverse, and matrixed teams to achieve a shared vision while meeting audit, security, and reporting requirements of regulated industries.

Patricia Katzfey – Patricia was recently awarded the title of Master Career Counselor by the NCDA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Entrepreneur, and Business Consultant focused on transitional and exploratory counseling services. Specializing in work related womens’ issues, life transitions and conflict management.  Interested in academic teaching, specialized workshops and experiential training services that enhance the possibilities in the individual, family, and work team environments.  Patricial has a M.Ed, Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and and MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Marketing and Computer Science from Missouri State University.

Cynthia (Cyndi) Bowman - Cyndi is an Executive with the capability to create and effectively communicate an achievable vision for any organization. She believes vision becomes reality though strategic planning, continuous process improvement, personnel development/accountability and successful strategic execution. She has proven it with a demonstrated ability to coordinate entire supply chain to deliver superior services and financial results. Key accomplishments and qualifications include: Inspirational Leadership, P & L Accountability, Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma, Creative Strategic Planning, Intuitive & Analytical, Resourceful Capital Implementation, Dynamic Personal Presence, Inclusive Team Builder, High Ethical Standards, Organizational Transformation, Entrepreneurial Attitude, Innovative Problem Solving. Cyndi has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla and an MBA from Webster University.

John Williamson – John is senior operations leader experienced in rapid change/high growth environments. He is results-driven with proven P&L and human capital management qualifications; successfully identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to deliver accelerated revenue, profit and stakeholder value. John earned a B.S. from Miami University and an MBA from Washington University, St. Louis.

Lisa Sesti – Lisa is a Strategic Marketing and Business Development professional with multidisciplinary B2B and B2C marketing experience in healthcare, legal and franchise environments. She is an innovative problem-solver with a proven history of moving initiatives forward. She earned her B.A., Communications, Summa Cum Laude at UMSL.
Mark Palmero L’Boe – Mark is the founding member of a growing network of Realtors® known as the And Associates Network. Rising-star real estate agents join with the intent to open their own real estate agency through their participation in a unique training, coaching and branding program called Rainmaker’s Challenge – Path To Ownership™.  Contact Mark directly at (888) 432-SOLD, x 99.

Doug Klabzuba - Doug is President of Beaver Brand Hats. He is an analytical, committed operations executive with business acumen and experience in manufacturing and business administration. He has an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa (Cum Laude), and an Associate of Science degree, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics from Tulsa Junior College.

Bob Garavaglia – Bob joined Tubular Steel – Metalcraft Enterprises in 2011 and is General Manager of the fabricator of aluminum and steel tubing for use in agricultural, commercial, trucking, construction and military equipment. He has an extensive background in the management of manufacturing companies. He is creative, innovative and analytical.

Steve Gould – Steve is a veteran of sales, management and marketing with a great understanding of the business. He tackles projects with passion and attention to detail and focuses on producing beyond budgeted goals through quality presentations, honesty and by strengthening relationships. He attended St. Ambrose University.

Members enjoy an extensive list of benefits beginning with access to the resources of seasoned executive leaders with a shared-vision of professional grown and development. ExecLink members can strengthen their network, improve skills, learn, develop, explore career opportunities and obtain valuable referrals. Gain valuable insights from talented professionals with proven expertise.
ExecLink membership is your key to access information in all aspects of executive leadership. Membership is limited to director-level or above and requires a nominal annual financial membership fee and personal
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