Cosmo Wollan
Senior Executive & Visionary / Relationship Management
Cosmo brings more than 25 years’ experience as a learning & development executive, communications specialist, customer experience expert, international presenter, skilled writer and dynamic training facilitator. His expertise includes curricula and presentation design, training creation & delivery, communication design & implementation, profit center development, customer interaction improvement, script and copy writing, staff assessment & evaluation, individual skill set coaching, executive mentoring and Six Sigma. His prowess and passion behind the podium as a speaker and presenter are rivaled only by his professionalism behind the scenes as a consultant and project manager. He has a Masters in Communication, a Bachelors in English, and was once called the “Gregarious Grammarian” by a colleague. He is a firm believer that anything worth saying is worth saying correctly… and the rules of grammar are called rules for a reason.His expertise, training and guidance have helped clients improve productivity, increase sales, motivate employees, retain customers, and positively impact the bottom line by creating superior customer engagement. Opus Artificem Probat.
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Robert Johnson
Finance / Due Diligence / CFO Services
Rob is the President & Owner of Sabre Financial Group, a financial services firm that provides CFO services and financing solutions for the small business community across the US and Canada. Highly analytical and recognized as a strategic and forward-looking thinker, Rob is also a skilled teacher and facilitator, committed to raising the financial awareness of business professionals within an organization. Rob is a board-certified CPA and has substantial technical expertise in finance, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, forecasting, economic modeling, cash and working capital management, risk mitigation and investment evaluations. An alumnus of Price Waterhouse and a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Rob has served for more than 20 years as a strategic advisor and financial expert in both corporate and consulting capacities.
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Dave Didion
Fitness Business Sales & Purchases
Dave’s company, American Gym Trader, has been one of the preeminent gym brokers in the country for more than five years. His network of more than 240 licensed brokers is the largest health club broker network nationwide, and he has cultivated an expansive database of both public and private buyers, including over 100 private equity firms.Before AGT, Dave owned/operated a successful gym outside of Washington, D.C. for 25 years. His wealth of experience inside the gym gives him a unique and powerful perspective in assessing and transacting gym sales. He is equally comfortable on all sides of the transaction, having represented buyers, sellers and investors, and he has facilitated the sale of fitness businesses ranging from $100K to upwards of $20M in value.
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Knute Olson
Art Direction / Graphic Design
Knute has been working as a graphic designer since 2014, with a longstanding passion for art and design as his foundation. After graduating from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Art Communication, he quickly settled in Marquette, MI where he's been working locally and remotely as a freelance graphic designer & illustrator. Knute boasts a passion for his work with an emphasis on communication through visualization. His keen eye and strong sense of design have served clients in projects ranging from simple logo creation to complex marketing campaigns to comprehensive rebranding.
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Mustapha Rahal
Business Insurance and Accounting Services
Now representing some of the most affordable insurance for fitness businesses around, Mustapha has been an accounting professional for more than 25 years, and has been specializing in corporate finance for more than twenty. He spent fifteen years as the CFO of a 30-million-dollar-company, and in addition to helping countless small business clients with all aspects of their fiscal business operations, quarterly and annual reporting and corporate tax preparation, Mr. Rahal has Masters Degrees in Accounting and Taxation, and is QuickBooks certified. He has recently been approved by the IRS as an “Enrolled Agent” – the highest credential awarded by the IRS, and one requiring extensive experience with both individual and business tax returns and adherence to strict ethical standards.
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Jordan Adams
LinkedIn Marketing
Jordan brings more than 5 years’ experience as a LinkedIn marketing expert and has been leading his own consulting firm since 2015. Utilizing precise marketing techniques and an intimate knowledge of LinkedIn systems and protocols, he is an expert at lead generation and network building. His unparalleled ability to locate and contact specifically targeted prospects typically leads to an unusually high percentage of organic responses and warm, pre-qualified communications. Jordan’s broad scope of capabilities and tenacious work ethic generate more than 10,000 personalized messages each month… with 100% deliverability… and can lead to connections with more than 2,000 new LinkedIn prospects each month.
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David Ganulin
Multi-Media Marketing
David has been described as "Motivated", "Results-Oriented" and "Focused & Driven". He is both an executive and entrepreneur, and with more than 12 years experience as a marketer he knows how to get things done. In early 2000 he started KettleBell Concepts to address the fitness industry need for legitimate and quality KettleBell certification and continuing education. Fast forward 12 years later, KettleBell Concepts is now a global B2B brand with over 50,000 on their email list & more than 6,000 KettleBell certified instructors across the country. All told, he has nearly 12 years experience in content marketing, email marketing, social media, list management, lead generation & retention, managing SEO/SEM/PPC/Google Ad Word campaigns, and more. He is also a skilled, nationally-published writer with especially deep ties in the health, fitness, and wellness communities and has extensive relationships with media contacts and a track record of extensive placements in trade, TV, and consumer magazines.
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Patrick Sherman
Continuing Education
Pat became a consultant for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in 1987 where he managed a contractor field team of highly specialized technicians engaged to modify and maintain over 800 F/A-18 hornet fighter aircraft worldwide. His team was responsible for performing exceptionally complicated modifications under extreme conditions. In 1997, after a year in Madrid, Spain, working as a consultant for the Spanish Air Force, Patrick settled in Orlando, Florida where he became a real estate consultant. He sold over 2 million dollars annually before becoming an educator in 1999. Patrick and his business partner Eugene Mcilvaine researched the Personal Training school options for a year while hiring team of highly educated professionals to develop a college level curriculum with a client Personal Training simulation. To date, his NPTI school operates 32 locations in 20 metropolitan cities, with continued growth internationally. He continues to advance the field of Personal Training by creating continuing education specialty programs to meet the ever changing demands of the
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