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7 Questions with Eduard Ch.L.M. Schaepman

Name: Eduard Ch.L.M. Schaepman

Current title: Chief & Founder

Current organisation: Tribes Inspiring Workplaces

Eduard Schaepman is next to being a real family man, an inspiring CEO who dares to think and live out of the box. He is a well-known Dutch real estate entrepreneur and creator & founder of Tribes. He started his career in 1990 as Marketing Manager at Bank Mees & Hope, after which he held various Change Management positions at executive level. Among others at Robeco Group, Fortis Group, euroShell, SNT International, ClientLogic and Chalet Group. In February 2015, Eduard Schaepman launched "Tribes Inspiring Workplaces", a flexible office concept with inspiring facilities for its members. Tribes offers office space, flexible workplaces, meeting rooms, virtual offices and meeting places in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.

7 Questions with Jakub Kaczorowski

Name: Jakub Kaczorowski

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: PERFECTA

Executive MBA, manager with over 19 years of experience in the areas of: PRODUCTIONS, QUALITY, SUPPLY CHAIN, MARKETING, SALES, MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE.

7 Questions with Hardika

Name: Hardika

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Gravity Effects

Gravity Effects is a professional website development company based in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. We have been creating stunning and functional websites for the last 12 years. We offer a wide range of services to reach your targeted audience and share your valuable information focusing on retaining your customers. Gravity Effects is an innovative, creative, experienced and result-driven digital marketing agency that provides exceptional web design and development services as well as a variety of internet development and marketing solutions for business of all types and sizes.

7 Questions with Marc Palombo

Name: Marc Palombo

Current title: Chief Revenue Officer

Current organisation: Buurst

Accomplished sales professional passionate about building successful partner channel ecosystems that drive top line growth and profitability.
Sought after as a leading executive in the Microsoft Azure & AWS Cloud marketplaces.

7 Questions with Monica Zimmerman

Name: Monica Zimmerman

Current title: CEO+Author

Current organisation: The Zimmerman Circle

With southern roots and big dreams, I now work with CEO's, top tier executives and decision makers as a consultant on Creative Leadership, the blueprint for the paradigm shift in modern business. I have been a leader, mentor and consultant for over 20 years. I work in concert with my clients to go deep, reignite their creative being and transfer into their unique leadership skills.

7 Questions with William M Genovese

Name: William M Genovese

Current title: CIO and CTO

Current organisation: eHome Holdings

Bill Genovese is an entrepreneurial information technology executive with passion and integrity for driving business engagement and technology leadership through the development of business-value accelerated solutions with over 25 years of experience in financial services, real estate, healthcare, information technology, and consulting. He has provided business accelerated technology solutions in many areas of the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific consulting and working with the world's leading multinational, national, and regional firms as important clients. He brings collaborative and decisive technical leadership with breadth and depth of expertise in emerging and mature technologies, enterprise and technical architecture, strategic planning, innovation development and management, cloud computing, and analytics, with the right balance of Enterprise Risk Management in mind. Previously, Bill served as a Chief Information Officer for Encrypted Labs (a Blockchain Technology and Consulting company), Chief Technology Officer, and Executive Board Member with Saving Promise, a national Non-Profit in the United States.
He was also an Executive Principal, and Chief Technology Architect, for the WGroup, a leading CIO Advisory and IT Strategy Management Consulting Firm. Bill has worked with more than 20 companies ranging from mid-size regional to global Fortune 50 corporations, offering business-aligned information strategy, technology, and architecture consulting, across various industries including banking, investment banking, and capital markets, insurance, diversified financial services, real estate, high technology, healthcare, non-profit, telecommunications, energy and utilities, and media and publishing.
Bill has driven and delivered enterprise initiatives on a global scale for companies, centered on emerging technology and innovation development, IT optimization and stabilization coupled with profit and revenue growth while simultaneously reducing expenses and risk through cost avoidance. Prior to his leadership and advisory roles at Saving Promise, and WGroup, Bill was an Executive Architect and Client Technical Leader with IBM. Under his leadership and guidance, he delivered and served several client engagements centered on IT Transformation, Strategic Outsourcing, Enterprise, and Reference Architecture development, IT Governance and Design Board and Team Development, Cloud Computing, and Enterprise Operational, Risk, Business and Financial Analytics and Business Intelligence. As a Director level technical leader he led an engagement that transformed a $70MM data center into a profit center through Cloud Computing. His solutions have Increased business continuity by 85%, and accelerated technology deployment by 60%, and the technical strategies and planning he has led resulted in $2B of new contracts.
Bill has been a thought leader for over 10 years and is a technical inventor and holder of multiple patents and disclosures positioning for clients bleeding-edge/leading-edge technologies and innovations. He is an author of many white papers, IBM Redbooks, and has extensive content published to social media, and publications (CIO Review, Banking CIO Outlook, Enterprise Networking) on the topics of intelligent and orchestrated SW defined integration with hardware platforms and network technology, cloud computing, and big data and analytics.
Bill is a recognized leader and has been a member of a number of IBM Technical Advisory and Executive Boards, a mentor and coach for less experienced colleagues, and recipient of multiple awards and honors, and holds 8 certifications. He has more than 40 letters of recommendation and endorsements from past business associates and clients. Bill Genovese earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Western Connecticut State University and has had continuing leadership, business, and technical education throughout his career from a number of highly esteemed institutions, including MIT, Oxford, and Harvard. He is currently serving on the boards of Standard Health Corporation and Saving Promise, as a Chief Technology Officer, Executive Board Director. Previously, he served on the boards for the following: Co-Chair, China Greater Bay Committee, FinTech Association of Hong Kong; Advisor: HA:KU Global; NyxVX; Besurance; FinTech4Good Advisory Council/ FinTech4Good Financial Services and Investment Committee Member; Global Panel Member, MIT Technology Review; and a Board Advisor: Prado Capital Group (Technology Investments and Healthcare); Lifeboat Foundation.

7 Questions with Isabella de Michelis di Slonghello

Name: Isabella de Michelis di Slonghello

Current title: CEO and founder

Current organisation: ErnieAPP | The Privacy Knowledge Manager

Entrepreneur on a mission: user empowerment. Senior executive in various US high tech industry {F100}, expert in product design, market access, regulatory, competition, privacy, wireless communications and data modeling and monetization. Fluent in english, french and italian. Passionate about technologies that empower human beings through knowledge.

7 Questions with Robert M. Donnelly

Name: Robert M. Donnelly

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Doctor Business.Com

CEO of Management Development and Training Company. Prior CEO of three U.S. subsidiaries of foreign multinational firms. Earlier, C level executive with IBM, Pfizer, and EXXON. Serial entrepreneur.

7 Questions with Shelagh Stoneham

Name: Shelagh Stoneham

Current title: Founder & CEO Power WearHouse

Current organisation: Power WearHouse Inc

Ms. Stoneham is the Founder and CEO of Power WearHouse Inc.
Power WearHouse is a health and wellness company that specializes in weighted wearables. Ms. Stoneham founded the company in 2020. Retailers across North America are starting to carry Power WearHouse products such as the largest sporting goods retailer in Canada, Sport Chek. First year sales are projected at $1.375M.
As Senior Vice President Marketing, Ms. Stoneham’s key accountabilities include: brand, consumer and marketing strategy, development of brand identity and essence, customer experience, customer relationship management, digital development, leading multi-channel design including store and visual merchandising, advertising, agency management, marketing creation, media planning and investment.
Prior to launching Power WearHouse, Ms. Stoneham was Senior Vice President Marketing for several Fortune 500 companies including Chico’s, Shoppers Drug Mart and Rogers Communications.
Ms. Stoneham is a dynamic and innovative senior executive with tremendous experience and success optimizing shareholder value for top tier organizations. She is highly collaborative, equally skilled at creating, building, and revitalizing brands as developing, inspiring, coaching and managing strong professional teams.
Her experience spans a broad range of sectors including fashion, retail, telecommunications, packaged goods, high tech, airline, brand-name and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Ms. Stoneham is an award-winning brand thought leader with a relentless drive for innovation and excellence.
Ms. Stoneham has served on many boards including: Canadian Chair of the Alliance for Audited Media North America (formerly Audit Bureau of Circulation North America), Vice Chair of the North American Board, a Director of the Women’s College Hospital Foundation Board and a Director of the Vividata Board (formerly PMB and NadBank).

7 Questions with Bill Harper

Name: Bill Harper

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: wmHarper

“If you asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford
Consumers buy/buy-in emotionally, then justify their decisions logically. They can’t tell you what they want, but they can tell you what they don’t want and, more importantly, what they value. Using creative business strategies to turn their insights into traction for brands - via compelling stories that surprise and delight - is what I spend my days trying to achieve.
I believe that the most effective and awe-inspiring work comes from simple ideas executed in simple but elegant ways. The process itself is anything but simple or elegant. Fortunately, I love this sort of challenge. In fact, I live for it. It’s been described by some as a sickness and, if I’m being honest, it’s probably closer to an addiction – one that I’m just unusually comfortable having.
I’ve had the pleasure of struggling over simple and elegant solutions for clients like Carfax, Denny’s, Delsey Luggage, Precision Tune Auto Care, and Music & Arts to name a few and have had the pleasure of being recognized more than 100 times for the effort – including one textbook mention, which I’m particularly proud to call my own.
I’ve been fortunate enough to start four successful agencies and shared the joy of working alongside the insanely talented people who have joined them. When I’m not pouring over the latest Discovery Survey or chasing the next creative strategy, you can find me at home with my amazing wife, three beautiful children and our nearly-Wookie-of-a-dog, Oreo.
It really doesn’t get any better than this.

7 Questions with Kip Knippel

Name: Kip Knippel

Current title: President & CEO

Current organisation: KIP Search, LLC

Kip has learned that clients like to have a quarterback or “go-to” person they can talk to about their strategic talent needs. He likes being in that quarterback role for the clients we serve.
The large network of relationships Kip has developed within the Twin Cities and the national business and legal communities, along with his broad technical recruiting expertise, enable him to bring the right resources to help our clients solve their most difficult executive recruiting, talent acquisition and business challenges.
Multiple years while in private law practice, Kip was named a Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a former Minnesota State Senate candidate.
Kip earned his B.A., cum laude, in English and Communication from St. John’s University and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Kip is married with three children, involved in coaching youth athletics, an avid triathlete, marathoner, and fitness & weight training enthusiast.

7 Questions with Heinrich Brand

Name: Heinrich Brand

Current title: Co-founder & COO

Current organisation: Hepstar

Having swapped the courtroom for the control room, Heinrich has played a key role in defining Hepstar's business model and value proposition as an insure-meets-travel-tech business, as well as navigating an evolving regulatory environment during Hepstar’s quest for global expansion. Heinrich is tasked with ensuring compliance of the business and overseeing delivery of key projects.