Michael A. Boylan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Author of ACCELERANTS and creator of the repeatable best
practice methodologies earning the company a reputation for delivering
measurable results for Fortune 2000 organizations, Michael serves as
thought-leader for the company's direction and core offerings.
With his third book ACCELERANTS published by Portfolio, the business
imprint of Penguin Group U.S.A., published in January of 2007, Michael has
gained a reputation as one of this countries premier keynote speakers
for corporate conventions and events; receiving recognition from Microsoft
as the highest rated keynote speaker for their Microsoft World Fusion
Conventions. An entrepreneur since 1986, he has co-founded and sold two
businesses in the technology and credential verification space. He holds
a BA in Communications and Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
His vision is to embed the ACCELERANT Principles into the DNA of
organization's front-end business development efforts, to improve their top line
and compress the time it takes to close business—while adding more
respect on both sides of the process.
Vice President, Client Delivery,
For 25 years, Jim led various IT service organizations within
Cap Gemini including branches, divisions, and national practices. He
was responsible for the most profitable service offering in Cap Gemini's
history, TransMillennium™ Services. For several years, he was also responsible
for the company's application management and outsourcing business.
Jim was also responsible for oversight of all fixed-price delivery projects
in the company. Throughout his career, Jim has led sales organizations,
large sales pursuits, and has facilitated sales training programs.
Jim was interviewed by 60 Minutes and the US Senate sub-committee as
an expert on the Year 2000 problem. Initially a client of ACCELERANT,
Jim has seen first hand, through the facilitation of the companies core offerings
how they have positively impacted clients in measurable ways.
Gary D. Gindele
Based on a proven track record as a senior executive to Fortune 1000
corporations in areas of strategic planning and growth, financial management,
sales & marketing strategy, field operations, and information systems,
Gary lead a substantial sales organization within Keane, a global IT services
firm with multiple product and service offerings serving Fortune 500
clients, responsible for over 200 million in annual revenues to the organization.
An accomplished, high-integrity, results-based executive, Gary is an
expert in empowering teams, leading clients to build sustainable
objectives with the Accelerant Principles, proactively shaping the tools
to achieve maximum benefit and ROI for clients who embrace them across
Known for his precision insight into issues blocking individuals and
corporations forward progress, Gary is a management consultant whose deep
knowledge of the ACCELERANTS, coupled with the ability to quickly
diagnose, build, shape, and align the proper solution, makes him a
seasoned veteran with clients.
Executive Vice President, Europe
Responsible for bringing ACCELERANT's solutions to Europe, and managing senior
executive client relationships in Europe, Hardy is an accomplished entrepreneur.
He posses extensive international business experience with multinational companies
in business processes such as research and development, marketing, sales,
manufacturing, distribution and consulting across several vertical industries.
Hardy spent ten years as Director and Chairman of a 300 Million dollar
world-wide LBO manufacturing group of machinery, materials and turn key projects with
full responsibility of R&D, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and
administration, based on a long term strategy and budget control.
Having implemented ACCELERANT tools throughout Europe over the past
several years, he has experienced success with the tools and is now engaged in
introducing them to organizations throughout Europe. Being fluent in the English, German,
and French languages, Hardy has extensive business process understanding having done
business throughout Europe, South America, China, and the United States. Hardy is
based in Berlin, Germany.
Vice President, Technology Services
As acting VP of Technology for ACCELERANT International, John is president
and CEO of Blue Ink Sofware, founded in 2003. He founded and
sold eMortgage Center, a mortgage origination company.
John has held various senior positions with technology companies
including Information Advantage acquired by Computer Associates.
He holds a BS Degree with honors from the
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota with a major
in Computer Science focusing on business integration.
Executive Assistant - Office Manager
With extensive background in client relationships and managing their needs,
Christine is an accomplished professional serving the company in office
administration, contracts, client correspondence, and executive assistant
to the President of ACCELERANT.
Clients enjoy dealing with Christine because of her genuine, gracious, and
Robert B. Thele
Former President and CEO of Covey Leadership from 1987 to 1997
when it was acquired by Franklin Quest in May of 1997, Bob was a
principal architect behind the strategy, growth, and international success of
one of this countries
most successful management leadership and training organizations. Bob helped
engineer the international success of Dr. Stephen Covey's book, The Seven
Habits of Highly Effective
People, and the corresponding programs resulting from the book.
Bob assists in the strategy of ACCELERANT's core offerings and the licensing of
content to organizations in specific industry sectors that wish to bring this
material to their client base. Bob resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and
San Diego, California.
Former President and CEO of Cap Gemini, America, Mike led the
organization's growth strategy. Upon leaving CGEY, he served as President
and CEO of LogicaCMG, North America, another global technology services
player operating in the telecomunications, financial
services, transportation and utilities sectors worldwide.
As a former client of ACCELERANT's offerings, now involved in the company's growth
strategy and distribution, Mike has seen the measurable impact of the ACCELERANT
toolset, and how it can accelerate the growth of any organization.
In addition to holding several CEO positions for large technology organizations,
he is also an entrepreneur who has founded and built two other
technology organizations, serves on the boards of several others, and is
currently CEO and Chairman of i360 Technologies, Inc. Mike
resides in Washington DC and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
As chairman and CEO of AdvancePath, John maintains overall
responsibility for the company's strategic and financial objectives.
Prior to joining AdvancePath, John was Chairman, President and CEO of
PLATO Learning, Inc. (NASAQ: TUTR) where he had a successful 18 year
career. PLATO is the largest, publicly traded, educational software
provider in the world and serves the needs of both mainstream and
alternative education. Under John's leadership, PLATO's revenues grew
from $33 to $142 million in 7 years, its balance sheet was
significantly strengthened, and it became recognized by educators,
policy makers, and politicians as an industry leader and change agent.
Prior to assuming the duties of PLATO's Chairman and CEO, John held
numerous other positions at PLATO - including President & Chief
Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer,
Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Product
Development. John started his career at PLATO by launching the
military and aerospace training division in the UK.
Prior to his business career, John spent 16 years in the British
Army's Signal Corp - recognized in the Queens 1985 Birthday Honors for
his contribution to Army training. He is passionate about improving
life opportunities for at risk and drop out students, serving on the
board of the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN), the largest
organization in the US focused on the Nation's dropout problem.
John C. Levy
Legal Counsel, General Business Partner,
Henson and Efron
With extensive experience in transactional securities, mergers and acquisitions,
and corporate law, John serves as general outside counsel to numerous
privately-held businesses, acting as general advisor and strategic
partner to boards of directors, owners and senior management.
With a Juris Doctor from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, a BA in Philosophy
and Political Science from the University of Vermont, John has been voted "Super
Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics every year since the inception of survey, from
1993 – 2002.
Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Protection,
Partner, Merchant & Gould
One of the premier intellectual property firms in the country,
Brian is a partner with Merchant & Gould, practicing for over 18
years in the areas of patent, trademark,
copyright, and licensing. His technology areas include computer
technology, software, physics, internet, and mechanical arts. He has
significant experience in trademark prosecution, and has contested matters before
the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Prior to joining Merchant & Gould,
Brian was a staff attorney with CPT Corporation coordinating
Intellectual Property matters and advising corporate counsel.
He holds a law degree from William Mitchell College,
and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Brian oversees ACCELERANT's intellectual property licensing and protection areas,
and has successfully helped the company attain eight US trademarks on it's
content to date. Brian is a member of the
International Trademark Association, the
Licensing Executive's Society, the American Bar Association, the Minnesota
and Hennepin County Bar Associations, and the American Intellectual
Property Law Association (AIPLA). He is a past chair of Merchant & Gould's
Electronics and Computer Law Practice Section.