Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team 2018-05-04T11:04:59+00:00

Meet Our Team

Edward Golod
Edward GolodCEO & Founder
Edward Golod is a global leader in revenue acceleration for Vendors selling to the Fortune 2000. His 35 years’ experience in Software, IT and Manufacturing includes founding three successful startups, the first U.S. Enterprise Command & Control company, a Financial Services software firm, and a Consultative Sales Advisement business. He has also held sales positions with industry leaders at Microsoft, Eloqua, Teradata, and SAS Institute.

Edward has career revenue of $235M and $3.4B in client value, raised millions in venture funding, holds several patents, and advises CEO’s on growth and business strategies. He holds a BA from the SUNY with a specialized degree in business and sales.

Nabil Badr
Nabil BadrCOO & Chief Digital Officer
Dr. Nabil Georges Badr is an international leader driving top level execution with key performance indicators focused on long term value creation, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth. His experience of 30+ years in IT/ICT includes high-level enterprise business leadership positions, with C-Suite financial value advisement, from Industry leaders as Chase/Washington Mutual, Kaiser Permanente, and Bank of America/Countrywide Home loans.

He is the Founder of several successful startups, specializing in B2B/B2C digital innovation, business intelligence, big data, advanced analytics, AI, and data mining. Nabil holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, a Master’s degree in Engineering from California State University, and a Certificate of Research from Grenoble Ecole de Management.

James Gerber
James GerberExecutive Director Financial Business Analysis
James Gerber brings extensive experience as a finance leader at the highest levels of the military, government, and commercial sectors. His expertise ranges from planning, budgeting, executing, and analyzing small to very large $17B+ budgets; analysis of requirements, gaps, trends, and risk; cost and schedule forecasting; qualitative and quantitative analysis; project management; and company finance. His passion for data and finance is instrumental in the continuing effort to produce a flawless SPEED SHEET product.

James retired from the Marine Corps in 2014, having served most recently as the Senior Budget Analyst and Programmer for the Marine Corps representing the entire portfolio of warfighting equipment valued at $12 billion. He has since worked at the Office of Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior where he was responsible for 17 bureaus representing over $17 billion, before being recruited to lead the Schedule and Cost Analysis Team of a $1.5 billion Department of Defense program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Cynthia Phillips
Cynthia PhillipsChief Marketing Strategist
Cynthia Phillips is a seasoned marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry working for companies ranging from start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies including Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Fitch Ratings and Accenture. Cynthia is a proven leader in marketing automation and customer relationship management strategy and technology.

She has a successful track record of consulting C Level executives on the use of technology platforms to obtain the necessary analytics to create targeted marketing campaigns, reach sales goals and ultimately achieve increased revenue. Cynthia is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and is active with numerous charities that serve the needs of sick and homeless children.

Panagiota Betty Tufariello, Esq
Panagiota Betty Tufariello, EsqChief Litigation Officer
Panagiota Betty Tufariello, Esq. is an Intellectual Property attorney whose 20 plus years’ experience spans corporate law, technology, and science. She is adept at delivering measurable client results in the areas of patents, trademarks, inventions, copyrights and trade secrets; both when it comes to securing and registration with the government, and in litigation. Her successful litigating includes against Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sketchers, among others.

She is a highly skilled negotiator covering the formation and dissolution of joint ventures, corporations, and license agreements. She received her B.S. degree, cum laude, in Chemistry from Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, earned her J.D. degree from Hofstra Law and is the founder of INTELLECTULAW™, the Law offices of P.B. Tufariello, PC. She speaks fluent Greek, Italian, French and soon Spanish.

Sherri Sklar
Sherri SklarPartner, CEO and Co-Founder, GrowthTera
Sherri is a seasoned sales, marketing and business development technology executive. She has led transformational change and created award-winning revenue and market leadership strategies that helped companies achieve triple-digit growth and successful exit strategies. Her high-performance sales, marketing, and business development strategies, training, sales enablement and customer success work at companies such as IBM, CA, SunGard, CTG and many others—have helped companies expand deal size, shorten sales cycles, build robust pipelines, and convert stalled opportunities into multimillion dollar closed deals.

Sherri earned a BA from Tulane University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Janine Buis
Janine BuisPartner, President and COO, Co-Founder, GrowthTera
Janine is an experienced business leader helping organizations build meaningful connections between customers and employees – as a marketer, strategist, M&A integration leader, human resources leader, and consultant. At Nokia, she brought together teams from around the globe to create a global mobile services unit and a unit to support the app developer ecosystem. She has managed the change process arising from M&A integrations, as well as organization and cultural change initiatives. She has launched pioneering technologies in the market. Janine started her career as a consultant at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen.

Janine received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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