Our Advisory Board Members
Our Advisory Board of Diverse Industry Leaders
The executives who comprise the board of Leadership Capital Group contribute their energy, passion and diversity of thought gained from serving as CEO’s, mentors and advisors with a passion for the study of leadership and human capital’s impact on successful organizations. Our board members have served on over 20 public boards and a greater number of private boards.
EVP & Chief Growth Officer, American Kennel Club; former President, DigitalShop; Former Scholastic, WeightWatchers.com; Citigroup; Colgate Palmolive; Merril Lynch
Alexandra is a 20 year digital industry leader with broad-based strategic and operational experience across consumer-facing industries and companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. She is a sought after speaker at industry forums and business schools, currently serving on the Board of Directors and as an advisor to a number of start-up companies.
Digital DNA Infusion Management Consultancy; founding shareholder of Expedia; Former Freedom Interactive; IAC Interactive; Microsoft
Recognized industry leader in digital, media and ecommerce with expertise across franchising, hospitality, travel, tourism and publishing. He has been a speaker, panelist and participant for a variety of conferences including: Cornell, NYU, ShopAmerica, HSMAI, and HEDNA.
Current CEO of Soluna, founder and former CEO of FirstBest
John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy development. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.
Former CEO A|X Armani Exchange; Calvin Klein; Sony; QVC
Harlan Bratcher has more than 20 years of leadership experience building global brands and guiding top-tier companies. An accomplished corporate strategist and marketer, his vision and expertise have driven notable enterprise growth in the retail, luxury, and general consumer goods sectors. After serving as a General Manager at QVC and Sony, he was the CMO of Calvin Klein and presided over the growth of A/X Armani from a small business to nearly $1 billion in revenue and leading to its Giorgio Armani’s purchase of the 50%interest that Armani did not already own in this fast fashion business.
Chief Financial Officer & Director at Hollywood Software, Inc; Former CFO at comScore, Inc.; currently sits on the board of directors of RiceBran Technologies and Dunham’s Athleisure Corp and former non-executive chairman at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
David Chemerow has successfully guided public, private, and private equity owned companies to strategically drive revenue, profitability, and growth in dynamic, competitive industries. For the last 25 years, David has been investing in and leading fast-growing startups and entrepreneurial companies with expertise in media / digital media, technology, and data intensive businesses.
Founder, Close & Co.
Hank Close, currently serving as Founder & President of Close & Co., LLC is a forward-looking sales and marketing executive focused on advising traditional and digital media companies in maximizing top and bottom-line performance. This includes executive search, organizational structuring, process management, and go-to-market strategy. Hank’s industry experience includes running multi-screen cable and broadcast network advertising sales groups, and research/marketing operations. He employs a relentless focus on driving revenue growth, pioneering breakthrough ad models, and organizing structurally for efficient success. He has broad and recent experience in digital/mobile media, advising leading media companies including Sony Pictures Entertainment, ION Media, Weather Channel, Saban Entertainment, The Guardian U.K., Endemol Productions, and many others.
Robert “Kam” Kamerschen
Retired Chairman/CEO Advo; Former Marketing Corporation of America; Max Factor; RKO Six Flags
Robert “Kam” Kamerschen is a Presiding Director of MDC Partners (TSE:MDCA) and is one of the world’s leading experts in direct marketing. Kam has served on 16 public company Boards (with committee chairmanships or lead director roles in most), 17 private company Boards, and five not-forprofit Boards, including three institutions of higher learning. Board roles have included R H Donnellley; IMS Health; Linens ‘n Things; Playboy Enterprises; and Radio Shack.
Retired COO and CIO of Honeywell International; Former Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; AlliedSignal
Larry Kittelberger was senior vice president, Technology and Operations at Honeywell International when he retired in April 2010. In this position, he led Honeywell’s Engineering, Operations (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Procurement), Information Technology and Global Security organizations, overseeing the products Honeywell makes, the service it provides to customers, and the fundamental tools employees need to accomplish their jobs effectively.
Global Leader & Head of the Multinational Client Group at Mercer
Pat Milligan is the Global Leader & Head of the Multinational Client Group at Mercer, the Human Resources Consulting business that comprises one third of Marsh & McLennan, a $12+ billion professional services firm. With Mercer for over 10 years, most recently as President — North America Region, Pat previously was President of Mercer’s Talent business and led the human capital, information solutions, and workforce.
President, The Impact Group
Dr. Ken Siegel is President of The Impact Group, Inc., a Los Angeles based group of Psychologists who consult to Management. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Siegel has provided management consulting services to a broad array of multi-national corporations. He has lectured throughout the world in his specialty areas of leadership development, cultural clarity, strategic alignment, team enhancement, management development, conflict resolution, and executive coaching. He has worked extensively in the services sector, electronics, distribution, retail, manufacturing, and medical-related industries, and was recently (2005) acknowledged as one of “The Top 50 Coaches in America”.
Chairman & CEO, Remark Media; Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Star Partners
Prior to founding Pacific Star Partners, Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office, where he headed the global liquid investments outside the operating companies. Mr. Tao has served as a Member prívate as well as public Boards of Directors including HSW International, Inc. and Playboy Enterprises. He is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and US-China and US-Taiwan Business Council. Mr. Tao graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Director General, PMI Comercio Internacional, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), former Country Manager and Executive Director, Blackrock Mexico
Isaac Volin is the former Executive Director and Country Manager at BlackRock Mexico, where he was responsible for the firm’s business plan, strategy and execution. Prior to Blackrock, he led a division of Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion as the General Director of the low-cost airline “Click”, where he was previously the group’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Chairman & CEO of Lore Systems
Mr. Wong is a recognized international expert in CRM, direct marketing, and BPO. He has presented at dozens of industry events around the world, and has written numerous articles on the CRM and BPO spaces. He has also provided industry commentary on the ABC, Fox, NBC, CNBC, Maryland Public Television, and China’s CCTV networks, as well as for publications such as Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Success Magazine. Prior to co-founding CyberRep, he worked for ten years in commercial real estate finance and investments.