Mike Rudolph is a retired Marine Colonel with over 30 years of operational experience, proven leadership, and management success. He has worked around the globe solving business challenges, from small/local to regional and global reach. Mike has led organizations at all levels of complexity and responsibility to develop solutions that produced performance improvements and quantifiable return on investment by using proven leadership, management, and business processes. He was widely recognized as a visionary and innovator in the Marine Corps logistics community.
He is a writer for DC Velocity and a graduate of the University of Missouri, with advanced education from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), and Marine Corps University. He is currently serving as an executive consultant with the Supply Chain Visions family of companies/consultancies that work throughout the government and private sectors. His extensive/multifaceted background and executive experience provide an essential foundation necessary to coach/mentor private sector small businesses.
Gerry Brown brings a variety of experience in both large and small companies, public sector and private sector, both in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he has been the program manager for ScaleUp in Maine, working with over sixty companies to growth. He has been involved in several start-ups as a member of the management team.
Gerry spent several years, as part of a U.S. government economic development effort, working with businesses in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was an evaluator for the Yale/Goldman Sachs Business Plan Competition, a technical advisor to minority-owned logging co-operatives in Mississippi. Prior to joining Supply Chain Visions, Gerry held management roles in operations, finance, and sales and marketing at Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, Accenture, HP and Black & Decker.He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a B.A. from Amherst College, and an Advanced Certificate in Economics from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. His wife’s family is from East Millinockett and Rumford, and his son was born in Augusta while Gerry was leading an operations transformation effort at the Digital Equipment Corporation plant in the late 1980s. He speaks fluent Portuguese, French, Spanish and business planning.
Robert Fulgenzi has 30 years of professional management and process improvement experience in the private sector, the Military, and the Federal government. In the US Navy, he planned and led special operations in Panama, Korea, Côte d'Ivoire, and Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.
He founded a software development company which he managed through successful acquisition. He has executed enterprise-wide process improvement efforts, including supporting IT refresh and integration, for Fortune 500 clients such as Tyson Foods, International Paper, and Philips Petroleum. He has run stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked on entrepreneurial economic development projects in the United States including projects in Oklahoma and Virginia and also internationally with projects in Mexico, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has won and successfully executed over $100 million in government contracts.
He earned a bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and a Master’s of Business Administration through Meinders School of Business. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Civil Affairs School and the Special Operations Planning Course.
Dr Stephan Brady has three decades of experience as a Logistics and Supply Chain professional, researcher, and educator. Dr. Brady has worked in the past two years with over 75 small and medium retailers and manufacturers. He has consulted for a diverse range of industry leaders including Boeing, Lockheed, Macy’s, Walmart, HP, Tyco, Avery-Dennison, JC Penney, the US Air Force and the US Army. Dr. Brady has also provided consulting services on such topics as outcome focused performance, performance based acquisitions, and space logistics and interplanetary supply chain management.
He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration—Business Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on the faculty at Penn State University, as well as the faculties of AFIT – The Air Force’s graduate school and Wright State University. He has guest lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has had several publications appearing in the Transportation Journal, Journal of Transportation Management, and The Air Force Journal of Logistics. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL).
He speaks nationwide on process and technology innovations in supply chains.
Steve Geary is a successful entrepreneur and the president of the Supply Chain Visions family of small businesses/consultancies. He has worked around the globe solving business challenges at every level of complexity, from small/local to big/global reach. Steve is an adjunct faculty member and research associate of the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, and is on the faculty at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University. Steve is also a Contributing Editor at DC Velocity Magazine, and editor-at-large for the Supply Chain Quarterly.
He is widely published in distinguished journals including The Harvard Business Review, Joint Force Quarterly, Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Quarterly, Defense Acquisition Review Journal, DC Velocity, Aviation Week, Overhaul and Maintenance Magazine, and the International Journal of Production Economics.Steve holds a BS and a Master's in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Cornell University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He is a Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. His performance has also been recognized by the Deputy Secretary of Defense for exceptional contribution to the defense of our nation.
Levi Buck is the regional lead for Supply Chain Visions’ ScaleUp Roanoke Valley program. In his various roles for Supply Chain Visions, he has worked with over 70 small businesses across three regions in the eastern United States to provide growth training and peer-to-peer mentoring as part of the SBA’s ScaleUp program. In addition, Levi has been a key team member in projects to map distressed economies across the United States, delivering targeted development assistance to small manufacturers in each area.
Recently, Levi has been published in the Roanoke region’s Valley Business Front magazine and achieved Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) status from APICS.Levi holds a BS in Supply Chain Management and International Business from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Radford University.
Bob Barnhart has over 37 years of U.S. Department of Defense and commercial business experience in acquisition/contract management, requirements planning/execution, budgeting, and negotiating logistics solutions for National defense customers. As a senior leader, Bob has more than 14 years experience managing one of the Navy’s major acquisition operations as the Senior Contracting Official. In this role, Bob has crafted Human Capital Strategies during both periods of significant growth and downsizing. Bob is an adjunct faculty member and research associate of the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. Bob is President and owner of Logistics & Acquisition Partners, LLC. This company formed in January 2007. Logistics & Acquisition Partners provides consulting and solutions for both commercial and public clients.
During his DoD Career, Bob served as the Program Manager for the automation of Naval Supply end-to-end material acquisition process. He also served as the senior contracting representative for Enterprise Resource Planning implementation (utilizing SAP backbone). As the eBusiness Executive for weapon system support, Bob established the vision and implemented Command eBusiness policy by melding disparate efforts. Bob was the Navy lead for implementation of Base Realignment and Closure recommendations for Depot Level Reparables and Commodity Management Privatization. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. He is a graduated the Executive Development Program, Darden School, University of Virginia. Bob is DAWIA Contracting Level III Certified.
Michelle Neujahr is the founder and President of The Business Renovation Company, a leading provider of corporate training and business consulting services. In this role Michelle has been providing transformational, strategic business consulting services and dynamic keynote presentations to organizations serious about growth for over two decades. Some of Michelle’s clients include: 3M, Wells Fargo, Medtronic, St. Paul Children’s Hospital, Target and Carlson Companies.
In addition she is the Director of the Entrepreneurial Center at Southern Maine Community College. In this role she oversees the business incubator program, leads entrepreneurial initiatives at the college and runs the SMCC Launch or GROW Small Business Success conference, which she founded in 2013. Michelle also serves as an Associate Professor of Business, teaching what she’s most passionate about – entrepreneurship. In addition Michelle owned a seven-figure, Minnesota-based renovation firm, served at Group Dynamic, Inc. as their Director of Sales & Marketing and was a leader in the direct sales industry early in her career.
Michelle has a BA in Mass communications from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.
Shawn Winn is an expert in business operations and development. He currently serves as a Director for the Supply Chain Visions family of small businesses/consultancies and works around the globe, supporting business and regional economic growth. His work experience includes leading efforts for large consulting firms, the Federal Government, and small businesses.
He is published across industries including The Supply Chain Quarterly, Economic Development Now, and National Defense. Shawn speaks often at industry forums and has worked with over 100 small businesses across the United States to provide business evaluation and peer-to-peer mentoring as part of the SBA’s ScaleUp program.
Shawn holds a BBA from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager with additional certifications in Lean Six Sigma/Continuous Process Improvement and supply chain technologies. He has been recognized by the U.S. Army and Society of Logistics Engineers for his business improvement efforts.