Bill Black is the founder and president of Exit & Retirement Strategies, Inc., which works with small and medium business owners to help them grow sustainable, transferable, valuable businesses.
He also works as a speaker and a host of the Exit Coach Radio Show & Podcast, where he interviews advisors, authors and thought leaders about tips, ideas and precautions they have for those planning future business succession, exit and/or transition.
Additionally, he is a co-founder of the Business Owner Advisory Team network group, a Charter member of BEI, the nation’s foremost Exit Planning Think Tank, a member of and moderator for Vistage Worldwide, and a member of the board of The Institute for Community Impact in Orange County, CA.
Founder of the Missouri based Obermiller Construction, Cheryl Obermiller is an expert in small business financial fraud.
Having personally been affected by a major embezzlement from a trusted employee and friend in 2010, she has utilized this experience to speak for a variety of business groups and associations on fraud prevention and detection; educating them on the very real risk fraud poses and what they can do about it.
Chris has worked within the construction industry for the last 25 years, spanning various marketing, business development and public relations positions as well as a wide variety of clients and contractors like PENNDOT and Benchmark Construction, G.M. McCrossin.
In 2008 he founded Atlas Marketing and began working with a multitude of labor organizations like the Ironworkers, Boilermakers, Carpenters and Steel Workers as well as the Keystone Contractors Association and the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania. With these groups he has overseen recruitment campaigns, owner outreach efforts, digital communications and internal communications projects. Currently, his firm is working on several workforce development programs for clients throughout Pennsylvania.
With over 30 years of experience, Cyndi has worked within human resources across numerous industries, including financial institutions, manufacturing, high-tech, construction and nonprofits. Throughout her career, her focus has been on human resources strategy, compliance, policy and program development, as well as merger and acquisition strategy. It’s her aim to help clients understand and solve their most complex work force issues.
Named as one of the top 40 professionals under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal, David has worked in public accounting for over 13 years. His experience within the construction industry includes GAAP financial statement audits, contract compliance/cost recovery, design build contracts, change order and claim analysis, litigation support, design and process reengineering, and various other risk consulting services. Currently, he serves as RSM’s facilities and construction subject matter expert for the Southeast Region.
With over 35 years’ experience as an attorney, Deborah Wilder serves as the President of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring Inc.,(CCMI) a consulting company that assists public agencies and contractors in complying with state and federal prevailing wage obligations. Currently listed as one of the leading prevailing wage authorities in the country, CCMI maintains 4 offices throughout the United States and performs prevailing wage monitoring work in over 20 states.
In addition to her work as an attorney, Deborah has also authored three books about compliance: What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages; AGC of America’s Davis Bacon Compliance Manual for Federal Contractors; and, the Davis Bacon Handbook for Public Agencies.
Eric B. Levasseur is a seasoned commercial litigator that designs strategies to guide clients from the pre-litigation planning stage through the highest levels of appeal.
He is experienced in pre-litigation claim strategy and avoidance, complex commercial contract and business disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, business tort and negligence claims and non-compete and employment agreements. He also handles trade secrets, product liability actions, fiduciary litigation, real estate litigation, commercial and securities fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, and judgment execution and recovery.
Well-versed in all aspects of construction litigation and insurance matters, Eric has worked to represent owners, design professionals, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in construction disputes and AAA arbitrations. He also has extensive experience with mechanic’s lien, payment and performance bond claims, and insurance recovery for both public and private projects.
Jeffrey Nesbitt is National Director of Firm-wide Consulting with CliftonLarsonAllen Construction and Real Estate Group and specializes in operations consulting and implementation of technology to construction companies to help them improve inefficiencies and increase margins.
With over 16 years’ experience in the construction and technology industries, Jeffrey has helped guide both domestic and international construction firms across multiple verticals with operations management reviews, business planning, information systems selection and implementation. His strong construction industry market knowledge and connections have also helped clients in installing the best practices for connecting their back office to field and in finding the latest technology tools to help them mange, grow and increase their company’s value.
Michael McLin is a nationally recognized public speaker, author, and the Managing Director at Maxim Consulting Group where he works with construction related firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. With nearly two decades of experience within the construction industry, his areas of specialization include: organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, productivity improvement, prefabrication, peer groups, and training programs.
Michael is also an experienced peer group manager. He has led electrical, mechanical, dry wall, fire protection, and heavy-civil and general contractor peer groups - both union and non-union.
Rob Remington is a partner and career-long member of Hahn Loeser, founder and chair of the firm’s construction law practice group, co-chair of the litigation practice area and a member of the firm’s board of directors.
He has significant experience in all aspects of construction law, including construction claim defense, management and avoidance, geotechnical issues, construction defects, contracts, labor issues, competitive bid compliance and protests, guaranty, payment and performance bond issues, mechanics’ liens and attested accounts, and alternative dispute resolution.
He is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of construction-related subjects and has provided extensive training for clients nationally on construction law topics, including construction contract terms and conditions, claims avoidance and management, project documentation, mechanics’ liens, bonds, bond claims and project delivery methods.
Rob was also one of the inventors of the claims matrix, which was developed 10 years ago to offer construction clients a fast, comprehensive, consistent and cost effective preliminary evaluation of construction claims.