In this edition of Global Leader Radio, three leaders from high-growth organizations in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors join host Alvin C. Miles to discuss how companies can leverage high potential talent to their competitive advantage.
Gabriel Eckert / Executive Director, BOMA Georgia
Gabriel is a practicing nonprofit executive, currently serving as Executive Director of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia), a trade association representing the management segment of commercial real estate. With more than 1,000 members, it is the second largest organization of its kind in the nation. He is responsible for overall management of the organization. He has extensive expertise in governance, leadership, strategic planning, new market development and management. He also has significant experience in corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
A certified association executive, Gabriel currently serves as chair of the Georgia Society of Association Executives Foundation, past chair of the Board of Directors of the Green Chamber of the South, and on the Construction Management Advisory Board for Southern Polytechnic State University. Gabriel received a national emerging leader scholarship from the American Society of Association Executives in 2006, and has been named three times by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate, a list of “100 leaders, dealmakers and legends who are changing Atlanta.” In 2009, Gabriel was named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in metro-Atlanta. And in 2012, he was one of 5 individuals to receive the national Young and Aspiring Award from Association Trends. He is also co-author of the book From Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve.
Gabriel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University, where he was named the Dean of Student Life Outstanding Graduating Senior. Since then, he has earned a Management Certificate from Emory University and an Advanced Leadership Certificate from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University, where he was named the University Scholar, recognizing him as the top student in the Executive MBA class of 2011.
Contact Gabriel: (404) 475-9980, email@example.com
John Patrick/ Campus Recruiting Manager, AirWatch
John Patrick has worked at AirWatch since January of 2012. Prior to joining AirWatch, John spent 7 years at CNN, building their internationally recognized journalism internship program as well as directing the recruiting effort for all entry to mid-level hires at CNN. After his time with Turner Broadcasting, John also served as the Campus Relations Manager at Atlanta based Newell Rubbermaid, where he managed their North American campus recruiting effort.
John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, having majored in political science.
Contact John: (404) 902-4221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Sibold/ Channel Account Manager, AirWatch
Chris Sibold is responsible for the North American education market at AirWatch, one of the largest verticals in the company. In this role, Chris is responsible for developing and maintaining successful relationships with the ecosystem of value-added partners who assist K-12 and Higher Education customers adopt mobile technology as part of their learning infrastructure.
Prior to his current role Chris held software sales and business development positions with IBM and Red Hat, providing enterprise infrastructure products and services to both commercial and Federal customers. While at Red Hat his account team identified and captured a $34 million project for the rail industry, the largest opportunity in company history at the time. Chris is also a former United States Air Force Captain and has led logistics organizations supporting the Global War on Terrorism in multiple locations including South Korea and Iraq.
Chris is a 2012 graduate of the Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Management from The University of Georgia.
Contact Chris: (404) 902-4095, email@example.com
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