Ken Dropiewski serves as a Managing Director at McDermott + Bull and is part of the firm’s National Medtech and Life Sciences Group. While he serves the entire Medical Device and Biotechnology industry, Ken is particularly well-known for his work within the cardiac, vascular, interventional, and oncology segments. Prior to his career in executive search, Ken held various commercial roles within Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, in which he won several acclaimed awards including Ring Club, Grand Awards, and President’s Club. He was the founder and President of Prime-Core Executive Search, a boutique search firm that was formed in 2003 to serve the Medical Device and Biotech industries.
Paul serves as the Managing Partner of McDermott + Bull Canada, where he offers 20 years of proven achievement in executive-level talent acquisition across North America and internationally. He is a driving force in assisting corporate clients to engage and recruit key executives in a variety of industries, markets, and functional disciplines. Paul’s focus is working with privately-held companies and private equity firms that require key executive talent in competitive business environments.
Jason serves as a Managing Director for McDermott + Bull and helps his clients by attracting and securing game-changing leadership talent to their executive teams. He specializes in ensuring close alignment with an organization’s unique mission, values, and culture. Jason brings valuable knowledge and competence as an accomplished business management consultant, with prominence in leadership development and managing organizational change. His broad academic foundation and applied experience within multiple industries, including developing, evaluating, and improving people and performance, allows Jason to work intimately and effectively with his clients.
Jake spent over 25 years as a turnaround and growth leader completing business transformations as a senior executive at companies like Allergan, Medtronic, and more. He has lived and worked throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, and managed businesses in all the major regions of the world. Jake’s success has come from his ability to quickly and continuously develop high performing teams and guide their achievement of company changing initiatives, regardless of country, language, culture, or product group.
LA Executive Networking Group
Patsy Cisneros CEO
Patsy Cisneros is a nationally recognized expert in professional presence, image, and branding for Fortune 500 companies. Patsy is the founder of her speaking, training, and coaching firm: Corporate Icon – the image development company ® and author of The Professional Image Toolkit – How to Look like You Mean Business, a manaul on dressing business casual. She has presented, trained, and coached individuals and groups from Coca Cola – North America, Federal Express headquarters, ADP University, Toyota USA, Hyundai Financial, Dole Foods, Loma Linda University Health System, and many more recognized brands nationwide. Patsy is a professional development coach and external trainer at The Ritz Carlton, Marriott International, and for the foremost think tanks in the USA. In addition, she has confidentially coached political candidates for senator and governor across the United States.
SD Executive Networking Group
Dan Koblin Founder + Managing Partner
Continuum Consulting Group
Dan Koblin is Founder and Partner of Continuum Consulting Group located in Irvine, CA, and has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designations. Specializing in aiding retirees, business owners, and executives to build comprehensive financial plans and develop customized strategies, his firm is passionate about helping manage their finances as they navigate through life’s changes. With a successful business career in a number of Orange County based companies, Dan has held executive and senior-level management positions with notable companies such as PepsiCo, Disney, Gateway Computers, Washington Mutual Bank, and Alliance Imaging.
OC Women’s Executive Networking Group
Hollie Mileski Founder + CEO
Hollie Mileski is a dynamic speaker, executive coach, and world class business strategist known for working with business owners, senior executives, and entrepreneurs to build influential leadership brands. Her work empowers people to achieve higher degrees of personal freedom, leadership influence, and impact in their personal and professional lives. As the Founder and CEO of Highjump Leadership, Hollie has spoken at Harvard with Suzanne Somers, West Point Academy with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and at Nasdaq. She has led, managed, and delivered strategic change programs ranging from $500K to $100M for Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Aventis for more than 25 years. Hollie presently serves as a strategic advisor for the Women’s Journey Foundation.
LA Executive Networking Group
Christine Perakis Founder + CEO
Christine Perakis Global
As an entertainment attorney, strategic business advisor, serial entrepreneur, and professional boat captain, Christine has been assisting high-level, success-oriented clients for 25 years. There are few business challenges that she has not navigated her clients through. Christine ensures that her clients safely reach their destination faster and more efficiently than if they were on their own. Her clients are successful in their professional endeavors and are ready to gain greater clarity about the legacy they want to leave.
OC Executive Networking Group
Jim Rettela Founder + Partner
Goals Consulting, Inc.
With his 35 years of executive leadership experience in the CPG and product sales management industries, Jim helps his clients develop high caliber sales and education teams to build long lasting relationships. He has a proven track record of guiding companies through the competitive and technology driven ecommerce, retail, and omni-channel landscape.
OC Financial Executives Roundtable
Dianne Savoie Founder + President
Luminosity Coaching, LLC
Dianne Savoie is a registered corporate coach, strategic planning facilitator, team diagnostics facilitator, and team coach. Her clients are sophisticated executives, employees, and business owners – the doers, movers, and shakers of the world. Dianne specializes in working with people who are looking for an objective third party to help them answer the deeper questions, to discover, and move past what is holding them back. Her strength is in guiding individuals and teams away from the suffering of being stuck and onto the epic corporate career or journey they desire.
OC Technology + Life Sciences Roundtable and SD Executive Networking Group
David Teper Partner
Continuum Consulting Group
David specializes in working with both corporate clients and individuals on guiding and supporting their financial goals. With a successful business career, David has held senior-level management and sales positions with notable companies such as Esker Software, Aptelis, Inc., Global Software, and National Gypsum Company. His responsibilities included developing comprehensive sales and marketing plans, training of new employees, running seminars, and trade show presentations. His core value of “clients first” has always been at the cornerstone of his success. He is committed to enriching the lives of family, friends, and clients in as many ways as possible. He believes that life is an ever-changing journey and to help others by “paying it forward”.