Nigel Willerton is the CEO of Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
CEO Challenge Competitors
Bill Best is the President of Aurum Holdings Limited. Over 29 years, Bill has held a variety of executive leadership roles with a wealth of experience in the professional services, banking, investment and wealth management, real estate development and management, retail, specialty software sectors and mining. He is currently involved in a Copper and Cobalt mining venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo with CuCo Resources Limited and is also developing a strategic and leadership coaching practice. Bill attended the University of Toronto earning his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Andy McNeill is the President and CEO of Terra Renewal LLC. Terra Renewal is an environmental services company with $150 million sales that specializes in recycling nonhazardous waste. Terra Renewal recycles organic wastes from food processors, pulp and paper mills, municipal wastewater treatment plants and oil & gas sites. Terra Renewal also refines spent fryer oils from restaurants and sells biodiesel feedstock. Terra Renewal operates in over 25 states within the US. Andy grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, OR.
Neil Rauenhorst is the President of NJR Development Company. Neil has been one of the most active and prominent real estate developers in the Tampa Bay area during the past 24 years. Prior to launching NJR Development Company in April of 2002, he served for 14 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of a leading, Tampa based, real estate development, design, and construction firm. During that period, he led the company's expansion across the Southeast United States and established office locations in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale.
James Bennett is the President of Bennett Automotive Sales.
Bill Sundblad is the COO and CFO of CWS Consulting. Bill has held the titles of Executive VP, CFO, Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Director for various companies in finance, public accounting, real estate development, higher education and not for profits. As a Director of KPMG's West Coast outsourcing practice, Bill's clients included manufacturing, entertainment, dotcoms and not for profits companies.
John Schlagenhauf is a co-owner and CFO of Badger Truck Center Inc. located in Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin. The Badger Truck Center family of companies, which is ranked as one of the largest 75 Privately held companies in Wisconsin, is made of three truck dealerships, a truck rental and leasing company, a truck equipment division, a rebuild division, a government division and a driver leasing company.
Rick is the Chief Financial Officer for Monolithic Power Systems (MPS), whose symbol is MPWR on the NASDAQ exchange. MPS is a manufacturer of high performance analog semiconductor chips, the core business of "Silicon Valley" where the company is headquartered. The company focuses on power management chips, and is one of the fastest growing and most profitable companies in the high performance analog market segment with a market capitalization of over $700 million.
Guneet Bajwa is the President of The Presidio Hotel Management Services LLC, a company that manages successful hotel properties across North America. Presidio offers services and expertise in the following areas: operations and management, sales and marketing, finance and managerial accounting, development and construction, and human resources. Guneet Bajwa joined Presidio Hotel Group in 2002 after over a decade in senior management of hotel operations and specializing in large food and beverage and convention facilities.
Dereck Davey is the Chief Strategy Officer and Talent Partner for Deloitte in the Netherlands, having previously work in Russia, Australia, South Africa and throughout Central Europe. He is a keen amateur triathlete and participated in the Australian Ironman and Long Course Championships in 2003. More recently, he has taken up mountaineering and had the opportunity to climb Everest in 2007 and Cho Oyo in 2009.
Dereck is married to Anne and has five children.
Greg Twardowski is the President and CEO of Whelan Security. Since Greg has become President, Whelan Security has grown from a single local office to one of the largest full service security organizations in the country operating throughout the Central, Mid-Atlantic and Western Regions of the United States. Based upon total revenues and employment, Whelan Security now ranks within the top one half of one percent (0.5%) of contract security organizations in North America and is ranked as one the top fifteen contract security companies operating in the United States
Scott Stackman leads a team of Private Wealth Advisors for UBS in New York, NY. He is also a member of the board for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and he is Chairman of the annual Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala in NYC, a major fundraiser for the charity.
Scott is an accomplished triathlete, having competed at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii three times, and has completed over 40 half-Ironman distance races.
Dave Brule II is Co-Owner and Executive Vice President of Northern Star Industries, Inc. (NSI). NSI, located in Iron Mountain, MI has two business units, Systems Control and Boss Snowplow. Systems Control designs, manufactures and markets electrical relay and control panels to the utility industry. It also manufactures metal buildings that house the panels. Boss Snowplow manufactures a complete line of snow removal equipment for pickup trucks and utility vehicles (UTV's).
Scott Herkelman is the President and Founder of BFG Technologies, a privately held U.S. based supplier of premium 3D video cards based on award-winning NVIDIA graphics technology, the world's first physics add-in computer cards from AGEIA as well as other computer enthusiast products. BFG Tech's award-winning brand of 3D video cards are available in Europe, Canada and in the U.S. at major retail and e-tail locations, and also within premium Falcon Northwest computer gaming systems to name a few. Scott started BFG Tech out of his house in August of 2002.
Alvaro Cofino is the President of McDonald's Mesoamerica.
Alvaro has been an active runner, and has completed the Washington marathon, as well as 2 half marathons. His PR is 2:32 for a half marathon.
He is supported by his wife and three kids, and signed up because he wants to try the sport of triathlon.
Chris Dugan is President and Managing Director, Americas, for Bridon Corporation, the leader in high performance wire rope for demanding mining, energy, crane and industrial applications. Chris is responsible for a $100M + business that comprises Bridon's manufacturing, engineering and sales operations in North and South America. Prior to Bridon, Chris held leadership positions at Cooper Industries, United Technologies and McKinsey & Company. Chris also spent 9 years as a Navy SEAL officer.
Mario Fuentes is the Coordinador de Gerentes Generales of Grupo Zeta, Division Centro America.
Pat Moneymaker is the President and CEO of Proxy Aviation Systems, a DC company that designs, develops and manufactures fully autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS), which can also be optionally piloted. Proxy offers the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security many advantages over existing unmanned aerial systems.
Patrick spent 30 years in the US Navy as a naval aviator (including time as the lead pilot with the Blue Angels), retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral, and followed this with ten years as an executive in high tech firms focused on government services.
Alec Petro is the Founder and CEO and Managing Partner of Bay Hill Capital Management. Bay Hill is a Hedge fund and Mutual fund asset management firm headquartered in Duxbury MA, founded in 2003. Petro was previously a partner at Cooper Neff and Associates, an asset management firm sold to BNP Paribas in 1999.
Len Pagon is Chairman and CEO of Stanley Holdings, which invests in emerging Internet-based and software companies and helps them achieve significant growth. Len was the former Chairman, CEO and founder of Brulant, Inc., which became the third largest, privately-held, interactive marketing agency in the country in 2008, employing almost 500 people in Northeast Ohio. He sold Brulant in July 2008 to Rosetta and he is now looking to acquire and grow his next technology-based platform company.
Dan Rigby is President and CEO of Human Resource Management Systems, LLC, an employee benefits and human resources advisory firm based in Naperville, Illinois. HRMS focuses on the benefits, hr and training needs of mid-size employers. HRMS has been in the forefront of the current wellness trend in healthcare. The company has produced weekly healthy tips and a monthly wellness newsletter for the employees of its clients since 2003.
Georges Karam is a respected and accomplished Canadian businessman. His passion for business has led him to build and acquire several companies throughout a highly successful professional journey. He is currently the CEO of ATELKA, a company specializing in business process management he cofounded in 2003. ATELKA currently employs 2,500 people in six Canadian cities and serves customers in Canada and the U.S.
Susan Langheim is the Owner of Friendly Chevrolet/Honda of Illinois, a dealership started by her father in 1965. Susan has now taken over the day-to-day operations of the company, and carries on the vision of delivering quality vehicles while delivering customers the personal attention they deserve.
Dr. John Myers is the President and CEO of Questcare Medical Services, PA, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based, physician-owned, and operated patient care organization providing services in emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, and practice management. As President and CEO, John oversees the day-to-day operations of the Association's business as well as being a practicing Emergency Physician.
James Umlah is the CEO and Owner of the CTD Group. He operates as a "leader" over all 5 different corporations within the group, which are primarily a manufacturing and metalcasting operation. James has owned the CTD Group since 2005 and prior to that was in private equity and investment banking.