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Ben PappasVerify icon
Ben Pappas
4.95
165 consultations
About Me 👋 Greetings, I'm Ben Pappas, a trailblazer in data strategy, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. As the CIO of Valuetainment, PBD Podcast, Bet-David Consulting and Minnect, I'm not just playing the game—I'm changing it. I transform data into dynamic business solutions that rewrite the rules. Professional Highlights 🏆 My career is a series of masterstrokes in entrepreneurship and strategic innovation. At Beti Technologies, I didn't just create an AI-integrated sales platform—I revolutionized sales automation, culminating in a blockbuster exit. My roles at BMP Insurance Services, CallCreator, and Orange Labs were more than jobs; they were a series of triumphs in growth and lucrative exits, showcasing my flair for scaling businesses into empires. Expertise and Impact 🚀 I don't just specialize in building first-party data systems; I redefine them for e-commerce and media giants, merging AI prowess with shrewd business acumen. The $100M deal I sealed at Summit Risk Advisors? That's just a taste of how I navigate the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions. Personal Life and Interests 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎨 Beyond the boardroom, I'm a family man, an artist, and a coach. My life's canvas is rich—adorned with a loving family, over $2 million in art sales, and countless moments coaching my kids' teams. These aren't just hobbies; they're the colors that make my life a masterpiece. Why Connect with Me ⁉️ Join forces with me for unparalleled insights on: 1. Mastering AI and data strategy to catapult business growth. 2. The roadmap from startup launch to headline-making exit. 3. Juggling a high-octane career with a fulfilling personal saga. 4. Crafting and leading teams that don't just function—they excel. I'm not just sharing knowledge—I'm offering a blueprint to thrive in the business arena while living a life rich in experiences. Let's start this journey of transformation together."
About Me 👋 Greetings, I'm Ben Pappas, a trailblazer in data strategy, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. As the CIO of Valuetainment, PBD Podcast, Bet-David Consulting and Minnect, I'm not just playing the game—I'm changing it. I transform data into dynamic business solutions that rewrite the rules. Professional Highlights 🏆 My career is a series of masterstrokes in entrepreneurship and strategic innovation. At Beti Technologies, I didn't just create an AI-integrated sales platform—I revolutionized sales automation, culminating in a blockbuster exit. My roles at BMP Insurance Services, CallCreator, and Orange Labs were more than jobs; they were a series of triumphs in growth and lucrative exits, showcasing my flair for scaling businesses into empires. Expertise and Impact 🚀 I don't just specialize in building first-party data systems; I redefine them for e-commerce and media giants, merging AI prowess with shrewd business acumen. The $100M deal I sealed at Summit Risk Advisors? That's just a taste of how I navigate the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions. Personal Life and Interests 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎨 Beyond the boardroom, I'm a family man, an artist, and a coach. My life's canvas is rich—adorned with a loving family, over $2 million in art sales, and countless moments coaching my kids' teams. These aren't just hobbies; they're the colors that make my life a masterpiece. Why Connect with Me ⁉️ Join forces with me for unparalleled insights on: 1. Mastering AI and data strategy to catapult business growth. 2. The roadmap from startup launch to headline-making exit. 3. Juggling a high-octane career with a fulfilling personal saga. 4. Crafting and leading teams that don't just function—they excel. I'm not just sharing knowledge—I'm offering a blueprint to thrive in the business arena while living a life rich in experiences. Let's start this journey of transformation together."
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Michael Marra
5
60 consultations
Michael is a 3-time founder and currently the CEO of Entre. He’s been an entrepreneur, investor and speaker for over 7 years. He has grown Entre to multi six figures in revenue, over 120k+ app users, hosted 300+ events, raised $2M+ in funding and has a team of 20 from all over the world. Michael has raised money from some of the top venture capitalists, angel investors, and accelerators in the US and has partnered with companies like Microsoft, AWS, Meta, etc.. to host events and content. He started his career as a civil engineer and real estate investor, then got into entrepreneurship by connecting and helping other entrepreneurs. He started hosting events for entrepreneurs and partnered with all the major co-working spaces throughout the country. As the community grew, he then created Entre in 2019 to scale and start building out the technology and app. Over the last several years, Entre has evolved into a broader professional network for the next generation. Happy to answer any questions or talk about business, startups, tech, VC, etc…
Michael is a 3-time founder and currently the CEO of Entre. He’s been an entrepreneur, investor and speaker for over 7 years. He has grown Entre to multi six figures in revenue, over 120k+ app users, hosted 300+ events, raised $2M+ in funding and has a team of 20 from all over the world. Michael has raised money from some of the top venture capitalists, angel investors, and accelerators in the US and has partnered with companies like Microsoft, AWS, Meta, etc.. to host events and content. He started his career as a civil engineer and real estate investor, then got into entrepreneurship by connecting and helping other entrepreneurs. He started hosting events for entrepreneurs and partnered with all the major co-working spaces throughout the country. As the community grew, he then created Entre in 2019 to scale and start building out the technology and app. Over the last several years, Entre has evolved into a broader professional network for the next generation. Happy to answer any questions or talk about business, startups, tech, VC, etc…
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Zack Ibrohimov
5
41 consultations
Founder & CEO at TeamEx - World's first AI Tech Recruiter. Founder & CEO at TechCells - App Dev Company. Former tech lead at NBC Universal. Fractional CTO, tech advisor, board member, and Engineering Manager at various startups. I can advise you on: ✅ Tech stack selection ✅ Tech team building ✅ App development (web, mobile, AI) ✅ Tech budget control ✅ Tech transition ✅ Startup tech strategy ✅ Creating an engineering culture ✅ Organizing and managing tech teams ✅ Holding tech teams accountable (I have a unique method that I developed) ✅ Hiring tech talent (talent acquisition) ✅ Entrepreneurship If I don't have a strong answer to your case/question, I will not reply.
Founder & CEO at TeamEx - World's first AI Tech Recruiter. Founder & CEO at TechCells - App Dev Company. Former tech lead at NBC Universal. Fractional CTO, tech advisor, board member, and Engineering Manager at various startups. I can advise you on: ✅ Tech stack selection ✅ Tech team building ✅ App development (web, mobile, AI) ✅ Tech budget control ✅ Tech transition ✅ Startup tech strategy ✅ Creating an engineering culture ✅ Organizing and managing tech teams ✅ Holding tech teams accountable (I have a unique method that I developed) ✅ Hiring tech talent (talent acquisition) ✅ Entrepreneurship If I don't have a strong answer to your case/question, I will not reply.
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Parsa Riahi
5
27 consultations
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Jennifer Roman
Jennifer Roman
5
10 consultations
President and sole-Founder of my own firm, Eloquent Consulting Group. What is a performance coach? I am like “Wendy” from the hit TV show Billions. So if you’re like Bobby Axelrod, I will make sure you keep winning 😉 I’m also a public speaker and do nerdy talks @BlackHat. When I do have free time (which is not a lot) I’ll likely be at a tech conference or business seminar 😊 My truest passion to develop people, push them to dream big, and watch them win!! LG 💪📈💵🍾 not good to drink champagne alone 😜 Experience: (not just a pretty face) - I have nearly 20 years of working with private industry, government, and the military🤓 - I have a private equity fund 💰where I fund my own startups, among other projects. 👀 - I am a decorated war veteran, and I am tough and will give you the straight TRUTH, no sugarcoating! (Like female version of David Goggins) 🤔🙌 - My experience includes working at multiple Fortune 1000 level companies and for the 🇺🇸 U.S. military and government agencies to include the Dept of Defense, Homeland, and Treasury Department 💵💵 Here’s what sets me apart: - I’m FUN!! Hey some guys have even said I’m not that bad looking 😉 - I serve on the Board of non-profit organizations and will donate 10% of all my earnings on Minnect to local charities 🐥 - I believe in American 🇺🇸 values, I love helping others and sharing my story of how anyone can succeed if they have a vision and have a great work ethic, and a positive mindset. I can help with things like: - Developing your pitch to find investors 💰 - Help you find a high value woman 💃 - Help you become a high value man (FIRST) - Listen to you and provide a shoulder to cry on when things go wrong 😩 Connect with me outside of Minnect! 😉 Let’s win together!!! 🍾🍾🍾 I hate drinking champagne alone 🥳 Follow me on 👉X @ eloquentsec Follow me for awesome pics on Instagram 📸@theeloquentcoach Just don’t follow me in real life, I always carry (2A) 😂
President and sole-Founder of my own firm, Eloquent Consulting Group. What is a performance coach? I am like “Wendy” from the hit TV show Billions. So if you’re like Bobby Axelrod, I will make sure you keep winning 😉 I’m also a public speaker and do nerdy talks @BlackHat. When I do have free time (which is not a lot) I’ll likely be at a tech conference or business seminar 😊 My truest passion to develop people, push them to dream big, and watch them win!! LG 💪📈💵🍾 not good to drink champagne alone 😜 Experience: (not just a pretty face) - I have nearly 20 years of working with private industry, government, and the military🤓 - I have a private equity fund 💰where I fund my own startups, among other projects. 👀 - I am a decorated war veteran, and I am tough and will give you the straight TRUTH, no sugarcoating! (Like female version of David Goggins) 🤔🙌 - My experience includes working at multiple Fortune 1000 level companies and for the 🇺🇸 U.S. military and government agencies to include the Dept of Defense, Homeland, and Treasury Department 💵💵 Here’s what sets me apart: - I’m FUN!! Hey some guys have even said I’m not that bad looking 😉 - I serve on the Board of non-profit organizations and will donate 10% of all my earnings on Minnect to local charities 🐥 - I believe in American 🇺🇸 values, I love helping others and sharing my story of how anyone can succeed if they have a vision and have a great work ethic, and a positive mindset. I can help with things like: - Developing your pitch to find investors 💰 - Help you find a high value woman 💃 - Help you become a high value man (FIRST) - Listen to you and provide a shoulder to cry on when things go wrong 😩 Connect with me outside of Minnect! 😉 Let’s win together!!! 🍾🍾🍾 I hate drinking champagne alone 🥳 Follow me on 👉X @ eloquentsec Follow me for awesome pics on Instagram 📸@theeloquentcoach Just don’t follow me in real life, I always carry (2A) 😂
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Ali Shah
5
consultations
I am a family law, business law, and personal injury lawyer dedicated to helping people in Texas. Throughout my career, I have faced numerous challenges and have always remained committed to fighting for my clients’ rights, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. As a Business Attorney, I specialize in understanding various business formations and guiding clients through the steps to establish their LLC or Corporation. I am well-versed in all business types, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, C corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Beyond formation, I offer consultations in business litigation and dissolution, ensuring compliance and protection I also advise on Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). My expertise extends to business law, and litigation. I also handle, contract disputes, copyright registration and enforcement, employment contracts and litigation, intellectual property issues, and litigation related to non-compete agreements and NDAs. Whether you’re starting anew or restructuring, I provide expert legal advice tailored to your business needs. As a personal injury lawyer, I am fiercely dedicated to representing individuals hurt in life-changing accidents. I have handled a wide range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle crashes, trucking accidents, defective products, dog attacks, dangerous premises, and railroad and maritime accidents. My approach is always to work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes for my clients, many of whom face adversity due to accidents or the negligence of others. My practice involves advocating for clients at all stages of the personal injury process. From the initial consultation to courtroom representation, I ensure that every aspect of the case is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. My experience has taught me that the key to successful legal representation lies in understanding and trust. Therefore, I take proactive steps to demystify the legal process for my clients, breaking down cases into a step-by-step process. This approach not only ensures clarity but also helps in building a strong attorney-client relationship based on trust and effective communication. Communication is a cornerstone of my practice. I believe in staying in constant contact with my clients, making myself available through phone calls or emails. This level of accessibility and openness is something I pride myself on, as it helps my clients feel more secure and informed about their cases. In addition to my work in personal injury law, I am also a family law attorney based in Houston, Texas. I specialize in various aspects of family law, including divorces, modifications, post-divorce issues, enforcement, and child support. My expertise in family law is com
I am a family law, business law, and personal injury lawyer dedicated to helping people in Texas. Throughout my career, I have faced numerous challenges and have always remained committed to fighting for my clients’ rights, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. As a Business Attorney, I specialize in understanding various business formations and guiding clients through the steps to establish their LLC or Corporation. I am well-versed in all business types, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, C corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Beyond formation, I offer consultations in business litigation and dissolution, ensuring compliance and protection I also advise on Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). My expertise extends to business law, and litigation. I also handle, contract disputes, copyright registration and enforcement, employment contracts and litigation, intellectual property issues, and litigation related to non-compete agreements and NDAs. Whether you’re starting anew or restructuring, I provide expert legal advice tailored to your business needs. As a personal injury lawyer, I am fiercely dedicated to representing individuals hurt in life-changing accidents. I have handled a wide range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle crashes, trucking accidents, defective products, dog attacks, dangerous premises, and railroad and maritime accidents. My approach is always to work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes for my clients, many of whom face adversity due to accidents or the negligence of others. My practice involves advocating for clients at all stages of the personal injury process. From the initial consultation to courtroom representation, I ensure that every aspect of the case is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. My experience has taught me that the key to successful legal representation lies in understanding and trust. Therefore, I take proactive steps to demystify the legal process for my clients, breaking down cases into a step-by-step process. This approach not only ensures clarity but also helps in building a strong attorney-client relationship based on trust and effective communication. Communication is a cornerstone of my practice. I believe in staying in constant contact with my clients, making myself available through phone calls or emails. This level of accessibility and openness is something I pride myself on, as it helps my clients feel more secure and informed about their cases. In addition to my work in personal injury law, I am also a family law attorney based in Houston, Texas. I specialize in various aspects of family law, including divorces, modifications, post-divorce issues, enforcement, and child support. My expertise in family law is com
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Kamil Banc
5
consultations
Not another fake Ai-Guru! Futurist, author of "The CEO's Guide To Generative AI", and serial entrepreneur. Focus on AI-driven business efficiency, compelling storytelling, and customer-centric problem-solving Grew AI expertise via consulting, created cognitive force multipliers for clients, committed to lifelong learning Philosophy: Double down on strengths early, embrace growth mindset (especially coming from scarcity) Inspired by AI's magic, obsesses over problems, finds flow in exploring AI tools Helping employees harness AI to enhance skills, not fear job loss Excels at understanding customers, crafting narratives, unleashing potential in AI age, bringing enthusiasm Key focus areas: ◆ AI-fueled business growth ◆ Powerful storytelling ◆ Deep customer understanding Most asked questions: ◆ How to leverage AI for business success? ◆ Nurturing adaptable, innovative company culture? ◆ Empowering employees to thrive in AI era? Let's connect to discuss staying ahead with AI!
Not another fake Ai-Guru! Futurist, author of "The CEO's Guide To Generative AI", and serial entrepreneur. Focus on AI-driven business efficiency, compelling storytelling, and customer-centric problem-solving Grew AI expertise via consulting, created cognitive force multipliers for clients, committed to lifelong learning Philosophy: Double down on strengths early, embrace growth mindset (especially coming from scarcity) Inspired by AI's magic, obsesses over problems, finds flow in exploring AI tools Helping employees harness AI to enhance skills, not fear job loss Excels at understanding customers, crafting narratives, unleashing potential in AI age, bringing enthusiasm Key focus areas: ◆ AI-fueled business growth ◆ Powerful storytelling ◆ Deep customer understanding Most asked questions: ◆ How to leverage AI for business success? ◆ Nurturing adaptable, innovative company culture? ◆ Empowering employees to thrive in AI era? Let's connect to discuss staying ahead with AI!
Terralynn Forsyth
Terralynn Forsyth
5
consultations
Founder and Product Leader in AI, data, design, and product management. Have worked cross-functionally between tech and government for +10 years. I am currently Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at FutureFit AI, an AI platform for driving workforce system transformation with government agencies, employment services, and industry partnerships. I am also leading our second AI product, Career Copilot, an AI career assistant designed to help users get to career clarity. We're backed by leading investors like JP Morgan, Acumen, and Techstars and participated in the c100, Hampton, NextAI, and Techstars Workforce Accelerator. I lead both product and data teams focused on the growth stage of the company's two products responsible for driving product strategy, design and user experience, data practices, and algorithm development. Over the years, I have taken our company’s product work in the B2B/G space from 0 to 1, led three different functions, and am now scaling our product strategy, roadmap and operations. As part of my work, I have also led research on the future of work and skills with global partners, including the OECD, World Economic Forum, and Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity. My work has been featured in The Economist, Financial Times, BNN Bloomberg, and BBC. I am an avid reader, science fiction enthusiast, and fierce techno-optimist. I’m happy to chat about product management and leadership, becoming a founder, building with AI, career growth and development, and how to stay competitive with AI. The AI future looks bright :)
Founder and Product Leader in AI, data, design, and product management. Have worked cross-functionally between tech and government for +10 years. I am currently Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at FutureFit AI, an AI platform for driving workforce system transformation with government agencies, employment services, and industry partnerships. I am also leading our second AI product, Career Copilot, an AI career assistant designed to help users get to career clarity. We're backed by leading investors like JP Morgan, Acumen, and Techstars and participated in the c100, Hampton, NextAI, and Techstars Workforce Accelerator. I lead both product and data teams focused on the growth stage of the company's two products responsible for driving product strategy, design and user experience, data practices, and algorithm development. Over the years, I have taken our company’s product work in the B2B/G space from 0 to 1, led three different functions, and am now scaling our product strategy, roadmap and operations. As part of my work, I have also led research on the future of work and skills with global partners, including the OECD, World Economic Forum, and Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity. My work has been featured in The Economist, Financial Times, BNN Bloomberg, and BBC. I am an avid reader, science fiction enthusiast, and fierce techno-optimist. I’m happy to chat about product management and leadership, becoming a founder, building with AI, career growth and development, and how to stay competitive with AI. The AI future looks bright :)
Arsen Darakdjian
Arsen Darakdjian
5
consultations
Senior Vice President, Global Cybersecurity @ Paramount Cybersecurity expert, AI LLM and blockchain security advisor Career planning, blueprint and advice
Senior Vice President, Global Cybersecurity @ Paramount Cybersecurity expert, AI LLM and blockchain security advisor Career planning, blueprint and advice
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Mike Rashid
5
consultations
Mike Rashid is a multifaceted entrepreneur and former professional boxer whose career has spanned several successful ventures across the health, wellness, and fitness industries. Rashid is the visionary founder of The Ambrosia Collective, a pioneering supplement company valued at $45 million, known for its innovative approach in the sports nutrition space. His entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t stop there; as a managing partner at Trifecta Nutrition, Rashid has played a pivotal role in growing the company into a $200 million enterprise, establishing it as the fastest-growing meal prep delivery service in the nation. Rashid’s passion for fitness and health extends into the digital world through his online training business and app, Alpha Shred, where he has transformed the lives of thousands, guiding them to achieve their best physical shape. Further amplifying his commitment to personal development, he founded The Superior Man Mentorship program, dedicated to helping individuals excel mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially. This initiative underscores his holistic approach to wellness and self-improvement. With a robust social media presence, including 1.3 million followers on Instagram, 1.5 million on YouTube, and 2 million on Facebook, Rashid has leveraged his platforms to inspire and empower a vast audience. His engaging content and personal insights into overcoming obstacles resonate deeply with his followers, making him a revered figure in the realms of fitness and personal growth. Beyond his business acumen and social media influence, Rashid is a mentor and motivational figure who has profoundly impacted many lives. His work in helping others discover their true potential and get out of their own way has cemented his reputation as a powerful force for positive change in the world. Mike Rashid’s journey from a professional athlete to a successful entrepreneur and mentor exemplifies his dedication to excellence, resilience, and the transformative power of self-belief.
Mike Rashid is a multifaceted entrepreneur and former professional boxer whose career has spanned several successful ventures across the health, wellness, and fitness industries. Rashid is the visionary founder of The Ambrosia Collective, a pioneering supplement company valued at $45 million, known for its innovative approach in the sports nutrition space. His entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t stop there; as a managing partner at Trifecta Nutrition, Rashid has played a pivotal role in growing the company into a $200 million enterprise, establishing it as the fastest-growing meal prep delivery service in the nation. Rashid’s passion for fitness and health extends into the digital world through his online training business and app, Alpha Shred, where he has transformed the lives of thousands, guiding them to achieve their best physical shape. Further amplifying his commitment to personal development, he founded The Superior Man Mentorship program, dedicated to helping individuals excel mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially. This initiative underscores his holistic approach to wellness and self-improvement. With a robust social media presence, including 1.3 million followers on Instagram, 1.5 million on YouTube, and 2 million on Facebook, Rashid has leveraged his platforms to inspire and empower a vast audience. His engaging content and personal insights into overcoming obstacles resonate deeply with his followers, making him a revered figure in the realms of fitness and personal growth. Beyond his business acumen and social media influence, Rashid is a mentor and motivational figure who has profoundly impacted many lives. His work in helping others discover their true potential and get out of their own way has cemented his reputation as a powerful force for positive change in the world. Mike Rashid’s journey from a professional athlete to a successful entrepreneur and mentor exemplifies his dedication to excellence, resilience, and the transformative power of self-belief.