Listen Now!

Business Talk 24-7

Curated Collection Of The Best Interviews From Our Sandy Springs Studio

High Velocity Radio Interviews BMA Atlanta Board Members

BMA Atlanta 1

We celebrated our new partnership with BMA Atlanta this morning by conducting a Special Broadcast Roundtable with several members of their Leadership Team . . .

Joe Noonan, Chair of Programs
Joe Noonan is Director of Programs for the Business Marketing Association, Atlanta chapter. Joe is instrumental in planning our monthly events, enhancing our speaker’s bureau as well as coordinating with his BMA team for a great “Game Day” experience at BMA events. Joe is the President of Proforma Corporate Printing / Promotions, a $320 million Marketing Solutions agency focusing on sales results incorporating Print, Promo and 3D Marketing Solutions for his clients. Joe’s 19+ years of marketing experience highlight his primary objective … make a client look like a hero! Personally, Joe plays competitive racquetball, ALTA tennis, ice hockey and golf. Joe volunteers a lot of time coaching youth sports in the metro Atlanta area.

Steve Chalk, Chair of Communications
Steve Chalk is the Communications chairperson for BMA Atlanta and is a Social Media Specialist at IBM. Steve has managed marketing and communications initiatives in Atlanta for over 17 years. He has gone from a focus on printed communication to, at this time, a heavy concentration on digital communications. Initiatives under his guidance have included marketing, branding, and communications projects for the Georgia Institute of Technology, IBM, First Data Corporation, After Six Formalwear, Intercontinental Hotels Group, ING Financial, and MCI Worldcom, among others. Steve holds a BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University.

Martine Hunter, Secretary, Chair of Marketing
Martine Hunter is Marketing chairperson for the BMA and currently the creative director of inbound marketing at MLT Creative, an east Atlanta B2B marketing agency. She leads the agency’s inbound marketing, website, social media and public relations programs providing clients with inbound marketing solutions built around strategy, analytics and ROI. A creative, idea person, Martine began her marketing career in Los Angeles with Chiat/Day Advertising and has held marketing leadership positions with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Harland. She was also a graphic designer on the creative services team of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Martine attended California State University at Northridge and is currently enrolled in University of Phoenix.

Erick Pennington, Chair of Sponsorships
Erick Pennington serves as the Sponsorships Chair for the Business Marketing Association, Atlanta Chapter, and has 10 years of experience in B2B marketing and business development. He is currently the Business Development Manager for The Jones Group, an Atlanta-based creative agency with a strong focus on B2B marketing. During his time at The Jones Group and previously as Project Director for an international brand consulting firm, Erick has advised clients such as Russell Corporation, DuPont, VeriFone, Coca-Cola Enterprises, AT&T Wireless, Intellinet, Stiefel Labs and CSM Bakery Products on a wide variety of branding and marketing initiatives. He began his career in the professional sports industry, working for teams in Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association, including the Atlanta Hawks.

High Velocity Radio Interviews Connie Certusi With Sage Business Solutions

Connie Certusi: Sage Business Solutions

Connie Certusi is the general manager of Sage Business Solutions’ Small Business Accounting Solutions (SBAS) business unit, which includes the Sage Peachtree and Sage Simply Accounting businesses. As general manager for Sage Peachtree, Connie is directly responsible for Sage’s entry level U.S. market strategy and business performance. In her broader role, leading the SBAS business unit, she oversees the Sage Simply Accounting business which operates from Richmond , British Columbia , Canada . Ms. Certusi’s efforts are focused heavily on ensuring that all aspects of the accounting solutions business unit deliver a premium customer experience to small businesses as well as to key recommenders, such as accountants.

Prior to joining Sage more than 12 years ago, Certusi gained comprehensive experience in the financial software industry at MSA/Dun & Bradstreet Software, SQL Financials, and Ross Systems. She spent 10 years with MSA/Dun & Bradstreet Software in various areas of product development, marketing, and management. Certusi holds a B.B.A. degree in management science from the University of Georgia.

High Velocity Radio Interviews Mike Haberman w/ Omega HR Solutions, Inc.

Mike Haberman: Omega HR Solutions, Inc.

Mike Haberman: Omega HR Solutions, Inc.

[From Mike Haberman] I have been in human resources for over 25 years, both as a practitioner and consultant. I am known as “THE HR COMPLIANCE GUY”. I am a cofounder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., an HR and Benefits consulting firm which works primarily with small and midsize businesses. Our website is

Additionally, I am an instructor at Kennesaw State University College of Continuing Education, as well as University of Georgia and Emory University, teaching human resources management. I am available for consulting assignments, training classes on HR for Supervisors and Behavioral Interviewing; and speaking engagements on a varity of topics including, HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses, Networking for HR Professionals, Use of Social Media in HR and Strategic Alignment for HR.

CLICK HERE to receive email notifications of the latest High Velocity Radio Show broadcasts!

High Velocity Radio Interviews Charity Hisle: Socially Engaged

Charity Hisle: Socially Engaged Marketing

Charity Hisle: Socially Engaged Marketing

Charity Hisle is a social media consultant, speaker and trainer. After several years in the printing and Multifamily (apartment) industries, she developed a love for social media marketing and became excited about the implications of leveraging social media marketing for small business. In an effort to generate awareness, she established an engagement training blog and became a full-time social media consultant as Socially Engaged Marketing, LLC.

Don’t miss Charity’s scintillating interview!!

CLICK HERE to receive email notifications of the latest High Velocity Radio Show broadcasts!

High Velocity Radio Interviews Bill Williams: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Bill Williams: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Bill Williams: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Our company is one of the top entrepreneurial recruitment firms in the U.S. and only works with pre-screened, highly rated, successful companies. If you are serious about investing in the right business, call us and learn about our thorough and professional qualification process.

I help candidates transition from corporate employment to find a business ownership situation that best matches their personal experience, skills, interests, goals and capabilities.

Pursuing the “ownership option” is a popular and growing trend among business professionals who seek an alternative to the constant turnover and lack of control over their careers as a corporate employee.

What’s next for you? A franchise concept from among 89+brands in 20 different industry categories? Or, an existing business that needs new ownership for long term growth?

Our informative educational process ensures you know how to make the best decision for your career and family future.

At no cost, we can help you:
• Find quality opportunities not widely advertised
• Identify options that fit your lifestyle and business objectives
• Access our extensive industry contacts
• Avoid costly mistakes

Check our website at for more information or contact me directly., 770-973-0878

CLICK HERE to receive email notifications of the latest High Velocity Radio Show broadcasts!

High Velocity Radio Interviews Dan McDade: The Truth About Leads

Dan McDade: The Truth About Leads

Dan McDade: The Truth About Leads


Dan McDade founded PointClear in 1997 with the mission to be the first and best company providing prospect development services to business-to-business companies with complex sales processes. He has been instrumental in developing the innovative strategies that drive revenue for PointClear clients nationwide.

In addition to serving as president and CEO of PointClear, Dan is the author of The Truth About Leads, an insightful book that sheds light on the little-known secrets that help focus B2B lead-generation efforts, align sales and marketing organizations and drive revenue. The book was published in January 2011.

Prior to starting PointClear, Dan served as president of UST, The Business Marketing Group, a high-tech B2B marketing services firm. The company, serving leading technology companies including Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Oracle and SAP, grew over 500% during his tenure. From 1989 to 1991, Dan was an independent consultant providing direct marketing, telemarketing and new business development consulting services. Clients included Sears, Exxon, Rodale Press, R.J. Reynolds, and The Ritz-Carlton. Dan also served as vice president of marketing with Jackson & Perkins in Medford, Ore.

Dan is chairman of the board of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Education Collaborative, an organization promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in Georgia’s middle and high schools. He is a member of TAG, and also serves on the boards of TechAmerica Southeast (formerly AEA); the Business & Technology Alliance, a TAG society; and TAG Marketing. The Sales Lead Management Association named Dan one of the 50 most influential people in sales lead management in 2009 and 2010. Dan is also the author of ViewPoint | The Truth About Lead Generation, a blog exploring issues related to B2B sales, marketing and lead generation

CLICK HERE to receive email notifications of the latest High Velocity Radio Show broadcasts!