Jim Browning / YPN Companies, Inc.
Jim is the Chief Profit Generator, CEO and owner of YPNTM Companies, Inc. and CEO & Co-Founder of YPN Strategies, LLC. He is “Dedicated to Your Success”
Jim has over 37 years of diverse business experience in the field of sales, marketing, information systems, training, business development and operations on the national and regional/local levels.
Starting his career as a clerk in retail grocery then onto a career with Coca-Cola in many roles and markets, Jim’s leadership spanned from managing teams from 3 to over 319 and budgets in excess of $295M.
Through this journey, Jim acquired the skills and passion for leadership, team and personal development for his giving role at YPNTM Companies, Inc.
Since leaving Coca-Cola in 2005, he has created seven companies. Throughout this journey, Jim continued to focus on business relationships, personal relationships and networking. Jim is author of “Relationships Matter,” “LinkedIn® for Business” and many more.
Jim is one of the world’s largest and most respected social networkers on such tools as LinkedIn®, SunZu®, Facebook®, Xing and Twitter® with more than 81 million connections overall. On LinkedIn® alone, Jim has over 29,967 1st level contacts with a total network of +34,865,204 people. Jim is a Globally Ranked “Top 25” networker.
He has trained over 29,353 people on the benefits of social media, through church and non-profit “Jobs Ministries”. He is sought after as a lecturer and keynote speaker having spoken at ACPI, Right Management, ASTD, Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, CLO, NAAAHR, ASA, Vistage, Execunet, NGA, ROFDA, SHRM and others.
Alan Pandiani / The Aspire Group
As Manager, New Business Development, Alan is responsible for acquiring new partnerships to Aspires client base as well as expanding current initiatives for existing partnerships. Alan is charged with diagnosing the needs of current and potential client partners to provide them with a comprehensive recommendation for optimal operation. Alan, originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, became a member of the Aspire family in May of 2011 at Aspire’s Georgia Tech Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC). During his time at the Georgia Tech FRMC, he was promoted twice and set multiple records for all-time revenue and total revenue in a selling year before transitioning into his current role in July 2013. Alan received both his bachelor’s degree (09′) and MBA (11′) from Providence College where he was also a student-athlete for the Friars on the Men’s track team.
Geoff Stella / Sprout Organic Foods