Leadership

Founder and President

Ronald K. Wills
Founder, NABOE and Regional President, CEO Focus

Background
Mr. Wills has followed his passion of working with the small to mid-market sized business (SMB) owners and CEOs who through their strength of conviction and character are the true heart of our business community. The SMB owners are the innovators providing the goods and services consumers that businesses demand and keep our economy growing.

Ron's goal is to provide a comfortable environment for these business owners to gather to discuss today’s market trends, threats and opportunities. His NABOE events are held at exclusive country clubs throughout the Washington, DC region and provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for all participants.

Mr. Wills is a seasoned executive with CEO, CFO, COO and Board Member experience in a variety of industries. These experiences have helped to develop in Ron a deep respect for those entrepreneurs who forge out on their own to create our country's businesses. Mr. Wills is also the founder and President of the GlobalCEO Companies: GlobalCEO Advisors, GlobalCEO Solutions and GlobalCEO Boardroom.

Advisory Board Members

Lane Hornfeck
Attorney, Shulman Rogers

Lane Hornfeck has been referred to as a “polite pit bull.” A creative yet shrewd thinker, Lane distills complex legal and factual issues quickly and sets up the chessboard strategically to provide her clients with needed leverage to resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, where possible, and to protect her clients’ bottom line. Many of Lane’s corporate clients rely upon her strategic advice and planning to guide them through complex bet-the-company litigation and overall risk management. In doing so, Lane has been recognized by her peers and has received the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and named to the Super Lawyers Hawaii list.

Lane’s commercial litigation practice focuses on complex business and corporate disputes, real estate and construction litigation, mechanic’s lien litigation, mold litigation, hospitality-related representation, finance and fiduciary litigation (disputes involving trusts, estates, wills and probate), antitrust and trade practice litigation, class action defense, appellate litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, among others.

Daya Naef
Mentor, The Success Partner

Daya is a professional executive coach for business owners, executives and management, helping to grow and develop the company exponentially while increasing retention and fulfillment of the company mission. She also develops a framework for climbing the ladder, and transition from corporate retirement to consulting. Daya has specialized experience in the areas of law, real estate, construction and the arts.

Reed Sandridge
Owner, The Story Distillery

Senior executive with broad experience managing and leading organizations in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Passionate about building community, technology, and using empathy and storytelling to help organizations grow and accelerate the pace of change. Energetic strategic thinker with the analytical acumen to evaluate opportunities and act upon calculated risks.

Specialties: ·
· Strategic Storytelling
· International Business Development
· Fundraising
· Start-up Management
· Building Public-Private Partnerships
· Team Building
· Spanish & Portuguese
· Public Speaking

Matt Lescault
CEO, Lescault & Walderman

Matthew Lescault, President and CEO, founded Lescault & Walderman in 2006 to provide Financial Services to small businesses. Matt is responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of the organization.

Since it’s inception the organization has grown from a simple, very small, business to an enterprise-level service provider with multiple and diverse business offerings from Technical to Financial Services.

Matt’s broad experience in this market has been the driving factor in the rapid growth and subsequent launch of several new, niche, services which has changed a small financial services company into a full-service firm.

Matt’s experience is derived from several years of operations, finance, and budget management with the Federal Government as well as several commercial companies from construction to staffing.

Ken Fischer
CEO, Atigro

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Bill Rozek
Embrace Home Loans

Bill, who joined the Embrace team in December of 2009, brings over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Instead of traditional marketing efforts, Bill has focused his business based on referrals. His personal focus on finding the right solution for his customer is why so many are repeat customers and refer their friends and family.

In addition to serving on the Maryland Mortgage Brokers Association, Bill is involved in many local chambers of commerce and a member of the By Referral Only instructional organization.