Following are brief bios of some of our professional executive team of CEOs, CFOs, COOs and Vice Presidents from major corporations with expertise in finance, business and management. Our Executives In-Residence (in alphabetical order) are:
Samuel P. (Pat) Black, III
Pat’s executive and entrepreneurial expertise includes:
President and Founder, Blackstone Ranch – which provides seed money to catalyze social innovation in environmental sustainability, global carbon offset, sustainable business practices and renewable energies.
Chairman, Black Family Foundation – that provides grants and other resources to fund innovation in social, environmental and other compelling issues.
Dr. Vladimir (Lad) Burgin
Lad’s background includes several C-level positions and executive consulting experience including:
President and CEO, Gynecare, Inc – now part of Johnson and Johnson, a $71 billion per year company
President and CEO, HRMG, Inc – providing management consulting to Fortune 1000 companies and to more than 300 companies in 25 different industries around the world.
He is also the author of five publications and studies on leadership. Lad has a MBA & PhD in Management and Organizational Behavior
Richard M. Dangler
Richard was a top leader at USAID for many years. It is the U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Principal Country Officer & Director & Senior Program Officer, USAID – Richard served in multiple senior level roles at USAID and worked all over the world including many countries in Near East Asia, Europe, East Europe, Africa and Latin America. He has been the Chief in charge of several large construction and capital development projects including power development, telecommunications, earthquake reconstruction, water and waste water systems, etc.
Independent Consultant to USAID, World Bank, and NRECA – provided senior advisory services for major projects around the world including the monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects in Iraq. Developed a new approach to mixed credit financing using USAID grant funds blended with U.S. Export-Import bank commercial credits for joint public-private activities.
He is a licensed professional engineer and he has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and Business from Stanford.
Tom is a highly experienced executive with extensive global experience in construction and project management having built some of the most challenging projects in the world. He is also an award winning project manager and engineer.
President, Bechtel Construction Operation Inc – responsible for all of Bechtel’s global construction activities.
Senior Vice President & Partner, Bechtel
Principal Vice President, Bechtel
President, Beavers – a heavy engineering construction association.
Tom is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was honored as a world-class construction professional receiving their Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Construction.
Drew has 30 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in public relations. His work has been lauded by prestigious publications such as PR Week and Good Morning America.
Creator, PitchRate.com – a powerful online service that connects credible sources with journalists and in return provides experts with needed media coverage.
He has a BS in Chemical Engineering.
Ross Anthony Gray
Ross is the CEO and Chairman of GlobalHouse Management, LTD. His executive experience includes:
Co-creator of Potentialism and co-author of four books on Potentialism – the first new socio-economic model in 200 years and the model that GlobalHouse Management operates on.
He has also served as CEO or President of several other beneficial and non-profit organizations. He has a BA in International Relations.
Randall L. Linville
Randy’s background includes C-Level expertise in financing, economics and the agriculture sector, including positions as:
CEO, Agspring – a private equity backed consolidator of agribusiness firms that supply grains, seeds and related products to growing global markets.
Managing Director, ClearSight Ventures – which serves a portfolio of marketplace and nonprofit groups as corporate advisor, board member, entrepreneur executive and investor.
He has a BS and MS in Business Finance and Agricultural Economics.
Adelmo (Al) Lopez
Al’s background includes C-Level expertise in CFO, COO and CEO roles including:
CFO, Dole Fresh Fruit International – a $1.6 billion subsidiary of Dole Food Company, a $7.2 billion company and the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. It has 74,300 employees worldwide.
Group CFO, Sara Lee – a $20 billion food and consumer products company with products sold in 180 countries around the world. At its peak, it had 137,000 employees worldwide.
He also provided executive consulting to multi-billion dollar companies in energy, steel, food, real estate, transportation and logistics sectors. He has an MBA from Vanderbilt.
Sharon’s executive and global communications experience with Fortune 500 companies includes:
Director, Sears – a $22 billion retail company. Worked directly with CEO and helped improve customer and employee engagement with new and innovative solutions.
Manager, Waste Management – a $14 billion company. Managed annual reports, shareholder meetings and media relations.
She has a BA in Journalism and an MA in Communications.
William K. Redmon, Ph.D.
Bill brings a wealth of executive expertise in leadership, strategy, organizational development and performance management including:
CEO, Kintla – a neuroscience and behavior based consulting company providing customized solutions to meet business needs.
Professor of Industrial/ Organizational psychology – taught graduate programs in behavioral science, organizational changes and strategic planning.
Bill has long-term management consulting experience with numerous Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, retail and service industries. He is a licensed psychologist and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Theresa A. Ruby
Theresa is the President of GlobalHouse Management, LTD. Her experience includes:
Vice President, Blair Corporation – the second oldest company on the American Exchange with 2300 employees providing multichannel direct marketing. Had responsibility for four departments with a staff of 30. Reported directly to CEO and the Board of Directors.
President and Chairperson, Women in Business – a non-profit organization that helps women executives, managers and business owners.
Co-creator of Potentialism & co-author on four books on Potentialism – the model that GlobalHouse Management operates on.
She has a BS in Engineering and MS in International Business.
Jim brings a wealth of executive, operating, technical and global experience in C-Level roles.
COO, Chevron Pipeline Company
Chief Commercial Officer, Chevron Shipping Company
Other roles in Chevron included Executive Assistant to Ken Derr, Chairman and CEO of Chevron where he helped lead the $13.8 billion Chevron/Gulf merger. Jim was also the head of Corporate Quality responsible for corporate-wide quality. Jim also served as senior corporate advisor on the Middle East and Asia.
COO, Bay Area Council – a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for San Francisco to improve competitiveness by mobilizing business, civic and political leaders on the most critical issues for the region.
Rolf’s executive experience includes domestic and international management in marketing, finance, product development, and project management.
CFO & Secretary of the Board, IBM OEM Independent Business Unit – Chief Financial Officer of an important business unit.
General Manager, IBM Europe/Middle East/Africa Complex Systems Center – a vital position supporting installation of complex systems for IBM customers in the Nordic/Benelux countries.
Northwest Area Manager, IBM Data Processing Center – Rolf led marketing of custom contract services to area’s IBM customers.
President, Disabled Programmers Inc’s Contract Division – a non-profit providing persons with disabilities access to technology and career training.
Rolf has been a vital contributor to GlobalHouse for more than 20 years. His unwavering respect for individuals and belief in their abilities is a central tenet of Potentialism.
He has a BS in Business Administration and MS in Geology.