Software engineer turned manager, turned entrepreneur. Nickname: Don’t really have any Where Are You From? Saint-Petersburg, Russia Favorite Food: Anything made at home with love (I like to cook myself). Also, almost anything with raisins. Hobbies: Playing guitar/bas Nickname: Don’t really have any. I’m a software engineer turned manager, turned entrepreneur. I grew up in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where I graduated from ITMO University with majors in math and computer science. I started my career as a software developer and worked for a few companies in the financial technology and IT sectors, playing a number of technical and managerial roles. In 2004, I founded ALM Works, a company which builds software products for Project Portfolio Management. In 2008, ALM Works became one of the first partners of Atlassian, now a major player in the IT and enterprise software market. In 2016, ALM Works established headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts, and I relocated to the U.S. to lead the expansion. As of May 2019, ALM Works employs 47 people across the two countries and has over 4,000 customers around the globe. I’m married and have a 15-year old son.
New Member Profile – Steve Martin
President & CEO of Unique Indoor Comfort Nickname: “Snacks” Don’t Ask!! Where Are You From? Woburn, MA Favorite Food: Italian Hobbies: Golfing I’m President & CEO of Unique Indoor Comfort (Boston Location), a second-generation family owned Heating and Air Conditioning company. Founded in 1995, Boston Unique is part of a family of licensees that are independently owned and operated but are bonded together by sharing management practices and our overall commitment to quality. I spent nearly 15 years in the HVAC field as a Apprentice, Installer, Service Technician, Install Foreman, and Sales Consultant and with my passion for in home sales and eating it was no surprise to my friends and family that I would make my living sitting at the kitchen table helping homeowners navigate through the total home comfort process.
New Member Profile – John Schnauck
John founded Broadreach Staffing in 2014 Nickname: Some go with “Schnauck” or Johhny, but they better be good buddies! Favorite Food: Sushi Hobbies: Kiteboarding and Surfing! John founded Broadreach Staffing in 2014 after a very successful run that initially began in the recruitment industry and transitioned into a number of enterprise sales and senior leadership roles for technology companies. As a lifelong ocean enthusiast and waterman, John’s vision for Broadreach Staffing began after an extended sailing adventure with his wife and two children several years ago as they moved aboard their sailboat and traveled over 4000 nautical miles together. It was during this unique life experience that John formulated his plans to return to his most fulfilling business experience – the recruitment industry. John started Broadreach by building upon the core principles that are most important to him; developing strong, long-standing business relationships and saving clients valuable time. John began his professional career after graduating from the University of Maine with a degree in economics. John and his family still enjoy sailing locally, kiteboarding, diving, surfing and skiing in New Hampshire in the winter.
New Member Profile – Laurent Audoly
Laurent is founding CEO and President of Kymera No nickname Born in Cannes France Tex Mex food – the spicier the better Open water swimming and all sorts of books Laurent is founding CEO and President of Kymera, a biotech company focused on addressing high unmet medical need. Previously, Laurent was head of R&D with Pierre Fabre (EU-based pharma with $2.5B in top line), where he led deal making, clinical development, and launches of novel therapies for patients in oncology, dermatology, and neuropsychiatry. He also founded and managed the Pierre Fabre Fund for Innovation focusing on seed and early stage investments. Prior to that, Laurent held positions of increasing leadership responsibilities across a number of start-up and large organizations contributing to the development of five approved drugs in inflammation, dermatology, cardiovascular diseases, and oncology. He is an inventor on several patents and co-authored over 70 papers and patents.
New Member Profile – Mark Magnacca
President and co-founder of Allego. From Longmeadow, MA. Graduate of Babson College. Nickname None Where Are You From? Longmeadow, MA Favorite Food: Sushi Hobbies: Photography and creating videos I am President and co-founder of Allego and have spent the last 15 years helping sales leaders shorten sales cycles and distribute their best ideas faster. I have worked as a presentation coach with a wide range of financial service companies by delivering innovative, practice- development and business-building strategies. I am also the author of “So What? How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience”. My work has been featured in numerous media outlets including Fox TV, The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Prior to co-founding Allego, I founded Insight Development Group, Inc., a leading sales and presentation training firm specializing in the Financial Services industry. As a former financial advisor, I brings a unique perspective to the world of consultative selling. I’m a graduate of Babson College and resides in the Boston area.
New Member Profile – Daniel Scheerer
Owner of PLP Composites. Duxbury, MA. Nickname Dan Where Are You From? Duxbury, MA Favorite Food: Sucker for good rub barbecue! Hobbies: Landscape photography when I can get to it. (www.scheererimages.com) Having been in small business for my career in industries ranging from manufacturing to franchising, I have recently purchased PLP Composites, a commercial fiberglass light pole and flagpole manufacturer with 20 employees in Fitzwilliam, NH. I love businesses that make things and PLP makes a very high quality product with widely expandable markets. I live in Duxbury, MA with my wife and four kids (who are unfortunately mostly out of the house these days.) I am a past member of EO Boston and very pleased to be returning!
New Member Profile – Scott Duncan
Owner of F&M Tool and Die. Lives in Worcester, MA. Nickname Don’t really have one! Where Are You From? Worcester, MA Favorite Food: Nachos Hobbies: If I had to pick just one, it would be backpacking. About me: I acquired a small business 10 weeks ago and I am transitioning in as the former owner is transitioning out. After getting my MBA, I spent a year living off of my savings looking for a business to buy. The deal closed the same week I completely ran out of money, so the timing was perfect! I’m currently living in Watertown MA with my wonderful girlfriend Anne and our equally wonderful dog, Nyxie. I’m 31 years old and have a degree in mechanical engineering from WPI. I joined EO because although I have an excellent group of mentors/advisers/investors, there are very few people in my life who understand the highs and lows of running a business and can offer useful advice. Although she is an excellent listener, I’m worried that if I try to discuss cash flow with her one more time, my girlfriend will leave me (joking). I also find meaning in helping other entrepreneurs and hope to contribute to others as much as I gain from my EO membership. About my business: My business is named F&M Tool and Die. We specialize in manufacturing, repairing, and servicing injection molds, but between 10-20% of our business is general job-shop machining. Although the business has a very “manufacturing” feel to it, in a way we are a service business since many of our customers are paying us for our design expertise and quick-turn around. We are located in Leominster, MA, which is an injection molding hot spot. The building is shabby, the equipment is old, our very specialized workforce is nearing retirement, and we are constantly firefighting, so there is no shortage of things to keep me up at night. But, I’m optimistic about the future of manufacturing in the US and I can’t wait to start the process of transforming F&M from a good business to a great one.
New Member Profile – Tiago Janela
Managing Partner and CTO of Bliss Applications Nickname TJ Where Are You From? Lisbon, Portugal, Europe’s by the sea garden Favorite Food: Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Italian Hobbies: Travel, Nature, Enjoying life and friends, Technology, Knowing other people’s stories, Helping others, not in any particular order I’m a computer whiz kid. I started tearing toys apart instead of playing with them as soon as I was able to handle a screwdriver. Work and family are my passions but not necessarily in that order. I’m the co-founder, managing partner and CTO of Bliss Applications and currently live in Boston. Bliss Applications started in 2009 going from a startup of three to a high quality, design driven software house of fifty with an extensive portfolio of happy clients and gorgeous apps. My engineering skills, business needs understanding, technical passion and knowledge, and leadership skills make me a fully tooled problem solver and a respected technical pivot.
New Member Profile – Matthew Marshall
Founder and CEO of MGM Capital Investments Nickname: Matty Where Are You From? Townsend, MA Favorite Food: Pizza, lasagna, and sushi Hobbies: Traveling, attending concerts, socializing, and exercising I’m the founder and CEO of MGM Capital Investments, a multi-family real-estate investment company focusing on value-add investment acquisitions in Boston and New York City. I received my bachelor’s degree in business management at Daniel Webster College and am active member of the Commercial Investment Institute.
New Member Profile – Marybeth Gustitus
Founder and CEO of MILE 1 Performance Coaching Nickname: MB Where Are You From? I grew up in Pelham, NH Favorite Food: Seafood Hobbies: Being outdoors, reading, entertaining friends and family I spent the last 3 decades in the areas of Leadership, Sales Management, Coaching, Speaking and Training. I’m the Founder and CEO of MILE 1 Performance Coaching, as well as the Operating Partner of Keller Williams Realty Nashua/Salem,NH. I previously served as Keller Williams Team Leader/CEO for over a decade and has personally interviewed or coached over 3,000 entrepreneurs in building a successful real estate business! Under my leadership, my real estate firm grew to over half a billion in annual sales volume with nearly 200 real estate associates at present time. I’m known for inspiring and helping others to find their purpose, passion and personal superpower and founded MILE 1 Performance Coaching in 2017. The 4 pillars of MILE 1 is to Motivate, Inspire, Lead and Empower others to be the very best version of themselves…in all areas of life. I’m a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Behavioral Analyst and Motivational Speaker/Trainer. I hold professional membership in the National Speakers Association and enjoy speaking to audiences of 1 to 1,000! Using a combination of humor and “straight talk”, I have worked with both individuals and groups alike to improve performance and company culture. Areas of specialty: Business Planning, Team Building and Communication, Behavioral Assessments and career counseling, Life Strategy and Motivation, and Keynote. I have had the honor of working with professionals from various industries including real estate, mortgage, medical, legal, fitness and more.
New Member Profile – Anirudh Baheti
The Focus Group Nickname: Andy Where Are You From? Grew up in Mumbai India, and spent two years of high school in Singapore and has been in the US since going to college at the University of Texas at Austin Favorite Food: Japanese Hobbies: Eating at fine dining places Mr. Baheti’s leadership ensures The Focus Group excels at providing solutions that contain a blend of innovative technology and high quality, scalable services to meet emerging and current market needs. The Focus Group’s most recent success was its healthcare venture, Focus Infomatics, which pioneered the use of cutting edge speech recognition technology and scalable medical transcription services to serve more than 200 premier healthcare corporations and hospitals nationwide. In 2007, Focus Infomatics was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) to bolster their $1 Billion Healthcare Division. Nuance is a global leader in digital speech recognition and its technology is behind Apple’s Siri. In 2012 , Mr. Baheti founded The Focus Group’s two online learning divisions, Focus EduVation and FEV Tutor after noting many parallels in the K-12 learner market as it related to Online/Blended Learning, Education Technology and 1-to-1 learning initiatives for student achievement. Mr. Baheti holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (BA) in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
New Member Profile – Michael Kaloutas
The Deck Aficionado Nickname: The Deck Aficionado Where Are You From? Born and raised in Peabody MA. Currently live in Marblehead MA with my lovely wife Jessica, daughter Alexis and Barky-Von-Schnauzer, Mr. Myles Favorite Food: Smoked BBQ Hobbies: Nothing is more rejuvenating than boating with friends and family
New Member Profile – Carleton Ekborg III
Owner and Founder American Lazer Services, Inc. Nickname: Carl Where Are You From? Gloucester (I made it over bridge) Favorite Food? Swordfish Hobbies: Road biking, mountain biking, Various workout classes & Yoga I am the owner and founder American Lazer Services, Inc., an office equipment sales and service company, located in Beverly MA, servicing the metro Boston area. Recently we have expanded our business services to include Network and IT infrastructure solutions. Our niche has been getting low metered and repossessed copiers from leasing companies refurbishing them and guaranteeing their performance, in turn saving our clients thousands of dollars. I have three teenage daughters, Brooke (18) is starting her first semester at University of Vermont in Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. Regan (16) is enrolled at Essex Technical High School as a Sophomore in the Dental Assisting Program. Juliet (14 in two weeks) is in her last year of Middle school in Beverly.
New Member Profile – Paige Doyle
Owner of Awaken180° Weightloss Nickname: None Where Are You From? Seattle Favorite Food? Bacon! Hobbies? Traveling, enjoying good food, and enjoying good company! I am the owner of Awaken180° Weightloss. We are a diet/nutrition based weight loss company and have grown to 3 locations in Boston (Newton, Peabody, and Quincy). I started the company in 2014, shortly after I moved to Boston with my boyfriend. We are excited to keep the company growing and help more people! I am looking forward to my upcoming wedding in September, and a honeymoon to Southeast Asia after. My fiance and I recently moved to the South End and when we’re not exploring the nearby restaurants, we like to travel, go to concerts, and enjoy time with our friends.
New Member Profile – Stacy Debroff
Founder and CEO of Influence Central Grew Up: Pittsburgh (GO STEELERS…Um… I mean Patriots! Favorite Hobbies: Passionate about golf, tennis, power yoga, paddle tennis, hiking, skiing, fiction reading, gardening and international travel. Favorite Food: Hello, truffles! Going to truffle festivals in Tuscany this October. Hope not to create a world-wide shortage. Founder and CEO of Influence Central. Social media strategist, best-selling author, and attorney, Stacy brings more than two decades of award-winning experience and insight to the nation’s top brands. Influence Central delivers cutting-edge social media and digital campaigns focused on influencer marketing and driving powerful bottom-line results for more than 300 national brands annually. Headquartered in Boston, with offices in Chicago, New York, Bentonville, and Toronto, Canada, the company has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies five years in a row. With media experience ranging from The Today Show to The Wall Street Journal, Stacy is a sought-after trend-spotter. She loves spending time (and texting!) her two children, her daughter Kyle, 24, in medical school at U. Vermont, and son Brooks, 23, works as a developer at Microsoft in Seattle. Her husband Ron Remy, a serial high tech entrepreneurial CEO, runs Mobile Heartbeat which was recently acquired by Hospital Corporation of America. She’s super excited to be joining EO!
New Member Profile – Ryan Villanueva
Best Delegate Nickname: I just go by Ryan, but at Burning Man they call me Lion Teacher Where Are You From? I’m from “the OC” — Orange County, California Favorite Food: Craft beer, my favorite brewery around here is Trillium Hobbies: Bouldering — it’s like rock climbing without a rope My company is called Best Delegate, and we help high schools and middle schools build Model United Nations programs. In Model UN, students get to step into the shoes of world leaders, where they research global issues, develop public speaking and negotiation skills, and learn how to lead. I participated in Model UN throughout high school and college, and the skills I gained helped me get into Yale, win $20,000 in scholarships, and launch my career. I worked at Goldman Sachs as a liquidity risk analyst from 2008-2010, before I decided to leave Wall Street and build a company around a Model UN blog I started from my college dorm room called “bestdelegate.com.” Today, Best Delegate is the world’s leading resource for Model UN with 700,000+ annual website visitors — I lead a team of educators who work with schools all over the world — and we empower students to become leaders through Model United Nations.