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Brian Krause with BMA Chicago and Nicole Martin with 101 Best and Brightest


Guest co-host Mike Lynn with TrainingPros joined us for this edition of Chicago Business Radio.

Brian Krause / BMA Chicago   linkedin facebook twitter

Recently named by BtoB Magazine as one of the top digital marketers, Brian is a graduate from Benedictine University with a Bachelors of Arts in Management and MBA in Business Administration. Brian consistently grew within the company achieving success in areas as a sales engineer supporting business production that was designed in the US and brought into China and Singapore to his current role Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Molex Global Sales and Marketing division.

Today Brian manages the Molex Brand, all online properties including, Social Media, and and develops and drives Molex’s product “go to market strategy” which includes Global Advertising, Public Relations, Integrated Campaigns, electronic promotions, SEO/SEM, e-newsletters, Marketing Automation Platform, Promotion Plans, all online and print communications, release packages, web publishing, the “Team Molex” audio conference calls, product sample kits and content for newsletters and promotions.

Nicole Martin /101 Best and Brightest linkedin facebook

Nicole Martin is a dynamic consultative leader energized by helping organizations meet their strategic objectives through their people.

With a passion towards service and results, she is a Strategic HR leader with hands-on experience across multiple disciplines. Nicole has nearly 20 years in the field of human resources, primarily in leadership roles. With an inspired, approachable personality, Nicole is energized to partner with business leaders to achieve results with sustainable returns. Her career has been focused in Private, Public, and Financial Services, Non-Profit and Manufacturing environments. Nicole is recognized as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute and carries a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM). She is immersed in the world of human resources management every day.

As Founder of HRBoostTM, LLC. she advises on best practices and HR’s role in strategic alignment. Her clients include a broad range of businesses seeking to build a competitive advantage and understand the employee value proposition. Nicole serves on the Advisory Board for Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForTM and acts as a Representative for Business Development nationally. She dedicates herself to actionable human resources, leadership and business development.



Oliver Yandle with Association of Legal Administrators, JC Grubbs with DevMynd and Mike Lynn with TrainingPros


Oliver Yandle / Association of Legal Administrators linkedin facebook twitter

Since Oliver took ALA’s helm in July 2012, he has led a major transformation initiative to help evolve the Association’s future. ALA’s Strategic Plan consists of four goals for evolving ALA’s future; smart, sustainable growth, highly satisfied customers, innovative product design and delivery and highly engaged talent. Oliver is active in both the Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he holds the Certified Association Executive designation, and the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors.

JC Grubbs / DevMynd linkedin twitter

JC has been working in technology for nearly 15 years. Over his career he has worked as a developer and designer and has lead teams large and small. He has served as interim and stand-in CTO for several startups during his work at DevMynd. Today the company helps customers in a variety of industries solve difficult technical and user experience problems and is becoming a thought leader in the business of technology space.

Mike Lynn / TrainingPros

Mike Lynn is the Managing Director of Lynn Learning Collaborations, based in Chicago, and also a Relationship Manager for TrainingPros and a Senior Instructor for thoughtLEADERS, LLC. He worked for nine years in the learning and professional development function at McKinsey and Company global consulting firm, and has been independently doing learning consulting, facilitating and coaching since 2009.

Rebecca Busch with Medical Business Associates, Jemilah Senter with Association Forum of Chicagoland, and Dr. Adarsh K. Arora with TiE Midwest


Rebecca Busch / Medical Business Associates twitter

Rebecca Busch is President/CEO of Medical Business Associates, a healthcare consulting, auditing and forensic services firm she founded in 1991. Rebecca has several patents, authored three books, penned chapters in 4 professional text books, written over 46 articles, gave over 100 presentations to consumers, government, corporate, professional entities, has prepared academic coursework and serves as an adjunct professor. Recognized as an expert in her field, Rebecca provided public testimony and served as a forensic expert in Federal and State court.

Jemilah Senter / Association Forum of Chicagoland facebook linkedin twitter

Originally from Waukegan, IL, Senter earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing communications from Columbia College Chicago. She has been a marketing and communications professional from more than 15 year. Prior to joining Association Forum of Chicagoland in February, 2013, Senter spent the previous 8 years in various roles of increasing responsibility at the supplemental educational publisher, ETA hand2mind, where she received the Rookie of the Year Award in 2005 and the Marge Goldman ‘Attitude is Everything’ Award in 2010. Senter is a member of the Business Marketing Association Chicago where she currently serves on the membership committee and is also a member of ASAE, IAEE and AM&P.

Dr. Adarsh K. Arora / TiE Midwest linkedin

Adarsh is a founder and CEO of Reputada and Lisle Technology Partners. He was a founder and CEO of Athena Security which was acquired by Solarwinds (NYSE:SWI) in August 2012. Prior to Athena, Adarsh has created, managed and nurtured multiple successful start-ups (Peritus Software Services and Vista Technologies) to maturity, including an IPO that created a $500 million market capitalization.

Adarsh is on the Boards of School of Applied Technology of IIT, and the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science of Northwestern University. Adarsh is a founding Charter Member, Board Member and current President of TiE Midwest. He has invested in many technology start-ups including XML Solution and AccelChip Corporation which were acquired by Vitria and Xilinx, respectively.

Adarsh is a frequent speaker for entrepreneurial events offered by the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Adarsh is a CEO Mentor at the Junto Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As a member of the Chicago Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors, Adarsh was often invited to speak on the issues involved in offshore outsourcing. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Chicago Software Association’s Annual City Lights Award.

Adarsh received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and his work in relational database systems is quoted in standard textbooks.