Allan Himmelstein has extensive business management experience that includes two international start-ups, and two turnarounds. Since moving to Arizona in 2007, Allan has facilitated and coached peer boards of business owners and has worked with more than 30 companies. A peer board consists of business owners in an array of industries including IT, litigation support, accounting services, manufacturing, retail stores, software development, and dietary supplements. Additionally, he has worked with business owners in Mexico and Germany as a consultant to support their sales and marketing efforts in the US.
Allan is a Board member of ASBA (Arizona Small Business Association) and chairs its education committee, and brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, and cash management. His core strength and passion is Strategic Planning and Business Development.
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Before forming Executive Networks in 2007, Mike was the CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc. Prior to that, Mike was a Vice President of Learning Services at The Concours Group, the Founder and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc., and has worked for The Conference Board, Sirota & Alper Associates and the U.S. Congress. Mike is the author, co-author or a contributor to seven books on executive development, learning, and high-performance organizations.
His most recent books are:
- Corporate Learning: Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy (Pfeiffer, 2005),
- Strategic Executive Development: The Five Essential Investments (Pfeiffer, 2005) and
- The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks (Berrett-Koehler, 2008).
Mike has a BA from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Administration, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from the University of Southern California.
Mike and his companies have received the following recognition:
- Gold Medal for Online Training from the NewMedia Invision Awards,
- Top 100 Multimedia Producers Award from AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine, and
- HR Product of the Year Award from HR Executive Magazine.
Mike is also the Founder and Board President of the VeraMax House for Older Homeless Women (www.veramaxhouse.org) in San Francisco and is on the Leadership Committee of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan. Mike is married to Teresa Goodwin, his co-author on Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve and Flip Houses to Create Wealth (Wiley, 2003). Mike lives in San Francisco, CA, with his wife and their son, Theo.
Walt graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, with a degree in Accounting. He worked in public accounting for a short time then moved into the private sector and remained there for the extent of his career, holding various management positions. His most recent position was VP of Finance and Administration for The Tech Group, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Tech Group, during his tenure, had nine manufacturing facilities located throughout the US and Puerto Rico. They manufactured products for the medical device, health care and consumer markets. The Tech Group is a subsidiary of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. located in Exton PA. Walt retired from West with 30 years of service.
He has been married for 38 years and has three children, all boys, and five grandchildren. He and his wife frequently travel back to the east coast to visit family. They enjoy the outdoors and spend time hiking around Arizona and the surrounding areas. Walt thoroughly enjoys music, both playing and listening, and likes to dabble in small electronics to enhance his musical interests.
Carl (“Tobey”) Oxholm III
Tobey is now in his third career. The first (1979-2007, 2016-) was law; the second (2001- ) was higher education; and the third (2016-) is doing-whatever-the-heck-he-wants-to-do now that he is retired and a grandfather. He became John Morris’ colleague in 2008 when he and John were tasked by Drexel University with opening and then running Drexel’s graduate campus in Sacramento CA (which Tobey left in July 2011 to become a college president).
For Tobey, working with John capped a decade of innovation at Drexel in a large variety of areas, and got Tobey deep into the pedagogy, accessibility and affordability of higher education – from which he is still benefitting today as Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Rowan College of Burlington (NJ) County, a community/county college where he works one day/week. He retired this past July from Rowan University (a top-100 state university) where he had been Executive VP for Administration and Strategic Development for 2 years. A more complete telling of his tale can be found on LinkedIn, but his principal source of income is now serving as a mediator: www.JustResolutionsNEPa.com.
Christof Daetwyler, M. D.
Christof Daetwyler, MD is an Associate Professor of Family, Community, and Preventative Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Prior to his current position he took his medical degree at the Medical School, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and completed his residency at the Institute for Medical Education, Department for Instructional Media at the University of Berne Medical School. After a Fellowship at Joe Henderson’s Interactive Media Laboratory at Dartmouth Medical School in the early 2000’s he joined Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM), Office of Educational Affairs in 2004 as an Assistant Research Professor. His focus at (DUCoM) was on the researching, development and implementation of technological enhancements for medical education.
In 2008, he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine. He continues his previous focus and has added the teaching of Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Case Base medical sessions. He has over 35 e-learning productions, peer reviewed publications, and articles and book chapters. Since 2007, he has received over $1.4 million dollars in research support.
Christof has received numerous prestigious awards, the latest being in 2005 where he received two Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015: Winner of the Life Sciences Award, and 2nd place e-Learning Award.