Pictured left to right:
Doug Hunter is President of Business Partners International, an organization that
focuses on business training and leadership development around the world, conducting
programs in Poland, Russia, China, Thailand, India, Guatemala, Pakistan and a number
of other countries. Following his graduation from the University of Sioux Falls, Mr.
Hunter spent twenty years with the Carter Elevator Company, Inc., a vertical
transportation company that installed and maintained elevators and escalators
throughout the Upper Midwest. While there, Mr. Hunter was appointed President and
Chief Executive Officer. He also founded Lifters Limited, a supplier of equipment for
the physically challenged.
Since the sale of Carter Elevator, Mr. Hunter has served as a coach for chief
executives and as the leader of a project, Media Asia, designed to utilize sports
television as a method for building relationships with the people and leaders of
China. He assumed the responsibility for Business Partners International in July
2003. He has held leadership positions in numerous business and professional
organizations at local, national and international levels. He served on the Board of
Directors of HF Financial Corp, Home Federal Savings Bank, FCC International,
Providence Christian Academy and the AMONG Foundation. He has been a featured speaker
and lecturer in 25 countries including Mongolia, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Singapore,
India, Russia, Hungary, Albania, Jamaica and Mexico.
Lisa M Dobbs
Lisa M. Dobbs earned her BA in Japanese Studies and Economics from Allegheny College
in Meadville, PA, and her MBA through the Executive Program at Georgia State
University. She studied Japanese language and culture in Osaka, Japan at the Kansai
University of Foreign Studies. She has worked on multiple international projects in
Switzerland, Thailand, and Argentina. Ms. Dobbs has worked for such well-known
companies as Hitachi and Panasonic, and currently works as a project consultant and
technical trainer specializing in product lifecycle and supply chain management.
Terry Culling, Founding Principal of Interactive Insights brings a wealth of
experience from over thirty years in the Strategic Management, Marketing and IT
disciplines in a variety of consulting, sales and marketing roles. For twenty years,
Mr. Culling has been a consultant in strategic planning and marketing for both
established and early-stage companies. The wide variety of high profile,
international clients from various industries to whom Mr. Culling has provided
strategy, marketing and IT consulting include: UUNET Canada, CSC (Computer Sciences
Corporation), Bell Canada, Home Savings of America, the TransCanada Telephone System,
Firemanís Fund Insurance Companies, Avco Financial Services (US, Canada, UK and
Australian operations), Commercial Union, Zurich Life, and a variety of financial
institutions and systems companies in the UK financial services industry. Mr.
Cullingís background includes Vice President of an Internet Technology Incubator
advising portfolio companies on strategy and Vice President at a leading insurance
software company where he had responsility for product management, product marketing,
advertising, PR and telesales. Mr. Culling was a Co-Founder/Senior Consultant with
Group/West an IT consulting and software company. With over 10 years experience at
IBM, Mr. Culling was a Marketing Manager in Large Systems (Government, Education,
Medical, Telecommunications, Utilities and Financial Services) where he gained the
basis of his IT and marketing proficiencies.
Robert Diatikar received his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from East
Tennessee State University. Since then his experience has been primarily in the
transportation industry, focusing on account management and customer relationship
management. He has worked with major companies in the industry, including Penske
Truck Leasing and Xtra Corporation, a global transportation company that provides
major transportation leasing services together with innovative value-added services.
Mr. Diatikarís responsibilities include leads generation, needs assessment,
configuration of solutions and field sales support.