ERIC STRAFEL, Creator of Business Scaling Method™

Eric Strafel is the founder of SUMMi7, focused on improving business and society by creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. For more than 20 years, Eric has dedicated himself to building forward-thinking teams and scaling innovation, in order to create transformational organizations that thrive in an increasingly purpose-driven world. Eric’s leadership appointments include; CEO at Aviall, and executive-level positions with Boeing, L3 and Honeywell. Eric is passionate about helping small and midsize companies grow profits and scale with purpose while leveraging their strengths, maintaining their values and harmonizing all of life’s pursuits.

Tom Meyer

Tom has been an Executive Business Coach since 2008. He is a former CEO with Marketing, financial, acquisition & turnaround operating experience with Fortune 500 corporations, International Consulting Firm, and CEO of LBO with Austin Ventures. He has proven leadership ability in professional services, manufacturing, and distribution companies plus Government Defense. Tom has a track record of delivering significant increases in top and bottom-line results through changing cultures and processes while building client confidence. He has had success in coaching Navy Admirals, Business Owners of small & mid-market companies, Partners in Professional Service Firms, & Senior Executives in Fortune 1000 firms. As a Strategic Scaling Coach, he delivers ambitious results. He implements a sustainable management process that results in less time spent managing, having more fun, and getting dramatically better growth. His clients grow 2+ times as fast as their market, have 2-3 times the cash flow and profit, and 5-10 times the value of their competitors. He is also a dedicated Rotarian, former Boy Scout (Life for Life-2 merit badges short of Eagle, one of my biggest failures), and loves to golf, fish, and travel.

Neeru Sharma

As the Founder and Managing Director of the Marya Leadership Academy, Neeru leverages her passion, entrepreneurial experience, and practical business coaching skills to help her clients achieve organizational, personal, and professional growth. With over 13 years of experience as an entrepreneurial coach, she leverages thousands of hours of Mindset Coaching to facilitate entrepreneurs and executives on their path to their unshackled potential. Neeru’s straightforward coaching approach empowers business leaders to grow their organizational frameworks, business processes, and personal and professional skills, from startups to established businesses. Throughout their individual and group coaching sessions, Neeru’s clients learn to build and run scalable, sustainable businesses. She has successfully helped several clients transition from the early stages of their business to reaching their subsequent levels of growth and development. She is a natural networker and a member of the UAE’s Business Network International (BNI) Local Leadership team. As a member of the local training team, she helps business owners learn how to grow their businesses through successful referral marketing. Neeru is a certified Co-Active Coach recognized as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by the International Coaches Federation. She is a lifelong learner and annually completes new training/certifications to enhance her work.

Dan Dickson

Dan Dickson has more than 30 years of C-level experience and has worked in companies from start-ups to Fortune 50 and industries from consumer products to enterprise software. Dan holds a Distinction MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Journalism from Boston University. He runs an independent coaching and consulting practice and sits on the Board of QT Imaging, Inc., an advanced ultrasonic medical imaging company. He is a certified Agile Product Owner TM and Scrum Master TM. He helped General Electric Company increase unit sales by 75 percent, revenues by 60 percent, and increase gross margin percentage. Dan also repositioned a privately held market research/data processing company as a national player achieving 20% annual revenue growth and maintaining profitability. He is proficient in refocusing consumer products retailing company, increased revenues by 75%, and implemented an innovative eCommerce strategy that grew online revenues by more than 400%. He is familiar with implementing Agile management techniques across multiple management disciplines. A fun fact about Dan is he is a licensed, instrument-rated private pilot and a semi-professional musician.


Esina Alic

Esina Alic is the Founder and CEO of Res Novae Group – a global consultancy and executing coaching company. She has 29 years of leadership experience from startups to Fortune 50 companies within Consulting, Aerospace, Defense, High-Tech, Financial Services, and Retail. She holds an MBA from UC California Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University. Esina has managed P&Ls ranging from start-ups to $2B+ and has had operational oversight of businesses with $10B+ in annual spending. Throughout her career, Esina has advised the leadership teams of 100+ companies and has served on over 10 Boards across industries – most recently acting as the: Advisor and Board member for Summi7, Board Chair for TurbAero; Board member for Terma USA; and Advisor for Portland State University School of Engineering. She has developed an organic growth and acquisition strategy to achieve 3x revenue growth and top quartile financial performance for a $10B business. She has experience helping in various industries from global manufacturing, aviation, technology, and supply chains.

Micah Fritz

Micah Fritz is the Senior Product Manager for Boeing Distribution’s Chemicals & Specialty Materials business, which sells oils, lubricants, greases, paints, sealants, adhesives/tapes, solvents, and cleaners. In this role, Micah manages revenue/growth, profitability, supplier strategy, customer programs, and execution for the $400M Business. Micah holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Previously, Micah held various leadership roles in Strategy, Corporate Development (Mergers & Acquisitions and Acquisition Integration), Supply Chain, Sales, and Finance. Throughout his career, Micah has consulted on 15+ acquisitions and divestitures across Aerospace, Building Materials, and Healthcare ranging from a few million to several billion dollars. Micah also led the acquisition and subsequent integration of KLX Aerospace (now Boeing Distribution Services), which Boeing closed in 2018 for $4.25B.

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