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Forum 400 Members and Institute of Internal Auditors


The Forum 400 is an exclusive “By Invitation Only” organization for life insurance leaders and legends, and a rare opportunity to be among elite producers.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator.

Brian Byars/Advanced Retirement Planning, LLC FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Charles Heinz/Heinz and Associates

Connie Brown/Experis Finance and Atlanta IIA FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Connie serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governor for the Atlanta IIA as the President. She also serves on the Regional Conference Committee (RCC) for the North American Board of the IIA. She is a Certified Public Account (CPA) in Georgia, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Connie is a Director in the Risk Advisory Services practice of Experis Finance. She has over 25 years of accounting, finance and internal audit experience gained from public accounting, consulting and industry positions. Connie has led business consulting efforts for global and municipal organizations. Her responsibilities have included the management and performance of financial, operational and compliance reviews.

Bill Mulcahy/Mulcahy Accounting and Risk Consulting

William J. (Bill) Mulcahy is the namesake and recipient of the 1,800 member Institute of Internal Auditors Atlanta Chapter’s top annual award, The William J. Mulcahy Excellence Through Leadership Award.

Mulcahy, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Public Accountant(CPA) is President and CEO of Mulcahy Accounting and Risk Consulting firm based in Dunwoody. One of his engagements is the Auditor for the City of Dunwoody. Prior to starting his firm, for 15 years he was the Chief Audit Officer at Emory University and Emory Healthcare.

Bill has been active in his profession as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was the Chairman of the IIA’s premier event, the International Conference in Atlanta in 2010. He is also Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Internal Audit Center in the School of Accountancy of Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business. Bill is a Board member and Treasurer of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

Mulcahy earned his Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Philadelphia University.


Spotlight on Digital Atlanta Conference

Now in its fourth year, Digital Atlanta is a week long series of workshops, lectures, networking, and social events that brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, solution providers and executives to discuss digital innovations, explore opportunities in the digital space and highlight how Atlanta is leading the charge in many of these areas.

Through October 7-11, 2013,  register for a week of exciting topics spanning everything from social media, entertainment, startups, nonprofits, gaming, culture, mobile, sports, and marketing.

Kashi Sehgal/Gigabark 

Kashi Sehgal is Co-Founder and CEO of Gigabark, a mobile messaging company specializing in phone, text, and survey broadcasts and custom solutions. She serves as a Board Member of Georgia’s WIN List, and as a member of the Fulton County Career & Technical Education Advisory Council. A co-founder of two non-profits , Music For Tomorrow and Mentor Walk, Kashi serves as Executive Vice President of the Campus Community Partnership Foundation and CEO of KTrain, her consulting company. She earned her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a graduate degree from Georgia Tech.

Kashi is also this year’s Program Director for the Digital Atlanta Conference.

Diane Bloodworth/Competitive Sports Analysis FacebookLinkedinTwitter

In 2010, Diane Bloodworth founded Competitive Sports Analysis (CSA), a cutting-edge sports analytics company, and subsequently launched leading fantasy sports tool, scoutPROTM. Diane is a serial entrepreneur and previous founder of an IT process improvement consulting firm that was acquired in 2003. She has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry with experience at Fortune 500 companies, government and small businesses. Through CSA she is able to combine her love of sports and expert knowledge of technology to make the sports industry more competitive and efficient into the future.

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Rebecca Harrell with Randstad and Keith Radford with Uber

Rebecca Harrell/Randstad Randstad Facebook Randstad LinkedinRandstad Twitter

Rebecca Harrell is Regional Vice President of Randstad Staffing, Office and Administration division. She is responsible for the sales strategy, operations and market growth for Office and Administration in the Atlanta market. She brings over 20 years of sales, recruitment and operational leadership and has had a proven track record of delivering strong financial results while developing and implementing strategies and programs that enhance, evolve and strengthen a high performance culture.

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Keith Radford/Uber FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Keith Radford is an Atlanta native who attended Harvard and majored in Economics in 2002.  He spent several years in the financial services industry in New York and Amsterdam before attending business school at Kellogg at Northwestern.  Keith joined Uber in January 2012, charged with launching new markets for the company.  He has launched Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Atlanta, and is now acting as General Manager for the Atlanta market.


Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investing

Scott SadlerScott Sadler/Boardwalk Capital Management Boardwalk FacebookBoardwalk LinkedinBoardwalk Twitter

Scott Sadler is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Boardwalk Capital Management, an Atlanta, Georgia-based independent investment advisory firm specializing in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investing. The firm is the Southeast’s first Certified B Corp investment management practice.

Boardwalk is focused on providing individuals and institutions with cost effective, risk-managed sustainable investment solutions, tailored to their unique values. Scott has 26+ years of investment/financial management experience, including seven years at the helm of a top-ranked global emerging markets equity mutual fund.

Scott Hitch/Burr & Forman

Scott practices in Burr & Forman’s Environmental group and works with clients in all aspects of environmental law. Scott counsels clients on business strategy, regulatory compliance, permitting, policy, transactions and resolution of disputes. Scott’s services include: land conservation, historic preservation, brownfield redevelopment, environmental remediation, corporate responsibility/sustainability and recycling and regulation of wastes. He also consults with corporations in dealing with resource allocation and regulation such as water quality and its environmental impact, air quality, greenhouse gas, climate changes and energy sources. Scott’s environmental services also include dealing with commercial real estate transactions and the entire sustainable building process.

ACG Atlanta Roundtable

ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) was founded in 1954. It is a global organization with 58 chapters and over 14,000 members. ACG brings dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. ACG brings together every segment of the growth community – private equity professionals, investment bankers & intermediaries, attorneys, auditors & accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders, and is focused on the middle market.

Catherine Dixon/The Intersect Group & ACG Atlanta’s VP of Membership 

Catherine Dixon is regarded as an expert resource in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. Her relationship-based approach and deep functional knowledge give her a unique perspective with which to serve clients. To help CFOs succeed, she combines her expertise as an investment banker and CPA with her talent for clearly understanding needs and then connecting those needs with workable solutions. Her practical problem- solving skills help CIOs as they work through the critical steps of merger integrations and planning for other initiatives. Prior to joining The Intersect Group, Catherine spent 15 years at some of the country’s top industry brands, like ChoicePoint, Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey and Arthur Andersen, in a variety of roles, including mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, business due diligence, and accounting. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Catherine is married with three children and is involved with the Association for Corporate Growth, Habitat for Humanity and Westminster Schools.

Sara O’Brien/O’Brien & Company & ACG Atlanta’s VP of Programs

Sara O’Brien is currently the President and CFO of O’Brien & Company. She is the former CFO and Director of Ops for the Dental System Group, a $500 million dollar division of Carestream Health which serves businesses in 130 countries and employs 1500 people. With revenues of more than $2.5 billion, Carestream is a leading provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions. The company was formed in 2007 when Onex Corporation purchased Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group.

Sara has a proven track record of success in managing company P&L, tracking company performance and adjusting corporate strategies. She has collaborated in numerous transformation programs, participating in their design, development, management, and execution. Sara is known for consistently maintaining a high degree of shareholder confidence and retention by driving revenue and delivering results with directed focus on ROI.

Sara began her career in 1995 with GE where she was rapidly promoted to positions in Six Sigma Quality, Merger and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. She is a graduate of GE’s premier training program in Financial Management. Sara holds a BSBA in Finance from UF. She earned her MBA from Emory in 2003.  A leader in her community, Sara is the founder of The Executive Women of Goizueta, and currently serves on the Goizueta Alumni Board. She is the Advisory Board Chair for Crime Stoppers, and she serves on the Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta Board and the Association of Corporate Growth Board. She is a graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2009. In 2008, she was named to the Board of Director’s Executive Leadership Honor Roll. Most notably, she is the recipient of Goizueta Business School’s 2006 Alumni of the Year Award and was profiled by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as an Up and Comer, one of Atlanta’s most promising younger leaders under 40.