Lesley spent 15 years on Wall Street, most recently as a Managing Director in fixed income sale management at JP Morgan, and retired to get more involved in non-profit work. Lesley is a founding member of the Golden Seeds angel investor group based in New York City that specializes in women run start-ups. Lesley also served as the interim Executive Director of Trinity Church in Greenwich.
After living 12 years in New York City, Lesley now lives in New England with her husband Bill, and their four children. She is an active member in her community and is on the board of the library and a past PTA president. Lesley and her family are frequent travelers for both pleasure and business and when they aren’t traveling they are reading about quirky and interesting destinations. She and her husband have both traveled to Rwanda and remain active supporters of a number of groups working there, especially Partners In Health, a social justice organization led by Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl.
Susan Stevie joined Life Line Screening in November 2006. Ms. Stevie’s responsibilities focus on developing new business models that strengthen and complement Life Line Screening’s current growth strategies. Ms Stevie’s professional experience includes 14 years with General Electric (GE) and one year with Charles Schwab. During her tenure at General Electric, she held a variety of domestic and international executive leadership positions in finance, six sigma quality, operations, and business management. Ms. Stevie’s last position with GE was as COO/SVP, Financial Advisors (now a division of Genworth). At Charles Schwab, Ms. Stevie was the SVP, Active Trader Sales. Ms. Stevie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
John Hopper has been recognized an industry leader in the marketing world for over 25 years. He has led major business across numerous verticals
Prior to founding PMP, John was President and CEO of RealTimeMedia, the world’s first online promotions/relationship marketing company. He also founded two marketing agencies for the WPP group, one focused on healthcare and the other a leading promotions agency located in Latin America.
As a Director of Marketing for Unilever and a Sales Manager for Procter and Gamble, John’s earlier experience encompassed highly successful business plans, product launches and restages for brands such as Surf, Snuggle…and for clients including Gillette, J&J, Pfizer, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, General Motors, Ford, NFL, NHL, American Express, GMAC, America Online and the Beach Boys.
John is a frequent industry spokesperson, contributing editor and visiting professor at NYU Stern School of Business. He sits on the Executive and Advisory boards of several companies and business organizations. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and Oxford University Executive MBA program.
Jennie Baird is a digital media consultant and founder of BabyNameWizard.com, one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Web Sites of 2009 and NameCandy.com. She was previously Senior Vice President at NBC Universal, editor-in-chief at iVillage.com, and before that held executive positions at AOL and Dow Jones.
Shawn Sires brings over 20 years of expertise in business consulting and sales strategy execution. Over the course of his career, Shawn has succeeded in a variety of consulting, marketing and operational roles providing business and technology strategy to numerous Fortune 500 companies. Most recently Shawn served as COO with a Social Media Marketing firm that created some of the first social media applications and viral media marketing campaigns. Shawn worked with major brands such as Adidas, Volkswagen, Major League Sports, and many leading Advertising firms.
Shawn holds a BSBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Arizona. Shawn also holds a degree in Private Market Economics (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. This unique area of study focuses on new venture finance, marketing new ventures, competitive advantage, industry analysis, and venture development.