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Michael Ellenby

Born in Australia, and now an Arizona resident, Michael’s business career spans F500 companies including IBM, GE, Cisco, Pitney Bowes, as well as VP/SVP Sales & Marketing positions in 3 technology start-up companies. I have an MBA in International Management from University of RMIT (Australia), from their Singapore campus. I have taught sales and presentation skills classes. Michael is available the first Monday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Email or click on this link: chandlerbusiness@gangplankhq.com to schedule a session.

Derek Neighbors

Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Prior to co-founding Gangplank, Derek spent fifteen years as a software engineer, formed the largest non-profit soccer organization in Arizona, and helped launch Integrum Technologies a successful software consulting firm. Derek enjoys encouraging local creatives to explore innovative ideas and create what they are passionate about.

Ed Nusbaum

Ed Nusbaum has helped start and grow many different companies and organizations – via both creative bootstrapping and venture capital. Meet with Ed if you are doing something Internet related and want some additional perspective on tactics, strategy, business model, etc. Email or click on this link: chandlerbusiness@gangplankhq.com to schedule a session.


Derek Harris

As a seasoned business analyst & business developer, Derek Harris is successful at executing corporate vision and strategies that help increase your company’s footprint, expand market share and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains.  He has over 25 years business experience in transportation, construction, pro sports & entertainment and management consulting. Specializing in startups and emerging companies, Derek co-founded Zagg Media Partners – Strategic Growth Advisors. He serves as senior business strategist. Derek is available the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-4:00pm. Email or click on this link: chandlerbusiness@gangplankhq.com to schedule a session.

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Christie Kerner

Through her varied experiences from building her own businesses, working for Fortune 100 companies and coaching local business owners to create profit, Christie developed an innovative process for launching small businesses to success.  She loves helping service-related businesses learn the nuts and bolts they need to be successful, especially in the areas of strategic planning, efficiency, branding, marketing, SEO, social media, WordPress website design and small biz accounting.  Christie currently enjoys helping others make a living doing what they love at launchmie.com.  She also leads an international chain of dance fitness studios she founded and licensed. Request an appointment: Days and evenings available.

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