Leadership and Team Development
Jordan and Jan Ayan
Jordan and Jan Ayan are serial entrepreneurs that have been Married with Business for the past 20 years. Together they bootstrapped and built several companies. In 2000 they launched a new technology company focused on helping any business create and send permission-based email communications with ease. The company, SubscriberMail, was a pioneer in the non-spam email marketing space. On December 31, 2009 they were acquired by a public company who was also a client. At that time, their customers ranged from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies (including two of the few brands people actually tattoo on their bodies – Apple and Harley-Davidson). Their business was based in Chicago, but after the sale and tired of shoveling snow, they moved their permanent home to Scottsdale. Today they have a consulting practice that helps businesses quickly identify growth and company issues, and develop innovative implementable solutions. The Ayans are available the third Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. RSVP for your spot.
Alan has been doing embedded development for more than 20 years, in projects ranging from built-in and production test to embedded application firmware and embedded product user interfaces. His awareness of information flow between people drove him to rediscover Agile principles as a means of revealing enterprise impediments and creating high performance teams. A Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Professional, Alan now works with teams and companies to discover ways to support human creativity and high communication as an Agile Coach with BigVisible Solutions. Schedule an appointment.
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. Derek is available the third Monday from 6:00-7:00pm. RSVP for your spot.
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. RSVP for your spot.