Jonathan Burman is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with 25 years of leadership and talent management experience. As a consultant and employee he has worked with such firms as CIGNA, MASCO Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pep Boys, and Koch Industries. Most recently he was the VP of Talent Acquisition & Development for Mondi … a global paper, packaging, and managed forestry company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Currently he teaches at Emory University as an adjunct as well as a Performance Consultant for Emory Continuing Education.
He received his Masters Degree in I/O psychology from LaSalle University, is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional, ProSci Change Management consultant, and Certified Master Coach. He was an adjunct professor at Rosemont College and has written numerous articles and many presentations about psychology and talent management.
For his entire career Jonathan has been focused on creating fulfilling and productive work cultures through leadership alignment and accountability. He has created and facilitated hundreds of employee training programs in such areas as leadership, change management, positive psychology, motivation, employee engagement, succession planning, interviewing, performance development and coaching.
As an executive coach Jonathan has worked with many leaders in Fortune 500 companies to increase leadership capability and productivity. He also works with many non-profit organizations in the mental health sector and is active in child-advocacy groups and volunteers for youth mentoring programs.
Before Keven Gayle became a co-founder of Arc Advisory Co., he founded G-2 Advisory in 2017; a financial organization he established and then grew to a million in revenue in just over a year. Having garnered almost 15 years of specialized experience, Gayle is recognized in the financial industry for his proficient client focus and integrated marketing background.
Prior to his time spent building G-2, Gayle was the number two partner in the country with New York Life, where he managed a team of over 35 financial advisors. He also managed assets and client acquisitions with New York Life Security, and gained notoriety by receiving the Executive Council Status for his last 3 years with the organization.
Gayle accelerated his career after his forward-thinking marketing strategies for a small, family-owned trucking company significantly increased profit margins in the onset of his career. In his subsequent capacity as a sales manager at Sagoma, a transportation logistics company, Gayle again drastically improved the company’s profitability by leveraging relationships with key clients including Del Monte, Hines, and smaller national and international shippers. Whereas, Sagoma’s business focus was based upon last minute opportunities inherent to the brokerage business, he created a foundation of steady business with higher margins.
Gayle has parlayed his marketing experience into over 3 years of program management experience. As a result of his leadership style and history of success in generating revenues, he was appointed President a private transportation company; Pearl L. Stephenson, Inc.
He also ran a Canadian government-related career resource initiative that addressed unemployment in faith-based communities. In this role, he coordinated workshops, training and resume development.
Dr. Omar Naoulo is a Risk Consultant who works with Arc Advisory Co. to help small to medium sized companies reduce the financial risk of doing business. As the number of lawsuits continues to rise, Dr. Naoulo believes that risk management and asset protection are vital components that should be incorporated into businesses of all industries.
After attending Oglethorpe University in Atlanta for his undergraduate education, Dr. Naoulo pursued his podiatric medicine degree at Samuel Merritt University in California. He continued his medical education by completing the UHS residency program in Binghamton, New York. Soon after, Dr. Naoulo returned home to Georgia where he opened up a medical office in Alpharetta.
Dr. Naoulo uses his medical background to address the many challenges that medical offices face today and to help business owners overcome obstacles in order to allow them to achieve their goals. Working alongside experienced specialists in their field, Dr. Naoulo is able to bridge the gap between the medical industry and the business world, allowing him to address both the business barriers that limit success as well as the pitfalls that can cause businesses to crash.
Dr. Naoulo believes that all businesses can succeed. All it will take is proper planning and to lay down a foundation upon which the dream can be built.
Jason Thompson is an underwriter for debt and equity capital structures. He has underwritten a variety of deals including mining projects, energy deals, working lines of credit for business, and commercial real estate financing.
This experience has been the culmination of a 20-year career where he has worked for various finance and management institutions such as Vecta Bank Colorado, Merrill Lynch, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Briar Capital, and Commercial Finance Group.
He has also created and developed credit administration departments for Citywide Lending Group International, Angel Oak Commercial Lending, and Tulsa Real Estate Fund. At Arc Advisory Company, Jason uses his expertise in working with financial firms and lower middle market firms to not only underwrite, but to build out the capital structures that are most optimal for businesses and investors to carry out their goals and projects.
Thompson graduated from Ithaca College in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. His professional credentials include National Associate of Mortgage Underwriters (NAMU) certification in commercial real estate; Moody’s certification in commercial credit training; and an Investment Banking and Financial Analyst Certification from the NY Institute of Finance.