David Finkel is the CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world’s premier business coaching companies with thousands of clients worldwide. He is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eleven books, including SCALE (co-authored with Priceline.com Co-founder Jeff Hoffman) and The Freedom Formula: How to Succeed in Business Without Sacrificing Your Family, Health, or Life. David’s syndicated business articles can be seen on Inc.com, Fastcompany.com, and Forbes.com and have garnered millions of readers and his work has been featured in several prestigious media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Inc. Magazine. He has helped hundreds of thousands of business leaders grow their companies and get their lives back. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his wife and three sons
Jeff Hoffman has started numerous companies and is Co-Founder of Priceline.com. He is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, Hollywood film producer and producer of a Grammy winning jazz album. Jeff co-authored, with Maui CEO David Finkel, SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back. Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal.
For two decades Gwen has run multiple successful companies ranging from legal services, to financial services, to sales organizations. Her passion for working with business owners led her to work with David Finkel, CEO of Maui Mastermind, to deliver the "Build a Business, not a job" message, helping business owners grow their business without sacrificing their lives. Gwen enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, of 31 years. When she's not working, you'll see her on the golf course, cooking, or traveling to exotic scuba diving destinations.
Steve Maxwell has been a successful business owner of multiple companies since he left his high-tech corporate position at Intel over a decade ago. He’s been featured in Readers Digest and is one of nation’s expert on helping business owners systematize their companies so they can sustainably scale.
In his investing life he moved from initially investing in dozens of single family homes, to financing private notes as a hard money lender, to today, where Steve focuses on investing in large commercial real estate projects.
Steve has a real passion for helping business owners succeed financially and reach their goals. He’s been a Senior Coach with Maui Mastermind, one of the premier business coaching companies in the world, since 2010.
Patty DeDominic built and sold several multi-million dollar companies. She founded PDQ Careers, an HR consulting company that provided executive search and staffing solutions to organizations like AT&T, University of Southern California, Children’s Hospitals, The Automobile Clubs of California, Arizona and Texas. She was named CEO of the year by the LA Business Journal, was inducted into the Women’s Business Owners Hall of Fame, is the former Chairperson of the Foundation for SCORE, and was the former President of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Stephanie Harkness launched and sat on the boards of numerous start-ups, guiding them to successful exits. She is the co-founder and CEO of Pacific Plastics and Engineering. The former Chairperson of the National Association of Manufacturers, Stephanie is one of only three people to receive the Medal of Freedom award from the National Association of Manufacturers (the other two recipients were Henry Ford and Ronald Reagan). She earned the “National Woman Business Owner” and Wells Fargo Bank’s “Outstanding Entrepreneur of 1998” awards.
Kevin Bassett is the founder and CEO of Bassett and Byers, P.A., a mid-sized CPA firm that specializes in working with high net worth entrepreneurs. A published author, Kevin is himself a “Level Three Business Owner” of a successful payroll company and his CPA firm. Over the years Kevin has worked with billionaire clients to corporate clients, helping them with Preemptive Tax Strategy™ and outside financial planning for businesses and business owners. He’s been a featured speaker at business and investment groups and conferences across the United States, and he’s been a Maui Advisor since 2007.
Oscar Subirats - ex Division 1 tennis college athlete turned entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of his own company which pioneered his industry at the international level, having helped thousands of clients from all over the world in the past 20 years. By implementing the Maui Mastermind principles into his own company, runs a largely owner independent international organization. His passion for business has led him to work directly with David Finkel, CEO of Maui Mastermind, to deliver the "Build a Business NOT a Job" message through one-on-one coaching, as well as speaking, helping business owners grow their business without sacrificing their lives. As a business, real estate, and financial investor, he is always looking for opportunities to "Build Wealth Outside of Your Business." One of Oscar's passions is continually building up and motivating others to understand that family, faith, joy, quality of life, and financial success can all be enjoyed without sacrificing one for the other. Oscar has travelled extensively around the world to foster business relationships, speakat international events, and create strategic relationships for his business ventures. Oscar is married to his wife, business partner, and best friend, Andrea. They love, besides their daughter Mila, travelling the world for weeks at a time, particularly to South America and Europe. Oscar is currently working on his first book, which he plans to release by 2020.
Jennifer Martin's passion, over the last 19 years, has been helping business owners, leaders, and managers learn how to operate from their personal brilliance and create businesses that THRIVE! Following a successful career in sales (in Real Estate, Construction, Printing, Hospitality, and other industries) and an 11-year management position with Clear Channel Communications, Jennifer Martin started her first Business Consulting firm. Working with a variety of businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500's her focus has been on helping business leaders create profitable businesses that give them more life. As a published author, sought-after speaker and corporate trainer, Jennifer has been presenting to organizations across the USA since 1999. Since that time Jennifer has owned 5 businesses, taught entrepreneurship courses, facilitated trainings, and privately coached over 300 business owners on 6 continents through her own companies, and some of the top business coaching organizations in the world. When she's not working on her next book (Loving Your Business to Wealth), planning her next cruise or traveling around the world, you can find her eating frozen yogurt or sifting through a local garage sale, or enjoying her time with family and friends.
Doug currently serves as Senior Business Coach – Maui Mastermind; Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) Regional Director; and Reserve Elder and new church plant founder at his church.
Doug has executive leadership experience in building and growing for-profit and non-profit organizations including Internet, software, hardware, cloud, engineering, and cyber security technology companies, and support for active-duty military. His leadership helped build successful companies, raise M&A, venture and strategic capital financing, validate and accelerate growth, develop strategic business relationships to rapidly capture market-share; grow revenues, and raise private funds to assist in the outfitting of two newly commissioned Navy ships (USS Ronald Reagan and USS Stockdale) to enhance quality of life for service members, and service families.
Doug was President, CEO, and Founding Board Member of three Internet content and software-as-a-service companies. At Vicinity/Map Blast Doug led with venture investors to optimize the business strategy and establish profitable operations, which preceded Vicinity/MapBlast’s IPO. The company was later acquired by Microsoft to become Bing Maps. At Magellan Geographix (Maps.com) he transformed the cartographic production company into a leading digital content and product company. At Digital Map Products (acquired), he consulted in planning, structuring and financing a spinout from a joint venture. These companies’ digital maps are widely used for directions, city and government planning, asset visualization, presentation and publication by The Library of Congress, Google Maps, Multiple Listing Service (MLS), CNN, Bloomberg Financial, AOL, AMR, Yahoo!, Excite, Lycos, and FedEx...and have as clients many of the world's largest online service providers, newspapers, publishers, municipal agencies, software and Internet web sites.
Doug previously served Wavefront Technologies as VP Sales, Marketing, and Business Development prior to Wavefront’s IPO. He helped secure international partners, funded development, distribution, and M&A agreements with leading high technology companies in the US, Japan and Europe.
He also served on the Board of Directors of: California Coast Venture Forum; ABC-CLIO; Digital Map Products; Vicinity; Magellan Geographix; and the Human Race, as well as serving on the Steering Committee for The Library of Congress - National Digital Library, Geography & Map Division-CGI; and Navy League of the United States National Vice President and Director - Corporate Development where his responsibilities included management of SEA-AIR-SPACE, corporate membership, individual giving, grants, and fund-raising.
He and his wife Karen of forty plus years lived in Santa Barbara, California for 25 years, and now reside in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons and one daughter, and four grandchildren.
Alan Gassman, JD, LL.M is senior partner with Gassman, Crotty, & Denicolo, PA. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbard®, Alan has been on the board of advisors of the Journal of Asset Protection, a fellow in the American Bar Association National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. As one of the nation’s top physicians’ attorneys, Alan has been serving physicians and medical groups for over thirty years. His deep knowledge and experience working with the specialized needs of doctors led him to become one of the most sought after speakers and medical attorneys in the country. Alan is a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Alan has authored more than 200 articles and law school textbook contributions. Alan and his wife, Marcia, live in Clearwater, Florida. His firm can be reached at (727) 442-1200 or online at www.gassmanlaw.com.
Andrea has a diverseand varied background including experience in sales, marketing, business development, legal and financial services. For over 22 years, she was the President and co-owner (with her husband Ron) of a small manufacturing company based in the Chicagoland area. This experience developed into a passion for working with other small businesses owners which ultimately led her to Maui Mastermind. David Finkel’s philosophy of teaching business owners to “Build a Business, not a Job” is a message she resonates with 100% and understands the importance of first-hand.
After selling her company, her passion for health and wellness led her to pursue Health Coaching and in 2018 she launched her health coaching business. This has allowed her to lead corporate workshops and personal and group coaching focusing on nutrition and wellness.
Andrea is aPublic Speaker as well as a contributing author to the AmazonBest-Sellingbook Overcoming Mediocrity, Remarkable Women.Throughout her career, she’s had the privilege of appearing in The Daily Herald and has spoken toaudiences in the 1000’s on the CEO Intronet TVShow, The American businessperson Radio and WGN Radio.
Andrea has been married to her husband Ron for almost 30 years and they have three beautiful daughters. They relocated to southwest Florida in 2019 and in her down time, she loves spending time withfamily and friends, boating, cooking and cycling.
Mike Inchalik is a lifetime entrepreneur and learner. His experience spans more than 40 years and more than 25 very different job titles. Early in his career he worked as a shipping clerk, on an assembly line, as a buyer, as a maintenance mechanic, and as a production scheduler. After he went back to school he worked as an R&D scientist, as a design engineer, as a project manager, and as a technology futurist.
By the end of his “traditional career”, Mike had been a C-level corporate executive, run franchises, and grown and sold three of his own companies. In total, Mike has worked in nearly two dozen industries from medical equipment to space exploration; from psychotherapy to heavy construction; from publishing to homeopathic medicine; from consumer electronics to moviemaking. Teams he led have won three Academy Awards, an Emmy, as well as awards in other industries. While all of these awards were the result of a complete team effort, the awards do speak to the level of quality Mike is dedicated to in everything he does.
Perhaps most important to his current and future clients, after Mike sold his last company in 2013, he dedicated his energies to coaching aspiring entrepreneurs as a way to give back for all of the mentoring he received during his own career. Since that time in 2013, Mike has personally coached more than 220 entrepreneurs through the startup and scaling phases of their businesses.
“What motivates me the most is helping entrepreneurs who want to make a difference, and who are intent on doing something very special,” he says. “It’s what I always aimed for in my own work, and it resonates with me very deeply. They bring so much ability, passion, and vision. The fact that I can help them get bigger and better results faster is deeply rewarding to me. It’s an honor to work closely with people who are so inspired and so dedicated to making a difference in the world.”
Many coaches are exceptional because of a skill they specialize in and master to a deep level. What makes Mike unique is the breadth of his interests and experiences. He recognizes that the most impactful ideas and approaches in business rarely come from a flash of brilliance where some new idea is invented for the first time. Instead, the most transformational ideas and approaches actually come from other geographies or industries where those ideas have already proven themselves. Mike loves to use his knowledge of various markets and geographies to help his clients create real and meaningful breakthroughs.
Mike says this. “I am dedicated to being the kind of guide who brings you experience, insights, and a new perspectives ….all while supporting you and challenging you on this amazing journey. I am truly excited to work with you and can’t wait to hear YOUR story!”
Jeff Alkazian brings over 25 years of executive management experience serving as the President, CEO and CIO of a number of companies in the medical management, printing, marketing and mailing industries. His practical business approach helps clients get right down to the heart and soul of Entrepreneurship. Jeff has expertise in managing businesses and turnaround, focusing on analysis, industry/corporate assessment, ongoing sustainability, profit enhancement, management operations efficiency, and technological planning and advancement. He has experience with developing corporate start-up management plans including general business planning, capital and equity financing and organizational development, as well as managing mergers and acquisition strategies for companies with specific emphasis on market symmetry, and cost savings efficiencies. Jeff is known for motivating teams to action including sales and general management recruiting, building retention and loyalty programs, managing ongoing human resources programs and issues, as well as developing employee relation programs to increase performance and company-wide integration.
Henry is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach and consultant, and host of top-rated The How of Business podcast show. Henry has over 35 years of diverse business experience, including successful careers in the information technology industry, sales, sales training and business ownership. Henry has been involved in 12 different businesses, since buying his first business in 1991. Henry has bought and sold businesses and has also developed his own new businesses, including franchises. His businesses span various industries including restaurants, real estate investments, salon suites, software, travel, shared office space & coworking, car washing, and small business coaching and consulting. Henry currently resides in Port Saint Lucie, Florida with his wife Pam.
Forward thinking entrepreneur and senior executive with over 20 years of top leadership roles in defense, high-tech R&D, global manufacturing and logistics, brand management, consulting and coaching. Expert at integrating and strategically building highly successful ventures. Exceptionally skilled in marketing, business development and sales, with operations management augmented by in-depth expertise in engineering, import/export and global logistics, low/high tech manufacturing, sell/buy side M&A, and capital creation. Real world, practiced leadership and coaching for business and work-life balance. Extensive program management and Biz Dev experience in aerospace, defense, and commercial sectors with focus in aviation, space, and weapon systems; and commercial/retail brand management and national sales/marketing and adding some color - Patented inventor, incredible chef - published author, commercial pilot and flight instructor, and licensed sky diver.
Andrew's background is multifaceted and deep. But he has always focused on making the world better for small businesses and their constituents. He started his career in NYC, working on marketing and web projects in the nascent internet industry. He helped create some of the most popular websites in the mid 90's and had already managed five million dollars worth of online advertising revenue by the turn of the millennium. In the early 2000's he began to teach business students at the largest MBA program in NY, at Long Island University. Concurrently, he was one of the first movers in the coworking space, and built a chain of coworking offices called Broadway Suites, which he sold seven years later. He was personally responsible for almost 700 commercial real estate deals during his tenure at that company. All the while, he was consulting, training and coaching small businesses in the $2MM-$50MM. He also finished an ICF-accredited coaching program to help him assist his clients further.
In 2013, Andrew sold his company, and moved to South Florida. He has continued to teach business students at San Ignacio University, train and consult with companies in fields as diverse and law, logistics, construction and the nonprofit world. In 2020, Andrew started two small businesses in the world of wellness. One is Liberty Fitness, the only 24/7 gym in Boston and the other is Evolve 365 Coaching, a corporate wellness company offering direct to consumer health coaching as well as health programming to organizations large and small.
Andrew lives with his lovely wife and rambunctious, awesome children in Hollywood, FL (The 2nd most famous Hollywood!) and enjoys artsy films, writing (he has written 4 books!), exercise and meditation.
As the founder of Training Solutions, a boutique consulting firm, Harriet Cohen’s joy over the last 20+ years, is knowing she has helped clients exceed expectations. She believes that business success is achieved by addressing the key foundation tools at every stage; business/strategic and marketing plans, target marketing, and talent management. Too often people, especially professionals know their craft but don’t know how to run a business, she helps them change that and become more successful.
A continuous learner, she offers both practical and theoretical information needed to excel in today’s marketplace.
Along with being a contributor to “Know” and “Sue” (paralegal and litigation magazines), and the “Pacific Coast Business Times”, Harriet has been interviewed and quoted in INC., Ventura Star and published articles in the Pfeiffer Journals. 2009-2012 she was nominated for “Women Who Make a Difference” through the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has spoken at national and international events, and was President of the Association for Talent Development Los Angeles Chapter.
For the past 18 years she has been an instructor in Management, Human Capital management, and Human Resource Development at the University of California Los Angeles. She had the privilege of teaching change management to international business attendees at the University.
Tricia Acheatel has been working as a business, executive and leadership coach for over 12 years. She is also a published author, a trainer in the corporate world, and has launched, built, and sold three of her own successful businesses. Across multiple industries, from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 CEOs, and hundreds of clients, she has successfully guided high-performing business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders, and creatives to achieve unprecedented levels of performance and greater alignment with vision and purpose.
Tricia’s passion is helping CEOs and their leadership teams to clarify their strategic plan, expand leadership skills, develop finance and operating systems, hone client experience, and innovate their company cultures in profound ways so that their businesses scale in both profitability and impact. While at the same time, they shape new perspectives about self, life and business for greater abundance, joy, and connection.
Tricia earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and her master’s degree from University of California San Diego, as well as holds many different certifications in team building, culture, coaching, and mentoring. She lives in Ashland, Oregon and enjoys cooking, teaching, gardening, and exploring the world.