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Keith Underwood, MBA
Global Foreign Exchange Consultant
315 Madison Ave, 24th Fl.
New York NY 10017
USA
phone: 917-860-0208
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Underwood FX Consulting LLC, www.underwoodfx.com, provides Global Foreign Exchange Market risk management and strategic consulting services to corporate, brokers, liquidity providers, hedge funds, family offices, investment professionals, PE firms, HFT firms, and individual investors.

Consulting Services Include:
  • Analyze the Environment Organizations Operate
  • Identify Target Customer for Organization’s Product and Services
  • Identify Where Customers Are and How to Reach Them
  • Geographic Choices of the Business
  • Identify USP’s Competition and Differentiation
  • Identify Business Opportunities and Risks
  • Establish and Execute Growth Goals and Objectives
  • Measure and Monitor Progress Versus Expectations
Principal, Keith Underwood is a respected 25-year veteran of the Global Foreign Exchange market where he earned a reputation as a formidable FX derivatives portfolio manager and business architect. He is an expert in market practice and in the institutional structure and widespread trading strategies commonly employed by traders.

Background Experience - Mr. Underwood has managed spot, forward, option, and NDF traders globally. In the course of building customer franchise businesses for US investment banks and European commercial banks, his endeavors carried him to every major trading center in the world. He spent 17 years in the London FX market and eight years in New York. He is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom.

Throughout his career, Mr. Underwood has held several managing director positions at global FX banks including Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered, Credit Agricole, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Underwood He has served as a member of the Federal Reserve Banks Chief Dealers Working Group and the British Bankers Association. He lectures at Syracuse University and the University of Connecticut on FX derivatives and financial litigation. He has been quoted in various FX publications and major business news organizations for his market views and sell-side market regulatory developments.

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5/13/2016 · Finance
Between the Delloite 2016 Global FX Survey and the FIREapps Q4 2015 Currency Impact Report, it appears that treasurers and CFO's have resigned themselves to accepting emerging markets currency risks. A deeper dive into the surveys reveals that the FX exposures to hedge (if known because its too expensive to track) can't necessarily be trusted (can't verify hedging numbers), and the high volatility price of EM currency pairs makes it difficult. My advice to those with responsibility for hedging currency exposures is to budget for currency exposure reporting software for 2017, put in place a hedging policy and procedure document that is board approved, and ensure that zero cost collars are utilized to hedge EM exposures.

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Virginia Rhodes, EdD
CEO
1549 Wittlou Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45224
USA
phone: 513-207-2566
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Virginia Rhodes, EdD has over 35 years experience in Urban School District Policy, Development, and Administration and Teaching. Dr. Rhodes' specialty is persistently failing city schools.

Consulting Focus:
  • *STEM Start-ups
  • *STEM and Environmental Strategies with Urban High School Students
  • Innovative Teacher Hiring while Honoring Teacher Union Contracts
  • Rebuilding School Culture and Effective Security and safety
Background - Dr. Rhodes provided consulting services to an international firm on certain aspects of U.S. public school practices prior to their exploration of a related market sector. She also acted as a consultant to the University of Cincinnati Career Center assisting in the development of pre-service teacher hiring expectations. Dr. Rhodes was retained by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to co-investigate a study for mental health and achievement factors related to excessive student mobility. As a Consultant to AdvancedEd Accreditation Team School Evaluation, she has evaluated various high schools on issues of performance.

Dr. Rhodes has researched and written numerous articles on school mobility, achievement, culture, and STEM (NSF). She has delivered lectures on urban school district policy and other related topics to various groups and educational institutions.

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What does it take to improve science performance in an inner-city high school? Could a science "immersion" strategy change motivation and interest in science? How can we meet a key strategic goal of our urban district: "All students graduate and are prepared for postsecondary education, successful careers and productive citizenship."

Creative professionals in team-based work settings value work communications skills among their colleagues. As public schools create professional learning communities and experiment with teacher-led curriculum and program development, traditional interview processes may prove inadequate for these new collaborative environments. New and creative selection models may be needed to enable teacher or other professional teams to choose candidates with the 21st century skills needed for success. In public sector environments, work rules are often highly developed and professionals are entitled to interview. Qualifications, training, experience and seniority as determinants often get reduced to transfer rights using seniority as the main or only criteria. This trend detracts from creating a competitive environment in which to attract & retain a high-quality teaching staff. Solutions can be found within existing contract parameters, however, if the attributes necessary to teach 21st Century skills are actually required to be demonstrated, not just described, in the interview process.

Critical to a dynamic STEM school is a high level of instructional rigor. While this is true in all STEM schools, it is a particular challenge in those programs that serve populations inexperienced with high levels of rigor in their previous coursework.

OK, I did learn enough in 35 years of high school teaching, administration, and marriage to know one thing: The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach! Feed them, and they will come.

Establishing a STEM High School (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), and the Aiken Environmental, Ohio's first public environmental high school proved to be successful strategies to increase student engagement and raise standardized scores in science. High-poverty urban students from declining academic and disciplinary environments produced significant gains on science test results and credit attainment towards graduation. Using multiple overlapping rigor and SEL strategies, students experienced "science immersion," project-based learning, and a social-emotional curriculum that emphasized personal development and team/community-building skills.

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Dawn M. Adams, PHR
W307 N6380 Shore Acres Rd.
Hartland WI 53029
USA
phone: 414-659-4553
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HResults partners with clients to provide effective, customized organization development and Human Resources solutions. HResults competently leads and implements strategic initiatives while building relationships with leaders, teams, and business owners.

HResults Services:
  • HR Management
  • Benefits
  • Organizational Development
  • Instructional Design and Training
  • Employment Law Compliance
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Surveys
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching - Team Building
  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Employee Relations
  • Policy Design and Implementation
  • Dawn Adams, President of HResults, is a certified Professional in Human Resources, with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources and Organization Development. She built her expertise in the professional services, manufacturing, health care, financial services, government, and construction industries. Ms. Adams has held various leadership positions within organizations, including Vice President of Human Resources for a statewide, nonprofit healthcare organization.

    Ms. Adams has built additional coaching and development expertise through CPP, the Center for Creative Leadership, and Team Trek. In addition to her PHR certification, she earned several certifications through Lominger International and CPP. Ms. Adams is a former member of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), its national Employee Relations Expertise Panel, a SHRM scholarship judge, and a former member and chair of MMSHRM’s Employment Practices Committee.

    Ms. Adams has lectured for various professional organizations, including the National Business Institute, Wisconsin Employers Resource on Risk, MMSHRM, Marquette University, and Alverno College. In addition, she has contributed valuable information to articles related to the human resources profession for SHRM, Newsweek, Inc., BizJournals, and Pacific Business News.

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    George Hedley
    Construction & Real Estate Development Expert
    1200 Quail St. #210
    Email: GH@Hardhatpresentations.com
    Newport Beach CA 92660
    USA
    phone: 949-852-2005
    fax: 760-992-5343
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    George Hedley is the founder and President of Hedley Construction and Development Inc., a major General Contractor, Owner’s Representative, and Construction Manager headquartered in Southern California.

    Since 1977, Mr. Hedley has built and / or developed more than 1,000 projects totaling in excess of 15 million square feet of commercial, office, industrial, and residential projects valued at more than $700,000,000. As a general contractor and construction manager, he has constructed numerous projects ranging from $3,000,000 to $10,000,000 each.

    Mr. Hedley has served as a Past President of Associated Builders & Contractors and Southern California Builders Association. He has presented over 500 presentations and workshops to national construction conventions including over 60 programs at the World Of Concrete. He is author of 10 construction business books including “Get Your Construction Business to Always Make A Profit!”, and several workbooks on Estimating, Project Management, Field Management, and Contracts. He has also written over 250 published articles in major construction industry publications including Construction Business Owner magazine.

    Construction Expert Witness - Mr. Hedley offers construction expert witness and consulting services. His areas of expertise include:
    • Cost Estimating & Cost of Replacement
    • Defect Analysis and Inspections
    • Claims and Disputes
    • Standard Industry Practices
  • Schedule Delays
  • Contractor / subcontractor Disputes
  • Contracts and Change Orders
  • Field and Project Management
  • Construction Industry Speaker - Today, along with managing his company, Mr. Hedley owns HARDHAT Presentations, presenting keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to companies and associations. He has received the prestigious ‘Certified Speaking Professional’ designation from the National Speakers Association earned by only 7% of the members. His ‘Profit-Builder’ Programs include topics on Building Leaders, Building Profits, Building Customers and Building Wealth.

    Construction Business Coaching - Mr. Hedley also provides ongoing professional business Coaching, hosts peer to peer mentor groups, facilitates Strategic Planning retreats for companies, and leads ‘BIZ-BUILDER Boot Camps’ for business owners of construction companies.

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    George Hedley
    You can get your construction business to move to the next level, get organized and systemized, build an accountable responsible team, charge the right mark-up, always make a profit, and work exactly the way you want by drafting your BIZ-Builder Blueprint Action Plan.
    George Hedley
    This book tried-and-true methods to help fledgling business owners as well as seasoned ones who are just looking to increase capital and productivity. it offers a step-by-step process to help small business owners get what they want: profits, wealth, and freedom.
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    Dr. John C. Fetzer, PhD
    Founder and Principal
    P. O. Box 942
    Pinole CA 94564
    USA
    phone: 510-724-8629
    fax: 510-724-0956
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    Dr. John C. Fetzer, PhD offers over 20 years of expertise in Analytical Chemistry, focusing on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Petroleum and its Products, Chromatography, and UV and Fluorescence Spectroscopy. He offers Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services and Scientific Career Development Consulting services to companies, organizations, and individuals. Dr. Fetzer has over a decade of experience as a supervisor, team leader, trainer, and coach. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 2 books, and 8 book chapters.

    Dr. Fetzer is an American Chemical Society tour speaker, who has participated in over twenty invited lectures at conferences, universities, and government laboratories. His presentation topics have included speaking well, writing an effective manuscript, creative thinking, ethics in science, teamwork, changing career paths, balancing career and personal needs, and many more.

    Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services:
    • Environmental Analysis - Data Quality, Chemical Analysis Solutions, Work with Laboratories
    • Explain Chemistry of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Occurrence, Sources, Degradation, Oxidation, Synthesis, Physical Properties, etc.
    • Develop New Analyses for Crude Oil, Petroleum Products, PAHs, Environmental Concerns
    Soft Skills for Scientists and Engineers:
    • Dealing with a Bad Boss
    • Writing and Speaking Skills
    • Supervisory Skills
    • Incentives and Rewards
    • Team Building
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Academia, Industry, and Government Service
  • Being Technically Diverse
  • Starting or Changing Career Direction
  • Understanding Others
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    John C. Fetzer, PhD
    This book provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career.
    John C. Fetzer, PhD
    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the first type of chemicals that were ever discovered to cause cancer in humans. They are found in cigarette smoke, in barbecued and smoked foods, in automobile and Diesel engine exhaust, fireplace smoke, and many other common things that people are exposed to. Analyzing for PAHs in the environment is important in identifying potential sources of cancer exposure and eliminating these as risks.
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    Jane Marie Downey, M.Ed, ARM
    240 Dechert Dr.
    King of Prussia PA 19405
    USA
    phone: 610-825-3705 (Office) or 610-275-9430 (Cell)
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    Clarity Concepts, Inc. provides consulting and training services that help develop businesses into a high-functioning organization through specially designed consulting and training programs that suit both individual and corporate needs.

    Clarity Concepts, Inc.'s Services:
    • Corporate strategy
    • Risk Management and Futuring
    • Outsourced Risk Management
    • Appreciative Inquiry
    • Change Management
    • Technical Risk Management Workshops
    • Leadership Training
  • Corporate Governance Consulting and Training
  • Organizational / Group Training
  • Teambuilding for Organizational Effectiveness
  • Strategic Innovation Training
  • Sales and Customer Service Training
  • Corporate Labyrinth Programs
  • Individual Training
  • Principal, Jane Marie Downey, M.Ed, ARM, has 30 years of experience in Risk Management and Property, Casualty, and Professional Liability Insurance. A well-known risk management consultant, leadership trainer, and frequent public speaker, she provides risk consulting, insurance broker management, outsourced risk management, as well as leadership and team training.

    Her risk management clients have included Schott Corporation, Carl Zeiss, Inc., Main Line Health Systems, Genencor International, Entech Creative Industries, Saint-Gobain Corp., Commerce National Insurance Services, Napco and CIGNA International.

    Background - Ms. Downey’s corporate experience includes risk management positions with IU International, PaineWebber Group, Inc., and The West Company. She also worked as an Account Executive in insurance brokerage with the Hobbs Group. She taught Risk Management at Temple University's Fox School and Crisis Management at Penn State's Graduate Program. She currently teaches Continuing Educations courses for agents and attorneys for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

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    John A. Hoschette, BSEE, MSEE
    WA, CA, TX, OH, VA, MD, DC, FL, WI, MN USA
    phone: 715-222-7883
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    With specialized knowledge in the field of Engineering, John Hoschette is an experienced Career Development Coach, Trainer, and Professional Key Note Speaker. Mr. Hoschette's past position at Lockheed Martin and current position as Principal Systems Architect (Research & Development) at Smiths Medical have allowed him an acute understanding of all aspects of an engineering career. Overseeing the operations of nearly 5,000 engineers in Sunnyvale California, along with his experience working with companies such as Alliant Tech, Honeywell, Loral and Northrop Corporations, have given him exposure to the engineering methods of many organizations nationwide.

    John Hoschette is an IEEE senior member, author, career coach and adjunct professor. His career articles have appeared in Today’s Engineer and Spectrum Magazine. His company, Career Development Coaches, offers Career Resources for Engineers, Engineering Managers, and Human Resources Personnel. Whether a recent graduate, mid-career, or looking-ahead to retirement, Career Development Coaches offers proven, common-sense advice for navigating all stages of an Engineering career.

    Services Offered:
    • Develop Successful Career Plans
    • University to Industry Transitions
    • Improve Job Performance
    • Navigate Difficult Workplace Environments
    • Compensation Negotiations
    • Career Setback or Job Loss Recovery
    • Finance Management
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    12/1/2011 · Engineering
    With the wealth of knowledge available at the click of a mouse, the Internet is a wonderful tool that can really help accelerate your career. But have you ever stopped to consider what information about you might be available to others on the Internet?

    10/31/2011 · Engineering
    Do you feel underpaid and deserving of a higher salary? Are you thinking about asking for a raise, but unsure how to go about it? Do you cringe at the thought of approaching your boss?

    John A. Hoschette
    The complete, one-stop career resource guide for engineers, engineering managers, and human resources personnel. This book offers proven, commonsense advice for navigating all stages of your engineering career. Packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples.
    John A. Hoschette
    his book is packed with useful tips for excelling in the corporate environment. It is all about the "whens" and "hows" of making a good impression and achieving the greatest impact. This is not a technical book--it focuses more on how to deal with the organization.
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    Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL
    48 Forest Ledge Road
    PO Box 540
    Glen NH 03838
    USA
    phone: 603-733-8156
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    The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network specializes in all aspects of Physician, Medical Staff, Management, and Governance Challenges.

    President and CEO, Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL, works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of:
    • Healthcare Governance
    • Physician Engagement & Alignment Strategies
    • Credentialing / Privileging
    • Peer Review and Performance Improvement
    • Patient Safety
  • Medical Staff Development Planning
  • Physician Leadership Academies
  • Physician Performance Management
  • Physician Behavior Management
  • Physician Operations Optimization
  • Jonathon Burroughs Healthcare Expert PhotoDr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly the American College of Physician Executives), where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. He and Dr. David Nash were recently awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

    Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

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    11/11/2015 · Healthcare
    Population health is not possible in a discounted fee-for-service world, and the significant healthcare business challenge is how to transition from fee-for-service to risk-based capitation in a sustainable way. The following represents an outline for how this transition can be staged so that early steps exploit the benefits of fee-for-service while the latter ones exploit a more capitated model:

    10/21/2015 · Healthcare
    Not too long ago, I had the sad task of testifying at a civil litigation and a judicial hearing for two physicians who had been suspended from their respective medical staffs. In both cases, the suspensions and resultant procedural rights were avoidable because proactive communication and management did not effectively take place. Such events should be rare and most medical staffs can easily avoid them by focusing on preventive actions and addressing potential performance issues early in a supportive and assertive manner.

    Hospital CEOs may have once cast a wary eye when a retail clinic opened in their backyard, but that paradigm has shifted as health systems are increasingly opening their own retail clinics or affiliating with retail clinic operators.

    7/24/2015 · Healthcare
    Regulatory hurdles prevent more hospitals from using e-health to its full potential. Federal and state policies and regulations on care rendered via technology from a remote site spin a tangled web for providers either engaged in e-health or who want to be. A February 2014 article in Health Affairs found strong associations between state policies and hospitals' adoption of e-health, also known as tele-health or telemedicine.

    Alarm fatigue has moved to the forefront of hazards on the hospital floor. Nursing staff gets bombarded by hundreds or thousands of beeps, rings, whistles and pings emanating from bedside devices in a shift, and it can be difficult for them to distinguish the critical from the routine. An analysis of hospital alarms at Johns Hopkins Hospital counted a total of 59,000 alarms over a 12-day observation period, an average of 350 alarms per patient per day.1

    Jon Burroughs, MD, FACHE
    In this book, the author, an experienced physician leader and healthcare consultant, describes key changes that must be made to redesign the medical staff model. He provides specific guidance and examples to help healthcare leaders and executives work with their physician leaders to face these changes successfully. Well-regarded contributors and subject matter experts offer additional examples and insights with special content throughout the book.
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    The Complete Guide to FPPE provides step-by-step guidance for developing an FPPE process and policy, selecting indicators, collecting data, conducting performance conversations with practitioners, and managing FPPE for low-volume and advance practice practitioners.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Sharpen medical staff leadership skills with proven educational strategies and succession planning tools. Medical Staff Leadership Essentials: A Guide to Developing Leadership Skills and Recruiting the Next Generation delivers a step-by-step process for becoming an effective physician leader and training future leaders. Veteran and new physician leaders alike will gain valuable insight to help the medical staff develop, retain, and recruit a legacy of effective physician leaders.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Real-world solutions to problem physician behavior Don t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital s operations or put your patients, staff, and colleagues at risk. This resource will help you implement a sound program to manage impairment and prevent disruptive physician behavior.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    This resource combines the expertise of advisors from The Greeley Company and in-the-trenches hospital and medical staff leaders. You ll get real-world solutions to engage practitioners in medical staff activities and align them with hospital goals. Unlike other theory-based books, this resource provides tools and strategies that have helped your peers break the cycle of disengagement and apathy.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Developed by trusted Greeley Company experts, the fourth edition of this concise guide will help you develop medical staff policies and procedures that comply with Joint Commission requirements and promote current industry best practices. Don t wade through lengthy manuals and Web sites full of outdated information.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Move from reactive deals to shared costs and sustainable physician-hospital alignment. This edition provides fully updated strategies, tools, and step-by-step approaches from multiple ED call panel experts.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned will help you transform peer review theory into best practice. This book and CD-ROM set is built on contemporary peer review design and demonstrates how hospitals have used those theories to tackle real peer review challenges. Twenty case studies cover topics ranging from fixing your peer review system to tracking and trending data to reconciling peer review conflicts.