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Herb Shields

Herb Shields has over three decades of experience in the purchasing field. He is the president of HCS Consulting, which helps companies in their purchasing and inventory management activities. His clients include manufacturers and distributors of industrial products, rail equipment maintenance, dyes and pigments, personal care and household products, pharmaceuticals, and food products.

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Michelle Benjamin

Since 1985, Michelle Benjamin, founder and CEO of Benjamin Enterprises and Pivot Partners, has provided a broad range of workforce solutions to industries and government at all levels. Her clients have ranged from corporate giants like Anheuser-Busch, Kohl's Distribution, Consolidated Edison, General Electric, Entergy and United Parcel Service. Services can include strategic process...

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Lindsay Gilder
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Lindsay Gilder

Lindsay Gilder is the Associate Editor for Thomas Insights. She was previously a Supplier Content Analyst and contributing writer for Insights.   Prior to working at Thomas, Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree in English and business from the University at Buffalo, where she was an assistant editor for their student publication, The Spectrum. She enjoyed writing profiles of interesting...

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Cathy Ma
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Cathy Ma

Cathy Ma is the Director of User Acquisition at Thomas. She was formerly the Content and Audience Director at Bauer Media and digital transformation consultant for Interbrand and Moody’s Analytics.

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Alex Bekker
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Alex Bekker

Alex Bekker is the head of the data analytics department at ScienceSoft, an IT consulting and software development company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Combining more than 20 years of expertise in delivering data analytics solutions, with more than 10 years in project management, Alex has been leading both business intelligence and Big Data projects, as well as helping companies embrace the...

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Justin Dickmeyer

Justin Dickmeyer, professional engineer (PE), has provided nearly 100,000 lessons to aspiring engineers around the world. On EngineerInTrainingExam.com, he approaches PE exam preparation from a different angle, striving to not only lead and mentor his PE students but also to "get in the trenches" with them while creating the most engaging and easy-to-access FE exam and PE exam prep materials.

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Bob Bishop
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Bob Bishop

Bob Bishop helps business leaders and their teams get unstuck and back on the path to reaching their goals and realizing their dreams. He is certified in the Gazelles/Four Decisions methodology, as taught in Verne Harnish's book, "Scaling Up."  

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Zamir Javer
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Zamir Javer

 Zamir Javer is the CEO of Jumpfactor, a Growth500-listed B2B marketing and lead generation agency. Jumpfactor aims to help businesses drive increased sales and grow five times faster through more leads at higher ROI.

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Alex Rosenbluth

Alex Rosenbluth is a supplier content analyst and a contributing writer for Thomas Insights.  Prior to this position, Alex received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida International University, where he was a digital media contributor for their student publication, PantherNow. Alex enjoyed creating and editing videos for digital stories on technology and education. When he’s...

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