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Bill Shepard, Executive Director

Phone : (408) 292-1593 office (408) 206-7953 cell

Email : bshepard@COOForum.org

Website : www.COOForum.org

Bill Shepard is the Founder and CEO of COO Forum®, an 8-year-old professional development association for Second-in-Command Executives. Full Bio

Laura Weikle, Director of Chapter Development

Phone : (408) 206-2994

Email : lweikle@COOForum.org

Website : www.COOForum.org

Laura brings extensive organizational and administrative expertise to the COO Forum. She manages chapter development nationally, oversees member services, and works closely with Executive Director Bill Shepard to grow the COO Forum globally. Laura supports and coordinates Full Bio

Skyler Shepard, Chief Technology Officer

Phone : (917) 284-8022

Email : sshepard@COOForum.org

Website : www.COOForum.org

Skyler brings 15+ years in technology, with an emphasis on media, to his role as CTO at COO Forum. His background is in technical management, strategy and digital media expertise, working on business, product, and technical teams. Full Bio

Chapter Directors


WESTERN REGION

San Francisco & Silicon Valley, Bill Shepard, Executive Director & Chapter Director

Phone : (408) 292-1593 office (408) 206-7953 cell

Email : bshepard@COOForum.org

Website : www.COOForum.org

Bill Shepard is the Founder and CEO of COO Forum®, an 8-year-old professional development association for Second-in-Command Executives. Full Bio


Silicon Valley, Dr. Juan Montermoso, Co-Chapter Director

Phone : (408) 390-6475

Email : jp.montermoso@comcast.net

Website : www.montermoso.com

As the President of Montermoso Associates, a marketing and training consultancy, Dr. Juan P. Montermoso enables high tech organizations to reach and retain the right customers by integrating Full Bio

Marin, Paul K. Herrerias, Chapter Director

Phone : (415) 721-7001 office (415) 302-5300 cell

Email : p.herrerias@stantonchase.com

Website : www.stantonchase.com

Paul Herrerias is Managing Director and Founder of the Northern California office of Stanton Chase, a global retained executive search firm. Full Bio


Seattle, Ralph Young, Chapter Director

Phone : (425) 785-0251

Email : ralph@topgunventures.com

Website : www.COOForum.org

Ralph brings a tenured and successful career in executive leadership roles in the high tech industry to Top Gun Ventures. Full Bio

MIDWESTERN REGION

Chicago, Cathy Lieberman, Chapter Director

Phone : (773) 935-0206

Email : cathy@cdlbusinessconsulting.com

Website : www.cdlbusinessconsulting.com

Cathy Lieberman is an executive coach, facilitator and change management consultant. Her focus is on driving the performance of organizational leaders. As a catalyst for change, Cathy brings a unique style to her consulting practice Full Bio

Detroit, Adam Kaplan, Chapter Director

Phone : (877) 366-6562

Email : info@kaplanexec.com

Website : www.kaplanexec.com

Adam Kaplan partners with CEOs of middle market and emerging growth companies to recruit top talent. Our focus is on recruiting COOs (Integrators). Some perspectives we have on this topic: Full Bio

EASTERN REGION

Boston, Larry Stybel, Chapter Director

Phone : (617) 594-7627 office (276) 200-0019 cell

Email : lstybel@stybelpeabody.com

Website : www.stybelpeabody.com

Larry is a businessman, entrepreneur, and doctoral-level psychologist. Thirty-five years ago, Maryanne Peabody and Larry Stybel founded what is today Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire, an Arbora Global Company. Full Bio


New York, Lisa Kuruvilla, Chapter Director

Phone : (206) 714-2884

Email : admin@ccpathways.com

Website : https://www.linkedin.com/in/lkuruvilla

Lisa Kuruvilla is a proactive executive in the A/E/C industry with a formidable record of providing strategic leadership and direction across all operational areas, Full Bio


Dulles Corridor & Tyson’s Corner, Brenda Harrington, Chapter Director

Phone : (703) 723-6509

Email : info@adaptiveleadershipstrategies.com

Website : www.adaptiveleadershipstrategies.com

Brenda Harrington is a Certified Leadership Coach and Leadership Development Consultant. She is the founder and principal of Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC, a firm offering human capital solutions to help top talent better adapt to change and transition.Full Bio

SOUTHERN REGION

Atlanta, Pat Lynch, Chapter Director

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Phone : (678) 427-3309

Email : patl@frontiergroupusa.com

Website : www.frontiergroupusa.com

Pat leads The Frontier Group on strategy, client service, innovation, and business development. He is responsible for driving growth and strategic partnerships.

Austin, Jonathan Schober, Chapter Director

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Phone : (512) 771-2969

Email : Jon@MaximizeOthers.com

Website : maximizeothers.com

Jonathan Schober helps mid-career professionals Accelerate their Career Growth by gaining the Clarity to align their passions with their work. Through his Personalized 1:1 Coaching and Custom Created Master Mind groups, he helps you harness your unique personality traits, skills, and abilities so you can realize your dreams.

Nashville, Rick Kloete, Chapter Director

Phone : (615) 823-7723

Email : rick@kloetegroup.com

Website: www.kloetegroup.com

Rick Kloete’s philosophy is to approach life, executive recruiting, leadership consulting, and helping his clients, with creative thinking, determination, and a commitment to service. Full Bio

Charlotte, Chaks Karuturi, Chapter Director

Phone : (614) 256-3571

Email : ckaruturi@cooforum.org

Website : www.AJourneyToSuccess.biz

Chaks Karuturi is an experienced Consultant in Strategic/Financial Planning and Performance Management. He has over 30 years of leadership and management experience in four blue chip companies, namely Xerox, Bank of America, AT&T and most recently, IBM. Full Bio