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President & CTO
Bala has a wide variety of experience both in business, member-based associations and nonprofits. With hundreds of successful projects to his credit, Bala’s business background includes positions at IBM Corporation, COX Enterprises, Global Healthcare Rehabilitation and CUNA Mutual Group.He also provided management consulting for many small to medium-sized businesses.
Bala has wide exposure in board and advisory roles for several nonprofits, He served as President of the Plymouth, Minnesota chapter of Rotary International.
Other nonprofit and member-based associations for which he volunteered or served in leadership positions were Rising Star OutReach, Toastmasters International, Business Network International (BNI), The Blake School, The Children’s Workshop Montessori, Ronald McDonald House Charities (Upper Midwest) and many others.
Chair – Advisory Board
Steve has deep experience in several critical roles, such as general management, business development, strategy, marketing, and sales. He currently serves as President and CEO of Whitehall Specialties, Inc, in Whitehall, WI.
The community of nonprofits and associations has played a large role in Steve’s life – working with various nonprofit and for-profit organizations, small and large.
Whether serving the community as the Chairman of the Board of the largest Medical and Life Sciences Alley in the world (https://medicalalley.org/) in an official capacity or as a member of largest nutritional ingredients associations in the United States, or as a buyer of multiple software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions, Steve believes Affnetz™ work in the community provides many ways to empower good in the world.
Steve received his MBA from The Harvard Business School and lives in the Twin Cities area in MN.
Vice Chair – Advisory Board
Cindy serves as the National Healthcare Practice and Nonprofit Leader for TowerHunter, a nationally recognized executive search and leadership consulting firm. She is a nationally recognized consultant serving clients in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. During the past 25+ years, Cindy has dedicated her work to helping clients evaluate talent and culture, recruit and build effective Boards of Directors and high performing leadership teams.
Vice President – Marketing
Pete’s professional experience ranges from sales, marketing, and IT positions in Fortune 500 organizations to a leadership role for a successful technology venture.
Pete has specific financial services and medical device experience but has a knack for understanding the unique needs for a wide variety of industry verticals.
As a board-level writer and presenter, he has developed a deep sense of customers’ fundamental business and communications needs. This, combined with a strong impulse to intimately understand the target audience, underpins the crafting of powerful, action-oriented messages.
Pete received his B.S. in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Advisory Board Member
Scott is a successful startup entrepreneur and technology executive with more than 25 years of senior executive and board leadership, sales, business development, marketing, product strategy, finance, legal and operational expertise. He also has extensive experience in M&A, having acquired several companies and built and led two companies to successful exits.
Scott cares deeply about building high-performance teams taking a people-first approach that combines clear strategic guidance, mentorship, coaching, and individual empowerment.
Scott’s particular point of pride is seeing how many of his former colleagues have built extremely successful companies and careers themselves.
Scott earned degrees in Economics and PPE (an Oxford-inspired interdisciplinary tutorial based program bringing together Philosophy, Political Science and Economics), from Claremont McKenna College, before serving as a combat infantry soldier and sharpshooter in the Israel Defense Forces paratrooper battalion. Both experiences and his deep love of history have informed his political philosophy and his principled, passionate servant leadership approach as a business executive.
Scott is married to a wonderful woman, has three amazing children and two dogs. He is a devoted triathlete who loves to backpack, ski, skydive, read and travel.
Scott’s philanthropic interests center around support of the state of Israel, her development and defense, and Jewish causes around the world.