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Linchpin's Advisors

Our advisors are highly-active participants in our continuing efforts to understand and anticipate worker and workplace needs, and refine and improve our learning models. Our founders review with them trends in workplace communication, the impact of developing technologies, and the implications of the research we conduct. Then we apply those insights to our courses and workshops, and our unique CrisisLab.

David Ferraro

David Ferraro is Director of Production for Cox Media's Mid-Atlantic Region. He's been General Manager and Chief Content Officer of public television station WHRO-TV and is also certified as a Dale Carnegie Trainer. David keeps us apprised of new digital video and training technologies that we can apply to our courses.

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst is an investor and business consultant. After a career in senior management at such premier design firms and advertising agencies as Siegel & Gale, Ogilvy & Mather, and Hill Holiday, he now invests in and counsels new and early stage ventures. Mark helps us stay close to the unique business needs of small, nimble, high-impact management teams.

Margie Lubet

Margie Lubet is a research consultant whose career has included senior positions in advertising, financial services, and healthcare. She keeps us aware of pertinent new developments in executive and workforce education, and helps us maintain good research design and knowledge management.

Abu Noaman

Abu Noaman is CEO of Elliance, a company he founded in 1993. Without a dime from venture capitalists, he catapulted Elliance to the national scene for eMarketing services. A member of the Business Marketing Association's National Board of Directors, Abu often shares his experience and insights at symposiums and conferences across the country.

Peter Berner

Peter Berner is CEO of Pilot Workplace Advisors. His career has focused on executive career management, as CEO of the Bizet Companies and as a Managing Director of Drake Beam Morin, the world's leading provider of career management programs. Peter helps us better understand the needs of organizations and their linchpin people.