mHUB’s mentor networks is comprised of a broad base of industry leading experts. Our mentors have backgrounds ranging from technical to business development. They provide support to our members in areas that include but are not limited to manufacturing innovation, IoT, electronics and other cutting-edge technologies, business development, sales and marketing, various areas of the law, and financing.
We value diversity of our mentors, not just in terms of skills and expertise but also diversity of race/ethnicity, gender, experience, and thought. Our mentors hail from Chicago, the Midwest, and across the US. They volunteer their time and expertise to offer guidance and leverage their networks in support of mHUB members. These generous contributions directly impact the success of our members.
Mentors commit to a four-month period with four one-hour sessions per month. Mentors are selected based on the skill set and knowledge demands of mHUB's member community.
Director of Business Process Optimization, Marmon Holdings
Globally, the US has plenty of opportunity to lead in manufacturing if we create products that leverage our strengths: flexibility and scale.I would love to share my experience with emerging businesses to help grow their operation to scale and while delighting their customers.With over 12+ years in optimizing operations across multiple industries (aerospace manufacturing, airline operations and e-commerce), I have helped businesses meet their objectives by breaking through operational challenges varied in uniqueness and size. I have formally and informally mentored many engineers and business professionals at Boeing, United Airlines and a few startups; and believe in working to your strengths to unlock your unique competitive advantage and nurturing a growth mindset.
What should I prioritize now to make me ready to grow as demand grows? how do I tackle those priorities?
How do I reduce risk (de-risk) and improve confidence in my operation so customers are not worried about partnering with me?
How do design my product and/or operation to maximize my profitability and scalability while listening to the voice of the customer (VOC)?
Partner & Director of Engagements, Ballistix
I am a seasoned senior executive, advisor, and investor who has demonstrated the ability to engineer organizations for growth. As a Partner & Director of Engagements at global consultancy, Ballistix (ballistix.com), I lead strategy and a team of sales process engineering consultants implementing a division of labor across the sales and operations functions.I have a deep understanding of sales and customer service/success environments and processes, having overseen more than 150 Ballistix implementations for clients selling directly and/or indirectly through channel partners in manufacturing, industrial distribution, technology, and service verticals for organizations in start-up to $6B. I have a proven track record of (re)designing, building, and growing inside and outside sales teams, streamlining and improving customer service and customer success team functions, strategy and optimization, and process improvement and performance. Over my career, I have earned a reputation for my commitment to helping organizations and people identify, implement, and accomplish goals. I would love to share my expertise with the next generation of innovators!
How do you engineer your organization for aggressive growth?
How do you generate sales opportunities at scale?
How do you build a sales environment where salespeople are actually selling?
Director of Human Resources, Vail Systems
Strategic executive-level leader with record of achievement working with entrepreneurs to design and develop scalable Human Resources operations. Build company infrastructure and execute programs to meet expansionary goals. Evaluate new investments and offer insights related to business-critical global initiatives. Build culture of performance and focus on talent acquisition and complete transformations and transactions that provide sustainability for future. Serve as valuable resource to all constituents.
Industries served include: engineering, manufacturing, high-tech, finance, insurance, services, research, health care, and non-profit.
How do I build a flexible but scalable HR function?
How do I define my company's culture and management style?
Where do I start with hiring, retaining and developing my initial employees?