Spotlights

Spotlights are biographical in nature and shine the light on the remarkable careers and accomplishments of GCA members

David Johnson | Current Advisor and Former Senior Managing Director at...

David Johnson is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone. He joined the firm in 2013 and is based in New York. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Johnson was Senior Vice President of Strategy at Dell Corporation, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development, and acquisition integration.

Andy Blandford | Former Vice President, CASE Construction Equipment EMEA, CNH...

Andy Blandford is a global executive who creates and executes strategies for industrial companies that grow sales and increase operating profitability. Andy has led start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth for businesses around the world. He is a builder and leader of global, functionally diverse teams inspiring them to execute and deliver outstanding results.

Maureen Higdon | Experienced Financial Executive | Board Member at The...

Maureen Higdon is a skilled solutions-focused Senior Executive and Corporate Board member with more than 30 years of success in Financial Services and non-profits. Leveraging extensive strategic leadership in corporate and non-profit organizations, Maureen is a valuable asset and a recognized leader unafraid to challenge the status quo.

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot | Former Executive Vice President and Global Treasurer at...

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is an agile, high-impact leader with a record of building inclusive, high performing teams. She is an accomplished change agent with quantifiable evidence of business advantages and competitive differentiation.

Scott Omelianuk | Multi-Media Executive

Scott Omelianuk is trained as a journalist, motivated by business and excited by technology. His passion is a disruptive, do-it-first approach that generates revenue by connecting consumers with content and services. He's built opportunity for marquee brands across verticals and platforms, including desktop and mobile web, television, print and digital magazines and books, social media and other brand extensions.

Marie Wieck | General Manager at IBM Blockchain

Marie Wieck has been with IBM for over 30 years. Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services divisions. She is passionate about innovation from diverse teams and about building new businesses. Marie is currently the General Manager, IBM Blockchain where she is focused on driving open ecosystem growth around the Hyperledger Project, and delivering enterprise blockchain fabric and solutions that transform business processes and transactions.

Margaret “Margo” Loebl | Board of Directors Candidate | Global Strategist...

Margaret Loebl is a financial expert, thought leader and collaborative strategic thinker who is uniquely positioned to help companies traverse the changing global landscape and new economic realities. With six years of public company CFO experience in complex, global environments, she has worked closely with Boards on acquisitions and liquidity, strategic financial decisions, the controls infrastructure and risk management. The companies, Agrofresh Solutions, Quaker Chemical and TechTeam, were confronting transformational events within the company or disruptions in economic markets such as the 2008 financial crisis and increasing shareholder activism.

Neeraj Gokhale | Current Advisor and Former VP, Global Marketing and...

Neeraj Gokhale has over 20 years of experience as a technology executive and an entrepreneur, in building and transforming a range of enterprise software and systems businesses – from Software infrastructure to enterprise applications and Cloud based services, to storage systems. He is a general manager with a balance of strategic analysis and broad operational expertise in product and go-to-market areas. He has extensive M&A, post-merger integration and business rationalization experience.

Jane Hanson | Emmy Award-Winning Television Journalist and Media Presentation Trainer

Jane Hanson is an Emmy award-winning television journalist and media/presentation/video coach who has spent over 30 years helping people learn to communicate better. Not only does it enhance their presence, and ensure they resonate with every type of audience, but in today's fast-paced world, it is imperative to be on one's game 24/7. Ms. Hanson focuses on 3 core elements: what you say, how you say it, and how your body language keeps in all in sync.

Tatyana Mamut, Ph.D. | General Manager and Director at Amazon Web...

Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader with a passion for ideas and the drive to win. She has a proven 15+ year track record of envisioning, building and commercializing innovative and successful products. She's a dynamic leader who attracts A+ talent, builds strong cultures and drives organizations to stretch outcomes. Dr. Mamut is a visionary innovator who connects the dots between customer needs and business/technical capabilities.

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