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

Michael Thatcher | President and Chief Executive Officer at Charity Navigator

Michael Thatcher is a Technical Development Strategist who excels in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to facilitate social and economic change, as well as assisting public policymakers that support development through ICT. He has a strong technical background with architecture, design and implementation experience, leading teams with multiple cultures and effectively communicating and explaining complex concepts and ideas to audiences.

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.

Carl Wilson | Principal at CW & Associates | Former EVP...

Carl Wilson is a turnaround CIO and business leader with a career that spans more than four decades and multiple industry segments. Carl launched his career as a computer operator and is now recognized as a world-class CIO who led the technology function for national and global companies. Currently, Carl develops emerging talent as a CIO coach and mentor at CW & Associates in addition to actively serving on several corporate and advisory boards. His goal is to bring his expertise in executive and technology leadership to individuals and businesses alike—helping others to realize success.

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.

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.

Jeffrey Parkinson | Managing Partner at KEC Ventures

Jeffrey Parkinson (JP) has been an investor for more than eight years. While he has experience investing in companies at every stage of their lifecycle, his passion is early stage technology. He was part of the founding team at KEC Ventures and spends the majority of his time evaluating opportunities in the areas of enterprise software and eCommerce. Currently, JP is a Managing Partner for KEC Ventures.

Pete Legan | Vice President, US Enterprise Sales Distribution Market at...

Pete Legan has over 34 years of experience at IBM, and he has an extremely varied senior management background having held many different roles (VP Sales, CFO for our Utility business, Operations Executive for our services business in Australia) in IBM, both in the US and abroad. Currently, Pete Legan is a Vice President for US Enterprise Sales for IBM's Distribution Market (Retail, CPG and Travel and Transportation clients). He holds P&L responsibility for leading a $2 Billion sales organization which includes the entire IBM portfolio. His clients range from Fortune 500 businesses to emerging companies headquartered in the region in all industries. 

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.

Amit Bhargava | Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development and Executive...

Amit Bhargava heads up Strategy and Corporate Development at Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS), a ~$7.5B home improvement and building products company.  As an executive officer at Masco, he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and business unit strategy processes across the enterprise.

Steven Masur | Partner at Masur Griffitts + LLP

Steven Masur has over 22 years of experience advising emerging and established businesses on new opportunities and business challenges. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property, entertainment, emerging businesses and strategic guidance. Steve has extensive experience in angel and venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions in Europe and Asia. He is passionate about helping new businesses plan a path to success, and helping older businesses bridge the gap to new markets.




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