GCA Members

Jose Resendiz is an experienced, cross-functional executive leader currently operating as Vice President and General Manager for NCR Corporation. At this role, he is responsible for NCR's Global Financial Services portfolio, including it's Digital Insight and SaaS digital banking solution set. He is a servant leader to more than 5,000 employees, a strategic partner with 5,000+ financial institutions, and a driver of a turn around for NCR's business generating $3.5B+ in revenue and a growing a user base of now 15M+ digital banking users in the US and 1B+ users across 180 countries.
When President Trump signed an Executive Order on March 11, 2018 that set forth a plan to impose prospectively import tariffs on steel of 25% and on aluminum of 10% for countries exporting those products to the U.S., most of us trade negotiation veterans were startled. Literally. You should be too.
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.
Elearis™ - the education technology company - has named Michael Borman as Executive Chairman and CEO. In this role, Mr. Borman will help the company scale its operations both in the United States and worldwide.
Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV), a leading cybersecurity company that delivers best-in-class solutions to protect data and applications – wherever they reside – on premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments, today announced the appointment of David Gee as the company’s chief marketing officer (CMO), effective January 22, 2018.
Charles “Chic” Thompson is an internally renowned speaker and author on creativity. During the last 30 years, he has given more than 4,500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tony Robbins and Steven Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City Improv. Currently, Chic is the Founder and Executive Director of WAGiLabs, a social innovation incubator where kids share ideas and work together to make the world a better place.

GCA Member Demographics

GCA members have unique accomplishments making the total GCA network important as a force for global positive change. All members carry a certain reputation with them, and they are some of the most sought after individuals in the world. GCA’s admission process is very selective, ensuring GCA only accepts the best and brightest. Companies and institutions look for GCA Game Changers as Board Directors, Board Advisors, potential employees, consultants and more.
Ken Robinson is a seasoned executive with a great breadth of experience. He joined Exelon in August 2016 as senior vice president of audit and controls. Additionally, he is a member of the Exelon Executive Committee, which sets strategy and direction for the company.
Viviane Vicente Bencie is passionate about creating an environment of respect, logic and beauty, and instilling in others a behavior that makes business interactions more meaningful and pleasant. Her belief is that such behavior should occur naturally, without transpiring a feeling of "following rules" with no real purpose, and that acting in that way mitigates the pressure and stress of professional dealings.
Rob DeMartini is the President and CEO at New Balance Athletics, Inc. He joined the New Balance team in May 2007, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience from a diverse background in consumer products and business. Drawn to New Balance for its commitment to brand authenticity and responsible leadership, DeMartini achieve his first order of business in 2007 by guiding the company’s leadership team in the development of a responsible growth strategic plan. The plan nurtured and cultivated the unique culture of New Balance while also driving aggressive global growth.
The alarm has sounded about the dire global implications of the U.S. decrease in corporate income tax rates that began with the start of 2018, raising the specter of the ‘beggar thy neighbor’ trade wars during the Depression when countries slapped on high tariffs to protect their home turfs.  Just days after the enactment of the new U.S. tax law, European leaders suggested they may challenge Washington’s move in the World Trade Organization; China announced it would slash its corporate income tax on foreign investment to zero retroactive to January 2017; and Russia proposed to eliminate fully its already low tax on capital repatriated from abroad.
Tom Belthoff is an energetic, resilient and committed executive with unquestionable integrity and a strong work ethic. For 19 months, Tom excelled as the CFO of a group of privately held companies with over 300 employees. In addition to his overall CFO responsibilities for all accounting, technology, HR, cash management and banking for all the companies, Tom renegotiated numerous contracts, changed employee benefit plans, improved various operational workflows and restructured the liability insurance programs, all resulting in significant dollar savings and improved employee morale.

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