TJ Advisory Board
TrafficJamming is proud of its Advisory Board Members who are all accomplished leaders in their chosen fields including finance, marketing, social media, internet marketing, licensing, branding and personal development. This unique collection of professionals will share their advice and strategies on current product and service offerings while providing their perspectives on future TrafficJamming programs for our members.
Bruce Turkel – Expertise: Branding & Marketing

Bruce is an advertising and branding expert who helps make his clients’ brands more valuable.

He has worked with great companies including Nike, Discovery Channel, HBO, Baptist Hospital, and the Miami and Puerto Rico Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

Bruce has spoken at TED, MIT, UM, and Harvard, been heard on NPR, FOX, and CNN and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and Communications Arts Magazines. He has published three books on advertising and marketing including his latest – Building Brand Value.

He is a native of Miami Beach and a graduate of the University of Florida.

Why has he done all this? Bruce says it’s simple: “I don’t play harmonica that well.”

Jack Daly – Expertise: Sales Training

Jack is a professional sales coach, speaker and expert in corporate culture, inspiring audiences to take action in customer loyalty and personal motivation.

Jack brings 30+ years of field-proven experience from a starting base with CPA firm Arthur Andersen to the CEO level of several national companies.

ack is a proven CEO/Entrepreneur, having built six companies into national firms, two of which he subsequently sold to the Wall Street firms of Solomon Brothers and First Boston.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM JACK DALY’S CAREER IN SALES INCLUDE:
>> In 1985, Jack relocated to California from the east coast and started a mortgage company with 3 colleagues. As CEO, Jack led the company through robust growth in its initial 18 months to 750 employees and 22 offices nationwide, producing $350 million per month in mortgages, and its first 3 years the company reported profits of $42 million.
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>> In 1998, working as a senior partner in a 5 year-old privately held Enterprise, Jack helped the company to be recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and ranked #10 on the Inc. 500 List of the fastest growing firms nationwide.
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>> Jack Daly is the Amazon Bestselling Author of Hyper Sales Growth.
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>>​​​​​​​ Vistage UK Overseas Speaker of the Year.
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>> TEC Australia Speaker of the Year.
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PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
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>> Jack has been married 44 years to his high school sweetheart.
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>> Jack has completed 15 Ironman Competitions in 8 countries, on 5 continents, making Team USA in 2012.
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>> Jack has played golf at over 88 of the Top 100 golf courses in the USA.
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>> To date, Jack has completed 60 marathons over 33 states in the USA.

Brett Beveridge – Expertise: Retail Business / Serial Entrepreneur
Brett is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of The Retail Outsource Companies (TROC), a leader in the wireless, electronics, software and retail industries. He has proven success in start-ups, profit turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and fundraising. He has been directly involved with the development, opening and/or operating of thousands of technology and retail wireless stores nationwide and calls upon his vast experience to drive the development and 

implementation of software to maximize ROI, productivity and accountability. Mr. Beveridge has founded more than 10 companies and is a 6-time winner of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies Award, The Red Herring Top 100 Award, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Cutting Edge Award, The Education Funds Public School Achievement Award, South Florida’s Business Journal’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies Award and many others.

All the while, Brett has remained active and committed to the local community in Miami and Coral Gables. He is a past Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and serves on the Orange Bowl Committee, The President’s Council at the University of Miami, and the Board of Ambassadors at Nova Southeastern University.  He is a current member and past Chair of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) of Miami as well as The Strategic Forum. He is the incoming Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Wireless Division Board and is an advisor to several privately held businesses focused on emerging technology trends.

Susan Miller – Expertise: Licensing, Media & Entertainment
Susan is an entrepreneur and producer of television, films, books, licensed products and digital media.  She is the founding partner of three companies specializing in producing and licensing world-class media properties, lifestyle and corporate brands. Prior to starting her own company, Susan was an executive with Warner Bros., American Express, Colgate and Xerox.

She has been an invited speaker about media, marketing, licensing and entrepreneurship at University of Michigan, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Pace, Licensing Expo, Toy Fair, Producers Guild of America, Sandbox Summit@MIT, KidScreen and the Association of American Publishers.

Susan holds an MBA from New York University and a BS from Cornell University.

John Lawson – Expertise: Internet / Social Media

John is the CEO at ColderICE Media, Amazon #1 best-selling author, “Kick Ass Social Commerce for e-preneurs“, IBM Futurist and Ebay Influencer. He is celebrated as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America and crowned Savviest in Social Medial” by StartUp Nation.

Lawson is an international keynote speaker, “Commerce evangelist” and an absolute wealth of 

knowledge on all things eRetail and online marketing strategy. John is a pioneer in the online retail verticle and founder of The Ecommerce Group, a global community of commerce vendors and marketers.

Accolades/Awards:

Platinum PowerSeller – Ebay US; Top Rated Seller – Amazon; Savviest in Social Media – StartUp Nation; Internation Retailer Award – Ecommerce Asia; Top 100 Small Business Influencer – Small Biz Trends; IBM Commerce Futurist – IBM Commerce; and Ebay Influencer – Ebay Global

Mitchell Levy – Expertise: Author,  Publishing & Strategic Thinker
Mitchell is the Chief Instigator of Ahas at the Aha Amplifier™ and the CEO and Thought Leader Architect at THiNKaha®. He and his team make it easy for corporations to easily create compelling content that help turn their experts into recognized thought leaders. Mitchell is a bestselling author with fifty one business books, contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine, has provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on 

critical business issues through the CEO networking groups he’s run, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company.

Join the conversation about thought leadership best practices on the LinkedIn group he runs or watch a new thought leader episode each week on Thought Leader Life™.

Narendra Kini – Expertise: Healthcare
M. Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, is the CEO of Miami Children’s Health System and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a 289-bed nationally recognized pediatric specialty hospital in Miami-Dade county with nine pediatric outpatient centers located throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.  Dr. Kini has been instrumental in expanding its presence in Florida and with the hospital’s global telemedicine effort throughout the world.  Dr. Kini, who is a board-certified pediatrician, is committed to improving the health status of children.

Before joining Miami Children’s Health System, Dr. Kini served as EVP for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health responsible for physician relations/outreach, clinical informatics, patient safety, and pharmacy operations for the $5.7 billion health system.

Prior to Trinity Health, Dr. Kini held various positions related to information technology at GE Medical Systems, the latest as Director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute.

Greg Shugar – Expertise: Brand Creator
Greg Shugar is an active entrepreneur actively working now as a Co-Founder of Thread Experiment, the world’s first brand of home bedding dedicated to men. Prior to that, Greg founded The Tie Bar – now the largest online men’s accessories brand –  and grew it into a nearly $20 million business before a private-equity firm acquired the brand in 2013. Greg also dabbles in angel investing in eCommerce companies, regularly speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship and recently taught an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp course at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to launching Thread Experiment and The Tie Bar, Shugar was a practicing attorney in Chicago for 8 miserable years.
John Dunlap – Expertise: Hospitality / Serial Entrepreneur

John–President & CEO, Iconic Attractions Group, President of Jungle Island

For John Dunlap, there is no “typical day” in the office. The visionary leader has made his reputation in hospitality management successfully running world-famous zoos and hotels. In his current role as President & CEO of Iconic Attractions Group and President of Jungle Island,

John oversees park management for South Florida’s favorite landmark and entertainment attraction, and has revealed a master plan to completely transform the park into an eco adventure destination focused on adventure, animals, discovery and play. Previously, John served as managing director of the San Diego Zoo and also led several esteemed properties with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
 
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