MEMBER BIOS

Keith Burgess - The Meltzer Companies
 
Keith Burgess is a partner at The Meltzer Group in Bethesda. Keith has over 18 years of experience in the insurance and financial planning field. After spending a few years with First Union, as an insurance and investment expert, Keith decided to join The Meltzer Group and focus on his passion, selling life insurance. Over the last 15 years, Keith has become an expert in the life insurance field, helping TMG become one of the largest producers of life insurance in the country. Keith has always enjoyed helping individuals, families, and small business owners stay well protected with life insurance, in the case of an untimely death of a spouse or business partner.  
 
Keith Burgess’ belief is that there is more to insurance, business succession, and estate planning than just the numbers. A good insurance advisor will have effective communication and cooperation with all the client’s other advisors, including the investment advisor, the CPA, and the estate planning attorney. Keith acts as the quarterback, coordinating the efforts and strategies of the advisory team, to implement tax efficient estate and succession planning.  
 
Phone: (301) 581-7350 
Cell: (301) 240 793-4423 
Fax:(301) 214-7001 
Email: kburgess@meltzergroup.com 
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Glen C. Hardesty - McEnroe Voice & Data

Glen Hardesty is an equity partner and the Director of Sales at McEnroe Voice & Data and has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry.

McEnroe Voice and Data designs, implements and maintains voice and data networks by leveraging our portfolio of platforms and applications from today’s leading communications equipment and software manufacturers – such as Mitel, Avaya, Toshiba, and Star2Star. Our products include premise-based digital and voice over IP phone systems, as well as hosted systems, and are designed to fit each customer’s needs. Our solutions can incorporate the full suite of unified communications capabilities, call center functionality, and video / web conferencing and collaboration.  

We also design, sell, install, and support high definition video surveillance systems for businesses who need to take a proactive approach to the security on their premises. Our IP-based solutions provide flexibility and smart analytics that allow the system to be accessed from any web browser, iOS or Android device.  

McEnroe Voice & Data is a single source for your voice technology or video surveillance project. Our typical scope of work includes infrastructure cabling, equipment design and installation, end-user training, and ongoing support and maintenance. We also provide comprehensive carrier services audits, recommendations, and procurement to help our customers reduce costs and inefficiencies.  

McEnroe Voice & Data has the knowledge, experience, and capabilities earned since 1972 to satisfy the most demanding clients from Small and Medium Businesses to Enterprise organizations. As a certified MBE/DBE, we also work with State and Local Governments, and Federal Agencies. Our other products include voice logging, dictation and transcription, and interview room video recording systems.

Phone: (800) 727-1607 
Cell: (443) 864-1063 
Service:(800) 727-1644 
Email:ghardesty@mcenroevoice.com 
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Andrew Zettler - ZG Interactive

Andrew Zettler is the founder and acting president of ZG Interactive. A full-service web development and marketing firm specializing in all aspects of web development, online marketing, corporate identity, branding, and print design.

Sample clients include Z-Burger, Suntrust Mortgage, Titleist Golf, Old Angler's Inn, and Geneva Day School.

Whether you do business around the world, or in zip codes directly beneath your nose, ZG Interactive ensures that your company’s image and marketing programs are cohesive, well-planned, and truly resonate with your target audience. From small businesses and start-ups looking to establish themselves in a tight local market, to industry leaders looking to promote initiatives and capture increased market awareness, the ZG Interactive team is ready to put your best foot forward.

For a confidential consultation regarding your next project or business goals feel free to visit zginteractive.com or e-mail andrew@zginteractive.com

Phone: (240) 372-1670 
Fax: (240) 396-6952
Email:andrew@zginteractive.com 
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Michael D. Harlow, CPA - Cohn Reznik LLP

Mr. Harlow is a Partner in the Private Enterprise Practice of CohnReznick in Bethesda, Maryland. The Private Enterprise Practice focuses on the needs of privately held companies, their owners, and key employees throughout the Metro Washington Region and is specially positioned to offer a broad range of client services across the spectrum of tax and assurance disciplines.

Mr. Harlow has over a decade of experience in public accounting serving clients in attestation, accounting, and tax advisory roles. He has extensive experience across multiple real estate related industries, including homebuilding, land development, residential management, commercial management, and land engineering. He also continues to serve commercial clients in advertising, professional services, and medical industries across the Washington Metro Region. Mr. Harlow focuses on working with privately held companies throughout the year to maximize after tax cash flow for the business owners.

Mr. Harlow received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Master of Accounting Degrees from North Carolina State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Phone: 301-907-2330
Fax: 301-280-3697
Email:Michael.Harlow@CohnReznick.com
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Brian Vaughn - Shiphape IT

Brian Vaughn is both President and Co-Founder of Shipshape IT. Brian manages operations, business development and strategic relationships for the company. Over the past two decade, he has grown more than one organization from relatively modest beginnings to achieve both market prominence & scale.

A firm believer of the symbioses between long-term clients and long-term employees, his methods have achieved retention for both of these critical resources, to make businesses successful on several levels.

Phone: 301.941.1444 Ext. 714
Email:bvaughn@shipshapeit.com
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Stuart H. Sorkin - Attorney

Stuart H. Sorkin, Transactional Attorney and Business Consultant experience ranges from buy-sell agreements, raising of capital and financing, acquisition, development and sales of businesses and real estate, employee incentive compensation, federal and state income tax consequences of transactions, financial, retirement and estate planning, including asset protection.

Mr. Sorkin is a certified public accountant, his J.D. degree is from the University of Miami and he has a master’s of law degree in taxation from Georgetown University. He is also the co-author with Dick Stieglitz, another warrior: Expensive Mistakes When Buying and Selling Companies … and How to avoid them in Your Deal” Mr. Sorkin has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, Money Magazine and BankRate.com, as well as, he is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of exit strategies and federal income and estate taxation.

Phone: (301) 320 1152
Cell: (202) 368-7075
Fax: (301) 320-2774
Email:SSorkin@shspc.com
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Dina Silnicky - La Prima Food Group

Dina oversees the Event Division at La Prima Food Group and has been responsible for the development and growth of Catering By Seasons, the high end special events division.

La Prima Catering, the leading corporate caterer in the mid-Atlantic region, operates kitchens in five locations throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, providing unsurpassed service that is fast and flexible. The company’s Catering by Seasons division offers unique full service menus for special events such as weddings, corporate galas, religious celebrations and other important occasions. The company’s “H Generation” division provides a nutritious school lunch program for area schools.

La Prima Catering, the leading corporate caterer in the mid-Atlantic region, operates kitchens in five locations throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, providing unsurpassed service that is fast and flexible. The Catering by Seasons division offers unique full service menus for special events such as weddings, corporate galas, religious celebrations and other important occasions.

Office: (301) 220.1001
Cell: (301) 908.6143
Email:dsilnicky@cateringbyseasons.com
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Andy Stern - Andy Stern's Office Furniture
 

Andy Stern's Office Furniture


A Division of Benjamin Office Products + Services  
Everything to fuel your office - all in one place.  Andy Stern’s is a full service office products dealership located in Rockville, MD with a showroom in Washington, DC.  Products offered include: furniture, paper, coffee & beverage service, breakroom supplies and Jan/San products.  Services include: free CAD layout & design with your furniture purchase, delivery & installation; 85,000 office products to choose from with FREE next day delivery on office products.  
 
Phone: (301) 614-0500 
Fax:(301) 214-7001 
Email:astern@andysterns.com 
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Scott Goldschein, Esquire -

Phone:(301) 956 2959
Fax:(301) 441 4683
Email:scott@goldscheinlaw.com
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Joel Heiserman -
 
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Heiserman Young, PC has been providing quality, personalized guidance to businesses and individuals for over a decade. We provide accounting, business consulting and tax services to a wide range of businesses and individuals in many fields, including medical and dental practices, law firms, real estate professionals and developers, landscaper companies, automobile repair shops and other closely-held businesses. In addition, through our affiliated company, Potomac Payroll Solutions, LLC, we can provide complete payroll services.  
 
Phone: (301) 656-8299
Fax:(301) 951-0147
Email:joel@heisermanyoung.com
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Scott Coates -
 
Scott Coates is a mortgage broker with First Home Mortgage specializing in all aspects of residential financing and refinancing.  
Licensed in: DC (MLO1693553), Maryland (37616), Virginia (MLO-36329VA)  
 
Phone:(301) 657-1003
Email: scoates@firsthome.com
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Tim Hawkins - LTBD
 
As President, Tim Hawkins divides his time at LTBD between professional service organization and not-for-profit clients. He also serves as the firm’s primary business development officer – leading the effort to cultivate relationships with new and established clients and develop strategic partnerships with outside firms and other industry leaders.  
 
Tim’s experience prior to launching LTBD in 2004 includes multiple stints in public accounting where his clientele included not-for-profits and financial firms. In addition, he worked in financial analysis and management for MCI Worldcom, where his role entailed budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and financial staff management. Mr. Hawkins also served six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear power engineer.  
 
Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. His leisure-time pursuits include travel, interesting business ventures, and a growing boy named Lincoln.
 
Phone: (703) 738-6599
Cell: (301) 240 793-4423 
Fax:(703) 738-9248
Email: tim.hawkins@ltbd.com
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Sebastian Mascarenhas - Capital One Bank

Sebastian is a Vice President, Sr Business Advisor & Lender with Capital One bank specializing in: • Financing of real estate purchases/refinances, Business acquisitions, Working capital, Partner Buyout, Investment Real estate and more • Accelerating collection times on AR / Improving efficiency of AP processing • Maximizing return on idle cash, Minimizing the hassle in banking • SBA preferred lender ( upto 5mm lending ) Products & Services: • Escrow Express – Leading Escrow management system • Intellix – Worlds best online banking operating system • Lockbox • Remote check deposit • Merchant Services – Number one processer in the world ( worldpay) • ACH & Wires • Foreign exchange and more  
 
Phone:(301)741-1983
Email:Sebastian.M@capitalone.com
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Matthew Haskin -
 
Matthew Haskin graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and practices in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, asset protection and estate planning, succession planning, employee compensation planning and other related business matters. Matthew’s clients range from entrepreneurs looking to start a business to small to mid-market businesses looking to expand or sell.  
 
In addition, Matthew offers consulting services to business owners interested in the formulation of a 3 or a 5-year plan for their business and/or personal lives, advice/guidance on how to prepare for a sale or acquisition that will attract maximum value and how to generally grow their business. Matthew is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and provides consulting services nationwide.  
 
Phone:(301) 288-3240
Cell:(240) 328-0863
Email:matthew@businessandlegaladvisors.com
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Howard Joseph - Heartland Payment Systems

Howard has worked in the hospitality/restaurant industry for over 27 years doing everything from dishwasher to manger from busboy to kitchen manager. I understand the needs of the industry. After receiving a BA in Advertising from George Mason University I sold POSitouch POS systems for over 8 years in Washington DC and Maryland. I left to join Heartland Payment Systems where I have been for 5 plus years.  
 
Heartland is a leader in both merchant services and payroll. I am a Payroll Specialist working with companies ranging from 1 -200 plus employees. Heartland is not your average payroll provider offering only to suites of service with transparent invoicing and a 3 year price lock. Heartland offers HR services with a SHRM certified point of contact.  
 
Cell: (703) 338-6109 
Fax:(301) 214-7001 
Email:howard.joseph@heartland.us
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