GIVE MORE: Kendall Matthews, VP of Global Marketing AppointmentPlus & Serial Entrepreneur

Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Kendall Matthews. Kendall is the VP of Global Marketing at AppointmentPlus and a Serial Entrepreneur. WHY KENDALL QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. A mutual friend of ours Chris Ronzio, owner of Organize Chaos, invited me to hear Kendall and[…]

FEAR IS FINITE: Francisco X. Aguirre, Owner of The Office Pile

­­­­­ Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Francisco Aguirre. Francisco owns The Office Pile. WHY FRANCISCO QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. The Office Pile’s website home page states that the space is “Inspirational. Affordable. Energetic. Community Minded. Empowering. Artistic. Hip. Causal. Flexible” I could not[…]

DO WHAT YOU KNOW: James Nickels, Owner of Beyond Development

Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is James Nickles. James owns Beyond Development. WHY JAMES NICKLES QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. James and I met earlier this year through our mutual colleague and friend Najla Kayyem, Owner of SICFIT and Kayyem Marketing. Naj and James are[…]

PULL YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES ON: Najla Kayyem, Owner of Kayyem Marketing

­­­­­ Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Najala Kayyem owner of Kayyem Marketing. WHY NAJLA KAYYEM QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Naj and I became Referral Institute Certified Networkers together about five years ago. When Bill Lane introduced me to Naj, I liked her right away.[…]

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! : Jayson & Jaymes Khademi, Owners of Saffron Jak

Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muses this week are brothers Jayson and Jaymes Khademi. Jayson and Jaymes own Saffron Jak, a stone bread pizza food truck and catering company. WHY JAYSON & JAYMES KHADEMI QUALIFY TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I met the Khademi brothers at a Walter Productions event and[…]

DRIVE TO YOUR PASSION : Danielle Feroleto, Owner of Small Giants

Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Danielle Feroleto owner of Small Giants. Small Giants is a full service marketing firm that focuses specifically on commercial real estate. WHY DANIELLE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2016 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Danielle’s marketing company focuses on commercial real estate, which she started just prior[…]

BEAN COUNTING: Steve Kraus, Owner of Press Coffee

Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Stephen Kraus. Steve owns Press Coffee. WHY STEVE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Ironically, I attended a North Scottsdale Chamber ribbon cutting for Press Coffee shortly after I moved to Arizona. The locaitons official ribbon cutting was in 2008.  Last Fall I was[…]

MUSIC MAN: Jim Pfingst, Owner of Scottsdale Technology Solutions

    Fine Art by Michelle Micalizzi (All Rights Reserved) “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison. Jim Pfingst, owner of Scottsdale Technology Solutions, was one of my first clients. Jim unexpectedly passed away on February 4, 2016. One[…]

DO THE RIGHT THING AND THE RESULTS WILL FOLLOW: Andrew Bloom, Owner of BVO Luxury Group

  SOLD (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Andrew Bloom. Andrew is a senior partner and owner of BVO Luxury Group. WHY ANDREW QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I first met Andrew in 2010, a year after I moved to Arizona, through the former North[…]

DON’T QUIT TILL THE JOB GETS DONE: Mark Herding, Camelback Wealth Consultants

THIS ART IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Mark Herding. Mark is a Certified Financial Planner and the owner of Camelback Wealth Consultants. His broker dealer is Cambridge Investment Research out of Iowa.* FEARLESS INTERVIEW Mark took a few minutes out to answer the five[…]

DREAM BIG AND GO HOME: Dr. Bruce Schwartz DDS, Owner of Pima Dental

THIS ART IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Dr. Bruce Schwartz,DDS. Bruce owns Pima Dental. WHY BRUCE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. One of Bruce’s favorite quotes is, “I came, I saw, I conquered.” by Julius Caesar. Bruce started his practice[…]

YES SHE CAN!: Jessica (Payton) Barnett, Project Manager at RTN Solutions

THIS ART IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Jessica (Payton) Barnett. Jessica’s father owns RTN Solutions where Jessica works as a Project Manager.  She is a key employee in her long term family business. WHY JESSICA QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN.[…]

BE A THERMOSTAT, NOT A THERMOMETER: Dave Johnson, President of MistAmerica

THIS ART IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Dave Johnson. Dave has been the President of MistAmerica since 2003. WHY DAVE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I have known Dave Johnson since 2011 when we met at the North Scottsdale Chamber[…]

SO WHAT!: Jackie Wszalek, Owner of Splash Printing & Marketing

SOLD (Illustrations by Michelle Neal. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Jackie Wszalek. Jackie owns Splash Printing & Marketing. Congratulations to Jackie and her team for being awarded the prestigious Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Sterling Award on November 20th! WHY JACKIE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I[…]

NO RISK – NO REWARD: Tres Brooks, Owner of The Brooks Companies

SOLD (Illustrations by Michelle Micalizzi. All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Tres Brooks. Tres owns The Brooks Companies. WHY TRES QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2015 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. The Brooks Family has been in the land acquisition business since 1969. They have bought and sold over 1,000,000 acres in Arizona, Wyoming and[…]