President and CEO
Before forming Executive Networks in 2007, Mike was the CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc. Prior to that, Mike was a Vice President of Learning Services at The Concours Group, the Founder and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc., and has worked for The Conference Board, Sirota & Alper Associates and the U.S. Congress.
Mike is the author, co-author or a contributor to seven books on executive development, learning, and high-performance organizations. His most recent books are Corporate Learning: Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy (Pfeiffer, 2005), Strategic Executive Development: The Five Essential Investments (Pfeiffer, 2005) and The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). Mike has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MPA, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from the University of Southern California. Mike and his companies have received the following recognition:
- Gold Medal for Online Training from the NewMedia Invision Awards
- Top 100 Multimedia Producers Award from AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine
- HR Product of the Year Award from HR Executive Magazine
Mike is also the Founder and Board President of the VeraMax House for Older Homeless Women (www.veramaxhouse.org) in San Francisco and is on the Leadership Committee of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/orgstudies/). Mike is married to Teresa Goodwin, his co-author on Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve and Flip Houses to Create Wealth (Wiley, 2003) and has a son, Theo. Mike lives in San Francisco, CA.
SVP, Global Sales
Prior to joining Executive Networks, Helga provided digital recruitment advertising to financial institutions at eFinancialCareers.com, where she helped launch and ultimately managed the North American and Global Enterprise sales teams. Helga started her career as a sales trader at a Philadelphia based broker-dealer, selling equity execution services to large investment management organizations. She is passionate about building strategies to bring products to market while empowering her teams with the tools to provide viable solutions to their clients.
Helga has BA in International Studies and German from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She also studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Grant W. Hunter
SVP, Member Value Delivery
Prior to joining Executive Networks, Grant was a consultant/advisor to information, software and membership organizations helping them drive growth and value through market-driven strategies and products. Before he was a consultant, Grant was an executive at GS1 US where he led two membership organizations, built their education and training department, and led Community Awareness. Grant has served at the executive level in product management and business operations at GE, IHS Markit and Knovel, and established his career through market research, competitive intelligence and strategy roles at GE, Baan and Broadiant Corporation. He is a subject matter expert on innovation, growth and market-driven strategies. He is passionate about understanding customers and the market and delivering products that fit their needs and provide high value.
Grant is active in the community, currently serving on the Board of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC), has taught B-to-B Marketing at Rutgers University’s MBA program, and was an Instructor for Pragmatic Marketing’s Product Management courses.
Grant has his BS in Analytical Management from Juniata College and an MBA in Business Marketing and Strategy from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.
Vincent C. Perro
Vince currently works in private equity, provides strategic advisory services to CEOs and serves in interim CEO roles. Previously, he was President of Heidrick & Struggles’ non-search consulting division, focusing on C level succession and talent management. He built this division into a global enterprise serving top 1,000 companies. Previously he was chief executive of Sibson Consulting, a highly regarded global strategic human capital consulting firm. Vince was responsible for turning Sibson around during the 2001 industry downtown and was Chair of the firm during its rapid growth, private partnership period. Subsequent to leading Sibson’s sale to Nextera Enterprises, he became COO and a board member of Nextera responsible for four consulting divisions providing strategy, IT, econometric and human capital services. He was also part of the team that managed Nextera’s IPO and has led multiple acquisitions and divestitures. Vince has also served a wide variety of financial services and professional services firms globally on strategy, organization, sales effectiveness and human capital issues as a senior client partner.
Prior to entering consulting, he was CAO of the Public Finance division of EF Hutton and was also with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macys. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of business.
In addition to Executive Networks, Vince serves on a number of public, private and not for profit boards. He teaches leadership in the Stern and Baruch MBA programs.