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Perry L. Chesney

Perry L Chesney is a veteran of over 30 years in the Financial Services Industry.

Perry was the Senior Managing Director of Wealthcare Capital Management’s® Global Client Group and a member of its Executive Committee. Perry’s responsibilities included recruiting, training, and managing the company’s Registered Investment Advisory business (RIA) while also responsible for enterprise-wide sales of Wealthcare’s Financeware Technology platform.

Prior to joining Wealthcare, Perry was Senior Vice President and Central Division Manager at SunTrust Investment Services.

Prior to his position at SunTrust, Perry was a Private Wealth Advisor and an Assessment Center-approved manager with Merrill Lynch where he worked for over 22 years. In January 2004 and again in 2005, Perry was recognized by Robb Reports “Worth Magazine” as one of the TOP 100 Financial Advisors in America.

The professional designations, which Perry holds, are: Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®). He is also a Registered Investment Advisor.

Perry received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he graduated cum laude and then went on to do graduate work in economics and finance at Louisiana State University.

Bryan Bundy

Bryan is a proven professional with 25 years of exceptional sales results spanning several industries including the service, healthcare, information technology and workforce capital industries. His experience in Sales, Executive Management, and Operations provides him the ideal background to meet the needs of our clients. His extensive history working for both small privately held firms to Fortune 100 companies allows him to better understand the challenges, needs and concerns of prospective clients and brings objectivity and diversity of knowledge to the table.

Doug Revere

Doug recently retired from Merrill Wealth Management after a distinguished 11 year Career at the firm. In the last assignment, he served as the Director for the Nashville Memphis Complex. His responsibilities included leading an organization with over 100 Financial Advisors, $10 Billion in Assets under Supervision and over $87 Million in Annual Revenue. Doug’s Wealth Management Career began in Houston, TX in 2001 where he joined Merrill Lynch and served as the Sales Manager. In 2005 Doug became an Associate Director for the Private Banking and Investment Group for the Pacific Northwest Region based in San Francisco, CA and in 2006, Doug was named as the Regional Director for the North East Region of Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group. Doug’s professional career began as a Real Estate Salesperson and Apartment Developer in Los Angeles, CA. Doug joined Salmon Academy in 2012 and works predominantly with our financial services clients.

Tom Ryder

Tom brings more than 15 years of sales and business development experience. As an expert in client acquisition, business prospecting and demand generation, he has been instrumental in helping to manage client relationships and in training and coaching thousands of sales executives to become exponentially more productive in their own prospecting activities. His lead-by-example style and now famous “live-calling” demonstrations have had a powerful impact on his client’s business success, including Merrill Lynch, HP, VMware, Microsoft, among hundreds of other companies. Tom continues to lead with his proven track record, regularly exceeding his client’s revenue goals. Tom worked with Michael at Berkshire Staffing and has been with Salmon Academy for ten years.

Michael Salmon

Mr. Salmon is the founder and CEO Salmon Academy, formerly M. Salmon & Associates, one of the nations’ foremost training, coaching and sales consulting firms. Mr. Salmon’s breakthrough concept of SuperNetworking ™ the business application of “six degrees of separation,” transforms networking from something vague and arbitrary into a sustainable process that leads to tangible results. Mr. Salmon developed his SuperNetworking™ methodology over the course of his three decades of leadership improving sales, marketing, and management process for both publicly traded and privately held companies. Some of their clients include: Merrill Lynch PBIG and GWM, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Sun Trust, UBS, Wells Fargo Advisors, Bank of America, Fiduciary Trust, Alliance Bernstein, Credit Suisse, HSBC, PIMCO, J.P. Morgan, Lincoln Financial, HP, Oracle, Deloitte, Boeing, United Technologies, VIACOM, AON, Milliman and Harvard Business School. Mr. Salmon currently coaches several Fortune 500 executives and 80+ of the Barron’s and Worth’s top 1,000 Financial Advisors.

Mr. Salmon has won recognition as an expert on the subjects of networking, sales, coaching and consulting. Mr. Salmon was a keynote speaker at the last COMDEX between Bill Gates and Scott McNealy. He was also a panelist at SkyBridge Capital’s 2011 SALT Conference talking about successful Marketing and Sales strategies. A much sought after speaker, he has been featured on FNC “Fox & Friends,” CNN, Bloomberg, NBC “Weekend Today in New York,” and CBS “Weekend Morning Show.” His comments have appeared in such national publications as Reuters, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, L.A. Times, and Chicago Tribune. He has authored three books Winning More Business in Financial Services; How to Score Big With Referrals and Networking (McGraw-Hill 2012), SuperNetworking™ for Sales Pros (Career Press, 2005), and SuperNetworking™ Access the Right People, Build Your Career Network, and Land Your Dream Job-Now (Career Press, 2003).

Mr. Salmon started his career at Pinkerton’s, a Fortune 500 Company where he turned in top 5 sales performances (out of 120) year after year. He also served as Director of Sales & Marketing for UGL-UNICCO. He later became the VP of Sales & Marketing at First Security. Mr. Salmon often worked with placement firms when staffing his own departments and saw how the best in the industry conducted business. He combined those best practices with the blue chip service delivery model developed over his many years in business when he ultimately founded his own company, Berkshire Staffing. Some of Mr. Salmon’s clients were Liberty Mutual, Hewlett Packard Company, State Street Bank, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase. After Mr. Salmon sold Berkshire to a major national staffing organization he decided to focus exclusively on teaching the networking program he perfected over time. Mr. Salmon graduated with a B.S Degree from Northeastern University

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