Kelly Bates Director of Global Credit, Collections, and Treasury for Chiquita Brands International
Kelly Bates started her career in corporate credit over 20 years ago working for Procter & Gamble. During her career, Kelly has amassed a broad range of experience for all facets of credit, collection and deduction management. Most recently, Kelly’s role expanded to include global offshore outsourcing for over 10 countries. Kelly is an active member of NGMT, FCIB, NACM and the Credit Research Foundation.
Thomas Demovic, CCE, ICCE, Senior Manager Credit and Collections, Sharp Electronics Corp.
Thomas Demovic, CCE, ICCE is the Senior Manager of Credit and Collections at Sharp Electronics Coroporation.
He is a Current member of FCIB's Board of Advisors. Mr. Demovic holds NACM's most prestigious designation, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE), and FCIB's Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) designation.
He is also a 2005 alumnus of NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM).
Patricia D. Donnelly, ICCE, Director of Credit and Risk Management, Osterman & Company, Inc.
Pat Donnelly is currently Director of Credit and Risk Management for Osterman & Company, an international distributor of engineering and commodity-grade thermoplastics.
Prior to Osterman, Pat was the Chief Financial Officer for Healthtrax Inc. Healthtrax is a medical fitness organization offering wellness programs at facilities located throughout the Northeast.
Much of Pat's professional career was in the banking industry as a Commercial Relationship Manager handling private and public middle market clients at large regional banking institutions including Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland and Fleet Bank/Bank of America.
Pat earned a Finance Degree from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT., and is a member of NCCA, NACM and FCIB. She is active in her church community and is a Host Family for A Better Chance organization which promotes education and diversity. Pat, along with her husband and two sons resides in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
|Chris Kuehl, Ph.D.Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence, USA is the co-founder (with Keith Prather) and Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, a company created to provide strategy foundation, competitive intelligence, business analysis and economic forecasting for corporate clients. Chris is the Chief Economist for Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Credit Management, preparing and commenting on the monthly Credit Managers' Index (CMI). He is also the author of the Business Intelligence Briefs that FCIB members currently receive.
Chris is a frequent commentator for the media both locally and nationally. He is a regular economic/business analyst for KMBZ radio and KSHB-TV (local NBC affiliate).
He holds a Masters Degree in Soviet and East European Studies, a Masters in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Economics from the University of Kansas. He has been on the faculty of universities in the US, Hungary, Estonia, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan. He has been on the local steering committee for the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals and has been active with a number of business and finance organizations. Chris is a member of the FCIB Board of Advisors.
John LaRocca, CICP, is Director of Global Credit for both Hitachi Data Systems Corporation and Hitachi Data Systems Credit Corporation in Santa Clara, California, Krakow, Poland, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received Hitachi’s Best Business Partnership Award in 2011.
John is co-founder of CreditPointe Inc. (2006) and Quote to Cash Solutions/Q2C (2001). A certified expert witness and a commercial credit, equipment lease marketing and operations expert, John has worked with AgVantage and USAID, Allied Signal, Avnet, Dell, Dell Financial Services/Deutsche Financial Services, Gateway, GE CDF, the (Republic of) Georgian Leasing Company, and Mellon GCM. He previously served as president and CEO of LeasingX, Inc., a pioneer in the equipment leasing auction marketplace, and as senior vice president of operations and information systems of De Lage Landen Financial Services. John also spent 22 years with the Hewlett-Packard Company, 12 years as their Americas/global credit director, most recently as the global account sales manager for MicroAge, Inc. He was named to HP’s $1 billion Achievers Club.
John is a member of the Credit Research Foundation and currently serves on the FCIB Board of Advisors. He resides in San Jose, California and Scottsdale, Arizona.
|Michael Miño, CCE, Global Process Leader, OTC, Beam, Inc.
Mike Miño is a veteran credit professional although he never expected to be one when he graduated from Cornell University in 1979. At that time, he was more interested in international trade and finance.
Mike is the global process leader for Order-To-Cash with Beam, Inc. and prior to that he was the director of credit and collections at Suntech.
Mike was with Oracle from 2009 – 2011 as Director Global Trade Credit with responsibility for credit operations worldwide and over 30 people in Oracle's shared service centers in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
In the 1980s, he was a banker collecting, renegotiating and selling the debt of developing countries to brokers on the secondary market. He established himself as a maverick in the field when, early on, he recommended non-accrual treatment and write downs on impaired Latin American debt.
In the following decade, he worked for a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical as its Americas credit manager where he managed United States credit and started up credit operations in Mexico.
Mike went to the high tech industry when in 1999 he joined Adobe to start up and staff its European credit operations. He spent almost four years in Europe as an expatriate running EMEA credit. Upon repatriating, he ran APAC credit.Mike has been active in various NACM groups and in the ECF in Europe. He is fluent in Spanish, spoken and written, and resides with his family in San Jose, California.
Luis holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington and is an International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE). He is active in the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the Association for Executives in Finance, Credit and International Business (FCIB), the Risk Management Association (RMA), the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), and is active in the speaker circuit on key trade topics.
Luis and his wife Dava Sue reside in Dallas, Texas with their two maltipoos, Riley and Cooper, and their golden retriever, Nyleh.
|Barry L. Norton, CCE, ICCE, Director of Credit, Helena Chemical Company
Since joining NACM, he has served as chairman of several trade associations, and currently serves as a director of the National Agricultural Credit Conference as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Heartland-NACM in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2004 and 2005 he served on the NACM National Honors and Awards Committee.
Barry is an advocate for education as the way to enhance the value of the credit profession in our member companies. He received his MBA in 1989, his CCE in 2002 and CICP in 2005. He believes the educational offerings being offered by FCIB as well as NACM are equipping our members with the technical skills to excel in their jobs.
|Adolf Renaud, MBA, ICCE, Senior Director - Global Credit & Risk Management, Tekelec
• Sanyo Corporation - Vice President of Credit, Collections and Receivables
• 20th Century Fox - Vice President of Customer Financial Services
• General Instrument/Motorola - Director of Credit and Customer Financial Services
• Favorite Brands International/ Nabisco Assistant Treasurer and Director of Credit and Collections.
• Veritas Software/Symantec Corporation. Worldwide Director of Credit, Collections and Receivables
Mr. Renaud currently serves as Global Director of Credit and Collections at Tekelec Corporation, a telecommunications company, providing hardware and software to telecommunications companies around the globe. He has a BA in Economics and Accounting from the City University of New York, the College of Staten Island. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Chapman University in California.
Mr. Renaud is also a Certified Credit Professional (CICP) and a long standing member of FCIB. He is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
|Robin Schauseil, President & COO NACM
Robin Schauseil, CAE is President of the National Association of Credit Management. Having begun her tenure with NACM in May, 1988, she has a deep understanding of NACM-National's operations, having served in various different roles and capacities for the past 17 years.
Robin began her NACM career as the Convention Director, and was promoted to Vice President of Education in 1994. Robin made significant improvements to the size and scope of the Annual Convention, the NACM Professional Designation program and executive education programs.
As Executive Vice President, she worked with many of NACM's national committees along with supporting and advancing the mission and vision of the National Board. She was named President of the Association in March 2002.
Before joining NACM, Robin worked for a political consulting firm on Capitol Hill and prior to that, served on the staff of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, a McGraw-Hill publication. She holds a BS from Georgetown University.
|Walid Tamari, Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC, Chicago, IL, USA
Walid represents businesses in commercial breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and business tort litigation. He also counsels businesses on formation, maintenance and transactional issues.
He is chairperson of the Commercial Law League of America's Complex Commercial Litigation Committee and is a member of several committees within the Chicago and American Bar Associations. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Tamari also teaches entrepreneurship law at Loyola University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
Walid has appeared on CBS News, NBC News and WGN News and has been quoted in Crain's Chicago Business, Forbes On-line and the Chicago Tribune for litigation for which he was responsible. His fellow attorneys have also recognized Walid for his professional ability and outstanding ethics.
Walid is committed to giving back. He co-founded the firm's charitable committee to help provide recreational and educational literacy opportunities for at-risk boys and girls. The committee's purpose is to help abandoned, abused and underprivileged children who are deprived of essential options in life.
|Kathleen Tomlin, CCE, Regional Credit Manager, Central Concrete Supply Co., In
Kathy was elected as a director to NACM's national board in 2004 and presently serves as Chairman. She also remains an active member of her Affiliate, Credit Managers Association in California. Prior to her national service, she was elected t the CMA Business Credit Services (Los Angeles) Board in 1994 and has served as Chair. In 1996-1997, she was selected as CMA's Credit Executive of the Year. Kathy is also a CFDD member, a California Institute of Credit Instructor and has been a frequent speaker for the association as various seminars, conferences and online webinars.