"Strategic Management in the Successful Company" Seminar
Guatemala City, Guatemala
15-16 June 2004

Pictured left to right:

Douglas Hunter

Doug Hunter is President of Business Partners International, an organization that focuses on business training and leadership development around the world, conducting programs in Poland, Russia, China, Thailand, India, Guatemala, Pakistan and a number of other countries. Following his graduation from the University of Sioux Falls, Mr. Hunter spent twenty years with the Carter Elevator Company, Inc., a vertical transportation company that installed and maintained elevators and escalators throughout the Upper Midwest. While there, Mr. Hunter was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He also founded Lifters Limited, a supplier of equipment for the physically challenged.
Since the sale of Carter Elevator, Mr. Hunter has served as a coach for chief executives and as the leader of a project, Media Asia, designed to utilize sports television as a method for building relationships with the people and leaders of China. He assumed the responsibility for Business Partners International in July 2003. He has held leadership positions in numerous business and professional organizations at local, national and international levels. He served on the Board of Directors of HF Financial Corp, Home Federal Savings Bank, FCC International, Providence Christian Academy and the AMONG Foundation. He has been a featured speaker and lecturer in 25 countries including Mongolia, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Singapore, India, Russia, Hungary, Albania, Jamaica and Mexico.

Lisa M Dobbs

Lisa M. Dobbs earned her BA in Japanese Studies and Economics from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and her MBA through the Executive Program at Georgia State University. She studied Japanese language and culture in Osaka, Japan at the Kansai University of Foreign Studies. She has worked on multiple international projects in Japan, Belgium,
Switzerland, Thailand, and Argentina. Ms. Dobbs has worked for such well-known companies as Hitachi and Panasonic, and currently works as a project consultant and technical trainer specializing in product lifecycle and supply chain management.

Terry Culling

Terry Culling, Founding Principal of Interactive Insights brings a wealth of experience from over thirty years in the Strategic Management, Marketing and IT disciplines in a variety of consulting, sales and marketing roles. For twenty years, Mr. Culling has been a consultant in strategic planning and marketing for both established and early-stage companies. The wide variety of high profile, international clients from various industries to whom Mr. Culling has provided strategy, marketing and IT consulting include: UUNET Canada, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), Bell Canada, Home Savings of America, the TransCanada Telephone System, Firemanís Fund Insurance Companies, Avco Financial Services (US, Canada, UK and Australian operations), Commercial Union, Zurich Life, and a variety of financial institutions and systems companies in the UK financial services industry. Mr. Cullingís background includes Vice President of an Internet Technology Incubator advising portfolio companies on strategy and Vice President at a leading insurance software company where he had responsility for product management, product marketing, advertising, PR and telesales. Mr. Culling was a Co-Founder/Senior Consultant with Group/West an IT consulting and software company. With over 10 years experience at IBM, Mr. Culling was a Marketing Manager in Large Systems (Government, Education, Medical, Telecommunications, Utilities and Financial Services) where he gained the basis of his IT and marketing proficiencies.

Robert Diatikar

Robert Diatikar received his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from East Tennessee State University. Since then his experience has been primarily in the transportation industry, focusing on account management and customer relationship management. He has worked with major companies in the industry, including Penske Truck Leasing and Xtra Corporation, a global transportation company that provides major transportation leasing services together with innovative value-added services. Mr. Diatikarís responsibilities include leads generation, needs assessment, configuration of solutions and field sales support.


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