Our Advisory Board
Global Speaking Fellow
CEO of the Learning Agency, and Author of Learn Better
Strategic Advisory Board
Urlich is the founder of the Learning Agency, an organization devoted to the science of learning. Part consultancy, part service provider, part communications firm, the Learning Agency’s difference is the science of expertise. He also heads the Learning Agency’s sister nonprofit, the Learning Agency Lab, and am a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Ulrich has served as an adviser to many institutions including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Reboot Foundation, and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. His writing and research have appeared in a variety of outlets ranging from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the front page of USA Today. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) drafted a change to federal law based on my work.
His book on the science of learning titled Learn Better. Released in 2017, the book was featured in many media outlets, including Wired, Slate, Vox, Fast Company, and The Atlantic. Amazon called it “the best science book of the year.”
Strategic Communications and Marketing Consultant
Founder & Managing Partner, CCG GLobal Advisors
Lori Champion is passionate about business growth. She is a highly regarded expert in people and process improvement. She possesses a deep understanding of organizational development, putting that understanding into practice working globally with individuals and organizations to yield astounding results. Distinguishing Lori from other consultants in the market is her unique skill set and approach to instructional design, learning, and strategy/team facilitation. She specializes in successful customer acquisition and retention solutions — implementing CCG’s “Extreme Customer Satisfaction” method. Lori’s experience spans the hospitality and technology sectors. Having worked in diverse roles from leadership to sales to operations, Lori is able to collaborate with clients both strategically and tactically. Her extensive consulting experience has provided her the opportunity to partner with leaders across a variety of industries including luxury hospitality, cybersecurity, technology, pharmaceutical, commercial real estate, auto rental agencies, and law firms.
Lori is a native Virginian. She splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas.
President & CEO at Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Michael Dominguez has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International (MGMRI). Prior to his tenure at MGMRI, he directed sales development for Loews Hotels’ growing portfolio as their Vice President of Global Sales. In both roles, Michael provided strategic leadership, innovative business development, hands-on sales oversight, and implementation of effective sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments.
Michael is Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI). His other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors for ASAE. He has served as Co-Chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition as well as Co-Chair of the APEX Room Piracy Taskforce and the APEX Standards Committee. Michael served on the GBTA Foundation Board, the HSMAI Foundation Board, and the FICP-Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee. In Las Vegas, he was a member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. He was recruited and served in taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE, and CIC (Convention Industry Council).
We are thrilled to have Michael sit on our advisory board at SalesBoost!
Vice President Sales, Benchmark Hospitality
Business Development at Uber
Strategic Advisory Board
Kim is a high tech executive who has successfully led fast growth teams at several of Silicon Valley’s leading, iconic companies, working domestically and internationally. He has 16 years of experience as CEO in three companies (public and private) and 19 years of Board experience.
Kim was the CEO of deCarta, the leading independent mapping software company until our acquisition by Uber in early 2015 – where he then remained for nearly 5 wonderful years as a Business Development Leader. For the final 2.5 years, he was Head of Business Development for US & Canada where he lead six vertical teams that negotiated over 180 strategic partnerships with major brands & technology players.
Kim will be an invaluable asset to our SalesBoost board!
President & CEO at Searchwide Global
Founder of Hospitality Digital Marketing
Strategic Advisory Board
Fortune 100 Experience/Startup Ventures/Turnaround Businesses
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Revenue Officer with years of experience driving profitable growth in challenging, competitive, and high growth markets. Strong leadership, communications, channel management, negotiation, creative and analytical skills. Decisive, solutions-focused and results-oriented.
Extensive experience at creating the strategies, organization and execution plans for a multilevel, global sales force. Excellent at leading or collaborating with multiple business functions across company and with international customers. Experienced in all levels of sales planning, operations and execution – global accounts, national accounts, regional accounts and multi-tier distribution.
Strategic Advisory Board
Tim was recently the president of Knowland Group and he is now an independant advisor. Tim is an experienced leader, with 20+ years of experience in executive roles, including CEO, COO, technology and product development, and professional services. Career focus has been in travel and hospitality technology, particularly business intelligence, pricing, and revenue management solutions.
President, The James Group
Mr. LeVecchio joined the Board of Directors of the Company (including its predecessor entity) and the Bank in September 2006. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014. Mr. LeVecchio is President and Principal of The James Group, Inc., a Plano, Texas-based consulting group that focuses on providing executive support to businesses throughout the United States. In 2014, he was named Outstanding Public Company Director by Dallas Business Journal and the North Texas National Association of Corporate Directors. Prior to founding The James Group, Mr. LeVecchio served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VHA Southwest Inc., a regional health care system comprised of not-for-profit hospitals in Texas. Before VHA Southwest, Mr. LeVecchio served in various senior financial management capacities with Phillips Information Systems, Exxon Office Systems, and Xerox Corporation. Mr. LeVecchio currently serves on the board of directors of Dougherty’s Pharmacy (a publicly-traded value-oriented investment firm based in Dallas), formerly known as Ascendant Solutions. Mr. LeVecchio also served on the boards of directors of DG Fast Channel (a publicly-traded technology company based in Dallas, Texas) until July 2011, Microtune, Inc. (a former publicly-traded radio frequency silicon and systems company based in Plano, Texas) until November 2010, and UniPixel (a publicly-traded technology company based in Santa Clara, California) until August 2017. Mr. LeVecchio, who serves as an audit committee financial expert, holds a Bachelor of Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rollins College where he formerly served on the Board of Trustees. Mr. LeVecchio is a lecturing professor for financial statement analysis classes in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Texas, Dallas. His broad experience serving on the boards of publicly traded companies, together with his expertise and extensive experience in accounting and finance and his sharp focus on the financial efficiency and profitability of the institution, have contributed significantly to our efforts since he joined the Board in 2006.
Talent Acquisition Strategist
Customer Advisory Board
Diana is a Talent Acquisition Leader who has lead TA Operations and be a strategic thinker in Talent Acquisition as a Managing Director and Vice President of Talent Acquisition and began her career as a Recruiter. Most recently she lead the national talent acquisition team for FedEx Office, based in Dallas, Texas. Before that, she held the roles of Principal Consultant for Riviera Advisors a global HR consulting firm, Vice President of Staffing, and Talent Acquisition for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. As Director of Worldwide Recruitment for Westin Hotels & Resorts, Diana managed the global recruiting function that supported hotels in over 22 countries. She was responsible for executive recruitment and College Relations for American General Hospitality and held corporate HR generalist roles for Embassy Suites, Inc. before the hospitality industry; Dianaworked in other industries such as healthcare, Technology search, and retail. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Business Management from The University of Maryland – College Park and an Associates of Arts, European Studies, The University of Maryland – Munich Campus, Munich, Germany. (with a minor in Oktoberfest, checking to see if you are reading this).
Founder at Victory Hotel Group
Strategic Advisory Board
Experienced CEO and Board Director.
As President and CEO in the global hospitality industry steered significant business transformation and expansion to position companies for greater relevance, market leadership, and sustained success. Recognized as an influential culture, talent, and technology champion — with a rare combination of strategic, financial, operational, and real estate leadership agility.
Vice President of Technology, SalesBoost
IT Advisory Board
With nearly 30 years in the technology industry, Kimberly is a strategic technical professional, highly motivated with a history of driving revenue growth through innovative technology with exceptional results of exceeding goals. Kimberly comes to us with experience from Microsoft, Symantec, and more. Adept at conceptualizing and implementing effective approaches, Kimberly utilizes a team collaboration approach that focuses on solving customer needs and creating and maintaining longstanding customer satisfaction. Kimberly is effective at leveraging our team resources and team problem-solving techniques to make sure our platform runs smoothly.
CEO, Motus Labs
Governance Board + IT Advisory Board
Joe is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a B.S. in Computer Systems. When Joe is not at the Motus Labs headquarters in Dallas, TX, you will find him in Naples, Florida enjoying golf and sailing.
Chairman of the Board & Senior Tech Advisor
Dave is a dynamic, entrepreneurial general executive with a combination of high energy and deep experience. He has deep experience in AI / Machine Learning and 3D Graphics, Imagery, and VR/AR. Dave is also a seasoned CEO with success in a broad range of environments such as Technologies from construction and semiconductors to virtual reality and AI software, Small teams to as large as thousands of employees producing $500M in revenue, and Industries from military and enterprise to entertainment and consumer. He comes to us with 20+ years in international sales and management and extensive experience in M&A – investment, sales, acquisitions, mergers, spin-outs.
President at Strategic Solution Partners
Chief Digital Officer, Agency Creative
IT Advisory Board
Mike has twenty-five years of experience in creating integrated marketing campaigns, managing businesses, and consulting in diverse, competitive industries. Developed initiatives in high-growth B2B, B2B2C, B2G, and B2C markets. A result-focused strategist that has developed demand generation tactics using integrated solutions across multiple platforms such as T.V. radio, direct mail, direct sales, outdoor, and digital. Manages a portfolio of initiatives through full project life-cycle, from strategy development through successful implementation.
Governance Board + Strategic Advisory Board