About the Author
Holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a M.S. in Finance from Bentley University, and a M.S. in Marketing from Georgia State University. With over 30 years of high-tech global sales, marketing, and advertising experience marketing to many Fortune 500 companies. Jeff is a marketing consultant, job search mentor, as well and Volunteer Director of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Career Ministry in Atlanta.
Jeff ranks in the top 1% of people on LinkedIn. With over 277,000 followers, he has been recognized among the top people in the world to follow for marketing, social media, and sales.
He is a well known speaker in the Atlanta area on the use of LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Media, and Marketing. Jeff has helped several thousand people with their job searches during the past four years either through his career ministry efforts, webinars, or face to face meetings. Jeff is also a Toastmaster (CC), volunteers extensively for multiple charities.
Al has been an executive for seven companies and has in excess of 35 years of management, sales, marketing, training and coaching experience. He has been a hiring manager since his early twenties. Al’s track record of success as a multiple award-winner in five diverse industries, speaks to his innate ability to transfer skills to changing landscapes. This is evident with the adaptation of his sales training methods to help candidates with their most difficult “sales” experience: Job Transition.
National trainer for three companies in two industries, Al has learned from the insightful techniques of Miller-Heiman, Xerox, American Management Association, Kimberly-Clark, Systema and others. He has morphed those taught and life tested experiences combined with with an innovative, proprietary methodology that is interspersed with self-deprecating humor to make many of his points hit home.
Mr. Smith has been heard internationally via webinars, coaching classes, seminars and live speaking engagements. He has helped in excess of 1,000 people with their job search during the past four years.
Al is widely recognized for his creative presentations and ability to communicate complex material in readily understandable terms.
Al is Director of the Unity North Atlanta Career Ministry, volunteers extensively and is an engaging keynote speaker whose topics are numerous, entertaining and packed with insight.