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Owner of TAB East Bay North
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 707-864-5762

Ray Brun

In the East Bay, Ray founded and is operating one of the most successful franchises in The Alternative Board’s history. For several years he has been facilitating fifty business owner board meetings and hundreds of business owner private coaching sessions a year. He is has an MBA, CPA and SPHR (Senior Professional HR certification) and has 24 years of senior management experience with NYSE manufacturing and service companies. As a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, he has conducted over 2000 assessments for improving employment selection and employee development. Certified as a One Page Business Plan™ consultant, he has facilitated hundreds of business plans for owners and managers.

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TAB Facilitator
E-mail: [email protected]

Jon Seidel

Jon Seidel is the President of EDP Consulting, Inc., a management and IT consulting firm founded in 1979.  The firm works with clients to increase business productivity and hence, profitability.  Jon concentrates as needed on organizational structure, employee management, resource utilization, business processes, productivity measurement, and information technology.  Jon has a practical and encompassing approach to dealing with various management challenges, resulting from years of hands-on experience.  He is recognized as an expert in business turnaround.

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Craig Metzler

Craig Metzler is a Co-Founder of Sierra Business Solutions, a multi-disciplinary management consulting group that focuses on growth challenged companies. He is also a principal in two private equity venture funds. He is a seasoned professional that consults with business owners and senior executives to develop business strategy, organizational effectiveness, operational efficiency and competitive advantage in the marketplace. Craig has expertise in business reengineering, financial systems, application development, systems infrastructure, communications and security. Prior to returning to consulting in 2003, Craig was the Corporate Technology Director for The Publicis Groupe, the world’s fourth largest advertising and marketing communications conglomerate with over 38,000 employees in 1200 offices in 102 countries. Craig was also a founding partner and the Chief Information Officer for Hwy1, an integrated marketing services agency that was named as one of the 10 best agencies in the country and was sold in 1994. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and was on the faculty of the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco for 10 years. After leaving UCSF, he was a technology consultant working with Genentech, Amgen and other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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Dinah Thompson

Dinah, an ACT Certified Consultant, has been a partner in a business consulting firm, Sierra Financial Group, Inc since 1987. She has served hundreds of clients providing services in computer training, hardware / software installation & system integration support / Software, testing /training. Prior to that she worked as an IBM Field Engineer CE & Support Specialist for 10 years. With TAB she coaches business owners on achieving their business and personal goals.

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