Kip Marlow was the founder and president of Marlow Surgical Technologies for 22 years and sold it to a New York Stock Exchange company in 1997. Marlow Surgical specialized in minimally invasive surgery for gynecology and general surgery. The company held eight patents. Kip has been a mentor and coach to a variety of company owners for 10 years in different kinds of industries. In 2013 he was honored to be chosen as the top 100 small business influencers in the United States by Small Business Trends, one of the most influential small business resources in the world. He is currently a mentor for over 20 start-up and early stage companies with the Ray Kralovic Center for Entrepreneurship, also known as Lakestart.
Jerry Cirino, Founding Partner
Jerry Cirino was the founding CEO of SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, one of the largest radiology distribution companies in the world with annual sales of over $1.2 billion. He has served as CEO of several other medical technology companies, serves on numerous public and private Boards, does private business consulting, and executive coaching. He has studied Advanced Negotiating at Harvard Law School and Effective Boards at the Harvard Business School.
Chris Madison, CPA,MT
Partner, Cohen and Company
A tenacious problem-solver with technical and management experience. Experienced in buy/sell transactions, business development, capital structure and general organizational planning. Over 30 years of experience as a valuable resource for private businesses.
Founder and President,
Private Company Consultants
Jane has worked in executive roles combining strategy, operations, finance, and M&A for both private and public companies. She has started and led a family office and served as a board member for multiple organizations. She now enables middle market companies and family offices to rapidly create value and grow.
Great Lakes Integrated
Jim managed a highly respected family business for virtually all of his career. During his tenure, Jim reinvented the business to accommodate the digital transition and engaged in a number of transactions to build value for the business. He has also had extensive experience with advisory boards and utilized one for his own business.
John brings tremendous accounting, financial management and transactional experience to the MyBoard team. He spent many years in the medical device and distribution spaces and has led substantial business integrations and management information transitions.
Steve Ellis, Esq.
Partner, Tucker and Ellis
An experienced business counselor for clients of all sizes; served as lead counsel for scores of acquisitions across a wide range of industries. Named Cleveland Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2009, Steve brings a plethora of experience to his clients and has significant board experience.
Steve brings investment banking and securities experience to the MyBoard team having led a multitude of buy and sell side M&A transactions across a broad range of industries.
His 20+ years of advising middle market companies will bring a unique perspective to the MyBoard team to assist in creating value and in realizing that value via transactions.”
President and Chief Executive Officer, The MC Group
Presently the CEO of the company he founded currently with sales in excess of $100mm; a true entrepreneur who has used advisory boards in his company, Tim brings intimate knowledge of how to grow a profitable business, international expansion and value-creation to the MyBoard team.
Jon P. Marten
Retired Executive Vice President-Finance and Administration and Financial Officer, Parker Hannifin
Jon Marten was named Executive Vice President – Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Parker Hannifin on November 29, 2010 and retired in April, 2017. Parker Hannifin, with revenues of over $15 billion, is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.
Mr. Marten joined Parker as a financial analyst in the Aerospace Group in 1987. He advanced through several different Division Controller positions and has been Vice President and Controller for the Instrumentation Group and the Aerospace Group, and Assistant Corporate Controller of the Corporation. Most recently he was Vice President, Corporate Controller. Mr. Marten retired from Parker Hannifin in 2017 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Marten has an undergraduate degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and his MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University. He currently serves as a trustee of Laketran in Lake County, Ohio and is a member of the Advisory Board of HOLA Ohio. He and his two children live in Concord Township, Ohio.
Kelly A. Borth,
CEO, Chief Strategic Officer
Kelly Borth is a visionary with an intense pioneering spirit, an unfaltering commitment to achieving excellence, and a firm belief in the value of helping others—both personally and professionally. In 1990, her company GREENCREST, was inspired. Today, GREENCREST is a full-service marketing agency, offering brand development, strategic marketing, web development, SEO, social, digital and traditional advertising, as well as public relations to propel businesses from market players to industry leaders®.
Kelly has been recognized as one of Columbus’s “Forty under 40” up and coming leaders, a Smart Business Power 100 and Power Player. She is a 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award finalist. Kelly was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners with a Visionary Award in 2005 and that same year was named Ohio Women in Business Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration. In 2010 GREENCREST was honored with a Corporate Caring Award and in 2011 a Smart Business Pillar Award. Kelly was honored with the 2011 Kent Clapp Leadership Award.
Kelly serves on the local advisory boards of the Columbus Chamber Small Business Council, the Ohio Chamber Small Business Council and Conway Center for Family Business and is a past advisory board member of numerous privately held businesses. She is a past board chair of numerous central Ohio trade and community boards. She is a charter member of the local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). She is a member of Women Presidents Organization, , Chief Executive Boards International, Central Ohio Business Wealth Planning Council, a Certified Brand Strategist, an Accredited Public Relations Specialist, and a Certified Business Communicator. Kelly consults with numerous CEOs and COOs and her marketing insights can be viewed in her column, Ignite Your Business™ in Smart Business Magazine.