Director, Executive Networks
Martin has served in several media oriented executive positions over the past 25 years – including as Senior Vice President for Business to Business Publishing at Macmillan Incorporated, President of the Simon and Schuster International and professional Group and CEO of Primedia Business to Business Magazine and Training Group. He has also worked as a Managing Director within the Investment Banking arm of Veronis, Suhler and Stevenson and served as a Principal in its private equity group. Martin currently is managing Riverstone Partners which is involved in media consulting, brokerage and principal investing. He serves on six corporate boards all within media and education.
President and CEO
Before forming Executive Networks in 2007, Mike was the CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc. Prior to that, Mike was a Vice President of Learning Services at The Concours Group, the Founder and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc., and has worked for The Conference Board, Sirota & Alper Associates and the U.S. Congress. Mike is the author, co-author or a contributor to seven books on executive development, learning, and high-performance organizations. His most recent books are Corporate Learning: Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy (Pfeiffer, 2005), Strategic Executive Development: The Five Essential Investments (Pfeiffer, 2005) and The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). Mike has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MPA, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from the University of Southern California. Mike and his companies have received the following recognition:
- Gold Medal for Online Training from the NewMedia Invision Awards
- Top 100 Multimedia Producers Award from AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine
- HR Product of the Year Award from HR Executive Magazine
Mike is also the Founder and Board President of the VeraMax House for Older Homeless Women (www.veramaxhouse.org) in San Francisco and is on the Leadership Committee of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan (https://www.lsa.umich.edu/orgstudies/). Mike is married to Teresa Goodwin, his co-author on Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve and Flip Houses to Create Wealth (Wiley, 2003) and has a son, Theo. Mike lives in San Francisco, CA.
Director, Executive Networks
Bob Danna retired as a Managing Director from the Human Capital practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP on June 2nd.
With more than 40 years of experience in HR and learning transformation, leadership development, workforce analytics and associated management consulting, he has provided consulting services world-wide for both commercial and government clients. In January 2013, Bob joined Deloitte as part of the acquisition of Bersin’s Associates where he served as EVP and COO. Since joining Josh Bersin in 2005 he routinely leveraged Bersin’s research insights and benchmarking for clients seeking to accelerate the impact of human capital management, along with associated business results. Prior to Bersin, he held senior executive management positions at several consulting firms, served on several Boards of Directors (both domestically and internationally), was a naval officer, and completed masters degrees in physics and engineering. Following his retirement Bob will be applying his experience as an industry analyst and advisor, and serving as a member of several boards of directors.