The three decades between Southern Methodist University (Communications) up until her present role as founder and CEO of the Global Leaders Organization (GLO), Michelle Lemmons-Poscente has built networks of communities, capital and commerce. In that first decade she followed her passion for radio, television and film and produced three successful television shows, most notably “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.
In the second decade she founded and led International Speakers Bureau; Recognized by Sprint as #1 Small Business in America, along with Bank One’s Top Female Entrepreneur in the United States. Her expertise included representation of international leaders, such as President George Bush; business leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson; and global thought leaders, such as John Kotter. Ms. Lemmons-Poscente also lent her talents to international board positions with Young Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and Young President’s Organization (YPO).
Blending into the third decade, Ms. Lemmons-Poscente scaled both her talents and her businesses. Her networks surrounding corporate development, speaking, books, television and intellectual property, opened the door for her to co-found ISB New Media; a fully integrated brand strategy and representation firm. Then, by connecting extraordinary people, leading edge business models with financial opportunity, she inevitably created the first global leadership platform which connects member to member CEO’s with communities, capital and commerce. She has served on the board of The SMU Doak Walker Sports Lecture Series at Southern Methodist University, and is presently a member of the World President’s Organization’s Maverick Chapter.
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Mr. Barisonzi founded and was acting CEO for the past decade of Commuity Leader of which GLO has now acquired. Community Leader was the premier provider of platform solutions for the online solicitation, sale and support of private securities. Community Leader’s integrated, white-labeled platform is used by many of the leading crowd financing sites around the world. Mr. Barisonzi has co-authored numerous articles on crowdfunding and published “Navigating Your Portal Launch” in 2013. He is widely respected as one of the principal thought leaders in the emerging “crowd” investing market.
Mr. Barisonzi is also an executive leader in the development of sustainable communities. Since 1992, Mr. Barisonzi has been designing, developing and supporting the growth of communities both off- and on-line. In sustainable agriculture, youth development and urban communities, Joseph has been a leader in the development of asset-based sustainable community development models. In 1997 he was awarded the Grand Prize “Brick Award” by Do Something Foundation for community leaders under 30.
Mr. Barisonzi will bring his experience in digital capital acquisition and portal operations to GLO’s transactional platforms. These platforms will include the marketplace, deal network and investment portals. Mr. Barisonzi will be bringing his unparalleled experience in the running and operation of compliant digital investment sites to the GLO network of sponsored, affiliated and associated investment portals
Shane Hartman most recently served as Vice President, Information Technology for Lighting Science Group Corporation, an early LED pioneer. Prior to joining Lighting Science Mr. Hartman served as Chief Technology Officer at Perot Systems and as Co-Director of its Global Infrastructure Series (GIS), the organization responsible for operating Perot Systems datacenters, shared network infrastructure and back office applications.
Mr. Hartman served as the Director of Office Automation and head of the Technical Architecture Office for Perot Systems’ largest client SBC Warburg, in London. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Mr. Hartman served as Chief Architect for Programmability and Component Development at Lotus Development Corporation and its Iris (Notes) subsidiary in Cambridge, MA. Among other accomplishments, Mr. Hartman led the team which developed portable scripting languages for Lotus products, an integrated development environment for Notes programming and participated in the cross product effort to define a shared object model for Lotus and Notes applications.
Mr. Hartman studied Computer Science and Electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was employed by the Laboratory for Computer Science. At the Laboratory, Mr. Hartman participated in the development of languages for expert systems, distributed network resource management and early multimedia mail experiments on the ArpaNet.