NEF Members

This page is a partial listing of NEF members. Our members are industry leaders with extensive experience across numerous fields. Want to have your listing shown among those already here - become a member!

James Anderson
A.J. Boggs & Company
Areas of Expertise: Technology
Industry Experience: Information Technology, Medicine / Healthcare

Strong business partner with data center for hosting databases, websites and plenty of integration experience. Can manage your IT needs as we build and host web services and provide operations and help desk support for a one stop solution. Strong experience across industries. Can manage risk. Have strong financial, healthcare and industry experience. Exceptional security expertise, as well as high capacity solutions. Built world class services for search engine, forms tools, and have cloud based hosting offerings.

Winston Benedict
Areas of Expertise: Management, Strategy, Technology
Industry Experience: Automotive, Information Technology

CIO, CTO and Executive Leader with technology strategy and delivery experience across Advertising, Automotive, Pharma, Utilities, Aerospace, Professional Services and Transportation industries. Deep experience establishing scalable enterprise architectures and leading transformational and turn around initiatives. Results delivered through developing people, leading large-scale lean process changes and intelligently leveraging emerging technologies (when appropriate) to shave costs, boost revenue and maintain competitive advantages.

I provide:
• Employee and Technology staff Mentorship
• Digital Transformation Strategy and Execution
• Strategic Planning and Delivery
• Margin Improvements
• Data and Security Compliance
• Vendor and Partnership Development
• Technology Delivery Execution and Operations

Kunal Bhatia
MidWest Advanced Solutions & Services Inc.
Areas of Expertise: Management, Operations, Strategy, Technology
Industry Experience: Automotive, Financial Services, Information Technology, Nonprofit

Software Developer /coder for more than 15 years. Full stack developer in any IT space or frontier, including distributed systems, mainframe or mobile apps. Entrepreneur since 2014 and co founder of IT consulting firm called MidWest Advanced Solutions & Services (MASS), Inc.
Currently working as Java services developer / consultant for my client, Mercedes Benz Financial Services Inc.

Richard Bruder
Kemp Klein Law Firm
Areas of Expertise: Legal
Industry Experience: Law

<p>I specialize in the needs of growing, entrepreneurial companies. In particular, I help venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs structure, negotiate and close funding rounds, I represent buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, and I create advisory boards for my best and most entrepreneurial clients.</p>

Edwin R. Clarke
Clarke & Associates
Areas of Expertise: Accounting, Finance, Legal, Management, Operations, Strategy
Industry Experience: Automotive, Biomed/Biotech/Pharma, Cleantech / Energy, Manufacturing / Materials, Medicine / Healthcare

<p>Ed Clarke works with early-stage companies to raise capital, develop business plans, negotiate contracts, and recruit management teams, sometimes also serving as Vice President of Administration/Chief Financial Officer for such companies. Client markets have included medical devices, alternative energy, SAAS applications, industrial controls, data acquisition/telemetry, automotive engine design, and RFID. Business plans that he personally wrote have earned prizes totaling $500k and he has served as a judge in business plan competitions. Earlier in his career, Ed served as CFO/VP Admin for three privately-held, high-tech companies. Ed earned his MBA at the University of Chicago after becoming a CPA and after earning engineering degrees from Harvard and Stanford. Ed has served as a mentor for six years in Professor Brophy&rsquo;s course on entrepreneurship at University of Michigan&rsquo;s Ross Business School.</p>

Don DeSmith
Servant Systems
Areas of Expertise: Operations, Technology
Industry Experience: Information Technology

<p>Don has been President of Servant Systems since 1994. Servant Systems is a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on business operations with a specialization in the franchising industry. Don has a B.S. in Math and Astronomy from UM, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from UM, and an MBA from EMU.</p>

Luke Donahue
J.D. Power
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Sales, Strategy
Industry Experience: Automotive, Manufacturing / Materials

Luke Donahue is a Senior Consulting Manager at J.D. Power, a leading Data and Analytics company in the automotive retail industry. He currently specializes in data-driven analytics solutions and price and portfolio consulting used by his OEM clients to maximize their profitability.

Luke brings a unique understanding of the automotive industry to J.D. Power from his past experiences working for Stellantis (previously FCA) in retail sales operations in New York and for Tier 1 suppliers such as American Axle and Eaton on the product launches of light duty pickup trucks.

A Michigan local, Luke earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan.

Stephen Field
Field Consulting Services
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Management, Operations
Industry Experience: Manufacturing / Materials, Nonprofit

Over 30 years of hands-on experience in manufacturing operations and consulting services. Proven track record improving productivity, manufacturing process control and bottom-line financial performance. Expertise in selecting and implementing a wide variety of management information systems (ERP, CRM, accounting, etc.). My project management skills are also useful for bringing in complex engineering projects on time and under budget.

Steve is currently the Membership Director for New Enterprise Forum.

Sam Fine
Intermedia LLC
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Strategy
Industry Experience: Automotive, Biomed/Biotech/Pharma, Cleantech / Energy, Defense, Financial Services, Information Technology, Medicine / Healthcare

Longtime NEF member and marketing coach, Sam Fine offers organizations of all sizes cost-effective PR-driven marketing consulting services, thoughtfully tailored to client mission for effective business growth. Sam is a marketing resource for emerging businesses seeking to realize their potential.

A veteran advertising and PR consultant with extensive experience supporting general business, franchising, technology, and other sectors, Sam is best known for naming, branding, and the initial marketing of Ann Arbor startup now Fortune 500 company, Domino’s Pizza. His expertise later bolstered Domino’s annual sales by $2 billion dollars, driving record national and multi-national expansion. Offering services to meet most budgets, contact Sam on LinkedIn to review your options.

Francis Glorie
Glorie Associates
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Management, Marketing, Sales, Strategy
Industry Experience: Biomed/Biotech/Pharma, Information Technology

Francis is currently the Managing Partner of Glorie Associates, a NEF board member and coach, and a mentor at Ann Arbor Sparks. Over 25 years successful executive and consulting experience in tech startups in Ann Arbor and Europe.