Lieutenant Commander (Retired) Kevin Ballinger is currently working for the Orange County Public School Board as a Facility Department Head. He manages over 1200 personnel and a budget in excess of 50 million dollars.
Kevin is a former Naval Officer of 22 years that advanced quickly through the ranks to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was a “Mustang”
He re-engineered a new department and has become a state of the art operation. He established KPI’s and many measurable processes that has led to sustainability in a short period of time. He is responsible for budget, payroll, logistics, Human Resources, contracting and 7 direct reports on a daily basis.
He has successfully ran various businesses as a small business owner or in executive leadership. For over 15 years Kevin has devoted time as a Board member for numerous organizations, typically to support the education and well-being of youth. He most recently stepped into the political ring and ran for County Commissioner. Although not elected he has since been sought out by numerous agencies and companies to join their respective teams.
Kevin is no stranger to business or hard work. These are many who have come in contact with him that will give very positive testimonies. He is a leader and achiever.
Maggie Sarjou is the lead Consultant for Strategic Force USA Inc. with over twenty years of operational, managerial and consulting experience.
Her business experience covers a wide range of functions including strategic analysis, business development, project management and cost reduction. She led in the establishment of the 9th largest K-12 school district, as well as a world-wide imaging solutions and technologies corporation. In the role as Senior Manager in a facilities organization, Maggie has lead the Centralization of a Facilities program involving 1200 personnel, over 200 facilities spread across an entire district, while managing a financial budget of over 50 million dollars and equipment valued over 10 million dollars. She has established the department as a leader in development of business process as well as standardizing processes with a heavy focus on business sustainability and cost savings. She played an integral part in developing sustainable processes while continuously monitoring measurements to find opportunities for improvement.
Maggie earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is married with 3 kids including a 12 year old boy and twin 9 year olds. In her spare time she is indulges in running and other outdoor activities.
Tino Patel is an electronics engineer turned Entrepreneur. Tino worked as a Field Engineer for GE Aerospace & as a Project Engineer for Lockheed Martin on US Government flight simulation program for 11 years.
In 1996, Tino started Sky Telecom, a Phone Card Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution company. In 1998, He quite his engineering job and devoted 16 to 18 hrs a day to Sky Telecom. The company peaked to 12 offices in USA with over 150 employees with distribution of phone cards in over 60,000 retail stores.
Tino past ventures include .com business, International Carrier Sales, Hotels, Gas Stations, Gas Distribution, Product Placements, ATM, On-site Digital TV Advertising, Bar, Restaurant, Bank, Entertainment/Concerts and Residential/Office Construction.
Tino’s current ventures are Top up & Retail Portal for Phone Cards, SIM manufacturing & distribution of Black Wireless & My Mango Mobile cellular services, Groom It app for pet owners, iTouchOrlando for tourist information, Mobile Marketing for businesses, Via Motors, Investments and Asset based Financing.
Tino Patel is past president and active board member of Indian American Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of Gujarati Society of Central Florida, Trustee of Hindu Society of Central Florida, Advisory board for Global Trade Organization and Workforce committee of Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.