Management Profiles

Mike-Harrell

Mike Harrell

Mike started Latitude Advisors in 2005 and since has worked with over 25 businesses both in Chattanooga and nationally on issues ranging from securing financing, strategic planning, organizational development, sales and marketing direction, operational improvement, and exit strategies.

Prior to starting Latitude Advisors, Mike was Chief Operating Officer for Global Outsourcing, Inc, a holding company of 7 diverse businesses located in the St. Petersburg Florida area. Global provided innovative outsourcing options for manufacturing and service companies requiring labor-intensive operations for both domestic and international markets.

Mike has also held several positions with a division of Amoco Chemical including Plant Manager, and Manager of Strategic Information Systems. He also spent fours years with Coopers & Lybrand, where he provided management consulting services to small privately held firms and Fortune 50 companies.

Prior to joining Coopers and Lybrand, Mike was an Industrial Engineer for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Economic Engineering Systems.

He is Past Chair of the Independent Business Advisors of North America, a non-profit business and educational association.

In Chattanooga, he is Chair of the South Broad Redevelopment Group, a member of the downtown Rotary, and on the Board of the Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce, and a Board member of On-Point.

Advisors Supporting Latitude Advisors, LLC:

Ronna_Campbell

Ronna Campbell

Ronna Campbell shares with clients her extensive experience in the art and science of business valuations and exit planning. She has more than 25 years of executive management experience, including positions as CFO, Senior VP of Corporate Development, and Chief Administrative Officer of both public companies and smaller organizations. In addition to her background in financial planning and management, Campbell has considerable experience with mergers and acquisitions and today specializes in due diligence projects, and mergers and acquisitions. Ronna's educational background includes a B.S. in Business & Finance from Auburn University and an MBA from Harvard University.

 

Nancy_Chorpenning

Nancy Corpenning

Nancy Chorpenning provides strategic, operational and marketing advice and support to organization leaders and key-player teams. Nancy brings 30 years of senior management experience with Fortune 50 corporations such as Time Warner, as well as with start-ups like WebMD, and non-profit organizations. Her exceptional skills include the ability to diagnose performance gaps, analyzing root causes and developing additional plans for change. Chorpenning's top leadership roles with media giants Time Warner, Times Mirror and WebMD combine with a superb marketing education from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management to inform her perspective. A recently-Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Nancy remains active in community and business organizations, facilitating CEO Roundtables, serving on the Board of Directors, and serving as chair of Education for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Atlanta, on the Small Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and as Chair of Stewardship and Finance for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

 

Ed_Engel

Ed Engel has over 30 years of business management experience including turnarounds and startups with focus on building high performance - high trust cultures. Ed has served as Plant Manager, CFO, Operations Manager, and President of various organizations. Ed is a CPA, and received his Masters in Service Management from Mercer University. He is a certified instructor of Franklin Covey Principle Centered Leadership. Ed is the Principal of the Engel Group.

Joe_Schmid

Joe Schmid has over 30 years of business management experience concentrating on change leadership, TPS / lean operations, and developing high-performance organizations. Joe earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit. Joe is author of A Field
Guide for Observing the Leadership of
Change.

Tom_Bogan

Tom Bogan obtained his CPA certificate and served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for some of the world's largest entertainment companies.

Tom has over 30 years' experience designing simple business structures and practical strategies that increase sales, reduce costs, and grow profits.

Tom has a proven track record of converting struggling companies into profitable enterprises by utilizing his wide range of business expertise, including:

  • Growth strategies and tactics
  • Business planning and budgeting
  • Business financing
  • Cash management
  • Cost controls
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Systems design and computer programming
  • Business affairs and contract negotiations
  • Employee management and training