Jim Wiginton, DBA
Business Coach/Managing Partner
Broad Insights’ president and managing partner, Jim Wiginton, draws from extensive experience in multiple business disciplines. He has served as the Vice President of Customer Service for Michelin North America, as well as its Director for Internal Audit. He spent four years in Europe on assignment with responsibilities that included an executive coaching role. Jim was also CFO for the North American operations of Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, and served as the Corporate Controller and Director of Finance for Alfmeier Corporation. Earlier in his career, Jim held positions in plant controlling, industrial engineering, and financial analysis. Jim’s broad experience in global business gives him the perspective to evaluate multiple aspects of a company’s performance. And with his experience in executive coaching, he knows how to help business owners reach their full potential. He has more than 5,000 hours of experience coaching more than 100 companies, and in 2015, he received the prestigious “Coach of the Year” award from the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA). In 2018, Jim earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Paris School of Business, successfully defending his dissertation, “A Survey of Business Coaching Impacts on Companies and Their Leaders.”
Broad Insights investing partner Tim Morgan has served for over two decades as a C-level executive in small, medium, and large organizations where he has acquired a wide range of experience and capabilities. In addition to business coaching with Broad Insights, he is currently CEO of GMG Holdings, Inc. and serves on several boards. Entrepreneurial endeavors have afforded Tim the knowledge and perspective needed to facilitate others in launching companies. He successfully ran a private equity fund which enabled his organization to purchase, manage, and sell companies, providing a consistent double digit return to the investors. Tim functions as a trusted member of organizational teams—listening, learning, and serving as a valuable resource for progress.
Broad Insights investing partner David George began his career with IKON Office Solutions, serving in a variety of executive roles including sales and marketing leadership, new business development, strategic account sales, and management training. As a Partner and Marketplace Vice President with this Fortune 500 Company, David managed sales and administration for a region. He also “gets” small business in two critical ways, as President of Genesis Marketing Group and as a small business owner himself. David’s high energy and results-oriented approach yields measurable results in returning unprofitable and struggling operations to success.
Tim Joiner, MBA
Tim Joiner is a serial entrepreneur who attacks opportunities and challenges with unique curiosity, energy, and insight. He’s been starting and leading companies for 20+ years, and now serves as the entrepreneur or partner of half-a-dozen growing businesses, a real estate investor, and a thought leader. Dynamic Ventures, his primary endeavor, has grown at least 30% each year for the past 6 years, for total growth of nearly 1000%. In that time, the size of engagement has grown 4000%. That experience fueled his passion for helping leaders and organizations through the unique challenges of rapid growth. From building systems to reinventing your job description to the psychology of growth, Tim can help. He is also skilled at leadership development, sales, communication, building influence, and marketing.
Joseph Bartosch, EdD
After serving in the corporate world for over a decade (representing companies like IBM and AT&T), Joseph Bartosch founded, funded, and led two successful businesses. Then he earned his graduate degree in counseling and his doctorate in curriculum and instruction with proficiencies in psychology, communications, and theology. Joseph has achieved the hard-earned Certified Information Executive title from the Institute for CIO Excellence as well as the Certified Professional Business Coach title from the Professional Business Coaches Alliance. Joseph has served as a Chief Brand Officer, a Dean of Distance Learning, an IT Director, and an Academy Headmaster. He has a wide breadth of strategic servant leadership experience, having served in leadership roles in sales & marketing, information technology, and education for over two decades. Joseph’s experience in business, education, and counseling uniquely qualifies him to help successful individuals perform at the top of their game.
As a small business owner and former Fortune 500 executive, Erik understands big business tools and how to make them work with small business realities. He has led companies, departments, facilities, and functions through periods of significant growth ($20 million to $1 billion) and change initiatives. His project management experience includes over twenty facilities and IT projects. He has started multiple facilities, market areas, and businesses. Erik uses his deep management experience to help clients identify what is truly important for them to reach their individual and company goals. Erik combines expertise in leadership, execution, management process, and metrics to help clients produce lasting results. Erik Knutson is also CEO of Advisorix, which provides online tools for diagnostics, reporting, and action tracking for business coaches and their clients.
Michael Andersen, creator of the breakthrough Intentional Sales Management system, helps company leaders generate strong, predictable sales results. Since 1992, he has partnered with executive and sales leadership of hundreds of companies in numerous industries, from Fortune 100 to successful family-run businesses, helping them build their sales departments and reshape their go-to-market strategies. This expertise developed over 15 years working with sales and marketing teams as the founder of the largest mid-market CRM implementation company in North America. He identified that the true gold in transforming sales lay in strategy development and sales personnel training and management. Since selling the company, Michael has become a go-to resource, providing coaching, consulting, and training to businesses and private equity firms. As a respected author, university professor, and public speaker, he captivates audiences with his dynamic presentation style. With certification in several psychological and evidence-based assessment systems, Michael is also equipped to provide essential insights for organizational design, ideal talent selection, and effective team development. As a nationwide leading sales coach and fractional CSO, he is known for his ability to ask the right questions and then integrate unique market positioning with proven best practices.
Neal Ring, EdD
With almost 30 years’ experience in sport, Neal has dedicated his professional life to challenge individuals and teams to achieve success. He built an athletic program at an institution that experienced a 79-year hiatus from intercollegiate athletics. His athletic program won 9 national championships in the first seven years and earned the 2016-17 and 2017-18 President’s Award for Excellence from the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA). He provides athletic education programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. In 2016, Neal earned his EdD in Sport Management Leadership from the United States Sports Academy. He received the 2018 Game Plan for Life Male Staff Character Award from the NCCAA. Neal helps successful leaders maximize their influence and teams pursue great communication and cohesion.
Shawn Albert has three decades of experience in various leadership roles at small and large companies, non-profits, and in higher education. As a Certified Professional Business Coach and a Certified Professional Career Coach, he has both the tools and the perspective to assist others with their business and career goals. When working with successful business owners, this means helping them to gain clarity and then to take the individual steps that will propel their businesses to the next level. Shawn’s passion is to see others succeed at achieving their dreams, and his knowledge of business, problem solving, and people enables him to support others on this journey.
Ann DiAntonio, MS
Ann DiAntonio has made a career study of leading people, and she’s passionate about helping business leaders motivate and coordinate their teams. After earning advanced degrees in science, Ann honed her leadership skills as a university professor, traveling consultant for a multi-million dollar organization, and entrepreneur. She has deep experience in group analysis, strategic planning, identifying and developing leaders, and helping hundreds of entrepreneurs launch businesses. While leading a regional team, she doubled the size of her organization, was recognized in the top 1% of leaders in the company, and won 6 prestigious awards. Ann has a keen sense for presentation, and excels at improving personal presentation, client experience, and employee onboarding.
Kevin Oberlin, PhD
Kevin Oberlin has had multiple personal and professional experiences in over 50 countries, which has afforded him the opportunity to become accustomed to global transitions and performing in a variety of multicultural contexts. Kevin has helped individuals and organizations learn and lead effectively across cultures and generations and has developed management systems for decision makers. Kevin has coached clients on several continents from various industries, including energy management, medical technology, higher education, and engineering. He is certified to facilitate several workshops and assessments, including a multi-rater CQ (Cultural Intelligence) assessment, a global business performance predictor, and a strategy culture alignment workshop for an executive team. Kevin draws on his academic leadership, business experience, and cultural intelligence to help leaders gain clarity and create a path toward success in life and work.
Director of Operations
Clay Wiginton comes to Broad Insights with experience in a variety of areas, including starting a company, working internationally, and leading teams. Clay holds an Accounting degree, and worked at Bosch Rexroth before joining Broad Insights. He is also a Certified Professional Business Coach, and assists clients with billing, invoicing, social media, financial dashboards, Quickbooks, and more. As Director of Operations, he supports Broad Insights coaches and ensures that daily operations run smoothly.
Strategic Partners and Subject Matter Experts
Fred Johnson, IA
Fred Johnson has been helping people for 40 years to navigate the two certainties of life: death and taxes. As owner of Basic Financial Services, Fred has been honored and challenged to help both families and businesses of all sizes with their financial planning. Fred’s experience and out of the box thinking can help you tackle the unanswered sensitive questions and stresses associated with planning for the future. His varied experiences include marketing, product development, business turnaround, real estate development, business acquisition and divestment, and raising five children. Fred coaches and guides his clients through the snares and entanglements that are often involved in financial and estate planning to bring them the peace of mind.
Vicki Peek, MHRD
HR Strategic Consulting
Vicki uses her extensive experience and deep knowledge to solve business problems through strategic and transactional human resources. As COO of Find Great People (FGP) and Practice Director of the FGP HR consulting division, Vicki has expanded the company from a small executive recruiting firm into a full-service HR organization. FGP has appeared five consecutive years on the Inc. 500 and 5000 list, and also been named one of SC Fastest Growing Companies and a Best Place to Work in South Carolina. Vicki’s exceptional understanding of business operations and employment cycles allows her to understand a variety of businesses and create solutions that fit each need.
Andrew Cropsey, PhD
Andrew Cropsey specializes in Business Planning for Broad Insights. He has served small and medium-sized enterprises in both accounting and marketing roles, and has taught small business courses on the university level. He has over 10 years’ experience teaching accounting and serves as an assistant professor of accounting. He holds graduate degrees in religious education and business administration, and recently completed his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in accounting. Andrew is a partner with 3Fold, his first business startup. Andrew’s experience as a business owner, professor, and accounting professional give him the valuable perspectives needed to help entrepreneurs formulate successful business plans.
Verna Lynch, MA
Strategic Business Development
Verna Lynch (CPBC, SCAC) has a demonstrated track record of rapid and enduring improvement in structure, culture, efficiency, and employee performance of client companies across a wide range of industries. She currently serves as VP of Strategic Accounts at Sentinel Benefits and Financial Group. Verna has global consulting leadership experience, coaching and forging consensus with Executive Leadership and throughout the hierarchical structure. Verna has a proven ability in identifying innovative solutions that contribute directly to improving performance, increasing revenue, and cutting costs through organizational strategy, organizational design, process design and improvement, training, leadership development, and employee engagement. Her clients have included professional services firms, brokerage firms, higher education institutions, pharmaceutical corporations, non-profits, and a wide range of manufacturing companies across many sectors.
HR Strategic Consulting
Johanna is the Senior HR Professional and Chief Operations Officer for Ideal HR. She has PHR and SHRM certifications, plus more than 10 years of experience in recruiting, HR legal compliance, employee development, company culture development, compensation design and review, policy design, and benefit review. She is also certified in—and passionate about—TTI Success Insights, which focuses on uncovering the how, what, and why of human interaction. Using these tools for understanding behavior, motivators, acumen, and skills allows leaders to better understand themselves and their employees. Johanna delivers training sessions that empower employees and leaders to better understand themselves and improve their work.