Marcus Goncalves has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
He has more than 30 books published in United States (5 in Brazil and many others translated in several languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide.
Marcus specializes on Knowledge, Project Change and Risk Management practices.
Marcus is a member of the project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP).
In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the US Executives and in the Computer Industry by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation.
Marcus holds a master degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration.
Brian E. Porter, PE, PMP, is the Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for MGCG.
He is also the President of Product Invention Management, based in Addison, IL, and concurrently the Director of Technical Product and Market Development for Semler Industries, Inc.
Mr. Porter has over fifteen years of experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets.
Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He also holds a Master’s of Science in Management with Specialty in Project Management from Boston University.
Currently, he teaches graduate courses at Boston University in E-Commerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Project Management and other disciplines.
He also is Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business and International Marketing
Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for more than a decade.
He also holds multiple patents in the USA, and numerous pending both domestically and internationally.
Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and Germany.
He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics.
In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover story for "Mechanical Engineering" magazine.
Eric Minkwitz has been an innovator in the fields of entrepreneurship, employee training & development, and operations for the last 20 years.
Mr. Minkwitz began his career as an analyst and consultant to the pharmaceuticals industry, as well as to start-up manufacturers.
Mr. Minkwitz founded a sports performance training organization, which offers services to competitive athletes and executives.
More recently, he has expanded his client base to include rapid growth businesses; and he now delivers productivity, performance, and team-building workshops to sales teams.
Mr. Minkwitz also created a product and surgeon technical training curriculum for shoulder and knee fixation products, as the Director of Operations for a Sports Medicine Device Company.
There, he managed a staff of 12 sales representatives, and oversaw the launch of two new product lines.
Mr. Minkwitz holds a BA in Biology, with an Environmental Science minor, from Williams College, and an MBA from Nichols College. He teaches undergraduate courses in Business Management, as well as delivers performance and team-building workshops to small businesses.
Jim Willey, P.E., is the Director of the 1,600 MW Fayette Power Project for the Lower Colorado River Authority in La Grange, Texas.
His previous position was Plant Manager and President of the 2,000 MW Paiton Power Plant in Indonesia.
For 13 years, he was the Director of Pearl Energy Philippines and the Facility Manager of Quezon Power, a 500 MW coal fired Power Plant.
In his previous positions as COO Asia for Covanta Energy, and VP for Constellation Energy in the USA, he was responsible for managing a number of biomass, coal fired, geothermal, and waste to energy plants.
Jim earned his BSME from the University of Texas at El Paso, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and is a Life member of ASME.