RANDY BECKHAM, has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and the execution and leadership of strategic growth plans as senior or C-level executive, while taking multiple companies from a startup phase to exceeding 100M in annual revenues. While also working with team members to strategically seek out and negotiate successful mergers and acquisitions and incorporate them into the organizations. Nationally Beckham has built long lasting and valuable relationships with key individuals and executives in the Sports and Athletic space, Managed Care, and Healthcare industries. Spending the last 2 years serving as President of Surgical Momentum, an innovative Clinical Research Organization and Medical Device Consultative group, as well as maintaining his own consulting company, GID Consulting, which works with small to mid-size companies in a variety of industries and fields delivering strategic business plans and assistance in the execution of that strategic plans. Prior to Surgical Momentum, Beckham spent 3 years as CEO and founder of Three C, a technology and healthcare service company working with Catastrophic and Complex injuries. Beckham spent 6 years in the Pharmacy Benefit Management space serving as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Cypress Care, a Worker’s Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management Company.
CHAD LEFEVRE, is a charismatic business visionary with 18 years of domestic and international business experience in the areas of marketing, business development and strategic operational planning/management. His expertise includes projects, among others, in health and wellness, technology, education, and at various levels of government. He has worked on projects involving large brands, including Sony Music Latin, Coca-Cola, and Telus. Chad is also the visionary and Co-Founder of Ncite NeuroMedia, responsible for breaking ground in the emerging Neuro Media Gaming industry, piloting the use of games to transform corporations, schools and other areas of human learning with brand sponsors and influential policy makers in the areas of financial literacy, wellness and the arts. While running his marketing agency of 11 years, Chad co-produced the Speaker Author and Networking Group conference (SANG) in Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011, who’s who annual private gathering of 250-300 thought leaders and executives from the fortune 1000 space. He also co-produced the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Thought Leader Summit in Park City, attended by the Governor of Utah, asst. to the Treasury Secretary of the United States, and other industry leaders. Chad continues to be a thought leader in edutech, and brings this passion to transformative models he is guiding in healthcare, education and the arts. Chad is the author of the upcoming book, FutureChasers, and the program of the same name - a collaborative effort with leading behavioral scientists and addiction specialists. Chad has spoken at multiple business motivational and educational forums, including formal post-secondary teaching experience serving as an instructor in the area of business communications.
A partner in Well and Wise Media and expert in branding and mass media, ERIN SAXTON is a multi Emmy-nominated TV producer, having worked on shows that include The View, Barbara Walters Specials, and Good Morning America. Through that extensive experience, she carved a niche for consulting on and executing effective branding, PR and Marketing campaigns. On leaving The View, Saxton launched her own marketing agency, aptly named The Idea Network, and ran the company successfully for 12 years. At The Idea Network, Erin led the national media strategy for notables like Jack Canfield, who at last count has sold 500 million books. In July of 2011, Saxton merged companies with Kodak’s former Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Hayzlett; together, Saxton and Hayzlett grew Tallgrass Public Relations. Her knowledge extends across B2B and B2C markets, and she is actively involved in associations and events, delivering keynote addresses as an expert in her field to business audiences around the country. Known to have a proven track record of delivering repeated successes to her clients, whether small-to-medium businesses or corporations, her client roster is a who’s who of blue chip companies, thought leaders, CEO’s, experts and inventors. She has worked with them all—placing clients and their products on leading media platforms like Ellen, The Today Show and The Tonight Show. Saxton’s insider perspective and extensive professional network affords clients the leverage to achieve their professional goals in the global marketplace.
Jeff Silver Well and Wise Media's CFO. He has 25 years of private equity, M&A, investment banking, consulting, and executive-level management experience, and currently serves as the Managing Partner of Ridgeline Partners LLC, a merchant banking firm that assists emerging growth companies with corporate finance, CFO, strategy, and business development activities. Jeff currently serves as CFO for Ecospan LLC, a material science design, development and manufacturing company producing durable goods made from bio-based plastics for global companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Estee-Lauder. Other Ridgeline projects include Personal Development Network (PDN), Indermica 360 (high-end skin care), Jumpjet Holdings (private jet membership club), and a few real estate and natural resources projects. Prior to Ridgeline, Jeff was a Managing Director of private equity with Millennium Capital Partners in Beverly Hills, California, focused primarily on Greater China and Asia business opportunities. Prior roles included investment banking and merger & acquisition positions with Merrill Lynch in New York, Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, and Roth Capital in Newport Beach, as well as serving as an executive with a dot com 1.0 technology start-up. Prior to graduate business school, Jeff spent five years with Peterson Consulting, a forensic accounting and litigation support consulting firm based in San Francisco where he last served as Manager. Jeff has been involved in over fifty corporate finance transactions with an aggregate value exceeding US$10 billion. Jeff has an MBA from UCLA Anderson (1995) and a BBA from the University of San Diego (1988), and currently serves as the Past President of UCLA Anderson’s Orange County Alumni Network. Jeff is a former semi-professional soccer player and enjoys all types of exercise including running, swimming, mountain biking, yoga, and surfing. Jeff serves as a trustee with University Camps, Inc., a Los Angeles-based non-profit that sponsors week-long mountain camping experiences each summer for approx. 1,000 children from under-served communities aged 10-18. Jeff was born in Honolulu, HI and grew up in San Jose, CA.
As the Founder and Visionary of Well and Wise, Dr. Barry A. S. Lycka is one of North America’s foremost authorities on cosmetic surgery, skin cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery and laser surgery of the skin. He is the founder of the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation and the Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association. Lycka is a member of the esteemed American Society of Surgical Professors – the teachers of the teachers – and is one of a few Canadians to join the erudite group. In 2003, he offered The Masters Course in Cosmetic Surgery, attended by doctors around the world. A renowned speaker, lecturer and instructor, Dr. Lycka operates an approved non-hospital surgical facility at First Edmonton Place in Edmonton. He is an acknowledged leader in North America in liposuction, having received instruction from many of the world’s authorities including Patrick Lillis, Bil Hanke, William Coleman and Jeffrey Klein. He frequently has patients come to him from the United States, the Middle and Far East, and Europe. A strong believer in sharing expertise, Dr. Lycka has welcomed other cosmetic surgeons from as far away as Australia. He accepts numerous speaking engagements each year. Dr. Lycka has lectured at international symposia for various organizations: the American Academy of Dermatology and the prestigious American Society of Surgical Specialists, as well as at Dermatology 2000, Dialogues in Cosmetic Dermatology, the Hawaii Dermatology Society, the Pacific North Western Dermatology Society, the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, The American Society of Surgical Dermatology, and the Canadian Dermatology Society. He was invited to give the prestigious Leonard Lewis Memorial lecture at the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Lycka is a speaker for The American Society of Aesthetic Lipodissolve. Dr. Lycka has shared the podium with many world authorities including Alastair Carruthers the co-inventor of the cosmetic use of Botox; Patrick Lillis, one of the pioneers of liposuction; Patrick Bitter Jr., the inventor of the photo-facial procedure; and hundreds of other authorities in dermatologic surgery. As Vice President of the ASCDAS from 2005-2006, Dr. Lycka was instrumental in saving this society from bankruptcy. From 2001-2011, he won the Consumer’s Choice award for Cosmetic Surgery in Edmonton. In 2007, Dr. Lycka launched LesTout.com, and co-founded Well and Wise Media to create a credible and trusted source of expert advice on health and well being.