A Team of entrepreneurs & innovation thought leaders

We draw upon our experience and expertise to best serve our client associations.

Barry Barresi

President & CEO

Barry is an accomplished clinician executive, business entrepreneur, and association CEO. As founding CEO of two tech startups and CEO of two associations, he has successfully led transformational innovation in the nonprofit and business sectors of health care and digital platforms. Along with his role as President and CEO of Association Ventures, he is a Professor of Health Policy at Salus University, School of Public Health. Dr. Barresi is the former CEO of the American Optometric Association and the founding CEO of AOAExcel, Inc., the wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of AOA devoted to providing financial and business services across the country.

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Stephanie Campbell

Senior Research Analyst

Stephanie is a public health and cause marketing expert with over a decade of experience creating successful association partnerships and engaging nonprofit leaders. Along with directing marketing and social media activities for the firm, she is often the lead in the discovery process for clients. In this capacity, she leads interviews with potential customers.  A true believer in the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, Stephanie also teaches Group Exercise courses and is an avid runner. She lives in Warrenton, VA with her husband, two daughters and dog.

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Mike Feinson

Senior Director

Mike is an organizational change expert, innovation consultant and design thinking facilitator. His ability to bring together people with different opinions and perspectives and enable them to identify entirely new solutions to their challenges, is one strength that has allowed his clients to achieve transformational change. His experience applying appreciative inquiry, design thinking and other collaborative tools, coupled with a client base across a variety of industries, has provided him a unique lens for addressing organizational challenges and generating energy for change. Mike is a faculty member of Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and the American Management Association where he teaches programs on design thinking and leading disruptive change.  He enjoys cooking, hiking and laughing with his family.  Mike lives with his wife, son and daughter in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Hasin I. Ahmed

Digital Strategist

Hasin is a digital strategist with over five years of experience in various technology-focused roles, including data & analytics, management consulting, and design strategy. Hasin has worked with bluechip corporations, non-profits, and governmental organizations across the globe with clients such as P&G, Campbell's Soup, Rwandan Governance Board, Kigali Genocide Memorial, The New School, etc. He is a graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business and also holds a master's degree in International Affairs from The New School. In his free time, Hasin enjoys studying geography, documentary photography, and traveling around the world.

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Steve Graziano

Director, Financial Modeling

Steve most recently served as VP, Finance & Operations of the NKBA, the largest trade association in the kitchen and bath space. He oversaw finance & accounting, membership and certification operations, technology and the association’s investment portfolio, while partnering with the CEO to develop and execute the strategic plan. Steve put in place the proper operational controls and reporting procedures to ensure the association’s financial strength and operational efficiency. Prior to joining the NKBA, Steve served as the CFO of a leading sample book manufacturer based in NJ, guiding them through a merger. Prior to that Steve spent 24 years on Wall Street as a Managing Director in the equity division of Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. and as an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Smith Barney, Inc. Steve holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University and a BBA in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University. He enjoys skiing, playing golf and playing guitar. Steve lives in Denville NJ with his wife, daughter and two sons.

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Jeff Beamsley

Senior Director, Business Development

Jeff brings deep understanding of the healthcare space and past experience and success in growing and selling software companies.  He sold the healthcare assets of Hilgraeve Inc to Compuware in 2008.  He remained with Compuware's wholly owned subsidiary, Covisint for six years in a Director position helping them grow the healthcare segment of their business, creating an award-winning cloud based app store, acquiring other businesses, and helping Covisint IPO in 2013.  Jeff sits on several Boards of Directors including CeutiCare, Payment Innovations, and Shine; and consults with several other software clients.  Jeff earned his BSEE from Northwestern University.  He also was awarded, licensed, and sold two software patents.  He is a avid golfer, sailor, foodie, sports fan, and start-up junkie.  He lives in Michigan with his wife and two Spinone Italianos.

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Eric Hoell

Senior Director, Client Product Development

Eric is a technology executive with proven track record of building and leading Product Development, Customer Service, and Operations teams. He has successfully led numerous projects from the conceptual stage, turning those ideas into revenue generating solutions. Eric has 20+ years dedicated within the healthcare industry, including online applications and self-service health focused kiosk solutions. Eric strengths and attributes include strong work ethic, integrity, astute problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to achieve consensus and constant striving towards excellence.

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