Christopher Reed

Leader | Mentor | Business Consultant | Developing Top Talent

I am a high-performing senior sales leader and business development executive that’s passionate about building championship sales teams with a collaborative and entrepreneurial culture. I have actively worked with hundreds of startups to advise on sale recruitment, team development, business development and identifying unique business solutions.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: As an entrepreneurial leader, I see the ‘big picture,’ quickly spot gaps and roadblocks others miss; then facilitate stakeholder meetings to pinpoint problems, and form innovative solutions collaboratively.

Jason Grabinger

Writer & Editor | Graphic Design & Marketing | Owner of Small Fish Creative

Specializing in content strategy and development, Jason’s extensive experience and dedication to the craft has served his clients well for over a decade. Before Smallfish, Jason had founded and operated a successful content marketing business. After achieving his lifelong dream of becoming a published author, he teamed up with his amazing wife Candace to create their new dream, the full-service marketing firm, Smallfish Creative.

He has worn many hats in his career to this point. However, some of his favorites include being editor of a local magazine, developing corporate training programs, writing content, and graphic design & marketing for a small architectural firm. As a small business owner himself, he loves being an ally to other small businesses and helping them thrive.

Candace Grabinger

Graphic & Website Design | Software Lover | Owner of Small Fish Creative

A true creative, she literally has more great ideas than she knows what to do with, and loves to brainstorm with clients to figure out the best possible ways to help them grow.

Candace has worked in the marketing field for almost twenty years and in many different capacities. Most recently, Candace served as Marketing Manager for a national radiator manufacturer.

As the true face of Smallfish Creative, as well as being an amazing mom to four kids and keeping her husband in line, she has a heart for helping small business owners do what they love.

Athena (Navarro) Hinkhouse

Team Development/Diversity and Inclusion/Business Development

Athena has proven relationship building experience in business development, management consulting and operations. She started the Elitist Group in 2000, a management consulting and recruiting firm. In 2010, she joined YTS Global, a hospitality consulting firm who owned a single restaurant. Over her tenure, she and her husband bought out partners. The company grew, opened three brands and nine units. In 2019, the restaurants were franchised. She is taking her experience full circle in consulting on multi-unit, diversity and inclusion, and talent development.

She has excelled in diverse environments; corporate, start up, and turn around. Having worked with new business development, she understands the need for structure and flexibility during explosive growth or challenging times, demonstrating a keen ability to anticipate needs and consistently achieve goals. She has overseen teams of ten to one hundred forty.

Her approach to building teams is very no-nonsense and intuitive. Her focus is on the correct fit. She is enthusiastic about inclusiveness and diversity. She has built high-performing teams based on employees’ personal direction, talents, or interests. This has been key with retention, repeat business, and maintaining a joyful work environment.

Paul Angles

Marketer who helps educators attract and retain students.

ver the last decade, our marketing agency has helped publishers, universities, and edtech companies attract new and retain current students, generating over $60,000,000 in revenue for them.

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