P2S - Event Two Speakers 


Growing Into Success - 

A Focus on Small Business Growth Strategies 


Joey Brannon


Axiom Strategic Consulting 

Joey started Axiom in 2005 with a vision to help small, family-owned businesses achieve their goals. The focus of this business was to help business owners identify where they want their business to go, plan strategically to get there and execute those plans on a weekly and monthly basis.

Donald Haché 

Chief Executive and Strategist

Selltron Group 

Donald is a serial entrepreneur and an award-winning coach, working with business owners, and their leadership teams to align execution with strategy for growth, scaling, acquisition, and successful exit. Donald is a certified 'Scaling Up' coach. 

Adrienne Johnston

President and CEO 

CareerSource Florida

Adrienne’s extensive background in workforce services and economics ideally suit her to help lead transformational change, ensuring the CareerSource Florida network continues to anticipate and respond to the current and future needs of business and become champions in workforce education. 

Joshua Matlock

President and CEO 

CareerSource Suncoast

Joshua serves as President and CEO of CareerSource Suncoast, a private nonprofit organization serving Manatee and Sarasota counties by helping businesses grow and communities prosper with proven solutions for talent recruitment and development for more than a decade in workforce development.

Dr. Dirk Libaers

Director, Nault Center for Entrepreneurship

USF Muma College of Business

Dr. Libaers teaches courses on Strategies in Entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship, and Creativity and Design in the School of Marketing and Innovation. His research interests include entrepreneurship, new product and service development, and issues related to creativity and innovation.

Skip Stanton

President and Owner 

Aqua Plumbing and Air Services

Skip is the Owner and President of Aqua Plumbing & Air Services. Skip has worked in the Air Conditioning Industry for over forty years and 33 years working at Aqua Plumbing & Air Services. Skip has focused on scaling operations since the beginning. Aqua Plumbing and Air Services is celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

Dr. Ying Zhou

Executive Director

Tech Incubator at Queens College 

Ying supports entrepreneurs and startups by creating a collaborative and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem that educates, engages, and inspires early-stage entrepreneurs to turn their ideas to ventures. Dr. Zhou is an I.T. professional with broad experience in project management and entrepreneurship. 

Sarah Tar

Vice President
Business Advisor at Truist 

Sarah Tar has been working as a Vice President at Truist for 11 years. She has over 17 years of experience in the financial industry specializing in helping business owners maximize the success of their business through relationship planning.