About STOPit

Our Company

STOPit is an award-winning technology company providing a comprehensive software platform that mitigates, deters and controls inappropriate conduct and provides organizational transparency. Read More

STOPit’s frictionless reporting platform combines real-time reporting and real-time messaging, enabling real-time awareness for your organization.

The STOPit mobile app is a simple, fast and powerful tool which empowers individuals to protect themselves, others and the organization. DOCUMENTit, a robust incident management system, empowers administrators and management to get in front of issues to mitigate risk and adhere to the ever evolving compliance landscape.

The STOPit platform is available to schools, universities, businesses and governments in the United States and around the world.

Our Story

Sometimes, out of the clear blue sky — your life changes forever— for the better!

It was a normal Wednesday drive home from work when STOPit founder Todd Schobel first heard the story of a teen cyberbullying victim named Amanda Todd on the radio. As Todd learned the tragic details of the 15-year-old's suicide, brought on by online predation and the cruel taunting of her peers. Todd was charged into action. The seed of STOPit was planted. Read More

Todd believed that in order to make an impact, a cyberbullying solution had to empower our youth to affect societal change with the very same technology that was being used to inflict hurt online. Giving them a simple, fast and powerful anonymous tool to give trusted adults a "window" into their virtual world. Enabling trusted adults to get involved before situations escalated was the key to making a difference — and even saving a life.

An idea that began as a simple tool for teen empowerment took off on a life of its own. STOPit jumpstarted a cultural transformation within schools, which we reinforced with Cybersafe Rallies, character education initiatives, and an online community for sharing inspiration and cyber-abuse experiences. Now, propelled by overwhelming response, STOPit is expanding to include higher education, workplaces and beyond!

The future is now open to foster a culture of "Upstanders" in the world to come together to make the world a better place!

Inspiration drives vision…fuel it with passion and anything is possible

--Todd Schobel

Our Team




Todd Schobel
Founder & CEO

Todd is the Founder and CEO of STOPit and is responsible for overall vision and strategy of the company. Todd is driven by his passionate commitment to end cyber abuse and harassment across the globe.

Prior to founding STOPit, Todd served as the Founder and President of Phoenix Venture Group. At PVG he provided a variety of consulting services in the areas of business development, marketing, and direct sales. Todd helped clients secure relationships with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, AIG, Viacom and Dun & Bradstreet.

Prior to Phoenix Venture Group, Todd served as President and Founder of Diamond Graphics, a commercial printing and creative services firm. Todd also served as President of Mail Management Services, a firm providing direct marketing, data management and forms processing services.



Jonathan Pearl
COO & CIO

Jonathan currently serves as both the COO & CIO of STOPIT. He is responsible for the overall direction, design and delivery of all aspects of the company's technology platforms and many of its key operational business processes. This includes responsibility for Product Portfolio management, Customer Service and the integration and onboarding of key business partners and customers. Jonathan is also involved in many key strategic activities including new business development, legal, go-to-market strategies, and branding/marketing.

Prior to joining STOPit, Jonathan was the Chief Information Officer for ShopRunner, a retail ecosystem which influences members to shop at participating retailers by providing a set of benefits and applications that have a stronger consumer value proposition in the aggregate than merchants can deliver on a standalone basis. At ShopRunner, Jonathan was responsible for all aspects of the company's technology and operations including e-commerce, mobile, in-store capabilities, retail partner integration and customer service.

Prior to joining ShopRunner, Jonathan served as the CIO for Home Décor Products, Inc., an Internet Retailer Top 500 leading online retailer which operated ten e-commerce websites and one Comparison Shopping Engine (CSE) website focusing on both vertical and horizontal segments of the home and garden market. Before joining Home Décor, Jonathan was a Managing Director in the Consulting & Information Solutions practice at RSM McGladrey and held the same position in the Business Services & Global Re-engineering division at American Express.

Jonathan holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.



Parkhill Mays
CFO

Parkhill joined STOPit in July 2014 and works with the leadership team to ensure effective financial planning, fundraising and fiscal management. As an entrepreneur and principal finance professional, Parkhill started, funded, grew and managed successful exits for six small and middle market companies over a 25 year career.

Prior to joining STOPit, Parkhill started and built a CertaPro franchise which is now the largest painting company in the State of New Jersey. Previously, as CFO and an owner of DiscoverReady LLC, he participated in and managed one of the most successful growth stories and exits in the legal data services industry. He also held CFO positions for Homeclick.com, Iguana Studios, Prounis Consulting Group and other smaller firms. As an outside finance professional, he has also led dozens of traditional and alternative financing projects in the consumer brands, software and retail sectors. Parkhill holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University. His community interests are extensive and he is a past Board Member for A Way Out, Inc. and Samaritan Village, Inc., both operators of NYC-based substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation facilities. He is also a past Board member for the Long Island City Business Development Corporation. He is currently an officer and Head Coach within the NJ Breakers Girls Travel Softball organization.



Tom Rich
Cyber Safety Expert

Sergeant Tom Rich, the STOPit Cop, is a 20 year veteran of the Summit Police Department in New Jersey, where he worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Juvenile Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Juvenile Sergeant, and Patrol Sergeant. Every day, Tom dedicates his career to protecting and empowering children through education and inclusion. He has been a keynote speaker at over 700 events nationally, reaching over 1,000,000 students worldwide. He has been a featured expert on the subject of online safety and cyberbullying for Good Morning America, CNN and Fox television. As the STOPit Cop, Sgt. Rich’s goal is to create “teachable moments” to help bridge the gap between students and adults, be they administrators or parents. He aims to open the lines of communication through education and awareness by sharing both the personal and legal consequences of misusing technology, social media, and popular apps like Snapchat and Instagram.

Todd is the Founder and CEO of STOPit and is responsible for overall vision and strategy of the company. Todd is driven by his passionate commitment to end cyber abuse and harassment across the globe.

Prior to founding STOPit, Todd served as the Founder and President of Phoenix Venture Group. At PVG he provided a variety of consulting services in the areas of business development, marketing, and direct sales. Todd helped clients secure relationships with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, AIG, Viacom and Dun & Bradstreet.

Prior to Phoenix Venture Group, Todd served as President and Founder of Diamond Graphics, a commercial printing and creative services firm. Todd also served as President of Mail Management Services, a firm providing direct marketing, data management and forms processing services.
Jonathan currently serves as both the COO & CIO of STOPIT. He is responsible for the overall direction, design and delivery of all aspects of the company's technology platforms and many of its key operational business processes. This includes responsibility for Product Portfolio management, Customer Service and the integration and onboarding of key business partners and customers. Jonathan is also involved in many key strategic activities including new business development, legal, go-to-market strategies, and branding/marketing.

Prior to joining STOPit, Jonathan was the Chief Information Officer for ShopRunner, a retail ecosystem which influences members to shop at participating retailers by providing a set of benefits and applications that have a stronger consumer value proposition in the aggregate than merchants can deliver on a standalone basis. At ShopRunner, Jonathan was responsible for all aspects of the company's technology and operations including e-commerce, mobile, in-store capabilities, retail partner integration and customer service.

Prior to joining ShopRunner, Jonathan served as the CIO for Home Décor Products, Inc., an Internet Retailer Top 500 leading online retailer which operated ten e-commerce websites and one Comparison Shopping Engine (CSE) website focusing on both vertical and horizontal segments of the home and garden market. Before joining Home Décor, Jonathan was a Managing Director in the Consulting & Information Solutions practice at RSM McGladrey and held the same position in the Business Services & Global Re-engineering division at American Express.

Jonathan holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.
Parkhill joined STOPit in July 2014 and works with the leadership team to ensure effective financial planning, fundraising and fiscal management. As an entrepreneur and principal finance professional, Parkhill started, funded, grew and managed successful exits for six small and middle market companies over a 25 year career.

Prior to joining STOPit, Parkhill started and built a CertaPro franchise which is now the largest painting company in the State of New Jersey. Previously, as CFO and an owner of DiscoverReady LLC, he participated in and managed one of the most successful growth stories and exits in the legal data services industry. He also held CFO positions for Homeclick.com, Iguana Studios, Prounis Consulting Group and other smaller firms. As an outside finance professional, he has also led dozens of traditional and alternative financing projects in the consumer brands, software and retail sectors. Parkhill holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University. His community interests are extensive and he is a past Board Member for A Way Out, Inc. and Samaritan Village, Inc., both operators of NYC-based substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation facilities. He is also a past Board member for the Long Island City Business Development Corporation. He is currently an officer and Head Coach within the NJ Breakers Girls Travel Softball organization.
Sergeant Tom Rich, the STOPit Cop, is a 20 year veteran of the Summit Police Department in New Jersey, where he worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Juvenile Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Juvenile Sergeant, and Patrol Sergeant. Every day, Tom dedicates his career to protecting and empowering children through education and inclusion. He has been a keynote speaker at over 700 events nationally, reaching over 1,000,000 students worldwide. He has been a featured expert on the subject of online safety and cyberbullying for Good Morning America, CNN and Fox television. As the STOPit Cop, Sgt. Rich’s goal is to create “teachable moments” to help bridge the gap between students and adults, be they administrators or parents. He aims to open the lines of communication through education and awareness by sharing both the personal and legal consequences of misusing technology, social media, and popular apps like Snapchat and Instagram.

Board of Directors



Todd Schobel
Founder & CEO, STOPit

Todd is the Founder and CEO of STOPit and is responsible for overall vision and strategy of the company. Todd is driven by his passionate commitment to end cyber abuse and harassment across the globe.

Prior to founding STOPit, Todd served as the Founder and President of Phoenix Venture Group. At PVG he provided a variety of consulting services in the areas of business development, marketing, and direct sales. Todd helped clients secure relationships with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, AIG, Viacom and Dun & Bradstreet.

Prior to Phoenix Venture Group, Todd served as President and Founder of Diamond Graphics, a commercial printing and creative services firm. Todd also served as President of Mail Management Services, a firm providing direct marketing, data management and forms processing services.



Sharlee Jeter
President, Turn 2

Sharlee Jeter began her involvement with the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 as a high school volunteer. At the age of 18, Sharlee was named to the Board of Directors, and during college, she interned with the Foundation on summer and winter breaks. In 2002, she joined the Foundation full time as program director, developing a number of successful initiatives, including a partnership with The St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx that led to the integration of the deaf into many Turn 2 programs and events in New York and Michigan.

Sharlee proved to be a tremendous asset to the organization and was promoted to director of development in 2004, managing fundraising initiatives and corporate partnerships. In 2007, Sharlee was named vice president of the Turn 2 Foundation, and in February 2010, took over the reins as president.

In her current role, Sharlee oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, with a focus on fundraising and development. Additionally, Sharlee manages all corporate partnerships, oversees Foundation consultants and acts as a liaison with the Foundation's Board of Directors and Resource Council. To that end, one of her key responsibilities is to ensure Derek Jeter's new and current business partners and ventures align with his philanthropic efforts.

As president of Turn 2, Sharlee has identified innovative ways to build the organization, creating special fundraising and program events that further promote the Foundation's mission, and forging key branding opportunities and partnerships that have increased exposure and corporate support. Under her leadership, the Foundation saw its 18th Annual Dinner generate a 72% increase in revenue from its previous gala, and welcomed new corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Haddad Brands, Movado, Highland Mint and PNC Bank. Most recently, after 11 years of hosting the Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Florida, Sharlee forged a relationship with ICON International and JP Sports + Entertainment to create the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas, which guarantees $1 million for the Foundation.

The Foundation has successfully channeled that fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, the Jeter's Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students has seen 100% of its participants go to college upon graduating the program since 2008, and has placed Leaders in 135 paid internships over the last five years. The organization's full time staff has also included five Jeter's Leaders alumni.

Finally, Sharlee's efforts on behalf of the Turn 2 Foundation ensured Derek Jeter's final season in Major League Baseball was a banner year for the organization. Working with partners across the worlds of sports, business and media, Sharlee played a central role in elevating the profile of Turn 2, which is now among the most visible non-profit organizations in the United States. Sharlee oversees the children's division of Jeter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster launched in 2014 that has released New York Times Bestsellers The Contract and its followup, Hit & Miss. Sharlee graduated in 1997 from Kalamazoo Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2001 from Spelman College in Atlanta. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sharlee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son Jalen.



Kevin Kilcullen
Partner, Stern & Kilcullen

Kevin M. Kilcullen is a partner in the law firm of Stern & Kilcullen.

Kevin M. Kilcullen began his legal career with the law firm of Hannoch Weisman, was a shareholder in the firm of Shanley & Fisher, P.C., and a managing partner of the firm of Drinker, Biddle & Shanley.

Kevin M. Kilcullen was born and raised in New Jersey. He went to Rutgers University as an undergraduate, attended Rutgers University MBA graduate school, and Rutgers University Law School - Newark. He also has his LLM in Taxation from New York University. Kevin has been a member of the New Jersey bar since 1980, and the Florida bar since 2010.

Kevin M. Kilcullen's sophisticated practice is limited to tax planning for very wealthy individuals and families, including the tax planning for their businesses. Natural components of this practice are partnership and Subchapter S entity planning and transactions, tax planning for the owning executives of publicly-held stock, charitable planning and trust and estate administration.

Kevin M. Kilcullen is a frequent lecturer in the fields of taxation and estate planning to the New Jersey and New York state society of certified public accountants. He currently sits on the Partnership Tax Committee of the Section of Taxation of the New Jersey Bar Association.

Kevin M. Kilcullen was an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison, New Jersey from 1987 through 1993. While he was there, his primary courses included Partnership Taxation and Advanced Estate Planning. In 1993, he joined the faculty of Rutgers University Law School - Newark as an Adjunct Professor of Taxation. Kevin continued Teaching at Rutgers until 1996 when he joined the faculty of Seton Hall University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Taxation, until 2001. Kevin is a past member of the board of trustees of both the Kindle A Spark Foundation, Inc., and the Summit Speech School, and a past member of the Board of Visitors of Seton Hall University School of Law.

Todd is the Founder and CEO of STOPit and is responsible for overall vision and strategy of the company. Todd is driven by his passionate commitment to end cyber abuse and harassment across the globe.

Prior to founding STOPit, Todd served as the Founder and President of Phoenix Venture Group. At PVG he provided a variety of consulting services in the areas of business development, marketing, and direct sales. Todd helped clients secure relationships with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, AIG, Viacom and Dun & Bradstreet.

Prior to Phoenix Venture Group, Todd served as President and Founder of Diamond Graphics, a commercial printing and creative services firm. Todd also served as President of Mail Management Services, a firm providing direct marketing, data management and forms processing services.
Sharlee Jeter began her involvement with the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 as a high school volunteer. At the age of 18, Sharlee was named to the Board of Directors, and during college, she interned with the Foundation on summer and winter breaks. In 2002, she joined the Foundation full time as program director, developing a number of successful initiatives, including a partnership with The St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx that led to the integration of the deaf into many Turn 2 programs and events in New York and Michigan.

Sharlee proved to be a tremendous asset to the organization and was promoted to director of development in 2004, managing fundraising initiatives and corporate partnerships. In 2007, Sharlee was named vice president of the Turn 2 Foundation, and in February 2010, took over the reins as president.

In her current role, Sharlee oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, with a focus on fundraising and development. Additionally, Sharlee manages all corporate partnerships, oversees Foundation consultants and acts as a liaison with the Foundation's Board of Directors and Resource Council. To that end, one of her key responsibilities is to ensure Derek Jeter's new and current business partners and ventures align with his philanthropic efforts.

As president of Turn 2, Sharlee has identified innovative ways to build the organization, creating special fundraising and program events that further promote the Foundation's mission, and forging key branding opportunities and partnerships that have increased exposure and corporate support. Under her leadership, the Foundation saw its 18th Annual Dinner generate a 72% increase in revenue from its previous gala, and welcomed new corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Haddad Brands, Movado, Highland Mint and PNC Bank. Most recently, after 11 years of hosting the Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Florida, Sharlee forged a relationship with ICON International and JP Sports + Entertainment to create the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas, which guarantees $1 million for the Foundation.

The Foundation has successfully channeled that fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, the Jeter's Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students has seen 100% of its participants go to college upon graduating the program since 2008, and has placed Leaders in 135 paid internships over the last five years. The organization's full time staff has also included five Jeter's Leaders alumni.

Finally, Sharlee's efforts on behalf of the Turn 2 Foundation ensured Derek Jeter's final season in Major League Baseball was a banner year for the organization. Working with partners across the worlds of sports, business and media, Sharlee played a central role in elevating the profile of Turn 2, which is now among the most visible non-profit organizations in the United States. Sharlee oversees the children's division of Jeter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster launched in 2014 that has released New York Times Bestsellers The Contract and its followup, Hit & Miss. Sharlee graduated in 1997 from Kalamazoo Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2001 from Spelman College in Atlanta. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sharlee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son Jalen.

Kevin M. Kilcullen is a partner in the law firm of Stern & Kilcullen.

Kevin M. Kilcullen began his legal career with the law firm of Hannoch Weisman, was a shareholder in the firm of Shanley & Fisher, P.C., and a managing partner of the firm of Drinker, Biddle & Shanley.

Kevin M. Kilcullen was born and raised in New Jersey. He went to Rutgers University as an undergraduate, attended Rutgers University MBA graduate school, and Rutgers University Law School - Newark. He also has his LLM in Taxation from New York University. Kevin has been a member of the New Jersey bar since 1980, and the Florida bar since 2010.

Kevin M. Kilcullen's sophisticated practice is limited to tax planning for very wealthy individuals and families, including the tax planning for their businesses. Natural components of this practice are partnership and Subchapter S entity planning and transactions, tax planning for the owning executives of publicly-held stock, charitable planning and trust and estate administration.

Kevin M. Kilcullen is a frequent lecturer in the fields of taxation and estate planning to the New Jersey and New York state society of certified public accountants. He currently sits on the Partnership Tax Committee of the Section of Taxation of the New Jersey Bar Association.

Kevin M. Kilcullen was an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison, New Jersey from 1987 through 1993. While he was there, his primary courses included Partnership Taxation and Advanced Estate Planning. In 1993, he joined the faculty of Rutgers University Law School - Newark as an Adjunct Professor of Taxation. Kevin continued Teaching at Rutgers until 1996 when he joined the faculty of Seton Hall University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Taxation, until 2001. Kevin is a past member of the board of trustees of both the Kindle A Spark Foundation, Inc., and the Summit Speech School, and a past member of the Board of Visitors of Seton Hall University School of Law.



Bill Bartzak
Partner, Kai Equity, LLC

Bill Bartzak is a partner in Kai Equity, LLC.

Bill Bartzak is an accomplished entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in healthcare technology, investing, and advising. Bill successfully founded and sold MD On-Line, a healthcare technology company, in 2014, and is currently the managing director and co-founder of Kai Equity. Kai Equity is an investing company that advises and invests in early-to-mid stage businesses helping CEOs and management teams take companies to the next levels of success. Currently sitting on the board of directors for multiple companies, Bill is also a dedicated advisor on the board of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as well as Seton Hall University’s Leadership Council.

A frequent speaker at healthcare and medical technology industry conferences, Bill is the recipient of numerous business and healthcare awards and accolades. He has also the co-author of a series of books for C-level executives.



Hon. James A. Courter
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genie Energy, Ltd

Jim Courter is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genie Energy, Ltd. (NYSE:GNE), an international energy company.

Mr. James Courter served as President and then CEO of IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) from 1997 until October 2009. In 1971, Mr. Courter co-founded the New Jersey law firm of Courter, Kobert & Cohen, P.C. He was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand from January 1994 to September 1996. He was Vice President of Courter & Co., a mechanical engineering firm in New York City, early in his career.

His career in public service included representing New Jersey's 12th Congressional District as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years, from 1979 until 1991. He was elected as the Republican Party's nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1989. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Courter held the cabinet level position of Chairman of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, having been appointed by both President George Bush and President Bill Clinton; the Commission oversaw the restructuring of the United States' domestic military base infrastructure. In 1986, Mr. Courter published "Defending Democracy", a collection of speeches and essays on matters of national security. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Reader's Digest and numerous other publications. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Venezuela, South America.

Bill Bartzak is an accomplished entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in healthcare technology, investing, and advising. Bill successfully founded and sold MD On-Line, a healthcare technology company, in 2014, and is currently the managing director and co-founder of Kai Equity. Kai Equity is an investing company that advises and invests in early-to-mid stage businesses helping CEOs and management teams take companies to the next levels of success. Currently sitting on the board of directors for multiple companies, Bill is also a dedicated advisor on the board of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as well as Seton Hall University’s Leadership Council.

A frequent speaker at healthcare and medical technology industry conferences, Bill is the recipient of numerous business and healthcare awards and accolades. He has also the co-author of a series of books for C-level executives.

Mr. Courter served as President and then CEO of IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) from 1997 until October 2009. In 1971, Mr. Courter co-founded the New Jersey law firm of Courter, Kobert & Cohen, P.C. He was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand from January 1994 to September 1996. He was Vice President of Courter & Co., a mechanical engineering firm in New York City, early in his career.

His career in public service included representing New Jersey's 12th Congressional District as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years, from 1979 until 1991. He was elected as the Republican Party's nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1989. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Courter held the cabinet level position of Chairman of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, having been appointed by both President George Bush and President Bill Clinton; the Commission oversaw the restructuring of the United States' domestic military base infrastructure. In 1986, Mr. Courter published "Defending Democracy", a collection of speeches and essays on matters of national security. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Reader's Digest and numerous other publications. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Venezuela, South America.

He is Chairman of the Lexington Institute, a think tank dedicated to resolving issues of foreign policy, national security and international trade. He is Chairman of the U.S. National World War II Museum located in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Centenary College, New Jersey.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law. Jim and his wife Carmen now live in Sanibel, Florida. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Donica and Katrina, and seven grandchildren.

Advisory Board



Hon. Herbert J. Stern
Founder, Stern & Kilcullen

The Hon. Herbert J. Stern is a partner and founding member in the law firm of Stern & Kilcullen and served as U.S. District Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1974 to 1987 and as U.S. Judge for Berlin in 1979. He formerly served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1971-1974. In 1974, the United States Jaycees named Judge Stern as one of America’s Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), which today is known as America’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA).

Judge Stern has been a founder and co-director of the Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1980 to 2001 and was an adjunct professor at the Seton Hall Law School from 1976 to 1986 and at the Rutgers School of Law from 1980 to 1986. He was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Law from Seton Hall Law School in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Newark State College in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Montclair State College in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from Bloomfield College in 1973; and an Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hobart College, 1974.

Judge Stern has received numerous awards, including the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Public Service from the Akron University School of Law in 1986; the Schwartzer Fellow from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985; the Sierra Club Distinguished Public Service Award in 1973; the Bronze Shields of Newark Exceptional Community Service Award of the Society of Black Police Officers in 1973. He was the winner of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence in the category of books in 1984 and the winner of the International Platform Association’s Clarence Darrow Award in 1985. He has been the recipient of the Torch of Learning Award of the American Friends of the Hebrew University in 1987 and the Medal of Excellence from Hobart College in 1990.

Judge Stern was the subject of the book Tiger in the Court and is the author of Diary of a DA, Judgment in Berlin (Martin Sheen portrayed Judge Stern in the movie version), Trying Cases to Win, a five-volume work, and Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume. He received a B.A. degree from Hobart College in 1958 and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1961. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1961 and the New Jersey Bar in 1971. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations, and the Association of the Federal Bar of the District of New Jersey (President from 1971 to 1972).



Carol Todd
Amanda Todd Legacy

Carol Todd is the mother of two and an advocate to many. Carol’s daughter Amanda Todd brought the consequences of cyberbullying and the need to address bullying in general among our youth, to the world’s attention. Carol continues to share Amanda’s message and carry on her dream of helping kids.

Amanda’s Legacy continues to emphasize the effects of bullying and cyberbullying on others as well as how important it is to monitor and stay safe while using the internet. It is now well known and documented that the effects of bullying can be life changing to both young people and their families. Focusing on a healthy lifestyle is one of the important messages that Carol and Amanda’s Legacy brings to the attention of the global world.



Dan Deeney
CEO, AetherPal

Daniel has over twenty years of experience in building, growing and investing in technology companies in the Enterprise and Communications markets. Daniel is CEO of AetherPal, a leading enterprise mobility software company focused on mobile device support.

Prior to AetherPal, he was a founding partner of New Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm with $700 million under management. At NVP, he worked with companies and entrepreneurs in fostering innovation and building new ventures, while investing in and managing a portfolio of companies. Before joining New Venture Partners, Daniel was with its predecessor organization, Lucent New Ventures Group. Prior to Lucent, he held a variety of senior positions at Venator Group and Mobilemedia Communications where he played a key financial role in the firm’s IPO. Daniel is currently on the venture advisory councils at Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

He holds a MS in Management of Technology from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Engineering, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Finance from San Diego State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.



Dr. Lisa Wicker
President & CEO, LWA

Daniel has over twenty years of experience in building, growing and investing in technology companies in the Enterprise and Communications markets. Daniel is CEO of AetherPal, a leading enterprise mobility software company focused on mobile device support.

Prior to AetherPal, he was a founding partner of New Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm with $700 million under management. At NVP, he worked with companies and entrepreneurs in fostering innovation and building new ventures, while investing in and managing a portfolio of companies. Before joining New Venture Partners, Daniel was with its predecessor organization, Lucent New Ventures Group. Prior to Lucent, he held a variety of senior positions at Venator Group and Mobilemedia Communications where he played a key financial role in the firm’s IPO. Daniel is currently on the venture advisory councils at Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

He holds a MS in Management of Technology from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Engineering, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Finance from San Diego State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

The Hon. Herbert J. Stern is a partner and founding member in the law firm of Stern & Kilcullen and served as U.S. District Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1974 to 1987 and as U.S. Judge for Berlin in 1979. He formerly served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1971-1974. In 1974, the United States Jaycees named Judge Stern as one of America’s Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), which today is known as America’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA).

Judge Stern has been a founder and co-director of the Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1980 to 2001 and was an adjunct professor at the Seton Hall Law School from 1976 to 1986 and at the Rutgers School of Law from 1980 to 1986. He was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Law from Seton Hall Law School in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Newark State College in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Montclair State College in 1973; an Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from Bloomfield College in 1973; and an Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hobart College, 1974.

Judge Stern has received numerous awards, including the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Public Service from the Akron University School of Law in 1986; the Schwartzer Fellow from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985; the Sierra Club Distinguished Public Service Award in 1973; the Bronze Shields of Newark Exceptional Community Service Award of the Society of Black Police Officers in 1973. He was the winner of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence in the category of books in 1984 and the winner of the International Platform Association’s Clarence Darrow Award in 1985. He has been the recipient of the Torch of Learning Award of the American Friends of the Hebrew University in 1987 and the Medal of Excellence from Hobart College in 1990.

Judge Stern was the subject of the book Tiger in the Court and is the author of Diary of a DA, Judgment in Berlin (Martin Sheen portrayed Judge Stern in the movie version), Trying Cases to Win, a five-volume work, and Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume. He received a B.A. degree from Hobart College in 1958 and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1961. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1961 and the New Jersey Bar in 1971. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations, and the Association of the Federal Bar of the District of New Jersey (President from 1971 to 1972).

Carol Todd is the mother of two and an advocate to many. Carol’s daughter Amanda Todd brought the consequences of cyberbullying and the need to address bullying in general among our youth, to the world’s attention. Carol continues to share Amanda’s message and carry on her dream of helping kids.

Amanda’s Legacy continues to emphasize the effects of bullying and cyberbullying on others as well as how important it is to monitor and stay safe while using the internet. It is now well known and documented that the effects of bullying can be life changing to both young people and their families. Focusing on a healthy lifestyle is one of the important messages that Carol and Amanda’s Legacy brings to the attention of the global world.

Daniel has over twenty years of experience in building, growing and investing in technology companies in the Enterprise and Communications markets. Daniel is CEO of AetherPal, a leading enterprise mobility software company focused on mobile device support.

Prior to AetherPal, he was a founding partner of New Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm with $700 million under management. At NVP, he worked with companies and entrepreneurs in fostering innovation and building new ventures, while investing in and managing a portfolio of companies. Before joining New Venture Partners, Daniel was with its predecessor organization, Lucent New Ventures Group. Prior to Lucent, he held a variety of senior positions at Venator Group and Mobilemedia Communications where he played a key financial role in the firm’s IPO. Daniel is currently on the venture advisory councils at Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

He holds a MS in Management of Technology from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Engineering, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Finance from San Diego State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker is an internationally recognized thought leader, human resources and career strategist. She is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, wife, mother and friend. With her dynamic approach to life and her signature style, she connects people across the world and finds her mission to be that of helping others to get the most out of their work lives and companies to create value. She shares contemporary relevant work life experiences and empowering principles with her clients as demonstrated in her books, The Winning Spirit and Power Play! Following prominent human resources careers with Fortune 500 Companies, Dr. Lisa established her Detroit, MI & Charlotte, NC firm, Linwick & Associates, LLC (LWA).

LWA is a global human resources firm dedicated to creating organizational value through people. With more than 25 years’ experience creating organizational value and business results through people, Dr. Lisa has earned the reputation as a sought-after expert in the field of HR, change management, learning, and career development. She was voted “Ace Recruiter” and “One of the Most Successful Businesswomen in Detroit” by The Detroit News.

She has been dubbed a “trailblazer” by the Michigan Chronicle, recognized as one of “America’s Top 100 Executives” by Uptown Magazine and Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top Executives in Diversity.” Although the success of her clients – spanning automotive, marketing, healthcare, government & banking – gives Dr. Lisa fulfillment, she is also consumed with finding ways to help individuals and companies realize and recognize true employee potential. Dr. Lisa’s vision and can-do attitude resulted in the first ever “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” program. Having conducted extensive research, she has learned that the companies who attract and retain talent are those who make their employees feel valued. Dr. Lisa is positioned to help you and your company and works with individuals, business owners and corporations to create strategy, build capacity and manage change.

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