Chief Executive Officer
Bill Walsh® is the CEO/Founder of Business Coaching/Venture Capital firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build successful companies. He is an accomplished author, speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity, He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent two decades working with start-ups to major global brands increasing sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategy to seize global market opportunities.
Steve Immer is an experienced leader helping Powerteam CEO Bill Walsh take the company and its members/affiliates to new levels of success. Immer is an enthusiastic, “young” 74-year-old serving as a good example of health, fitness and business/personal development. He has had past success stories in several fields, including government, finance, real estate and network marketing. He has earned two Master’s Degrees (University of Oregon, University of North Carolina),plus a variety of awards for community non-profit efforts, including “Volunteer of the Year” from the Summit County Government Open Space and Trails Department. He has lived in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado, since 1982, where he is an active member of both the Summit County Chamber of Commerce (five years) and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber of Commerce (25 years). He exercises daily in a variety of sports, including winter downhill and cross-county skiing and summer bicycling, tennis, rowing and hiking. He also serves on several non-profit committees and boards, including his church soup kitchen and two local homeowners associations. He is also currently co-writing a new book “The Shape of Leadership – Models of Excellence” for e-publication this fall and subsequent book-form publication next year. Additionally, he is active in the local music scene, as he is an accomplished jazz musician (vibraphone) performing at many events and festivals, including the Breckenridge Jazz Festival and Meet the Artists.
Director of Technology
Clients that John has been instrumental in developing leading edge software for includes Bell and Howell, Montgomery Ward, Amoco (now BP), Informatics, Analysis International, U.S. Gypsum, the Chicago Police Department, Northern Trust Bank, Rockwell and Illinois Vehicle Insurance. He has also developed productivity software that has been sold to over a thousand companies producing several million dollars of revenue.
John has also been an entrepreneur and has developed software and training for several different home-based businesses. He worked with Bill Walsh 17 years ago in marketing one of the first on-line shopping malls and development of virtual real estate.
His current tasks are to maintain and develop the 20+ websites that are part of Powerteam International and to develop and manage software and methods that will enable members to meet their individual goals in relatively short time periods.
His inspiration and motivation is to help entrepreneurs in all types of businesses to use technology to market their products and/or services worldwide and to train members in methods that lead to success.
Director of Social Media/Graphic Designer
Tom Szymanski has diligently studied business management at William Rainey Harper College. His expertise lies in various fields ranging from real estate sales/ leasing, and management, marketing, advertising, video production, and social media management. Tom is responsible for spearheading Powerteam International’s efforts to incorporate cutting-edge Business Technology, Social Media, and Marketing techniques.
Customer Service Manager
Annemarie Wright’s driving passion is helping people heal, dream and transform. This passion is what attracted her first to a career in the field of education, then on to training and mentoring adults, and finally into working for Peak Potentials Training, a leader in personal development and business seminars. For seven years Annemarie managed the on-site logistics of high intensity events from small workshops of a few hundred people, to large seminars of thousands of people. As an event manager, Annemarie’s responsibilities included overseeing sales and finance for events of over seven figures, as well as managing and training event and volunteer staff. Because of her positive attitude, and ability to stay calm and focused under pressure, Annemarie has been widely recognized and praised as one of the best event managers in the industry.
Annemarie has lived in Angola, South Africa, Reunion, Mauritius, Brazil, and Europe. This has exposed her to multiple cultures, making her very adaptable and flexible in her approach to both life and people. She brings exceptional compassion to her interactions with people, supporting them, and helping them resolve challenges while assisting them to pursue dreams by gaining clarity on their goals.
Director of Global Partnerships
Nicole Taylor is an entrepreneur and has an extensive background in the Beauty and Wellness Industry. Nicole was the General Manager and Partner at the Argyle Salon & Spa and Cure Salon & Spa located inside the Famed Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. She loved every aspect of her profession. After her 12 year career in the beauty industry, Nicole then went on to consulting for many small and large companies including Royal Helicopters, Lions Real Estate Investments and doctors on how to grow their business.
Many people are enthusiastic animal lovers, however, Nicole is a passionate human lover first. In her mission to continually impact the lives of others, she is currently excited for a new role with mission and purpose joining Powerteam International and Unite For Good and paying it forward and giving back.
Vice President of Global Relations
Cheryl Brenner is an expert in day to day operations, management of strategic alliances and corporate logistics for entrepreneurial business conferences. Ms. Brenner joined with Powerteam International in October of 2014 as Vice President of Global Relations. Before Powerteam, she was an executive with a large organization and was instrumental in the growth and expansion of the organization, growing its membership to over 50,000 members in over 140 countries. Cheryl was responsible for weekly coaching & training of the National Sales Force. She created weekly training materials for all new members which were held twice weekly. Prior to new members attending the conference Cheryl lead a team of Coaches who supported new conference attendees. Cheryl was an integral part and development of the day to day operations, negotiating of hotel contracts, managing ongoing hotel relationships, accounting protocol for commission payouts, daily commission reports and forecasting.