Gil Pezza

Gil Pezza is responsible for managing the Michigan Israel Connect Program, a technology matchmaking program between Michigan and Israeli companies. On the Michigan side, this program is especially designed for Michigan-based medium-size companies.

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John Fikany

John Fikany is the vice president of strategy and development for Quicken Loans. He is also responsible for community and employer branding, which includes attracting talent, business and partnerships to the Quicken Loans family of companies and the city of Detroit.

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Mike Perry

Mike Perry is CEO of NexCare Health Systems Inc. Prior to this role Perry was one of five partners who founded and started The WellBridge Group in 2012. Since that time he has been instrumental in creating the operating company and as its chief operating officer has been responsible for its day-to-day operations.

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James Scopis

James Scopis is the senior vice president and information security executive for Bank of America. He is responsible for delivering global information security architectural and business enablement solutions as well as information security-related customer and client protection across Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.

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Chip McClure

Charles “Chip” McClure is managing partner for Michigan Capital Partners—a private equity firm that invests in Tier 2 and Tier 3 global automotive and transportation suppliers with a manufacturing presence or headquarters in Michigan. He previously served as chairman of the board, CEO and president of Meritor Inc.

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Nora Marrakchi

Nora Marrakchi is manager of strategic innovation at Consumers Energy. Her responsibilities include building the company’s presence within the innovation ecosystem through third-party partnerships, feeding the pipeline of ideas, infusing the company’s approximately 7,000 employees with new skillsets and initiating and leading strategic pilots.

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Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), where he is responsible for providing executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all U.S. Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

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