DBusiness recognizes ’30 in Their Thirties’ Detroit professionals


 magazine highlights 30 movers and shakers across metro Detroit nominated by readers for the 2014 30 in Their Thirties feature in the September-October issue.  The class of 2014 is advancing the region’s companies, industries, and communities by managing global businesses, overseeing major events, operating upscale restaurants and keeping up with the latest technological advances.

Roland N. Alix, partner of Hubbell, Roth and Clark, Inc.
West Bloomfield resident
Alix is recognized for his commitment to the civil engineering profession and his outstanding work at Hubbell, Roth and Clark.
Aaron F. Belen, president and CEO of AFB Investments
Bloomfield Hills resident
Belen is recognized for his role in managing more than 50,000 square feet of commercial real estate in metro Detroit.
Kathleen Borschke, senior account director for The Fulkerson Group
Troy resident
Borschke is recognized for managing multiple sponsorship partners for her high-profile clients, such as the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and the Chevrolet Detroit Bell Isle Grand Prix.
Dwight D. Brown, director of features and technology planning for General Motors
Bloomfield Hills resident
Brown was recognized for his role and growth at General Motors, beginning with his internship while as an undergraduate at Iowa State University. Full-time since 2004, he and his team seek out new automotive technologies which help guide customers on purchasing decisions.
Robby Dhillon, founder and president of Rockstar Digital, Inc.
Rochester Hills resident
Dhillon is recognized for launching Rockstar Digital, Inc. and using his technological skills to create displays for his clients.
April Donaldson, executive vice president of Strategic Staffing Solutions
Royal Oak resident
Donaldson is recognized for her leadership skills at Strategic Staffing Solutions.
Brian Foster, co-owner of Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center
Clarkston resident
Foster is recognized for owning and operating  the children’s activity center, which he borrowed money from family to start.
Niall Hay, brand director for Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
Birmingham resident
Hay is recognized for his leadership in promotions, performance, personnel, financing and customer service for Penske Automotive Group.
Ryan Hoyle, vice president of business development and talent acquisition for GalaxE.Solutions Inc.
Troy resident
Hoyle is recognized for overcoming GalaxE.Solution’s biggest challenge of cultivating the company’s market competitiveness.
Joshua Humphrey, chief operating officer of Peas & Carrots Hospitality
Clawson resident
Humphrey is recognized for climbing the ranks at Peas & Carrots Hospitality, and managing operations of three metro Detroit restaurants.
Jeff Lothian, executive vice president of Impact Management Services
Rochester Hills resident
Lothian is recognized for his role in the expansion of Impact Management Services which specializes in professional engineering staffing solutions to include light industrial job placements.
Brad Lott, senior vice president of corporate sales for Palace Sports and Entertainment
Oakland Township resident
Lott is recognized for his role in the professional sports industry, specifically with Palace Sports and Entertainment.
Dr. Carlos A. Ramirez, director, Lakeshore Center for Head and Neck, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery for St. John Providence Health System
Troy resident
Ramirez is recognized his work on more than 250 patients with head and neck cancer, congenital malformations and facial trauma.
Ryan Schram, chief operating officer of IZEA, Inc.
Novi resident
Schram is recognized for his marketing expertise, as well as operational excellence for IZEA.
Ted Serbinski, partner of Detroit Venture Partners
Birmingham resident
Serbinski is recognized for his technology background and involvement with Detroit Venture Partners.
Niki Serras, partner of Scavolini by Cucina Moda
Royal Oak resident
Serras is recognized for growing the Scavolini by Cucina Moda brand in Detroit.
Neil Sherman, president and managing partner of Best Homes Title Agency
Bloomfield Hills resident
Sherman is recognized for growth contribution of the company he co-founded with partner, Peter M. Schneiderman.
Lee Skandalaris, president of Quantum Digital Group
Clarkston resident
Skandalaris is recognized for his role at Quantum Digital Group in the visual communications market.
Vatche Tazian, founder and president of Envirolite, LLC
Birmingham resident
Tazian is recognized for the launch of his business which produces specialty foam and  serves a variety of industries including marine, industrial, recreational, appliance, flooring and packaging.
Jason Teshuba, chief executive officer of Mango Languages
Huntington Woods resident
Teshuba is recognized for the launch of his web development firm which specializes in language education products.
Andrea Trapani, partner, Identity 
Bloomfield Hills resident
Trapani is recognized for launching the consumer practice group at the Bingham Farms public relations firm, as well as her leadership and management skills.
For more information or to read the article, pick up a copy of the September/October 2014 issue of DBusiness magazine, available on newsstands now.   
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