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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities areas to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the East Tennessee Area

BILL MANCINI

Bill Mancini is an experienced business and ministry leader with a passion for discipling and mentoring business owners and leaders…

BILL MANCINI

Bill Mancini is an experienced business and ministry leader with a passion for discipling and mentoring business owners and leaders to align their faith with their leadership, bringing Jesus to the workplace. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience with Fortune 100 companies and over a decade of leadership in both church and para-church settings. He formerly served as CFO for Auxano, a church consulting organization. Trained by the Navigators, a Christian organization focused on discipleship and team development, he is uniquely equipped with both business and Biblical expertise. His experience in our nation’s armed forces, as an instructor pilot with the Air Force and an aircraft commander with the Air National Guard, render Bill a patient and thoughtful mentor and peer. Bill resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Lee and enjoys spending time with his three children and 10 grandchildren.

JON CARLTON

Jon Carlton brings over 20 years of executive, business operations and leadership experience in the information technology / engineering software…

JON CARLTON

Jon Carlton brings over 20 years of executive, business operations and leadership experience in the information technology / engineering software industry where he led teams to multiple years of double-digit growth. Most recently he served as Vice-President of ModernTech Corporation. Over the years, Jon has been involved in leading a variety of church small groups and classes and has served in deacon/elder leadership positions. He has a passion to see men, both young and old, honor God in all facets of their life, at home and in the marketplace. Jon has been blessed by over 26 years of marriage to his wife, Shelli. Residing in the Knoxville, TN area, they enjoy spending time with their five children, multiple grandchildren, and in the beautiful outdoors of East Tennessee.

MIKE TODD

After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1980, Mike Todd spent over 38 years in the “Point-of-Sale” industry as…

MIKE TODD

After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1980, Mike Todd spent over 38 years in the “Point-of-Sale” industry as an executive leader for firms such as NCR, Agilysys, PAR Technology and Global Payments. Most of Mike’s corporate career focused on driving revenue growth and leading sales organizations, but also included roles as President and CEO.

A native of East Tennessee, Mike met his bride (Laura) while living in Western North Carolina before moving back to Knoxville in 1987. Mike has a passion for serving Christ through serving others, particularly underprivileged youth in our urban communities where he mentors and coaches basketball at Emerald Youth Foundation. Mike and Laura love East Tennessee and all of it’s natural beauty while passionately following the Tennessee Vols sports teams and the Mountaineers of Appalachian State (Laura’s alma-mater). Mike and Laura are fortunate that their daughter (Darian) son-in-law (Jarrod) and grandson (Grey) also call Knoxville home!

TYLER MACKIE

Tyler Mackie joins the team after the last 20 years working in the Insurance and Financial Services industry. His experience…

TYLER MACKIE

Tyler Mackie joins the team after the last 20 years working in the Insurance and Financial Services industry. His experience ranges from working with national companies, to starting his own independent office, to being acquired by a private equity group. His tenure working closely with business owners, executives, and decision-makers has given him a personal approach and a unique perspective to the issues facing employers and entrepreneurs in the marketplace.

Originally from middle Tennessee and alumni of Tennessee Tech University before moving to Asheville North Carolina where he lived for 6 years before moving back to Tennessee where he met his wife. He and Jessica have been married since 2009, they have two children Maverick and Marley and call Johnson City home. He has been a CEO member of C12 since 2016, past Treasurer of the United Emmaus Community, and a partner of Redeemer Community Church in Johnson City since 2010.

CHAD CARTER

Fantastic organizations don’t just happen, they are built by people who are passionate and intentional about their business or non-profit….

CHAD CARTER

Fantastic organizations don’t just happen, they are built by people who are passionate and intentional about their business or non-profit.

With a heart for leaders, God has called Chad Carter to his roots in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee to serve business leaders to build great businesses for a greater purpose in the East Tennessee region.

“I’m coming home to serve leaders through uncompromising and unapologetic Christian Biblical principles in their businesses. These principles yield predictable and dependable results. I can’t think of a better organization than C12 Business Forums to achieve the needed outcomes in my community.”

Chad serves as the Area Chair for C12 Business Forums in the Greater Chattanooga/Cleveland/N.GA region of East Tennessee.

Chad joined C12 as a member in 2016 in Nashville, TN while serving as a Human Resources and Business Executive for companies such as Mars Petcare U.S., Sony/Provident Music, Pet DRx Veterinary Corporation, and a consulting practice for healthcare providers.

Chad grew up in Chattanooga and attended Baylor School. As a Christian and the son of a business entrepreneur, Chad felt led to study business at Lee University in Cleveland, TN prior to moving to Nashville to lead human resources for these growing businesses. It was during these years that Chad discovered a deep passion for organizational health while coaching leaders to develop cohesive teams and engaged employees that achieve real and lasting results for their people and their organization. As a coach, Chad has guided numerous organizations into a healthy and flourishing landscape in which greater results are achieved and released in every channel of the business.

Chad possesses progressive experience in small, medium, and large-scale businesses ranging from 20 to 4,000+ employees across as many as 38 U.S. states and numerous countries.

Chad’s passion to help organizations grow healthier has helped him to deliver trusted results through people. He provides a practical focus on real business issues and moves from issues to relevant actions. He has authored, The Five Attributes: Essentials of Hiring and regularly speaks about The Predictive Hiring Model.

“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member

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