hpu management team

We've assembled a team of veterans with decades of experience in areas critical to our success. Moreover, we work closely with our nine sister Global Aggregation Corporations.

Our Principals include:

Joseph Warmann - CEO

Joseph Warmann is a founding member of Human Potentials Unlimited, Inc. As CEO, he serves as leader on the Executive Leadership Council. He is a member of the Aggregation Strike and FACCT Strike teams. Joseph is a partner in a business finance consulting firm specializing in helping small to medium size firms with loans, accounts receivable, revolving lines of credit, equipment leases, and cash flow products.

Joseph’s background includes working in electronic distribution for the fashion retail industry, sales and business development in the business travel industry, and as an entrepreneur in the corporate events and relocation industry taking his first business from $0 to $6m in annual sales in 5 years.

Joseph graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management (Business Management & Engineering) from London’s South Bank University.

Tom H. Schnack, CPA

Tom Schnack is a founding member of Human Potentials Unlimited, Inc. He provides support on financial issues and is a member of the acquisition team and the executive leadership council. Tom is also a partner with Seim, Johnson, Sestak & Quist, LLP, a regional CPA firm.  He joined Seim, Johnson in 1981, became a partner in January 1992 and was elected managing partner in 2005. Tom's background includes work with various types of clients including health care, non-profit, retail, manufacturing, real estate development, construction, governmental agencies, and benefit plans. Tom publishes articles and gives presentations on a wide range of topics including third-party reimbursement, revenue optimization, government reform, fraud and abuse and other topics. 

Tom graduated with honors from Midland Lutheran College in 1981. He became a certified pubic accountant in 1982. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as many state societies and other professional organizations.

Michael Stay

Michael is a founding member of Human Potentials Unlimited, Inc.  He is a member of the Acquisition Team and the Marketing Optimization Team, and provides support to Legal and Resourcing efforts.  Michael is also President and CEO of Core Impact, Inc. a business consulting firm established in 1995 and headquartered in Northern Virginia. This firm provides strategists in market pre-eminence for business optimization, procuring government funds, public/private ventures, conflict resolution, and marketplace/community transformation. The clients of Core Impact represent a wide diversity of industries, organizational structures and size. 

Michael has more than 30 years experience in government procurement, leadership, strategic planning, public affairs, negotiations, conflict resolution, marketing, contract management, site and infrastructure development, program/project management, environmental and safety compliance, business optimization, organizational troubleshooting, and business coaching. Michael has extensive program/project management experience throughout the U.S. and Canada with projects ranging in value from $1M to $5B. He is a recognized expert in managing privatization projects that transfer ownership of government assets to the private sector, and in managing complex programs that involve public-private partnerships, multiple regulatory agencies and diverse stakeholders.

He was formerly the North American Director of Project Management for Chevron Corporation.  While with Chevron, where he served for 19 years, Michael held a variety of positions including Engineering Manager, Capital Hill Technical Lobbyist, Manager of Environmental/Safety/Health, Public Affairs – Corporate Spokesperson and Director of Privatization.  Mr. Stay has worked with several government departments and agencies including the Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines), HHS, CDC, GSA, GAO, and numerous Congressional members, staff and committees.

Michael has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, is certified in Conflict Resolution/Mediation/Arbitration, and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

Boyce Berkel, MD, PhD

Boyce N. Berkel is a founding member of Human Potentials Unlimited, Inc. He is an active member of the Acquisition Team, the FACCT Team, and the Executive Leadership Council. As a world traveler, having visited over 81 countries, Boyce has observed first hand that at worst, life does not work for most people, and at best, the rest do not live anywhere near their true human potential.  He is currently in the process of writing a book – “Making Life Work.” Author, lecturer, publisher and clinical researcher, Boyce is currently developing an alternative treatment protocol for neuropathic pain. In 1997, he developed a topical analgesic called PainBreak® that is currently being used successfully worldwide to manage neuropathic pain, and in 2004 he was invited to sit on the alternative medicine advisory panel of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association.

Boyce was accepted to Medical School after only 2 years of college, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1973. He earned a PhD in Nutrition in 1981. Trained as a surgeon at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas, Boyce practiced Emergency Medicine for 22 years and retired from the ER in 1996. Understanding the Mind, Body, Spirit connection, Boyce has written several books on managing neuropathic pain. A firm believer in the concept of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” Boyce is also a founding member of Health and Longevity Unlimited, Inc. He is also actively working on developing the Human Potentials University.

Peter Ireland

Peter is a member of HPU's Acquisitions Team and oversees its online activities. He is a successful entrepreneur and has held executive positions with a number of corporations, both private and publicly-held. In 1988 Peter became a partner in Ashton Montana & Company a management consultancy providing financial and marketing services to high technology companies. Afterwards, Peter served for over three years as CEO of Leisuretech Corp., a publicly-traded company. He spent another four years managing CalWest an innovative venture fund geared towards start-up companies. During the late 1990s he was involved with a number of Seattle-based online companies, including CBeX which was the premiere mergers & acquisitions site in its time. Peter has over 12 years of experience in building and running online businesses.

Peter holds a degree in business administration from Canada's Simon Fraser University. He is also a licensed business broker in WA State.

Claudia Candea

A member of HPU's Aggregation Strike and Marketing Optimization Teams, Claudia is a dynamic international business coach and trainer, helping entrepreneurs not only start their business but make it a successful journey.

Her passion for helping organizations and executives obtain great results started with a management promotion while still a student which helped her learn the principles of leadership and team building in a fast paced environment. In only one year, her team of 16 employees had an all around success record in sales and customer satisfaction which resulted in Claudia taking over the company's Team Building and Training position.

Claudia's background includes positions with major airlines and tour operators. She is a business owner offering coaching/training services to business owners and executives from various industries.
Claudia graduated from the Canadian Aviation Institute with a diploma in Airline Management and Operations. She also holds a certificate from the Coaches Training Institute.

Gordon Bizar

Gordon Bizar is the architect behind the industry aggregation business model. In addition to inventing the model, he has for the past 40 years been one of America's foremost leveraged buy-out experts. During this period he has used his innovative LBO techniques to acquire dozens of small and mid-sized companies in both the manufacturing and financial services industries. This knowledge was eventually productized into the Bizar Financing Course which has over 300,000 graduates.

Gordon currently runs National Diversified Funding Corporation, a Los Angeles-based private equity investment company, and oversees the Global Aggregation Corporation.

Gordon has made 120 appearances on radio and television as a business finance expert, including The Today Show and other nationally syndicated radio and television news and talk shows. In addition, he has served as an adviser to NASA on technology transfer issues and spearheaded the California Task Force on Taxation and Regulation of Small Business during the Brown administration.   

Gordon holds a degree in economics and finance from Boston University. Gordon's full bio.

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