President / CEO
Founder, President and CEO David Akers has a long track record of success in the business world.
David started out as a young entrepreneur, co-owning and running a very successful KFC franchise at the age of 21. Since that time, David has over twenty years of strategic business leadership experience, and is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who of Business Professionals.
David has developed and led numerous high-performing and winning teams in his career. He and his team members have received prestigious awards for their performance, and Mr. Akers has been the recipient of several awards for his leadership.
He has helped hundreds of business owners find greater success through coaching, consulting, and providing integrated marketing solutions.
In addition, David is an avid photographer, speaker and writer. He is the author of "Win! A Leader's Guide to Building a Winning Team." He enjoys volunteering his time and expertise to worthwhile charities and has sat on the boards of several organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Akers obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University and has obtained a Master Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University.
Vice President of Program Development
Jon is a co-founder and is responsible for the ongoing identification of value-added services and tools that will keep the LMS Solutions program at the forefront of emerging trends and technology related to integrated media.
Mr. Carris holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in accounting and business management from California State University, Fresno.
Jon and his wife started JC Marketing, an advertising agency in Fresno California, specializing in Local (Search Engine Optimization) Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and Social Media Marketing Solutions for Local Businesses.
He has received numerous honors and awards in his professional career, including multiple designations for sales performance. While working for ADVO, Inc, Jon qualified for their prestigious Presidents Club on 2 occasions.
Mr. Carris has held high level positions with several international organizations, including the position of Executive Director for The World Crabbet Trust/The Double R Consortium (Two International Arabian Horse Breeders Associations). Carris Arabians (his Family’s Horse Business) has been a passion of his for over 34 Years. He has been President, and a Board Member for many years of The Crescent Midstate Arabian Horse Association.
Vice President of Operations
Brad's primary focus is on ensuring we are providing consistent, high quality service to every LMS Solutions Partner. In this role, Mr. Schlick oversees the Partner Service team, ensuring that clients receive timely, accurate, friendly and professional service in all areas. Mr. Schlick evaluates and constantly improves our processes, services and response levels to ensure our Partners are providing exceptional value to their clients.
Brad holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marketing from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Schlick is considered an expert in opportunity assessment and resolution. He has a successful track record of leading and building integrated teams, business models, change management and business relationships, and has held key roles in successful project implementations. In addition to his marketable business skills, Mr. Schlick also holds the designation as a Licensed Realtor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
While working for Valassis Communications, Inc., Mr. Schlick was presented with the Platinum Performer Award for excellence in service to the company.