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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of People First Elevation Team, Jeff leads media strategies for global clients, enhancing content marketing, companywide meeting experiences, conferences, and cross-cultural training. With over 20 years of experience in media, technology, and marketing, Jeff founded Chat With Leaders Media in 2021 to elevate purpose-driven businesses in the marketplace. His core values are Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment. Jeff also co-hosts "The People Experience Pulse," a podcast that explores leadership strategies in People, Employee, and Human Experience (PX/EX/HX). Off the clock, he is a devoted husband, father of three, and active citizen in Atlanta, GA.

Matthew Stevens is the CEO of CENTEGIX, an industry leader in crisis and incident management systems. CENTEGIX protects over 1M people across 13 states in 1200 schools, hotels, and government buildings. As CEO Matthew is responsible for company strategy, culture, and reputation. Prior to CENTEGIX, Matthew was the CEO of Corvado, software for Capital Improvement Planning and Execution, and before that the CEO of CloudVault, an eDiscovery, and Compliancehew cybersecurity platform. He founded or co-founded several startups including InfraPoint (now DC Blox) and The Stevens Group, was executive at Atlanta-based Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY now Birch/Fusion Connect), and advised top brands including Coca-Cola, EarthLink, Lexis-Nexis, and Southern Company.

Stevens is a practical operator, focusing on the useful application of emerging technologies to simplify and solve complex business problems.

He is an active member of the Atlanta technology startup ecosystem serving as an Advisor or Board Member to several startups (including Stellar MMS) and active in the community through High Tech Ministries at the Buckhead Church.

Matthew lives in Sandy Springs with his wife of 16 years, Candace, and their 3 children. An avid outdoorsman, he spends what’s left of his free time off-grid’ hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting with his family.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences and Management from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

Chat Highlights

  1. The problems his team is solving in public safety with Centegix’s technology solutions, Crisis Alert™ + Contact Alert.
  2. The social impact and use cases in K-12 education and other public spaces such as in hospitality, healthcare, and more.
  3. How Matthew’s faith and role as a father inform his leadership over these important initiatives that are saving lives.
  4. How Centegix is attracting and retaining top talent through their clear mission and purpose.
  5. How leaders can use their influence to promote unity and quell some of the divisiveness in today’s polarized world.

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