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million dollar company.  His vast experience in working at all levels of a company has made each participant identify quickly with his leadership and instruction.   Recently, Scott helped with the merger of a $2 billion dollar company.    Scott is known for helping participants learn and detail how they will implement improvements for their client companies.  Scott has lead position restructuring, field efficiency, account manager development, field coaching, and other key business needs for clients.

​​​Ben developed operating systems and implemented key strategies that have propelled several businesses to profitability, market leadership, and successful transitions.  Ben's lean production expertise in unparalleled.  Ben

worked several years with the nation's largest

landscape provider deploying their lean  

Parke earned his Industrial Psychology degree at Emory University.  A passion for helping others exceed their goals has generated repeated successes over 30+ years in leadership roles.  His experience includes the automotive aftermarket,  residential services, and national landscape services.  He

Ken started his first business fresh out of college with $1,000 and a pickup truck. From there, the company grew to $5 million before selling to LandCare. Ken is also the former owner and managing partner of award winning Scapes Landscape, which ​was one of the top 100 landscape companies in 

dimension to ADVANCE and to our clients. Her expertise in retail/resale, marketing, and merchandising is tempered with her experience as a successful business owner that understands short and long term needs and goals.  

Raúl has over 30 years of HR experience, including 12 years as Chief HR Officer and 2 years as HR Director for #1B national company. Additional HR experience includes 10 years with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power and 8 years with Universal Studios in various HR leadership roles.  Areas of expertise


America. Ken spent a number of years in leadership at ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance as Sales Leader for the southeast region. During his 30 year career, Envisor founder Ken has owned three of Atlanta’s most successful landscape companies. An astute businessman who’s not afraid to dig in the dirt, Ken knows the secrets and systems of thriving landscape operations. 

initiatives on a national level. He has been to virtually every landscape market in the US implementing lean on a cultural and practical level.  Ben has a down to earth, practical approach. He is committed to simple solutions that drive results.  With a passion for operations; systems based management strategies and lean thinking, Ben is positioned to guide others in pursuit of their vision.​

Scott is Senior Partner at ADVANCE with 25+ years of experience in managing, leading, and developing talent in the landscape industry.  His horticulture degree from Cal Poly Pomona served as a strong foundation to building a career - starting on production crews and working up to Director of Operations of a $40   

repeatedly lead teams to exceed goals as VP of Sales, helping the company grow from $110M to $450M in 10 years.  As VP of training for ValleyCrest (a 10k+ employee company), the company earned  5 consecutive Training Top 125 Awards.  Parke is known for high energy engagement, participant buy-in, and measurable results.​

Bonnie has been President of NARTS (National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores) for 4 years.  Her ability to grow her own business 10x over the last 26 years is evidence of her commitment to excellence and developing people.  Her deep experience in 

​retail and customer services brings a valuable

include: talent management and leadership development, talent acquisition, benefit administration, strategic planning, project management, acquisition integration, immigration compliance, employee relations, performance coaching, multi-state and federal wage & hour laws, EEO and Affirmative Action compliance. 

ADVANCE collaborates closely with our partners from Envisor - Ken & Ben