President / CEO
President / CEO
For over 30 years, Tom has been working with individuals and organizations committed to mastering change. The last 20 years have been dedicated to working with CEOs and Senior Executive Teams of Fortune 500 businesses in supporting large-scale change simultaneously producing breakthrough business results.
These client projects have included post-merger and acquisition, start-up ventures, turnaround, major changes in business model, new strategy implementation and process re-engineering projects. He specializes in co-designing and facilitating projects that integrate organizational culture change with business transformation and breakthrough business performance.
His work includes individual executive coaching, executive team development and organizational mobilization in support of large-scale change.
He has worked with CEOs and Senior Executives from Ocean Spray, Intel Corporation, Nabisco Foods, Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, HFC Bank (Ghana), BASF, J&J McNeil Nutritionals, GE Financial Services Group, Godiva, Ralph Lauren, Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup, among others. For the last fifteen years he has been principal with D’Aquanni and Associates, Morristown, New Jersey and, most recently, Cazenovia, NY.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from Fordham University, and a certificate in Family Therapy. His published writings include articles entitled “Ending The Political Stranglehold in the Executive Suite” detailing the dimensions of a specific type of his executive coaching and “The Fleischmann’s Renewal”, depicting the inner workings of a very successful corporate culture and organizational transformation project Tom designed and facilitated.
Derrick is an alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network, an Online Volunteer for the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and a mentor for MicroMentor.org- an online service that connects smalls business owners around the world with business mentors. He is a member of the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (of UN-DESA) and DoSomething.org.
His volunteering journey, since 2014, has been very enriching as he has also worked extensively with global organisations including Marie Stopes International (under the Youth Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights initiative) and Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) where took charge of Marketing & Public Relations.
Derrick joined Rotaract in 2013 and he is currently serving as the President of the Rotaract Club of University of Professional Studies for the year 2016-17. Prior to that, he served as the Club Administration Director for the club in 2o15/2016. He is offering Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and graduates in June 2017.
Douglas William Cosmos was born in Cape Cod New England in 1951. He grew up in a middle class family with a dad, mom, a twin sister, and 2 older brothers. As an athletic energetic boy he played baseball, basketball, football, soccer sports as well as being involved in cub and boy scouts. His Ancestors were among the some of the first adventurers-the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth Massachusetts. He followed in these footsteps forging new grounds of learning and accomplishments which continue unto today. Over the past 40+ years he has worked professionally in the Industrial, Commercial, and Residential fields of Construction. He also earned a degree in research, and licenses to practice construction and also in the medical health field. ‘Doug’ has said “ No job/task/challenge is too big or small that can’t beaccomplished.” That is because although it is a personal experience from which he can benefit from, it also involves helping/improving someone else’s life. He thinks that we can overcome all obstacles put before us if we try to do so and don’t give up. Any effort that enhances life for the one, the few, and or the many is worth the effort to do so. He employs an ‘I can do’ attitude, and it has proven itself to produce a successful results continuously. He is only 1 man ,yet many hands make for light work. Therefore, he endeavors to create a meeting of the minds between himself and all those he rubs elbows with whether in business or in his personal life. Doug brings his experience, light heartedness, vision, dedication, single-minded focus, and optimism that we can and will provide Global Solutions through Unity by the way of the HUGS Corporate Charter and it’s documented purposes.
Brad prefers the term ‘Solutionist’ to describe what he does. He got into electronics when he was about 14 years of age and discovered he was pretty good at fixing things like Tape Decks and Stereo’s but he didn’t understand it all so he went to the Skill Center in High School for Electronics. Brad got his first electronic technician job at Rogers Electronics, at 18 years old, specializing in Car Stereo’s and Audio Equipment Repair. He graduated from N.I.T. in 1988 and started working in Industrial Electronics where he learned Robotics and Automation/Controls Engineering. In early 2000 Brad lost his job at Shap Machine and became self-employed, shortly after he created the name Zynoc Sound and Light. Zynoc Sound and Light was his entertainment Business running sound and lighting for Bands and shows. In 2004 after Indonesia was hit by a tsunami, Brad started looking into home design; questioning why we are still making square houses and putting them in places with 300 mph winds. After Katrina hit in 2005 he designed Enviro-House: A home that can survive 300 mph winds, an impact from a 2”x 4” at 150mph, and is able to float. In 2007 Brad realized Energy was at the root of our problems and the Zynoc Foundation was born. Renewable energy design & development technology became his main focus in order to come up with an answer to the energy problem plaguing our world. 9 years later and all the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place.
The Zynoc Foundation is devoted to the research and development of Clean Sustainable Living Systems. Teaching Clean Energy Technology and interfacing it into the Dailey Operations of the Home or Farm. These include: Platinum LEED Certified construction technologies using Hempcrete and other natural fiber products. Organic non GMO Farming and Hydroponics Food Systems. Solar and Hydro powered Water Purification Systems. Helping expand the electrification of the transportation industry.
-“Human Evolution is NOW, Clean Energy is NOW”