A Winning Mindset

To (re)Ignite Growth, organizations need to adopt a growth mindset. Growth rarely happens by accident. Leaders need to be aligned on strategic priorities and build an organization that embraces new ideas and wins in new arenas. Join Sage Partners for the (re)Ignite Growth: A Winning Mindset virtual event to hear how our panelists, Suzin Bartley, Martin Burns, and David Schmaier have used mindset to drive results and to learn how to drive mindset in your organization.

Virtual Event: October 22, 2020 @ 1PM EDT. Please contact us for an invitation.


Suzin Bartley

Executive Director, The Children’s Trust

Suzin Bartley is the executive director of The Children’s Trust, which is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect. She has created and led one of the most successful home-based parent coaching programs in the country, as well as a network of family support programs and a nationally recognized fatherhood initiative. During COVID, with parents under greater stress and more isolated, Suzin quickly moved her family support teams to virtual platforms and expanded free access to online parenting resources. Suzin is also co-chair of the Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, serves on the board of the Boston Center for Blind Children, and is the vice president of the board for Friends for Children. Suzin's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, NPR, and other prominent media outlets.

Martin Burns

CEO, Bruin Biometrics

Martin Burns, CEO of Bruin Biometrics, LLC, is focused on making the prevention of Pressure Injuries, often the #1 reported patient harm in health systems, a reality. Martin transformed the business within six months of arrival in 2012, resetting strategy to focus on two medical devices rather than eight, restructuring the management team, and rapidly accelerating the execution of regulatory approval for the devices. He established and led the scientific, clinical, regulatory, health-economic, and market access strategies for the company in the US and UK. Recognitions of his success include American Business Awards Stevie 2020, "Gold Award for Achievement in Management - Health Products & Services" and European CEO Magazine, "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018".

David Schmaier

CEO, Salesforce Industries

David Schmaier, CEO of Salesforce Industries, a new division at Inc, has over three decades of experience building CRM, cloud, and industry-specific vertical software companies as an executive, entrepreneur, board member, and investor. He founded Vlocity, which was acquired by Salesforce in June 2020 in a $1.33 billion deal, to offer cloud applications that enable companies to transform and modernize customer experience with industry-specific solutions that are better, faster, and cost less than anything that has come before. David is also a Strategic Advisory Board Member at Genstar Capital where he helped start and grow the firm’s focus on middle-market industry-specific software companies. Earlier in his career, David worked as a member of the founding executive team at Siebel Systems, Inc, the world’s leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software which was acquired by Oracle in 2006. 

Thomas L. Doorley, III

Chairman and co-Founder, Sage Partners

Tom Doorley is Chairman and co-Founder of Sage Partners. Before Sage, he was a leader in the strategy practice at Deloitte that was formed from the acquisition of Braxton Consulting, which Tom co-founded. He was a spokesman for Deloitte at the World Economic Forum. Tom has been a lead director of several company boards and wrote the book Value-creating Growth. Tom earned his MBA degree at Columbia Business School.

Mimi Macksoud

Partner, Sage Partners

Mimi Macksoud is a partner at Sage Partners. She was the founder and CEO of a venture-backed software and information company that was ultimately acquired by Dow Jones. Previously she was the chief marketing officer for two companies, leading both to record revenues during a major recession. Earlier in her career, she led the sales and marketing effectiveness practice at Arthur D. Little. Mimi earned her MBA degree at the Tuck School of Business.

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