MOBIS Resources Advisory Board

Miles Everson

CEO of MBO Partners

Miles Everson is the CEO of MBO Partners. MBO is the definitive market leader in enabling the future of work and improving the well-being of professionals and businesses throughout the world.

With more than 30 years of professional services experience, Miles currently works with some of the largest organizations in the world.

Miles is the former Global & Asia Pacific Americas (APA) Cluster Advisory Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for leading and aligning their Advisory practice globally, and broadening the expertise they bring to PwC clients.

Previously, Miles served as the U.S. Leader of the Advisory Services practice, on the firm’s U.S. Advisory leadership team as Advisory Financial Services Leader, and earlier as Advisory Banking & Capital Markets Sector Co-leader. He was also PwC’s Global Advisory Risk Consulting Leader, focused on helping large complex organizations with enterprise governance and risk management programs.

Miles had a long and distinguished career with PwC and provided a wide range of advisory and consulting services to his clients. As a PwC partner, he frequently worked with executive management and boards of large, complex organizations to help improve their capabilities to balance growth, risk and return strategies, and the execution of business activities.

Miles is principal author of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations’ Enterprise Risk Management — Integrated Framework, a widely accepted framework used by organizations to design and implement risk management programs. He is also principal author of the COSO Internal Control over Financial Reporting — Guidance for Smaller Companies and The Acceleration of Change — Seizing the Future Through Focused Business Risk Management.

Miles graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Accounting and is a frequent speaker on the topic of enterprise risk management at industry conferences.

Joel Litman

CEO of Valens Research

Professor Joel Litman has taught or guest-lectured at Harvard Business School, U Chicago Booth, Wharton, LBS, SAIF Jiao Tong, and others. He is a Professor at Hult International Business School, an FT and Economist top-ranked international MBA program. He conducts seminars regularly for financial and industry conferences around the world such as CFA and CPA chapters.

Outside of academia, Professor Litman is also the President and CEO of Valens Research, a global corporate performance and investment research and analytics firm. In the role of Chief Investment Strategist, he advises institutional investors in equities, corporate credit, and macroeconomic strategy.

Professor Litman is Chair of the UAFRS Advisory Council which is spearheading usage of Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards aka Uniform Accounting. He helped build Credit Suisse’s HOLT University and the Center for S.E.V. and MBA Concentration at the Driehaus College of Commerce at DePaul University.

Professor Litman received a B.S in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Linda Mann

CXO of MBO Partners

Prior to joining MBO, Linda spent 15 years as a management consultant, then seven years as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she led several enterprise-wide initiatives, including overseeing the design, development, and launch of the PwC Talent Exchange — a marketplace connecting top independent talent with work opportunities at PwC. Today, Linda oversees MBO’s entire product ecosystem.

Linda holds a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of Chicago.

Chris Greer

President of Mozz

Over the course of his career, Chris Greer has held numerous global roles in technology, financial services and banking. He has spoken at industry events around the world and been interviewed by industry periodicals and mainstream outlets. He was a pioneer in alternative investment marketing and he has consulted to over 100 of the largest financial services firms throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Greer most recently led the global innovation effort for one of the big four advisory/accounting firms.

Past employment includes Digital Equipment Corporation; Weiss, Peck & Greer; Stark Investments, Forest Investments, Citibank and as a consultant to a Big Four accounting/advisory firm. Greer holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology.

Greer works within the Connecticut State Correctional System supporting faith-based discussions and attending weekly Mass with inmates.

Gene Zaino

Founder & Executive Chairman of MBO

An accomplished and nationally recognized expert in the contract workforce market; Gene Zaino launched MBO Partners as a business that would re-invent the way independent consultants and organizations work together.

Zaino has served on the expert advisory board for the Human Capital Institute and collaborated with other industry leaders to create and develop the Contract Talent Research Practice Area at HCI, furthering education, ethics, and industry best practices. Zaino has led executive seminars at the Project Management Institute, GigaOM Net:Work, The Institute for Supply Management, and the Military Officers Association of America. Zaino is a frequent speaker and has appeared in publications, radio and television including ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Business Journal, CNNfn and USA Today.

Gene Zaino graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE).