Les Pardew is a recognized leader in the world of interactive entertainment. He is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with more 20 years of industry experience. His artwork credits encompass film and video production, magazine and book illustration, and more than 100 video game titles, including numerous market-leading choices. Les has also authored or co-authored 13 books on game art and game design for teens, digital art and 2D and 3D animation, drawing, and virtual models. Les started his career in video games doing animation for Magic Johnson Fast Break Basketball for the Commodore 64, He went on to help create several major games, including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Star Wars, Wrestle Mania, NCAA Basketball, Stanley Cup Hockey, Jack Nicklaus Golf, Where in the World/USA is Carmen Sandiego?, StarCraft Brood Wars, Rainbow Six, Cyber Tiger Woods Golf, and many others. An accomplished instructor, Les has taught numerous art and business courses, including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. As a business leader, Les has founded two separate game development studios. He is also a favorite speaker at video game conferences and events. Brant Slade is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Operational Results, Inc. As a consultant and educator he has assisted a wide variety of companies, including many from the Fortune 500, in their drive for continuous improvement and world-class excellence. His client list includes: Apple Computers, Caterpillar, Coca Cola, Dial, Dole Fruits and Vegetables, Ernest & Julio Gallo Wineries, Fujitsu, General Nutrition, Giant Foods, Heinz, Henkel, Honeywell, Huntsman Chemical, Jockey, Kellogg's, Kimberly Clark, Kodak, LTV Steel, Malt-O-Meal, Marshall, M&M Mars, Monsanto, Nabisco, Nynex, Pioneer, Procter & Gamble, PPG, Sara Lee, Smith Kline Beecham and many others. A number of his clients have achieved Class A recognition. Collectively, his clients have documented savings of over a billion dollars while under Brant's guidance. One multi-national client delivered over $350 million in savings while Brant operated as the Managing Partner for their company. Prior to founding Operational Results, inc. Brant was a Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors at The Oliver Wight Companies. He was a Principal with Oliver Wight for over 15 years. Prior to becoming a consultant, Brant had significant experience in industry where he has held positions of General Manager, Supply Chain Director, and Materials Manager. He has a strong process and consumer products industry background, and is proficient in the integration of manufacturing and distribution functions. He is a noted expert in Operational Strategy, Supply Chain integration and Sales and Operations Planning.