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Duane LeGate - President, HBN Interactive

Duane is responsible for the strategic direction and operational oversight of HBN Interactive's two business units. Duane founded the company in January 2003 and grew it from a garage type setting into a fast growing real estate niche operation. In a challenging real estate environment, Duane has managed to continue to grow HBN's top and bottom lines at a better than 70% year over year aggregate growth rate.

Before HBN, Duane founded LEI, a successful real estate investing firm based in Georgia. Prior to that, Duane was the Sales Manager for the South East division for HeadHunter.Net before being acquired by CareerBuilder. Duane was also a co-founder of TAofA, a staffing firm located in Atlanta GA. The company grew quickly in six years and was the 2nd largest independent staffing firm out of over 350 in Atlanta before being acquired by a company in 1996. TAofA was a small business of the year finalist.

Matthew Swanson - Chief Technology Officer, HBN Interactive

Matthew joined HBN Interactive in April 2008 to oversee Technology Operations. Prior to HBN, Matthew was the Director of Marketing Technologies at CareerBuilder.com, where he served for over eight years. Matthew worked to develop emerging partnerships with companies such as Disney and Facebook. He also served as a Sr. Software Engineer with CareerBuilder and architected solutions to notify over 20M job seekers per month of new jobs available on CareerBuilder.com.

Previously, Matthew was a consultant with Accenture and lead development efforts with clients such as Bank of America, AT&T and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Administrator of National Banks in the United States.

Jim Parker - Chief Financial Officer, HBN Interactive


Wayne Starks - Chairman of the Board- MedPro

Wayne is a business owner, entrepreneur and angel investor. In addition to House Buyer Network, Cash Offers. Com and Real Estate Investors TV, he is an investor in commercial and residential real estate developments in Georgia and Alabama. Wayne also holds shares in over 10 private fast growing company's, primarily in the technology and services sector. He started and sold Temporary Alternatives, a staffing company with multiple locations in four southeastern states. He is currently an owner in TA Staffing which has three locations in Tennessee and MedPro Staffing, a nurse travel company which employs nurses in hospitals in 42 states and the Virgin Islands.

Prior to starting his own company, Wayne was a Human Resources Director for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

Wayne received an A.A. degree from Cumberland University, a B.S. degree in marketing from Middle Tennessee State University and did graduate work at Western Kentucky State University.

Lauren Scott - President Sterling River Group, Inc.

Lauren oversees all acquisition, development and construction of residential real estate. Her company's real estate holdings and activities are focused in the South East, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama. With over 7 years of real estate investment experience, her companies have acquired, rehabbed, and built hundreds of homes. Her LLC's continue to acquire and manage a residential real estate portfolio.

Prior to real estate, Lauren has over 20 years of Marketing and Sales experience with companies such as Nortel Networks and UPS. She holds a Masters Degree in Marketing Research from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in Advertising/Business from the University of Nebraska.