Meet the Team 2017-08-10T13:44:58+00:00

Chris Alexander, MA (Psych. Org.)

CEO, Founder, Author, Business Strategist
About DadChris Alexander is an example of the American dream; he was born in a small country in the middle of Africa, then called Rhodesia and now re-named Zimbabwe. He emigrated from Africa to the USA 25 years ago and has since published seven books – “Catch the Wind with Your Wings”, “Creating Extraordinary Joy”, “Joy in the Workplace”, “Synergizing Your Business”, “Synergy Strategic Planning”, “Synergy “WOW” Factor!” and “Synergy Team Power”. He has also authored many extremely successful business CD’s and DVD’s to support his training programs. Recently, he was honored with the “People Helping People” Award. Along with a team of educational specialists, Alexander also won the prestigious Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for Overall Excellence in Business Education for the Coast Telecourse, Dollar$ and Sense: Personal Finance for the 21st Century. Alexander’s largest audience has been his two PBS TV shows, titled “Creating Extraordinary Joy” and “Joy in the Workplace” reaching 4,500,000 people with each broadcast.

Mark Lindsey, MBA, CSSBB, CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA

Speaker/Trainer/Quality

Mark Lindsey graduated from Cal State University Long Beach with a BS in Industrial Technology and later obtained a MBA from West Coast University.  He has been active within ASQ’s Orange Empire Section for 30+ years earning multiple certifications (i.e. CSSBB, CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA).

During the last 12 years he has served in a variety of supporting roles on the ASQ Leadership Council where he currently is the Education Committee Chair and Instructor for many of the ASQ Certification Refresher/Prep Courses and a presenter at numerous ASQ Conferences, Seminars, and Clinics at the National, Division, and Section Levels.

In addition, he serves as part-time Professor at the Cal State University Fullerton School of Business teaching Quality Management and is also occasionally utilized by other Training Organizations for in-house training on Quality related topics ( ASQ Certifications, Quality Fundamentals, Lean Six Sigma, AIAG Core Tools – APQP, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, SPC & Process Capability, MSA, Root Cause Analysis, etc).

Mark has served as a Quality Engineer in various industries (i.e. Aerospace/Defense, Electronics Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, and Amusement and Recreation).  He has led numerous projects with strategic suppliers and with internal business operations to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of their operations.

For the last 13+ years, Mark has been a full time Cast Member of the Worldwide Safety and Assurance Team for the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts where he supports a myriad of processes in sustaining the Attractions to be safe and reliable for their Guests’ enjoyment.   He has received awards at Disney for contributions in Safety and Quality with its internal business partners and key suppliers.

Mark continues to serve as a part-time Instructor for organizations serving the greater Orange County area where he enjoys networking to share experiences and to learn from others on how to effectively deal with problems (spend less time firefighting) in order to be able to focus on  how to make “good” “great”.

Ivan Alexander, MA (Cul. Dev.)

Speaker/Trainer
Ivan-Fountain1Professionally Ivan has been a trainer in most of his positions. While serving in the United States Navy, Ivan was the training officer for their division of Aerographers Mates (Weather Forecasting Division). While at the Ritz-Carlton, Ivan was the departments Quality Leader – a program that trained new employees centered around company core values. During Ivan’s final year of Grad School and for one year after, he taught cultural strengths and community development. Shortly after Ivan was hired as a trainer for Synergy Executive Education.

Ivan is focused on people-centered change with the purpose of building High-Performance Business Teams and improving overall culture change within an organization. Ivan is qualifies in the following areas:

· Team Power
· Communication
· Time Management
· Triple Win
· Synergy Wow Factor
· Personal Leadership

Ivan received his Masters from Cal State Fullerton, and graduated as President of the Geography Department’s Academic Club.

Due to Synergy being a family business, Ivan has learned the teachings provided by Synergy his entire life, and went official within the Marketing department in 2010. Ivan has since proven himself as a vital component to Synergy, and has recently stepped up as one of Synergy’s speakers and trainers.