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The Kamis Group

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Strategic Actualization

Services Company

· CEO $100MM Co. (7 yrs.)

· Seasoned Strategist (20 yrs.)

· Multi-Industry Experience

· Extensive M&A Experience

· Ph.D. in Positive Psychology

· Kellogg MBA “Top-of-Class”

· Engineer & Problem Solver

· Certified Coach & Facilitator

· Inspirational Seminars

· Motivational Speaking

· Keynote Addresses

· CEO Coaching

· Retreat Facilitation

· Strategic Planning

· Business Consulting

· Team Building

The Kamis Group

 Strategies for Leadership and Life


The Kamis Group

 Strategies for Leadership and Life


The Kamis Group, LLC

Strategies for Leadership & Life


The Kamis Group is an

Executive Advisory Services Company:

ü The Kamis Group is three interrelated and synergistic businesses:

- Leadership Counsel

- Transformational Events

- Strategic Services

ü We provide confidential advisory and strategic services to CEO’s, presidents, business owners, professionals, and families

ü We provide motivational seminars, inspirational events, and team building retreats to corporations, organizations, and groups



Russ Kamis — Biography


Russ Kamis (KAY-miss) is an actualization strategist who guides people to live more successfully.  A motivational speaker, lecturer, and personal development author, Russ helps individuals reach their full potential through personal growth and increased self-awareness.  As founder of The Kamis Group, Russ inspires people to think, plan, act, and enjoy better, so they can live more successful, meaningful, and happier lives.


Russ brings with him 25 years of business leadership experience, across both midsize and Fortune 500 companies, spanning numerous industries.  A corporate strategy specialist, he spent two decades expanding organizations through organic growth and transforming them through acquisitions.  At age 35, he was appointed President and CEO of a $100 million life-safety business—a company that, under his leadership, doubled in size over seven years. 


A certified, executive life coach, nationally-accredited facilitator, and seasoned, seminar instructor, Russ has since worked with thousands of executives to reshape their lives and their businesses by identifying and capturing opportunities for growth and transformation.  He has partnered with CEOs and their leadership teams to address central issues, make needed change, and create a winning atmospheres ideal for success.  Through a mix of advising, leadership development, and strategic counsel, Russ helps bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be. 


Russ earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering with high honors from Case Western Reserve University, and holds twelve U.S. Patents in adhesive chemistry.  Graduating top-of-class, Russ also received a Masters in Management Degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School, where he majored in strategy, finance and marketing.  As an adjunct professor, he has taught business strategy at the State University of New York.  More recently, Russ earned a Ph.D. from Northcentral University with a dissertation in positive psychology—the science of well-being. 


Nicknamed “Danger Russ” by local students, he fights mediocrity and the lesser life at every opportunity.  Russ currently resides in the Great Lakes region with his wonderfully supportive wife and three amazing children


“The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.”

—Michael Porter

Peter A Linder – East Aurora, NY - USA


Over 30 years as a second generation family business CEO and entrepreneur, equips Peter with the skills and experience to assist members and forums in their challenges and opportunities. This “Been There, Done That” perspective gives him an intimate understanding of the practical and emotional issues involved in YPO/WPO dynamics. 


With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and an Education Degree from Hamilton College, Peter has pursued a lifelong passion for personal and professional development by participating in numerous programs, including the Executive MBA at SUNY Buffalo, YPO Moderator Training, The MLA Leadership Training and YPO’s Managing Transitions. In addition, he completed the Coach Training Alliance (CTA) Certified Coach Program and has facilitated a number of forums and organizations through a variety of transitions. He also founded and continues to facilitate a national think tank in the recycling industry.


Phone: (716) 667-0183; Cell:  716-913-7512; Email:




Rick W. Wallace - Amherst, NY - USA


As president of Next Level Consulting, Rick is an experienced executive and sought-after business coach.  He brings over 30 years of business experience with two Fortune 1000 Companies. Rick has held management positions in corporate training, sales, marketing, product development, new business development and division management.  Rick sits on coaching steering committees for the Women’s Business Center - Canisius College and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.  He is a Presenter and Reactor  - Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Rick has a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University.


Phone: (716) 479-7719;  Email:




Benjamin L. Rand – Orchard Park, NY - USA


As president of Insyte Consulting, Ben is a sought-after business strategist with 20+ years of experience, Ben has held a variety of senior management positions, including VP/GM, with both public and private manufacturing companies. He is experienced in serving the Medical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Automotive and Appliance markets with capital equipment, filtration products and filter media. Ben is president of the TDC Foundation, Inc., a member of the World Trade Center Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership Manufacturers’ Council and a member of Vistage.  Ben has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Yale University.


Phone (716)  636-3626 x314; Cell:  716-983-9538;  Email:









The Kamis Group guides executives, leaders and business owners in facing, exploring and navigating personal and professional change.  Personally, the issues might be marital, emotional, spiritual, or vocational.  They may also encompass discovering your life purpose and future direction.  Professionally, the issues might be increasing personal productivity and effectiveness, building stronger teams, improving business performance or selling your company.  We guide you in maximizing your business and your life. 



The Kamis Group, LLC

Personal  Services:

· Confidential Advisory Services

· Managing Transitions

· Obstacle Navigation

· Whole-Life Planning

· Finding Passion and Purpose

· Enhancing Your Relationships

· Family Succession Planning

· Personal Liquidity Events

· Retirement/Sabbatical Planning

· Goal Realization


Professional Services:

· Change Management

· Strategic Planning

· Goal Alignment

· Growth & Opportunity Capture

· Profitability Enhancement

· Acquisitions and Divestitures

· Corporate Transformation

· Leadership Development

· Team Forging & Alignment

· Catalytic Facilitation



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Contributor — Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


Certified Facilitator, Trainer & Resource

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We provide leaders with expertise, guidance, and support  to accomplish their goals and maximize their lives.

The Kamis Group

 Strategies for Leadership and Life


The Kamis Group

Strategies for Leadership & Life