Networking Luncheon

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Date(s) - 06/10/2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jacksonville Golf & Country Club




Getting Past the “What” to Know and Understand the “Who” of a Person.

Lead by: Brett Goodnough (Culture Index) & Sarah Gronvold (Nesteggs)

 Brett Goodnough 

Brett is a native North Carolinian.

He graduated from high school in Mooresville, NC. While in school he played clarinet and saxophone in school and with a local band. That band, The Novas Nine, actually cut a record and several of the members made a career in music. I attended college at Mitchell College with a degree in Business Administration. I spent four years in the United States Navy as a Radioman and was honorable discharged at Naval Station Mayport. I married my wife, Joan, thirty-seven years ago and we have a son, Jerald. I have thirty-two years selling and sales management experience in the Information Technology industry prior to joining Culture Index in 2007. I lived in Atlanta, GA for 27 years prior to moving to Jacksonville almost 2 years ago. Hobbies include: Fishing (fresh and salt water), music (I play clarinet and saxophone), and reading. I have been a Free Mason for 32 years. I am very active in Masonic activities including Mandarin Lodge and the Valley of Jacksonville Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons.


Spotlight Speaker

Nico Hogeveen

 Nico Hogeveen



Nico Hogeveen is the Franchise Owner of GolfTEC in Jacksonville. GolfTEC’s mission is simple and straightforward:

helping people play better golf!


Nico is originally from the Netherlands where he received his Bachelor Degree from Nyenrode University, the Netherlands School of Business. He also attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA (go DAWGS!), graduating with an MBA-degree.

Nico worked for over 22 years with PepsiCo in a variety of international marketing, sales and general management roles in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He successfully launched Lipton Ice Tea in nine different countries in Latin America, directed a number of international sales capability projects for PepsiCo when its beverage portfolio expanded with brands such as Tropicana, Gatorade and Aquafina. For six years Nico was responsible for Pepsi’s beverage portfolio in international foodservice channels. In Europe he set up sales and customer service operations in Russia and Poland in the mid-nineties and led a foodservice sales team in the United Kingdom. He started with Pepsi as a Brand Manager in the Netherlands. Early in his career he worked as Product Manager as well as Head of Marketing with the second largest insurance company in the Netherlands at the time.

Throughout his career Nico visited and did business in over 50 countries around the world. A few years ago he decided to take early retirement and change his focus to help people, including himself, play better golf!

Of Interest

South Council Small Business Leader of the Year

We would like to congratulate Jason Johnson of Marlin Consulting Solution as South Council Small Business Leader of the Year!

As the Owner and Chief Marlin, Jason, along with his team, they provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Managed Pay Per Click Services, Website Design, Marketing Automation and CRM Implementation services to small and medium enterprises all over Jacksonville and the state of Florida
Founded in 2009, Marlin Consulting Solutions has experienced consistent growth while boasting excellent customer retention.  Their mission is to help business owners achieve success through effective online marketing and by leveraging technology.
To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s firm, visit
Jason Johnson, 2018 South Council SBLY

   Jason Johnson,        2018 South Council SBLY

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Featured Speaker

As a young patrol officer he rode “a beat” in downtown Jacksonville, where he developed relationships with citizens and business leaders, believing early in his professional life that connecting with citizens was very important to the success of what Agency is trying to accomplish: reducing and solving crime together with citizens who are engaged with their officers.

He quickly developed a reputation as a police officer who cares about people and likes to work with them to solve their public safety issues.

Sheriff Williams earned his way up the ranks to the appointed position of Director of Investigations and Homeland Security. Through his leadership, strengthening partnerships with federal law enforcement agencies, JSO deploys some of the most advanced technology available in the battle against domestic terrorism, the drug trade, and organized crime.


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