Board of Directors

Jerry CallahanJerry Callahan

An inventor at heart, Jerry founded Heatworks the day he realized the water heater he needed didn’t exist. Rather than buy an inferior product, he decided to find a better way to heat water.

His relentless dedication to reinventing water heating technology led to developing Ohmic Array Technology, the most effective way to heat any conductive liquid. Applications for the patented technology range from hot beverage machines to cleaning fluid heating for automotive LIDAR sensors to massive commercial water heaters. In fact, there is no liquid heating application that cannot benefit from Ohmic Array Technology.

Jerry grew up on Cape Cod, MA, and studied naval architecture at MIT and the Stevens Institute of Technology. After attaining his MBA from University of Chicago, Jerry co-founded Blue Rhino, the world’s leading propane cylinder exchange company, before moving to South Carolina and founding Heatworks.

When not losing sleep thinking about the next award-winning, new product, Jerry loves to spend time on the water sailing competitively along the coast or in the air flying his Beech Bonanza. He also enjoys traveling with his wife Susie and his two adult children, Jack and Cam.

Leanna ContiLeanna Conti '19

Leanna is a Director of Product Marketing for LendingTree in Charlotte, NC. In this role she is responsible for facilitating alignment between product, marketing, analytics, and sales to make marketing activities more effective. She ensures marketing channels’ strategies & tactics are aligned with business goals. She is able to wrangle big data, extract insights, and articulate thoughtful findings to diverse audiences. She is most passionate about novel opportunities and collaboration amongst historically siloed functions.

Leanna is a 2019 graduate from the College of Charleston having majored in Marketing with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. While at the college, Leanna was a member of the Honors College, Schottland Scholars, SGA, ELLC, and Swanson Scholars.

Steve KincaidSteve Kincaid

Steve is a Principal at ghSMART, where he consults on selecting, developing, and utilizing senior leadership capital within the context of positional demands, strategic goals, and organizational culture. Trained as a clinical psychologist, he has a consulted with global corporate, private equity, and financial services firms for over 30 years. In doing so, he integrates his psychological background with a pragmatic, goal-oriented perspective, providing leaders with actionable insights and strategies. He also provides executive coaching to select clients, focusing primarily on the transition to C-suite or senior leadership roles. His research interests focus on predicting leadership potential, and on exploring the links between organizational culture and financial performance (particularly during M&A).

Prior to joining ghSMART in 2006, Steve consulted with the senior leaders of Global 1000 companies as part of the Leadership Consulting practice of Heidrick & Struggles International. Before that, he headed the Executive Assessment practice for the Southeast region of Right Management Consultants; he began his career with Sperduto & Associates in Atlanta. Steve completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is a past-President of the Society of Consulting Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.

Steve and his wife live just outside Charleston, SC.

Steve LogueSteve Logue

Steve Logue is a general manager with extensive BD/partnerships, marketing & sales experience in consumer mobile services, devices and mobile payments. Best at leading xfn teams, managing a P&L and executing GTM plans on a global scale.

Prior to Google, Steve worked with Sir Richard Branson to launch and operate Virgin Mobile Latin America, a PE funded startup. They built the leading digital wireless service provider to $125M in revenue, from zero. In Mexico Steve led a deep restructure then end-to-end digital transformation, establishing an agile and analytics driven culture with focus on the consumer.

Experience in 30+ countries; speak Spanish, Portuguese and German. Int'l experience has taught adaptability, resilience and how to handle complexity and at the same time, reinforces core values and business principles that transcend borders!

Irish citizen with US permanent residence...love football (soccer), travel and working with youth.

Sebastian SteadmanSebastian Steadman

Sebastian is a thought leader recognized for his expertise in change management, strategic planning, process improvement, and strategic communications. Over the past ten years, he has engaged with senior executives to engage his clients’ toughest problems, drive change, and create value. His current focus is around social behavior change related to disinformation and malign influence.

Sebastian completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and Master’s in Business Administration from the Citadel Graduate College. He has completed several nationally recognized training certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations, Six Sigma process improvement methodology, Microsoft Project IIL Orange Belt Certification, and LaMarsh Certified Managed Change Practitioner.

Sebastian has been recognized for his contributions to the Charleston community as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.” He co-founded Possibilities Without Borders, a charity supporting numerous university service learning projects to Africa. He is a speaker coach for TEDxCharleston, servers as a mentor with the College of Charleston School of Business MBA Mentor Association and The Citadel School of Business Mentor Association, and volunteers as a Board of Director for Darkness to Light.