MEET THE TEAM
Ross Paterson, President
Ross has been leading, coaching, and teaching in a wide range of environments for 30 years. While leading in the Army’s legendary 101st Airborne Division, at General Electric, in small businesses and non-profits he has seen that competent leadership is the source of every success. XM Performance was founded to help business owners and leaders move from survive…to thrive.
In addition to his business interests, Ross founded and directs Global Fusion, an international development non-profit. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Golden Triangle Rotary Club and is an Ironman triathlete.
Fanni Gambero, Marketing and Operations Manager
Originally from Hungary, Fanni has her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration from the College of Szolnok. She speaks Hungarian, English, French, and some Korean. Fanni is driven, organized, and learns new things quickly. She helps us stay on task and keeps our performance high.
Lisa Valle, Administration and Operations Manager
With over 7 years of missionary work abroad and 9 years of administration management in the hospitality and medical industries, Lisa is an expert in service and support.
Lisa hails from Trinidad and Tobago, is happily married to a very skilled chef, and can be often found baking delicious goods with her husband.
Brandon Woodside, Business Development, Leadership Hacker
A visionary leader driven by the calling to develop and build others to their greatest level, Brandon Woodside is a true #XtraMiler in every professional endeavor. By embracing the servant-leadership mentality and pushing others to soar, Brandon ensures that every organization he is involved with grows to their highest potential. Proven results and success over the past 10 years have demonstrated Brandon’s capabilities in high level communication, strategic planning, and innovative ideas.
Ryan DiMaria, Director of Marketing
A strong marketing leader with a knack for explaining the complex, Ryan brings context to data, inspiration to strategy, and expertise to implementation. Driving results through actionable insights allows him to push the envelope of expectations even further.
Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys tinkering on his computer, volunteering his talents within the community, and taking long strolls with his wife. An avid gamer and technophile, he loves to play games on his PC and Valve Index VR System.
Traci Johnson, Interim CMO
With over 20 years of experience driving high-performance teams in the corporate world, Traci knows how to build engagement. Traci believes that the key to any small business’s success is to create a strong marketing strategy and to leverage marketing technology to support the business’s goals. She has been married to the love of her life for 35 years and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Micah Buehler, Consultant
Know your numbers, build a system, measure progress. With over 30 years of experience in small and large corporations, Micah Buehler knows how to make things happen, including maximizing profitability and minimizing jail time.
He earned his BBA in Accounting at TCU, worked in large businesses as a CFO, owned and expanded small businesses, and advised owners in selling businesses for maximum value. Micah’s passions: Details Matter, Systems Simplify, Numbers Don’t Lie.
Andrea Droulers-Trejo, EQi and Leadership Consultant
Andrea holds a B.S. in Psychology, earned an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, and holds many other leadership certifications including MBTI, EQi.2, 360 Competency Assessments, Personal Values Inventory, and Hogan Personality Assessments. She is also a Master Trainer for Miller Heiman, Acclivus Sales Training, Global Corporate College, The Bergerac Group, and Steinbrecher and Associates. One of her other superpowers is language, she is trilingual in English, Spanish and French.