Host Bios

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Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen, host and co-founder of Executive Leaders Radio, has a recognized gift for connecting with CEOs, which helps explain the program’s success. As a co-host, he meets more than 900 CEOs each year running business with revenues ranging from $10 million to $16 billion. A down-to-earth host, Cohen has fine-tuned the art of connecting CEO’s life stories with their successes, a key ingredient with helping listeners relate and appreciate them as potential role models. With his huge contact base, he also introduces mutually beneficial opportunities among C-level executives, students and young business professionals.

An active entrepreneur in his own right since the age of 19, Cohen has co-founded several businesses and organizations including, QuiqMeds, Pennsylvania Private Investors Group, The Pros Video and The Pros Entertainers.

His academic innovations include co-founding the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Entrepreneurial Network, Fairleigh Dickinson Entrepreneurial Center, and the Center for the Advancement of Study of Entrepreneurship at Temple University.

Jeffrey E. Mack

Jeff Mack was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Allentown, PA .He is the oldest of three. At the age of 15, while at boarding school, his parents divorced. As the oldest child, he assumed the role of holding the family together, which is what his role became as co-founder of Smith Mack & Company, the largest organically grown commercial real estate firm in the Philadelphia region. Smith Mack was sold in 2012 to Newmark Knight Frank (NASDAQ) where Jeff is a leading commercial real estate broker.

Christine Miles

Christine Miles

Understanding and using emotional intelligence to facilitate positive change and drive results is the driving force behind my story, and I believe the ability to influence and communicate to inspire others is the key to success. I learned early in life from my mother’s adversity that everyone has a story. From that, a passion to understand people was born while my father, an entrepreneur, instilled the love of business in me.

After receiving my M.S. Ed. in Psychological Services from University of Pennsylvania, I was a system’s therapist/advocate for families and children. I realized how helping families become more emotionally intelligent could be applied to business. At 26, I shifted into the corporate Employee Assistance field, then parlayed all these experiences into owning my own executive coaching consulting business to Fortune 500 companies helping companies grow sales and revenue, develop people and create transformative cultures.   To help businesses understand and use the power of story as a cutting-edge communication tool, I authored “The Art of The Nudge”

Through both my professional and personal experiences, I learned that most people were not taught the emotional skills as I was, and simply needed tools to learn HOW to develop their EQ that sets them apart.  In late 2018, I decided it was time to parlay all of my experiences together and formed EQuipt.

Les Smolin

Success in Les's world is measured by the impact you have on the people you work with and in turn their impact on the lives of those they touch. Les is a seasoned entrepreneur, executive, advisor, consultant, and leadership coach with over 40 years experience working with commercial, industrial, government and not for profit clients to maximize executive performance and company results. Since 1994, he has been a Group Chairman with Vistage Worldwide in the Washington DC metro area in addition to serving as CEO of the Executive Leadership Forum, a consultancy he founded in 1991. Vistage is a global organization that organizes and runs private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives, and business owners. In this role, Les serves as an executive coach, mentor, and advisor to executives and companies throughout the DC metro region, nationally and in countries around the world. Through Vistage and his work with the Executive Leadership Forum, Les has created a forum for executives to become better leaders and lead more fulfilling lives. Their stories serve as examples of the kind of leaders our communities and country hunger for - people with passion and purpose, and integrity, and who care deeply and serve as role models for those they work with, in their communities, and with their families.

Les earned both an undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Education and the nature and path of mastery is something Les thrives on and continually invests in whether it's in the classroom or a less structured environment. When he's not working, you might find him bicycling, hiking the national parks or across countries, listening to a great concert, writing poetry, or taking in a National's baseball game.

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Hank Boyer

Hank Boyer works with some of America’s top companies, helping them implement best practice strategies and programs to improve their hiring, staff development, leadership effectiveness, and sales. Following a successful 24-year career as a corporate executive in technology and telecommunications, Hank founded the best practices consulting firm, Boyer Management Group. He advises senior managers in both the profit and non-profit sectors and is a frequent seminar speaker. He’s authored more than 160 training programs currently utilized in North America, Europe and Asia. Several of his programs have received awards for best-in-class. Hank has published more than 150 articles and a number of books, including two books on career and job search on Amazon. In addition to his business endeavors, Hank serves on boards for both profit and non-profit organizations, is an adult Bible teacher, and is actively engaged in community service.


I had a great time. Herb said “ I knocked it out of the park”. He also asked if I would come back some time to finish…which I would love too. Thanks Again.


Adam Brown
President, Home Helpers Placement Services

I greatly enjoyed my visit with you and your associates. The broadcast was an unforgettable experience and I was delighted to, meet so many interesting new friends.


Frank Nissel
Chairman, Welex Inc.

It was a very enjoyable experience, and I really appreciate the invitation. I met some nice and interesting people that may lead to follow-up opportunities. I look forward to hearing the broadcast.


Jamie Freedman
MD, PhD, Pres/CEO, Locus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Please let the team know that it was a privilege and honor to be a guest on Executive Leaders Radio. It was a very reflective time and helped me to see how my own life’s journey has helped mold and prepare me for what I would not have ordinarily been equipped


Patricia Hill
CEO, Bay State Computers, Inc.