Dave Durand is an accomplished executive. He founded and led Best Version Media, the largest company of its kind. With over 1,200 publications and sports websites, BVM has more than 20 million monthly readers. The company has a presence in every state and province of North America.
Among other awards, Dave has been named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He has been honored three times as one of the nation’s most respected CEOs by Glassdoor. Dave was named the most respected Media CEO internationally by the Stevie Awards. Warren Bennis’ Personal Excellence publication honored Dave as one of the 100 Top Minds in Personal Development alongside Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Kiyosoki.
Dave is a best-selling author and Hall of Fame business award winner. He has a national radio following and is a sought-after C suite strategist.
Ward Fitzgerald is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of EQT Exeter, a global leader in real estate investment management with over 50 offices around the world.
Prior to Exeter, Ward was part of the senior management team at Rouse/Liberty Property Trust, a publicly traded office and industrial REIT, which he helped take public in 1994.
In addition to his business endeavors, Ward and his wife Kathy are committed to community philanthropy focused on Catholic education, homelessness, and medical research. Ward sits on the Board of Trustees for The Papal Foundation, The National Centre for Padre Pio, and Catholic Leadership Institute. He also sits on the Business Advisory Council and is the chairman of the Institute of Real Estate at the University of Notre Dame. He serves on the Advisory Council at Jefferson University Hospital Neurology Institute and its Raphael Center for Neurorestoration, and supports Project Home and its Inn of Amazing Mercy.
Ward holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (’89) and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame (’85).
Tim Irvine is a well respected business leader who is an active supporter and advocate for Catholic causes and businesses in the greater Philadelphia marketplace.
Tim has worked in the financial services industry for over thirty years and is a Senior Partner at the Creative Financial Group, headquartered in Newtown Square, PA.
At Creative, Tim leads a team of advisors who provide asset management and financial planning services to a select group of individuals and families.
Tim is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia and the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 27 years and have seven children. They reside in West Chester, PA.
- Asset Management
- Business Succession Planning
- Business Continuity Planning
- Estate Planning
- Risk Management
Professional Awards & Memberships
- Top of the Table, Chairman’s, Masters, Leaders, MDRT
- National Association of Life Underwriters
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Eustace Mita is Chairman and CEO of ICONA Resorts, which owns and manages hotels in Avalon, Diamond Beach, Spring Lake and Cape May, New Jersey. In addition, Eustace is Chairman of Mita Management, a closely held company with interests in the automotive and real estate industries. Eustace is also CEO of Achristavest, LLC a developer of waterfront properties in New Jersey, Nantucket, Maryland, Utah and Pennsylvania.
As in business, Eustace is passionate about his Catholic faith. Eustace serves on the Board of the Papal Foundation and as President, President of the National Center for Padre Pio, Treasurer of Direction For Our Times, Ireland, Chairman of Man Up Ministries, Board Member of Paradisus Dei – that man is you, Chairman of Our Lady of Kibeho Foundation, Founding Board Member of Lumen Institute, Founding Chairman of Man Up New Jersey and Man Up New York, Founder of the Chester Gospel Reflection Group, Chair of Development for World Meeting of Families – 2015, and past Trustee of Neumann University. Along with his wife, Sue, Eustace has raised funds for and built orphanages in Kenya and Ethiopia for Mrgr. George Grima’s Malta Missions in Africa They are the parents of five children and seventeen grandchildren.
Matt Pinto is the founder of The Genesis Group and Spark Catholic Communications and co-founder of the Theology of the Body Institute, Envoy Magazine, The Maximus Group, and CatholicExchange.com. He has been at the forefront of multiple Catholic initiatives since the early 1990s.
In 1998 he founded Ascension Press (Ascension), leading the Catholic publisher and media outlet to global prominence as its president and CEO until 2021.
Matt is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than a dozen books. These include the Amazing Grace series, Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons, Freedom: Twelve Lives Transformed Through the Theology of the Body, and A Guide to The Passion: 100 Questions About the Passion of the Christ. Matt is a founding member of the Catholic Marketing Network and a recipient of the Outstanding Catholic Leadership Award from the Catholic Leadership Institute He and his wife Maryanne have been married for 29 years and reside with their children in suburban Philadelphia.