About Piedmont Business Leaders
Piedmont Business Leaders is a Greensboro Networking Group of 40+ highly motivated professionals. We help bring referrals to dedicated leaders who want to expand their business and network among other local professionals.
PBL was established in 2011 and has now grown to more than 40 members strong. We meet every Wednesday morning at the Weir-Jordan House at 223 North Edgeworth Street, Greensboro NC.
Not your ordinary leads group…
PBL is a REFERRAL network with creativity. Play video to learn more:
Nikki is the owner of Precise Creative, a creative marketing agency with its foundation in providing expert content, design, digital marketing, and more for local, regional, and national clients since 2012. With a background in journalism, creative writing, communications, business, and marketing, she has used those skills to cultivate a vibrant team serving the marketing needs for Precise Creative’s clients.
Nikki is the proud mom of two children who have graduated from UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Wilmington. On the side, Nikki runs a North Carolina travel blog and writes about her cool finds across North Carolina. She also enjoys traveling outside of NC, beach life, longboard surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, fine dining, a great glass of wine, great friends, and great company.
This is Nikki’s fourth term serving as President and sixth term on the PBL Board. Nikki has also served twice as Vice President and a partial term as Treasurer.
I began working in the financial services industry in 2004, when I started my career as a producer for a life insurance company. In 2011, after many years of being an Edward Jones client, I joined the firm as a financial advisor. I am also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, so I always act in my clients’ best interest. When I help serious, long-term investors, I begin by learning what’s important to them. I then use an established process to create personalized financial strategies to help them achieve their goals. I strive to partner with them and their families throughout their lives, revisiting their goals and risk tolerance to help keep them on track.
I am also involved with animal welfare. On the weekends, my wife Sylvia and I run our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity called “Break the Chain Kennel Kru.” We help unchain dogs in Guilford County by providing no-cost kennels with a tarp covering to families in underserved parts of our community.
This is Andrew’s first term as Vice President and second term serving on the PBL Board. He has previously served as Secretary.
Established in 1996 by Mark Podolle, Wireless Ventures is dedicated to providing custom, endpoint-type solutions with hi-tech communication products. The company is based in Burlington, NC. As a small organization, Wireless Ventures is organized around authentic, personal relationships with highly personalized services to meet its clients’ communication needs. Their products enable an easy and reliable flow of information for business operations, paving the way for increased productivity and profitability.
Facilitating business communications means helping people reduce stress and get more done with greater ease. Mark is proud to serve you this way, and he looks forward to knowing you better.
This is Mark’s first term as Secretary and first term serving on the PBL Board.
An upstate New York native, John graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded a Bronze Star and offered a Direct Commission for his service. He worked for 18 years for Marvin Millwork, a building products distributor and single largest warehouse for Marvin Windows, and was then elected President of the corporation. John relocated to Greenville, NC, and spent time working for a Florida export company. In 2002, he moved to the Triad and began his second career in the mortgage industry. John offers both residential and commercial mortgages, including a residential program for first-time home buyers.
John was honored to be selected to attend the Triad Honor Flight for veterans on Veterans Day (November 11, 2021). He is married to Beth; together they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
This is John’s first term as Treasurer and first term serving on the PBL Board.