"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
- Warren Bennis
Shawn Willis, The Strategy and Collaboration Legend, is CEO & Sr. VP of Business Development for 5AM Global. With over 30 years of success in marketing and business development, her broad areas of expertise include B2B and B2C marketing strategies, campaign development, revenue generation, International team building, strategic branding, operations management, market research, and strategic partnership development. Shawn has proven exemplary in creating, producing, and leading regional, national and global conference, leadership development, and fundraising events.
Leveraging the extensive hands-on experience of launching and building a scalable company from the ground up, she is a valuable asset for companies seeking advisory on process improvements, efficiency assessments, media strategy, and leadership development. Throughout her executive career, Shawn has held leadership positions at organizations including Aliyah Media, Jewish National Fund, Market-Wise365 and IKON. Since 1993, she has been responsible for creating and executing strategies to maximize profitability for close to 100 U.S. and a dozen International companies from 7 different countries, including William Morris Agency, Cellular One, Presta and Lexus. In addition, she has helped established non-profit organizations surpass their average annual funding records by 600% record growth during a single campaign year.
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Business Marketing Degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. She has held paid Board positions with IKON and Urban Outfitters; Volunteer Board positions with Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT). She has led initiatives for research and solutions for Autism, homeless children, world water crisis issues, and sustainability. Currently, Shawn is an UNLV Presidents Associates Committee (PAC) Member, a Council Member of Women for Global Change, and proud supporter of ASPCA. Additionally, she was previously a Mentor for the IAC Eitanim program, and in 2017 was honored with inclusion in the UNLV Library as part of the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”
- A. J. Reb Materi
CEO & Sr. VP of Business Development
“Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.”
- Robert Half
Maya Cohen was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She moved to New York City at age 21, perfected her English, and strengthened her leadership skills by working directly with C-Level Executives for Fortune 500 companies, focused in Marketing, Casino, Diamond, Technology and Financial industries. As Chief Operating Officer of 5AM Global, she effectually implements her 14 years of Business Management, B2C and B2B Sales, Team Development, IT and Operations experience.
Maya is a trained vocalist in Jazz / Contemporary Music with over 20 years of experience as an accomplished vocalist, live performer, and musician. Notably, her vocal range and style are versatile and almost limitless. Since 2014, she has ignited stages and captivated audiences at casinos and bars on the Las Vegas Strip, Reno, and Laughlin, as well as venues in New Mexico, California, and Arizona. Currently, she performs with various Pop, R&B, 80's 90's, Rock and Funk bands, namely ‘The Party.’
Known as a Wonder Woman, Maya enthusiastically balances family, her executive role, and thriving singing career. She has spent her life cultivating and achieving every single dream she’s had, along with running and contributing to the success of companies since the age of 19. There is a toughness and adaptiveness that comes from the willingness to transplant yourself from your native homeland to a foreign place. It is those signature attributes that she skillfully executes.
Chief Operating Officer
"It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work."
- David Hockney
Antonio is a proud Colombian that has become a Las Vegas resident since Feb. 2016. He has always felt strongly attracted to the arts, nature and numbers. It became clear to him to study graphic design, a career that helps him observe, think and represent the world around us. He has worked in editorial design, illustration and advertising however for him, the balance in society is reached through education. Tied with his desire to learn, there is the need to teach. For this reason, Antonio taught geometry and abstract reasoning, even going as far as helping young people get access to higher education in Colombia. He believes that there is nothing more harmful to imagination and innovation than to think that there is only one “right” way of doing things. Antonio hopes that in the future, he will work again in education in one way or another.
He has been an advocate for equal rights, regardless of race, gender, or religion. For him, equality comes in the form of opportunities, not classifications. Antonio believes differences should be celebrated and diversity enriches people’s lives.