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Meet The Executive Team: Our Authors
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CEO - Founder

Michael Alexander Beas stands as a luminary in the expansive domains of finance, publishing, marketing, and brand management, having charted an extraordinary trajectory in his professional journey. Accumulating over 12 years of invaluable experience in Fortune 500 companies, he eventually embraced the entrepreneurial path. At present, Michael is the visionary founder of Altas Elite Publishing, the driving force behind eBook Marketing Solutions, and the esteemed CEO of Raver Magazine, an influential publication in the dance music realm.

Renowned as an authoritative figure in book marketing, Michael possesses an exceptional talent for the transformative rebranding of more than 1,000 books, catapulting them into the coveted realm of bestsellers. His prolific contributions extend beyond marketing, with an impressive collection of over 7,000 authored and published articles. He has personally engaged in interviews with some of the most influential figures in the dance music industry, showcasing a commitment to the profound impact of his work.

Michael's unwavering passion lies in revolutionizing his field, evidenced by his commitment to assisting authors and music producers in achieving unparalleled success. Drawing from his extensive background in coding and search engine optimization (SEO), he empowers his clients to navigate the digital landscape with unprecedented success. Michael's excellence has been duly recognized, earning him the distinction of being the Top Literary Consultant in the Country, as acknowledged by the International Association of Top Professionals.

Joseph Mancuso, acknowledging Michael's prowess, remarked, “It is with great pleasure that we have the opportunity to welcome Michael Beas, one of the Top Literary Consultants in the country and Worldwide News Journalist, into the CEO Clubs International. At only the age of 40, he is one of the youngest and most talented entrepreneurs that I have had the opportunity to meet. I am positive that his addition to the club will bring forth a new generation of knowledge that will help all of our members.”

Prior to founding his ventures, Michael honed his skills in revenue generation within illustrious organizations such as Citibank Financial, Lucent Technology, AVAYA Communications, and Liberty Mutual, spanning the banking, telecommunications, and commercial business insurance sectors.

Michael's academic prowess is equally impressive, boasting degrees in Business Administration, Business Management, and Marketing from Nova Southeastern University. Beyond his professional triumphs, he is a distinguished author with two books to his credit. His insatiable appetite for knowledge remains unabated, with numerous forthcoming books eagerly anticipated. Michael's dedication extends beyond the literary and business realms; his passion for restoring dignity and self-worth in the prison rehabilitation system in America is rapidly inspiring others to champion positive change.

Adding another dimension to his diverse portfolio, Michael is the Co-Founder of Beas Family Farms, specializing in breeding top equestrian horses. His multifaceted endeavors underscore his commitment to excellence, innovation, and making a lasting impact across various industries.

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Steve Mariotti believes in the power of entrepreneurship to eradicate poverty and transform society.

An entrepreneur, teacher, author and lifelong student, Mariotti is best known for starting the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) based on the insights he gained from teaching in some of New York City's toughest public schools in the '80s. Through his own teaching and through NFTE's international presence, Mariotti has helped more than a million students discover the power of business ownership. Verne Harnish, founder of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, now known as Entrepreneurs' Organization, and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, called Mariotti "one of the greatest teachers of our time."

From the World Economic Forum in Davos to the pages of the New York Times, Mariotti has spent decades fighting for the rights of entrepreneurs everywhere.  


A prolific writer, approximately 1.2 million copies of Steve's books, textbooks and workbooks have been sold or donated worldwide. His latest book, a memoir entitled Goodbye Homeboy was ranked #1 on Amazon. 

A native of Flint, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Brooklyn College.

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Chief Operations Officer

Storyteller/filmmaker Dar Dowling of Greenwich Village, NYC, is the creative force behind a series of documentaries and scripted works that have made a strong impact at festivals in the US and Europe and positioned her as a new, talented voice in the film world. Her projects — off-center snapshots of the human condition that are alternately gritty, tender, quirky, and powerful — are unlike most things you’ll see on the big screen or small. From the provocative docs Hey Mom, What’s Sex?, Double Take and Apocalection to scripted dramas like By Any Means, Dowling engages audiences in frank, moving discourse on what it means to be alive and engaged at this very moment, using wild, wonderful characters and a frank, unsullied film style to distill the essence of each conversation.  Currently she is putting finishing touches on Hineni, a documentary that follows one transgender man’s conversion to conservative Judaism, and is in preproduction on a new film focused upon the stark reality of human trafficking.

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