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Meet The Executive Team: Our Authors
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CEO - Founder

Michael Alexander Beas, a prominent figure in the realms of finance, publishing, marketing, and brand management, has traversed a remarkable professional journey. With over 12 years of invaluable experience in Fortune 500 companies, he eventually embraced entrepreneurship. Presently, Michael serves as the founder of Altas Elite Publishing, the founder and CEO of eBook Marketing Solutions, and the CEO of the esteemed dance music publication, Raver Magazine.

Recognized as an authority in book marketing, Michael possesses a remarkable talent for rebranding over 1,000 books, propelling them to the status of bestsellers. Additionally, he has authored and published an impressive collection of over 7,000 articles while personally conducting interviews with some of the most influential figures in the dance music industry. Michael's unwavering passion lies in revolutionizing his field and assisting authors and music producers in achieving the same feat. Leveraging his extensive background in coding and search engine optimization (SEO), he enables his clients to navigate the digital landscape with unprecedented success.

Prior to establishing his own ventures, Michael honed his skills in revenue generation within esteemed organizations in the banking, telecommunications, and commercial business insurance sectors. Notable among them are Citibank Financial, Lucent Technology, AVAYA Communications, and Liberty Mutual.

Michael's academic prowess includes degrees in Business Administration, Business Management, and Marketing from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to his remarkable professional achievements, he is also an accomplished author with two books to his credit. With an insatiable appetite for knowledge, Michael remains dedicated to reading and publishing, with numerous forthcoming books eagerly anticipated and his passion to help restore dignity and self-worth in the prison rehabilitation system in America is quickly inspiring others to make a change for the better.

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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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