Our Team

Jesse Franco – General Manager & Corporate Trainer

Jesse has spent 9 years living and working in Chengdu, China as a corporate trainer and is the General Manager of Milestone.  Prior to starting up Milestone, Jesse has served in US Navy for 8 years as a flight operations specialist on aircraft carriers where he shares his valuable leadership, team management and training skills to develop others.  After serving in the US Navy, Jesse started his international business career to work for the US Department of Commerce as a Business Developer to assist and facilitate US export trade.  Jesse completed his MBA from Webster University, focusing on human resources and training and development.  Jesse has provided English and management training to an elite list of fortune 500 companies across China such as The Shangri-La Hotel, Pratt & Whitney, Pepsico, Tieto and more.

Jeremy Taylor – Operations Manager & Corporate Trainer

Jeremy Taylor is currently Milestone’s operations manager and a senior corporate trainer.  Previously, Mr. Taylor has provided English and management training to Tieto, Veolia Water and Freescale to improve team and individual performance.  Before Chengdu, Jeremy lived in Sydney and worked as a principal consultant for a leading executive search company.  Specifically, Jeremy specialized in forming ongoing client partnerships with Australia’s leading universities.  This experience gave Jeremy a valuable insight into senior management priorities and the process of building effective teams.  Furthermore, Mr. Taylor has extensive cross-cultural experience in the Asia-Pacific region due to his previous role as an international sales manager promoting Australian education.  Jeremy holds an M.Phil (Dist.) in Business Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History and a CELTA.  He was also awarded the best foreign teacher prize in Sichuan (2010) for teaching excellence.

Bradley Bowen – Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Trainer

Brad is a senior consultant, corporate trainer and executive coach. He has fifteen years of extensive experience in leadership development, coaching, mentoring and team building. He is a certified trainer with Trove, Inc., and is a Master Certified Coach with The Center for Transformational Coaching. Many organizations, such as Pratt &Whitney, Motorola, Sigma, Shangri La Hotels, have benefited from his effective coaching training and management consulting. His passion is helping leaders and teams reach their highest potential. Brad is highly regarded for his coaching of leaders in areas of team development, vision casting, developing next generation leaders and organizational development.

Jennifer Chen – Consultant & Corporate Trainer

Jennifer Chen, one of Milestone’s most dynamic consultants, has considerable international education and work experience working in Australia for eight years.  Jennifer completed her Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, majoring in finance and accounting.  Jennifer has experience in the international trading and international investment industries.  Her philosophy towards training is based on mutual trust and working towards a common goal.  Jennifer has worked with the US Foreign Agriculture Service and with Pratt & Whitney developing KPI  measurements. Jennifer particularly enjoys leading workshops assisting women in  leadership, helping female leaders develop their confidence and abilities in building high-performance teams.

Patricia “Pat” Premick – Consultant and Corporate Trainer

Patricia Premick “Pat” has more than 20 years of professional experience working as a management engineer, business development manager and project manager in large and small organizations. She worked for H. B. Maynard and Company, Inc.(acquired by Accenture in 2007). She was a member of the curriculum review team for the award-winning Servant Leadership initiatives and training. She helped develop the project management philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a $9 billion global health enterprise. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in International Management. Her focus has been IT and human factors impact on successful project implementations. Her passion is to help individuals and teams diagnose a problem, guide them in designing a solution and coach them to a successful implementation.