Executive Leadership & Qualifications

CULTIVA’S Executive Leadership Team (“ELT”) includes our CEO, CLO, COO, AND CSO, all committed to accountability and delivering high-quality solutions and services. Our high performing executive team is laser focused on being proactive to ensure CULTIVA remains nimble and responsive to market changes.  Our team utilizes combined experience and expertise to manage paradox, explore multiple alternatives and build a commitment to new strategic initiatives across the organization. Other key functional focus areas of our ELT include strategic planning, business development, client management, proposal oversite, contract negotiations, finance, and project management.

  • James M Gordon
  • Eric Myers
  • Towhee Shupka
  • Robert Bonewit

James M Gordon, PMP, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Communications & IT Services

Education & Registrations

Masters of Business Administration
Nova University,
Davie, FL

Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems
Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL

Bachelor of Science, Marketing
Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL

Certified SAFe ® Practitioner
(SAFe 5 DevOps), Scaled Agile, Acclaim

Professional Summary

Mr. James M Gordon has over 20 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, joint ventures, restructuring, and performance improvement, as well as leading regional and global initiatives valued between $20M to over $1B. He has consulted for a wide range of clients, including CEOs, family offices, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 companies. His industry and subject matter expertise includes technology integration, business analytics, process optimization, communications, and logistics. Throughout his career he has brought together teams of highly skilled industry professionals to support various acquisitions with organizations, including US news and World Report, UNCF Special Programs, and the successful launch of the MSI Stem Research & Development Consortium. 

Mr. Gordon has also been involved in the development of successful education projects in Canada, India, China, throughout Africa, South America and Caribbean. Prior to joining CULTIVA James Gordon provided growth-based solutions in technology for industry and federal government, supporting clients such as Veterans Affairs, IBM, and USDA working in the UK and Australia

Areas of Expertise

  • Project/Program Management
  • Systems Design & User Documentation
  • Performance Evaluation & Improvement
  • IT management and visibility
  • Data analytics & dashboard reporting
  • Business intelligence architecture
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business intelligence architecture
  • Process improvement
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Business Analytics Design & Dashboard
  • Process & Workflow Improvement
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Governance Coordination & Management
  • Agile Software Development

Eric Myers, J.D., LEED AP
Chief Legal Officer
Director of Business Development & Analytics

Education & Registrations

Juris Doctorate International Law
Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL

Masters, International Business Administration
Nova University,
Davie, FL

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies & Management
University of West Florida,
Pensacola, FL

Professional Summary

Mr. Myers joined CULTIVA Global Solutions in 2015 as Chief Legal Officer and Partner, in addition to serving as the Director of Business Development & Analyics Division. He has a unique compination of a Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in International Business Administration with over 20 years experience as a business consultant, corporate litigator, and university professor 

As a litigator, Mr. Myers handled many complex cases for many of America’s largest financial institutions, including Bank Of America and Goldman Sachs. His role quickly evolved into that of a high-level business advisor and strategist.

Over the past 10 tears, Mr. Myer has consulted for corporations on a wide range of topics, including sophisticated litigation strategies, risk reduction policies, and human resource dispute resolutions, as well as business operations, accounting, logistics, and regulatory compliance.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Business Development
  • Budget Planning and Optimization
  • Transaction Analysis and Processing
  • Accounting Policy Development
  • Accounting Operations Assessment
  • Asset Management and Disposition
  • Organizational Planning
  • Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration
  • Corporate Policy Development
  • Business Logistics
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • International Trade Regulations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Operational Risk Assessment
  • Contract Development
  • Business Strategy Development

Towhee Shupka
Chief Operations Officer
Director of Workforce Transformation & Optimization

Education & Registrations

Bachelor of Arts
Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs, NY

Masters Coursework, Public Administration
Binghamton University,
Binghampton, NY

People Manager Qualified (PMQ)
SHRM Certified
Alexandria, VA

Corporate Social Responsibility
Sanford School of Public Policy 
Duke University
Durham, NC

Professional Summary

Ms. Shupka joined the Executive Team of CULTIVA in 2021 to lead the Workforce Transformation & Optimization Division and co-lead the Business Operations & Development Division. With over 25 years of executive experience, Ms. Shupka is a highly skilled human capital strategist and business leader whose subject matter expertise spans all aspects of corporate social responsibility/ESG, human resource practices, organizational development and workforce transformation and optimization.

She began her career in the public sector transitioning to the private sector as the COO/President of a national employee benefits firm and has continued in this sector working with over 300 global enterprise and governmental agencies throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and Nepal.  She is a sought-after public speaker /trainer, strategist, and business developer having managed accounts, projects and businesses ranging in size and scope (150,000 – 180Million).

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Enterprise Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • People Operations & Analytics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/ESG
  • Change Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Culture Change
  • Business Operations & Development
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Access)
  • Workforce Planning
  • Talent Acquisition & Development
  • Organizational Design/Eval
  • Human Resources Practices
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Human Capital Strategy
  • HRIS/HCM SaaS
  • Learning & Development
  • Corporate Training
  • Avaya Call Center Operations
  • Complex Sales Cycles

Robert Bonewit, J.D., LEED AP
Chief Strategy Officer
Director of Environmental & Sustainability Services

Education & Registrations

Juris Doctorate, Environmental Law
Nova University,
Davie, FL

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL

LEED Accredited Professional (AP)
Green Building Design,
Pompano, FL

OSHA Hazardous Materials Health & Safety Certificate
(29 CFR 1910.120) Jacksonville, FL

Professional Summary

Mr. Bonewit joined Cultiva Global Solutions in 2020, serving as both the Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Environmental & Sustainability Services Division. Combining a BS degree in environmental engineering and a Juris Doctorate in Environmental Law with more than 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Bonewit has a wide range of expertise in environmental engineering, eco-sustainability, and atmospheric climate research.

Mr. Bonewit began his engineering career at AECOM in 1995, and since then, has successfully directed or managed more than 250 environmental projects in 23 U.S. states and 9 countries. He has served as a sustainability engineer, compliance expert, and risk management specialist on more than 200 domestic and international projects.

While leading the Environmental & Sustainability Division at CULTIVA is his primary focus, he also continues to consult for numerous foreign regulatory agencies and research institutions, as well as top-tier  universities and multi-national corporations, on their environmental, sustainability, and climate change research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Natural Resource Permitting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Soil and Groundwater Assessment
  • Contamination Remediation
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Title V Federal Air Permitting
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • OSHA Health & Safety
  • LEED Green Building Design
  • Wetlands Mitigation
  • Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Atmospheric Climate Science
  • Stormwater Management
  • Waste Stream Analysis

More About Us

Mission & Guiding Principles

Through our four integrated divisions, is our mission to drive optimization and transformation.

Differentiators & Certifications

CULTIVA's differentiators and certifications allow us to provide unique strategies and solutions for our clients.

Global Social Responsibility

To CULTIVA as a whole, Global Social Responsibility is simple, non-negotiable, and the right thing to do.