Sue Falcone, also known as "Simply" Sue, started her speaking and training career over a span of 40 years as an AT&T executive, and Diamond Leadership with Premier Designs Inc. Sue is a leading expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, customer service, negotiation, speaking, and training. Sue is author of a best-selling book called, The Lighthouse of Hope-A Day by Day Journey to Fear Free Living. Sue is the founder and owner of "Simply" Sue Speaks, a global booking agency. Simply Sue Speaks books, markets, and promotes speakers, trainers, coaches, and authors.
Tom Zbaren founded Beyond the Hedge to help small to medium-size businesses accelerate their growth. He helps organizations adopt, integrate and scale growth. Tom always strives to develop workflows that are teachable and repeatable because this improves efficiency and can reduce costs. Far too often the highest cost employees spend too much time on routine tasks that can be performed by a much lower cost fellow employee, or with a seamlessly integrated outsourced service. We live a very exciting time for entrepreneurs and small businesses because digital marketing and the growth of social media virtually eliminate the barriers of cost and time. Anyone can setup their own website for less than $10 per month and engage with global market opportunities within a millisecond. Tom’s passion involves helping businesses grow beyond their boundaries and knock down their barriers to growth.
Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
David Amerland is the author of eight best-selling books including "Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Gets Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence" and "Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time." His very latest one: SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will help your Business Grow is a practical guide to semantic search optimization for busy webmasters and marketers. He helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques.
Stephie Rockwell, CEO of Rockwell Global Media is a seasoned veteran in the world of digital and social media marketing. Stephie began working in finance, consulting and fashion buying, and fashion public relations, before parlaying these experiences into her own custom-designed jewelry and fashion apparel business. She is also an Executive Editor for Embark Magazine, which is an international luxury interior design publication.
Phil Glutting is the Founder and Owner of Your Strategic Marketing. Founded in the 20013, Phil made it his mission to develop affordable marketing services for small businesses. In one year, Phil grew his Twitter followers to over 100,000. Phil assists clients with social media marketing, sales funnels, email marketing, paid online advertising, and lead generation.
Courtney has been successfully branding and marketing companies since 1991. She began her career as an art director in East Lansing, MI, and then launched a successful design firm, which she owned and operated for three years.
In 2002, Courtney relocated to California and co-founded PureMatter where she currently serves as creative and strategic lead for the PureMatter brand and its clients. An accomplished creative thinker, designer and copywriter, Courtney has a knack for simplifying the complex. Since its inception, Courtney has earned over 100 awards including ADDYs (Best in Shows, Special Judges Awards, Gold, Silvers and Bronzes), Neenah Paper International Design Award, PRINT International Design Annual, Logo Lounge Master Library Series and Graphic Design Monthly.
Onyi Anyado is a multiple award-winning international Global Thinker, Entrepreneur, Conference Speaker, Author and Life Coach who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship, employee development and youth impact coaching. From his message of distinction, Onyi speaks on educational, business and corporate platforms around the world teaching, training & equipping people how to become distinguished in their chosen field.
As founder and CEO of Score More Sales, Lori leads efforts for B2B front-line sales growth and works with (or in conjunction with) technology brands worldwide.
Beginning in technology sales for companies like Apple, IBM, HP and Siemens, Lori rose through the ranks from retail to corporate accounts, then from individual contributor (closing multi-million dollar deals) to inside sales leader. Her last corporate position was as Director of Education for a technology / financial services company in Boston which was sold to Thomson Reuters. There Lori coached and trained in sales, assessed employees, improved customer service, created and led cross-functional manager training and grew bottom-line revenues.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and former Fortune 100 c-suite executive. Dubbed "a born leader" by Mark Burnett, Jeffrey has successfully leveraged multiple media appearances on programs like Fox Business News, MSNBC's Your Business and NBC's Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. From small business to international corporations, he has put his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, bestselling author, celebrity editor to one of the largest-circulation business publications and one of the most compelling figures in global business.
Jason Falls is a digital strategist and thinker of things, mainly Internet and marketing related. Some people have called him innovative and influential. His work has touched a number of large brands including Maker’s Mark, AT&T, Cafepress and Humana, to name a few. He has co-authored two books and is a professional public speaker. Jason focuses on digital marketing with a specific niche expertise around social media and content marketing. When he speaks, audiences normally learn something and laugh a little, too. Jason’s day job is as senior vice-president for digital strategy for Elasticity, an integrated digital marketing agency based in St. Louis. He heads its Louisville, Ky., office and touches most of their clients with digital marketing counsel.
Bree Kelley is a passionate millennial who is revolutionizing the way millennials are perceived and how they go about their work. Her passion for people, business, and their success has helped her throughout her 5+ year B2B sales and marketing career. Bree graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Business Organizational Communications and Sales Management. She’s a sales and marketing associate for an enterprise software and business intelligence consulting firm, and community manager and brand ambassador for several brands from apparel to IT.
Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt Heinz is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 15 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways. Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers. Matt is living through the renovation of a 105-year old historic farmhouse in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, Beth and three young children.
Mic is the founder of Vanguard Leadership. He is a creative and innovative leader in international sales and marketing with experience in multi-channel environments. Thrives on the passion to drive sales and profit up by demonstrating and diversifying the unique selling points of high quality products and services. Has been involved in and used social networking to generate business in B2B environment for the last 10 years.
A passionate marketer, Ekaterina writes and speaks on topics of leadership, business culture, and marketing innovation. After spending over 10 years as an integrated marketer and social media leader at Intel and Accenture, she was the co-founder and CMO of BRANDERATI (acquired by Sprinklr in 2014). Ekaterina is an author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Think Like Zuck" and "The Power of Visual Storytelling." She is an avid evangelist of holistic consumer experience management.
Doug Lehman has a diversified background in sales, marketing and product training promotion. He has worked for companies and organizations like IBM, Sun Microsystems, The Coca-Cola Company, SkyTel, Cisco and Youngstown State University, effectively closing sales to enterprise accounts, small to medium sized businesses and the consumer market.
Kim Garst is a superstar in the quickly emerging social selling space and CEO of Boom! Social Media Marketing. She has taken her 20+ years of online business-building experience and married it with her dominant social media position as a Forbes Top 10 Social Media Women Power Influencer and leader of a social media community of over 500,000 people to create a truly unique, highly levered and profitable integrated digital/social media marketing model which she teaches her community members, clients and customers.
Tom is a leader in using Inbound for eCommerce for increased traffic, automation and lifetime value. He developed one of the first eCommerce businesses to use an Inbound Marketing Strategy and the HubSpot platform to go from a regional player to a national leader in under 3 years. Tom is a speaker, author and leader of the eCommerce HubSpot User Group. He is the founder of Goodbye Crutches, Inbound for eCommerce, and Inbound Movement. He helps business owners grow beyond chasing transactions with PPC and SEO into growing a brand with high-quality organic traffic and an automated sales machine.
Jeff is a recovering attorney, bacon-lover, and Diet Coke addict who heads up ExactTarget’s Marketing Insights Team—a rag-tag bunch of awesome folks specializing in content marketing, social media, and thought-leadership.
Michael is the Head of Strategy for the leading content marketing platform, NewsCred. He previously held marketing leadership positions at SAP as VP of Global Marketing and Content Strategy and Head of Digital Marketing for SAP Americas. Michael was the co-founder of leading social news site Business 2 Community and also created SAP’s award-winning Business Innovation thought leadership blog site. He is also a contributor to leading publications such as Forbes, The Economist, and The Guardian. He is a frequent speaker at industry events covering topics such as marketing strategy, social business, content marketing, digital marketing, social media and personal branding.