Brian Smith grew one of the most famous footwear brands with only $500 of start-up money. While studying at UCLA, he founded UGG Imports to bring sheepskin footwear to America from his native Australia. After seventeen years, he sold the business to Deckers Outdoor Corporation just as sales reached $15 million. The UGG brand has since grown to over $1 billion of international sales. Now, Brian is one of the most sought after business leaders and speakers in the world. Brian is committed to teaching his breakthrough business strategies and has recently written a book based upon his journey. His theme is that you can’t give birth to adults. Every business starts with conception, then birth after a long infancy. See more about Brian here….
Mike Dieterich – LEED Certified, Sustainability Consultant and Author of Renew and Sustain: A cutting edge approach to being socially responsible, environmentally conscious, and incredibly profitable for businesses, schools, and government.
Mike Dieterich, CEO of Renew & Sustain Consulting, is an environmental scientist and LEED accredited professional with over twelve years of experience in the sustainable development field. He has managed energy and environmental projects for a range of organizations from small business, to state and federal governments, to international corporations. His company is a sustainable consulting firm that offers innovative solutions to the ever changing challenges that we face today. These solutions include the efficient use of natural and technological resources, deploying alternative energy strategies, proficient energy management, and innovating other sustainable practices.