Louis Vargas - Author of “The Authority Mindset,” Exec. Producer, Brand Marketing and SEO Expert
Louis F. Vargas is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, and marketing authority. He is a co-founder and CEO of Local Leads HQ, an Inc. 500 digital marketing and sales lead company. Louis also founded Strategic Edge Profits®, an Inc. 500 business education, sales training, and leadership firm. If that was not enough, he also runs Universal Multimedia Group, a media publisher in the Hispanic and general market with brands such as Todo Suave and Dig! Louis has been responsible for creating sales and revenues over $500 million for companies, and he has spoken before the California Legislature and at major business conferences, USC, Pepperdine University, and UCLA. His clients include AIG Insurance, Ford, Nissan, and GM. His books include ‘The Passion-Driven Life: The Secrets of Success, Balance & Fulfillment in 9 Key Areas of Life’ (2010, Morgan-James Publishing: New York) and the upcoming book ‘The Business Success Principles: Inc. 500 Insider Strategies on How to Grow a Company from Scratch!’
Dr. Chuck Bamford is a Managing Partner at Bamford Associates, a strategy consulting firm focusing on creating compelling competitive advantages. Chuck is the author or co-author of six textbooks including some of the leading strategy (Pearson/Prentice-Hall) & entrepreneurship (McGraw-Hill) textbooks used by businesses schools around the world. His latest book “The Strategy Mindset” is a short, practical book that is grounded in research and decades of practice. Chuck is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame and has previously been a Professor at TCU, University of Richmond, Queens University of Charlotte and Tulane University. He won 19 teaching excellence awards including 10 Executive MBA Professor of the Year Awards and is a Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence. Chuck’s clients include ADP, Arbonne, AVID, BB&T, BNSF Railroad, Coca-Cola Bottling, Duke Energy, Siemens, Sikorsky Aircraft, U.S. Army, Volvo, and many others.