Ian Utile has been focused on empowering his clients to leverage the “art of branding” with the “science of technology.” He discovered that passionate vision and strategic risks lead to uncommon success. He was co-founder of Kukui Corporation which was recently ranked the 76th fastest growing private company in the nation. He has also co-founded many other organizations such as YouRealty, Take No Glory and Gorilla Branders. His family has lived in The San Francisco Bay Area for ten generations (since 1776). This great heritage has helped him to build a strong Silicon Valley network. Gorilla Branders is a Creative Agency that he founded after leaving Kukui. Within their first year in business, Ian recruited a dozen full-time guerrilla marketers and brand strategists as well as a large bench of contractors (design and development) to help with the “blocking and tackling.” They have launched media portals for NFL and MLB players in partnership with Pro Athletes Outreach and Nike, and the company has worked for Hoverboard, Trent Dilfer, Absolut, Mariel Hemingway, Comba, Adam Wainwright, as well as for dozens of charities, SMBs and startups.
David Morey – Chairman & CEO of DMG Global and Author of The Leadership Campaign: 10 Political Strategies to Win at Your Career and Propel Your Business to Victory
David Morey is Chairman and CEO of DMG Global and is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He is the award-winning co-author of The Underdog Advantage: Using the Power of Insurgent Strategy to Put Your Business on Top and has helped add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and value to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. David has worked with some of the world’s top business leaders including five Noble Peace Prize winners and Barack Obama, Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Korean President Kim Dae Jung and The Dalai Lama! In business, he has worked with a range of successful start-ups and small businesses, and his corporate clients include Bancomer, Verizon, Pepsi, General Electric, Mars, KPMG, McDonald’s, Microsoft, American Express, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, and Coca-Cola. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he has served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, and recently was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force on Public Diplomacy. And, if that’s not enough, David was a four-time All-American Decathlon competitor, IC4A Champion and a member of several U.S. national teams!