July 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29865.mp3 Colleen Costello - Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 and President & Co-Founder at Vital Vio  [caption id="attachment_18509" align="alignright" width="197"] Colleen Costello[/caption] Colleen Costello's career spans clinical & healthcare research, engineering, biochemistry, product development, management practices and opportunity analysis. She has held positions as a researcher on master thesis projects at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, NYC, in surgical device design and pre-clinical studies at Covidien Surgical Devices, and tissue engineering research at RPI. Colleen has several patents pending and holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has additionally been featured on CNBC, and Bloomberg News, was named a 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneur to Watch by Inc. Magazine, was an Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 winner and is a selected member of the Kairos Society. Colleen was named both a Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 winner!   Erik Huberman - Founder and CEO at Hawke Media and Forbes 30 under 30 Winner [caption id="attachment_18624" align="alignright" width="240"] Erik Huberman[/caption] Erik Huberman has been focused on the execution and delivery of consumer facing ecommerce companies since 2008. From being an owner, consultant, head of marketing, he has learned how to properly execute a strategy that does the most difficult thing in this internet age, get interested eyes to the page. He partners with clients to create a sales, marketing and e-commerce strategy that will maximize your visibility. Erik works with clients such as Red Bull, Verizon, Evite, Planet Blue, Stories by Kelly Osbourne and many more. The business won Top 10 Happy Places to Work by Happy City, one of the Top 50 Startups in LA by BuiltInLA, and won a Telly Award all in 2016.  Erik was named an INC 25 Marketing Influencers for 2016.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29859.mp3 Sunny Bonnell - Branding Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Motto    [caption id="attachment_18616" align="alignright" width="206"] Sunny Bonnell[/caption] Sunny Bonnell is the co-founder of Motto, a branding agency that works with companies to build inspiring and magnetic brands. Described as a true visionary, Sunny has the ability to see a brand come alive from the very beginning. Her work and thought leadership have been featured in numerous online and print publications such as Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, HOW, MSN, CNBC and more. A gifted storyteller and wordsmith, she thrives on inspiring others to pursue their dreams and loves to create, share ideas and craft remarkable brand experiences with story, emotion and purpose.In 2014, she was named one of GDUSA’s Top 25 Creatives to Watch and currently writes for Forbes and Inc. Magazine. Sunny is also a member and contributor for the YEC, an elite organization comprised of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.   Liz Davidson - Founder & CEO of Financial Finesse and Author of What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You: The 10 Essential Truths You Need to Know About Your Money [caption id="attachment_16023" align="alignright" width="180"] Liz Davidson[/caption] Liz Davidson is CEO and Founder of Financial Finesse, which provides millions of Americans with access to unbiased financial guidance through workplace financial wellness solutions. In 1999, she spearheaded the movement to institutionalize financial wellness programs in the workplace and has influenced legislation around requirements for financial professionals to ensure they work in the best interest of investors through the fiduciary standard. As an advocate for investors, Liz is a pioneer of the financial wellness movement. She lays out the ways that workers can find their own financial security in her book, "What Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You: The 10 Essential Truths You Need to Know About Your Money,"published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Additionally, Liz has been tracking and analyzing trends in employee financial issues for over 15 years and provides commentary to Financial Finesse's corporate clients as well as to human resources and financial media. She is considered an expert in the field of workplace financial wellness and behavioral finance and speaks regularly at national conferences on related issues. She also publishes a column on Forbes.com around employee financial issues. She won the Women of Influence Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Leadership 500 Excellence Award by HR.com, and the 2015 Eddy Award for Pensions & Investments and many more.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29857.mp3 Rebecca Liebman - Co-founder and CEO of LearnLux and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Winner [caption id="attachment_18610" align="alignright" width="228"] Rebecca Liebman[/caption] Rebecca Liebman created technology to make financial literacy a priority. She is Co-founder at LearnLux, a company that makes online learning tools to teach personal finance skills. Rebecca lived in Kenya and studied microfinance in an informal economy and completed environmental research in Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. She previously founded Take Back the Tap at Clark University and raised $20,000+ to reduce half a million plastic water bottles from landfill. Rebecca also worked at the MIT Climate CoLab using collective intelligence to connect people doing environmental projects around the world.  She was a University Selected Member for the Clinton Global Initiative, a Clark University Making A Difference Scholar, and an Eugene Policelli Community Service Award Winner.   Madhavan Ramanujam - Partner and Board Member at Simon-Kucher & Partners and Author of Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price [caption id="attachment_18613" align="alignright" width="210"] Madhavan Ramanujam[/caption] Madhavan Ramanujam is co-author of Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product around the Price (Wiley, May 2016) and a partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners. He discusses how startups can ensure their products succeed in the market by having early pricing discussions with customers. Madhavan has led more than 125 monetization projects for Internet, software and technology clients, helping bring numerous new products to market. Companies that differentiate products based on value, rather than features are more likely to succeed. Small business owners must consider pricing strategies to determine how to price products and services, particularly when trying to scale up a business. Madhavan is a board member and partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners based in its San Francisco/Silicon Valley office. He advises companies of all sizes from Fortune 500's to startups.   ...