August 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29968.mp3 Alex Membrillo - CEO of Cardinal Web Solutions Alex Membrillo is the found and CEO of Cardinal Web Solutions, the fastest growing agency in the Southeast. He believes that companies scale best when the right culture and people are in place. He prides himself on having a family like culture, one that breeds innovation and creative solutions for Cardinal’s clients. His loyal staff of digital marketers has pioneered award winning campaigns that set the bar for other agencies to follow. With clientele that includes Cox Media Group, Hilton Hotels and Papa John’s, this game changing agency has positioned itself as the leading digital marketing agency in Atlanta. Cardinal knows that strategy is the most important part of any digital marketing campaign, thus spending the bulk of its time with clients focused on developing the right approach to a project before executing any tactic. Cardinal’s focus on strategy has yielded impressive results, being named to the INC 5000 in 2014 and 2015 as well as a Top 100 Fastest Growing Company in Atlanta in 2014 and 2015. Alex is also a Finalist for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Business Person of the Year.   David J. Neff and Randy Moss - Authors of IGNITE: Setting your Organization's Culture on Fire with Innovation David J. Neff helps people for a living. As an author, speaker, teacher, and consultant, he has been driving innovation and digital strategy work with Fortune 500 clients and nonprofits for over 14 years. David's been quoted by news outlets such as NPR, Mashable and The Huffington Post. And has spoken at such diverse places such as SXSW, six times, The American Marketing Association, PBS's National CEO Conference and TEDx. Randy Moss is an award winning marketer who focuses on engaging organizations and applying technology to drive growth. He has over 12 years of experience including institutionalizing innovation development frameworks and creating consumer engagement solutions for companies and clients across the CPG, Real Estate, and Nonprofit sectors. Randal has spoken at conferences such as SXSW, State of Play, National Human Services Assembly's National Meeting, and the American Marketing Association Hot Topic Tour.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29966.mp3 Howard Love - Founder/CEO of LoveToKnow, Angel Investor and Author of The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success [caption id="attachment_17621" align="alignright" width="210"] Howard Love[/caption] Howard has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, and during that time has founded or co-founded 15 companies. In addition to starting companies, he invests in early stage ventures and has made over 50 such investments, usually specializing in the consumer Internet and mobile sectors. Howard also is Founder & CEO of LoveToKnow Corp, a digital publishing firm with over 30 million monthly visitors. LoveToKnow's primary media properties are LoveToKnow.com, YourDictionary.com, and GolfLink.com. He has led several of these companies himself as well as advising many others. Howard served on numerous public and private company boards and is currently on the boards of directors of FlexJobs, Dealbase, HotelTonight, 10 Foot Wave, and Knowingly. He has lived in Silicon Valley for the past twenty-five years.   David Montesano - Admission Strategist at College Match US  and author of “Brand U” 4 Steps to Getting Into the College of Your Dreams” [caption id="attachment_18936" align="alignright" width="209"] David Montesano[/caption] David Montesano is a college admissions strategist. David has helped hundreds of clients find and gain access to the best match undergraduate and graduate programs over the past twenty years. From offices in the U.S., David serves families with students who hope to attend college from a wide range of achievement levels and high school backgrounds. He has taught at Trinity College, Dublin and California College of the Arts before working as a strategy consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he specialized in brand strategy, counseling clients on marketing and identity development. David developed his company to guide students toward their best college matches using students’ core values as well as their college preferences. He has been mentioned in CollegeBound News, profiled by the Washington Post education writer and in Newsweek’s “America’s Hottest Colleges.” He was called a “new breed of college admission consultants who use business school marketing principles to sell students to their preferred college.” David has contributed to articles in US News & World Report, Seattle Magazine, and Newsweek. David is a member of industry associations including Higher Education Consultants Association and Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling.   Dr. Robert Blackman - Author of The Antidote: A Window To The Unimaginable [caption id="attachment_18957" align="alignright" width="117"] Dr. Robert Blackman[/caption] Dr. Blackman graduated in 1970 from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic in Manhattan, NY. He has been a holistic doctor of chiropractic medicine for over 40 years and has had literally decades of R & D in healing arts. He has found in order to truly be well, you must treat “the whole person” body, mind and spirit. He opened the first holistic health center in San Francisco, CA in 1980. His “Front and Back Holistic Health Center” is a healing center practicing in healthcare and fitness: drug free, non invasive, and non toxic treatment. Dr. Blackman was the first to treat combat vets for PTSD, and was one of the first to use his methods to treat AIDS patients, which at that time (1981) , was not diagnosable. He shows his clients how and why you have to “Cure the Cancer. Heal the Pain. Feel the Magic.”     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29959.mp3 Arad Malhotra - Social Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 Under 30 Winner for Games and Co-Founder of Skyless Games [caption id="attachment_18864" align="alignright" width="200"] Arad Malhotra[/caption] Arad Malhotra is an award winning technology entrepreneur with a passion to create, lead and advise disruptive early stage startup companies. Arad is an industry expert in serious games and is the co-founder of Skyless Game Studios, an organization that uses the power of video games as an active learning medium to drive social impact through engagement. Skyless collaborates with organizations with a social mission to design games that educate people about issues of global concern such as healthcare awareness, open governance, autism etc. One of the highlighted projects 'Follow The Money' is a customizable video game that governments and corporations can use for international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering training. As a part of his many initiatives, Arad has been featured in various publications such including Forbes, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, Zee Business etc, and has been invited to speak at multiple local, national and international forums including the United Nations Conference Of State Parties (Panama, 2013), Forbes 30 under 30 summit (USA,2014/15), the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Malaysia, 2015), and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton E-Club etc. In 2015, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized Arad's original contributions and granted him a special category work visa (O-1) reserved for "Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement." Most recently Arad was featured on the global Forbes 30 under 30 list (2016) for Games and is the only person of Indian origin in this category,   Regina Partain Bergman - Life and Business Coach and Author of Bulletproof Your Marriage: Identifying the Five Stages of a Marriage and How They Impact the Communication and Success of the Marriage [caption id="attachment_18943" align="alignright" width="175"] Regina Partain Bergman[/caption] Regina Partain Bergman was born in St. Louis, Mo. At the age of 18, just after graduating from high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Kent. A wife, mother, and grandmother, Regina’s lifelong passion is helping others to live their dreams and achieve their potential. In 2015 she became a Business and Life Coach as a way of fulfilling that passion. In particular, Regina has a passion for helping couples navigate the waters of marriage so that they have happy, successful marriages. Regina’s own marriage lasted 44 years before her husband passed away. She brings all of her own marriage and life experiences to her coaching as well as to writing and teaching. Current projects include two more books to be published in 2016, one on grief and another on marriage.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29950.mp3 Johanna Ferguson - Owner of XISTWEAR and Head of Performance New Product Experts at Google [caption id="attachment_18898" align="alignright" width="180"] Johanna Ferguson[/caption] In addition to having a big time corporate job, Johanna Ferguson is a busy entrepreneur. As a designer, Johanna knows two things very well: tech and fashion. She has been designing jewelry for eight years, and for several years retailed jewelry for other designers. She has worked at Google for twelve years, working with many large tech clients, which made for a natural marriage of the two genres. When the Apple® Watch launched in early 2015, Johanna quickly purchased one, but was dismayed by the band, which didn't coordinate well with daytime apparel and was unacceptable for evening wear. This fashion frustration quickly lead to a fashion inspiration, and within months she had designs and CADs completed! XISTWEAR launched with bands to fit all three Apple® Watch collections and comes in assorted sizes to fit all wrists.   Param Jaggi - CEO of Hatch and a 2012 & 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30 [caption id="attachment_18700" align="alignright" width="178"] Param Jaggi[/caption] Since the age of 13, Param Jaggi has innovated in the bio-fuel space. He has designed highly effective bioreactors, created a device that mitigates motor vehicle emissions, and won a patent! Param was named to the 2012 & 2013 Forbes ‘30 Under 30: Energy’ list for his work. After dropping out of Vanderbilt University, Param has consulted as a design engineer, research associate, and even a rocket scientist. He was a Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow and won the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the EPA Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Param was on the CNN "The Next List." He won 1st Place in the International Sustainable World Engineering Environment Energy Project Olympiad  and was a two time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist. But he is on the show because he has built an app that every small business owner must know about!   Marsh Sutherland - Co-founder of RedRover, CEO of CharityCheckin, UP Global Ambassador, AngelHack Mentor  [caption id="attachment_18905" align="alignright" width="180"] Marsh Sutherland[/caption] Marsh Sutherland is co-founder of RedRover, a startup talent sharing platform. It allows you to trade your excess human capital for skills you need. Great idea. Marsh is also co-founder of CharityCheckin, which was a 2015 SXSE Eco StartupShowcase Finalist in 2016 and was admitted into the Ignite Northwest accelerator. Previously, he started FounderMatchup (acquired by CofoundersLab 2012), SocialGrow (acquired by Unified Inbox 2014, 2010 & 2011 MassChallenge Semi-finalist), ReferralBonus (2012 SXSW Accelerator Finalist, 2012 MassChallenge Semi-finalist) and FriendFlirt (2013 MassChallenge Semi-finalist). Marsh is the former Boston Lead Organizer for AngelHack, the world's largest hackathon in 30 cities worldwide and he founded the Boston BizSpark™ Meetup. Marsh is the former organizer for Boston BizSpark Meetup, Boston Javascript Meetup, and CASCADE BOS Meetup, and he has also been a Startup Endorser for MassChallenge, the world's largest startup accelerator.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29947.mp3 John Bowen - Founder of Accelerating Entrepreneurial Success and #1 Business Coach for Top Financial Advisors  [caption id="attachment_18868" align="alignright" width="200"] John Bowen[/caption] John Bowen is the CEO of CEG Worldwide, a firm dedicated to helping financial advisors transform their practices into simple, elegant wealth management businesses that serve their clients well and create value. Financial advisors engage CEG to enhance their client impact, increase net income and economic value and improve quality of life for all stakeholders. John is also the founder of Financial Advisor Select (FAS), a service that matches successful families with top financial advisors. His latest venture is AESNation.com, an ever-expanding mastermind community of like-minded entrepreneurs who want to accelerate their success by sharing insights, ideas and proven solutions to enhance their already-successful businesses. It delivers in-depth interviews with leading entrepreneurs, interactive webinars and virtual conferences with experts in accelerating success. Previously, John spent 26 years as a financial advisor unlocking the wealth-building secrets of successful entrepreneurial families. This included eight years as CEO of Reinhardt Werba Bowen Advisory Services, where he helped manage $1.6 billion in assets. He later served as CEO of Assante Capital Management and helped the firm triple assets under administration to more than $25 billion. He writes a highly acclaimed monthly column for Financial Planning and a weekly column for entrepreneurs for the Huffington Post. He has also authored or co-authored six books, including most recently "The Wealth Management Edge."   Doug Kisgen - Author of Rethink Happy: An Entrepreneur's Journey Toward Finding Authentic Joy, Consultant, Speaker, and Personality Expert [caption id="attachment_18871" align="alignright" width="180"] Doug Kisgen[/caption] Doug Kisgen is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, and personality expert. He has extensive experience in performing arts, senior care, and working with at-risk teenagers and entrepreneurs (who are much alike!). He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Servant Leadership Certificate from Gonzaga Graduate School, is a certified catechist, and a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program hosted by MIT. Doug has also participated in formal spiritual direction and doctrinal formation since 2008. For the past eight years, he has been passionately engaged in learning how to achieve authentic joy. Doug uses a parable approach to sharing his insights, in "Rethink Happy" which combine old-school philosophy with a little new-school science.   ...

Listen Live on Tuesday on AMFM 247 Radio! Erica Duignan Minnihan - Co-Founder & Managing Partner of 1000 Angels [caption id="attachment_18859" align="alignright" width="197"] Erica Duignan Minnihan[/caption] Erica Duignan Minnihan is Managing Partner at 1000 Angels, a private digital venture investment network. They provide a platform for high net worth individuals, family offices, and Venture Funds to make direct investments in a curated selection of high-growth, early-stage investment opportunities. They typically invest in companies raising Seed and Series A rounds, and focus primarily on the technology sector, although they are open to all opportunities with exceptional risk adjusted return potential. Erica has been involved with early stage startup investing for over a decade as an investor as well as an operator running her own company. Previously, Erica held leadership roles as the Director of Golden Seeds, an early stage venture capital investment group and Managing Director at Dreamit Ventures, one of the top accelerator programs for startups.   Craig Ballantyne - Editor of Early to Rise | Author of The Perfect Day Formula | Certified Turbulence Trainer [caption id="attachment_18862" align="alignright" width="180"] Craig_Ballantyne[/caption] Craig Ballantyne is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Canada, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been contributing to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and in 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training. On his journey to success, Craig had to overcome crippling anxiety attacks, and he beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation. Today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success. You can read his daily essays on success, productivity, and fitness at EarlyToRise.com.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29938.mp3 Rostam Zafari - Entrepreneur in Residence at The New School and Co-Founder of Mystro [caption id="attachment_18852" align="alignright" width="180"] Rostam Zafari[/caption] Rostam Zafari is in college at Emory University and he has also helped kickstart two separate startups, one of which was REDS, a fast medical screen test for Ebola. After working on REDS, he continued with his entrepreneurial quest and launched his latest startup, Mystro, a mentoring app. Rostam was awarded the 2015 Cyrus Prize. Mystro is a platform that connects high-achieving college students with local middle and high school students for tutoring in standardized testing.   John Weakley - Forbes 30 Under 30 Advisory Committee President and Founder of EnvestPro [caption id="attachment_18854" align="alignright" width="200"] John Weakley[/caption] John Weakley founded Envestpro, an investment-screening company. As the first of its' kind, the company is a cost-effective solution to managing the headaches of due-diligence. He is also working to grow the Forbes 30 Under 30 brand, and give insights and direction in partnership with the committee. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29930.mp3 Jim Mosquera - Principal at Sentinel Consulting and Author of 2020 (Chandler Scott Book 1) [caption id="attachment_18842" align="alignright" width="180"] Jim Mosquera[/caption] Jim Mosquera started in the world of telecommunications. He served in a variety of roles including engineering, sales, sales support, product development, and training. In 2004, he received a patent for a software application he developed with a colleague. After completing the requirements for a Series 3 license (Commodity Trading Advisor), Jim actively traded commodities and developed proprietary software programs used in options and futures trading. In the late 1990s, he realized that something was amiss in the stock market. Many people were successful making money without having any meaningful experience in the markets. His employment in technology led him to recognize a "bubble" forming in companies related to the Internet. He warned those that he knew to remove their money from the stock market since it appeared a large, speculative bubble was about to pop. It did in the year 2000. Over the next several years, he acquired more knowledge that ultimately led to the creation of a financial publication, "The Sentinel Financial Report." This publication inspired the book on the financial crisis of 2007-2008 called "Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis." For many people, the financial crisis was a temporary interruption on the way to greater stock market gains. For him, something more sinister lurks. In 2015, he followed up with another book called "Escaping Oz: Navigating the crisis." His first novel, "2020," a thriller features politics, financial crisis, and cyber terror. Jim contributes to many online financial publications and is the operator of TheSentinel.biz. He is also a Principal at Sentinel Consulting, a business debt restructuring and capital acquisition firm.   Janet Kole - Attorney and Author of The Smell of Money: An Odd Fellows Mystery (Volume 1) [caption id="attachment_18844" align="alignright" width="148"] Janet Kole[/caption] Janet Kole graduated from Bryn Mawr College before going on to receive her master’s from New York University and law degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law. She has written many books and articles on legal issues, but has been a fan of mystery fiction her whole life, especially the works of Agatha Christie and Robert Parker. She practiced law for 30 years with both large law firms and, for five years, her own environmental law boutique. She started publishing her work in The Bergen Record in the 1960s, as a feature reporter for the newspaper. She wrote for Ms. magazine, New Times, Penthouse and Harper’s Bazaar before becoming a lawyer. For years she had a column on women and the law in Harper’s Bazaar. She has also written guides for young lawyers, Chasing Paper, Pleading Your Case, A Brief Guide to Brief Writing, and Avoiding Bad Depositions,which were published by ABA Publishing. Her first book, Suggestion of Death, was published last year.   Venture and Vultures Part 2 This show features the first chapter of our second entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures Part 2: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Hope you enjoy! And now Chapter 1...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29928.mp3 Ashley Kruempel - Founder and CEO of SoPac, Inc. and Snapchat for Business Guru  [caption id="attachment_18831" align="alignright" width="179"] Ashley Kruempel[/caption] Ashley Kruempel is Founder and CEO of SoPac and a Snapchat business expert. She uses BigData and translates it into laymen's terms. She provides an essential need to help companies save money, cut costs, increase customer acquisition, and be a resource saving tool, she brings companies together to do business more efficiently. Through a certified and trustworthy web app, SOCIAL iMPACT BRANDING is maximizing utilization of global, accredited resources through data matching.   Aaron Keller - CEO and Founding Partner of Capsule and Author of The Physics of Brand: Understand the Forces Behind Brands That Matter [caption id="attachment_18838" align="alignright" width="180"] Aaron Keller[/caption] Aaron Keller is a founding partner and managing principal of Capsule, where he leads brand development, strategy, research and naming for our clients. He has over 20 years of consulting experience in marketing, branding and retail strategy for a range of brands, including Herman Miller, Jack Daniels, Target, SmartWool and 3M. He has spoken on brand, design and entrepreneurship for the University of St. Thomas, University of MN and the American Marketing Association. Aaron has a BA in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29923.mp3 Tim Hwang - Founder and CEO of FiscalNote [caption id="attachment_18818" align="alignright" width="199"] Tim Hwang[/caption] Tim Hwang is currently the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, a real-time legal analytics platform that uses AI and natural language processing to help global organizations take control of their government risk and understand the law. The 150-person company now powers some of the world's largest and most influential law firms, legal departments, and governments. With Tim's technology and over $30 million in funding from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, Steve Case, and others, FiscalNote is revolutionizing access to legislation, regulations, and court cases for organizations around the world. Prior to starting FiscalNote from a Motel 6 in Silicon Valley at 21, Tim started his career in politics as a field organizer for the Obama '08 campaign at the age of 16. He was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education at 17, overseeing a budget of over $4 Billion for 22,000 public employees. Tim also served as the President of the 750,000 member National Youth Association and the founder of Operation Fly. Inc., - a national 501(c)(3) organization that served inner-city children in underprivileged areas around the country. Tim was profiled in Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. 30 Under 30, CNN's Top 10 Startups, Business Insiders Top 25 Hottest Startups, and many others. He is currently a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.   Thiago Olson - Mobile Payment & Connected Hardware Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur in Residence at (ATDC) The Advanced Technology Development Center  [caption id="attachment_18820" align="alignright" width="180"] Thiago Olson[/caption] Thiago Olson is an entrepreneur and early-stage technology investor and advisor. He currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at (ATDC) The Advanced Technology Development Center @ Georgia Tech advising and mentoring portfolio CEOs. Thiago has a proven track record of success launching products into both consumer technology and financial B2B industries. His specialty is in building teams and driving product and brand development from conception to completion. Thiago is a thought leader in IoT and the Mobile Payment spaces and has a technical background with a B.S. & B.E. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He was also founder of Stratos, the creator of the Stratos Bluetooth connected card platform that combines all plastic cards into a single, smart, dynamic card that helps card members make better payment decisions every day. As the visionary for the connected card platform, Thiago provided principal leadership and direction for the company. He was responsible for establishing strategic relationships within the investment, financial and technology partner community and raised over $10 million in funding from Toba Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Resonant Venture Partners, and Western Technology Investment.   ...