February 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30491.mp3 Maci Peterson - Co-Founder and CEO of On Second Thought [caption id="attachment_20908" align="alignright" width="207"] Maci Peterson[/caption] Maci Peterson is a Millennial entrepreneur and marketing expert. She has been named “Tech’s Newest Innovator” by Essence Magazine, and is a recognized subject-matter expert and advisor on entrepreneurship, innovation and diversity initiatives. Maci is the co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought, a messaging app whose patented technology lets users take back text messages before they get to the other person’s phone. She has been recognized on Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30 List” of 2016, and Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 List” of 2015. In addition, Maci has been identified as a rising leader in technology by Revolt TV, and one of the “29 People You Should Know” by BET. Maci began On Second Thought after winning 1st Place in the #StartupOasis pitch competition at South by Southwest in 2014. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of the former Mwari Magazine, a digital publication for women of the African Diaspora ages 18-24. It was one of the first of its kind, and she grew the circulation to 130,000 readers. Maci has been featured by NPR, Inc Magazine, Headline News, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Black Enterprise, Essence Magazine, Buzzfeed, BET, Fox and many other media outlets.      Ilene Marcus - Author of Managing Annoying People: 7 Proven Tactics To Maximize Team Performance [caption id="attachment_20911" align="alignright" width="210"] Ilene Marcus[/caption] Ilene Marcus is a dynamic, results-driven leader with expertise in complex workplace environments. With professional experiences ranging from the public sector to the tech pioneer DoubleClick, from stalwart nonprofit organizations to healthcare companies, and from product-driven small businesses to leading CEO organization Vistage International, Ilene has had the opportunity to work with plenty of annoying people. She holds two master’s degrees from Columbia University in social work and public administration, giving her a unique skill set that has served her well throughout her career in the C-suite. Serving under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Marcus spearheaded New York City’s historic welfare reform, which involved managing millions of dollars and 10,000 people. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University for ten years, she also mentors business leaders. Ilene seeks to help drive their agenda to build workplaces where success, inspiration, kindness, and joy define the culture.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30485.mp3 Henry J. Evans - Owner of Get Clear Marketing [caption id="attachment_20974" align="alignright" width="180"] Henry Evans[/caption] Henry Evans’ passion is helping small business owners succeed by “Getting Clear” about their marketing. He has been getting results with sales and marketing for over 20 years and began his sales and marketing training working for Warren Buffet selling the “Buffalo Evening News” at age 14. He has successfully marketed and sold everything from newspapers to office buildings, kitchen remodeling to enterprise software licenses, and cutlery to tactical targets. Henry has been able to excel in all of these due to a unique combination of sales and marketing savvy, technological aptitude and a “make it happen” attitude. He generated over $15,000,000 in sales and has engineered a $189,000 payday in 90 minutes. He loves helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and become more successful.      Dr. Diane Hamilton - Award-Winning Speaker, Trainer and Educator  [caption id="attachment_20904" align="alignright" width="180"] Dr. Diane Hamilton[/caption] Dr. Diane Hamilton is a professor, author, and expert in the fields of management, marketing, personality, leadership, and motivation. She draws on her decades of work experience in software, computers, corporate training, pharmaceuticals, real estate, mortgage lending, social media, and publishing. Dr. Diane is the author of three books: "The Online Student’s User Manual," "How to Reinvent Your Career," and "It’s Not You It’s Your Personality." She is a sought-after expert speaker, and her talks are featured by top companies like Forbes. Her experience includes presenting to and interviewing leaders from some of the top organizations in the modern workplace. She has extensive experience delivering live presentations, training sessions, and webinars. With a Ph.D. in Business, her experience includes teaching more than 1000 business-related courses and she is a qualified Myers Briggs and a certified Emotional Intelligence instructor.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30482.mp3 Brant Cooper - Founder of Moves the Needle, NYT Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets and Keynote Speaker [caption id="attachment_20898" align="alignright" width="189"] Brant Cooper[/caption] Brant Cooper travels the globe speaking with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs about how to discover and create new value and about empowering individuals to make the change they want to see in the world. Brant is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Lean Entrepreneur" and Co-founder of Moves the Needle. MTN ignites entrepreneurial action within organizations by educating, enabling and empowering people to be closer to the customer, move faster and act bolder. Leveraging design thinking and Lean Startup principles tailored for the enterprise, MTN's lean innovation bootcamps, accelerator programs and strategic advising create immediate and lasting impact.      Matt Ruedlinger - President of Triple R Marketing, President of Joan's'​ Caramels and President of Fanvious [caption id="attachment_20900" align="alignright" width="180"] Matt Ruedlinger[/caption] As Founder and CEO of the marketing firm Triple R Marketing, Matt Ruedlinger has been described as “highly creative with an unparalleled understanding of service.” With over 20 years experience in Marketing and Sales, Matt has helped small-local businesses and brand-name Fortune 500 companies alike become leaders in their industry. He has worked alongside world-renowned author and sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer, and has helped businesses promote their products at high-profile events such as the Sport Emmy Awards. Matt’s vision of Triple R Marketing is key to his core belief and operating principles, driving him to create distinguished customer experiences. He said, “Customer experiences are not planned based on data, they happen when you empower the right people who love what they do, and I love what I do.”     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30480.mp3 Chino Lex - App Store Optimization Guru  [caption id="attachment_20892" align="alignright" width="174"] Chino Lex[/caption] Chino Lex is a Serial Entrepreneur and a Mobile Growth Consultant. At 18, he dropped out of the University of Washington to start an app company, Select Apps. By night he built the company, while working as a carpet cleaner by day. With zero marketing spend and zero outside capital, the company published over 160 iOS apps and 30 Android apps with users across 155 countries worldwide. His world-class knowledge in App Store Optimization, better known as ASO, has resulted in a Top 1% ASO track record. Over 50 of his apps have hit Apple's Top Charts and his Apps have totaled about 5 million users. The app portfolio was acquired in 2016. He has appeared in media publications like Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Inc Magazine, and the Huffington Post.      Sid Mohasseb - Strategic Innovation Leader, Venture Investor, Speaker and Author of The Caterpillar's Edge: Evolve, Evolve Again, and Thrive in Business [caption id="attachment_20894" align="alignright" width="180"] Sid Mohasseb[/caption] At 21, Sid Mohasseb started and later sold his first company. At 25, he taught comparative Eastern and Western philosophy. At 27, he became the youngest partner in the history of The SGS Consulting Group. Since then, Sid has founded and led several early-stage and hyper-growth companies from inception to acquisition. He has also led company turnarounds — from near bankruptcy to profitability and has faced, accepted, and overcome his share of failures in ideas and ventures. Sid has served on the boards of over a dozen profit and non-profit companies — as observer, as director, and as chairman. He has mentored dozens of entrepreneurs, met with hundreds of start-up companies, and reviewed countless business plans and taught Strategy Management, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, negotiation and Data Analytics to MBAs at University of Southern California (USC), Chapman University, and University of California in Irvine (UCI).     ...