Adam Robinson is the author of The Best Team Wins and co-founder and CEO of Hireology, where he’s on a mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology. He is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with over 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management. In 2016, Hireology was #94 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, and Robinson was named to the Chicago Tech50 list of the city’s top technology entrepreneurs by Crain’s Chicago Business. In 2015 he was added to the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Network, a listing of Chicago’s most influential entrepreneurs and innovators, and named a “Top 25 HR Industry Game Changer Under 40” in 2015 by Workforce magazine. Under his leadership, Hireology has been recognized nationally by Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top Company Culture” and by Crain’s Chicago Business as a “Best Places to Work” for both Millennials and GenX. Hireology was named the “#1 Talent Management Platform” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and “#1 in Customer Service” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Human Resources Online magazine. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Through multiple leadership roles at Entrepreneurs Organization, he has helped to develop and launch programs that teach core business skills to early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.
John Agostinelli has over 25 years of experience in the banking and real estate industries, including work at the FDIC examining the causes of bank failure and managing foreclosures in several New England states. He is a real estate investor, speculation home builder and rehabilitates distressed properties. He is also a guest speaker, real estate expert witness, housing policy commentator and offers real estate investment and brokerage services. As a successful residential real estate market investor and entrepreneur, John assists individuals and professionals maximize profitability by helping them make informed real estate investment decisions utilizing product differentiation techniques, ROI analysis and real estate cycle expertise.John is the co-author of Easy Money and the American Real Estate Ponzi Scheme: From Your Pocket To Theirs, the Insiders’ View of the Great Housing Recession, and How It’s Happening Again.
Dr. David Almeida is a dedicated and personable vitreoretinal surgeon with extensive research experience and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 75 national and international conference presentations. He is both a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. David’s special research interests include vitreomacular interface physiology and pathology, macular hole surgery, and infectious uveitis and endophthalmitis. He has received numerous awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Vit-Buckle Society, VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation, Retina Foundation of Canada, Queen’s University, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. As an entrepreneur, David is co-founder of Citrus Therapeutic – a pharmaceutical company with innovative approaches to drug design and development of novel therapeutics – aimed to benefit individuals suffering from vision loss. His work as an innovation broker blends the spheres of medicine, science, business, and leadership to present new concepts and strategies for successful management. His public speaking is aimed at engaging and motivating participants towards improved efficiency and time management. David also authored the book Decision Diagnosis: Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination.