July 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30942.mp3 Joe Valley - Director of Brokerage Services at Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc. [caption id="attachment_22067" align="alignright" width="150"] Joe Valley[/caption] Joe Valley is an equity partner at Quiet Light Brokerage. He joined the firm in 2012 after selling his own eCommerce business through Quiet Light Brokerage. Joe has personally closed over $35,000,000 in transactions and is now the Director of Brokerage Services. Quiet Light helps owners sell their web-based businesses. Joe understands the importance of valuation and exit planning, and he finds the best approach is to plan well in advance of a sale in order to get maximum value. Owners sell so they can retire, because of partners that are not working out, they need to take some money “off the table,” or they are startup entrepreneurs looking to move onto their next project. Joe has sold types of all web based businesses including SaaS, eCommerce, Amazon FBA, Affiliate, and many others. Joe recently wrote "10 Steps to Selling Your Amazon Business," that walks all web based business owners through the process of a business valuation, calculating taxes, listing the business for sale and all the way through to closing, training and transition.   Jim Ward - Founder of New Directions and Author of New Directions: Successful Strategies for Career, the Workplace, and Personal Growth [caption id="attachment_22069" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Ward[/caption] Jim Ward is a Human Capital consultant and a certified Professional Coach. He provides HR consulting, as well as executive, career and organizational coaching through his firm New Directions Consulting. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate Human Resources and Consulting, including domestic and international positions. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Jim spent 15 years at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as their Executive Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources and with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he held executive level positions in their New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. In his seven years in Asia, he led the expansion of Salomon’s business throughout the Asian region. Having had the benefit of living and working in Asia during his corporate career, Jim understands the importance of diversity, cultural sensitivity and globalization. Jim received his Coaching Certification (PCC) through the Columbia University Coaching Certification program and he holds accreditation as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Society of Human Resources Certification Institute. From 2004 through 2007, Jim served on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton Business School. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and professional association/groups and he is a member of the International Coach Federation.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30935.mp3 Justin Lafazan - Co-founded Next Gen Summit and Wrote the Best-Selling Book What Wakes You Up?: Designing Kick-Ass Lives Through Entrepreneurship [caption id="attachment_21983" align="alignright" width="150"] Justin Lafazan[/caption] Justin Lafazan is the co-founder of Next Gen, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs. He has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine. He is an experienced entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author. Next Gen curates the brightest and most talented young founders worldwide, and provides them with resources for their personal and professional growth through funding, mentorship, and vendor relationships. Next Gen Summit is a must-attend event, winning various accolades. Forbes called it a "1 in 5 can't miss events" and Entrepreneur Magazine said its "1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30." In December 2015, Justin published his best-selling book, "What Wakes You Up?" It received praise from the founders of UGG, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more.   Phillip Racusin - CEO and Co-Founder of EnergyFunders [caption id="attachment_21984" align="alignright" width="150"] Phillip Racusin[/caption] Phillip Racusin is running and developing the first crowdfunding oil and gas platform that pools investor money to invest directly in in oil and gas projects. EnergyFunders members get access to oil and gas projects vetted by his team and lawyers with experience protecting the interests of business clients. Members can diversify across multiple wells and multiple oil and gas operators, with minimums as low as $5,000. Projects are completely transparent, a rarity in the oil and gas industry. You will never pay a middleman, but instead get industry experts working on your behalf. What a great idea.   Diane Jooris - Co-founder and CEO  of Oncomfort and C3 Prize Winner [caption id="attachment_22048" align="alignright" width="150"] Diane Jooris[/caption] Now in its second year, the C3 Prize is designed to support bright ideas and potential solutions for cancer. Diane Jooris is the co-founder of Oncomfort™, a health-tech company that uses VR systems to help patients by providing anxiety and pain self-management tools, and is this year's winner! She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and International Relations as well as a Juris Doctor degree in Law. Diane was a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and has over 20 years in corporate marketing and project management experience. Diane is using the C3 Prize grant to help her develop a new virtual reality module and will be a judge for the next C3 Prize.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30921.mp3 Al Zdenek - Author, Speaker, Wealth Advisor, CEO of Traust Sollus Wealth Management [caption id="attachment_21978" align="alignright" width="150"] Al Zdenek[/caption] Al Zdenek has been a leader in the wealth management industry for more than 30 years. He is a Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Public Accountant. Fewer than 2,500 CPAs out of more than 500,000 nationwide achieve the Personal Financial Specialist accreditation. Founding Traust Sollus Wealth Management in 1982, he has over thirty years experience in providing financial planning, investment portfolio structuring and management, strategic analysis, tax planning and preparation, retirement planning, trust and estate planning. He has lectured on financial planning and investment management to many organizations across the country including the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the American Gastroenterological Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, among other professional groups. He has served on the Board of Directors of Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ and the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Additionally, Al is listed in the International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs.   Taansen Fairmont - Founder of Brilliance in Commerce [caption id="attachment_21782" align="alignright" width="150"] Taansen Fairmont[/caption] Taansen Fairmont is the World's leading guru in Debt Elimination and Sovereign Natural Law Trusts. Taansen informs people about the real truth of how debt and borrowing money works, as well as how the elite class protects their assets from litigation and taxes. He educates about the specific evidence, court cases, laws and rights that back up these insights on debt and asset protection. Taansen offers solutions that have been proven to work over decades by thousands of people in many different situations. Lean how 100,000's of people and families (including many of the super rich) have used International Pure Sovereign Natural Law Irrevocable Trusts and Natural Law Trusts to maintain their wealth and conduct transactions with their trust instead of their personal name.     Tuomas Rasila - Founder of rnd.works, sensofusion.com, and vainu.io [caption id="attachment_21980" align="alignright" width="150"] Tuomas Rasila[/caption] Tuomas Rasila has started several companies. He worked at Finnish Defense Forces and founded Norfello in 2006. By 2009, Norfello had grown to a highly profitable 14 employee company. His goal with Norfello is to keep it profitable and to create the most automatic and intelligent business software products. Tuomas was Founder and CEO of Sensofusion, running a team that detected and stopped unwanted drones. He is now Co-Founder and CTO of Vainu where his job is to run a team that implements a real time understanding of every company in the world and to serve that information through the web and a mobile app.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30918.mp3 Dr. Marvin Marshall - Speaker and Author of Live Without Stress: How to Enjoy the Journey [caption id="attachment_21965" align="alignright" width="150"] Marv Marshall[/caption] Dr. Marvin Marshall is an educator, writer, and professional speaker and is widely known for his stress management expertise. His book, "Live without Stress: How to Enjoy the Journey," is the third in his trilogy of "without stress" books. His others are "Discipline without Stress: How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning" and his multiple-award winning parenting book, "Parenting without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own." He has presented in 44 states and in 25 countries on 5 continents to organizations and companies, schools, school districts, universities, and governments. He has subscribers from around the world to his free monthly Without Stress newsletter. His WithoutStress.com has abundant free resources, including a charity for schools and DisciplineOnline.com is his eLearning discipline course.   Ken Gronbach - Demographer, Futurist and Author of Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead [caption id="attachment_21969" align="alignright" width="150"] Ken Gronbach[/caption] Kenneth W. Gronbach is president of KGC Direct and author of the bestselling book "The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm" and the book "Decades of Differences, Making it Work." His new book "Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead" was released in April, 2017. His first book “Common Census, the Counter-Intuitive Guide to Generational Marketing” was published in 2005. Ken is a very popular global keynote speaker who forecasts that the United States' best days are ahead, not behind. He has forecast that manufacturing and industry will return to the United States, because China's labor force is destined to do a demographic meltdown because of its "One Child Only" policy. Ken’s decades of successful marketing experience and fourteen years of proprietary demographic research have enabled him to forecast markets and societal trends with amazing accuracy. Ken built KGA, INC., a $40 million advertising agency from the ground up in the 1980’s and 1990’s.   Michael Papanek - Speaker, Leadership Coach, Change Consultant and Author of From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Forging Resilient Business Relationships in the Heat of Change [caption id="attachment_21973" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Papanek[/caption] Michael Papanek specializes in providing leaders with practical strategies and skills to implement change. His experience combines twenty plus years with a wide array of clients in high-tech, retail, health care, and financial services, as well as local, state, and federal governments and non-profit organizations. He has lead transformational change initiatives in the areas of product/service innovation, IT transformation and new go-to-market strategies. Michael’s clients include Agilent, Amgen, Apple Computer, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Clorox, eBay, EA, GE, Google, HP, Kaiser, Microsoft, Moody’s/KMV, Southwestern Energy, Sprint, StubHub, US Forest Service, US Steel, Visa, VMWare, Wells Fargo Bank, and Yahoo!. Using an “action learning model," he combines keen insight and the right level of humor to help leaders and teams improve relationships, gain skills, and achieve exciting new outcomes. His experience includes 15 years at Interaction Associates (IA), a global consulting and performance improvement firm where he had senior management roles including company strategy, product innovation and business development. Prior to joining Interaction Associates, Michael was a systems engineer and account manager at Electronic Data Systems (EDS).   ...

Our 1,000th show!!!  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30915.mp3 Phil Singleton - Web Design and WordPress Development, Search Engine Optimization Guru and CEO of Kansas City Website Design & SEO [caption id="attachment_21954" align="alignright" width="150"] Phil Singleton[/caption] Phil Singleton's first love is helping companies generate more phone call leads and email inquiries so his clients can grow their revenues. Web design and SEO are just a means to this end. Since the Internet drives more purchase decisions than anything, Phil has devoted the last ten years working with companies of all sizes to dominate search engine rankings. Phil’s resume is unique and unlike any you will find in Kansas City or the Midwest. He has helped dozens of US startups and tech companies raise over $20 million is strategic venture capital investments and he ran the global retail and online sales divisions for a best-selling line of consumer software products. Phil started a software company in Asia, raising over $1 million in venture capital funding, grew to profitability with 25 employees, and then sold three years later. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, lived in Asia for over 10 years, and has traveled extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region on business. And finally, he may be the world’s most successful SEO Internet marketer that has never had an active Facebook account!   Maggie Georgopoulos - Destigmatising Mental Health and Author of Up the Ladder in a Skirt: Solidifying Your Leadership, One Bold Step at a Time [caption id="attachment_21957" align="alignright" width="150"] Maggie Georgopoulos[/caption] Maggie Georgopoulos specializes in helping female talent reach their full potential. She is an author, speaker, and executive coach. Maggie is a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer who rose to become the executive chairman (and the only female on the board at the time) of a large agricultural company in Australia by the age of 32. She has experience in a wide range of industries, largely those with a reputation for being male dominated: manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, and agriculture. She shares her own experiences, the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as those of other leading female executives and entrepreneurs, in a down to earth and insightful style. Maggie began her career as an apprentice electrician with mining giant BHP in Australia and has even worked with Maasai women, assisting them in setting up micro businesses to generate the funds needed to clothe their children and send them to school. Maggie is passionate about her work and is a great leader and motivator in her field and her community and strongly believes that everyone is born with the ability to succeed.   Gret Glyer - Founder and CEO at DonorSee [caption id="attachment_21962" align="alignright" width="150"] Gret Glyer[/caption] Gret Glyer founded DonorSee to be the best place to give your money. Whenever you donate on DonorSee, you see exactly where your money goes. DonorSee aid workers take pictures and videos of your money making an impact. DonorSee is a platform that makes it easier than ever to give to needs all around the world. Gret wants people to see where their money is going an then feel good about it. So, if you’re thinking of giving money, DonorSee makes the process complete.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30909.mp3 Richard Chapo - Internet Lawyer for Businesses Operating Online [caption id="attachment_21850" align="alignright" width="150"] Richard Chapo[/caption] Richard Chapo is an Internet business lawyer and business owner, and is always completely amazed at the evolution of the online entrepreneurial world. As an Internet attorney, he advises large and small business entities on legal and regulatory obligations when operating online pursuant to laws such as the DMCA, COPPA, and Communications Decency Act. His 1990s were spent working for a firm specializing in complex contractual bad faith matters. Developing a case of wanderlust, he accepted a position working as a professor at a Chita State Technical University teaching law and cultural English in Siberia, Russia. Upon return to California, his attention turned to the commercialization of the Internet. Unlike many legal fields, Internet law was in its infancy in 2000 with even common documents such as a privacy policy or terms and conditions open to legal interpretation. Richard has been operating his own firm specializing in cyber law since then with an emphasis on providing legal advice on topics such as copyright infringement, trademarks, privacy, user-generated content, section 230 defamation, COPPA, FERPA compliance for private companies, and a host of other topics. He regularly negotiates and prepares contract agreements, terms of service, disclaimers, and web development agreements as well as other legal documents for clients.   Alex Salkever -  VP of Marketing Communications at Mozilla and Author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future [caption id="attachment_21853" align="alignright" width="150"] Alex Salkever[/caption] Alex Salkever is Vice President of Marketing Communications at Mozilla. He was a technology editor of BusinessWeek, a regular science contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, and a contributor to The Immigrant Exodus. He helps technology companies grow by building communities and creating memorable content. He also enjoys conceiving and developing products and has an extensive writing background with a decade of experience as a journalist. He writes books that bring the future into the present. Alex also dabbles in coding.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30908.mp3 David Covey - Co-Founder & CEO of SMCOV and Author of Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success [caption id="attachment_21837" align="alignright" width="150"] David Covey[/caption] David Covey was Co-Chief Operating Officer of FranklinCovey for 20 years and is now running SMCOV. It represents the foremost training, coaching and consulting solutions available throughout in the world. His experience and expertise provides a unique starting point for anyone looking to implement, license or expand top-quality programs. His new book, "Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success" was called “a triumph” by bestselling author Ken Blanchard and is your guide to avoiding the 7 most common obstacles that ensnare people every day. From The Relationship Trap to The Career Trap, the book shows you how to recognize the signs that you are stuck in a “life trap” in time to take an alternate route. These traps are sometimes camouflaged as a terrific opportunity, other times as comfortable security, and sometimes as simply habit. Whichever form they come in, life traps can derail you, leaving you unable to achieve the success you desire.   Michael Rucker - CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy LLC and co-founder at Harvest Energy Services [caption id="attachment_21840" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Rucker[/caption] Michael Rucker is CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy LLC, a developer of utility scale wind projects in the US. He is also Co-founder of Harvest Energy Services, Inc., a wind energy independent service provider for construction management and O&M services. He is active in E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Their members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. E2 is a project of NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council.   Blake Morgan - Customer Experience Futurist and Author of More Is More: How the Best Companies Go Farther and Work Harder to Create Knock-Your-Socks-Off Customer Experiences [caption id="attachment_21843" align="alignright" width="150"] Blake Morgan[/caption] Blake Morgan is a Customer Experience Futurist. Her first book is "More is More: How The Best Companies Work Harder And Go Farther To Create Knock Your Socks Off Customer Experiences." Blake is adjunct faculty at the Rutgers executive education MBA program and she contributes to Forbes, the Harvard Business Review and the American Marketing Association. She is the host of The Modern Customer Podcast and a weekly customer experience video series on YouTube.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30906.mp3 John DeMato - Portrait Photographer For Thought Leaders and High-Level Entrepreneurs [caption id="attachment_21822" align="alignright" width="150"] John DeMato[/caption] John DeMato creates photographic content that not only tells his client’s stories, but, it also sells their brand, personality, products, services and experiences to their ideal clients. DeMato Productions is a NYC-based, branded lifestyle portrait studio where he helps entrepreneurs and thought leaders of various industries create high-volume, image content needed to get their business and brand to rockstar status.   Manny Fernandez - Investor on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor & Co-Founder/CEO of DreamFunded.com [caption id="attachment_21827" align="alignright" width="150"] Manny Fernandez[/caption] Manny Fernandez is a serial entrepreneur with one exit, a TV star and an active angel investor. He is passionate about encouraging and building startups, and was awarded the 2014 SF Angel Investor of the Year and Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. He is a founder of SF Angels Group, an angel investment group that is making investments in high growth San Francisco/Silicon Valley tech startups. The group is made up of 32 accredited investors. Manny launched DreamFunded.com as CEO/Co-Founder. This unique company crowdfunds startups, by building an online marketplace that allows accredited investors to become equity holders in DreamFunded-managed funds. As an active angel investor, in TiE Angels and member of the start up community he is frequently honored to speak and judge for Silicon Valley startup pitch events and conferences. He has been a judge,speaker or panelist at events at; Pay Pal, USAWeek in Europe,  Stanford University,  Harvard University, Comcast, Ebay, and SXSW. He has been published as #14 of the Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter, one of Inc. Magazines 33 Entrepreneurs to Watch, Thought Leaders to Watch in 2016 and was listed as #14 of Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors of 2016 by Business.com.   Victor Luo - CEO and Co-founder of Bound [caption id="attachment_21831" align="alignright" width="150"] Victor Luo[/caption] Victor Luo is a passionate high school student entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA. Through his ventures, he is committed to providing social good while building his companies. He founded NEAR to provide high school scholarships for underprivileged rural high school students in China. He is also the founder and CEO of Bound, a meet up app that encourages punctuality through a monetary incentive. He has been working tirelessly to grow this company, while networking and forming strategic partnerships. Bound encourages punctuality by allowing one to make money when their friends are late. Victor designed and coded the front end display and backend of the app connecting it to an SQL server. He wrote the business plan and press release, which consisted of future market strategies, extensive market research, and evaluation of the competition. The company was featured on news sites, such as a published article on BostInno and in Boston Globe Magazine.   ...