Michael Alden – CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, TV Host & #1 Bestselling Author of Ask More Get More, 5% More and Blueprint to Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, And Doing the Things That Most People Won’t
Attorney Michael Alden has over fifteen years of experience in Direct Response Marketing and infomercials. He started his career in customer service while in law school and he moved onto sales and quickly became a sales manager. He was promoted to General Counsel, a position he held for over 4 years. In 2009, Michael founded Blue Vase Marketing based on the values taught in the book “The Go Getter” and under his direction, the firm has grown to be a premier Direct Response firm, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies three years in a row. In addition, he appears as the host and expert on The Alden Report, heard and seen around the globe. Michael was recognized in 2014 by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top executives in its 40 under 40 edition. Recently, he was recognized by SmartCEO magazine as one of the top 50 CEO’s in Boston. His new book is his third #1 national best selling book.
Richard L. Chilton – Founder of Chilton Investment Company, Owner of Hourglass Winery and Author of Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur
Richard Chilton is the founder of Chilton Investment Company. It is focused primarily on equities, and the firm manages some $3 billion in assets. He also co-owns an award-winning winery, Hourglass Vineyard, in Napa Valley. Richard is a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a trustee of the Classic American Homes Preservation Trust. He has been a member of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a Burgundy wine society, for thirty years. His book provides a down-to-earth guide with detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, common wine terminology, the role of the sommelier, how wine is made, and what the differences are between collectors and connoisseurs.
Sylvia Brown is the oldest child of the 11th generation of the Brown family of Rhode Island. Her ancestors founded Brown University, and she was confronted at a meeting about some of the less than desirable parts of her family history. It started a deep dive into the family history, aided by a treasure trove of 200 year old documents. Following undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a professional career in international development, from Wall Street to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Sylvia is now a director of the Social Enterprise Greenhouse. She recently launched Uplifting Journeys, offering immersive donor education in charitable donations in locations around the world.