March 21, 2018 – Greenleaf Book Group Tanya Hall, Real Estate David Rosen, Employee Retention Roy Barker

Tanya Hall – CEO of Greenleaf Book Group


Tanya Hall

Tanya Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenleaf Book Group. As the CEO, she drives Greenleaf’s growth efforts and fosters a culture built around serving authors. Prior to her current role, Tanya worked directly with Greenleaf’s authors to develop publishing strategies including multiple New York Times bestsellers, spread-headed growth strategies including Greenleaf’s ebook program and the River Grove digital-first imprint, and built Greenleaf’s distribution organization, working directly with retailers and wholesalers to develop one of the fastest growing distribution businesses in the industry. Before joining the publishing industry, Tanya worked in digital media and as a television producer for Extra! and E! Cable Networks.
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David Rosen – Associate Broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate


David Rosen

David Rosen is an Associate Broker and Douglas Elliman Real Estate. David’s team was recognized as one of the Top 5 Teams in TriBeca in 2017 and among the Top 20 Teams in Douglas Elliman multiple times. David’s team made over 1,000 sales and $900M in lifetime sales. David is committed to ensuring your success. With 14 years of highly focused experience in home sales, attention to detail is a priority. That includes assembling the team to prepare and stage a property, and it also means being tuned-in to the emotional experience a client is going through during an important transaction. As a part of Elliman’s Rubin Team from 2011 – 2015, David contributed his part in being one of the Top Three Teams by overall transactions, top 10 in commissioned income, and part of the Top 100 Teams in the Nation according to the Wall Street Journal. He has been part of more than 300 closed transactions throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. His clients include executives & employees of many national and global corporations with a local presence in New York City, and he is proud to provide an excellent level of service.
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Roy Barker – Business Advisory Service Specializing in Senior Living Operation and Employee Retention


Roy Barker

Roy Barker has spent his career working with businesses of all types to improve their sales and marketing strategies. He believes that any company can improve their financial position through expense management, managing, employee turnover, and operational efficiencies. His Texas based organization specializes in operation analysis, marketing development, and investment advisory services. His other areas of expertise include processed-based efficiency, employee turnover analysis, and employee retention strategies. Roy has some great information to share about how to recruit, retain, and ensure that the employees a business hires are providing quality to customers. He  provides some actionable advice that will benefit businesses of all sizes and types. Roy is also a former rodeo bull rider!
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March 19, 2018 – Iconic Advantage Soon Yu and Movie Maker Craig Zahler

Soon Yu – Author of Iconic Advantage®: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old


Soon Yu

Soon Yu is an international speaker and author on innovation and design. He most recently served as the Global VP of Innovation and Officer at VF Corporation, parent organization to over thirty global apparel companies, including The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Nautica, and Wrangler. Soon has been a founder and CEO for numerous venture-backed startups and was recognized as a Northern California finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Prior to this, he worked at Bain and Company, The Clorox Company, and Chiquita Brands, where he won company-wide awards for best advertising, best promotion, and best new product, and gained industry recognition from the Webby Award, Favorite Website Award, and Dope Award.
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Craig Zahler – Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Novelist and Musician


Craig Zahler

Craig Zahler is an award-winning screenwriter, director, novelist, cinematographer, and musician. He wrote, directed and co-composed the score for the 2015 film Bone Tomahawk, an Independent Spirit Award-nominated picture. Craig’s second feature film as writer, director, and co-composer was Brawl in Cell Block 99, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to critical acclaim from screenings at Toronto, Fantastic Fest, and many more festivals. His debut noir western novel, A Congregation of Jackals, was nominated for The Spur Award by the Western Writers of America and The Peacekeeper by the Western Fictioneers. Corpus Chrome, Inc., A Congregation of Jackals and Mean Business on North Ganson Street all received starred reviews for excellence in Booklist. Deadline and Variety recently reported that film rights for HUG CHICKENPENNY have already been snapped up by The Jim Henson Company (Dark Crystal, Labyrinth), which is coming on board to produce Zahler’s movie adaptation. The designers at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will work closely with Zahler to create and build the animatronic puppet versions of the titular character “Hug.”
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March 16, 2018 – Finding Fake News Mark Galvin, Entrepreneur Divorce Sally Boyle and Content Content Liz Theresa

Mark Galvin – CEO, Founder of ePresence, ePublicist, Profile Writer, LinkedIn SEO, Consultant, Speaker, Travel Consultant


Mark Galvin

Mark Galvin is a CEO and Founder of ePresence, LLC. He is a personal social media expert with 30 years of business management and hotel industry experience. Mark specializes in blending technology, marketing, networking and social branding. Over the course of his hospitality career, he focused on developing leaders, sales people, and strategic visions. Mark is frequently called on as a commentator on key issues. He serves as the social media expert for WSB’s “Lenz on Business” radio show and has also been a guest on numerous podcasts. He hosts “How’s Your ePresence?” on BusinessRadioX where he offers thoughts on trending topics in social media. Mark also speaks extensively on the role of social media in today’s political environment. He is committed to keeping the internet safe for younger users and speaks to the parent regarding social media use among teens.
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Sally Boyle – Principal Adviser of SJ Boyle Wealth Planning, LLC and Author of Deconstructing Divorce: Taking the Mystery out of Divorce and Its Impact on Your Family, Finances, and Future


Sally Boyle

Sally Boyle is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who has provided financial planning and business advice for over 30 years. She is Principal of SJ Boyle Wealth Planning LLC in Hanover, New Hampshire. Sally had her own difficult and unexpected divorce, and she committed her life’s work to helping others in similar situations. SJ Boyle Wealth Planning, LLC work as a personal financial advisor to families and helps them coordinate every aspect of their financial affairs including their educational, investment, retirement, and estate planning. As a Registered Investment Advisor, they work in a fiduciary capacity serving their clients’ best interests first.
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Liz Theresa – Online Business Expert, Web Designer, and Host of the Liz on Biz with Liz Theresa Podcast


Liz Theresa

Liz Theresa is an Online Business Expert. She is a lover of entrepreneurs. Liz’s mission is to make her clients proud of their businesses. Liz takes them from “Concept” to “Creation.” She is the founder of Concept to Creation, her flagship program in which she blends her role as both a strategist and designer or developer for her clients. The end goal of the Concept and Creation program is to help her clients bring their ideas to life online in the form of a website. Liz was recently a featured woman business owner in WE USA and has also been credited in Business News Daily and CEO Blog Nation. She published an article, “How to get Divorced and not want to Die,” in Elephant Journal.
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March 14, 2018 – ex-NFL Rennie Curran, HelloZag Satya Kothimangalam and Bad Managers Dr. Samuel Culbert

Rennie Curran – Speaker, Certified Personal Development Coach, Brand Ambassador, Board Member, Former Pro Athelete, and Author of What Does It Take To Be A Star?


Rennie Curran

Rennie Curran is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker. As a speaker, he delivers workshops and keynote presentations on personal development topics such as leadership, peak performance, personal branding, and overcoming adversity. Rennie is also a CEO of GameChanger Coaching and a Certified Personal Development Coach. He helps athletes and business professionals reach their fullest potential by delivering workshops and private coaching. Rennie recently published his first children’s book entitled “What Does It Take To Be A Star?” This book teaches about the importance of having a growth mindset, leadership, and character development. Rennie was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, spent some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, and joined the Edmonton Eskimos in 2013, racking up a whopping 70 tackles in the 2013 season. Rennie is both an athletic powerhouse and a determined individual whose prosperity continues to invigorate countless audiences. His drive both on and off the field is a testament to his continuous passion for life.
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Satya Kothimangalam – Founder, Brand Strategist and Copywriter at ZAG Studios.



Satya Kothimangalam is the Founder of ZAG Studios. She’s a complete sparkplug (full of energy, strong-minded entrepreneur and offers a unique service called productizing your services). ZAG is a brand strategy and copy studio for service businesses who want to defy convention and make more moolah, quickly. Clients work with ZAG on 3-hour marketing intensives, designed to help them discover and embody their inner badass and create offerings that stand out, sell out and pay handsomely. Based on the brand brief created during the intensive, ZAG helps clients craft unique messages that grab attention, open wallets and woo the hearts of customers in just 1 week. Her work has been featured in Inc, Women 2.0, Digital Marketing Summit Asia, Business Daily, Medium, and YourStory.
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Dr. Samuel Culbert – UCLA Professor and Author of Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions


Dr. Samuel Culbert

Dr. Samuel A. Culbert is an award-winning author, researcher and full-time, tenured professor, at UCLA. His laboratory is the world of work where he puts conventional managerial assumptions under a microscope to uncover and replace dysfunctional practices. Dr. Samuel has developed a blunt yet sensitive way of framing situations that allows for all parties to engage in open, non-judgemental discussions. He believes you must lay bare ALL the forces that drive people’s opinions and actions, including subjective, self-interested and political biases. Dr. Culbert has spent a career perfecting the skills and style that illicit such straight-talk. He is a winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management-related books. His clients include diverse representation to the private and public sectors: small companies and members of Fortunes 500, international and U.S. governmental agencies, privately funded and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Culbert has been around and gets what’s happening. His unconventional views have received a good deal of press, both in the U.S. and overseas.
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March 12, 2018 – Newchip Ryan Ràfols, To The Market Jane Mosbacher Morris, New Senior Man Dr. Thelma Reese

Ryan Ràfols – Founder & CEO at Newchip

Ryan Ràfols

Ryan Ràfols

Ryan Ràfols is the founder and CEO of Newchip, a FinTech marketplace that is reinventing the global investment landscape. They bring new investment opportunities in emerging startups, real estate projects, and Pre-IPO companies to everyday Americans starting as low as $100. Utilizing machine learning, they cut through the noise to connect their users to investment opportunities based on their interest and preferences. In his early age he joined the U.S. Army where he served as soldier and missile defense engineer. Ryan has been honored and recognized by non-profits, Congressmen, Senators, and U.S. Presidents. After he left the service, Ryan switched gears to pursue his interest in serving again in the civilian sector. He lobbied for disabled veterans programs at the capital as well as was appointed to serve in a number of Austin Government roles to includes City Commissioner, Director of the University of Texas City Relations Agency, member of the Board of Directions for University Area Business Partners, and a member of the Mayor’s Task Force. He developed the concept and built the team that would become Campus Watch, a safety app for colleges and universities that uses emerging technology to drastically reduce the response time by campus and city police departments after the tragedy occurred on the UT Campus. Newchip was born out of the passion for investment finance and waiting to help entrepreneurs raise funding. Newchip promotes positive community and social entrepreneurship and has a goal to re-invest 10% of its profits back into entrepreneurs in the developing world. Newchip was ranked in the Top 50 out of 1000 startups from 67 countries, currently has 35% market share and tracking for 75% by end of quarter, and ranked #1 for Startup Investing in the App Store.
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Jane Mosbacher Morris – Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET


Jane Mosbacher Morris

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a socially-inspired business connecting ethical producers around the world with consumers and businesses seeking to make a social impact. TO THE MARKET works with large corporations such as Macy’s, Levi’s, Capital One, UBS, Experian, General Mills, and many more. She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institutes anti-human trafficking program. She currently serves on the Institute of Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, Jane worked in the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. She has traveled, written, and spoken broadly on issues ranging from business and social impact to peace and security. Her written work has been published on platforms ranging from the National Defense University to Jane is the author of the forthcoming Penguin RandomHouse book, “Buy the Change You Want to See: Harnessing Your Purchasing Power for Good.”
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Dr. Thelma Reese – Founder of and Author of The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities


Dr. Thelma Reese

Thelma Reese, Ed. D., retired professor of English and of Education, created the Advisory Council for Hooked on Phonics and was its spokesperson in the ’90’s. In that role, and as director of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for the City of Philadelphia, she appeared frequently on television and hosted a cable show in Philadelphia. She was a founder of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, chaired the Board of Children’s Literacy Initiative, and organized the World Symposium on Family Literacy at UNESCO in Paris in 1994. She is co-author of “The New SeniorWoman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life” (Rowman & Littlefield). Together with her co-author, she created the blog, which continues to publish the thoughts and opinions of older women and other interested readers. Their published essays may be found on Thelma appears monthly on Rick Toquigny’s blogcast, Life Lessons Radio.
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March 9, 2018 – Real Estate Scaler Tarek Morshed, Girl STEM Dr. Cristal Glangchai and Greatness Coached John M. Hawkins

Tarek Morshed – Austin Platinum 50 Realtor, Entrepreneur, Luxury Specialist and Market Trends Expert


Tarek Morshed

Tarek Morshed is an Austin Platinum Top 50 Realtor and purpose-driven entrepreneur. One of Sotheby’s market leaders, Tarek represents clients buying and selling premiere residential real estate in Central Texas. He works by referral only, and operates as a strategic advisor to his clients, delivering proprietary market analysis and forecasting. His primary market consists of business and community leaders, influencers, high-income earners, and entrepreneurs. Most of his new clients are referred to him by existing clients, who all experience the greatest benefit from his varied skill sets in real estate. Through listening, he learns. And by learning, Tarek was able to craft a strategy around their unique needs and mindset. He wants clients to feel confident in the “real estate aspects” of their lives and consider him as their secret weapon. In addition, Tarek is a partner at GroundFloor Development, which specializes and focuses on building well-conceived urban multifamily housing communities and mixed-use developments to serve and accommodate the growing demand for metropolitan living.
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Dr. Cristal Glangchai – Founder of VentureLab and Author of VentureGirls: Raising Girls to Be Tomorrow’s Leaders

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Dr. Cristal Glangchai

Dr. Cristal Glangchai is a scientist, entrepreneur, and adventurer. Her passion is igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in young girls and inspiring next-generation creative leaders and entrepreneurs. Dr. Cristal is on a mission to develop the next generation of creative leaders and entrepreneurs. Dr. Cristal founded VentureLab to provide an opportunity for kids, especially girls, to learn about the STEM fields and to apply those concepts to create new products and companies. VentureLab was such a success in connecting STEM with entrepreneurship that it has since added programs for boys to learn as well. She speaks about the importance of getting children involved in the STEM at the young age and how science technology education helps to shape an entrepreneurial mindset in kids.
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John M. Hawkins – Leader, Technologist, Coach and Author of Coached to Greatness: Unlock Your Full Potential with Limitless Growth

John M. Hawkins

John M. Hawkins

John M. Hawkins is an author, coach, and leader. He is the author of three books: “Coached to Greatness,” “Building a Strategic Plan for Your Life” and “Business and Affinity.” He is currently a Sr. Director at SAP SuccessFactors. John has helped companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, leverage technology in their business. John is a glass-half-full type who is passionate about writing, helping others and giving back to the community. Before SuccessFactors, John was a Vice President of Marketing and Communications for an ‘Edge’ computing company. Before that, he had roles leading services, enablement, training, and technology leadership. John has over 20+ years consulting to fortune 25-500+ companies.
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March 7, 2018 – HGTV House Hunters’ Melissa Miller, BochyBall Dr. Kevin Freiberg and FICO Credit Ethan Dornhelm

Melissa Miller – CEO of The Melissa Miller Group – Director of Sports and Entertainment Relocation Division

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller is a Realtor, Entrepreneur, and CEO of the Melissa Miller Group at RE/MAX Premier Associates. An award winning expert, Melissa has been a real estate professional in the South Florida market for almost two decades. As the leader of The Melissa Miller Group at RE/MAX Premier Associates, Melissa specializes in real estate owned, corporate, professional athlete/celebrity relocations, and luxury home sales. As a contributing author of What to Know before Buying or Selling A Home Fort Lauderdale Edition, Melissa has also been featured in two episodes of House Hunters, HGTVs top-rated television show, as well as an episode of House Hunters: Where Are They Now? and DIYs Miami Flip. Additionally, she has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites including the Sun Sentinel, Lifestyle Magazine, InWeston Magazine, and many more. As the local representative for Sportstar Relocation in the Southeast Florida Area, the group has successfully assisted NBA and NFL players, as well as management with concierge relocation assistance. Her goal is to assist her clients in their quest to achieve their real estate dreams with service, trust, and integrity.
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Dr. Kevin Freiberg – Speaker, Activist and Author of Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life


Kevin Freiberg

Dr. Kevin Freiberg is an international bestselling author. His award-winning books introduce you to revolutionary leaders who have disrupted their industries. His newest book, Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life, shows how the San Francisco Giants rose from the brink of disaster to become a $2 billion enterprise and one of the most successful, enduring sports franchises in the world. Bochy Ball! is a playbook for coaches, athletes, sports fanatics and business leaders who to create conditions for team chemistry; resilience, accountability, and champion’s mindset. Dr. Kevin has worked for over 2000 companies in 60 industries around the world, including, Intel, AT&T, Sprint, Southwest Airlines and more. Dr. Kevin was named one of the Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership by Leadership Excellence Magazine, he has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning news for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation. He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His article and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, India’s Economic Times, India’s Business Standard, India’s Financial Times and Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai. Dr. Kevin has done multiple news appearances, live radio, podcasts, and most recently he was a featured guest on ESPN’s BisTalk live radio discussing Bochy Ball.
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Ethan Dornhelm – Vice President, Scores and Predictive Analytics at FICO


Ethan Dornhelm

Ethan Dornhelm is an analytical, innovative professional with unique expertise in North American credit bureau data, deep knowledge of consumer credit industry and 17 years proven success developing and enhancing industry-standard risk management tools for the financial services industry. Ethan leads the research and analytic development of FICO® Scores globally. He is responsible for maintaining the predictive power the core product line as well as research and development of new scoring products, alternative data, analytic methodologies and machine learning implementations. His diverse and high-performance team launched the newest FICO® Score 9, FICO® Score XD, FICO® Safe Driving Score, the fifth generation score at TransUnion South Africa, and the first credit-bureau collections and application fraud scores in Turkey as well as developing the analytic features available to millions of consumers via FICO’s B2C solutions —  and FICO® Score Open Access.
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March 5, 2018 – Climate Wealth Jigar Shah, Heroes Wanted Rodney Bullard and Auto IoT Stephen Perun

Jigar Shah – LinkedIn Top Voice – Co-Founder at Generate Capital Inc. and Author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy


Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah is the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, a specialty finance company that builds, owns, operates, and finances infrastructure assets involving the world’s critical resources. His team has decades of collective experience financing billions of dollars of sustainable infrastructure. Jigar is best known as the Founder of SunEdison, where he pioneered “no money down solar” and unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market, creating the largest solar services company worldwide. After SunEdison, Jigar served as the Founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit committed to supporting global entrepreneurs scale their climate solutions. Based on that experience, he authored “Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy.”
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Rodney Bullard – Vice President of Community Affairs, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Executive Director of Chick-fil-A Foundation and Author of Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out


Rodney Bullard

Rodney Bullard is a veteran, a past Congressional Legislative Liaison at the Pentagon, a former assistant U.S. attorney and a former White House Fellow who reported directly to the NASA Administrator.  Rodney is currently Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate community and philanthropic strategy, which is focused on fostering youth and furthering education. Rodney shares his struggles and heroes he’s met along the way, from learning how to read and the determined teacher who found a way to help him, a dismissive reply he received when he asked about applying to be a White House Fellow and more, all with the hope that revealing his challenges will spark courage in others. A decorated veteran, Rodney also served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps eventually working at the Pentagon as a Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
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Stephen Perun – Offering Management Lead at IBM,  Automotive and Connected Vehicles, Watson IoT and Author of  My Cognitive auto MOBILE Life: Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant


Stephen Perun

Stephen Perun is the Offering Management Lead for Automotive and Connected Vehicles for Watson IoT. Stephen provides business consulting and technical expertise in the areas of Connected Vehicle and Enterprise Mobility to launch new solutions for IBM. He coordinates strategy, business development, marketing, sales and development in support of these solutions. Stephen has 26 years experience in software solutions, 17 in wireless and emerging technologies, and 9 in manufacturing. As technology has improved most of the foundation of his projects has been the opportunities for OEMs to transform and connect with their customers in new ways. Now more than ever as the Automotive industry undergoes a new mobility transformation, the strategies are driven by customer experience over technology. He is currently on an International Assignment in Japan with a focus on global partnerships and bringing IBM’s new Cognitive technologies to clients.
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March 2, 2018 – Gender HR Jeffery Tobias Halter and HR Scalable Charlie Gray

Jeffery Tobias Halter – Gender Strategist, Speaker, Consultant and Author of WHY WOMEN – The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging MenSelling to Men, Selling to Women


Jeffery Halter

Jeffery Tobias Halter is the country’s leading male experts on advancing women and engaging men. He is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. YWomen helps organizations create Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategies, drive actionable business plans and strategies to attract, retain and advance women and address gender bias in the workplace. Jeffery is the former Director of Diversity Strategy for The Coca-Cola Company. He is the author of two books, Why Women: The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men and Selling to Men, Selling to Women. A sought-after speaker at industry forums and for corporate programs, Jeffery is a two-time TEDx speaker and has spoken at national and global women’s leadership conferences, diversity symposiums, and at Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day programs. Jeffery’s clients and best practice research include companies such as McDonald’s, Deloitte, GE, Mercedes-Benz, American Express, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Altria and dozens of other companies. Combining 30+ years in corporate America from the sales front line to the corporate headquarters and his passion for integrated leadership strategies, Jeffery connects with leaders at all levels of the organization to create sustainable change and impact the bottom line.
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Charlie Gray – Founder and President of Gray Scalable

Charlie Gray

Charlie Gray

Charlie Gray is the founder and President of Gray Scalable. Charlie led people operations for technology and media companies for more than 15 years before founding Gray Scalable in 2012. He has consulted for dozens of industry-leading companies including BuzzFeed, SoundCloud, Greenhouse, and Vimeo. Earlier in his career, he was instrumental in managing the growth of Google’s North American advertising sales business and developing the company’s People Operations framework. Charlie also served as executive vice president of human resources and operations at Patch/AOL, as well as senior vice president of human resources at green-tech pioneer RecycleBank. Gray Scalable, which provides customized recruiting and HR solutions for some of the world’s most exciting companies such as BuzzFeed, Lego, SoundCloud, and Vimeo.
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February 28, 2018 – Influencer Marketing Eric Dahan, Velocity Advantage Jack Bergstrand and Paydex Andy Davenport

Eric Dahan – CEO, Co- Founder at Open Influence


Eric Dahan

Eric Dahan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Open Influence, where he oversees the strategic direction, execution, global expansion, and overall operation of the company. With an international scope and background in business, Eric brings a rich and pragmatic understanding of market dynamics and social sciences to his role. Eric is a thought-leader in the influencer industry and is recognized as a Forbes’ 30 Under 30 (2017) and an Inc.’s 30 Under 30 (2016). Prior to co-founding Open Influence, Eric co-founded Splurge, a mobile app that combines social curation and e-commerce by aggregating online flash-sales from a variety retailer. He also served as a chief executive officer and managing partner for the company. Before Splurge, Eric got his start in digital at HauteLook, a members-only online marketplace offering flash-sales and limited-time sales events that was acquired by Nordstrom in 2011. Today, Open Influence is an international leader in influencer marketing with more than 60 full-time employees.
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Jack Bergstrand – Founder of Consequent and Brand Velocity and Author of The Velocity Advantage


Jack Bergstrand

Jack Bergstrand is the CEO and founder of Brand Velocity Inc. and Consequent, on the board of the Drucker Institute, and the leading expert on how to increase the velocity of large cross-functional initiatives. He specializes in strategic cross-functional business transformation initiatives. Prior to founding BV and Consequent, he was CIO of the Coca-Cola Company, CFO and head of manufacturing and logistics for Coca-Cola Beverages, and chief marketing officer and division manager for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England. Jack has three master’s degrees in management, education and human development, and advertising. The Velocity Advantage will help you achieve better and faster results with less effort and aggravation. This book explains how every person and the team can improve the speed and direction of important initiatives, even in the midst of chaos.
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Andy Davenport – Founder of the Regal Credit Management and Your Score: An Insider’s Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score


Andy Davenport

Andy Davenport is the founder of the largest consumer repair firm in NYC, and debunks the myth that understanding credit is too complicated for the average person to understand. Andy’s company, Regal Credit Management, has helped thousands of high profile celebrities, athletes, and everyday clients navigate the world consumer credit. Andy believes that the best way to not be taken advantage of by credit bureaus is to be armed with knowledge. He is the author of Your Score, in this book, Andy outlines the hidden rules of the credit landscape to make sure consumers know how to get square deal. He provides step-by-step instructions to finding out one’s real credit score, how to build the ideal credit profile, and how to protect oneself from predatory lenders, thoughtless mistakes, and poor decisions. Andy also explains how one can find and fix the five biggest mistakes most consumers are making with their credit, and he delves into strategies for maneuvering specific, yet common credit situations. Andy shares his top-level strategies which have made him one of the most sought-after credit gurus in the nation in Your Score.
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