23 Dec December 23, 2020 – Sales Guru Tom Bloomer, Whitney Bond Cox Connected Cooking, Sharon Miller Head of Small Business at Bank of America and IBM Blockchain Vaccine Protection w Jason Kelley
Tom Bloomer – Founder and CEO at Bloomer Associates
Life is sales! Everyone is selling everyday.
Thomas Bloomer, Founder and CEO of Bloomer Associates, is a Proven Sales Leader with over 30 years of experience. Starting as an entry-level Sales Executive, Tom worked his way up to building a team that resulted in him becoming the Regional VP of Sales responsible for over $40M annually in local Ad revenues. Throughout his 15 years as VP of Sales, Tom worked for three of the leading direct-mail advertising companies in the country: Clipper Magazine, Gannett Media, and Valassis. Tom has led hundreds of successful people over the years who have all contributed to his reputation as a tremendous coach and leader. Tom recently launched a podcast and a weekly series of free virtual sales roundtables called OK Boomer, Teach Me Sales, filled with storytelling, tips and best practices that aims to help the audience navigate their career in sales.
Whitney Bond – Food and Lifestyle Expert and Cox Connected Cooking Guru
You may not be able to cook together this Christmas, but you
can cook together virtually! Our family is virtual cookie decorating.
Food and Lifestyle Expert Whitney Bond shares ways to optimize your time in order to connect with loved ones over the holidays in new and creative ways. Whitney is a food and lifestyle blog featuring quick and easy recipes with fresh ingredients. Published cookbook author and on camera host Whitney began posting her recipes online in 2011. Since then, she’s shared over 1,100 original recipes on her self-titled blog, WhitneyBond.com. In addition to blogging, Whitney has been featured on satellite media tours and news segments where she shares her recipes, cooking tips and favorite kitchen products. Whitney’s recipes can be found all over the web on sites like Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Yahoo! and Huffington Post.
Sharon Miller – Head of Small Business at Bank of America
More than 4 in 5 small businesses remained open in some
capacity during the pandemic.
According to the 2020 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, a study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of more than 1,000 small business owners across the country, entrepreneurs remain resilient and flexible as they navigate an evolving business landscape brought on by the health crisis. Sharon Miller will reveal the study highlights. She is the head of Small Business at Bank of America and is a member of the company’s Management Operating Committee. Her team is responsible for providing more than 12 million+ business owner clients a full range of financial products and services through Bank of America’s network of approximately 4,300+ financial centers, 16,600 ATMs, and an award-winning digital banking platform.
Jason Kelley – General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services
Going from vaccine from vaccination is a very arduous journey.
IBM blockchain and supply chain technology will be used to aid in the distribution of the vaccine providing a new approach that is unparalleled in its scale, adaptiveness, and security. Jason Kelley leads IBM Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and consortia to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies and reinvented business process. His teams provide the thought leadership and consultive capabilities needed to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions. Mr. Kelley has been a successful entrepreneur, as well as a business unit creator for IBM having led IBM Global Business Services Solutions, Design & Innovation, and helping clients transform to differentiate and lead in the market through digital reinvention with the application of Agile, DevOps and innovative technology. His teams bring endless energy, creativity, and outcomes for IBM clients around the world, delivering unique business capability with the marriage of analytics, automation/robotics, Watson, and cloud technologies. A holder of 4 U.S. Patents Jason is also a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger veteran, serves on a number of boards, is Co-Chair of the Nation Security Innovation Council, and leads the community of black employees & mentors (BEAM) globally for the IBM Services organization.