February 19, 2021 – Guest Host Ulistic’s Stuart Crawford – Certainty App Dan Nicholson, Famous Plastic Surgeon & Author Dr. Munish Batra and IBM’s Karl Haller

February 19, 2021 – Guest Host Ulistic’s Stuart Crawford – Certainty App Dan Nicholson, Famous Plastic Surgeon & Author Dr. Munish Batra and IBM’s Karl Haller


 
 

Welcome Guest Host Stuart Crawford – CEO and Creative Director of Ulistic – Digital Marketing and SEO Expert

Stuart Crawford

Stuart Crawford

Stuart Crawford is the Founder of Ulistic, a MSP digital marketing agency. Though based in Florida, Ulistic increases awareness and facilitates client acquisition through expert SEO management, digital marketing for managed IT service providers worldwide. Stuart aids companies in their quest for lead generation, PPC, effective email and digital marketing strategies, and comprehensive SEO management across multiple platforms. 

 
 

Dan Nicholson – CEO of Nth Degree CPAs and Creator of Certainty App 

People know intuitively that investors and big corporations are
paying comparatively little in terms of tax rates. What they don’t
know is that if they change their behavior, they could access
those same benefits. 

Dan P. Nicholson

Dan founded Nth Degree CPAs in Seattle in 2008 with the objective of building a successful practice by helping small business owners cultivate good accounting and tax practices to achieve their financial goals. A Northwest native, Dan grew up in Renton and attended Seattle University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with emphases in both Accounting and E-Commerce Information Systems. Upon graduation, Dan was selected out of a pool of nominees from the nation’s top 50 accounting programs for an exclusive fellowship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). As a member of the GASB team, he was responsible for managing all technical inquiries and assisted what has become Statement No. 53, “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments.” (For those who don’t speak CPA, accountants consider setting a national standard to be a big deal). Since then, Dan has worked in finance and accounting roles at Clark Nuber, UPS, WaMu, as well as Deloitte and Touche’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practices where he was primarily responsible for auditing both the financial statements and IT internal controls around the Treasury cycle at Microsoft. Outside of work, Dan is actively involved the Seattle University community including previously serving as the President of the Alumni Board of Governors. He bikes and runs frequently and has completed three Half-Ironman triathlon races (one to see if he could do it, and two to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). Dan is an avid fan of both the Seahawks and Seattle University Basketball (he’d be an avid fan of the Sonics too if they were still in town.

 
 

Dr. Munish Batra – CEO of Coastal Plastic Surgeons and Author of Animal

Is homicide justified to protect the innocent? We are showing
that as human beings we must have better humanity towards
other species on the planet. 

Dr. Munish Batra

Recognized for his humble bedside manner, humanitarian efforts, honesty and excellent technical skills, Dr. Batra has built a highly-prestigious and world renown cosmetic surgery practice in San Diego, California. He has gained national acclaim for his work in aesthetics conducting facial surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, and body sculpting. He has been honored as a Black Diamond Account holder for Allergan based on his volume of breast augmentations. Dr. Batra is known around the world for his charitable work and constantly makes it a practice, giving back to those in need through the DOCS Charity and his yearly trips to India. Dr. Batra also went to India after the Tsunami and to Nepal after the recent earthquake to offer his services. Dr. Batra belongs to the American Society of Indian Plastic Surgeons and has over 20 years of surgical experience, highly regarded for taking on the most complex and unique surgical cases. In 2004, Dr. Batra trademarked the GBRX procedure in the US, known as a hallmark of reconstructive surgery for gastric bypass patients. Patients come to Dr. Batra and Coastal Plastic Surgeons for the quality of care and successful results each patient receives, with referrals coming in from physicians all over the country. Dr. Batra is also a member of Coastal Medical Group. Relying on expertise of surgeons from diverse sub-specialties, Coastal Medical Group helps patients requiring treatment of traumatic injuries. Dr. Munish Batra is a distinguished surgeon who has been featured in People, The Los Angeles Times, and on The Oprah Winfrey Showfor his philanthropic work. He was galvanized to write Animal by the animal abuse atrocities he witnessed while volunteering his medical services around the world.

 
 

Karl Haller – Global Lead IBM Consumer Center of Competency

Karl Haller

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives, and one area that has been heavily discussed is the impact on retail. From disrupted supply chains causing empty store shelves, to an influx of consumer purchases online the changes in how consumers shop and what goods they are shopping for, has dramatically shifted. Karl Haller leads IBM’s Consumer Industry Center of Competency, where he works with retailers and consumer goods companies worldwide to digitally reinvent their businesses and operationalize the use of advanced capabilities across their enterprise. Karl has over 25 years of experience in retail, fashion, and consumer goods, and has served in executive positions in Strategy, Customer Engagement, and Marketing at Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, The Limited, and Doner Advertising.  Karl began his career in the strategy consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.