Famous Guests

Famous Entrepreneurs and CEOs

  • Kevin Harrington – Shark Tank Judge and Founder of As Seen On TV
  • Jim Koch – Founder of Boston Beer Co (Sam Adams)
  • John Chambers – CEO of Cisco Systems
  • Kay Koplovitz – Founder of USA Network & Sci Fi Channel
  • Pehr Gyllenhammer – CEO of Volvo
  • Jeff Hoffman – Co-Founder of Priceline
  • Steve Preston – CEO of Goodwill
  • James Siminoff – Inventor and Founder of Ring Doorbell
  • Michael Houlihan – Founder of #1 Wine Brand in the U.S., Barefoot Wine
  • Ted Mathas – CEO of NY Life
  • Frank Cottle – Chairman and Founder of Alliance Virtual Offices
  • Brian Scudamore – Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
  • Beth Stiller – CEO of Massage Envy
  • Bonnie Harvey – Co-Founder of Barefoot Wines
  • Ron Fry – Founder and President of Career Press
  • Justin Sachs – Founder of Motivational Press
  • Tim Berry – Co-founder of Borland International
  • Brian Smith – Founder of UGG Australia Footwear
  • Hap Klopp – Founder and CEO of The North Face
  • Brenton Hayden – Founder of Renter’s Warehouse
  • Nihal Mehta – Investor in Uber & AirBnB
  • Jason Garner – Former CEO of Live Nation
  • Michael Dubin – CEO and Founder of DollarShaveClub.com
  • Sean Heiney – CEO of Signal Wire
  • Rahul Aggarwal – CEO/Founder of DesignHill
  • Lisa Lindahl – Inventor of the Sports Bra
  • Rich Matta – Founder of Reputation Defender
  • Phil Harvey – Founder/CEO of Adam & Eve

       

Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders

  • Brian Tracy – #1 Speaker Alive
  • Steve Mariotti – Founder of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Dr. Mae Jemison – First African American Female Astronaut
  • John David Mann – Author of “Go-Giver” with 2 Million Books Sold
  • Tom Ziglar – Son of Zig Ziglar
  • Tom Hopkins – #1 Sales Trainer in the U.S.
  • Russell Brunson – CEO of Click Funnels
  • Melinda Emerson – New York Times SMB Writer
  • Bryant McGill – Top .01% Social Media Guru
  • Simon Sinek – #1 YouTube Star with 20 Million Views
  • Brant Cooper – NYT Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur
  • Sally Hogshead – NY Times Bestselling Author and Hall of Fame Speaker
  • Don Green – Executive Director at The Napoleon Hill Foundation
  • Sree Sreenivasan – Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Steve Strauss – Senior USA TODAY Small Business Columnist
  • Susan Solovic – THE Small Business Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Lon Safko- Inventor of Siri and 30,000 of his personal records are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution!
  • Ken Blanchard – Best-Selling Author of The New One Minute Manager
  • Verne Harnish – Founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  • Jean Chatzky – Financial Editor of NBC’s TODAY show
  • Peter Economy – INC Leadership Guy
  • Sean Covey – Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Harry Brelsford – Founder of SMB Nation

       

Government Officials

  • Honorable Asot Michael – Minister of Tourism, Antigua
  • Jim Rosebush – Ronald Reagan White House Chief of Staff
  • David Paterson – Governor of New York
  • Daniel Gallagher – Former SEC Commissioner
  • Douglas Kramer – Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator
  • Karen Kerrigan – President of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  • Brian Castro – Small Business Administration (SBA) National Ombudsman
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Indian Minister of Food Processing Industries
  • Herman Portocarero – EU Ambassador to Cuba

       

Famous TV, Movie Stars and Authors

  • Scott Turow – 30 Million Books Sold
  • Bill Klein – TV Star on TLC’s Little Couple
  • Columbus Short – “Scandal” TV Show Star
  • Glenn Zipper – Oscar Winner
  • Bill Schneider – CNN Chief Political Analyst
  • Ken LaCorte – VP of Fox News
  • James Murray – Star of Impractical Jokers

       

Corporate Guests

  • SunTrust – Brian Ford – Financial Well-Being Executive at onUp
  • LegalShield – James Rosseau – President
  • Accenture – Michael Biltz – Managing Director of Technology Labs
           – Jessica Long – Managing Director
           – Jefferson Wang – Global 5G Offering Co-Lead and Managing Director
           – Kathryn Ross – Open Innovation Global Lead and Black Founders Development Program Lead
           – Paul Daugherty – Group Chief Executive
  • Pixar – Lawrence Levy – CFO
  • Bank of America – Elizabeth Romero – SVP, Small Business Executive
           – Robb Hilson – Small Business Executive
           – Sharon Miller – Head of Small Business Banking
           – Chris Wong – Consumer Savings Executive
           – John Gomez – SVP – Small Business Region Executive
           – April Schneider – Head of Consumer and SB Product
           – Holly O’Neil – Chief Client Care Executive
           – Jason Gaughan – Consumer Card Product Executive
           – John Jordan – Managing Director, Head at The Academy
  • Ford Motor Company – Sheryl Connelly – Manager of Global Consumer Trends
  • Fifth Third Bank – Melissa Register – Senior Wealth Planner
           – Kala Gibson – Senior Vice President & Head of Business Banking
           – Jada Grandy – Senior Vice President of Community & Economic Dev.
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate  – Charlie Young – CEO
  • UPS International – Ron Wallace – Retired President
  • Cox Communications – Stephen Rowley – Senior Vice President
  • IBM – Joel Mangan – Executive Director of the P-TECH Network
           – Kendra De Keyrel – Director, Offering Management at IBM Internet of Things
           – Sheri Bachstein – Global Head of Consumer Business, The Weather Company
           – Joanne Wright – Vice President of Enterprise Operations, IBM
           – Toby Cappello – Vice President of Industry Architecture and Client Success
           – William Kassler – Deputy Health Officer and Lead Population Health Officer at IBM Watson Health
           – Noah Syken – Vice President of Global Sponsorships and Client Executive Programs
           – Stephanie Snow – VP of Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning
           – Charles Henderson – Global Managing Partner and Head of IBM X-Force Red
           – Lydia Campbell – Chief Medical Officer for IBM’s Global Corporate Health
           – Jason Kelley – General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services
           – Seth Dobrin – Global Chief AI Officer
           – Nick Rossman – Global Threat Intelligence Lead, IBM Security X-Force
  • Intel – Steve Brown – Intel Futurist
  • PwC – Mike Gould – Initial Public Offerings (IPO) Leader
  • Edward Jones – Vanessa Okwuraiwe – Principal
           – Dr. Nela Richardson – Principal, Investment Strategist
           – Tim Burke – Principal in Tailored Solutions
  • AT&T  – Jacob Saperstein – Director of Innovation Policy and Social Investment
  • American Express OPEN – Rod Kurtz – Editor at Large
  • Ernst & Young – Bryan Pearce – Global Leader of the Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Wells Fargo Bank – Sean Mabey, Senior Vice President for Small Business Banking
  • Kia – James Bell – Director of Corporate Communications and Social Media
  • Motorola – Sharon Hong – Vice President of Enterprise Technology
  • Career Builder – Michelle Armer – Chief People Officer
           – Leigh-Margaret Stull – Chief Product Officer
  • Ancestry.com – Dr. Ron Park – Executive Vice President of Health and DNA
  • Facebook – Sarah Schiff – Product Manager with Business Integrity
           – Kang-Xing Jin “KX” – Head of Health