01 Oct October 1, 2018 – Fitbit for Dogs Marcel Sarzen, Pitch Winner Chris Westfall and Women Biz Sentiment Sharon Miller
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Marcel Sarzen co-founded AgLogica Holdings, LLC in 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. He served as US General Manager for ITLogica where he organically built an IT Services / Analytics company. ITLogica is an Information Technology services firm with over 14 years of experience delivering comprehensive business solutions across multiple industries including Agribusiness, Health, and Utilities. Marcel comes from a Big-4 consulting background and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chris Westfall – Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, and Author of Leadership Language: Using Authentic Communication to Drive Results
Chris Westfall is a sought-after business consultant, communication coach, keynote speaker, and the author, co-author, or publisher of eight books. Chris is the author of “The NEW Elevator Pitch” and “BulletProof Branding”, and the publisher of five additional books, including “The Millennial CEO,” “Opening Your Presence,” and “Success With Less.” A sought-after speaker and consultant, he regularly speaks to Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses around the world. Advising hundreds of thousands of leaders from high-growth entrepreneurial enterprises, Shark Tank startups, and Fortune 100 companies, he has helped create multimillion-dollar revenue streams for businesses on four continents. He is the U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion and is the producer and co-host of The 118 Pitch Course with Bloomberg TV’s Jeffrey Hayzlett. Chris is a coach to authors, television correspondents, and executives, his strategies have helped raise over $30 million for student start-ups, launching over 50 businesses and creating hundreds of jobs.
Sharon Miller – Head of Small Business at Bank of America
Sharon Miller is the Head of Small Business at Bank of America. Her team is responsible for delivering business and personal financial solutions to the company’s three million small business owners and entrepreneurs. Sharon’s team of more than 2,500 associates delivers advice and guidance on cash management, business financing, home lending, investments, and retirement. Prior to this role, Miller was Central Division Executive for Financial Center Sales and Merrill Edge® at Bank of America. Miller joined Bank of America in 1996. She started her career as a Financial Advisor in Houston, Texas. She has been an active member of Bank of America’s Diversity Council, has served on Merrill Lynch’s Director Advisory Council to Management and has held numerous market leadership roles across the country. Sharon has held leadership positions in United Way, March of Dimes and Communities in Schools.