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How to Craft a Compensation Scheme that Attracts and Motivates the Right People For Your Company With Verne Harnish, Owner Scaling Up
Verne Harnish is the Founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), an establishment with over 16,000 members worldwide. Verne has been chairing EO’s premiere CEO program held at MIT for 15 years and counting.
He’s also the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners in six continents. Verne has spent the past four decades helping companies scale.
He is the author of multiple books, including the best-seller, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, Scaling Up, and his latest book, Scaling Up Compensation: 5 Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense Into a Strategic Advantage.
Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.
Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.
In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and runs his chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
John has been the Host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.
John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.
Ronald (Ron) Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Diamond Wealth, a boutique financial services firm catering to 100 single-family offices’ unique needs ranging in size from $250 million to $30 billion.
At Diamond Wealth, Ron helps single-family offices navigate the entire spectrum of investments, including advice on investments in private equity, real estate, and venture capital. They have investment banking, private investment, environmental and social governance, and philanthropy divisions.
Ron is also the Chair of TIGER 21 in Chicago. TIGER 21 is the premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth individuals.
Ed O’Keefe is the Co-founder of Consulting For Equity, where he teaches Roland Frasier’s CFE™ method that generated 20,000 new customers through a 5 Day Challenge. Ed is also the Author of the book Time Collapsing! The New Art of Speed, Money, Power, and Meaning. He has used his time collapsing methods to leap to the top of industries. He has started multiple companies from scratch and built them up to seven and even eight figures.
In the dentistry field, Ed sold over $50,000,000 in marketing systems and seminars. He started Marine Essentials and has sold over $60,000,000 in health supplements. On top of having seven kids and running his businesses, Ed is a graduate of Kokoro 40, the 51-hour mini hell week challenge created by Commander Mark Divine.
[Top Agency Series] Expanding Your Brand Impact Through Social With Duncan Alney of Firebelly Marketing
Duncan Alney is the Founder and CEO of Firebelly Marketing, an award-winning Social Media Marketing firm that increases brand likability through social media marketing. Duncan has worked in marketing for 25 years and brings his expertise in engaging with clients and rebuilding brands to each project. He has worked with Netflix, Fiji Water, and so many more brands.
Duncan is also the Host of the Firebelly Social Show, a podcast that features top entrepreneurs in the food and beverage space on a mission to make the world better.
The Barefoot Wine Story: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand With Michael Houlihan, Founder of Barefoot Wines
Michael Houlihan is a highly sought-after business strategist, keynote speaker, consultant, and corporate trainer. He is the Founder of the iconic Barefoot Wine brand, which eventually was acquired by E & J Gallo.
After selling the company, Michael and his partner Bonnie Harvey co-authored The New York Times best-selling business book, The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. His latest venture is Business Audio Theater, which performs founder stories in audiobook format to improve employee acquisition, engagement, and tenure.
Joe Valley is a serial entrepreneur, M&A Advisor, podcaster, and Partner at Quiet Light, one of the top online business brokerage-advisory firms in the world. He is the author of The EXITPreneur’s Playbook: How to Sell Your Online Business for Top Dollar by Reverse Engineering Your Pathway to Success and host of the Quiet Light Podcast.
As a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional and a frequent guest expert in mastermind groups, AMAs, podcasts, and speaker events for entrepreneurs worldwide, Joe has mentored thousands of entrepreneurs who want to manage their own exit.
[Top Women Leaders & Chicago Business Series] How Brands Connect to Their Biggest Advocates to Amplify Their Message With Peggy O’Flaherty of Mavely
Peggy O’Flaherty is the Chief Community Officer and Co-founder of Mavely along with Sean O’Brien and Evan Wray. Mavely is a company solving the issue of rising customer acquisition costs for direct-to-consumer brands while driving consumer product discovery and additional income for everyday families.
Mavely helps build growth opportunities for millions of retailers and entrepreneurs by fostering a relationship between brands and their advocates. They have a community of over 25,000 creators and entrepreneurs and service over 200 brands. Before Mavely, Peggy co-founded OneParish, an app designed to foster engagement within church communities.
Marty McDonald is the Co-founder and CEO of Bad Rhino, a full-service social media marketing agency based in Pennsylvania. The company services and specializes in e-commerce, community management, online branding, content creation, and more. Their clients include craft beer, golf, staffing and recruiting, and hospitality companies, among clients in many other industries. Marty has used social media strategies to actively recruit and build an online marketing business for over 18 years.
Marty also wrote the book Great Beer is Not Enough and hosts a podcast, Taps and Tees. At Bad Rhino, Marty has worked with the PGA of America, Laser Putt, indoor golf simulator companies, and he runs Golf Fanatics and Golf Cheapskate.
[Top Agency Series] How to Secure 20 Million Dollars in Sponsorship Deals And Negotiate the Naming Rights for a Stadium With Vicki Higgins
Vicki Higgins is a sponsorship and brand partnership expert. She is the Founder and CEO of the CXP Agency and host of the Sponsorship Mastery podcast. She negotiated the 2019 naming rights for Toyota Arena and landed over $20 million in sponsorship deals since 2018 with brands like Toyota, Coca-Cola, American Express, Lucas Oil, and more.
Before starting CXP Agency, Vicki worked with a major NBA sports franchise and an international airline. She was an executive with a few of the most prestigious tourist destinations in the US.