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Khalid Saleh is the CEO of Invesp, one of the first conversion rate optimization (CRO) agencies in North America. They work with large companies like eBay, 3M, Target, and Special Olympics as well as smaller startups. Before co-founding Invesp, Khalid was an e-commerce software architect. He built his career devising e-commerce and optimization solutions for companies like American Express, Motorola, and Citrix.
[Top Agency Series] How to Get Traction Through Cold Emailing With Robert Dodd and Joe Solano of XL Technologies LLC
Robert Dodd and Joe Solano are co-founders of XL Technologies, a digital agency with over 20 years of experience helping US-based real estate brokers grow and scale their brokerages. As CEO, Robert works with real estate agents and brokers to execute sophisticated omnichannel advertising and recruiting campaigns. On the other hand, Joe is the COO and oversees all of XL Technologies’ research, development, and engineering groups.
Robert and Joe created proprietary software for brokerages called eCampaign Pro, a system that helps build targeted agent-to-agent email marketing lists.
From being expelled from school to $30M in revenue, Orrin Klopper has become a recognized and successful entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and the CEO of Netsurit, a Managed IT and Security Services company founded 24 years ago during the lead-up to Y2K. Since then, he’s grown the company to 100 people and over $30 million in revenue through acquisitions and organic growth.
Orrin is also a founding member of EO South Africa and a member of YPO.
Farzad Rashidi is a Co-founder of Respona, a link-building outreach platform that helps businesses increase organic traffic from Google. He previously ran the marketing efforts at Visme as Director of Marketing, where he helped the company gain over 16 million active users and 3 million monthly organic traffic. He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Jim Huffman is the CEO of GrowthHit, a growth marketing consultancy specializing in running customer-centric growth experiments. He is also the Co-founder of One Day Design, Handsome Chaos, and is the Host of the podcast If I Was Starting Today.
Jim is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Growth Marketers Playbook using his experience from growing two startups to over $10M in sales. In addition to these accomplishments, he has led workshops at Fortune 500 brands, including FedEx, Oreo, and Intuit.Jim is a Startup Mentor at Techstars.
How to Build Your Brand and Authority in a Competitive Space With Howard Ankin, Owner of Ankin Law Office LLC
Howard Ankin is the Owner of Ankin Law Office LLC, founded in 1997 alongside his father and partner, Paul Ankin. The firm has extensive experience helping people with personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, Social Security, disability, and criminal litigation.
They’ve represented over 25,000 clients and had hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts. Howard is a proven leader in the courtroom and the community.
Kasim Aslam is the Founder and CEO of Solutions 8, a top-ranked Google Ads agency. He’s a Traffic Coach for DigitalMarketer’s elite coaching program and was selected to help create DigitalMarketer’s paid traffic certification. He is a contributor at the Driven Mastermind and is a Co-host of Perpetual Traffic, one of the most respected marketing podcasts.
Bobby Achettu is the Founder and CEO of Accelerated Growth, an accounting, finance, and technology consulting firm based in Chicago. He has grown the organization to 130 team members, leading them to four consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000 list and partnerships with companies between $3 million and $300 million.
Bobby is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s (EO) Chicago chapter. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches the evolution of modern business.
Tim Westbrook is the Founder and CEO of Camelback Recovery, a mental health clinic and addiction treatment center in Phoenix, Arizona. Tim had struggled with a substance addiction that eventually affected every area of his life.
Through his journey out of addiction and into recovery, Tim brings strength and hope to those who want lifelong sobriety. He is also the Host of the I Love Being Sober podcast where he goes into detail on recovery and addiction treatment.
[Top Chicago Business Series] Growing Through Data And Analytics With David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8
David Fussichen is the CEO of Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting company that empowers executives with the information they need to make good decisions fast. He founded the American arm of the company in 2005 and has since been focused on building it domestically and internationally.
Before Analytics8, David had worked as a Practice Manager at Business Objects and a consultant at MicroStrategy. When he is not working, he spends his weekends building something or doing an activity with my family.