Sean Magennis is the President and COO of YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization) – a global community of chief executives dedicated to becoming Better Leaders. The YPO platform has more than 27,000 members in more than 138 countries. YPO is arguably one of the most powerful groups in the world, to qualify a member has to have at least 10 million dollars in annual sales. Sean began his career in South Africa at one of the country’s largest producers of agricultural chemicals. He also founded an Organizational Development Consulting business and Executive Search business. Currently, Seah is an advisor of two companies, Nuooly – a gig economy business for independent attorneys and Rem brothers which is a hospitality and food services business.
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Jason Swenk runs a unique consultancy helping marketing agency owners grow their agencies faster. He is the resource he wish he had when he started his agency. Jason currently hosts two podcasts: The Smart Agency Master Class Podcast sharing strategies and stories from real agency owners and SwenkToday which is a weekly show that documents how you can grow your digital agency. Early on Jason decided to quit his day job and launch a digital marketing agency that grew to a multi-million dollar operation, 100 staff, and they worked with brands from AT&T, Hitachi, and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of growth, he sold the agency in 2012.
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Jason Katzenback is the co-founder of Amazing. Jason always knew he was going to be a leader when he marched into the break room at one of his jobs at age 23 and told his fellow employees that he would be their boss within 5 years…which he did in 3 years. Jason ended up quitting his job after realizing that being with the company was not as secure as he had thought and did $3.5 million the following year. He eventually met Matt Clark and the rest was history and Amazing.com has taught over 30,000 students how to build a successful Amazon business. Amazing has their flagship course, Amazing Selling Machine, Seller Pro their monthly membership, Amazing Accelerators for existing sellers looking to scale their business, and their annual conference Seller Con not to be missed with past speakers like Richard Branson, Sara Blakely the founder of Spanx, and many more.
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Justin Gold is the founder of Justin’s, a natural foods company that produces organic and all-natural nut butters and peanut butter cups.
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Jennifer Martin is a co-founder of Pip Snacks. She and her older brother Jeff started Pipsnacks in 2012 with $3,000 in the bank, first handing out their product in hand-stamped brown bags. Along the way, the pair received funding on an episode of Shark Tank from Barbara Corcoran. Their better-for-you popcorn brand, which comes in flavors like rosemary, truffle, and sea salt, now sells in Whole Foods, Target and more.
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Joy Thompkins and Carol Podolak are the founders of Bnutty – a gourmet peanut butter company. With 10 exciting flavors such as Irresistible Pretzel, Blissful Blueberry, Salted Caramel and S’mores – Bnutty has a unique and exciting take on peanut butter. Starting with a honey roasted nut, this crunchy peanut butter snack has a satisfying texture and delicious flavor. All flavors are available in 2 sizes; 12 oz jars and a 2 oz individual serving. All products are gluten free.
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