[Top Agency Series] Creating and Running a Successful Digital Marketing Agency With Brandee Johnson
Brandee Johnson is the Founder and CEO of LimeLight Marketing, an e-commerce agency providing strategy, branding, web design, web development, and organic and paid media. She is an experienced marketing professional, business leader, and entrepreneur who helps brands reach their maximum potential by providing professional consultation and services in branding and digital marketing.
Before LimeLight, Brandee was a Senior Integrated Marketing Manager at the LEGO Group, responsible for the annual marketing plan and leading digital and non-digital marketing teams. She has a BBA in marketing from Pittsburg State University and an MBA from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Brandee is also a board member of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Pittsburg State University Kelce College of Business.
[Top Agency Series] Tips For Better Advertising on Amazon With Joe Shelerud
Joe Shelerud is the Co-founder and CEO of Ad Advance, a digital ad agency specializing in Amazon advertising. He has a business and engineering background and started selling on Amazon in 2014. Before Ad Advance, Joe was a Business Development Associate at Flint Hills Resources. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and worked as an engineer at Enbridge. Joe also has an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
[Israel Business Series] How Israel Startups Can Thrive Through Venture Funds With Yoav Sebba
Yoav Sebba is the Managing Director of XT Hi-Tech, the venture arm of XT Group that provides capital, advice, and support to future category leaders in Israel. Before XT Hi-Tech, he was a Partner in Yozma Venture Capital, in which XT Holdings was a founding partner. In addition, Yoav is active on the board of directors of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Sofwave, Beyeonics, Cymbio, Epitomee, NeuReality, BlueThrone, Healthy.io, and Phytech. He holds a BS in engineering and industrial management from the Technion Institute of Technology and an MBA from Haifa University.
[Top Agency Series] Building an Eight-Figure Company With Scott Empringham of Empringham Media Group
Scott Empringham is the Owner and CEO of Empringham Media Group. For more than 21 years, his passion has been helping Fortune 50 companies to break through the clutter using digital marketing and social media to drive results in areas that matter most — customer retention and acquisition. Scott’s mission is to share his digital marketing and social media expertise to drive new business, retain current customers, and conquer the competition. He is also a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).
[Top Giver Series] Tips for Effective and Efficient Financial Planning With Justin Krane
Justin Krane is the Founder and President of Krane Financial Solutions, a financial planning and investment management firm. Thanks to his background as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Justin offers actionable advice to his clients for financial planning that leads to a better life. Justin also manages investment portfolios on behalf of his clients. Before founding Krane Financial Solutions, he was a Vice President, Investments at UBS Wealth Management. He has a BA in finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
[Top Agency Series] How To Thrive Through Marketing and Technology Integration With Vikas Khorana
Vikas Khorana is the Co-founder, CTO, and President of Ntooitive Digital, a marketing technology company and three-time Inc. 5000 honoree. Ntooitive uses innovative technology solutions to achieve clients’ business objectives, deliver meaningful value, and create lasting impact.
Before Ntooitive, Vikas held senior engineering positions with Stephens Media, Cyberworld Inc., and Satyam Infoway. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of TruAbilities, a member of The President’s Club of the Vegas Chamber, and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Vikas earned a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science from Savitribai Phule Pune University in India.
[Top Agency Series] Tips for Hiring Your Ideal Marketing Agency With Jordan Slover
Jordan Slover is the Founder of Neon Ambition, an inbound marketing agency that helps companies grow using the latest online marketing strategies. Before Neon Ambition, he was the Online Marketing Sales Manager at The Web Showroom, responsible for hiring, training, and managing the online marketing consultants team. Jordan also worked for Google and has considerable experience in CRO, SEO, web design, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics.
[SaaS Series] Navigating the World of SaaS Innovation With Brandon Metcalf
Brandon Metcalf is the Founder and CEO of Place Technology, a Salesforce-powered software that streamlines managing customer subscriptions, billing, financial data, and business analytics for B2B SaaS companies. With a deep understanding of the Salesforce ecosystem, Brandon has developed innovative products that solve critical business challenges for SaaS companies.
In addition to Place Technology, Brandon is the CEO and Co-founder of Asymbl, a staffing and recruiting solution that helps companies optimize their recruitment process using Salesforce. He’s also the CEO and Co-founder of Blueprint Advisory, a software consulting firm that assists other businesses in building, implementing, and customizing Salesforce-based software. As the Cash & Burn weekly podcast host, Brandon talks with SaaS leaders about the challenges of creating and scaling their companies.
[Top Agency Series] How To Thrive Through Effective Internal Communication With Stacia Nelson
Stacia Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Pivot Strategies, a communications agency revolutionizing employee engagement through internal communications and change management. She began her career at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and was the director of PR at Cambria before joining Target’s PR and Reputation Management team. Stacia has extensive experience in corporate communications, crisis response planning, reputation management, brand marketing, change and IT strategic communications, and corporate social responsibility.
Building Businesses and Meaningful Partnerships With Craig Swanson
Craig Swanson is a longtime entrepreneur, Consultant at Emerald, and Partner at KaisaFit, an online fitness platform. He is the Chair of the Seattle EO Accelerator program and EO Seattle and loves helping creators, educators, and entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses around their dreams.
Craig is a former Partner at The Wedding School, an online education program for wedding photographers. He was the Founder of CreativeTechs (previously known as Swanson Tech Support), which was a leading IT support firm for Seattle area creative teams. He also co-founded CreativeLive, one of the earliest live-streaming educational platforms, with Chase Jarvis in 2008 before exiting in 2015.
[Top Agency Series and Chicago Business Series] Better Digital Marketing Results for Digital Health Companies With Tellef Lundevall
Tellef Lundevall is the Founder and CEO of Accelerated Digital Media (ADM), a growth marketing firm for direct-to-consumer digital health and e-commerce companies. ADM specializes in performance marketing, attribution modeling, and web analytics.
Before ADM, Tellef worked for Google’s Marketing Solutions division as the Digital Strategy Lead of the Accelerated Growth Team, which provided support for North America’s fastest-growing ad accounts. He’s also the chairman of the Kaplan Family Foundation’s Environment Committee, an advisor for the Bridge Venture Fund, and a board member at Embarc.
[Top Agency Series] The Value of Participating in Knowledge-Sharing Events With Samuel Adcock
Samuel Adcock is the Managing Director of The Ortus Club, a B2B marketing agency that curates high-end executive knowledge-sharing sessions through roundtable discussions. He’s also the Co-founder of mClub, a peer advisory group that helps professionals improve their leadership skills and grow their businesses through targeted peer group coaching.
Before The Ortus Club, Samuel worked as a subsea engineer at BP, where he focused on subsea riser maintenance in the North Sea. He earned his master’s degree in civil and mechanical engineering from Oxford University.
[Top Agency Series] Financial Tips To Thrive as a Creative Agency With Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson is a Partner at Upsourced Accounting, a firm that helps creative companies evaluate financial progress and elevate performance. Upsourced has a team of future-focused financial strategists who provide digital accounting and CFO services to small businesses across the world.
Ryan is a full-stack finance and operations leader for SaaS startups and tech-enabled service providers. He’s also the Co-founder and COO of Hearty and a board member for Main Street Ventures. Before Upsourced, Ryan was the VP of Finance and Operations at Ahalogy, which was acquired by Quotient Technology.
[Top Agency Series] Driving Results in the eCommerce Space With Brett Curry
Brett Curry is the CEO of OMG Commerce, a performance-driven e-commerce marketing agency. OMG helps e-commerce brands accelerate growth by utilizing Google, YouTube, and Amazon ads and full Amazon brand management.
Brett is an entrepreneur, online marketer, e-commerce strategist, and speaker who is passionate about helping companies grow through creative marketing efforts. He hosts the Spicy Curry Podcast and eCommerce Evolution Podcast, highlighting what’s new and next in e-commerce.
How To Establish Authority Using Your Book With Anna David
Anna David is the Founder of Legacy Launch Pad Publishing, a company that publishes books for seven-figure entrepreneurs. She is an eight-time New York Times best-selling author who’s been writing and publishing books for decades and hosts the On Good Authority Podcast. Anna has done TED Talks and has been on Good Morning America, Today, The Talk, and dozens of other programs. She has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, Playboy, and The Huffington Post, among many other publications.
[Top Agency Series] The Journey of Building and Selling an Amazon Agency With Ryan Mulvany
Ryan Mulvany was the Founder and President of Quiverr, an Amazon platinum third-party marketplace seller specializing in full-service channel strategy. Quiverr facilitated over $1 billion in sales on Amazon before Ryan sold it to Advantage Solutions in 2017. Ryan is now a pro merchant on Amazon and invests in disruptive CPG brands. His superpower is scaling the digital marketplace for some of the most innovative beauty and consumer products.
[SaaS Series] Tips To Thrive in the SaaS Space With Sujan Patel
Sujan Patel is the Founder of Mailshake, a simple email outreach and sales engagement software. He is also the Managing Director at Ramp Ventures, which buys, partners, and works with SaaS companies on revenue growth, product management, and operations.
Sujan is a veteran SaaS marketing leader with over 16 years of experience. He has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Salesforce, Mint, Intuit, and many other Fortune 500 organizations.
[SaaS Series] Go For Relationships — Not Sales
Ruben Dua is the Founder and CEO of Dubb, a sales operating system that helps SMB to Fortune 500 teams scale revenue with the power of data, automation, and video. Before Dubb, he was responsible for demand generation and corporate marketing for the enterprise segment of Scorpion. Ruben hosts Connection Loop, an interview-style show that helps business people improve their branding, sales, marketing, and communication. He is also the author of Click Record: How Overcoming Fear, Storytelling, and Video Marketing Can Change Your Life.
[Top Agency Series] The Right Digital Marketing Investments With Josh Becerra
Josh Becerra is the Founding Partner and President of Augurian, a digital agency focused on boosting leaders’ confidence in their digital marketing investments. He has 15-plus years of experience in digital marketing and is highly skilled at making complex data intelligible. Josh excels at creating clarity during client meetings and providing reports focusing on aspects of a client’s digital marketing initiatives.
[Top Agency Series] How To Thrive in the Digital World With Jeff Hastedt
Jeff Hastedt is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Brkthru, which helps other organizations harness the selling power behind digital advertising. Before founding Brkthru, Jeff worked in mass media for companies such as CBS, Clear Channel, and Powerhitz. He’s also assisted brands and led digital campaigns for Ford, Indian Motorcycles, Lennox, and more.