[Top Agency Series] From the Kitchen Table to a Full-Service Agency: The Evolution of lotus823
David Hernandez is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of lotus823, a full-service digital marketing agency serving clients from consumer tech to lifestyle to home goods. Popular brands that the agency partners with include Audio Technica, Roborock, Bamboozle, Skordo, and Telemundo. Outside of his professional life, David is a husband and father of three sons and has recently added speaker to his resume, having the opportunity to speak at TED Talk.
What Frameworks Should You Use in Your Business? Mark Scrimenti on EOS, Scrum, and Much More
Seasoned business leader Mark Scrimenti is the Fractional COO and leadership coach at Vivid Path Consulting. Vivid Path Consulting is a firm committed to growing purpose-driven businesses for sustainable profitability and maximum impact. Mark has over 20 years of experience in business and has worked in e-commerce business operations, software product development, digital marketing, content strategy, and customer service. Additionally, Mark spends his time as the COO at Netconcepts, a cutting-edge digital marketing agency dedicated to achieving results for its clients.
Your Inner Critic and Self Sabotage With the Strategic Truth Teller
Tara-Nicholle Kirke is the Founder and CEO of SoulTour. SoulTour is a personal growth school where entrepreneurs and companies realize their full potential through uplifting transformation programs, curriculums, and coaching. Before founding SoulTour, Tara honed her entrepreneurial chops as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Before that, she served as MyFitnessPal’s and Under Armour’s Vice President of Marketing, growing the platform from 45 million users to 120 million users. Additionally, Tara is an author, penning The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair With Your Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser. Her accolades have garnered her features in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the New York Times.
Technology that Treats Dirty Water and 6 Essential Questions for Any Business With Len Bland
Len Bland is the CEO of Nano Gas Environmental. Nano Gas Environmental provides a patented nanobubble technology that cleans and energizes water with tiny bubbles. This solution is one of the best ways to treat dirty water. Additionally, Len is the CEO of Nano Gas Technologies and the CEO and Capital Matchmaker at Concept Equity Group.
[Top Agency Series] Digital Agency Elite Minds Live from Colorado
Brian Cosgrove is the Principal and Chief Data Strategist at BrainDo. BrainDo provides a diverse mix of digital services, including marketing, experience, and partnership. Over Brian’s 15-plus-year career in the digital marketing space, he’s created innovative strategies for Fortune 500 brands, including Digitas and Razorfish. He also co-founded the digital marketing application at TPG, garnering over $1 million in revenue his freshman year.
Susan Brake is the Senior Vice President at Development Counsellors International (DCI), a 60-year leader in marketing destinations. Additionally, DCI specializes in economic development and tourism marketing. Before taking on the Senior Vice President role, Susan served as DCI’s Vice President, where she was responsible for growing the digital department.
Philip Hill is the CEO and President of Purebred Marketing. The Atlanta-based marketing agency creates digital marketing strategies and provides services such as SEO, web design and development, and email marketing. Philip is an avid dog lover and launched his first business in the pet space while attending the University of Alabama. He’s also launched several e-commerce startups.
Glen Moore is the Co-founder and CEO of Bear Fox Marketing, which provides expert SEO services depending on your company’s needs. Glen is an author and a 20-year marketing executive veteran. Glen’s previous ventures include a four-year stint as the Vice President at PetIQ and six years as a marketing executive at Schiff Nutrition International.
Duncan Alney is the Founder and CEO of Firebelly Marketing, an Indianapolis-based social media marketing agency. Firebelly has partnered with major brands such as Sony, Netflix, Fiji Water, and Cisco. Duncan is a dad, partner, son, and servant leader. He draws from all those titles to create a set of company standards and values and considers himself the happiest problem-solver. A self-professed communicator and social media lover, Duncan also hosts The Firebelly Social Show, a podcast featuring food and beverage brands on a mission to make the world better.
Peter Cunningham is the CEO of Evolve Healthcare Marketing (EHM), a data-driven agency focused on generating leads. EHM’s primary clients include B2C medical practices and B2B healthcare companies. A father of three, two of which have special needs, Peter heavily relies on talented physicians and trustworthy healthcare providers. These are the motivating factors that inspire Peter and EHM to help the prosperity of healthcare organizations. They also donate 1% of the company’s gross sales to charities serving the needs of children suffering from chronic illnesses.
[Top Agency Series] Create a Fun Environment for a Culture of Remote Workers With Niki Fielding
Veronica “Niki” Fielding is the CEO and President at Digital Brand Expressions (DBE). DBE is a marketing agency with 22 years of experience, helping companies with services such as SEO, paid search, social media, and more. Additionally, Niki and her team have worked with manufacturers, B2B brands, and Fortune 500 companies, including Aleve, the Ritz Carlton, Mitsubishi, and the Wall Street Journal.
[Sweets and Snacks Show Series] How Sweet It Is to Work With Siblings, With the Obregón Siblings
Marinés and Andres Romo Obregón are the Co-founders of Swums Candy, a Three Siblings Company, along with their brother. Swums Candy is a neon-colored, fruity-flavored gummy candy brand inspired by the unlimited power of the mind and creativity.
[Top Agency Series] Tips for Keeping Your Brand Relevant Using Social Media With Audra Brehm
Audra Brehm is the Founder and CEO of Brehm Media, a digital marketing agency based in Denver, Colorado. The agency specializes in sales funnel via social media in fashion, beauty, and entertainment. The birth of her second child inspired her to convert her expertise and passion into a digital marketing agency. Audra also lends a voice to small and mid-sized businesses through speaking engagements across the country. Before starting Brehm Media, Audra helped grow brands through social media as an operations and marketing specialist.
[Top Agency Series] The Power of Empathy in Marketing With Ryan Redding
Experienced strategist Ryan Redding is the Owner of DP Marketing Services, a digital marketing agency for plumbers and HVAC professionals. As a veteran business consultant, Ryan has helped small and large organizations overcome challenges as well as achieve and exceed goals. When Ryan isn’t strategizing a plan for his clients, you can hear him sharing expertise on his podcast, Blue Collar CEO.
[Top Agency Series] The Hawke Method To Leading and Growing Successful Companies With Erik Huberman
Marketing professional Erik Huberman is the Founder and CEO of Hawke Media. Hawke Media is your outsourced CMO and one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies. The company is valued at over $150 million and is responsible for growing over 3,000 worldwide brands.
Erik is a captivating speaker, storyteller, thought leader, and writer. His published writings can be found in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Rolling Stone. Erik is also the author of a national best-seller, The Hawke Method: The Three Principles of Marketing That Made Over 3,000 Brands Soar.
Additionally, Erik is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including The International Business Awards’ Entrepreneur of the Year, a Telly Award, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, CSQ’s 40 Under 40, and Inc. Magazine’s Top 25 Marketing Influencers.
[Health Longevity Series] Whole Family Wellness With Dr. Kristin Oja of STAT Wellness
Dr. Kristin Oja is the Founder and CEO of STAT Wellness, a one-stop wellness shop that focuses on both functional medicine and movement. Dr. Oja obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice and MS in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from Georgia College & State University. She’s an entrepreneur and nurse practitioner, and her mission is to transform healthcare one patient at a time.
[SaaS Series] Visually Appealing Designs for Everyone Featuring Payman Taei, Founder of Visme
Payman Taei is the Founder and President of Visme, a platform that creates engaging presentations, infographics, and almost any other type of visually engaging content. Payman started Visme in response to the need for an easy-to-use platform that allows non-designers to speak visually. Since 2013, Visme’s user base has grown to over 16 million businesses, nonprofits, and individuals from over 100 countries.
[Top Agency Series] Conversion Rate Optimisation Made Simple With Khalid Saleh, CEO of Invesp
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.
Profiting From Your Tech Stack With Orrin Klopper, the CEO of Netsurit
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.
[SaaS Series] Link Building Simplified With Farzad Rashidi, Co-Founder of Respona
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.
[Top Agency Series] How to Grow Your Agency Fast With Jim Huffman, Founder and CEO of GrowthHit
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.
[Top Agency Series] Secrets to Offshore Hiring With Kasim Aslam, Founder and CEO of Solutions 8
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.
[Top Chicago Business Series] Prepare to Scale With Bobby Achettu, CEO of Accelerated Growth
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.