John Li is the Co-founder of PickFu, a do-it-yourself consumer research platform that instantly connects you to real people with relevant opinions. He helps businesses apply consumer insights to accelerate success. Before PickFu, John held different executive roles at Microsoft. He has a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Co-founder of Menuism, an online dining community and the web’s largest aggregator of online restaurant menus.
Laura Bergheim is the Founder and CEO of Wordsmithie, a content marketing agency providing content development and strategy services. She is a writer, editor, content strategist, and entrepreneur with extensive experience with all media formats. Laura has written for global technology, retail, healthcare, travel, and financial industry brands.
Before Wordsmithie, Laura was the Senior Program Manager for Content Strategy at Google, responsible for creating and managing site and customer support content for Google Ads and other monetized products. She founded two agencies, served as Creative Director at Resource Interactive (now part of IBM), and managed a 20+ person feature-writing team at Lycos. She is also the author/co-author of eight non-fiction books and two novels.
Susan MacNicol is the Managing Director of Strategic & Creative Marketing Inc., a marketing firm dedicated to assisting businesses in achieving their optimal sales. The firm helps its clients by clearly defining their target market, identifying competitive advantages, and creating powerful marketing messages and tactics that reach the right audience. She is a results-driven leader with a progressive record of developing and implementing marketing, recruiting, market research, and sales strategies for commercial organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits.
Susan has served on National Advisory Panels for LinkedIn and Facebook corporate for four years, providing feedback, ideas, and beta testing to these global leaders in social media. She has a BA in marketing communications from Columbia College Chicago and an MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.
Adam Viener is the Founder and Chairman of Imwave, a performance search engine marketing agency focused on driving performance-based sales to companies through pay-per-click search engine advertising. He is the Founder of Yazing, an influencer monetization and cashback shopping platform, where they get a commission on every sale they make and influence online. He also co-founded Cyberia, one of the first Internet access companies, in 1993, which he sold in 1998.
Adam is a recognized leader in the internet marketing world who has been on the publisher advisory boards of The Google Affiliate Network and Commission Junction. He is a Performance Marketing Association and Forbes Business Council member who has written for Forbes, ReveNews.com, and Search Engine Land.
[SaaS Series & Israel Business Series] Tips for Automating Repetitive Marketing Tasks With Gil Allouche
Gil Allouche is the Co-founder and CEO of Metadata, a company with patented technology that combines predictive scoring and programmatic advertising to deliver a predictable pipeline of opt-in lead-qualified leads for B2B enterprises. Metadata’s customers include Cisco, UserVoice, Mulesoft, Salesforce, Infoblox, and Aerospike. Gil is a software engineer turned data-driven growth marketer who founded the company to make demand generation easy for non-technical marketers.
Todd Porch is the President of Strategus, the leading Connected TV/Over-the-Top managed service provider recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US for five consecutive years. As an innovation leader in data-driven CTV advertising, Strategus provides a full suite of managed services, including attribution, targeting, optimization, reporting, and analysis.
Todd is a senior executive with proven results in leading businesses at all levels of growth. He has worked at well-known organizations, including Effectv, Comcast Technology Solutions, Yahoo!, and Sprint. Currently, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver in the Executive MBA Program, teaching strategy and leadership.
Dr. Blair Feldman is the Co-founder of Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club. Before founding these club stores, he was a practicing orthodontics specialist for over 20 years. He’s also a former Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at AT Still University.
Dr. Feldman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and went on to receive his DMD at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, he partnered with his friend and former CEO of a company that he helped scale up to over a billion-dollar valuation, Craig Weiss, to set up Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club. Now, they help orthodontists grow their practices through partnerships.
Nikita Vakhrushev is the Founder, CEO, and CMO of ASPEKT, an agency that helps e-commerce brands increase their monthly revenue by 30% with performance-driven email and SMS marketing. He has helped brands achieve their e-commerce goals through Facebook ads, email marketing, website design, branding, and influencer marketing. Before ASPEKT, Nikita was the Founder and CEO of RPMmedia.com, where he helped businesses in all industries increase their profit through digital marketing strategies like social media, SEO, and Google Ads.
Alex Porter is the CEO of Location3, a Denver-based digital marketing agency. Location3 was founded in 1999 to provide clients with global direct response marketing services by leveraging search engine marketing and display media advertising. During his 15-year tenure with Location3, Alex has also served as Vice President, President, and Chief Strategy Officer. His insights as an influential thought leader have been featured in publications such as BizReport, MediaPost, and Adotas.
Rob Buffington is the Founder of Gordian Staffing and Gordian Financial. Gordian Staffing is a recruiting company with a mission to find elite talent across the globe. Gordian Financial is a third-party accounting firm that provides affordable bookkeeping solutions so business owners can focus on growing their businesses. As a veteran in the HOA management space, Rob loves to share his knowledge and experience with large and mid-size businesses that struggle with staffing, bookkeeping, vendor services, and general management issues.
Stacie Porter Bilger is the Founder and President of Proof Digital, a business growth-marketing agency that blends modern marketing tools with traditional sales funnel processes. She spent the first 20 years of her career working with businesses to strategize development and connect them to investors. Before founding Proof Digital, Stacie worked for several Chambers of Commerce and startups like the Indiana Venture Center.
[Top Agency Series] How Healthcare Marketers Can Engage With Hard-To-Get Customers With Jeff Spanbauer
Jeff Spanbauer is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Relevate Health, a leader in omnichannel healthcare engagement, delivering precise, relevant digital marketing solutions and services. He took Healthcare Regional Marketing, now Relevate Health, from a start-up through four acquisitions, reaching $70 million in revenue and 200 employees.
Before Relevate, Jeff was the Marketing Director at Pfizer and also served in the brand management of Procter & Gamble. He excels at leading teams to develop and grow businesses in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and hospital sectors by using locally relevant communications, scaled nationally.
Travis McAshan is the Founder and CEO of GLIDE Design, an award-winning, purpose-led digital creative agency based in Austin, Texas. The team at GLIDE helps startups, nonprofits, and leading brands create a seamless customer experience through its web design, development, and digital marketing services. Completing over 850 projects spanning seven countries, GLIDE continues to grow under Travis’ leadership.
Before founding GLIDE almost 20 years ago, Travis was the Creative Director and UI/UX Designer at Pixona Video and a Graphic Designer for EverdayWealth. He is also on the Board of Directors and the Learning Chair at EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) and is a member of the EO Austin Chapter.
[Top Agency Series] How Law Firms Can Thrive Through Digital Marketing With Seth Price of BluShark Digital
Seth Price is the Founder and CEO of BluShark Digital, a digital marketing agency that provides results-oriented online marketing solutions to law firms struggling to stand out online. He is an accomplished attorney and transformational thought leader who scaled a two-person law firm to 38 lawyers in less than a decade.
Seth is also the founding partner and the business backbone of Price Benowitz Accident Injury Lawyers. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer and moderator at some of the largest and most influential law conferences in the United States, where he speaks about the tools and strategies law firms can use to align their business development with changing consumer habits.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.