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Gene Mealhow is the owner of Tiny But Mighty Foods and has been producing Tiny But Mighty Popcorn® since the late 1990s. A third-generation family farmer and soil consultant by profession, Gene continues to build his company and consult with farmers regarding organic certification.
Aaron Goldstein is a Director at Lincoln International – a multinational independent investment bank and financial services company specializing in advisory services and financings on middle-market transactions. The firm works with publicly traded and privately-owned companies, financial sponsors, and lenders.
Hassan Alireza is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Crave – a snack food business that strives to make delicious, better-for-you snacks. Their Quinoa Chips, Lentil Chips, Veggie Chips and Veggie Sticks are non-GMO and contain no MSG, no hydrogenated fats, no trans fats, no artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients. Their snacks are gluten-free and kosher!
Wanda James is the founder and CEO of Simply Pure Dispensary. Along with her husband Scott Durrah, they became the first African Americans, legally licensed in America, to own a dispensary, a cultivation facility and an edible company. As a leading advocate in the cannabis industry, Wanda’s political and entrepreneurial work on cannabis reform has led to her being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis by High Times magazine in 2018, one of the 2016 Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) 50 Most Important Women in the Cannabis Industry, and has been featured in numerous shows including The BBC, Democracy Now,The Atlantic, MIC.com, MSNBC, Smile Jamaica, ViceLand, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning Holiday Special, “Eat, Drink and be Merry” and CNBC’s Marijuana USA.
From Ecommerce Business Leader to Cannabis Advocate with Stormy Simon Former President of Overstock.com
Stormy Simon is the former president of Overstock.com. She joined in 2001 during the formative years of e-commerce and at the time revenue was less than $20M and with a staff of under 100. In her career, she has gone from executive assistant to VP of Branding to VP of customer care to CMO to eventually becoming President. During her tenure, Overstock became a top 25 e-tailer by traffic and grew to nearly $2B in revenue and had approximately 1600 employees.
Lee Bellinger is the founder of Independent Living News which has a private subscription and they have products for off the grid living, survival in an emergency, gaining independent income and much more. He is the inventor of the PowerWhisperer Home Power Backup System. Independent Living is noted for its successful predictions and in February 1998, Lee published a front-page illustrated prediction story on the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists.
Justin is best known for helping marketers and business owners to convert their offers on cold traffic. He grew his own supplement company from 0->$23 million in sales in just under three years by focusing on cold traffic growth. After selling his supplement company in 2017, Justin now helps some of the biggest names with their marketing like Golden Hippo, Dan Lok, Agora Financial, V-Shred, 4Patriots, Mike Geary, Danette May, Six Pack Shortcuts, Natural Health Sherpa and more.
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Eugene Levin is the Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at SEMrush – a SaaS product used by over 4,000,000 marketers worldwide. For the past eleven years, SEMrush has grown into an all-in-one marketing suite consisting of more than 33 tools and reports that help companies market better online.
Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar. Goldstar started in 2002 and now sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. Jim is the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway and he is on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services as well as the Pasadena Playhouse.
Sina Djafari is the founder of Douplane – a provider of hosted order management software for ecommerce retailers, suppliers, and marketplaces. Sina is a long-time entrepreneur focused on SaaS applications for ecommerce. His areas of interest include ecommerce supply chain management, drop-ship management, and monetization of content and social networks through ecommerce.