Steve Gordon is the author of Unstoppable Referrals: 10x Referrals, Half the Effort, and his latest book, The Exponential Network Strategy. He’s the host of The Unstoppable CEO Podcast and has written over 400 articles on marketing for service businesses. Through his firm, he helps service business entrepreneurs create leveraged marketing systems so they can spend less time on business development, and more time on what matters most.
At age 28, Steve Gordon became the CEO of an engineering/consulting firm. It was baptism by fire… Steve knew nothing about marketing or selling services. His firm got all its business by word of mouth, and they enjoyed a healthy, growing business. But they never knew where the next client was coming from, or when he/she would arrive. Steve spent countless nights staring at the ceiling at 2 am, worried about when the next client might come. So he began studying sales and marketing.
Twelve years later, after growing that firm’s revenue by 10-times, Steve started his second business, consulting with businesses across 30 industries—including manufacturing, professional services, construction, and consulting—to design sales, marketing, and referral systems for high-ticket/high-trust products and services. Today he continues sharing his expertise with clients across the world, opening their eyes to their unique growth opportunities and helping them build the right systems to attract their ideal clients.
Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, a boutique strategy and innovation advisory firm. As such he pushes the limits of corporate cultures by developing and implementing unique strategies that capitalize on technology-oriented disruptions to industries and markets. In 2017 he founded and chairs Connected Detroit Innovates, a membership-based business renewal accelerator made up of Chief Innovation Officers.
Gregg has received numerous professional and civic accolades. He is a member of Oakland County’s 2015 40 under 40, a recipient of Oakland University’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, amongst others.
Les McKeown became the co-founder an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of literally hundreds of organizations worldwide, with at its peak 13 offices in 7 countries worldwide.
Now Les advises CEOs and senior leaders of organizations just like yours on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth, speaks to Fortune 500 companies about his breakthrough strategies, is one of Inc.’s top contributing authors. He is also the author of three books on growth leadership, one a Wall St Journal and USA Today bestseller, and a much-in-demand public speaker.
Jay Baer, CSP is the world’s most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and the New York Times best-selling author of five books including “Hug Your Haters.” Jay has advised more than 700 companies including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, The United Nations and 32 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that helps companies gain and keep more customers through the intersection of technology, social media, and customer service. His Convince & Convert Media division owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog, the world’s top marketing podcast, and many other educational resources for business owners and executives. Jay is the creator of five multi-million dollar companies, he is an active venture capitalist, and technology advisor, as well, Onward Nation…an avid tequila collector and certified barbecue judge.
Bruce Mack, owner and founder of Platinum Financing Group, knows that his funding options and asset protection programs are the perfect solution for all business owners to achieve complete financial freedom. With his impressive credentials and decades of experience helping thousands of clients, Bruce has honed unique skill sets and the ideal perspective to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals by implementing customized funding solutions tailored to each needs.
Platinum Financing Group has the most comprehensive funding programs available in the industry. Their 0% APR program for up to 21 months is just one unique example of a program that typifies Bruce's quest to bring the best options to startups and existing business owners. As a licensed financial advisor and past owner of a licensed and bonded credit repair company, Bruce empowers small business growth through lines of credit, corporate credit building programs, term loans, bridge, and gap loan financing. He also promotes a highly-specialized self-directed retirement account as a funding option that can be used for any business purpose. Bruce is especially passionate on educating clients about asset protection and the tax mitigation benefits through the utilization and implementation of his unique, specialized Business Trust.
With a client-first philosophy, Bruce and his team at Platinum Financing Group are working to build whatever their clients need to achieve their dreams.
Ted Thomas is a Florida based educator, publisher and author. Thomas is publisher and author of more than 30 books. His guidebooks on Real Estate have sold in four counties of the world. In the recent past, over 75,000 clients have carefully evaluated Ted Thomas’ QuickStart Introduction In Secured Tax Lien Certificates and have chosen to become associated with the market leader. Thomas’ Home Study Materials are international bestsellers and draw clients from Europe and South America.
John Mitchell is fascinated by how a person can take science and apply it to their life to substantially increase their success and achievement in life. In particular 2 scientific discoveries that were profiled in a Time magazine cover story. John’s 12-minute a day success formula impacts a person’s career, significant other relationship, and their health. It doubles their control over themselves and focuses them on what really moves the needle in their life.
Bob Dusin is the co-author of Creating the High Performance Work Place. Collaborating with leaders and organizations in all industries, he instills this philosophy to help create the highest performing and most highly engaged work environments possible.
Bob grew up on a wheat and cattle farm in western Kansas and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. In the early part of his career he worked as a Construction Project Manager, then went on to be the co-owner of a concrete construction company. Following that he altered his career course, becoming the Human Resources and Training Director for a national construction firm. Bob has been a trainer, facilitator, coach and speaker for more than 15 years.
Bob is a member of the National Speakers Association and speaks at numerous expos and events throughout the country each year. He is also a commercial voiceover and video actor, and a professional comedy improvisor.
Colin Sprake is a four-time best-selling author and mentor to well over 50,000 entrepreneurs!
Colin has built several different million dollar businesses within 6 months. He has over 30 years of business experience having come from the mining industry to building his own multi-million dollar businesses from the ground up.
A dedicated teacher, Colin is the Master Trainer at Make Your Mark Training and Consulting and is devoted to people achieving huge success in their businesses. His purpose is to assist business owners to dramatically improve the number of businesses that succeed. After all, failing businesses affect us all in negative ways.
Using decades of business experience, Colin speaks and trains on a wide variety of topics for corporations, organizations & associations. Colin Sprake is all about delivering what is required to achieve the desired result and holding you accountable for your own success.
Sean Pillot de Chenecey has over 20 years experience as a brand expert, combining marketing consultancy with ethnographic activity and trend research around the world. His clients have included Unilever, Swatch, Heineken, Diageo, General Motors, Beiersdorf, AXA, Costa, Vodafone, Kerrygold and Starwood. He’s collaborated with numerous international advertising, branding, design, media and PR agencies. He is a lecturer at the University of the Arts London, and has written for Dazed, Admap, Brand Strategy, Marketing and Contagious. A public speaker, he’s given speeches for over a decade in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act and achieve. Onward Nation is listened to in 120 countries around the world.
Stephen is the author of three books, including the #1 best seller, “Profitable Podcasting,” and his digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.
Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also an executive coach, an author, a speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO in a Fortune 10, a Fortune 30, a startup, and a non-profit. In each case, he was recruited from the outside to turn around poor performance in difficult times.
Jeff Koser is the spirited founder and CEO of Selling to Zebras. Zebra is an AI-driven Sales Enablement Automation Platform that creates a guided sales experience that directs sellers and buyers through a sales engagement. Zebra identifies perfect prospects (Zebras), decision makers and generates buyer specific presentations that are presented right in the software. Leverage ZEBRA to run your sales engagements and close 90% of the business you pursue faster, more easily and more profitably!