Brian Formato: Founder and Principal at Groove Management Consulting and LeaderSurf
Brian is a seasoned organizational development, communications and digital marketing leader with 20+ years of corporate experience. He is an accomplished speaker, writer and executive coach who has had a positive impact on individuals and organizations around the globe.
Dan Gotte: CFO at Technology Partners Inc. (dba Imagine Software)
Dan Gotte has over 25 years of business experience, currently pursuing various entrepreneurial ventures. Dan has been regularly involved with education, lecturing on finance and business topics in Universities throughout the country. He is active in the Charlotte local Angel funding community.
Betsy Kauffman: Senior Agile Coach and Trainer at Agile Pi
Betsy has more than fifteen years of experience working with high performing teams. She co-founded of Agile Pi, which takes an “all-in” approach when working with clients in their agile journey by bringing both business and technology together to collaborate, communicate and innovate.
David Phillips: Innovation Provocateur and Founder at Faster Glass
Equal parts educator, facilitator, and instigator, David equips leaders to strengthen their organization’s innovation capabilities and unleash the ideas and creativity of their people. Before Faster Glass, David spent six years at Bank of America developing programs at the intersection of learning, leadership development, and innovation.
Steve Schang: Owner at Midwood Usability
Steve’s been doing usability work since 1999. He got his MS in Information Studies from UT Austin, where he specialized in User Centered Design, Usability testing and Social Science qualitative research. Then he followed up with an MBA from Queens University, which helped him see how usability and design fit into the bigger picture of a business.
Theresa McCluskey: Awareness and Education, Managed Risk Services at Deloitte
Theresa is an expert atdriving an effective sales processes. She specializes in design and delivery of e-learning focusing on coachable moments and product training, facilitating to small and large audiences, manager and sales professional coaching. Thereas also conducts extensive work designing and leading virtual workshops.
Juan Garzón: Messaging Strategist at The Garzón Company, Executive Director at StartCharlotte
Juan spent over a decade in marketing and communications, ranging from starting his own business to heading up the marketing department of a global market research firm, helping to grow their revenues by 400% in 3 years. To Juan, marketing is all about uncovering and sharing a brand's unique story.
Scott Whitaker: Chief of Marketing & Communications Officer at TeleHealth Solution
Scott is a multi-disciplinary designer and marketer who focuses on growing meaningful and innovative experiences that are user centric, meet business needs and are visually stunning. He enjoys creating Marketing Plans and Creative Communications that enhance crafted sales strategies. Husband, Entrepreneur, and Dog Lover.
Brent Hill: Founder at Brent Hill Creative
Brent Hill is a master creator of hand-crafted content for colleges and universities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits. He has a proven track record of producing engaging content by working closely with clients to understand the needs, goals, and narrative of the organization. In addition, Brent has over 12 years of teaching experience.