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JUSTIN BAILIE

Chief Strategy Officer, Rose Rocket

Justin Bailie is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officier of Toronto-based freight tech company Rose Rocket. Bailie and his team build modern enterprise-grade software that helps transportation companies improve communications with systems, customers, and the people who move freight. Bailie is recognized as a subject matter expert in the logistics industry, having contributed to over 30 national and international publications, including: INC magazine, Huffington Post, and the Globe and Mail. Bailie spends his time between helping manage Rose Rocket, consulting with businesses on modernization and systems, marketing to the millennial economy, and keeping up with the current state of sales. Bailie is also a published author, keynote speaker, and father of four.

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JIM BIERFELDT

President, Logistics Marketing Advisors

Jim is a senior marketing advisor within the logistics industry. He has had a 35-year career in marketing and communications, including 25 within the logistics industry. He ran marketing for a large 3PL before launching his own marketing agency, Logistics Marketing Advisors, which focuses exclusively on providing marketing strategy and services to logistics businesses.

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SARA BLACK

Partner and Co-Founder, Luminaries Consulting

Sara Black has always been curious about people; seeking to understand how they behave, the relationships they have, and how each person contributes to the world we live in. This curiosity led her to a career in talent development, and she has spent the last 15+ years working for Fortune 300 Companies in helping them to do more with less, achieve their business goals, and ultimately align their talent with the direction of the organization.  From the U.S. to Europe, Sales Training to Leadership Development, Process Improvement to Strategy Development Sessions - it's been an exciting adventure!  She loves helping others to solve their "people puzzle"! 

 

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TONY BODOH

Lead Strategist, The Congruity Group

Tony Bodoh's focus is on applying the science of human experience to deepen the customer relationships that build brands and grow businesses. In 2018, Tony was named one of the Top Customer Service Movers and Shakers you should follow.

Congruity works with companies to build and execute customer-focused strategies, with a particular focus on deploying both digital and in-person Customer Advisory Boards. 

Tony is a speaker, podcaster, and co-author of three #1 Best Selling books including:  ProphetAbility - The Revealing Story of Why Companies Succeed, Fail, or Bounce Back; Leverage - How to Achieve a Lot with the Little You’ve Got; and, The Complete Experience - Unlocking the Secrets of Online Reviews that Drive Customer Loyalty. Tony lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and two daughters, and spends his free time between volunteering in the community with his family and binge-watching historical documentaries.

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JOHN BOYENS

Co-Founder and President, Boyens Group®

John Boyens is a Sales Productivity Expert and Business Strategist. He has dedicated his business life to learning all he could about sales, selling, the sales process and different buying behaviors. Starting in 1979 John has been a salesperson, managed a sales force, was an executive sales leader for three Fortune 1000 companies and for the past 20+ years a business owner of the Boyens Group, a sales training and consulting firm. John is the author of two books: Creating a Productive Selling Zone®, and Real World Sales Strategies that Work. He is also a contributor to Forbes and Forbes.com. John is a graduate of North Central College, is an active member of the National Speakers Association, a Vistage Speaker, the Executive-in-Residence for the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University and has been named one of the Top 100 Productivity Experts to follow on Twitter. Learn more at www.boyens.com or www.boyensuniversity.com.

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MICHAEL CARDWELL

Founder of Digital Brew

Since 2011, Digital Brew helps brands tell their stories and achieve their business goals through video and animated content. As the Creative Director, Michael shepherds projects from concept to completion and has worked with hundreds of brands including Saddle Creek Logistics, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Amazon and Cisco.

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SRI CHAKRAVARTY

VP of Sales Operations for Mohawk Industries

Sri is a senior sales executive who has implemented B2B sales processes in different companies and industries. He has over twenty years of progressive experience in sales and commercial operations, and recently spoke at the Sales Management Institute in San Diego. He is a member of Toastmasters, and enjoys public speaking. 

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ERIKA DAWKINS

Digital Media Strategist

Erika Dawkins is the Director of Public Relations for Columbia College and Founder of It's Only Write Communications, bringing over 10 years of experience and knowledge in the ever changing world of communications and marketing. Erika works to assist organizations with their social media, public relations, content and marketing strategies to attract customers, convert leads, and build brand recognition.

Erika is a speaker, professor and author of two books, with her third Your Communication Masterplan launching this summer. She is laser focused on helping businesses understand how to recognize and communicate with their audiences.

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MARINA ERULKAR

Founder, Hampstead Solutions

Marina Erulkar devises customer-centric revenue growth strategy that scales companies and speeds growth. For her executive clients, she applies her proprietary methodology to identify revenue opportunities and revenue leakage. She then devises strategies to return revenue quickly and meet larger objectives, like doubling revenue for example.

Consistently, Marina’s clients achieve their goals because her strategies, and accompanying work plans, are specific to their business, their customers, their environment, their resources.

Before founding her consulting company, Hampstead Solutions, Marina held executive roles in technology, data, analytic, and consulting companies. The focus throughout her career has been building data-driven customer intelligence and exploiting it to increase efficiency and revenue.

Marina is a speaker and author. She earned a Master of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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BRIAN EVERETT

CEO, TMSA

Brian Everett has over 25 years of experience in transportation, warehousing, and logistics, with a special expertise in business strategy, B-to-B marketing, and association management. As Senior Partner of MindShare Strategies, Everett regularly provides marketing counsel to the firm’s key accounts. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) and Strategic Adviser for the Women In Trucking Association.

Everett is particularly well-connected to shippers as the former Executive Director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), a trade association that provides education, advocacy, and provider relations to shippers, 3PLs, and carriers. He also was Director of Marketing for C.H. Robinson Worldwide for 10 years.

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JOHN DATERS

Vice President of Technical & Creative Services, SyncShow

John Daters is the Vice President of Technical & Creative Services at SyncShow. With more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing, John has worked in nearly every aspect of digital.  He is responsible for directing the strategic oversight of designers, content creators, developers, and all tactical experts within SyncShow’s digital space.

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ALEX DRAPER

CEO and Founder, DX Learning

Alex started life as a schoolteacher in the UK. In 2002 he moved into adult education joining a global management development organization. In 2005 he moved to Chicago to build and lead their Americas operation. There he spent 10 years leading and growing the business while consulting with many of the Fortune 500.

In 2015 Alex founded DX Learning. DX is a partner in progressive leadership and cultural development that taps into the powerful combination of behavioral psychology and experiential learning, to expose and eliminate bad leadership and prepare leaders to put people first. The workforce is changing before our eyes, and our organizations and leaders within, need to change with it or be left out.

He is now a leading force in disrupting the leadership development industry with
science-based methodologies that drive leadership self-awareness and psychological safety that solve organizational challenges.


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KEN GUEST

Partner/Owner, Sandler Training at the Ruby Group

Ken Guest developed an interest in executive coaching and sales training when he was a student of the Sandler system. He saw a dramatic improvement in his own sales and when running a sales force for a company, he saw an equally dramatic improvement with his salespeople.

His favorite part of working as a trainer/coach for The Ruby Group is the satisfaction of seeing companies improve and reach their goals as a result of working with him and the Sandler Training methods. While Ken does not consider himself to be motivational, improved performance, and job satisfaction tend to create the continued motivation in his clients, and he enjoys the benefit of seeing this.

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MEAGAN JOHNSON

Professional Speaker, Author, Generational Humorist

Meagan is known as a "Generational Humorist" challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations.  Educating through entertainment since 1997, Meagan has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships. In her presentation, Zap the Gap Generational Differences Reexamined, she explains how each generation developed its values and how these values creep into the workplace and marketplace.

Meagan and her Baby Boomer father, Larry Johnson are the authors of Generations, Inc - From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work. She has written a variety of articles about the multiple generations and has been interviewed for many publications and audio programs. She has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, US News & World Report and many other publications.

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MIKE KAPUT

Director, Marketing AI Institute

Mike Kaput is a marketer, copywriter, and HubSpot expert. As Director of Marketing AI Institute, he helps companies grow using smarter marketing technology, including artificial intelligence.

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JENNIFER KARPUS-ROMAIN

Director of Marketing Services and Industry Outreach, FayeBSG

Jennifer Karpus-Romain serves as Director of Marketing Services and Industry Outreach for FayeBSG and as an adjunct professor for Cuyahoga Community College for social media marketing. From journalism to PR to marketing, she has been around the written word for her entire professional life. Previously, she has held roles in the publishing and marketing industries, as well as managing her own content and publishing firm.

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HOLLY LABODA

Partner and Co-Founder, Luminaries Consulting

Holly LaBoda loves helping organizations, teams and individuals realize their potential; both understanding what they are capable of and making it a reality. She has spent the better part of her 15+ year career in the logistics industry, where she enables people, teams and organizations achieve their goals in the smartest and fastest way possible. Clients appreciate her pragmatic approach which allows her to quickly immerse herself in their business. She blends that with a diverse background in talent, strategy facilitation and change management and can create custom solutions that help them achieve their goals and get results quickly while they focus on running their business. She loves that every client, and every day, is different because it means she is always learning.

 

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MICHELLE LEBLANC

Consultant and Social Media Strategist

Michelle brings more than a decade of experience in social media marketing to the stage, with her career taking her from major advertising agencies to consultant for start-ups and brands in the transportation and logistics space. Her deep knowledge of recruitment marketing, community management, content marketing and sales support has made her a sought-after speaker at national conferences and a valued partner to her clients. Her current client roster includes Trucker Tools, non-profit Wreaths Across America, Core-mark, and brands from the TFI International portfolio.

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CHRISTOPHER O'BRIEN

Chief Commercial Officer, C.H. Robinson

Christopher O'Brien joined C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. in 1993 and is currently the Chief Commercial Officer.  Chris is a member of the senior management committee and is ultimately accountable for all customer satisfaction, strategy and support.  In addition to strategy, Chris leads the corporate teams that support our customers and our offices in the functions of marketing, sales and account management.

He leverages the Chief Commercial Officer role to uniquely connect his accountabilities for marketing, sales, and customer management.  And he drives changes using his deep knowledge of the company, the customer, and the marketplace learned over more than 25 years at the company.  

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RACHEL STEINBERG

Sales Leader, LinkedIn

Rachel Steinberg has over 13 years of experience in advertising, with the last decade focused on content marketing and digital/social media. In her current role she focuses on nurturing sales talent to enable business growth at scale and has done so for a wide variety of industries including Manufacturing, Transportation and Oil & Gas.

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BETSY WESTHAFER

CEO, The Congruity Group

Betsy Westhafer is the Founder and CEO of The Congruity Group, a consultancy focused on helping organizations within the Transportation and Logistics industry achieve accelerated growth through building and leveraging deep customer relationships.

Congruity works with companies to build and execute customer-focused strategies, with a particular focus on deploying both digital and in-person Customer Advisory Boards.

Betsy is a speaker, a frequent podcast guest, and the co-author of the #1 Best Seller, “ProphetAbility – The Revealing Story of Why Companies Succeed, Fail, or Bounce Back.” She lives in Dayton, Ohio with her husband Paul, and when not working spends her time with her kids and grandkids, preferably on the water at Lake Cumberland.

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ELIAS WYNSHAW

Founder, Studio Los Feliz Productions LLC

Elias Wynshaw is the founder of Studio Los Feliz Productions LLC. He is an established filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA.