Keynote Speakers

Ryan Deiss

Founder and CEO, & Founder and Managing Partner, and

John Warrillow

Founder, The Value Builder System™ and Author, Built to Sell & The Automatic Customer

Cal Fussman

New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, world-renowned interviewer, and host of the Big Questions podcast

All Speakers

Kim Hibler

President of US and Canadian Operations, Renaissance Executive Forums (R.E.F.)

As a former Payments and SaaS Executive, Kim brings 30 years of Leadership experience across Product Development, Business Development, Client Services, Operations, and General Management. She is adept at managing the unique challenges and opportunities found spanning Start-up Companies to Fortune 100 companies.

Tanya Hall

Chief Executive, Greenleaf Book Group

Tanya has been empowering authors to tell their stories since she joined Greenleaf Book Group in 2004. As the company's Chief Executive, Tanya fosters a culture of innovation centred on creating new opportunities to serve authors better.

Geoff Green

Founder and Director, GRG Momentum

Geoff Green is one of Australia’s leading business exit strategists, an entrepreneur and corporate lawyer.  He is also a Certified Value Builder™. He is the founder of GRG Momentum, a boutique business advisory firm which provides strategic advice and tailored programs to business owners looking to successfully exit their business.

John Sherk

President, John P. Sherk Consulting

Dr. John P. Sherk is the founder of John P. Sherk Consulting, featuring Operations Laboratory, sister brands that help business owners build thriving lives and successful businesses through consulting, training, and guided group experiences.

Kevin Koster

Founder and Managing Partner, Skopós

Kevin Koster is founder and Managing Partner of Skopós, a brand refining and value building practice based in Kansas City, Missouri. A 35-year marketing veteran known for helping small and mid-sized business clients achieve tens of millions in annual, profitable growth, Kevin believes that unless you deal with livestock, there is no such thing as "branding.” Real brand is an experience, create

Rick Hadrava

Founder and Managing Partner, Epic Wealth Management

Rick Hadrava is the founder of Epic Wealth Management, an RIA only firm, that also provides business advisory services and exit planning. As a successful business owner himself, Rick has first-hand experiences with many of the challenges that entrepreneur face.

Steve Conwell

CEO and Owner, Final Ascent

Steve Conwell is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 25 years of business growth advisory and financial consulting experience.  As the CEO and owner of Final Ascent LLC, he leverages his team of professional exit advisors to help business owners achieve the American Dream. 

Todd McGreevy

Managing Partner, Marigold Resources

Marigold Resources' co-founder Todd McGreevy excels at distilling and distributing relevant data that expedites transactions. McGreevy was running two media & advertising companies, plus a real estate holding company when managing partner Chris Barnard invited him to create the high-touch midwestern M&A firm in 2011.

Jeff Borschowa

Maverick Business Academy

Jeff Borschowa is an author, educator, coach, mentor, and curator of all things related to accounting efficiency and technology. Jeff first joined the accounting world in 1991 and has spent the bulk of his career working with and advising small to medium-sized enterprises.

Chris Barnard

Managing Partner, Marigold Resources

Marigold Resources' founder Chris Barnard is an expert at identifying and connecting successful transition and acquisition partners. Barnard's extensive business development experience serving Fortune 100 companies has served Marigold's customers very well since founding the independent M&A firm in 2011.

Terry Keating

President & CEO, Accord Financial, Inc.

Terry is responsible for leading Accord’s growth and expansion initiatives in the U.S. Prior to joining Accord in 2014, Terry spent nearly 30 years in the financing services industry.

Marla DiCarlo

Co-owner and CEO, Raincatcher

Marla DiCarlo is an accomplished business consultant with more than 28 years of professional accounting experience. As co-owner and CEO of Raincatcher, she helps business owners get their business ready to sell so they find the best buyer and get paid the maximum value for their business.

Jade Towle

Director of Marketing & Business Development, The Value Builder System™

Jade Towle is the Director of Marketing & Business Development at The Value Builder System™ – and is always on a mission to find world-class advisors to join the Value Builder community.

Sam Mendelsohn

Chief Operating Officer at The Value Builder System™

Over the last 12 years, Sam has built his career working for start-ups, high growth and mature software companies in various areas including marketing, sales, professional services, and channel/strategic partnerships.

John Nieuwenburg

W5 Coaching

John Nieuwenburg is an award-winning Business Coach who has worked with hundreds of clients. John coaches in three primary areas: Business growth, Personal Growth, and Accountability.

Ed Mysogland

Indiana Business Brokers

As Managing Partner of Indiana Business Advisors in Indianapolis; Edwin Mysogland guides the development of the organization, its knowledge strategy, and the IBA initiative, which is to continue to be Indiana’s premier business brokerage by bringing investment banker caliber of transactional advisory services to small and mid-sized businesses.

Brian Trzcinski

MassMutual Financial Group

Brian A. Trzcinski has spent his entire career as a marketing professional in the financial services industry. He joined MassMutual in 2006, serving as Director of Life Product Marketing, Regional Marketing Director, and currently, Director of Business Market Development.

Laura Ferguson

Director of Sales & Customer Success, The Value Builder System™

Laura Ferguson is passionate about seeing Value Builder advisors succeed. Her background includes consulting business owners in the start-up phase on sales, marketing and operations during which time she discovered how much she loved building companies that provide the best customer experience.

Ryan Deiss

Founder and CEO, & Founder and Managing Partner, and

Ryan Deiss is a bestselling author, founder of multiple companies collectively employing hundreds around the globe, and one of the most dynamic speakers on marketing in the United States today.

John Warrillow

Founder, The Value Builder System™ and Author, Built to Sell & The Automatic Customer

John is the founder of The Value Builder System™ and author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011.

Cal Fussman

New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, world-renowned interviewer, and host of the Big Questions podcast

For over four decades, Cal Fussman has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most influential individuals: Muhammad Ali, Jack Welch, Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Carter, Kobe Bryant, Richard Branson, and the list goes on.

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