FEATURED SPEAKERS & EXPERTS
FEATURED EXPERT: FRANKI DURBIN
Franki is a design expert with 20 years of branding, website design & ecommerce experience. She works with agencies, start-ups, entrepreneurs and major brands to create outstanding creative work. Via her business Branding Glamour, she specializes in designing successful ecommerce stores and beautifully branded websites for her clients. A Shopify expert and a member of the Squarespace Developer Circle, she partners with brands and businesses of all sizes to help them sell their products & services online.
Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically maximize their use of social media. Neal is the author of three social media books, including the recently published definitive book on social media strategy Maximize Your Social. Forbes has listed him as a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer two years in a row, and his blog Maximize Social Business is considered a leading social media for business blog. Neal provides social media strategy consulting and coaching, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and a Grammy-award winning musician. He has presented worldwide on social media at more than 150 events and also teaches social media marketing at Rutgers University.
Mike Lorelli's background includes two assignments as a PepsiCo division president. He has been on the Boards of three publicly held companies, and chaired three Compensation Committees. He has also served on 7 private Boards. He is presently on the Boards of CP Kelco, iControl, Rita's Franchise Company, and Axxun. He has an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering from NYU's School of Engineering and Science. Mike is Masters level certified at both NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), and The American College of Corporate Directors (CDG). He is presently an Operating Partner at Falconhead Capital, and Chairman of the Board of Rita's Italian Ices
Jim Durbin is the Vice President of Digital for Brandstorming, an interactive B2B marketing firm. An in-demand speaker on the intersection of marketing and recruiting, Jim has trained over 9,000 recruiters and executives on using digital tools like LinkedIn and Facebook. Originally known as the Social Media Headhunter, he has worked with Experts Connection for almost a decade. Prior to starting his first social media company in 2006, Jim was a top performer as a sales executive for national staffing firms. Jim is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and lives in Dallas.
Anne Nimke, CEO/Co-founder, The Good Jobs, helps companies build strategic talent attraction, acquisition and management programs that work. The Good Jobs is a turnkey employment branding solution for attracting and retaining to talent who fit your company culture…turning that company culture into a competitive advantage. Previously, Anne cofounded two recruitment outsourcing companies: HRfirst (now Kelly OCG) and Cielo (formerly Pinstripe.) Anne is a graduate of Marquette University
Scott King is a senior marketing executive and the host of CMO Podcast, an interview and discussion show available on iTunes. Scott has served in several roles during the past 20 years in sales, business development, marketing and community development. You can find Scott in Dallas, Texas, being social on technology, riding his bike, barbecuing or on his blog thescottking.com.
Ed Brodow is the world's top spokesman on the art of negotiation. SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt dubbed Ed "The King of Negotiators." Forbes Magazine ranks Ed as one of the nation's leading dealmakers, and the Director of the IRS keeps Ed's bestselling book Negotiation Boot Camp next to his bed! A nationally recognized television personality, Ed has appeared as negotiation guru on PBS, ABC National News, Fox News, Fortune Business Report, and Inside Edition. He is negotiating consultant to some of the world's most prominent organizations, including Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Learjet, Raytheon, Philips, Hyatt, McKinsey, The Gap, Revlon, Zurich Insurance, Mobil Oil, and the Pentagon.