As a management consultant and executive coach, Karl has advised hundreds of agency owners worldwide. His clients call him their “agency therapist.”
As a fourth-generation business owner, he combines 20+ years of consulting with his experience as the #2 person at two digital marketing agencies. He’s written several books about managing agencies, including Made to Lead: A Pocket Guide to Managing Marketing & Creative Teams.
David Meerman Scott
David Meerman Scott is an American online marketing strategist and author of several books on marketing, including The New Rules of Marketing and PR.
John Jantsch is an author, speaker, and marketing consultant who specializes in assisting small businesses. He is the author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, and The Commitment Engine.
Blair Enns is the author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto and Pricing Creativity: A Guide to Profit Beyond the Billable Hour. He lectures throughout the world on how creative professionals can win more business at higher prices and lower cost of sale. Blair also co-hosts, along with David C. Baker, the popular podcast 2Bobs: Conversations on the Art of Creative Entrepreneurship.
David C. Baker
David C. Baker is an author, speaker, and advisor to entrepreneurial creatives worldwide. He has written 5 books, advised 900+ firms, and keynoted conferences in 30+ countries. His work has been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and Inc. Magazine.
Michael Gass is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, LLC, a firm that provides business development resources, training and consulting services to advertising, digital, media and PR agencies.
He is also the author of the Fuel Lines blog which has been rated among the top 100 marketing blogs in the world, according to Ad Age’s Power 150.
Since 2007, Michael has pioneered the use of social media, content and inbound marketing strategies specifically for agency new business.
Sangram Vajre is the Co-Founder of Terminus. He quickly built a reputation as one of the leading minds in B2B marketing. Before co-founding Terminus, a SaaS platform for account-based marketing, Sangram led the marketing team at Pardot through its acquisition by ExactTarget and then Salesforce. He’s also the author of Account-Based Marketing For Dummies.
Greg Crabtree is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and financial expert. After spending five years in regional accounting and three years as Vice President of operations/controller for a local bank, Crabtree used his entrepreneurial skills to develop Crabtree, Rowe Berger, PC, a CPA firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the economic engine of their business. In addition to serving as the firm’s CEO, Crabtree leads the business consulting team—helping clients align their financial goals with their profit model and their core business values. In 2011, Crabtree published his first book “Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits” where he shares his core principles of how to turn your business into a wealth-building engine.
Gillian Muessig is the Managing Director of the Masters Fund, CEO of Outlines Venture Group, Co-founder of Moz, host of podcasts VC Confidential and CEO Coach. Thought leader and speaker on the benefits of gender lens investing and the evolving venture capital funding landscape in established and emerging markets. She serves on Boards of Directors and Advisors for technology companies around the world.
Emery is a published author and the CEO of Aberdeen Advisors, Inc., an M&A Advisory firm he founded after having built and sold his own multi-million dollar marketing company.
Michelle Royal is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group). She is a self-made speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, who was raised in the growing Subway franchise empire.
Anese Cavanaugh is the CEO of Active Choices, Inc., creator of the Positive Energy Workplace™ Initiative, and the founder of the IEP Method®. She is the author of the books Contiguous Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives, Contiguous You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want, and The Leader You Wil Be: An Invitation. As a business leader, strategic advisor, and keynote speaker, she is devoted to creating authentic leadership and positively contagious cultures with leaders and organizations around the world.