SPEAKERS

  • sean

    SEAN DOLLINGER (CAN)

    CEO, Namaste Technologies

  • MICHAEL FLEMING (USA)

    Founder, Michael J Fleming & Associates (dba Sales Tax and More)

  • BRITNEY MULLER (USA)

    SEO & Content Architect, Moz

  • NICOLE LEINBACH REYHLE (USA)

    Founder & Publisher, RetailMinded.com

  • Lee McCabe (USA)

    VP/GM, North America at Alibaba Group

  • STACIE SEFTON (USA)

    Co-Founder & CEO, BHFO (eBay's #1 Seller)

  • Bob Schwartz

    Former President Magento & Nordstrom.com

  • BRIAN SWICHKOW (USA)

    Social Engineer, Ghost Influence

  • GEORGE BAILEY KIRBY (USA)

    Director of Digital Marketing, NS8 Inc

  • David Nicholls

    David Nicholls (USA)

    Director of Enterprise Development & Ecommerce

  • JUOZAS KAZIUKENAS (USA)

    Founder, Marketplace Pulse

  • GREGORY UNGER (USA)

    Manager, Strategic Marketing, FedEx Cross Border

  • eytan

    Eytan Wiener (USA)

    COO & Co-Founder of Quantum Networks

  • PHIL LEAHY (AUS)

    CEO, Internet Conference & Retail Global

  • ASHLIN HADDEN (USA)

    Owner of Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency

  • janine smiley

    Janine Smiley (USA)

    PR strategist, Woodruff

  • CHRIS MORLEY (AUS)

    Global Commercial Manager, Retail Global

  • JEFF COHEN (USA)

    Partner, Business Development, Seller Labs

  • PAUL RAFELSON (USA)

    State Tax Counsel, ecommercechris

  • brandon young

    Brandon Young (USA)

    CEO, Seller Systems

  • john shore

    JOHN SHORE (AUS)

    Director, Ray White

  • ADAM HERSH (USA)

    Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Gotham City Online

  • KATHY TERRILL (USA)

    Owner, I Love To Be Selling

  • Joh Fechter

    Josh Fechter (USA)

    Co-Founder of BAMF Media.

  • CARDY CHUNG (AUS)

    Founder, StreetPricer

  • PETER KEARNS (USA)

    Vice President Client Solutions, 180commerce

  • ed rosenberg

    Ed Rosenberg (USA)

    Founder of Amazon Sellers Group

  • TIM DAVIES (AUS)

    eBay Strategist, Zellis Former eBay Manager of Seller Education

  • shea felix

    SHEA FELIX (USA)

    Director, GlobalPost

  • david hughes

    David Hughes (IRE)

    CMO of Namaste Technologies

  • ROBYN JOHNSON (USA)

    Amazon Consultant

  • Christi Olsen

    Christi Olson (USA)

    Head of Evangelism, Bing at Microsoft

  • IAN LURIE (USA)

    Founder & CEO, Portent

  • MIKE JACKNESS (USA)

    President & CEO, EcomCrew.com

  • aj hernandez

    A.J. Hernandez (USA)

    President & CEO SkyPostal, Inc.

  • Chad Agate

    CHAD AGATE (CAN)

    CTO, Namaste Technologies

  • JEN GEALE (AUS)

    Co-Owner, Mountain Bikes Direct

  • Noah Gross

    NOAH GROSS (USA)

    Founder & President, Refund Sniper

  • Kevin smith

    Kevin Smith (USA)

    Head of Shopping Business Development, Google

  • JOHN LAWSON (USA)

    CEO, ColderIce

  • MARK DORSEY (USA)

    VP of Business Development & Co-Founder, Bonanza

  • Adam Proehl (USA)

    Partner & Co-Founder, NordicClick Interactive

  • lori barzvi

    Lori Barzvi (USA)

    Ecommerce Entrepreneur, Love, Lori

  • JIM BANKS (UK)

    CEO, Spades Media

  • ARASH FASIHI (USA)

    President & CEO, Channel Gate Technologies Inc

  • CYNDI THOMASON (USA)

    Founder & President, bookskeep

  • CJ ROSENBAUM (USA)

    Founder & Attorney at Law, Amazon Sellers Lawyer

  • DENIS COOMBES (USA)

    Director of Sales, ROI Revolution, Inc.

  • Jackson Cunningham (CAN)

    Co-Founder, JJsuspenders.com

  • eddie

    EDDIE LEVINE (USA)

    President, Hub Dub Ltd

  • JAY JAY (AUS)

    Engaging MC + Entertainer

  • CHRIS BECK (USA)

    Senior SEO Strategist, Internet Marketing Inc

  • ASHLEY KICK (USA)

    Managing Director, El Toro Interactive

  • TIM JORDAN (USA)

    CEO/Founder of Hickory Flats, inc Founder of Private Label Legion

  • ASHLEY WARD (USA)

    Corporate Speaker, SEMrush

  • KELLY SAYRE (USA)

    Retail/CPG Analyst , IHL Group

  • TYLER SICKMEYER (USA)

    Founder, Fidelitas Development

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SEAN DOLLINGER (CAN)

CEO, Namaste Technologies

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Sean Dollinger, a serial entrepreneur with a shrewd ability to take an idea from conception through successful execution, has a diverse background in numerous disciplines including Internet & digital media, product development, retail operations, and international business development.

MICHAEL FLEMING (USA)

Founder, Michael J Fleming & Associates (dba Sales Tax and More)

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Mike is the founder of Michael J Fleming & Associates (dba Sales Tax and More). Prior to beginning this new venture, Mike spent the better part of a decade as a Director with Peisner Johnson, an accounting firm that is focused entirely on solving state and local tax issues. Mike’s state tax knowledge is well rounded, but he is one of the country’s leading authorities when it comes to eCommerce, nexus, service providers, and drop shipping.

Over the years Mike, has literally assisted thousands of FBA and other eCommerce sellers. Mike is often quoted by the press on these topics and is a frequently requested speaker sometimes presenting at 2-3 live webinars a week. Mike travels across the country to speak at some of the industry’s biggest events and is also a prolific writer having authored an untold number of industry white papers, articles and blog posts. Mike was born in New York City where he began his career on Wall Street.

He moved to Dallas in 1989, where he met his wife Dorinda. They now live about 30 miles east of Dallas in Heath, Texas where they are affectionately known as Heathens.

BRITNEY MULLER (USA)

SEO & Content Architect, Moz

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Britney Muller, a proud MN native, graduated from the University Of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a major in Strategic Communications – Public Relations. -Go Gophers!

Britney now resides in Denver, CO where she began teaching herself code in 2010 and founded Pryde Marketing in 2012.

Data is Britney’s yellow brick road, which has paved the way for Pryde’s quick growth and measurable results. Pryde optimizes businesses online and offline conversion rates through in-depth geo-local target market and customer acquisition research.

Pryde stays on top of their game by pivoting strategy month-to-month via google analytic evaluations, taking any new algorithmic changes into effect, dynamic targeting, A/B testing, eye tracking and multi-channel content evaluations.

Britney enjoys snowboarding, golf, cross-country skiing, reading, knitting and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.

But if we’re being honest, she truly loves playing around with APIs, scraping data, reverse engineering websites, and getting better at python, javascript and Ruby in her spare time as well.

Britney is now the SEO & Content Architect for Moz.

NICOLE LEINBACH REYHLE (USA)

Founder & Publisher, RetailMinded.com

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Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is the Founder and Publisher of RetailMinded.com, a well-respected industry publication that has been recognized worldwide for its leading retail insight. With a core concentration on independent retailers and small businesses, Reyhle is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that include The Today Show, Forbes and countless B2B publications. Additionally, Reyhle has been the Spokesperson for American Express’s Small Business Saturday since 2014 and is the Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill.

Reyhle writes regularly as a retail thought leader for various industry resources that include Entrepreuner.com, Fiverr.com, Forbes and more – plus is recognized as #3 out of 100 worldwide retail thought leaders from Vend and is a retail “futurist” for IBM. Finally, Reyhle is also the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. Learn more about Reyhle at RetailMinded.com.

Lee McCabe (USA)

VP/GM, North America at Alibaba Group

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Lee is an international leader, across several industries in retail eCommerce, strategic planning, marketing and business development.

He has experience in monetization, consumer internet, multi-channel commerce, partner marketing and product marketing strategy.

STACIE SEFTON (USA)

Co-Founder & CEO, BHFO (eBay's #1 Seller)

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Stacie is the founder and CEO of BHFO, Inc. Stacie and her husband, Jon, founded the business in the basement of their Iowa home in 2003. Their business was inspired by a book they had read on how to build a million dollar business on Ebay. BHFO is named after their daughters, Brittany and Hannah Factory Outlet.

Today BHFO is an online outlet selling designer brands through global marketplaces and also eBay’s largest apparel seller in the world, recently reaching the milestone of over 2M positive feedback. They operate out of a 250,000 square foot facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with state of the art robotic fulfillment technology.

Bob Schwartz

Former President Magento & Nordstrom.com

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Bob Schwartz is a successful serial company builder & leader of technology and consumer-facing commerce companies. He has created over $1Billion+ in value and exists for shareholders and founders, and series of companies today worth $100’s millions, and two valued well over the $1B mark.

He is an experienced & passionate leader, advisor and board member who deeply understands the critical importance of product, brand, mission and culture to build a truly successful valued company. Bob sees his life not as a ‘career’ but rather as a series of ‘projects to build’ successful technology or technology enabled companies.

Highlights include: President of Magento, the dominate eCommerce platform company powering over 30% of the global ecommerce sites & a massive global ecosystem (Sold ’18 to Adobe $1.7B); Founding GM of Nordstrom.com, where he scaled and spun-off Nordstrom.com as a separate company (and rolled back) w revenues in excess of $7B/yr; LiveBid President, repositioning the company and selling to Amazon; and numerous other roles serving as Interim CEO/President, Board & active Advisor.

Bob is Managing Partner of 47B, a portfolio approach firm building value in growth stage commerce brand & technology capability companies. Portfolio companies include: Wpromote – 350 person leading digital agency; Temando – Shipping technology platform; ONEHOPE Wine – top 100 wine brand w unique model leverage tech. Consulting advisory clients include: Universal Music Global; Klipsch; JD Powers; American Diabetes.

Bob is Co-Chairman of DC based non-profit Good360.org that delivers over $400M/yr in goods to non-profits.

He started his career in technology as a self-taught programmer in the early 90’s & created the first on-line registration application & sold PC’s online via Prodigy, pre-internet.

BRIAN SWICHKOW (USA)

Social Engineer, Ghost Influence

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My interest in digital empathy truly began the day I published a story about pranking my roommate with Facebook ads. A single post on Reddit generated five million earned media impressions, features in publications like AdWeek and The Observer, as well as a booked consulting calendar. My experiment quickly became my obsession.

Since then, I’ve created and launched an eCommerce store that garnered 156K page views in the first 24 hours, a software project that pulled 11K page views and 563 email signups in the first 30 minutes, and everything in between. When I’m not coaching inside Ghost Influence or interviewing people on The Ghost Influence Podcast, I’m developing user/customer acquisition strategies for startups and working with partners to develop cheeky revenue streams like Shit that Glows.

GEORGE BAILEY KIRBY (USA)

Director of Digital Marketing, NS8 Inc

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George Bailey Kirby is the Director of Digital Marketing at NS8 Inc., an anti-fraud, customer analytics, and user experience protection company. Prior to his role at NS8, George worked in the heart of London as a Research Specialist at A-Team Group, developing news stories on the high frequency trading and risk management technologies utilized within financial services. His unique focus on the common aims shared in both eCommerce and capital markets has enabled him to work on promoting systematic fraud prevention strategies, and raising awareness of some of the risks represented in both B2B and B2C interactions in the modern marketplace.

David Nicholls

David Nicholls (USA)

Director of Enterprise Development & Ecommerce

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David Nicholls is the Director of Enterprise Development and Ecommerce for OFX.  He leads OFX’s efforts to provide simple and secure payment solutions to allow SMB’s to operate on the global stage with the agility of a multinational.

David has more than 15 years of experience in cross-border payments and startup enablement.  He is a regular contributor to Entreprenuer.com providing advice and opinions for businesses with international focus.  He is a media spokesman and has been quoted in The Telegraph and Evening Star in the UK and has appeared on Bloomberg commenting on currency issues for SMBs.

David is a qualified Financial Market Technical Analyst with a Degree in Economics and Corporate Finance.

JUOZAS KAZIUKENAS (USA)

Founder, Marketplace Pulse

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Juozas, or Joe, as everyone calls him, is an entrepreneur based in New York City. He is currently leveraging years of experience in e-commerce in his role as the founder of Marketplace Pulse, a business intelligence firm focused on e-commerce,

Juozas is passionate about using technology to provide simple answers to complex problems. He has been an advocate of data science and building data-driven processes for a long time.

He has travelled the world talking about technical and business topics.

GREGORY UNGER (USA)

Manager, Strategic Marketing, FedEx Cross Border

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As Business Development Manager of Bongo International, Gregory Unger is an integral part of the company’s global sales strategy and product development while helping retailers and e-tailers reach international consumers.

In 2008, Mr. Unger joined Bongo International and is responsible for managing product launches and campaigns. He is instrumental in the company’s core development team and tailors Bongo International’s product offerings to specific challenges in the global e-commerce market.

Mr. Unger has over eight years of experience managing teams and delivering e-commerce solutions to the marketplace.

In 2014, FedEx acquired Bongo International to further expand its portfolio of offerings in the rapidly growing global e-commerce marketplace. Bongo International now operates as a subsidiary of FedEx Trade Networks.

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Eytan Wiener (USA)

COO & Co-Founder of Quantum Networks

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Eytan Wiener is the COO and Co-Founder of Quantum Networks, a NYC based online retailer and brand development agency representing over 200 brands on the world’s largest online marketplaces. Providing one-on-one brand management and a clear preservation of brand identity, Quantum Networks executes full front- and back-end optimization of brands’ online presence. 

Eytan has overseen the company’s expansion from a startup in 2008 to a 25 million dollar company by 2014. His oversight gained the company a 4,566% increase in revenue, a rise deemed unprecedented in the industry, earning Quantum a place on the INC. 500 for three years in a row, as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Since then, Eytan has propelled Quantum Networks to generate over $175M in online retail sales and counting.

In addition to running the company’s daily operations and business development initiatives, Eytan currently spearheads Quantum’s B2B/Retail and Government divisions.

Eytan is also a Partner and Executive at Tradeport, a fully outsourced Reverse Logistics Solutions Company for e-tailers, retailers and Manufacturers/Brands

He is also a Board Member Emeritus of the Prosper Show, the largest continuing education conference for established Amazon sellers, focused on sharing best practice and creating networking opportunities for large sellers. 

Eytan continually shares his breadth of knowledge by being featured regularly as an e-commerce expert on numerous publications, blogs, and videos, as well as guest lecturing at universities, conferences, and trade shows throughout the world.

PHIL LEAHY (AUS)

CEO, Internet Conference & Retail Global

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Phil has a deep passion for creating connections. That’s why he ended up founding two major annual conferences for digital retailers on opposite sides of the world—Australia’s Retail Global and the United States’ Retail Global conference. Hosting conferences allows him to bring creative minds from around the world together to share their stories. And when they do, meaningful change happens.

As the founder and managing director of Retail Global, a big part of his day is spent recruiting smart, talented speakers. He hears 100+ speakers each year and loves finding people who can convey critical information to our industry in powerful ways that inspire audiences.

He also spends significant time working with leaders in the retail world—helping them identify the big and small trends that will make the biggest impact. In addition to running the day–to-day responsibilities that come with hosting two conferences on different continents, he also manage a small team of incredibly dedicated conference organizers. He places a lot of trust in his team. He is a firm believer that greatness comes from going against the grain, and he makes sure his team isn’t afraid to innovate.

When organizing the conferences, he puts his retail shoes on and focus intensely on what attendees need most—information on the actionable steps they most need to improve their business. So he’s constantly working to:

  • create collaboration between retailers and their customers
  • educate others about what’s coming next
  • connect the world

When he’s not traveling around the world, listening and learning at conferences, you’ll often find him lawn bowling—it’s big in Australia. It takes so much concentration that it’s a fun escape.

ASHLIN HADDEN (USA)

Owner of Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency

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Owner, Ashlin Hadden Insurance  – Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency is an Independently Owned Insurance Agency based out of Indiana.

Ashlin believes that the Insurance business was built on a firm handshake, a stiff drink, swanky offices, and dare I say it.. on the golf course. This industry was built with strong men, and they did a good job leading the way for a strong women to take over. Ashlin has been in the financial/insurance industry for over 15 years and has focused on e-commerce sellers the last few years.

Ashlin started her own agency because she was sick of working hard for her clients for an insurance carrier to take advantage of them at renewal with nothing she could do about it. She demanded change. She decided that she wanted more products, more choices and more control. She invested in her customers, her community and her family. Her clients love doing business with her because she is real, she is accessible, she is up with technology, and she is part of their lives.

She works with clients all over the country to help protect their most valuable assets. She has extreme knowledge of e-commerce business and what you need. And don’t need.. to protect your businesses. She works with all types of sellers from a new sellers doing wholesale to an experienced 8 figure seller doing private label products.

She launched the new Suspension Insurance Policy this year and is excited to help give eComm sellers piece of mind that they have yearning for. This policy will help supplement your income during a suspension.

Ashlin has spoken at several sellers conferences the past year and is very excited to help educate eComm Sellers on the risks of selling online.

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Janine Smiley (USA)

PR strategist, Woodruff

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Janine Smiley is a PR strategist for Woodruff and works with clients on business strategy, issues management, online reputation and media relations. Her business industry experience includes pet care, dairy and consumer packaged goods industries. Her issues management experience includes working with advocacy groups, handling FDA product withdrawals and recalls, communications and media support on attorney general investigations and Department of Justice inquiries.

Janine’s passion is sharing her expertise to help others navigate challenging or complex issues that intersect business and public relations. Janine has been quoted in Petfood Industry on topics relating to social media, public relations and issues management.

CHRIS MORLEY (AUS)

Global Commercial Manager, Retail Global

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Chris Morley is the Global Commercial Manager for Retail Global. Chris is passionate about growing brands through eCommerce and other emerging technologies shaping the new retail environment. Chris has spent time in China selling Australian made food and wine to consumers and business, as well as working within the eCommerce world since 2006 assisting Australia, UK, HK, USA, German and Chinese businesses sell products across the world through eCommerce. At all times when working with clients Chris is able to assist their growth by linking their offering to consumer needs, highlighting their product features in the most meaningful manner.

Chris is well respected across the retail industry in Australia, USA, China and South East Asia and is extremely passionate about Australian businesses growing their footprint overseas and doing so through eCommerce; using over 10 years of retail and eCommerce experience – having run his own successful online business for a number of years; specifically from 2007-2009 when the online business he ran with his wife sold the most ballet tutus and leotards online.

JEFF COHEN (USA)

Partner, Business Development, Seller Labs

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Jeff has more than 13 years of e-commerce experience. He founded Textbooks.com and eventually became CEO of Campusbooks.com. He now directs business development at Seller Labs where he speaks at dozens of shows each year. Jeff knows what it takes to be famous on Amazon and he loves teaching others how to succeed at selling.

PAUL RAFELSON (USA)

State Tax Counsel, ecommercechris

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Paul Rafelson, the tax advisory consultant for ecommercechris.com/amnesty, helps sellers with all tax issues, whether state, federal or international, including VAT.

Paul has over 12 years of large corporate tax experience,including handling high profile State and Local Tax Matters. Prior to joining ecommercechris.com/amnesty, Paul was State Tax Counsel for General Electric Company in Stamford, CT where he was responsible for state income and franchise tax audits, appeals and litigation. Prior to GE, Paul was responsible for state and federal tax controversy matters at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, AR and at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA. Paul is also an adjunct professor at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY, where he teaches State and Local Tax Law.

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Brandon Young (USA)

CEO, Seller Systems

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Considered by many to be one of the leaders in current Amazon Private Label strategies, Brandon Young began selling on Amazon in 2015, as most sellers do, with arbitrage. Seeking a more scalable business model, he pivoted to wholesale and private label. In June of 2016 he launched his first private label brand. Less than 3 years later, he is exclusively private label, has 4 brands, and is on pace for 8 figures in revenue.

Now he splits his time between launching his own new products and teaching others how to effectively choose, source, and launch private label products through his 12 week guided course, Seller Systems.

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JOHN SHORE (AUS)

Director, Ray White

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Over 25 years John has been performing charity auctions assisting in raising an estimated $7,000,000 he is a current national ambassador for Canteen Australia, has been awarded a Patron of the Les Twentyman Fund, last year was awarded with The Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary whilst not being a Rotarian.

People pay a little more for things when they are having a great time so John’s relaxed style brings the best out of most audiences.

He is known nationally as the auctioneer who sells lots of “NOTHING” and the record he set last May in Melbourne of $23,900 we believe is a world record for “NOTHING” who knows what will happen at our dinner. What we do know is it will be FUN.

ADAM HERSH (USA)

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Gotham City Online

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Adam started his first online company in 1998 at the young age of 19. By his early twenties he was one of largest sellers on eBay, consulted for both the South Korean Government and several Fortune 500 companies, and was recognised by over 50 national magazine and television shows for his success.

In his mid twenties he began to teach Nationwide seminars covering various eCommerce topics which led to a major published DVD learning series. At of the age of 28, Adam’s eCommerce company was acquired. Two years later Adam’s company was acquired for a second time, this time by Gotham City Online. Three years later Adam’s company was acquired for a third time.

Today, at 35 years old, Adam is one of the few people in the world who has sold well over 10,000,000 items on both eBay and Amazon. After having three of his companies acquired within a 6 year period, his knowledge of how to properly scale a business is priceless.

KATHY TERRILL (USA)

Owner, I Love To Be Selling

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Kathy Terrill is a New York-based professional actress having appeared on All My Children and Law & Order SVU. Kathy also has more than 25 years experience in brick-and-mortar retail and over 6 years as an on-air product presenter for QVC, the shopping channel.

Selling on eBay for over 10 years, Kathy has grown to be a Top Rated Silver Power Seller with over 10,800 positive feedback. You’ll find Kathy regularly on Facebook as the founder of the seller group eBay stores nothing but eBay stores which has over 3500 global members. She is also the founder of eBay Selling Basics Nothing But Selling Basics, and Online Sellers Nothing But Online Sellers Facebook groups.

From over 600,000 sellers, Kathy was selected by eBay to be the recipient of eBay’s Small Business Advocate award for 2017. Kathy is an eBay influencer and is an in demand speaker and private sales coach. Kathy was asked by eBay to join senior eBay staff in presenting at eBay OPEN this year on social media

In addition to working with eBay sellers growing their businesses, Kathy is adept at helping large Amazon sellers optimize their listings for maximum sales on eBay.
Her hit classes and great tips to increase sales for online sellers are available on her website www.ilovetobeselling.com

Kathy is skilled at helping sellers of all levels increase their eBay sales with expert tips she gleans from her extensive retail experience, work with eBay teams and her social media knowledge.

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Josh Fechter (USA)

Co-Founder of BAMF Media.

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Josh is the co-founder of BAMF Media.
He’s the former head of growth for several venture-backed companies. He’s written five books on technical marketing and is a Top Quora Writer of 2017 and 2018. He also founded and leads one of the most active communities online for marketers and founders (20,000 members).Many people know him as the guy who invented LinkedIn “broetry” which has led to billions of views of media content across LinkedIn. This incident was covered in Reuters, Forbes, Inc., The Times, and BuzzFeed.

CARDY CHUNG (AUS)

Founder, StreetPricer

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Cardy Chung founded StreetPricer in 2016 after 13 years in online retailing and developing software for exclusive use in his eBay and online business. Prior to online retailing, Cardy was an executive in the IT industry and Board Member of an ASX-listed technology company. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science (1st Class) with a major in Artificial Intelligence.

StreetPricer is the Dynamic Repricing, Competitor Analysis and Price Monitoring tool for serious eBay sellers. It is the secret weapon for sellers to build sales momentum, quickly reacts to price changes, never be undercut on price and identify new stock lines. StreetPricer’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) based automation is an enabler and a game changer.

PETER KEARNS (USA)

Vice President Client Solutions, 180commerce

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Peter Kearns is Vice President of Client Solutions for 180 Commerce (www.180Commerce.com), a full-service marketplaces sales and management solutions partner and brand strategy consulting firm. He is an ex-Amazon Marketplace leader who managed new seller recruiting and strategic FBA for the consumables categories for nearly four years. He is an expert in Amazon policy and sales strategy and he has worked with hundreds of sellers ranging from IR-500 businesses and small home-based operations to large worldwide brands and start-ups.

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Ed Rosenberg (USA)

Founder of Amazon Sellers Group

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Ed founded Amazon Sellers Group (www.ASGTG.com), an all-encompassing support group geared solely towards Amazon sellers, from top professionals (including many of the top 500) to newbies.

Ed is also the Founder and owner of SharkMotorcycleAudio.com. Sharkmotorcycleaudio.com is an internationally recognized brand in motorcycle and marine audio equipment.

TIM DAVIES (AUS)

eBay Strategist, Zellis Former eBay Manager of Seller Education

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Sometimes called ‘Mr eBay’, Tim is also President of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance in Australia (PeSA Australia).  He is not only a wealth of knowledge on eCommerce, but also highly commercial and strategic.  With over 25 years of hands-on experience in management and start-ups, accounting,  marketing, communications and governance, Tim is keenly aware of what it takes to succeed.

Working at eBay, Tim achieved 40% YoY growth across a $100m portfolio of sellers before being appointed eBay Manager of Seller Education & Engagement.  He launched eBay Seller Academy in 2010, and eBay Seller Training Courses in 2013.  Tim has assisted hundreds of businesses grasp and rise to the challenges of eCommerce in the eBay marketplace and beyond.

Tim holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a member of the Law Council of Australia.

Always in hot demand, Tim’s valuable expertise and plain English approach can help you take your business to the next level.

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SHEA FELIX (USA)

Director, GlobalPost

 

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With years of implementing global business solutions under his belt, Shea Felix brings distinct insights into the world of shipping. As the global shipping guru for Stamps.com/Endicia, Shea inspires and empowers small businesses to take their services global. He is experienced in strategic planning and tactical execution, and has an exceptional understanding of product development, cross-border trade and logistics, ecommerce technology, website and mobile design, and global online marketplaces.

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David Hughes (IRE)

CMO of Namaste Technologies

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Graduated Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Business Studies in International Marketing. An extensive career in digital marketing and e-commerce. David has worked for some of the largest companies in Ireland and UK including Three, & Eir. Appointed in 2009 as Managing director of ORH Marketing focusing on growth hacking and branding.

In 2016 he became CMO of Namaste Technologies and has overseen the transformation of Namaste Technologies from a vaporizer company into the e-commerce platform using AI. Revenue has grown organically 450%  since his involvement over 2 years and all whilst the major paid channel such as Google and facebook prevent the advertising for products in this space.

ROBYN JOHNSON (USA)

Amazon Consultant

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Robyn has been heralded as one of the country’s foremost leaders on the topic of selling and marketing products on Amazon.com. She now works with individuals starting or scaling an eCommerce business and brand owners looking to bring their items to the marketplace and manage their presence on Amazon.com.

Robyn Johnson started with only $100 and in less than four years built a seven-figure eCommerce business. Starting with buying and selling items at garage sales and moving to Ebay, Amazon, and her own websites she has grown a flourishing business. Robyn has quickly become an expert in the e-commerce field.

Robyn has taken her love of teaching and her expertise with courses, consulting, and coaching. Robyn has authored courses on how to start and grow a successful eCommerce business that have been taken by thousands of people all over the world. She specializes in creating step-by-step processes for growing businesses.

She has authored an Amazon best-selling book, “The Unlikely Entrepreneur: How I Transformed $100 into a seven-figure business.”

Additionally, Robyn has a popular podcast, “The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson.” She speaks on stages across the country about eCommerce, scaling your business, overcoming fear, utilizing virtual assistants and more.

Robyn is also on the Board of Directors for the Internet Merchants Association and coordinates the one of the educational tracks for the ASD Las Vegas Trade Show.

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Christi Olson (USA)

Head of Evangelism, Bing at Microsoft

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Christi is the Head of Evangelism for Bing at Microsoft and is on the Board of Directors for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and the University of Idaho School of Business. For over a decade Christi has led Digital Marketing teams at Microsoft, Expedia, Harry & David, Pointmarc and Point It. She is passionate about search marketing and has spent her career helping businesses solve their marketing challenges and goals through studying and analyzing data to develop actionable insights and strategies. Christi has been recognized by PPC Hero and her peers as one of the top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2018, 2017 and 2016 and 2015!

Her deep love for digital has driven her to speak at and keynote hundreds of conferences including CES, AdWeek, DMEXCO, Mumbrella, American Marketing Association, SMX, SEOktoberfest, PubCon, HeroConf and Search Insider Summit to name a few. She is a contributing author about all things marketing, search and Conversational AI on sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Mumbrella, Huffingtonpost, Search Engine Land, and Search Engine Journal. When she isn’t writing or speaking, you can find her brewing beer, playing make believe, running through sprinklers and literally jumping through hoops with her 2 year old son, Roy, two dogs and her husband, Jason.

IAN LURIE (USA)

Founder & CEO, Portent

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Ian Lurie is Founder, CEO and nerdiest marketing nerd at Portent, a digital marketing agency he started in the cretaceous era, aka 1995. Portent helps companies large and small rank well, spend smart and ring the cash register online. Ian’s meandering career includes marketing copy-writing, expert dungeon master, technical writing, roof consulting, bike messenger-ing, and office temp worker.

MIKE JACKNESS (USA)

President & CEO, EcomCrew.com

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Mike Jackness is a serial entrepreneur who has started three 7-figure and one 8-figure business. His latest venture, which is eCommerce, is on track in 2018 to become his second 8-figure business. This time he’s taken a different approach by blogging, podcasting, and openly documenting the entire journey at EcomCrew.com.

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A.J. Hernandez (USA)

President & CEO SkyPostal, Inc.

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A.J. grew up in the courier industry beginning as a package sorter during his summers off from school in 1986.  After two years of playing professional baseball for the California Angels he joined SkyNet Worldwide Couriers in 1993.

While at SkyNet A.J. developed a new service called SkyBox and later spun it off into a separate entity.  SkyBox gave consumers in Latin America a physical US address wherein they could receive mail and merchandise as if they lived in Miami without assuming the delivery or customs clearance challenges.

After successfully selling SkyBox to LanChile Airlines, A.J. along with his father, Albert, started SkyPostal to serve the great need for reliable mail and parcel delivery in Latin America.  His experience allowed him to infuse SkyPostal with a courier, time defined, service mentality for the mail and B2C parcel industry. Today SkyPostal is a leading B2C delivery network in Latin America.

A.J. is regarded as an industry expert in cross-border e-commerce package delivery into the region especially in the very complex Brazilian market.  He has a BA from the University of North Florida and an MBA from Florida International University.

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CHAD AGATE (CAN)

CTO, Namaste Technologies

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Chad Agate, has twenty years of experience building disruptive technology businesses, leading technical teams, and product lifecycle management. He was the founder and co-founder of three US domestic start-ups, servicing mid-market and enterprise firms. His technical experience includes five years in enterprise infrastructure design and twenty years in web and mobile development. He is proficient in the programming languages C, C++, PHP, Java, Javascript, Perl, Python, Angular. Chad holds a BS in Computer Science, University of Illinois.

JEN GEALE (AUS)

Co-Owner, Mountain Bikes Direct

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Jen Geale is co-owner of Mountain Bikes Direct, an online retailer enabling Australian mountain bike riders to buy high quality parts, clothing and accessories at globally competitive prices. She runs the rapidly-growing retail business from a home-office on the Gold Coast and manages a team of tech wizards, customer service ninjas and mountain bike nuts who all work remotely (with many staff taking advantage of the business’s decentralised approach to live and work near some of the country’s best mountain bike trails!).

Jen is a passionate ecommerce entrepreneur, and was recently recognised as one of the Top 50 People in Ecommerce in Australia. She is always keen to share her insights, exploring lessons learned during her five years building Mountain Bikes Direct into the successful, disruptive, award-winning business it is today. She was recently invited to speak at an ecommerce conference in California, where she explored the particular challenges of the journey to $10M turnover to a packed room of ecommerce professionals. The business has been recognised in the Telstra Business Awards, SmartCompany Smart50, Deloitte Fast500 and more.

Jen also draws on her prior experience in the volunteering and community sector. She is particularly passionate about community engagement, and has brought this experience into the business in both subtle and significant ways, such as through the company’s Dollars For Dirt community funding program.

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NOAH GROSS (USA)

Founder & President, Refund Sniper

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Noah Gross is Founder and President of Refund Sniper, one of the largest inventory management services focused on the Amazon FBA seller market. Noah brings a wealth of experience in e-commerce and operations leadership to his role at Refund Sniper, where he leads the business development, technology, and service teams on a day to day basis.

Prior to founding Refund Sniper, Noah founded and invested in several brick and mortar companies, leading aggressive growth plans and establishing successful e-commerce presence prior to exiting via sale or investment partnership.

Noah loves a good bourbon and solving a good data problem. He lives in NY with his wife and four children.

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Kevin Smith (USA)

Head of Shopping Business Development, Google

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Currently Head of Shopping Business Development at Google, Kevin Smith is a business development professional with over 15 years experience across technology, management consulting, investment banking and engineering.

In his seven years at Google so far, Kevin has led Wallet Commercialization, Payments Strategy and Operations, and for Mobile Carriers. Before joining Google, he spent time at Hewlett-Packard, Bain & Company, and SG Cowen. Kevin attended UCLA, where he received both his undergraduate degree and MBA.

JOHN LAWSON (USA)

CEO, ColderIce

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John is the Amazon #1 best-selling author, IBM Ecommerce Futurist and Ebay Influencer. He is regarded as a Platinum Ecommerce Powerseller who has generated millions through online selling. John is the CEO at ColderICE Media, a Cognitive College adjunct professor and he is celebrated as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America.

Lawson is a certified customer acquisition specialist and international keynote speaker, with an absolute wealth of knowledge on all things dealing with online retailing and digital marketing. John is a pioneer in the retail vertical and founder of The Ecommerce Group, a global community of more than 6,000 Ecommerce vendors and marketers.

MARK DORSEY (USA)

VP of Business Development & Co-Founder, Bonanza

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Mark is the VP of Business Development and Co-Founder at Bonanza, a seller-focused eCommerce Marketplace based in Seattle, Washington that empowers entrepreneurs to create their dream businesses, minus the busywork. Bonanza’s objective is to offer users the best set of tools in the industry to help maximize sales effortlessly. Bonanza was named 2016’s Most Recommended and Best Communicating Marketplace by the largest independent online seller survey (EcommerceBytes). Bonanza was named a “Best Company to Work For” by Seattle Business Magazine in 2017, and Best in Biz Awards in 2015. In 2014, Bonanza was voted “Most Recommended” and “Best Overall” among online marketplaces by EcommerceBytes readers. Bonanza has been recognized for its community-driven feature set and passionate selling community by media sources ranging from Mashable to Family Circle. Mark is an eCommerce expert and has been quoted in CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Huffington Post, and Businessweek.

Adam Proehl (USA)

Partner & Co-Founder, NordicClick Interactive

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Adam is a Partner & Co-Founder at NordicClick Interactive, a Digital Marketing agency in Minneapolis. He’s an 20 year veteran of Ecommerce and online marketing which means he remembers dial up modems. He has spoken at numerous industry conferences over the last few years including SES, SMX, Pubcon, OMS, B2B, eMetrics, Zenith Marketing, MN Search, and Digital Summit.  When not working, Adam loves spending quality time outdoors with his family (especially on the water), driving (and fixing) his ‘67 Mustang convertible, doing house projects, and reading.

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Lori Barzvi (USA)

Ecommerce Entrepreneur, Love, Lori

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The night before 9/11, Lori Barzvi’s brother, Guy, who was 29 years old and making a six-figure salary at Cantor Fitzgerald in the WTC, told her he was unhappy with his job. Working sixteen-hour days, including a brutally long commute, he had no life/work balance and expressed his desire to do something more entrepreneurial. The next day, Guy was killed.

The tragic loss of her beloved brother would set the trajectory for Lori’s future career. She went from corporate America to having a restaurant business which failed then a dance studio that failed. Lori then created her own product which failed many times, until she found Amazon where it became a #1 best seller. Lori’s success on Amazon is a true testament to the lesson her brother’s untimely and tragic death taught her about the importance of loving what you do for a living and never giving up

JIM BANKS (UK)

CEO, Spades Media

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Jim Banks is the CEO of Spades Media, a performance based online marketing agency.

Spades Media are a HubSpot Partner and a Google Partner Agency.

Jim is one of the pioneers of paid media, buying his first paid traffic back in 1999.

Since then he has worked with over 1100 companies around the world and spent in excess of $220 million buying paid media generating in excess of $1.25 billion in eCommerce sales and more than 2.2 million leads for inbound marketing companies.

Jim is a well-traveled and sought after keynote speaker and returning to speak at Retail Global for the third time.

ARASH FASIHI (USA)

President & CEO, Channel Gate Technologies Inc

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Arash is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success spanning technology, consumer electronics, retail, virtual supply chain, and logistics. Leveraging extensive experience raising funds and defining culture, Arash is an invaluable asset for a company seeking funding for next-level growth while redefining corporate culture to ensure seamless day-to-day operations and low employee and customer
turnover. His areas of expertise include data analytics, SaaS, operations, and software utilization and integration.

Currently, Arash is the CEO of Channel Gate Technologies, Inc. It is the only fully managed digital supply chain for retailers and manufacturers, integrating and selling across many channels, including Amazon, Google, eBay, Walmart, Facebook & more across the North
American market.

Since 2004, Arash has paved the way for a successful and proven eCommerce network. Channel Gate estimates $1.3 Billion GMV with thousands of retailers, marketplaces, brands and carriers onboard.

Arash is an active board member for developing retail and tech-based start-ups. He is also a dedicated member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), demonstrating exceptional leadership.

CYNDI THOMASON (USA)

Founder & President, bookskeep

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Cyndi Thomason is the author of Profit First for E-commerce Sellers that will be released January 2019, she is the founder and president of bookskeep, and a Certified Master Profit First Professional.  Her company consists of a virtual team located across the US.  Cyndi and her team provide bookkeeping and profit consulting services to e-commerce clients all over the world.

Cyndi loves working with small businesses to help them make sense of their numbers. She has a passion for data analysis and process development, and she especially enjoys using this passion to educate her clients and help them structure their businesses to make a profit!

Cyndi grew up in North Carolina and went to NC State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Living in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas with her husband and teenage daughter, Cyndi loves to hike with her family, garden, and hang out with her menagerie of beloved animals.

CJ ROSENBAUM (USA)

Founder & Attorney at Law, Amazon Sellers Lawyer

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CJ is the founding partner of the only full-service, international law firm focused on Amazon Sellers.  Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., the law firm behind AmazonSellersLawyer.com, has full time staff in New York, Europe and China.

CJ’s law firm focuses on three major areas for Amazon Sellers:
1.     Suspensions: Plans of Action for Non-Legal Suspensions and obtaining withdrawals of Intellectual Property Right Complaints;

2.     Representing Sellers in Arbitrations against Amazon when Amazon refuses to reinstate accounts or seizes money or goods that belong to Amazon Sellers; and,

3.     Brand Protection for Private Label Sellers on all platforms.

CJ’s team of lawyers & college educated paralegals in New York conference every Plan of Action to identify what is anticipated to get the Amazon seller back on Amazon as quickly as possible.  Nothing is outsourced.  As a law firm, CJ’s team stands up for Sellers against baseless IP complaints and obtains withdrawals. When Amazon refuses to reinstate accounts or release sellers’ money, Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C. takes Amazon to arbitration.  As Amazon sellers pivot into creating their own Private Labels, CJ’s team helps Private Label sellers with everything from filing their trademarks to protecting their brands from competitors.

CJ is the author of three books including the latest book on avoiding Amazon suspensions and getting accounts back if you suffer a suspension: Your Guide to Amazon Suspensions, 2017-2018 Edition.  CJ’s other books include the Amazon Law Library, Volume 1 and Your Guide to Selling Fashion on Amazon.

DENIS COOMBES (USA)

Director of Sales, ROI Revolution, Inc.

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Denis hails from South Africa, where he received his Masters degree in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg. He has been running online marketing campaigns for clients worldwide since 2004. In 2006, he joined ROI Revolution, where he has been instrumental in developing a team that manages 100’s of millions of dollars in annual digital marketing spend. Through his 13+ years of experience, he’s gained a deep understanding of the challenges eCommerce companies face and how to overcome them with proven, data-driven solutions.

Jackson Cunningham (CAN)

Co-Founder, JJsuspenders.com

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eCommerce pro with over ten years of experience managing and growing online businesses. Since 2012, Jackson has built 3 stores totalling 1M+ in annual sales while working a full-time job as eCommerce manager at an award-winning footwear company wiivv.com.

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EDDIE LEVINE (USA)

President, Hub Dub Ltd

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Eddie Levine is the President and Co-Founder of Hub Dub, Ltd.  Established in 2012 with business partner Greg Gilpin, the company has morphed into a multi-million-dollar eCommerce operation, with worldwide distribution, attracting superior global brands.

With 15+ years of combined eCommerce, IT and logistics experience working for Fortune 500 companies, Eddie has built an expansive and efficient network of more than 30 different sales channels worldwide.  Vendors working with Hub Dub find themselves set apart through Eddie’s capable stewardship of their brand(s) in the form of reputation / IP management, seller enforcement, listing optimization and advertising.

Eddie’s success and ability to comprehend and disseminate the inner workings of the eCommerce industry have made him a leader – travelling the globe for speaking and education events, as well as helping others achieve their own success in this highly competitive field.

JAY JAY (AUS)

Engaging MC + Entertainer

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From Australia to Japan, USA to India, Jay Jay is fast becoming one of the
most in-demand entertainers and emcees on the corporate market today.

His ability to walk into a room and engage any type of audience is amazing to see. He mixes in his skill as a magician, comedian and even pickpocket to get audiences engaging and interacting with each other.

Having worked with the biggest brands, over 50 million views on youtube and
engaged audiences in over a dozen countries, we are excited to have Jay Jay perform
for us again at the 2017 Retail Global expo in Las Vegas!

CHRIS BECK (USA)

Senior SEO Strategist, Internet Marketing Inc

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Chris Beck, a 2017 U.S. Search Award Winner for Best Low Budget Campaign, is a Senior SEO Strategist for Internet Marketing Inc and founder of Chris Beck SEO Consulting. His award winning campaign brought a small business from making just over $100,000 per year in digital revenue to over $3 million in just one year. He has 7+ years of extensive experience and is very passionate about SEO and making clients more money. Chris has worked with several small business to enterprise level clients such as Verizon, AT&T, DirecTV and more. These campaigns have led to him being an 11 time Landy Award/U.S. Search Award finalist and a one time U.S. Search Award winner. Connect with him on LinkedIn or email him at beckcr6@gmail.com for a free consultation.

ASHLEY KICK (USA)

Managing Director, El Toro Interactive

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Ashley Kick is the Managing Director and Head Of Strategy at El Toro Interactive, a full service digital marketing agency who works with top fashion and retail brands to expand their reach, customer acquisition and online revenue.

As Managing Director, Ashley has overseen projects as a marketing strategist, projection analyst and UX specialist advising many top brands such as Toys R Us, Halston Heritage, Steve Madden and Century 21 Stores. She has launched the marketing of a number of celebrity brands, including Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, Khloe Kardashian’s Good American and most recently Hilary Swank’s Mission Statement.

Ashley’s formula for success in new customer acquisition and brand building relies on three essential elements: timely and engaging content, third party validation and site experience. Through an understanding of User Experience, Top and Bottom Funnel Customer Acquisition and Branding, Ashley has propelled the agency forward as a trusted partner in the retail marketing industry.

TIM JORDAN (USA)

CEO/Founder of Hickory Flats, inc Founder of Private Label Legion

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After gaining experience in international sales and logistics, Tim began his e-commerce journey somewhat unintentionally. After reaching the 7-figure mark with his first Amazon account, he used his past experience and contacts to start Hickory Flats which is a full-service sourcing, logistics, and warehousing operation specifically designed for e-com brand owners. Hickory Flats operates with offices and staff in multiple countries.

Combining the experience he has gained in building his own Private Label businesses with his unique vantage point of assisting hundreds of other Private Label sellers, Tim has tremendous wisdom in differentiating the methods that work, as well as the ones that don’t. While continuing to build multiple brands on AND off of Amazon, as well as helping other sellers through Hickory Flats, Tim continues to offer unique and effective solutions and knowledge to Private Label sellers across multiple different sales platforms.

ASHLEY WARD (USA)

Corporate Speaker, SEMrush

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Ashley Ward is a Corporate Speaker for SEMrush, the most comprehensive business intelligence platform for digital marketing.

Ashley is passionate about helping businesses and individuals gain longterm ROI through teaching content marketing and social media tactics.

With over 6 years in the digital marketing industry, Ashley brings first-hand experience and case studies to inspire marketers around the world to better their strategies using the SEMrush platform and unique marketing tactics.

She regularly speaks at workshops and conferences like Pubcon, Retail Global, SMS Sydney, and more. Ashley is also a contributing writer to industry blogs such as Search Engine Journal and AuthorityLabs.

KELLY SAYRE (USA)

Retail/CPG Analyst , IHL Group

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Kelly Sayre has joined the team to broaden its coverage of the retail, eCommerce and consumer package goods IT market. She has also taken the lead in growing the company’s media marketing efforts through podcasts, short videos, and webinars showcasing IHL content.

Kelly Sayre has a long history of event management, business development, market analysis, and developing intelligent content via new media, including a podcast series on women’s leadership issues. Sayre is an active member of her St. Cloud, MN community. She has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans and serves as an Executive Board Member with both the Forum of Executive Women and the Tri-County Humane Society. In her free time, she enjoys running, being outdoors and enjoying her time with her husband and two young boys.

TYLER SICKMEYER (USA)

Founder, Fidelitas Development

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Tyler Sickmeyer is a marketing thought leader and Founder of Fidelitas Development, a full-service marketing and advertising agency that has served clients around the world. Tyler consults clients on marketing strategy and ROI measurement, serves on the board of Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE), and brings high-energy keynote presentations to audiences across the United States.

Tyler brings a unique perspective to every engagement as he shares solutions for today’s marketing challenges that he learned the hard way as a former concert promoter. The same digital hustle that gave Tyler success as the youngest independent Christian concert promoter in the nation serves as the baseline for the methodology that continues to bring success for Fidelitas clients.

Tyler was the first concert promoter to use text message marketing and first Christian concert promoter to use Facebook for marketing events. Tyler continues to stay on top of the latest trends and is blessed with a wealth of experience in both digital and traditional marketing, as well as Public Relations and Event Marketing.

Tyler’s speciality is helping clients create marketing campaigns that stand out and produce measurable returns. The native Illinoisan now calls San Diego home along with his wife, two sons, and yellow lab.

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