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Entrepreneur & Co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank
An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. His marketing firm Shark Branding offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John is also an author of two best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
Entrepreneur & Investor
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern day communications parent company, as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine sites, WineLibrary helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60MM in sales.
Gary is also one of the most sought after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 5-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. Gary has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists.
Co-Founder of RSE Ventures, Entrepreneur & Investor
Founder and CEO Matt Higgins has always been determined to succeed on his own terms. He grew up in Queens, hawking flowers on street corners and working at McDonald’s to help put food on the table. On a mission to support his ailing mother and transcend poverty as fast as possible, he dropped out of high school at 16 to work full time, take his GED and enroll in college. Over the next decade, he would earn his law degree from Fordham at night and begin his career as the youngest press secretary in New York City history, managing the global press response during 9/11.
In 2012, Higgins teamed up with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, the most prominent private developer in the U.S. and a serial entrepreneur. The partners launched RSE Ventures, a private investment firm headquartered in NYC that incubates and invests in businesses across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.
Higgins draws upon his upbringing when inspiring fellow entrepreneurs to defy convention and ignore the naysayers. His investment philosophy is simple:
"We think that the journey matters. We are not investing in stocks; we are backing people - people with a mission to change the world in some way."
This philosophy has manifested through Higgins’ track record for spotting emerging talent and trends. A meeting at a bagel shop in 2009 ended with Higgins becoming Gary Vaynerchuk’s first client, which eventually led RSE to become the only outside investor in VaynerMedia. Together, RSE and Vaynerchuk launched Vayner/RSE, which has invested in transformative early-stage companies such as Coinbase, LOLA, June and Banza, and incubated RESY, which now seats over 1 million diners a week at the best restaurants around the world. Following early success as a brand-builder, in 2013 Higgins co-founded Derris, a leading brand strategy and communications agency whose clients include Warby Parker, Harry’s and Everlane.
As vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, Higgins has focused on bringing major sports and entertainment events to South Florida, while building leading sports enterprises at RSE from the ground up. As soccer was finally hitting its stride in the U.S., RSE launched the International Champions Cup, now the largest privately owned soccer tournament, drawing the top international teams and over 140 million viewers. RSE also anticipated the emergence of recreational drone racing and backed the launch of the Drone Racing League, which has become the top drone racing circuit.
Most recently, RSE has built a portfolio of dynamic restaurant brands, partnering with David Chang's Momofuku, Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar, Nicholas Stone’s Bluestone Lane, and Michael Lastoria's &pizza, named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2018. Higgins also led RSE’s foray into cybersecurity with the acquisition of SkOUT, a leading cyber company for small and midsized businesses.
Higgins has supported many socially driven organizations, working most closely with Autism Speaks and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) as a founding board member. He also serves on the boards of Momofuku, Milk Bar, VaynerMedia, Bluestone Lane, RESY and &pizza and has been named a top 40 executive in New York and one of the most outstanding executives in sports.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chase for Business
Brent Reinhard is the Chief Marketing Officer for Chase’s Business Banking organization, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s products targeted specifically at the Small Business population. Brent leads a diverse organization of Marketing professionals managing Branding and Advertising, Product Development and Management, Client Communications, Digital Strategy, Social Media and Innovations efforts.
Brent has been with Chase since 2003 and has held a variety of roles including several roles on the Chase Ink team, Chase Sapphire team, as well as roles in eCustomer marketing, operations, and product development areas.
Brent was named to the Advocate’s 40 under 40 for his work with the LGBT community as well in driving change within JPMorgan Chase, specifically championing the first ever marketing campaign for Chase targeted to LGBT customers.
Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Delaware Valley College and an MBA from Penn State University. He and his husband of 21 years live with their two dogs in Yardley PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
JPMorgan Chase Specialty Finance
The Credit Conundrum: How it Helps Your Access to Financing
Michael Shepherd is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for JPMorgan Chase Specialty Finance responsible for a 7 state territory.
He has over 25 years SBA lending experience ranging from a small community banks to regional and national banks.
He has experience in, sales and marketing, credit policy and administration, agency relations and compliance, servicing and liquidation, closing and funding, PLP designation and audit management as well as operational functionality.
In 2004 Mr. Shepherd began teaching classes for the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders throughout the country and in 2009 received the association’s instructor of the year.
Mr. Shepherd has helped thousands of small and medium size businesses obtain capital and truly understands the needs and how to utilize the programs to meet them.
Keynote Speaker, Trainer & Bestselling Author
The Fine Art of Small Talk
The Fine Art of Building Business Relationships & Expanding Networks
Fine is the author of bestselling books The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression (Hyperion), and The Fine Art of the Big Talk along with her just released third in the Fine Art series: Beyond Texting The Fine Art of Face to Face Communication for Teenagers (Canon).
A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine presents programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, Spectra Energy, KPMG, General Electric, and NASA. Her books are translated and published in two dozen countries across the globe. A regular Huffington Post blogger Fine's recent media appearances include The Today Show, the Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN. View additional information about Debra at www.DebraFine.com.
Vice President of Social Media
Digital Marketing and Your Business: How to Leverage it for Growth & Customer Loyalty
Francisco is an experienced educator, speaker, and marketing executive with a background in developing, implementing, and directing comprehensive marketing and communication strategies. Leveraging his 15+ years of experience as a Director of Operations and Logistics, Director of Marketing, Social Media Administrator, and Social Media Agency Owner, Francisco leads the ZM social team to build and deliver tailored social media and influencer marketing solutions that meet individual business needs. From building brand social media strategies, to crafting just the right post for a social ad campaign, Francisco is passionate about bringing the social back in social media. He is devoted to building relationships the old-fashioned way — by listening, caring, and putting in the time to build lasting relationships.
As Vice President of Social Media, he leads the charge of attracting attention to ZM’s clients’ products and services, helping strangers easily become consumers (of great content), then keeps them engaged and informed until they are ready to make a purchasing decision. Francisco attracts, informs, connects and adds value to clients’ real and potential customers. He ensures that the social amplification of the clients’ great products and services is top-notch, and lets the amplification do the converting.
As Vice President of Influencer Marketing, Francisco focuses on using key leaders to drive brand messaging to the larger market by helping brands locate and communicate with relevant influencers who already have a brand’s target demographic’s attention and trust. By leveraging this attention and trust, Francisco helps brands secure agreements with industry influencers to promote their products and service in an organic way. This approach is highly effective as it hacks growth and reach, and ultimately drives sales.
Francisco holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from National University.
Private Investors: What do you need to know?
Nadine Yang is a Vice President in Private Capital Markets at JP Morgan Global Investment Banking, based in New York. She works with companies across a wide range of industries to access private capital from institutional investors including venture capital, growth equity, private equity, family offices, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and others. Recent closed transactions include a $2.5bn preferred equity private placement for Grab, a ride-hailing, food delivery, and mobile payments company based in Southeast Asia.
Prior to her current role, Nadine held roles in management consulting, corporate strategy, credit research, and multi-asset portfolio management. Nadine has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University.
Managing Director & Head Economist
Economic Outlook: Making Sense of the Economy
As managing director and head economist for Commercial Banking,
James Glassman provides market insights to help clients better
understand the changing economy and its impact on their business.
Mr. Glassman also works closely with the firm’s Corporate Sector,
including the Chief Investment Office and Investor Relations, as well
as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing
financial analysis and research.
A publisher of independent research on the principal forces shaping
the economy and financial markets, Mr. Glassman is regularly cited
in the financial media, where he is also a frequent commentator on
economic policy issues. Additionally, he is a long-standing participant
in the widely followed Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Survey
of Professional Forecasters and the National Association of Business
Economists’ panel of macro-economic forecasters.
From 1979 through 1988, Mr. Glassman served as a senior economist
in the Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs departments at
the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities
ranged from analysis and forecasting of inflation and labor market
developments, to analysis of the Federal Reserve’s operating
strategies and interest rate markets, to the development of monetary
and reserves projections. He joined Morgan Guaranty in 1988
and then Chemical Bank in 1993, which, through a combination of
mergers, became JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mr. Glassman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a master’s degree in Economics
from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was awarded a Ph.D. in
Economics from Northwestern University.
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Networking Reception: Heavy Hors D’oeuvre’s & wine/beer served
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