Driven by her hatred for injustice and love for the underdog, Catherine left behind a career in venture capital and private equity to pursue a higher calling. In 2010, she founded Defy Ventures, an organization dedicated to transforming the hustle of formerly incarcerated individuals and equipping them to go legit.
Carter has built and sold over 1,000 apps in the last three years while blogging and consulting with developers large and small. His blog has reached millions of readers promoting ambition and thinking outside of the box. When he's not working on apps, he's traveling, swimming and giving out high fives.
Since being awarded Mentor of the Year in 2006 Dino has worked with high-end entrepreneurs who want to replicate their business success into their personal relationships. As a PHD - Passionate Husband and Dad - he is on a mission to help entrepreneurs grow their business without sacrificing their marriage.
Ryan is a former gang member turned serial entrepreneur, self-made millionaire and CEO & Co-Founder of ViSalus. In March 2013 he became the #1 New York Times Best-selling Author of Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain, where he effectively imparts lessons learned from obstacles faced and provides a road map for entrepreneurial success.
Ivan is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI now has over 6,900 chapters throughout the world. In 2013 BNI generated 5.4 million referrals resulting in almost $6.5 billion dollars worth of business for its members.
Donald is the author of several books, including Best-sellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He helps people live a better story at creatingyourlifeplan.com and has a marketing consulting company at storybrand.com.
GreatBlue President and Founder, Michael specializes in design and implementation of research methodologies including phone, mail, web-based studies, focus groups, and in-depth interviews. He empowers clients with objective, reliable data to maximize organizational effectiveness.
Brian is an entrepreneur, author and writer for the Huffington Post on authority marketing. He helps entrepreneurs clearly define their magic, position them as authorities, then get national media coverage for them. He’s been profiled and featured on the Howard Stern Show, Wall Street Journal, Perez Hilton, Forbes and Inc.
Kelly is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author who has built her cutting-edge empire from the world of fashion styling. Comfortable in the currency of catwalk and commerce alike, Kelly has 2 books, a podcast and a successful iTunes application under her Hermès belt, as well as a thriving styling agency StyleMeDivine.com.