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Feburary 8-10, 2023

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

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Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff

New York Times Bestselling Author

Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent, Soundtracks, The Surprising Solution To Overthinking.

Published in more than twenty languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. When he’s not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of INC’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Known for his insights wrapped in humor, Acuff shared the stage with an American Icon when he opened up for Dolly Parton at the Ryman Auditorium.

For over 20 years he’s also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.

Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett

Founder of Leadership Inc.

Ty Bennett is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways. He’s changing lives– one leader at a time. At 21, Ty and his brother built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenues. He developed a system and organization that would help over 500 sales managers fine-tune their sales and leadership skills in over 37 countries. Ty has traversed the world speaking to tens of thousands of audience members transforming the lives, careers, and business practices of leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Delta Airlines, Subway, Home Depot, Coca-Cola and RE/MAX. His best-selling books – Partnership is the New Leadership, The Power of Influence: Increase Your Income and Personal Impact and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Workplace Strategist

Jeff Butler is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. His experience spans over 40 industries in 4 continents on how different cultures and employees interact with each other. He studies common threads of behavior in industries such as IT professionals, underground utility workers, police officers to clothing retail chains. In addition, companies like Google, Amazon, John Deere, and Coldwell Banker. As a researcher and practitioner, he also runs a consulting company and a tech company, TrinityFix where he is able to test his ideas in different workplace environments. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice, appeared in dozens of media outlets including two books on human behavior: The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You.

Colvin Geoff

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune + Bestselling Author

Experience counts in serious times. For four decades at Fortune, Geoff Colvin has covered the economic, political, technological, and competitive forces disrupting business and how top leaders and companies adapt and transform to win in spite of them. The big takeaway, Geoff says, is that winning companies and leaders summon the courage to act –they stop protecting the past and start inventing the future –and they confront this reality faster than the competition. As business leaders face their biggest challenge ever, Geoff Colvin is the voice of experience who shines a light –revealing a clearer path for an uncertain future. His columns and cover stories for Fortune have earned him millions of loyal fans. Many of them also hear him dispense critical business insights on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week. Geoff’s bestselling books include The Upside of the Downturn, Talent is Overrated, and Humans are Underrated. A keynote speaker with compelling content, Geoff Colvin is also a brilliant panel moderator and interviewer.

Dr. Ann Kulze

Dr. Ann Kulze

Founder/CEO of The Healthy Living School® + Bestselling Author

Dr. Ann Kulze is a best-selling author, physician, and highly sought motivational speaker in the areas of nutrition, healthy living, and disease prevention. With formal training in both nutrition and medicine, along with extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of 4, and trusted family physician, Dr. Ann has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness expert. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class.

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

CEO of Tomorrow

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A regulator contributor to the Harvard Business Review, his articles explore a wide range of cutting edge leadership topics including data-driven decision making, agile organizations, algorithmic management and AI ethics. Each week Mike interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.

James White

James White

Principal of J.A. White Financial Services, LLC

James White has been a professional US Government Securities trader/manager since 1984. He has managed US Government securities portfolios for banks, corporations, large public utilities like PSEG of New Jersey and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, pension funds and unions. He has been a bank regulator, investment officer of a savings institution, a director of banking institutions and investment specialist for a state regulatory department.

James White is the principal of J.A. White Financial Services, LLC. As a manager of primarily US Treasury portfolios, he has earned consistently high returns for his clients, far in excess of market averages, for over 35 years. He is a so called “active” manager, seeking to time overbought and oversold situations with the intention of outperforming a simple buy and hold strategy. Because he manages only US Government securities, credit risk is taken out of the equation and he concentrates fully on interest rate risk. His investment style has always represented safety of principal and specialization on one asset class and has resulted in consistently superior returns for clients.

Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

Financial Professional + Keynote Speaker

Mark Zinder is a seasoned financial professional and keynote speaker with a unique gift for making the complicated clear as he examines the trends and ideas actively shaping business today. Mark’s distinctive and captivating style has made him one of the busiest and most requested speakers in the fields of finance, economics, and business development.

Mark came to the financial industry 30 years ago and gained immediate recognition for his engaging seminars and market intuition. He honed his talents as National Spokesman for Franklin Templeton, where he spent over six years consulting with Sir John Templeton, Dr. Mark Mobius, Mr. Michael Price, and other renowned economists and money managers.

Armed with unique insights and a keen understanding of macroeconomic trends that he learned from Sir John Templeton, Mark shares his knowledge and experiences at meetings and conferences around the world. In addition to speaking, he coaches advisors and wholesalers to respond and adapt to their client’s needs in this rapidly innovating industry.

Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries

Master of Ceremonies

Author, Keynote Speaker, and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Mark Jeffries has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations, agencies, and partnerships.

Dividing his time mostly between The United States, Canada, and Europe, Mark is invited to deliver his highly effective keynotes on ‘Business Communication, Influence & Presentation’ to audiences across many industries. His speeches are relevant, entertaining, and filled with instantly useable takeaway ideas.

Mark has also mastered a fascinating niche—moderating major corporate events. He has rapidly become the go-to person for facilitating, moderating, and ‘MC-ing’ multinational events for large and small organizations around the world. As well as running countless industry panels and chatting with more than 150 C-Suite execs, on stage, Mark has also interviewed many celebrities including Will Smith, Richard Branson, Bob Mueller, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, Janet Yellen and Michael J. Fox.

Doug Clark

Douglas W. Clark

Founder, Chief Executive Officer + Chairman of Corcentric

Doug Clark has served as Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest) since 1996. His professional experience includes stints in public accounting, investment banking, and as a technology and transportation entrepreneur.

Doug was instrumental in growing Corcentric into one of the leading tech-enabled business services companies with more than 2,000 customers throughout North America. During his tenure, he has led the company to be named nine times to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies.”

Prior to founding AmeriQuest, Doug was President of Amtralease, a national association of independent full service truck leasing companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Clark was a Vice President and Director of Drexel Firestone Inc., an investment banking firm. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) and is a Board member of AAA South Jersey and ACP. Clark also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business. He received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Matt Clark

Matt Clark

President + Chief Operating Officer of Corcentric

Matt Clark is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Corcentric. He is responsible for setting and steering Corcentric’s strategic vision along with its mission of empowering businesses to do more. His leadership has led to a substantial increase in employees, revenue, and the company’s growing presence in the B2B FinTech space. Since the beginning of 2018, Matt has guided the company through three acquisitions that position Corcentric as a global leader in Source-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash solutions.

Matt is an adviser and guest lecturer for the University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, and is an active member of Vistage Chief Executive Group, which provides peer-to-peer mentoring for DC area business leaders. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

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