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Keynote Speakers

Dave Charest Director of Small Business Success, Constant Contact

Dave Charest is Director of Small Business Success at Constant Contact, the online marketing leader trusted by millions of small businesses. In his role, Dave acts as an educator and an advocate for small business leaders, marketing professionals, and nonprofits by providing them with practical marketing advice that can help them achieve their goals. He is a dynamic leader, speaker, creator, and award-winning marketer who strives to inspire small businesses by simplifying the complex world of online marketing....

Ramon Ray Publisher, ZoneofGenius.com

Ramon Ray is an in-demand small business expert who started four companies and sold two of them. He's the author of several books, including "Celebrity CEO", which is about how small business owners can make a bigger impact with the power of personal branding. Learn more about Ramon at www.RamonRay.com. Ramon is a sought after motivational speaker and...

workshop Speakers

Joe MacKrellAward-Winning Executive Producer & President, 10+ Interactive, LLC

Joe has been developing training and marketing content for over three decades. He and the 10+ team develop video, eLearning, instructor-led training, and marketing content for companies like Toyota, Edwards Lifesciences....

Janet MichelPresident, Benefits Redesigned LLC

Janet Michel has helped small employers with benefits since 2011. She is a licensed insurance agent working in 36 states, including Texas. Her company, Benefits Redesigned located here in Houston, focuses on helping empl...

Denis BurnsManaging Director, The Burns Firm

Denis Burns is a New Mexico native. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Colorado with an accounting and finance emphasis. Later, he completed the Master of Science in accounting with em...

Christopher BarnettFounder and CEO, WORQFLOW

The founder and CEO of WORQFLOW, Christopher Barnett, started the company as a one-man-shop focusing on configuring HubSpot accounts. Subsequently, after rising to the top of the freelance market and becoming the top-rat...

Emily WashcovickSenior Marketing Manager, Yelp

As Yelp’s Small Business Expert, Emily is responsible for building a thriving network of local business owners, operators and marketers through education and networking events (now, exclusively virtual). She hosts even...

Jeff RobertsFounder & CEO, Innovation Vista

Jeff Roberts is the founder of Innovation Vista, an IT strategy & leadership firm which brings top-flight IT leaders within reach for small & midsize organizations. Across 25+ years of IT leadership, as a 5-time CIO, for...

Mike BallasesChairman of the Board, Cactus Cash LLC

45 years in commercial banking, 8 years in small business finance....

Rae Ann GeorgeCPA, George CPA, LLC

Rae Ann George is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience serving individuals, small businesses and non-profits. With a driving force to help businesses grow, she is invested in making financial r...

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