Paige Burkes has 25+ years of experience as a strategic CFO/COO helping rapidly growing companies achieve their goals. In her years of experience, she has come to understand that we as entrepreneurs, employees and consultants need to find more effective ways of achieving our versions of success. The traditional
methodologies are no longer working for us. In fact, they're making us more stressed and less happy by the day. You can read more on her ideas for implementing mindfulness in your life at SimpleMindfulness.com.
Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the SmartFem Media Group, a full service digital marketing and advertising company. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a publicist, columnist and as a Radio & TV Personality. Lea has extensive experience as a business consultant and entrepreneur but decided the only way she could make a difference for women was to create her own magazine that bridges the online community with the local community. Her passion is in connecting people. In fact Lea is often called the connector due to her extensive network. Lea is passionate about working with young professionals and ensures that SmartFem magazine helps create opportunities for interns and graduates from ASUs Walter Cronkite School.
When it comes to speaking, Lea is a breath of fresh air, focusing on leadership, innovation and change to drive business. Her inspirational stories and humor will engage audiences to start thinking bigger. Lea speaks from experience as she shares her stories on making her online magazine into a full service digital marketing and advertising company. She encourages her audience to think bigger and bolder about their own business. Lea motivates her audience in the same manner as she motivates her team, find your voice. Lea shares her ups and downs as well as her successes and failures to give your audience a fresh perspective on marketing, leadership, innovation and customer service.
An online marketing, and social media expert, Lea shares the latest trends to help companies move to the next level in the ever changing digital space. Lea is an expert and a top speaker. She walks her talk. She will impart valuable information in a fun and entertaining way and will leave your audience wanting more.
Kim Tracy possesses a solid communications background including marketing, public relations, and sales. Throughout her career, she has designed and implemented public relations and marketing campaigns, and executed special events for clients in the following industries: consumer products, non-profit, high-tech, professional sports, real estate, and healthcare.
As marketing manager for Penton Media’s Boardwatch and CLEC Magazine, Kim managed all aspects of promoting both trade pubs and their complementary Web sites. The marketing department collaborated with in-house graphic designers, supported a nationwide sales team, and exhibited at competing and their own trade shows.
Kim’s sales background includes work with Hershey Foods, Keller Williams Realty, and The KOR Hotel Group in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Since 2008, Kim has owned and operated The Career Agent, a boutique personal marketing firm that specializes in guiding US-based professionals through career transition. Throughout her career, Kim has helped hundreds of seasoned professionals move forward in their careers.
In 2015, two clients approached Kim about representing them as a speaker’s agent. Seeing that “stars were aligning”, Kim began researching speaker’s bureaus and saw an opportunity not only to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and others achieve their goals, but to continue having a positive impact on people’s lives.
Jon Eric Wallace is the President and co-founder of Indian Peaks Brewing Company, parent company of Left Hand Brewing Company. Eric grew up around the world as the son of an Air Force officer, and was exposed to good beer at a precocious age in Germany. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984 with a degree in international affairs, and spent 8 years in the Air Force as a communications officer in Italy and Turkey before moving back to the U.S. in 1993. Upon his return, he was inspired by the renaissance in craft brewing developing here in the U.S. and, along with co-founder Dick Doore, decided to jump headfirst into the craft beer business.
One of Eric’s focuses is giving back to the local community where he works, lives and plays. He serves on the Brewers Association Board of Directors, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Advisory Board, is a member of Longmont Odd Fellows Lodge No. 29 and Skyline Kiwanis. Left Hand Brewing Company has been named both small and large Business of the Year by the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, Left Hand generated over $687K in donations to many different non-profits through its various fundraising efforts.
Louie was a former music TV host, interviewing hundreds of a-list celebrities and now turned entertainment branding expert, with clients such as concerts, large music festivals, nightlife venues, and up and coming talent. Louie has been crafting and building their social marketing and branding for years. It really is unbelievable to see large scale ticketed events bring in tens of thousands of people and music talent grow their following to the hundreds of thousands - all due to social media content marketing and advanced tools. La Vella builds these brands like a boss.
Louis is not just a music marketing guy. He is asked to consult on all types of business industries, taking his stories and experiences in the entertainment industry and applies it to all businesses.
Craig Beinecke and Adam Cookson are co-founders of TekDry International, a revolutionary, new, and growing retail consumer service for recovering water logged phones and devices while saving your data in 30 minutes. This is an encore interview on the Integrate & Ignite Podcast. Why, you might ask? Well….TekDry was featured on Shark Tank last night! And, we are conducting a post-show interview to learn more about this amazing adventure!
Adam’s responsibilities include strategic business planning, domestic and international business development, capital formation, investor relations, and leading TekDry’s business team for growth and expansion.
Craig is focused on developing strategic partnerships with retail stores to offer the localized TekDry service.
The two gentlemen met during their MBA program at the University of Denver.
Mark was born and raised in Longmont Colorado. He attended Briar Cliff University on a baseball scholarship, and graduated with a health promotions management degree. Mark received his Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in K-12 P.E. from Hasting College. He was the head Softball coach for 2 years as well as the Assistant Athletic Director. In 2005, Mark moved back to Colorado and worked for his brother’s landscape company. He joined Ward Electric in 2008 and in 2012 purchased partial ownership with his brother. Ward Electric Company is a full-service high voltage powerline contractor serving the entire Western United States.
Mark has been married 13 years to Meg Ward. They have 3 children, Gracie (8), Beckham (6) and Bode (2).