With over 18 years of monetization experience in retail and enterprise markets, and a proven history of
developing projects that spur growth in new revenue and brand recognition, Cutler has been at the
heart of AbacusNext’s incredible growth in his role as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. He has designed
and managed the build out of business intelligence and automated lead generation platforms, while
overseeing a team of over 70 sales and marketing professionals.
In addition to his role as CSMO, Cutler manages strategic partner relationships including Microsoft,
Veeam, Intuit, Sophos and Skykick. Prior to being a part of AbacusNext, Eric held a number of executive
roles across a wide variety of industries, including Vice President of R&D with BitBox LLC, Chief
Marketing Officer for Sunfood, Editor-in-Chief of SanDiego.com, and Director of Business Development
for American Internet Services.
Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital – the most active early stage venture investors backing more than 175 companies a year.
Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations having advised leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft, PayPal and many others on growth and innovation-related issues. In the blockchain and crypto domains, Matthew is General Partner of the Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund of Funds and an advisor at BitBull Capital and Bitwise. He provides advisory services through his team at Fifth Era Blockchain and is also an advisor at ACX, Atlas Money, Hadron, Liquineq, and ReadyUp
Earlier in his career, Matthew spent 21 years as a strategy, operations and corporate finance advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company. He also spent time as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney and Monitor Group where he led both firms’ West Coast practices and at Booz & Company. He was also a corporate executive at Gap Inc. where he was SVP strategy and corporate development and SVP global marketing.
Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He received a B.A. (Double First) and Master’s from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was born in London, UK, and is now a dual US/UK citizen and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.
Jeremy Poincenot, was your typical, healthy college sophomore when without warning life started to blur. At age 19, Jeremy had lost central vision in both eyes. The diagnosis – a rare genetic disorder called Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) that affects 100 people in the U.S. each year with no treatment or cure. Like most people would, Jeremy thought that losing his vision meant forgetting his life. He quickly learned that with every challenge a new door opens for greatness.
With hard work, dedication and the team he surrounded himself with, Jeremy competed in and won the World Blind Golf Championship in England, only one year after losing his vision. He created the C.U.R.E. (Cycling Under Reduced Eyesight), an annual bike ride that has raised over $200,000 for LHON research.
Jeremy now focuses his time inspiring audiences around the world by sharing his story of overcoming adversity and encouraging others to gain perspective in their lives. He’s been featured on ABC’s 20/20, CNN.com and ESPN as well as had the pleasure of speaking for prestigious companies including Aflac, Honda, John Hancock and many more.
His message each time, “Life is about making choices and if you choose to have a positive outlook, resolute purpose and a hint of humor, anything is possible.”
Born into a publishing empire, Steve Forbes grew up immersed in the worlds of publishing and politics. Steve’s grandfather, B.C. Forbes, was a financial journalist who founded Forbes magazine in 1917. In 1954, his son, Malcolm Forbes, took over the magazine. It wasn’t until 1973, Steve, 26, began writing his own column for his father’s magazine. In 1980, Steve became the president and chief operating officer of Forbes, Inc. and following his father’s death in 1990, he became chief executive officer of the company as well as editor in chief of the magazine. Steve also founded Empower America in 1993, joined the board of trustees of the Heritage Foundation in 2001 and joined the board of directors of Freedom Works in 2006.
Steve has authored books and continues to write editorials for each issue of Forbes magazine’s “Fact and Comment” section. He is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times.
His political ventures include being appointed by President Ronald Reagan to head the Board of International Broadcasting, re-appointed by President George H.W. Bush as well as running for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000. He also served as national co-chair and senior policy advisor in the 2008 Republican campaigns.
Known as the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, Kevin Harrington has been assisting entrepreneurs with turning their dreams into realities for over 30 years. At the age of 15, Kevin launched his first business but didn’t have a business breakthrough until college. By his freshman year, he had built his first million-dollar enterprise. After, he began selling franchises and working alongside other entrepreneurs to help them succeed.
“But wait, there’s more…” before long, Kevin launched the Infomercial and built on its success to pioneer the As Seen on TV brand. Through these opportunities, Kevin launched products including The Food Saver, Ginsu Knives and The Great Wok of China as well as worked with celebrities including Billie Mays and George Foreman.
From this, he built his personal brand which earned him a seat as an original “shark” on Shark Tank, where he continues to live out his passion of empowering entrepreneurs to greatness. Kevin has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, has launched over 500 products and has helped 20 of his companies gross $100 million in revenue. Visit Kevin’s digital home to learn more.
At age 26, Chip took an inner-city motel and turned it into Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotel brand in the world. Conley was CEO for 24 years before accepting an invitation in 2013 from the founders of Airbnb to help transform the home sharing start-up brand to the world’s largest hospitality brand. As Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Conley shared his award-winning methods to thousands of Airbnb hosts in nearly 200 countries and created Airbnb Open, a global festival of belonging. In 2013, Chip founded Fest300 to share his passion for travel and the world’s best festivals. In 2016, Fest300 merged with Everfest with Chip as the Chief Strategy Officer.
Chip was awarded hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award; he is founder of the Celebrity Pool Toss; creator of San Francisco’s Hotel Hero Awards as well as serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute. He is known for his TED talks and has had the opportunity to work with organizations including PIXAR, Google, Zappos and countless others. To learn more about Chip, visit his website.
Colin is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in helping Accountants and their teams develop and implement strategies to build better businesses for themselves and for their clients. He spent 10 years in one of the fastest growing Accounting businesses in the UK where he was instrumental in establishing its business consulting division and training the directors and team members to develop the skills needed to effectively run the new division.
For over two decades, Colin has coached and trained nearly 1,000 Accounting firms as well as delivered speeches, workshops and seminars in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He has also a conducted a multitude of webinars to a global audience. Colin is relentless in the pursuit of improving the performance of every firm he coaches.
Rob has forged a niche to be the world’s foremost authority on how Accounting firms can achieve peak performance.
Since 1994, Rob has run businesses specializing in helping Accountants run better, more profitable businesses. He has coached some of the world’s most thriving Accounting firms. He has dedicated his career to researching and developing the most cutting-edge resources and tools to enable Accounting firms to reach their full potential. Currently, his landmark strategies and products are used by more than 16,000 Accountants in over 30 countries and counting.
Rob’s speaking work has taken him around the world where he has spoken to in excess of 170,000 Accountants. He is a highly dynamic speaker who uses humor, compassion and compelling information to move audiences into action. Rob accompanies his speeches with captivating presentations created from the wealth of knowledge gained from leading the accounting profession.
His exceptional skills ensure that the audience realize their untapped potential. They take away with them truly tangible and effective tools they can use to master and accelerate their own success and achievements.
Based on extensive research and daily contact with Accountants, Rob’s content is original, provocative and uniquely relevant to businesses that want to differentiate themselves. He can engage an audience of 10 or 1,000.
Alan Weiss has published over 500 articles; written 60 books appearing in 12 languages; and coached executives and entrepreneurs around the world. Whether speaking or coaching, his career has taken him to 60 countries and 49 states. He has worked with clients including Mercedes-Benz, The Federal Reserve, Hewlett-Packard, New York Times and over 500 others.
Weiss is the only non-journalist in history to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Press Institute. In 2006, he was inducted into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame® and the recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, representing the top 1 percent of professional speakers in the world. He was later named the Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of two people in history to hold both designations. The New York Post described him as “one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America” and Success Magazine as “a worldwide expert in executive education.” Visit Alan’s bio, to discover more about his influence.
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