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Communications and Event Planning
Jordan and Jan Ayan
Jordan and Jan Ayan are serial entrepreneurs that have been Married with Business for the past 20 years. Together they bootstrapped and built several companies. In 2000 they launched a new technology company focused on helping any business create and send permission-based email communications with ease. The company, SubscriberMail, was a pioneer in the non-spam email marketing space. On December 31, 2009 they were acquired by a public company who was also a client. At that time, their customers ranged from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies (including two of the few brands people actually tattoo on their bodies – Apple and Harley-Davidson). Their business was based in Chicago, but after the sale and tired of shoveling snow, they moved their permanent home to Scottsdale. Today they have a consulting practice that helps businesses quickly identify growth and company issues, and develop innovative implementable solutions. RSVP for your spot.
Born in Australia, and now an Arizona resident, Michael’s business career spans F500 companies including IBM, GE, Cisco, Pitney Bowes, as well as VP/SVP Sales & Marketing positions in 3 technology start-up companies. I have an MBA in International Management from University of RMIT (Australia), from their Singapore campus. I have taught sales and presentation skills classes. Michael is available the first Monday of every month from 1:00-4:00pm. RSVP for your spot.
Most entrepreneurs have an idea. It then has to become a product. Then it has to become a business and a company. I bring products to market by walking entrepreneurs through all those stages including. pricing, finance, and market planning. Market research and evangelism. Connections to resources. See the Stealthmode Partners website for a full picture of what we can offer. Francine is available on the third Wednesday at Gangplank Avondale and the fourth Tuesday at Gangplank Chandler from 1:30-4:30pm. RSVP for your spot.
Ed Nusbaum has helped start and grow many different companies and organizations – via both creative bootstrapping and venture capital. Meet with Ed if you are doing something Internet related and want some additional perspective on tactics, strategy, business model, etc. Request an appointment.
Through her varied experiences from building her own businesses, working for Fortune 100 companies and coaching local business owners to create profit, Christie developed an innovative process for launching small businesses to success. She loves helping service-related businesses learn the nuts and bolts they need to be successful, especially in the areas of strategic planning, efficiency, branding, marketing, SEO, social media, WordPress website design and small biz accounting. Christie currently enjoys helping others make a living doing what they love at launchmie.com. She also leads an international chain of dance fitness studios she founded and licensed. Request an appointment: Days and evenings available.
Greg Taylor founded Marketing Press, with the simple goal of solving business challenges through the WordPress platform. Greg is committed to leveraging WordPress to help enhance a company’s and brand’s presence while creating communities. Greg has been a speaker at PodCampAZ, WordCamp LA & WordCamp Las Vegas. Greg is available the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1:00-4:00pm. RSVP for your spot.
As a seasoned business analyst & business developer, Derek Harris is successful at executing corporate vision and strategies that help increase your company’s footprint, expand market share and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains. He has over 25 years business experience in transportation, construction, pro sports & entertainment and management consulting. Specializing in startups and emerging companies, Derek co-founded Zagg Media Partners- Strategic Growth Advisors. He serves as senior business strategist. Derek is available the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-4:00pm. RSVP for your spot.
Jennifer Lindley has over 10 years of experience in economic development and non-profit leadership. She has proven success in linking people together to help solve high profile local and regional challenges. Jennifer is currently the Executive Director for the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership where she manages the enhanced marketing, special events, as well as safety and beautification services for the area. She has experience in Community Development, Public Relations, Fundraising, Media Relations, Economic Development, Business Development, Operations Management, and Event Planning. RSVP for your spot.
Susan Baier is the founder of Audience Audit Inc., which develops custom quantitative segmentation research for marketing agencies, B2B and B2C companies, higher education, small business and nonprofits. Her expertise is built on more than 20 years in product and brand management, marketing, business development and strategic planning with Fortune 100 firms and small companies. Susan offers mentoring help in the areas of audience-based marketing strategy, market research, audience identification, marketing planning and marketing relevance. Susan is available the second Monday of every month from 2:00-5:00pm. RSVP for your spot.