Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady
Melinda F. Emerson, known as SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 15 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week on the internet. A pioneer in social media marketing, she is the creator and host of #Smallbizchat, the longest-running live chat on Twitter for small business owners.
Ted Callahan, Intuit Acct. Business Leader
Passionate people leader with deep go-to-market growth strategy, pricing, and sales experience at both Fortune 100 enterprise tech companies and early stage startups. Experience playing interim operating roles in numerous startups devising strategy, raising over $30m in follow-on capital, managing teams, and delivering revenue against aggressive growth targets.
Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. Technology includes social media, apps, smartphones, and the web. Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, companies in North America, Africa and Europe book Crystal Washington when they want their teams to take action online!
Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D.
Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D. is a certified coach for social leaders who want to take ownership of their minds and emotions so they can achieve lasting impact. A bilingual, feminist activist and social entrepreneur, she is the founder of the Indomables, a Latina activist community rooted in the belief that social change does not need more self-sacrifice; It needs leaders who are emotionally resilient, mentally strong, and confident.
Amy Vetter, B3 Method Institute
Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA; MBA, is the CEO of TheB3MethodInstitute, whichprovwhich provides ongoing learning to help you achieve your desired potential in work and life. She is a transformativeleadershipkeynote speaker, an advocate for the mindful use of technology, and creator of the B3Method for Business, Balance & Bliss
Misty Megia is a business strategist extraordinaire. She has driven success for multiple companies across various industries including hardware manufacturing, software developers, green energy, education, and more. She has over 20 years of experience in market strategy, project management, public speaking, corporate branding, and channel marketing. In addition, Misty is a performer, director, and choreographer in professional theatre with 100+ productions in her background
Dan Gertudes, GrowthLab
Dan has built GrowthLab into a premiere Finance-as-a-Service (FaaS) company that serves Founders and Management Teams with Financial Planning, Accounting, and CFO support. GrowthLab specializes in helping startups, emerging growth companies, and companies in turnaround mode by providing leadership and execution with their financial management, accounting, and strategic planning functions.
Ian Vacin, Karbon
With more than 25 years’ leadership experience in technology and the accounting profession at Karbon, Intuit, Xero, and other companies, Ian is passionate about helping accounting professionals be as successful as possible in order to positively impact the small businesses they serve. In 2016, he was named a “Top 20 under 40” by the CPA Practice Advisor and a “Marketer That Matters” in 2013 by The Wall Street Journal. Ian has a master’s of engineering management degree and a master’s in business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mariette is a Financial/Tax Accountant, IRS Enrolled Agent and Intuit Trainer/Writer who has worked in the accounting, tax and technology industries for over 2 decades. This blend of experience allows for her to create content and spread awareness for her Entrepreneurial community around the importance of financial literacy, year-round tax compliance and embracing technology to work more efficiently. Her content is delivered with the intent to connect entrepreneurs and their financial professionals together so that they may grow together towards sustainable financial success.
Heather Satterley, Host
Heather is a CPA and founder of Satterley Accounting Services. She is also the founder of Satterley Training & Consulting, LLC – a consulting firm focused on helping businesses define, design, and automate their processes by employing innovative strategy and cloud-based technology. Heather is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, a member of the exclusive Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, and a Zapier Certified Expert. She holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters’s Degree in Innovation from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Liz Scott, Host
Liz is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor and a member of the exclusive Intuit Trainer/Writer Network. Along with running 2 accounting firms, she is the owner of Liz Scott Consulting LLC where she takes up and coming apps to new heights. Liz is the co-host of the QB ‘Appy Hour with Liz and Heather, a webinar series devoted to building awareness in the accounting community about the latest technology trends and best practices in a fun, relaxed environment. Liz was also named as the Insightful Accountant Top Educator/ Trainer/ Writer ProAdvisor.