Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature. He has over 20 years of experience bring innovative products to market. Some of them include Bluetooth, USB, RFID, Semiconductor DNA sequencing, and SaaS for Healthcare.
Jarie has formed or been part of 6 startups in various management roles. He hold a MBA in Technology Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is also inventor or co-inventor on over 10 patents and has published three books — “Frustration Free Technical Management”, “#ENDURANCE tweet — A Little Nudge to Keep You Going” and “Business Basics for Entrepreneurs”. You can read his thoughts on management and entrepreneurship via his blog, The Daily MBA.
Dan was a senior engineer with Intel Corporation. His job was to travel the world with the company’s senior executives, doing technical demonstrations on stage at events, and he was incredibly nervous about speaking on stage. He took a comedy class to get over the fear, and the comedy kind of took off.
Since leaving Intel to pursue comedy full-time, Dan has performed at two Democratic National Conventions, at a TED Conference, at several presidential inaugural galas, for President Obama, Donald Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Steve Wozniak, Arianna Huffington and for hundreds of similar luminaries. Also, he appeared in an Apple “Get a Mac” commercial and recently did voiceover work for the animated series “Family Guy”.
Stephen DeWitt is CEO of Work Market, a role he assumed in January 2015 to lead the company in its next phase as the leading enterprise labor-automation platform. A 30-year technology veteran, Stephen was attracted to Work Market’s opportunity to help companies achieve digital transformation by adopting a cloud-based workforce and work management model.
Stephen previously served as Senior Vice President and
General Manager at Hewlett Packard, where he served on the company’s Executive Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Stephen was President, CEO and Chairman of Azul Systems for five years, where he provided strategic leadership and visionary direction for the company from its earliest stages through product development and market entry.
Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tom Harness is the founder and owner of Harness Digital Marketing, a digital marketing firm that has worked with over 50 businesses and organizations on Social Media, SEO, and Email Marketing. He is an entrepreneur and business owner with 20 years of combined experience in Education, IT, Non-Profits and Business. Tom is a U.S. Army Veteran and a Southern Illinois University alum. He also enjoys craft beers, his beloved Chicago Cubs, his family and community.
Rebecca Lindland serves as the senior director of commercial insights for Kelley Blue Book. In this role, she oversees the creation and delivery of consultative, actionable and differentiated insights for automakers and advertising agency clients.
Prior to Kelley Blue Book in 2015, she spent over two years as a senior research fellow for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. KAPSARC is a non-profit research institution focused on energy policy, technology and more.
Previously, Lindland also spent more than 10 years at IHS Automotive as director of research and formerly, as a director of industry research and senior analyst.
Lindland holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.
Josh, also known as “The Technologist”, joined the Abt team of experts in 2004 as a representative in the Small Electronics Department. Working for the company runs in the family for Josh, as his father is a former employee, while his uncle and cousin currently work at Abt. A year after being hired, Josh spearheaded the Apple Boutique opening and now serves as its manager. He has appeared on numerous television shows including ABC, NBC, FOX and WGN and has been quoted in many publications including USA Today, Reuters, the LA Times, and the Daily Herald
Dan Hill, a branding, reputation & crisis management expert and president of Hill Impact, joins us to share his insight into the landscape of online gambling and how recent regulatory actions against DraftKings and FanDuel will affect the future of fantasy gaming.
Dan Hill is President of Hill Impact in Washington, D.C., a communications and public affairs firm. For more than 20 years Hill has worked in and advised a variety of clients including professional athletes and sport teams, universities, public figures, and public and private sector organizations around the world. His portfolio includes multi-billion dollar international acquisitions, litigation and criminal investigations of Fortune 100 companies, hostile takeovers, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, and defending the reputations of high-profile individuals including celebrities and titans of industry.