Bringing you 30-minutes of Heavy-Hitters in the Business, Marketing, Influence, Music & Entertainment Industries with Till Paris & Kevin Puckett.
CMO of AKT Talks Massive Brand Franchise Expansion & Future of Fitness Industry.
Tori Johnston is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness, and fitness industry with brands like Pure Barre, SoulCycle, Xtend Barre, and AKT.
Tori is a seasoned leader with a result-oriented, data-driven, innovative and passionate approach to marketing. With a passion for health and fitness, Tori has brought her marketing and branding expertise to the Xponential Fitness family and is currently overseeing all brand and marketing initiatives as CMO of one of the fastest-growing boutique fitness studios in the country - AKT.
Starkist CMO talks Innovation, Influential Marketing & Why Working Hard Pays
Andy Mecs is the Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at StarKist, the number one brand of tuna in the United States. He has served in a variety of field sales, trade marketing and consumer marketing roles during his career. He is also a licensed attorney, who earned his JD/MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
With Mecs’ leadership, StarKist has placed an emphasis on convenient, healthy food products,
leading to dozens of innovative new products and the “Tear. Eat. Go.” campaign for StarKist
Tuna, Salmon and Chicken Creations. As a result, pouch products are generating rapid growth,
and StarKist is approaching a 50.0 share in the tuna category.
CMO of Quick Quack Car Wash on Transformation, Scale & Innovation
Travis Kimball is a Founding Partner and the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of Quick Quack Car Wash. Mr. Kimball has helped grow the company from a single car wash to more than 110 locations in five states. Among other things, he is primarily responsible for branding, direct marketing, advertising, promotions, customer experience, social media, community relations, and public relations. Mr. Kimball has a MBA from Brigham Young University and previous marketing experience with start-up dot.com companies as well as real estate development and retail management.
IT CEO on the Vital Connection between Customer Connection/Service and Actual Support
Jon Schram is an IT support expert and the founder & CEO of The Purple Guys, a tech company that has grown since 2001 to become the Midwest’s premier provider of IT support services. The Purple Guys is a fast-growing, 7-digit business that has helped hundreds of companies grow by solving their IT problems and providing them with stress-free, bullet-proof tech support. Jon and his wife, Jill, have three children and have founded two businesses together.
CEO talks Profitless Progressive, Successful Chaos, and reprograming the headless entrepreneur.
Bryan Sarff founded True Wealth & Company to help entrepreneurs turn business success into personal wealth through a proprietary process called True Chief of Staff™. He hosts a weekly podcast titled Let’s Make Work Optional™. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Bryan intimately understands the delicate balancing act between a successful personal and business life.
Bryan serves the community as a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and as an active board member for Band of Angels.
He is a graduate of Mizzou’s School of Business and lives in Leawood, KS, with his incredible wife, three fantastic daughters, and two adorable Westies.
For fun Bryan enjoys smoking BBQ on his Traeger, socializing with friends over a craft beer, occasional exercise, a good book, bass fishing, and digging productive holes in his yard.
CMO & Data Guru on What Brands Must Know about Innovation & Trends
Leslie Greve was recently promoted to CMO at BGZ Brands, parent company of BodyGuardz, Lander and Moxyo brands. She joined the company in 2015, bringing with her experience in driving revenue and profitability through building partnerships, developing teams, negotiating contracts and building programs.
Leslie now leads BGZ brands on creating a world class customer experience, using data to steer the acceleration. She is a self-admitted "data nerd" who loves reading industry news, studying macro trends and sharing all of it to anyone who will listen. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys adventures with her husband, puppy and two smart, funny, feisty boys.