DEC Jelly Presenters

2017

August

Chad Willett

Chad Willett

DEC Presenter

Chad J. Willett inspires audiences to unleash their creative potential by SMASHING concepts, walls, barriers, and in short… the Box of life! He also writes a weekly blog where he challenges traditional and self-limiting lines of thinking. While, readers who read his book “Smash the Box” have an original experience which includes: pages out of order, no table of contents, no page numbers and pages upside down.

Jeff Hutton

Jeff Hutton

DEC Presenter

An experienced Salesmen and Leader who has spent the last 16 years in the staffing industry helping companies solve problems, increase efficiency and grow their businesses through people and processes. Jeff has experience in several other industries as a former business owner, salesman, manager and leader. He has made his career on earning people’s trust, building relationships and delivering on his promises. In his role as Chief Growth Officer, he is the client interface and responsible for smooth transactions while creating top of mind positioning with our clients through the ability to listen, deliver results and ensuring complete satisfaction.

Anthony Reynolds

Anthony Reynolds

DEC Presenter

Anthony Reynolds is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Refill, a technology start-up offering premier on-demand alcohol delivery service and an Advisory Board Member of the Start Fund, an investment fund giving back to the community. In addition to direct-to-consumer deliveries, Refill is actively targeting in-seat delivery opportunities in professional and collegiate stadiums and signed a partnership with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets in 2016.

Ryan Frederick

Ryan Frederick

DEC Presenter

Ryan Frederick has had the privilege of being part of several startups and growth companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan as served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies to expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and clients achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a company.

July

Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne

DEC Presenter

Matthew Byrne has made a career providing access to affordable health insurance and innovative benefit solutions. He is the founder of Spiralight Group Inc. and President of MyHealthQuoter.com, a division of Spiralight Group, a health insurance web technology providing affordable solutions for individuals, families and Medicare beneficiaries.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and holds a life and health insurance license and serves on the executive Board of Directors for the National Association of Health Underwriters Columbus chapter.

Janis Mitchell

Janis Mitchell

DEC Presenter

Janis Mitchell is Founder and CEO of Precise Resource, one of the nation’s most highly respected executive search firms founded in Information Security, widely renowned for its process, customized approach, and global reach. As a premier advisor in direct hire, the talent consultants at Precise understand how technology enables a business to reach their goals and how your hiring choices are critical to a business’ success.

Tony Trippe

Tony Trippe

DEC Presenter

Anthony (Tony) Trippe is the Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Tony has been a patent information professional for more than eighteen years and has spent the last fifteen years specializing in technical intelligence and patent analytics.

David Cain

David Cain

DEC Presenter

David Cain is the Vice President of Operations at Rea & Associates Inc. With 38 years of industry experience, David specializes in developing strategies for middle businesses, and assists business owners with wealth management and cash flow strategies.

Michael Kindrat-Pratt

Michael Kindrat-Pratt

DEC Presenter

Michael manages activity related to the Ohio TechAngels Funds (OTAF), including initial investment, deal screening, pitch preparation, due diligence, terms, and investment. Michael has a BS in Management from Boston College.

Parker MacDonell

Parker MacDonell

DEC Presenter

Parker leads the Ohio TechAngel Funds, which invest in seed-stage Ohio companies. He formerly led the Rev1 Advisor Network, matching engaged client companies with business leaders for one-on-one advice and mentoring. Parker holds a BA in Music from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.

June

Doug Wanamaker

Doug Wanamaker

DEC Presenter

Doug Wanamaker launched ProDevLever to pursue his passion for developing creative thinking skills and emotional intelligence in workforce professionals through interactive programs meant to strengthen competencies that add value in every endeavor. He attained expertise in the organization development and talent management professions through vast career experiences with roles in corporate settings. Doug is certified to administer assessments, deliver training programs, and facilitate real-world application in multiple professional development methodologies.

Janis Mitchell

Janis Mitchell

DEC Presenter

Janis Mitchell is Founder and CEO of Precise Resource, one of the nation’s most highly respected executive search firms founded in Information Security, widely renowned for its process, customized approach, and global reach. As a premier advisor in direct hire, the talent consultants at Precise understand how technology enables a business to reach their goals and how your hiring choices are critical to a business’ success.

Kristy Campbell

Kristy Campbell

DEC Presenter

Kristy has spent her 20+ year career working with – and within – tech startups to help them build their brand, grow revenue and scale. As Rev1’s COO and resident CMO, she leads the entrepreneur programs and partnerships that support Rev1’s portfolio growth. Kristy also works directly with companies to implement focused sales and marketing efforts, helping companies generate awareness, first customers, and a repeatable sales pipeline. Kristy previously held executive-level positions with Manta.com – the largest online small business directory, and Saama Technologies, a leading Business Intelligence services firm. She has a BS in Journalism from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University.

Alicia Oddi

Alicia Oddi

DEC Presenter

From creating new websites and social media campaigns, to producing VentureNEXT, the celebration of Central Ohio’s startups, Alicia’s enthusiasm and excitement about Rev1 clients shines through. With creativity and flair, Alicia shows the rest of Ohio and the country how our entrepreneurs are changing the world. She has a BA in Art History and an MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.

Dr Dana Winchester

Dr Dana Winchester

DEC Presenter

Dr. Dana Winchester is a 2001 graduate of Miami University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2004. Dr. Winchester founded The Winchester Institute of Chiropractic Health and Wellness in 2005.
Dr. Winchester is certified for the treatment of work-related and automobile injuries. She has post graduate training in nutritional counseling, women’s and pediatric health related conditions. Dr. Winchester is well known in the Columbus area for public speaking and health promotion. She has been featured on Fox news and published in newspapers and magazines.

May

Brian Pitzer

Brian Pitzer

DEC Presenter

Brian Pitzer is the Chief Evolution Officer at Evolve Growth. Evolve partners with organizations to provide short term ‘sales therapy’. Evolve goes through all the deep-rooted sales issues within your company and then fixes those issues, working with you. Brian is an expert at sales process and strategy and growing sales revenue dramatically by removing inefficiency and facilitating execution.

Dan Costello

Dan Costello

DEC Presenter

Dan’s career spans 35+ years working with many nationally known brands and companies. Dan applies these tried and true concepts to Small-to-Medium businesses looking to grow.

Kristy Campbell

Kristy Campbell

DEC Presenter

I've spent my 20+ year career working with – and within – tech startups to help them build their brand, grow revenue and scale.

Craig Howell

Craig Howell

DEC Presenter

Howell Associates provides tax, bookkeeping, accounting,QuickBooks and CFO services to individuals and small
businesses.

Greg Pugh

Greg Pugh

DEC Presenter

Passionate About:
*Technology Start ups
*Supporting Entrepreneurs
*Inititiating and managing change: ``The Zone of Perceived Instability``
*Enterprise Mobility
*Profitable sales
*International business and project management
*Public Speaking

April

Frederick Adenuga

Frederick Adenuga

DEC Presenter

Frederick Adenuga is the Public Engagement Coordinator for Trident Design. A Venture for America Fellow, Frederick graduated from Florida State University in 2015, and then moved to Columbus, OH to begin his fellowship supporting startups and small businesses in the areas of PR, Product Development, and Operations. More recently Frederick has graduated from the Next Level Discovery and Breakthrough Leadership Training Program and is currently a student in their VIP course. Additionally Frederick is currently crowdfunding his first product Sweat Seal.

Kary Oberbrunner

Kary Oberbrunner

DEC Presenter

I help people clarify who they are, why they're here, and where they're going so they can become a Soul on Fire and share their message with the world.

Bryan Driscoll

Bryan Driscoll

DEC Presenter

Bryan is passionate about putting together effective teams by ensuring clients hire the right talent and grow leadership skills. A former All American wrestler, Bryan still coaches high school athletes and works full time as a business consultant helping companies and individuals create winning strategies and resolve issues related to performance improvement.

Ryan Helon

Ryan Helon

DEC Presenter

Ryan manages our concept and seed investment funds. He works with Rev1 Venture Advisory teams and clients on due diligence, valuation, investment terms, closing, and portfolio management. Ryan serves on the Boards of multiple portfolio companies and on the Boards of Trustees of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and Columbus Montessori Education Center where he serves as Board President. Ryan holds a BS and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

March

Kwame Christian

Kwame Christian

DEC Presenter

Kwame Christian Esq., M.A is a lawyer who focuses on serving the needs of small businesses. He graduated from the top ranked dispute resolution program in the country and he was recognized by the American Bar Association for his success in regional and national negotiation competitions during law school. He also founded and operates a consulting firm that specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and professionals how to negotiate in the business world. Kwame is regularly invited to speak on the topic of negotiation.

Frederick Adenuga

Frederick Adenuga

DEC Presenter

Frederick Adenuga is the Public Engagement Coordinator for Trident Design. A Venture for America Fellow, Frederick graduated from Florida State University in 2015, and then moved to Columbus, OH to begin his fellowship supporting startups and small businesses in the areas of PR, Product Development, and Operations. More recently Frederick has graduated from the Next Level Discovery and Breakthrough Leadership Training Program and is currently a student in their VIP course. Additionally Frederick is currently crowdfunding his first product Sweat Seal.

Eileen Guan

Eileen Guan

DEC Presenter

Eileen Guan acts as a co founder and CEO of Billion, the world's first tournament-style crowdfunding platform. She graduated with a business and information systems degree and is beginning her career in product development. Not only does Eileen possess a strong sense of good UX and building a wholesome, beautiful product, she also has a huge passion for creating massive impact. She’s highly involved in her community in Columbus, Ohio through community organizing. In 2016 she became a Venture for America fellow, an organization that is focused on revitalizing America through entrepreneurship. She has spent the past two years working at small startups and currently is about to begin her first full time job at a 15-person startup. She plans to take her education, experience in product, and experience in scaling small companies towards building an organization that creates impacts for billions of people around the globe.

February

Alisha Nesline Shaw

Alisha Nesline Shaw

DEC Presenter

Alicia Nesline Shaw, attorney at Carlile, Patchen & Murphy, represents business entities in her corporate and employment law practices, as well as individuals and estates in the estate planning and administration process.

Tyler Abrams

Tyler Abrams

DEC Presenter

Tyler Abrams is a business strategist and advisor in the field of Human Capital Management at Sequent. He helps business owners increase productivity, reduce employment related liabilities and increase overall profitability by solving problems in the areas of Human Resources, Risk Management, Payroll Management and Benefits. As a former business manager in the Restaurant industry, Tyler has an understanding of the challenges that employers face on a day to day basis with respect to the management of the people side of their business.

Shaun Young

Shaun Young

DEC Presenter

Shaun is the CEO and founder of Ardina & Millenefits. Shaun received his Pharm.D. from the University of Pacific and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Olga Gerchik

Olga Gerchik

DEC Presenter

Classically trained leader recognized for directing, restructuring and improving areas of responsibility, which resulted in increased productivity and quality of operations. The subject-matter expertise in business, system and data analysis, as well as, extensive custom and packaged software development experience. Proven track of enabling efficient process and system solutions to meet major business needs. Strong problem-solving abilities combined with deep understanding of interdependencies of systems, processes and information. Facilitating effective business and system solutions across multiple industry verticals. Exposure to various aspects of project management has provided a strong foundation for successful accomplishment of project objectives.

January

Connie Chwan

Connie Chwan

DEC Presenter

Connie’s interactive style and real world insight make her presentations a must see event for growth-oriented entrepreneurs everywhere.

Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers

SBDC & DEC Presenter

Mike shares tips and techniques that he has used during the past 25 years of consulting to helps you get that million dollar idea back on track

Jason Dhir

Jason Dhir

DEC Presenter

Jason Dhir has been involved in the fitness/sports nutrition supplementation industry for 18 years. Following the motto that ‘You are only as strong as your weakest link’, Jason has a vast background in every facet of the industry.

Matt Veryser

Matt Veryser

DEC Presenter

Matt works with the earliest stage startups to help them validate (or disprove) market assumptions. He also specializes in saving client time and money by getting the right solution in front of the right customers.

2016

December

Karla Lewis

Karla Lewis

DEC Presenter

Sales & Leadership Coach at Southwestern Consulting - Helping Professionals Multiply Their Time and Their Income

Mary B Relotto

Mary B Relotto

DEC Presenter

Mission - to help women start and stay in business. Mary does this by helping members leverage the resources, connections and marketing needed to thrive and prosper in business.

Charles Hill

Charles Hill

DEC Presenter

Charles is a strong community builder with a passion for developing relationships and creating mutually beneficial partnership. Charles excels at helping entrepreneurs build great companies.

Tracy Teuscher

Tracy Teuscher

DEC Presenter

As an Accredited PR specialist with nearly 20 years of experience, Tracy is proud to have helped more than 40 brands prosper since 2005, and her work is award winning.

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