Andrew Sokolski: VP Whirley Drink Works
Andy is VP of Whirley Drink Works and a proven leader with great success in the manufacturing, sales, and marketing of consumer products. Andy has been instrumental in helping Whirley become the leading manufacturer and supplier of designed beverage cups in the USA with clients such as Disney, Six Flags, Royal Carribbean, 711, and more. He has the acumen to design and execute compelling sales and marketing strategies as well as programs that achieve optimum levels of operational efficiency and high-performing sales teams. Andy has proven success in environments from new business start-up to maturing an organization in sales and manufacturing. Specialties: Sales, Manufacturing, Operations, Strategic Planning, Program & Product Management..
Michael Centrella: Founder and Principal, Momentum Technology Partners (MTP)
Michael is a dynamic, results-oriented executive with numerous years experience in sales leadership, capital investment strategies, business and product development for retail, hardware, software, Internet and emerging technology firms (SaaS, Cloud, WAN, LAN, Wireless, Security, VDI). He is a strategic and tactical visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, judgment, and strong operational focus. He is a high-caliber presenter, negotiator and polished “closer.” Michael has a strong track record for delivering rapid results through partnership skills, alliance creation, strategic vision with consistent execution and board-level management.
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcentrella
Paul Barsa, Marketing Professional
Paul has over 15 years of sales, marketing and product management experience in both start up and mature companies. Highly accomplished marketing executive with broad leadership experience and a proven track record of developing successful B2B and B2C sales and marketing strategies. Paul is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ.
Jon LeClare: CEO, Harvest Growth
Harvest Growth founders ran OxiClean, Kaboom, Orange Glo, Nabisco, Kraft, Planters, Schick, and other $50MM+ brands before founding Harvest Group to help entrepreneurs take their products to market using DRTV (infomercials), TV shopping channels and mass retail outlets. Harvest Growth is a full-service firm working with clients ranging from first-time entrepreneurs to $200MM+ DRTV marketing firms. Specialties: Infomercial Production, Live TV Shopping, Mass Retail Distribution, Financial Pro Formas for Product Launches, Market Research (Surveys and Focus Groups), and Marketing/Brand Strategy. Retail channels include, Walmart, Target, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond and more.
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-laclare/1/40b/8aa